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Didn't do much for a while to my 2015 ABS model I purchased as a new leftover last May 'cuz it was splitting riding time with my '03 ZR-7S, but now that the ZR has moved on, I've set about setting up the Versys to my needs: Givi E-22 cases on SW-Motech carriers, SW-M luggage rack, SW-Mo Ion quick-disconnect tank bag, Puig touring screen, Givi hand guards, Motowerk mirror extenders (everyone needs these!), battery tender pigtail, decalectomy, BMW hand grips, Denali Soundbomb horn (re-positioned inboard), removed the reflectors on the fork lowers, and I re-adjusted the TPS to improve throttle response. I had a Givi mount plate and V-47 top case for a while, but recently ditched them in favor of the side case and luggage rack instead. I have Motowerk highway peg mounts and a Booster Plug waiting to be installed, and a Motowerk sidestand foot on order. Oh yeah, I also have a Throttle Tamer on hand, but I want to see how well (or if) the Booster Plug works first. I'm stupid, so I've used the warmer days so far this Winter to accessorize the bike, and ride on the colder days -- I don't mind riding in the cold, but as I get older I'm really hating working in a cold garage. :)



 
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Looking good. Unless you only ride in the boonies during the day you might want to consider more lighting on the bike. The more likely people will see you rendering the horn unnecessary.
Skenedesign LEDs front and rear go a long way towards making you more conspicuous.
Mondolights mm10 LED spots mounted low really help illuminate road debris, and make traffic think aboutwhat they are seeing that doesn't look like a car with one headlight blown.
 
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Although not a fan of the look of hard bags, those look really nice on your bike. They follow the lines very well.
 
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Thanks guys. I'll probably do some sort of flashing or pulsating brake lights -- had them on my ZR -- may also consider aux lighting up front. No GPS on this one yet, either, tho I may try using a cheap waterproof Kyocera phone instead; I don't really use GPS for navigation, just as a scrolling map and trip computer. I also put swingarm spools on the other day, but the Pit Bull stand I bought won't work because the fender is too long, so I'm exchanging it for one that Pit Bull says should work (and updating their fitment chart). This is my first street bike that doesn't have a center stand, so I'm slowly learning how to deal without one.
 

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Got spoiled with it on the ZR7, and didn't even know it. Curious the designers wouldn't include, or at least have one available, as a option/aftermarket option. Do ANY new Kawasaki bikes have them anymore? (BTW, I really liked my throttle tamer on my F.I. V-Star. It took away ALL the jerk/on/off feel in the throttle after installed and made control super smooth) You planning on adding any "extra" of that nice green color on your bike, like to the wheels, chin, etc.?
 
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Thanks guys. I'll probably do some sort of flashing or pulsating brake lights -- had them on my ZR -- may also consider aux lighting up front. No GPS on this one yet, either, tho I may try using a cheap waterproof Kyocera phone instead; I don't really use GPS for navigation, just as a scrolling map and trip computer. I also put swingarm spools on the other day, but the Pit Bull stand I bought won't work because the fender is too long, so I'm exchanging it for one that Pit Bull says should work (and updating their fitment chart). This is my first street bike that doesn't have a center stand, so I'm slowly learning how to deal without one.
If you don't want to spend the $$ one LED lights for the front such as Denali's or Clearwater Lights, these are Denali D1 knockoffs. About 900 lumens each as I recall.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VL4HA98/ref=twister_B01I1IH9GA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Some folks do a pair of spots or floods while others will order 1 of each (one spot one one side and one flood on the ditch side) for the best of both worlds.

You can likely find them cheaper if you look around and they come in round too if square isn't for you.

I bought a set of each of these.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01IT79VRI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01CL8XRVM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I found the 3x3 lights very large looking for my 7s vs the 2x2 ones.
 

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Got spoiled with it on the ZR7, and didn't even know it. Curious the designers wouldn't include, or at least have one available, as a option/aftermarket option. Do ANY new Kawasaki bikes have them anymore?
Yeah, for whatever reason all my prior bikes have had center stands -- I think every bike should have them. There are two aftermarket stands for the Versys 650, but one interferes with the side stand and looks like it may be coming off the market, and with the other one the chain barely clears the left-side mount bracket -- I tried to install that one, but when I saw the lack of clearance I decided against it. Both stands weight a ton and a half, too.
 
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