Author Topic: Summary of the mods to my 2017  (Read 534 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Dannyboy1949

  • Versys Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 125
  • Bike: 2017 Versys 1000
  • City / Town: Medford, Oregon
  • Country: us
Summary of the mods to my 2017
on: October 29, 2019, 01:40:46 AM
Holeshot Touring handle bars: LOVE 'em...eliminated sleepy hands and painful shoulders. Worth the $

LED headlight bulbs (Beamtec): LOVE 'em...huge improvement over halogens

Cheap LED running lights: LIKE 'em...wired them with a PWM so they have a dim and bright circuits

Puig Touring windshield: LIKE it a lot: does the job nicely.  I'm 5' 10"

DIY mod to seat: Helped, but now after two riding seasons I've ordered a Terry Adcox seat and hope to do a ton of riding next year.

Left hand twist throttle: Works as hoped to allow my right hand the rest it needs on medium to long rides. This is in addition to the factory throttle. Not for everyone, but great for me. An $800 electronic cruise control was not in the budget...and for me the best alternative.

SuperBright LEDs: LOVE 'em...Added to the rear to enhance brake light awareness. Could be a life saver.

Seat heater: LOVE it

Grip Heaters: LOVE 'em

Volt meter: Liked it until it quit working...will replace it.

Dual USB ports for charging or running devices: Like 'em...very handy

Small top box: Pelican-type, serves a small catchall glove box...extremely handy

Small cargo trailer: Custom built along with axle-mounted hitch. Fantastic for trips. No effect on handling and minimal effect on braking.

90 degree tire stems: LOVE 'em...Necessary for convenient air pressure checks.

WORKING ON: Thermoelectric cooling unit for water-cooled vest.





I used to do self deprecating humor, but I wasn't very good at it.

Offline Claude

  • Versys Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 353
  • City / Town: Victoriaville Quebec
  • Country: ca
Re: Summary of the mods to my 2017
Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 02:02:30 AM
*Originally Posted by Dannyboy1949 [+]
Small cargo trailer: Custom built along with axle-mounted hitch. Fantastic for trips. No effect on handling and minimal effect on braking.
Would you mind please to share pictures of your trailer and, particularly, the hitch on your bike and how it have been mounted? Thanks!

Offline rather-ride

  • Versys Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • City / Town: Thunder Bay
  • Country: ca
Re: Summary of the mods to my 2017
Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 12:40:51 AM
I have a trailer from   www.thirdwheeltiailers.com and pulled behind my C14 for 5 years, Juan in in London Ontario....check him out

Offline Claude

  • Versys Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 353
  • City / Town: Victoriaville Quebec
  • Country: ca
Re: Summary of the mods to my 2017
Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 01:38:56 AM
*Originally Posted by rather-ride [+]
I have a trailer from   www.thirdwheeltiailers.com and pulled behind my C14 for 5 years, Juan in in London Ontario....check him out
Your link is wrong. Tiailer instead of trailer.

Offline sweatmachine

  • Versys Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 76
  • Bike: 2017 Versys 1000 LT
  • City / Town: austin, tx
  • Country: us
Re: Summary of the mods to my 2017
Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 10:35:13 PM
*Originally Posted by Dannyboy1949 [+]

LED headlight bulbs (Beamtec): LOVE 'em...huge improvement over halogens


Mind sharing part numbers and how the process of installation was?  Did you just swap the bulbs, or is there more to it?  Did this require removal of the front fairing, or did you finagle them in?

I've added a Denali D4 kit, so I'm not really hurting for lumens at the moment but more light is a good thing!  Thanks