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Offline Gunny

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Tail tidy and rear splashguard mkII
on: February 15, 2020, 08:03:26 AM
Been a while since I posted .... work, family, you all know how it goes right?
Still riding my 2015 orange V1 and still loving it.
Did some mods lately and wanted to share my results with you guys.
First I removed the tail piece that holds the license plate and installed a tail tidy from R&G Racing.
Put the reflector on with a small bracket I had laying around.
Bought a splashguard from the guy that made these for the versys1000 over in the Tsjech Republic.
I know some don't like the look, but that's personal taste...for me it gives a fatter look from behind.
Only thing is, it seems to me that the rear wheel is not in line with the front wheel cuz the splashguard is deadcentered and the rear wheel looks like its more to the right.
Am I blind or wrong?
Don't know, what do you guys think?
I could bend the brackets but don't feel much for that as a solution.
So,if anybody can give me any info, tips,advice on the rear wheel, I'm all ears
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Re: Tail tidy and rear splashguard mkII
Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 09:38:39 AM
Gunny

I have the same rear tail splash guard fitted and experienced the same problem however it is easily solved

Note the rear wheel is not offset on the centre line of the bike.
It is the arms of the swingarm that are not symmetrical about the centre line of the bike.
The left hand arm is offset further from the centre line due to the chain and sprocket drive positioning

Therefore due to the universal fit of this rear splash guard some tweaking (ie slight bending) of the metal plates is necessary  :028:
The seller advised me of this  :015:



In this picture mine is still not exactly on the rear wheel centre line but i have "tweaked" it further since then  :008:
Last Edit: February 15, 2020, 09:43:48 AM by TowerMan
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Re: Tail tidy and rear splashguard mkII
Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 01:36:52 PM
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Re: Tail tidy and rear splashguard mkII
Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 05:51:44 PM
The splash guard ...how effective is it ....Thank you

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Re: Tail tidy and rear splashguard mkII
Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 06:55:31 PM
Great looking setup guys! A couple of newbie questions....

What is the difference in the water spray effect when the Tail Tidy replaces the stock set up? Does it make it advisable to install a splashguard to control the spray after the Tail Tidy?

I think they both look cool. On my wishlist of Mods now. Trying to pick your brains if anything changes 'spray-wise' when the Tail Tidy is installed, and if the splashguard is then a necessity to fix that seeing as both of you have one installed. :notsure:

Last Edit: February 15, 2020, 06:58:43 PM by TQ_PDX

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Re: Tail tidy and rear splashguard mkII
Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 05:01:07 PM
big thank you Towerman for the tip.
gonna try that asap.
just one question, can the brackets stay on while being gently bent or do I take them of?

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Re: Tail tidy and rear splashguard mkII
Reply #6 on: February 16, 2020, 05:46:16 PM
*Originally Posted by Gunny [+]
big thank you Towerman for the tip.
gonna try that asap.
just one question, can the brackets stay on while being gently bent or do I take them of?
I bent them whist still on the bike  :031:
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Re: Tail tidy and rear splashguard mkII
Reply #7 on: February 16, 2020, 06:11:31 PM
great thx

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Re: Tail tidy and rear splashguard mkII
Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 06:13:46 PM
*Originally Posted by TQ_PDX [+]
Great looking setup guys! A couple of newbie questions....

What is the difference in the water spray effect when the Tail Tidy replaces the stock set up? Does it make it advisable to install a splashguard to control the spray after the Tail Tidy?

I think they both look cool. On my wishlist of Mods now. Trying to pick your brains if anything changes 'spray-wise' when the Tail Tidy is installed, and if the splashguard is then a necessity to fix that seeing as both of you have one installed. :notsure:
with only the tail tidy ths spray is more but not that much.
the topbox takes some more water and dirt but not to a point where it is too much.
with the splashguard on now, don't know cuz haven't ridden in wet conditions yet, sorry

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Re: Tail tidy and rear splashguard mkII
Reply #9 on: February 16, 2020, 07:34:34 PM
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