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Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Bart1
+1 on the valves, half of mine were a bit tight...

+1 on the valves, half of mine were a bit tight at 15K too
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-23-2014, 01:11 PM
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Views: 579,310
Posted By Bart1
Would be interested to know what valving changes...

Would be interested to know what valving changes he made,
ie more or less rebound etc....
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 70,716
Posted By Bart1
Great RR Gliga, very inspiring, thankyou. ...

Great RR Gliga, very inspiring, thankyou.





I also hope to go there in May/June on my way round the Black Sea too, will be on a modified silver Versys with Uk plates.

Bon Voyage to...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,549
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Posted By Bart1
Nice build, what did you do to the forks ?

Nice build, what did you do to the forks ?
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6,549
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Posted By Bart1
Well not sure yet but probabily the Balkans, may...

Well not sure yet but probabily the Balkans, may just do a loop around there or at the bottom turn west and get a ferry to Italy and then back up to the Alps or turn East through Turkey and round the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-10-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,466
Posted By Bart1
Coming along nicely :clap You have mail.....

Coming along nicely :clap

You have mail.....
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2014, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Bart1
Cheers for the comments guys, it looks even...

Cheers for the comments guys, it looks even better in the flesh.

When this came up for sale I already had a V which I had done a few mods to like the 19" front wheel, R1 shock and extended fork...
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 1,430,614
Posted By Bart1
I have one, but did not do it myself. ...

I have one, but did not do it myself.

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af261/Bartxt/UVersys_zps113cc4e6.jpg (http://s1014.photobucket.com/user/Bartxt/media/UVersys_zps113cc4e6.jpg.html)

A...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-26-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,466
Posted By Bart1
It sounds like you need to set the sag first and...

It sounds like you need to set the sag first and then start on the damping.

I reduced the shim size in my compression valves here
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,649
Posted By Bart1
Ok thanks

Ok thanks
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-21-2013, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Bart1
A quick Ebay search shows it looks like a 2011 on...

A quick Ebay search shows it looks like a 2011 on er6 pan....If it works this would be brill, a great find JD.
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,649
Posted By Bart1
Great RR guys, thanks for taking the time to...

Great RR guys, thanks for taking the time to share.

This may be a stupid question but I am thinking of going to this part of the world next spring from the UK and was wondering about insurance as...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,466
Posted By Bart1
No worries at all, I am in West Wales almost by...

No worries at all, I am in West Wales almost by the sea, a good hour past Swansea.

Great write up, maybe it will inspire more people to do this. :clap

Would I be right in thinking that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-18-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,466
Posted By Bart1
That was me, but I only live in Wales. I...

That was me, but I only live in Wales.

I really like what you have done here, the same thought about using a cartridge from another bike occured to me but I had nothing lying around so just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,466
Posted By Bart1
Making good progress there. Re the top...

Making good progress there.

Re the top shock mount, would it be possible to rotate the top of the shock 90deg and therefore be able to reduce the extension a bit. Ir if you have very long legs...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,466
Posted By Bart1
Not heard of a XTZ wheel in a V, sounds...

Not heard of a XTZ wheel in a V, sounds interesting.

I was lucky to get a good deal on my V and am looking forward to doing a trip on it next year, planning....planning...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 45,145
Posted By Bart1
I live in Wales, the UK one, own a Versys and...

I live in Wales, the UK one, own a Versys and have looked at the KLE500 many times, has anyone thougth of fitting a Versys engine into a KLE500 frame for a bit more power ??
The V engine looks...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,466
Posted By Bart1
A guy over here basicaly built a Adventure Versys...

A guy over here basicaly built a Adventure Versys as someone did in the States, he spent loads on it, more than the bikes value but then had a job offer in the States so had to sell.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-12-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,466
Posted By Bart1
Will be watching this with interest, how about a...

Will be watching this with interest, how about a Triumph 955 front wheel, 19" twin disc.....

I did a Versys fork extension on mine last year, they were extened about 30mm but the stock springs...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-18-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 42,373
Posted By Bart1
Have just looked up the Ohlins spec sheet and...

Have just looked up the Ohlins spec sheet and they use a 130 N/mm (13.5kg/mm) spring for a XV1700 but this may not be the same as what Yamaha use as standard. I do not understand the bigger piston...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 42,373
Posted By Bart1
Wow, 190 N/mm, that is very interesting, it is...

Wow, 190 N/mm, that is very interesting, it is more than standard.

I must admit I am about the same weight as you but have a 136N/mm spring (13.8kg/mm) and have always felt it is too soft,(the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 42,373
Posted By Bart1
Your bike is looking fantastic, well done. ...

Your bike is looking fantastic, well done.

Your new shock looks the bees knees, what made you decide to change from the R1 shock, also what is the new shocks stroke and spring rate ??
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 42,373
Posted By Bart1
Great looking bike, good job. It is...

Great looking bike, good job.

It is possible to get a bit more travel out of the V forks by moving the compreession valve into a new bit of tubing. I added 37mm but you need new springs as the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-08-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 42,373
Posted By Bart1
Looking forward to reports on the dust eating !!!!

Looking forward to reports on the dust eating !!!!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-08-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 42,373
Posted By Bart1
Great build and the vid was excellent. :clap ...

Great build and the vid was excellent. :clap

I have a V and have done the DL wheel swap but not the DRZ forks yet.....but was wondering how your V was to ride compared to your friends XT660Z in...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 24,866
Posted By Bart1
With all these KLR's being fitted with a Versys...

With all these KLR's being fitted with a Versys engine I was thinking of a Versys engine in the KLE500 frame, it should be a easier swap than the KLR.........
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 1,430,614
Posted By Bart1
Hi, They are Fullbore M40's, not tried them...

Hi, They are Fullbore M40's, not tried them before but feel OK so far. I ran the front with an old rear Roadsmart for a while and it was great, the new back has only just gone on. I think they are a...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2012, 01:51 PM
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Views: 1,430,614
Posted By Bart1
Thats good to know, Cheers

Thats good to know,

Cheers
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2012, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Bart1
That crossed my mind as well, but will have to...

That crossed my mind as well, but will have to rely on the over temperature light, have been checking the temps for Marrakech for the last week and it seems to be in the mid twenties, so not too hot...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 1,430,614
Posted By Bart1
Thanks, yea, really looking forward to some of...

Thanks, yea, really looking forward to some of the trails and seeing how the extened suspension/wheel combo works.
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2012, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Bart1
Hi Kajj, Will be on the road for 3 weeks...

Hi Kajj,

Will be on the road for 3 weeks and 3 days and expecting to do around 4K (miles).

Have tried the wheel/fork combo and have to report it works very well, the steering is a little...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 1,430,614
Posted By Bart1
Morocco Bound

Just checking in, as the title says am off to Morocco Saturday, here are a few snaps

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af261/Bartxt/ADVersys001.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 1,430,614
Posted By Bart1
Thanks guys, should get the 19" back on soon and...

Thanks guys, should get the 19" back on soon and the matching rear tyre too and will post again.

This photo was taken a short while ago and is with the 19" on, standad rear tyre and my first...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 1,430,614
Posted By Bart1
Hi, have been lurking around here and done the...

Hi, have been lurking around here and done the odd post and thought I would post my latest mod to the V about extending the fork travel.

Full thread is here...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-24-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 42,373
Posted By Bart1
It is a few mm longer, but has more travel, the...

It is a few mm longer, but has more travel, the spring needs changing and the holes need boring out.

Lots of info here http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4958
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-23-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 42,373
Posted By Bart1
Good work, it is pleasing to see someone on this...

Good work, it is pleasing to see someone on this side of the pond doing a few mods.

I have been busy over the winter too and have also done the 19" wheel conversion etc
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-22-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,150
Posted By Bart1
I have just done a extended fork thread here ...

I have just done a extended fork thread here

http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,11873.75.html

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18133

Managed to add 30mm of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-22-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,927
Views: 579,310
Posted By Bart1
Hi, I have been following your project for some...

Hi, I have been following your project for some time, what a great job, and as I have a DRZ and a Versys it is very tempting, but I would be interested in your thoughts on the brakes now you have a...
Forum: Europe 05-18-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 16,060
Posted By Bart1
Top class vids, the gorge we named Death Valley...

Top class vids, the gorge we named Death Valley looks fantastic and captures the flovour of that section really well. :clap
Forum: Europe 05-13-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 16,060
Posted By Bart1
Great report Windy, glad glad man and machine...

Great report Windy, glad glad man and machine made it home in ONE piece, Pembroke will be gutted!!

A Big Thankyou to all who organized this trip, an excellent job well...
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