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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 03:43 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
Checking in again

Does anyone know the high-mileage record for the Versys? :deal

92,000 miles = 148,059 km
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 02:26 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
You are correct Sir!!! :deal

You are correct Sir!!! :deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 02:59 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
Shinko 705s

I'd have to go verify but I think that they are 130/80-17 and 150/70-17

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 03:57 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
I've been running 705's for, oh...the last 70K+...

I've been running 705's for, oh...the last 70K+ miles and never, not even once, had a problem.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-17-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
Uh Oh!!! If these motors are only rated for 25K...

Uh Oh!!! If these motors are only rated for 25K :deal I am lookin' for trouble really soon!!! :wink:


89,250 miles :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 10:10 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
Versys owner checkin' in again

Just checkin' in again. Poor "el Burro" is still running great.
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
So, here is the latest update on "el Burro" ...

So, here is the latest update on "el Burro" :deal

I have had many adventures with my old girl. She has been very faithfull. We've had a few ups and downs, but who hasn't? Like my first good...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2014, 12:42 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
I'm just gonna post this right here :deal ...

I'm just gonna post this right here :deal

It's NOT mine. But I have gone and looked at it. "Fantastic Bike" is all I can say. Only 1280 miles on it! I could get that many just wheeling it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
:norton Those "reflective stripes" are meant to...

:norton Those "reflective stripes" are meant to face to the rear.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2014, 09:42 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
I need to "Check In" again: ...

I need to "Check In" again:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10153741_10153988949330322_8843099114559317461_n.jpg

Both are 2008's the, umm...well seasoned one has...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2014, 10:01 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
Not an Old Girl OR an Old Motorcycle :deal

Not an Old Girl OR an Old Motorcycle :deal
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2014, 10:07 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
Yes, the Burro rides on. When the chain let go...

Yes, the Burro rides on. When the chain let go it broke off the fin around the drive sprocket and took out the "Oil Pipe" just in front of it. I replaced that pipe, new chain and sprockets, new...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2014, 07:33 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
JD, I gotta ask...Just how heavy is this version...

JD, I gotta ask...Just how heavy is this version gonna be once you get all that heavy gauge steel mounted to it? The brackets look Bad Ass, no doubt, but they have to be adding a lot of weight. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
If my bike is on a trailer or in the back of a...

If my bike is on a trailer or in the back of a truck it is being STOLEN!!! :deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
:huh OH MY !!! I have the same plugs that...

:huh OH MY !!!

I have the same plugs that were in it when I bought it ---65,000 miles ago!!! Same valves, same clutch, same voltage regulator, same fork seals, etc. Just RIDE!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-29-2013, 11:08 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
We need MOAR!!!

We need MOAR!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-19-2013, 01:25 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
Just over a month ago I posted this. After...

Just over a month ago I posted this. After getting home and cleaning things up I found that when the chain broke it took out an external oil pipe (located just in front of the sprocket, behind a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-12-2013, 11:15 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
JD ROCKS, good call on the ECU. I wouldn't have...

JD ROCKS, good call on the ECU. I wouldn't have thought of that. O am keeping an eye skinned for that Cop Motor. I really wanted this one to make it to 100K :cry
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-12-2013, 03:37 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
The chain broke and hit the case. I will have to...

The chain broke and hit the case. I will have to wait to get home from work to find out how extensive the damage is. Anyone have a Ninja 650 motor for sale near Boise ID? :evil


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-12-2013, 12:10 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
At approximately 0830 this morning my beloved...

At approximately 0830 this morning my beloved “Burro” passed on. She suffered massive hemorrhaging losing all vital internal fluids. There were no other injuries. No memorial service is scheduled...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2013, 11:35 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
I suspect that it is for DEMO purposes. I know I...

I suspect that it is for DEMO purposes. I know I would mount it Under the plastics.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2013, 10:34 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
Boy, I really like those! :clap Still wishing...

Boy, I really like those! :clap Still wishing for lower protection, but these look great.
http://www.dmvmoto.com/media/05/a20791613db83b1436a98d_l.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2013, 06:06 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
You know the Rules :deal We need PICS! ...

You know the Rules :deal We need PICS!

Let's see those DMV bars. I look on the website and didn't see any listed for the Versys
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2013, 11:15 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
JD of all people I figure YOU would know...why...

JD of all people I figure YOU would know...why wouldn't the Givi bars fit an early model if the frame mount points are the same?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2013, 07:02 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
I want to thank everyone for the SW-Motech...

I want to thank everyone for the SW-Motech endorsements. :deal

Does anyone know why the GIVI ones wouldn't fit if the frame is the same? :ear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2013, 10:56 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
I am looking for crash bars for my 08 Versys. (I...

I am looking for crash bars for my 08 Versys. (I know, too late. I already crashed it.)

There are lots of different styles out there. I've only seen two here in the US

SW-Motech and Hepco...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-04-2013, 08:33 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
I would have to ask "Is the owner still around to...

I would have to ask "Is the owner still around to sell it?" :eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-01-2013, 10:32 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
After. Desert Tan.

After. Desert Tan.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2013, 12:15 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
New Paint

I decided that if I couldn't do any mods to the bike I would just go for New Paint.



So I went from THIS ->...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2013, 09:49 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
But somehow that New Tiger left you with enough...

But somehow that New Tiger left you with enough free time to come post comments on the Versys Owners page. I would think that you would be over on Tiger Time ranting about how Grrrrrreeeeaat.... the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2013, 03:05 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
WOW!!! :clap I am so jealous! Your bike...

WOW!!! :clap I am so jealous! Your bike looks great :D !!! Lot's better than mine. I am at 72,599 and it looks like it was drug behind a truck for at least half of those miles. Sprockets...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2013, 08:08 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
I'm with you, JD. The only view I am particular...

I'm with you, JD. The only view I am particular about is the one from the saddle. (And I'm NOT too particular about that one.)

How the bike looks to others, well... if it attracts attention and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2012, 11:36 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
There was oil in there when I bought it. What...

There was oil in there when I bought it. What are you trying to say?
:wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2012, 09:14 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
Wait a minute there :huh There's a Service...

Wait a minute there :huh

There's a Service Schedule?
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/559648_10152233370270322_867613779_n.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-06-2012, 07:40 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
I had the same problem! I ended up taking it to...

I had the same problem! I ended up taking it to a friend that owns a X-Large air compressor and an impact wrench. We hit approx 100ft lbs of torque before that thing came loose :huh

Good luck
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-23-2012, 09:29 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
That milage is not too high! And it sounds like...

That milage is not too high! And it sounds like it still looks pretty good. Mine has 65,300 miles and looks like hell. I would buy it all over again.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 04:23 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
My Versys! From Purchase to Now

Here is my '08 purchased in Junction City Kansas
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/13853_336270390321_2138715_n.jpg

It had 20K on the odometer. We decided to move from Kansas to Idaho...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-27-2012, 11:25 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
FANTASTIC!!! I am just shy of 65K right now and...

FANTASTIC!!! I am just shy of 65K right now and still on the original stator. But the big difference is that my bike looks like it has been drug behind a truck for a bunch of those miles!!! :lol3...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-10-2012, 10:07 AM
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Posted By rlbowers03
OK, so who can shed some light on this beak???

https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/168825_454934317870463_475038026_n.jpg


Found on this facebook page. Lets hear it. What is this and where does it come from?
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2012, 03:00 PM
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Posted By rlbowers03
MOTO GUZZI :D Going Out of Business since...

MOTO GUZZI :D

Going Out of Business since 1921
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