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Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,120
Posted By Ednukey
No jewel encrusted gear here. I ride a...

No jewel encrusted gear here.

I ride a borderline rat-bike versys; and no 'fancy' shit. I was a college student (in my thirties) and then a recently finished college student when I experienced...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,120
Posted By Ednukey
I had a bag with all my clothes and most of my...

I had a bag with all my clothes and most of my camping gear, stolen in Tok, in the summer of 2010, during a 41 day motorbike trip. I had a waterproof gear bag wrapped with a cable, kinda like you...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-23-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
Reference this:...

Reference this: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20753972&postcount=396

The spacers you mention in your later post work great, and visually - you barely notice them. I've used them with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 101,629
Posted By Ednukey
I can confirm all this. I called Cannon last...

I can confirm all this. I called Cannon last winter about and R1 shock spring and they quoted me $160+. So I said no thank you.

After more research, I ended-up ordering a Hyperco spring from HRP....
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Ednukey
I lived off of a Kawi Versys for just under six...

I lived off of a Kawi Versys for just under six months last year. It would also be my recommendation to you, based on your criteria.

I've ridden mine on a bunch of the 'big deal' gravel roads in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-23-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
Yeah, I'm still down in the Dangle. It's more...

Yeah, I'm still down in the Dangle. It's more under the oak tree, though.

There are alot of what I think of as 'internet experts' when it comes to alot of that stuff. I noticed there's a post in...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,437,035
Posted By Ednukey
3-Way Adjustable Elka Shock for sale

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18421

You can pm me on either forum if have interest. Thanks.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-21-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
I ridden over 30k miles with the 130/80 front...

I ridden over 30k miles with the 130/80 front tire set-up. I think it offers a significant improvement in handling and stability on rough and sloppy surfaces over the stock 17" tire size.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,667
Posted By Ednukey
I'm a little late to the party on this, but for...

I'm a little late to the party on this, but for the benefit of anyone else with a similar question about WPS chains...

Your decision to not use the chain was probably a wise one.

I have had...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By Ednukey
I have used brush-on bedliner on plastic givi...

I have used brush-on bedliner on plastic givi bags on my Versys. It's pretty durable once it fully cures. However, most of the stuff available off-the-shelf is not very resistant to gasoline if it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
I had to replace my stock bars on my V mid-trip...

I had to replace my stock bars on my V mid-trip this past summer, after bending them during a crash on the Dempster. I did a little internet research and chose the pro-taper ATV Highs.

I have...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-10-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
PM sent -- finally.

PM sent -- finally.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-09-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
You can have both side plastics from my bike, for...

You can have both side plastics from my bike, for the cost of shipping, if you can wait until Dec.

I'd pay for the shipping myself, but I am operating on extreme budget mode -- trying to extend...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,437,035
Posted By Ednukey
I'll get back to you in the future -- I'm...

I'll get back to you in the future -- I'm currently on the road.

The simple answer is I cut the fairing, cut brackets off the frame, cut brackets off the tank, cut a bracket off the headlight...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,437,035
Posted By Ednukey
Vrambler Travels

I am curious, can anyone confirm if this is the first V to make it to Yellowknife, NWT?

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=33a54e246d9d09cb1
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-27-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
Thanks for the tips. I'll be heading out of...

Thanks for the tips. I'll be heading out of Yellowknife later today. I'll update you on the road when I get to Whitehorse. It's looking to be a mixture of rain and clouds the next few days in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-25-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
Greetings from Yellowknife! I wonder if I'm the...

Greetings from Yellowknife! I wonder if I'm the first V to make it here. As you can tell from the SPOT, I took your advice on Ft Smith.

When are you hitting the road?

I'll be kicking around...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
Can't believe I forgot about the size of Dawson...

Can't believe I forgot about the size of Dawson Creek, on the way....I've spent a couple of hours this morning in a McD's drying-out myself and my riding gear, after getting completely soaked last...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
Greetings from Prince George, BC -- last wifi...

Greetings from Prince George, BC -- last wifi until Yellowknife, or beyond -- gotta love that about McD. Up here you get a coffee, muffin and wifi for ~1.50.

I'll be heading over to fill up the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-19-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
Mini Hijack

Hah, nah, those hooks aren't accompanying the bladder. They were just gathered with it while I was messing around with securing options. I won't settle on a final set-up until I fill it -- which...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,437,035
Posted By Ednukey
Kawasaki KLEV650: The Vrambler

I think of her as a Versys Scrambler, hence the Vrambler. I previously installed the high front fender and the larger front tire for a trip through Canuckistan and Alaska last summer. That trip...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-23-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
Hah! May I go so far as to say great minds...

Hah!

May I go so far as to say great minds think alike? Those AUS made bladders were waaaay too much coin -- for me.

I'll give you a report once it starts getting used, which will be somewhere...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By Ednukey
You live in a pretty central portion of the lower...

You live in a pretty central portion of the lower 48, so dependent on the amount of vacation time you are usually able to get (2 weeks?), it may be better to save a lower 48 circumnavigation for the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By Ednukey
Absolutely

I only had 6k miles of riding experience before heading-out on a 12.5k mile trip across the US, Canuckistan, around AK (including a run to Prudhoe Bay), and back home, last summer.

Along the lines...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 53,226
Posted By Ednukey
I was wondering the same thing myself. This...

I was wondering the same thing myself.

This is what I found: http://www.turtlepac.com/products/collapsible-jerry-can-fuel-tanks.html

Me likee.
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,437,035
Posted By Ednukey
http://www.versyscenterstand.com/ Made by a...

http://www.versyscenterstand.com/

Made by a member over on http://www.kawasakiversys.com/
Forum: Americas 02-12-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,984
Posted By Ednukey
It really comes down to your personality type....

It really comes down to your personality type. Some folks like to have their trip planned to the nth mile. In fact, some seem to enjoy the planning phase equally or more so than the actual trip. Some...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,168
Posted By Ednukey
Actually, no... I have camped many times in...

Actually, no...

I have camped many times in high winds. If it is windy, but dry (and I'm not concerned about the aforementioned bugs/critters), I'm not using the tent anyways, so it's not an...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,168
Posted By Ednukey
I tend to travel very low-dough and I do alot of...

I tend to travel very low-dough and I do alot of stealth camping. Whether on bike trips or hiking, I usually only use a tent/shelter when it is/will be raining, or if I'll be in an area in which I am...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-10-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
jdrocks- FWIW, here's a little more context...

jdrocks-

FWIW, here's a little more context and "analysis."

The largest component of the flexing seemed to be torsional, resulting from lateral oscillations during periods of suspension...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-22-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,503
Posted By Ednukey
Radiator?

Howdy jdrocks,

I'm curious, what ninja model year is radiator you plan on using? Or, are you planning on using a V rad?

I believe it was 2009 that they essentially put the V radiator into the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 50,210
Posted By Ednukey
Thumb Hah, glad to know I'm not the only one that does...

Hah, glad to know I'm not the only one that does this when traveling in civilization. Reading about your "Renegade Camping" - I call it "Stealth Camping" (though, I am often not that stealthy about...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 82,147
Posted By Ednukey
HEL makes a dual line kit for the V, that fits...

HEL makes a dual line kit for the V, that fits very well, for just over $100, shipped. I have thew HELs on my bike and have been very happy with them.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 82,147
Posted By Ednukey
Incorrect statement.I purposefully chose to go...

Incorrect statement.I purposefully chose to go with a high fender (supermoto style) vice a slightly raised stock fender on my V to run 130/80/17 tires.

I've got 14K miles on it now, 12.5k from a...
Forum: Alaska 08-02-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Ednukey
Geart Stolen in Tok, AK 07/29/2010

Howdy Alaskans. So, during my second day in your fine state I had ~$1500 of gear stolen off my bike in Tok, AK, while sleeping <50ft away. Tok wasn't even a planned stop, but I arrived in the night...
Forum: Alaska 08-02-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,929
Posted By Ednukey
Be Careful if You're Passing Through Tok, AK!

I had ~$1500 Gear Stolen 07/29/2010 in TOK, AK.

So, if you're passing through Tok, AK, don't leave anything on your bike. I was sleeping <50ft from my bike and had my gear bag with all my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,442
Posted By Ednukey
JeffinTD - Great pics of the equipment up there...

JeffinTD - Great pics of the equipment up there by the Beaufort - really cool stuff. I'm heading off to Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay and other parts of AK in a couple of days myself.

BTW, I used to like...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 222,604
Posted By Ednukey
-BENRON I believe you and I are on the same...

-BENRON
I believe you and I are on the same page and saying the same thing. I was just attempting to expand upon what you were saying, but did so very poorly since my language wasn't consistent with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-22-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 222,604
Posted By Ednukey
Regarding mounting a skidplate to an oil pan,...

Regarding mounting a skidplate to an oil pan, vice a frame or subframe.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6248

Something like the above is always a possible result....
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