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Old 08-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #1610
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Originally Posted by jdrocks View Post
if you want a bike similar to the V649 build, then you're looking for a Versys project bike for a very good price. the DRZ forks are an easy swap into the Versys clamps, then add an R1 shock/custom spring, put together a 17/19 wheel set with a brake solution and front fender, and you're riding a capable DS type bike. you can keep as much as you want of the stock lighting, or go naked with some other concept. 5 gallon Versys tank, better OEM seat, better footrest position. the work is all very well documented and easy to do.

if you're building a bike with a lot of custom features, then you're just looking for a cheap Versys or Ninja with a lot of OEM parts you can sell to offset the cost of purchasing the parts you intend to use.
Thanks JD.....I found and have been reading your other ADV articles and also the one on Versys forum....phew!

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