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Old 05-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #1471
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #1472
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Sweet looking bike. Everytime I see it I .
thanks, word has it that this bike has been to some of those places that a certain Russell Day Long seat equipped GS wants to go.

...the V649HP ain't called a gravel runner fur nothin'.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #1473
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my radiator guard is a standoff design, the theory being that it better protects the radiator if hit with something big, but also it tends to stop the mud in front of the face of the radiator. once mud starts accumulating on the core, the buildup accelerates.
Interesting observation, would a louver style guard maybe direct the mud away from the radiator? Something for me to ponder while I wander.

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Old 05-08-2012, 06:12 PM   #1474
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Interesting observation, would a louver style guard maybe direct the mud away from the radiator? Something for me to ponder while I wander.

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i thought about louvers, but it's a tricky little design problem. you need to have a good size free area for air flow, but not a guard surface that will collect even more mud. the louvers would also prevent an easy flush of the core, something you might have to do on the side of the road.

i did want the guard fabbed from heavy enough material to resist impact from a good size rock, road debris, or whatever. that's where a screen mounted against the face of the radiator just won't cut it. my guard is 3mm anodized aluminum plate with a 15mm standoff mounting system. so far, so good in some rough conditions.


how's everything out Montana way...besides roping, herding, branding, rodeos...ya know, all that cowboy stuff?
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #1475
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I'm trying not to hack out a lung, while keeping all the balls in the air so I can head to Moab in about 3 weeks. On the whole not bad, had some rain which cheered everyone up, no flooding. Lots of oil plays keeping folks jumping. Natural gas is so cheep you can't give it away which is a problem for the corperate heads, and pink slips are in the making to keep the budgets balanced, hopefully this will just be a small adjustment. Some folks in DC need to get their heads out of thier asses... Anyway, its tolerable out here, just got to remind myself to stick my head out of the trenches once in awhile to enjoy the beauty.

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:42 AM   #1476
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...keeping all the balls in the air so I can head to Moab in about 3 weeks...
hey, nice change of scenery.

a branch of my family has mineral rights on a half section in eastern montana since 1935. it sits on one of the active formations according to the brief investigation i did years back. i doubt anyone has gone by that property for 60 years or more to see if anything is going on there, could be a dozen well heads for all they know.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:18 AM   #1477
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hi gang ,and other versys off are born !!!! , and a good parts for sale for remove 17 in front wheel and put 21 in ,


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Old 05-21-2012, 11:15 AM   #1478
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hi gang ,and other versys off are born !!!! , and a good parts for sale for remove 17 in front wheel and put 21 in ,


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i think ya got it figured out. is that a DRZ400 hub on the rear, or did you find a cush hub this time?
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #1479
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i think ya got it figured out. is that a DRZ400 hub on the rear, or did you find a cush hub this time?
i use a warp9, 5.25x17 super motard wheel the sproket is bolted direct with adaptor on the heart of whell is more easy for fit and more direct anser to trottle ,same at a dirt bike

firts test 500 km on atv trail ,bike run good and only little bit front susp. are smoot after small ajust is very ok

warp 9 is very good rim ,the owner kick rear wheel on a stone (10 in !!) and the tire are cut on the side ,cut heavy duty tube (a v cut 1 in longer) and no domage on rim ,





after repair on trail i broke my left peg after a jump :( ,repair with 1 1/4 in dia of hood and fix with ty rap and tridon tube collard 8 hrs of trip at 28 deg c !! very hot weather to run today go to pool 34 deg c .......no good to my





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Old 05-22-2012, 05:41 AM   #1480
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...34 deg c...

it's probably good that you guys have some snow, otherwise the bikes wouldn't make it through a season. after all that snow and cold, now it's too hot, c'mon man. no leaves on the trees, still spring up there.

interesting trail fix on the footrest mount. time to fab some steel mounts, you need some Fastways too.

i've hit lots of rocks, but never cut a tire like that. i used to carry tubes, but quit...now i better rethink that again. i do carry an adjustable shop fabbed trail stand, very handy to have along.

i like being able to mount your fuel cans on the pannier racks, looks like about 12L. consider an aluminum enclosure for the cans in case you flop the bike.

so you built bike #3, what's next?
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:43 AM   #1481
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Those Versys,s looks awesome

Could you please post some more pictures of them?
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:16 PM   #1482
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Those Versys,s looks awesome

Could you please post some more pictures of them?
built up...

side case









front fender





next step a kit 17 in for high way use



firts kit 21 in with warp9 rim and 1 stock disk breake ,for sale 500$ can for kit for up fender, rim adaptor for fix rotor,



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Old 05-23-2012, 05:58 AM   #1483
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built up...
how many Versys bikes are there in Quebec, it looks like most have been through your shop.

some great work there. i'd still like to see a price on the DRZ400S forks to Versys clamp adapters, all four pieces.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:54 AM   #1484
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Nice work Marguyo Did the foot peg or foot peg mount break. The mounts looks pretty weak.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:48 AM   #1485
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Nice work Marguyo Did the foot peg or foot peg mount break. The mounts looks pretty weak.

from the photo, the mount broke. might have to do the ktmklx fix. mine's been down a dozen times, just lucky, would be real bad news to have it break when standing on it.


so 2fast, when are you going to get that 19 or 21 on the front so ya can really be too fast. with your suspension and the right wheel/tire combo, you might be surprised at what you can outrun.
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