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Old 01-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #5461
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He said "stinkbug".....

Happy to entertain. I suppose I meant "Kawasaki racing, really fast, totally awesome" green. Still looks like a stinkbug to me. Getting closer, but haven't been able pick it up yet. Cheers
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #5462
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Stinkbug check
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:21 PM   #5463
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That's right, I said Stinkbug!

Alrighty then, I'm in. Just brought home a 2009 Green Versys. It was pretty much over as soon as I rode it. I think it may have rewired my brain. Although, I am keeping my KLR for riding off road (and to retain my crackpot status). Thanks to all who post here. The info really helps. Cheers
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:42 AM   #5464
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Alrighty then, I'm in. Just brought home a 2009 Green Versys. It was pretty much over as soon as I rode it. I think it may have rewired my brain. Although, I am keeping my KLR for riding off road (and to retain my crackpot status). Thanks to all who post here. The info really helps. Cheers
Whooohoo! Welcome to the club :)
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:41 AM   #5465
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Whooohoo! Welcome to the club :)



Sorry to post a boring garage shot but there's still a foot of snow outside.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #5466
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ABS worth it?

Hiya - I am getting back into riding, mostly dirt experience, really looking at Versys and am wondering what you all think of the ABS. Is it worth the $$? My mentor won't buy a bike without ABS and tells me not to, but a lot of the Versys for sale in my area don't have ABS brakes - maybe that's why they're for sale? I want the bike for short solo rides on back country roads, not a hotdogger. What think you?? Thanks for any insight you can give me.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:10 PM   #5467
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I don't think the older bikes had the ABS option. I may be wrong, but NONE of the used bikes in my area had this option when I was looking. While I would imagine it to be a nice feature, once you learn to get used to it (I've yet to own a bike that has ABS), you can certainly have a ball on these bikes without it!

Good luck with the search.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:41 PM   #5468
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Been busy doing a few wee mods over the past few months. Bought a custom made seat which is more comfortable than the stock one and a third of the price of a Sargent. Also fitted a Leo Vince end can and I've just fitted an ER6n bellypan as I never really liked the stock engine/pipe covers. I like the way the downpipes are more exposed to show off their snakey slinkiness.





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Old 01-23-2013, 05:32 AM   #5469
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:49 AM   #5470
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Davy;

I was reading one of your posts a while back saying you were happy with the standard exhaust

Think it has to be replaced being so heavy. That Leo vinche gets my vote too. Can I ask where you got it from please and for how much?

Have any video links for it too?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:36 AM   #5471
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Davy;

I was reading one of your posts a while back saying you were happy with the standard exhaust
Things change/mid-life crisis/want to annoy the neighbours etc etc.

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Think it has to be replaced being so heavy. That Leo vinche gets my vote too. Can I ask where you got it from please and for how much?

Have any video links for it too?
Baffle out :


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I actually got it from a German company who sent it to me in Northern Ireland for 100 less than I could have bought it here for.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #5472
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Hiya - I am getting back into riding, mostly dirt experience, really looking at Versys and am wondering what you all think of the ABS. Is it worth the $$? My mentor won't buy a bike without ABS and tells me not to, but a lot of the Versys for sale in my area don't have ABS brakes - maybe that's why they're for sale? I want the bike for short solo rides on back country roads, not a hotdogger. What think you?? Thanks for any insight you can give me.
You're gonna be looking a long time........The Versys has NEVER been available with ABS here in the states.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:33 PM   #5473
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I like my Versys so much that I got another one........

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:41 AM   #5474
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Thanks for the vid links.

Did you measure the weight saving? Is that exhaust heavier than other options as its a box shape similar to oe?
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #5475
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thanks John

You're gonna be looking a long time........The Versys has NEVER been available with ABS here in the states.
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Thank you thank you - had not turned up that info in my online research, exactly what I needed to know. If I'm getting a Versys, I'm getting disc brakes. Thanks for taking the time to educate me, John, I appreciate it.

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