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Old 01-01-2008, 08:48 AM   #136
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I have a WeeStrom wheel to try, but I don't have a 12mm allen wrench. I will get one tomorrow. The brake disc mounting screws are different. This wheel came without discs so I can't check to see if the Suzuki discs will work. I can check for the axel size and width and such, though.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:15 AM   #137
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Bigger front wheel/tire?

If the front fender has to be moved up to make room for a bigger wheel and/or tire, I wonder how a low mounted rear fender section with a high triple clamp mounted motard type front section would look? I'm thinking this might also be neccessary to clear the radiator and not disturb airflow to it. Like this Buell.....





Dam, I've got a bite on my Husky. Maybe I can go pick up a Versys next week and work on this myself :-)
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:57 PM   #138
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I'm on the fence about a Versys but about to leap over I've been researching it pretty heavily the last few days. One of you guys should try these tires out for me so I know how it works...........



Continental TKC80
130/80-17 F
150/70-17 R

I'm not sure exactly which version he used but both sizes come in tubeless vesions. He seems pretty happy with the results. I'm sure one would have to exercise some restraint on the blacktop but the dirtroad performance would make up for it! Michelin Anakee's would be a sligthly tamer option.

http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=213699&st=0

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=216419

Do it, let me know how it works out.......
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:39 AM   #139
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Why would you want to put a taller front wheel on the Versys? It is not a moto cross bike. It is a bike that can do just about anything you would want to do. The 17 inch front wheel works just fine ,unless you might be going mud bogging. JC takes his Uly just about everywhere and it has the same size wheel and tire on it. You do away with the 17 inch wheel and you will lose the great handling that the Versys has. This is what makes motorcycling so great ,so many different people having their own opinions on whats fun.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:50 AM   #140
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Why would you want to put a taller front wheel on the Versys? It is not a moto cross bike. It is a bike that can do just about anything you would want to do. The 17 inch front wheel works just fine ,unless you might be going mud bogging. JC takes his Uly just about everywhere and it has the same size wheel and tire on it. You do away with the 17 inch wheel and you will lose the great handling that the Versys has. This is what makes motorcycling so great ,so many different people having their own opinions on whats fun.
Hey William. I agree, so many different people make this sport/hobby so interesting. I see your from Suches? The first time I went to TWO I experienced this to an extreme. I ended up sittin around a fire with.....

>3-4 squids from Atlanta still wearing there full leathers regailing there days antics.
>A 50 something guy (who acted 25) with a K1200RS set up to the hilt with Ohlins and such.
>A 6? woman originally from Britain riding a 600 Ninja.
>A 4? guy with his young son, it was the first time they had been out together on such a trip.
>Shane Smith was there too, a well known LD rider.

A bunch of people who's lives would otherwise never have crossed except for their common interest in motorcycling.


As far as a bigger diameter front wheel and/or tire..... I would like to use the bike as an adventure tourer. A bigger front wheel rolls over bumps and holes better and is less twitchy in the dirt.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:56 AM   #141
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One of my favorite things to do on weekends besides the riding is to go up to Dales store in Suches and shoot the bull with all the different types of riders that come there. It is almost as much fun as riding.
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:46 AM   #142
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Des anyone know where or if I can get proper wiring connectors to extent the reach for tail lights I am relocating on my Versys? (custom-fab panniers).
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:46 AM   #143
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Des anyone know where or if I can get proper wiring connectors to extent the reach for tail lights I am relocating on my Versys? (custom-fab panniers).
Sorry, I don't. Sure would like to see pics of your project though
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:57 PM   #144
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The Versys is a sweet bike. I wish they sold it in other colors here in the U.S. Thank goodness it doesn't look like the V-uglystrom or that ugly KLE posted above.

The real question is the crash worthiness of it, anyone done it yet?
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:38 PM   #145
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The Versys is a sweet bike. I wish they sold it in other colors here in the U.S. Thank goodness it doesn't look like the V-uglystrom or that ugly KLE posted above.

The real question is the crash worthiness of it, anyone done it yet?
Really the only thing that is out in the open is the fairings and they are not very big. The handlebars seem to be very strong. Some frame sliders and everything would be fine.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:02 PM   #146
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Where do I find out info about this one, and what has been done to it....


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Old 01-04-2008, 10:54 PM   #147
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Where do I find out info about this one, and what has been done to it....


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...g?t=1197482222
On the Versys forum(s)...

If you read German, there is a complete description on that one. There is a short description on the English one.


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Old 01-06-2008, 03:20 PM   #148
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:24 PM   #149
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Great stuff, guys! I was convinced I wanted a Wee Strom next, but you're making the Versys look pretty good. I looked at one at my dealer today. Nice and light, and feels great. Now I just need to find one to test ride....
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:23 PM   #150
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If you want to come down to Albq, i'll let you ride mine! I'll give you a call tonight and help you spend your money!
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