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Old 02-04-2009, 11:56 PM   #1816
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Well...I did not buy the Versys but I bought a used V-Strom DL1000 (the horse power is fun...scary fun). I will use the DL1000 for a Gulf and East Coast trip and maybe selling it afterwards. Then I will be back to the decision to buy the Versys or Concours 14. I want both but...I am cheap
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:51 PM   #1817
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Well I debaged the tank yesterday and added the ADV reflective stickers. This one is actuall the black one with the flash on it. I also added some dirt bike pegs I had left over from another project.
Oh and the new sticker makes it faster...

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Old 02-09-2009, 10:13 AM   #1818
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and what is the symbolic meaning of the dino being interested in your meat and two veg?

looks good by the way.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:35 PM   #1819
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[quote=Joyseeker]and what is the symbolic meaning of the dino being interested in your meat and two veg?

What he said I need a translation.

Hey Taco - the bike is looking good. Now all we need is spring
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:11 PM   #1820
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What he said I need a translation.
the reflection looks like a dino looking at his crotch
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:59 AM   #1821
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the reflection looks like a dino looking at his crotch
Thanks - I didn't look closely enough.

Well Tomato - Its good to hear that you got yourself a new bike. I'm sure the big Strom will be a good one for you. Not everyone needs a Versys, but I sure do enjoy mine.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:46 AM   #1822
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Thanks - I didn't look closely enough.

Well Tomato - Its good to hear that you got yourself a new bike. I'm sure the big Strom will be a good one for you. Not everyone needs a Versys, but I sure do enjoy mine.
My guess is I will sell the DL1000 after an upcoming Lower USA Trip. I still want a Versys but it will have to wait. I know some of you are thinking I could take the Versys on the trip but I could also take a XT225. I want someting more stable in the wind especially since it will be loaded with a pair of Givi E41's and an undecided top box. My KLR is fun to ride but ges beat up on highways while in the wind. The is one draw back to the DL1000. I want to try a set of Dunlop Roadsmart tires and they don't come in 19". Has anyone tried them on the Versys? They should be on sale this month.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:00 PM   #1823
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Hate to randomly butt in here being the newbie i am, but hows the track record for a versys ? i'm really considering buying one since i'm always traveling and hauling copious amounts of things, good 600 introduction bike ? ( i rode a hurricane for two weeks ) for a newbie interested in supermotos ?
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:29 AM   #1824
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Hate to randomly butt in here being the newbie i am, but hows the track record for a versys ? i'm really considering buying one since i'm always traveling and hauling copious amounts of things, good 600 introduction bike ? ( i rode a hurricane for two weeks ) for a newbie interested in supermotos ?
don't see how you can go wrong with a Versys given what you said about traveling, supermotos...FUN
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:31 AM   #1825
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Side-cases

I posted in the Parts section also, but just in case anyone thinks of parting out with their side cases, please let me know. I am looking for a set of hard bags, with SW racks if possible.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:39 AM   #1826
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Wondering if any other Versys owners have seen this Center Stand video for the Versys on You Tube? If so, does anybody have info on it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq8StWS_hEQ
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:20 AM   #1827
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Wondering if any other Versys owners have seen this Center Stand video for the Versys on You Tube? If so, does anybody have info on it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq8StWS_hEQ
He's from Dallas, Tx & a member on the Kawasaki Versys forum. Here ya go:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ht=centerstand

And the forum:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/


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Old 02-21-2009, 02:43 PM   #1828
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Anyone have any reasons not to buy a Versys yet? I'm planning a cross country trip this May/June and have been seriously looking at the bike. I just want an all around good bike for any situation I encounter. Kind of skeptical stepping down in size from previous bikes but don't think that will be a problem. I don't want a speed demon, just a fun ride. Also what is everyone paying now? The closest dealer to me is still quoting me $6999 plus tax and he won't even let me touch the bike much less sit on it or ride it! We have had two really good dealers close down this past year (one being a close friend of mine) and I think he is taking that to his advantage. I've read a lot of this thread and the more I read the more I am intrigued......
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:28 PM   #1829
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Off topic, I know but...

"Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."

Richard Feynman perhaps?
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:30 PM   #1830
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"Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."

Richard Feynman perhaps?
Your are correct sir!
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