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Old 01-28-2010, 04:37 AM   #2296
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if you guys would get creative and marry that thing to a proper ADV frontend, there'd be nonstop threads about it.

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I think it's amazing that I go on this site and I can't find any threads about the Versys. Then I realized it's because they are such good damn bikes that we never have problems with them so we are riding instead of spending our time posting threads about how to fix our bikes! I got my versys 2 years ago and will never look back. There is no other japaneese bike that can compete in this category and I'm done with the unreliable german and italian bikes. My next bike will be another versys fo sho! So much fun!!! Ride on!
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:49 PM   #2297
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If you don't like the engine braking, slap on a 43 tooth rear sprocket, it'll take you less than an hour. It also will improve the vibration at highway speeds.
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look for the "Air mod" and 43 tooth rear sprocket, worked for me.
I don't dislike the engine braking but simply need to get used to it. I also need to work out my shift points better as the revs fall at a better rate when I shift higher.

I did some googling but couldn't find heads or tail of a Versys-specific "air mod." Could you point me in the right direction? TIA.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:12 PM   #2298
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I think the "Air Mod" has something to do with a vacuum line:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ghlight=vacuum

I think the jury is still out on this mod.
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:01 AM   #2299
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32,000 miles on the Versys, five months and 13,000+ miles on this ride.
A couple of problems but overall the Versys has been great

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Old 02-01-2010, 07:05 AM   #2300
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Versys, Advanced Farkling....

I bought the Shinko 705's in the fall. just recently mounted on the V. Someone asked to see a pic? Here it is (130/80/17)
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:13 AM   #2301
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Very nice looking on both the tire and the sidecar.

Did you know they are changing the Shinko 705? Something about the compound.

Did you raise the front fender?

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I bought the Shinko 705's in the fall. just recently mounted on the V. Someone asked to see a pic? Here it is (130/80/17)
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:06 AM   #2302
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This is my bracket, raised the front fender almost 3 inches...Thanks
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:11 PM   #2303
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32,000 miles on the Versys, five months and 13,000+ miles on this ride.
A couple of problems but overall the Versys has been great

Gary

Do you have a ride report going, Gary? What problems have you had?
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:55 PM   #2304
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My new toy with with only 25 miles (weather has been crappy) , I have made a few minor changes but have plans for a front fairing and fender swap. I have the new fairing & fender but still need quite a few parts yet..


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Old 02-01-2010, 06:56 PM   #2305
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gary has a thread going over on the versys forum.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=5141

heck of a ride!
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:15 PM   #2306
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:40 PM   #2307
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Do you have a ride report going, Gary? What problems have you had?
I replaced the radiator fan just before this journey began. I had to replace the alternator in Colombia and cracked the oil pan in Peru. Hey JD, that front Tourance has 15,100 miles on it and will get me to TDF. Thanks again!

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Old 02-02-2010, 04:51 AM   #2308
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Hey JD, that front Tourance has 15,100 miles on it and will get me to TDF. Thanks again!
in remember that PM. i think i said that you could expect at least 12k out of the front, so i guess i was off a little. that 130/80 and 150/70 in the tourance has to be the premier long range setup for that bike. i agree when you said that the big 130/80 helps prevent front wheel damage on those rough roads, that was my experience also.

you're writing a big chapter in the versys book, showing it to be a very capable bike.

i have some distant cousins in punta arenas, maybe i should go visit.

i'm following along, safe travels.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:02 AM   #2309
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:10 PM   #2310
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if you guys would get creative and marry that thing to a proper ADV frontend, there'd be nonstop threads about it.
would a 19" front wheel with TKCs help ya out some? here ya go.



that's a versys suspension on there, so everything fits a for real versys exactly the same.

recipe here-http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5480&page=8

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