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Old 08-10-2010, 11:32 AM   #2731
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Yours is blue too! It looks like you've de-stickified it. Bring hubby, and let's go for a ride!
You're everywhere! :)

Blue wasn't my first choice, but it was the right price. Hubby might actually be away working over Labor Day weekend, and I was thinking about taking it for a multi-day trip... somewhere?
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:16 PM   #2732
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:53 PM   #2733
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Link to my ride report from Colorado to Wisconsin on my Versys:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=609398
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:33 PM   #2734
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I just traded my 06 Sprint ST toward a 2010 new & improved Versys
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:54 PM   #2735
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I have an 08 Red Versys used for commuting and generally wherever the roads lead to. It's farkled a little. SW-Motech crash bars w/highway pegs, MRA touring windscreen, Givi E52 Maxia top case. That's as much as I need for commuting and short hops. 16000mi and counting.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:56 PM   #2736
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Thumb Add me to the Versys owners list too

I've had my '08 for a year now.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:06 PM   #2737
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I have an 08 Red Versys used for commuting and generally wherever the roads lead to. It's farkled a little. SW-Motech crash bars w/highway pegs, MRA touring windscreen, Givi E52 Maxia top case. That's as much as I need for commuting and short hops. 16000mi and counting.
Welcome to the forum.
16K is a lot of miles.

How you doin' with the stock seat? I keep eyballing those baldwin seats.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:18 PM   #2738
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I have around 23,000 on mine. I've done 7,000 in the last six weeks.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:26 PM   #2739
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nice! Pilot I sent you a PM...
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:46 AM   #2740
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Welcome to the forum.
16K is a lot of miles.

How you doin' with the stock seat? I keep eyballing those baldwin seats.
16000 mi in 2 years is not a lot of miles really considering that I use it weather permitting to commute on a 120 mi round trip to work each day.

The stock seat does leave room for improvement. The range of the gas tank exceeds the range of the seat for me. I don't worry about running out of fuel, I will have to stop for a stretch before I need to fill up. Aftermarket seats are almost a necessity for a trip.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:07 AM   #2741
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Any of you guys tried bicycle under-shorts?
Seriously.

The seat on the 650R/ER6F is even worse then on the Versys and I'm
usually comfortable up to ~100-120 miles of "normal" riding. Spirited
riding (moving my a$$ around a bit) maybe +20.

BUT, with bicycle shorts (extra padding!), I've done 400 miles with
_one_ stop.

$10-20 upgrade.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:16 AM   #2742
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Get a beadrider. The concept looks weird at first, but they're cheap, and you'll be amazed at how comfy they are. For very long trips.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:41 AM   #2743
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The problem with the versys seat is more slope and shape than padding, although the aftermarket seats use a gel insert as an upgrade. Baldwin, Corbin, are a couple that are really nice, and really expensive. Some owners have figured out how to re-carve the existing foam and add a gel pad, reshape the seat a bit, and reinstall the cover. I'm pretty handy but haven't tackled that one yet. The Baldwins are REALLY nice and for just a basic reshape with an insert is in the low $300's.

I wear bike shorts with the chamois butt for both on and off road riding. I can make about 140 miles and then I have to get off and walk around. They hold your junk tight, and they work really well under riding pants. In fact, I wear TLD over-the-boot offroad pants for the road. They look like road pants, are very nice to wear, and are good for a very wide range of temps.

As far as 16K miles in two years, I guess it's all relative. I think it's a lot because I have four cars and 2 bikes, so the V gets ridden some weekends if I'm lucky. I got mine in December last year and it had 600 miles on the clock when I took off for Laguna Seca for the races last month. Now it has about 1500. So in a year I'll be lucky if it has 2000 miles on it. All of my cars see maybe four or five thousand miles a year. My commute is 9 miles round trip.
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:42 AM   #2744
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Get a beadrider. The concept looks weird at first, but they're cheap, and you'll be amazed at how comfy they are. For very long trips.
+1 After my Smoky tour with the beadrider, I quickly came to the conclusion that there was no way I could justify spending dough on a corbin, seargent, spencer mod, ect...

Bead rider takes all the pressure points away and allows the air to circulate under your ass so it does not become a roast. Like they say, "a million cab drivers cant be wrong!" (or something like that...)
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:48 AM   #2745
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+1 After my Smoky tour with the beadrider, I quickly came to the conclusion that there was no way I could justify spending dough on a corbin, seargent, spencer mod, ect...

Bead rider takes all the pressure points away and allows the air to circulate under your ass so it does not become a roast. Like they say, "a million cab drivers cant be wrong!" (or something like that...)
.....and when you're riding in the rain it keeps you up and out of the puddle that forms on the seat.
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