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Old 08-09-2011, 04:51 PM   #3766
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Its the Algard adjustable.. .and I also have the Algard engine guard (skidplate) as well.. its nice!
The Algard guard has the later mountings, that don't mount to the oil pan ears...right?
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:48 PM   #3767
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Would you mind naming the dealer where you got it?
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:05 AM   #3768
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:21 AM   #3769
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I got back from being re-united with my Versys in Heidelberg, Germany. From there I rode it down into Austria, then Italy, Switzerland France, and the UK. A little over 2000 miles in 16 days of riding, part of it two up. Rode over the ten highest paved passes in the Alps plus more than thirty more. I'll put up an RR eventually, but in the meantime here's a little vid of riding on a relatively unknown col.

Col de la Sarenne
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:08 PM   #3770
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I got back from being re-united with my Versys in Heidelberg, Germany. From there I rode it down into Austria, then Italy, Switzerland France, and the UK. A little over 2000 miles in 16 days of riding, part of it two up. Rode over the ten highest paved passes in the Alps plus more than thirty more. I'll put up an RR eventually, but in the meantime here's a little vid of riding on a relatively unknown col.

Col de la Sarenne
Oh my god! That road is AWESOME!!

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Old 08-13-2011, 08:43 AM   #3771
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Oh my god! That road is AWESOME!!
Glad you like it! It's a fave of mine. I've got more vid of it too.



More of those drainage channels to cross in this one.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:54 AM   #3772
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Are those Seahorse cases?

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An oil change is about the same cost as a blackstone analysis. 7500 is for ideal conditions, like a long road trip. Short trips, dusty, hard riding, all would contribute (or should) to a shorter OCI. Even with a synthetic I don't like going more than 4K or once a year, whichever is less. For those that put a lot of miles on in a year I would think they could go the full interval but gee, it's so cheap, why not run clean fresh oil?

As far a the grocery-list from Velocibiker....
I bought Austinjake's givi screen second hand from him and love it. Ran it in the lower position for a few thousand but when it got windy I still got buffeting so I put it in the top mounting holes and it's good now.

The bike is easy to maintain and dependable as a brick. You really can't beat it in that department.

Digital manual yes, versysowners forum.

Peg lowering got done at 4K and what a relief.

My DIY seat mod is also on the owners forum, another relief. I never get monkey but regardless of how many miles now. The stocker slopes to the tank and most find it annoying. Can be remedied for a couple hundred if you pay someone to do it.

If you're really tall you might want bar risers. Most find it's just fine. Ergos are good on the versys, it's a comfortable bike with upright seating position. As far as I remember, it sits the same as the 'strom.

I added handguards and engine crash bars for off-pavement in case it gets laid over. Few hundred $$ just for insurance. And should it happen less chance of getting stranded from breakage.

Had a DL1000, one of the early ones. Was a great bike but the Versys is more fun, more agile, easier to live with. Properly setup I find it does just as well on dirt roads. The 'strom isn't an offroad bike per se either.

Aftermarket luggage is half the cost. Works fine for me.

Loaded for 1000 mile tour thru Sequoias last month:



Aftermarket panniers and topbox. About $550 for everthing, factory is about a grand.

Are those Seahorse cases? I have a set of 720's (25L) on my "05 KLR and have been very pleased. Having seen you're bike I think that when (not if) I add a Versys to the stable I will use them again. Nice work. Cheers!
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:24 PM   #3773
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Are those Seahorse cases? I have a set of 720's (25L) on my "05 KLR and have been very pleased. Having seen you're bike I think that when (not if) I add a Versys to the stable I will use them again. Nice work. Cheers!
Why, yes they are.
And thank you for the compliments. It's a work in progress.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:00 PM   #3774
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:19 PM   #3775
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Guess I should check in....

New Versys owner. 2008, with about 12K. Wadeventure's wife Jeannie's old bike.

It's already been over Kebler, Cottonwood, and Independence passes.

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Old 08-16-2011, 05:16 AM   #3776
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New Versys owner. 2008, with about 12K. Wadeventure's wife Jeannie's old bike.

It's already been over Kebler, Cottonwood, and Independence passes.

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Old 08-17-2011, 12:00 PM   #3777
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Looking to buy some versys parts, (or a whole rolling chassis) if anyone has any leads. I need a tank, frame, seat and entire front end. Bought a wrecked bike with 1000 miles and going to put it back together or build a frankenbike. Please feel free to pm with any leads or advice
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:24 PM   #3778
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Looking to buy some versys parts, (or a whole rolling chassis) if anyone has any leads. I need a tank, frame, seat and entire front end. Bought a wrecked bike with 1000 miles and going to put it back together or build a frankenbike. Please feel free to pm with any leads or advice

Are you going to document your rebuild?
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:31 PM   #3779
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I love the look of spokes on that bike. I went to the liked website but not much info on how they got it accomplished. Any known links/places to find out how to do up a set of spoked wheels for that bike?
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:50 PM   #3780
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