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Old 05-01-2012, 05:01 PM   #4696
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Don't you start

I was just being nice to the VStrom guy
Please, this is a Versys thread
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:45 AM   #4697
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I take it you haven't owned a V-Strom?
I didn't say it was the best headlight EVAR, but that it was the best headlight among the last ten bikes I've owned. I'm aware that the Strom, and VTEC VFR's, etc. have great headlight set ups. The guy who asked the question was referencing the headlight on his DR650 and wanting to know if the headlight on the Versys is better. Can we agree that the headlight on the Versys is better than the headlight on the DR650?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:57 AM   #4698
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funny how people get so touchy over a 'best ever' comment. hahaha
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #4699
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I had a 98 DR650 before my 08 Versys and there is no comparison in the lights. Think model A light on the DR, locomotive light on the Versys. rj
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #4700
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I had a 98 DR650 before my 08 Versys and there is no comparison in the lights. Think model A light on the DR, locomotive light on the Versys. rj

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #4701
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I had a 98 DR650 before my 08 Versys and there is no comparison in the lights. Think model A light on the DR, locomotive light on the Versys. rj

I gotta ask...,how does the ride of each compare?
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #4702
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I gotta ask...,how does the ride of each compare?
The V is basically a street bike with long travel suspension. The DR 650 is a dirt bike adapted to the street. On pavement and even rough pavement the V will be light years ahead of the DR in handling, comfort and performance. On dirt roads though it is going to be the other way around.

As for headlights go I got a cheap improvement by replacing the low beam bulb with a H7 HID conversion kit I bought off ebay for $29. I came with the HID bulb and ballast. The pure white light stands out in traffic better for collision avoidance and at night is brighter. It also uses less power so there is more for things like heated gear. I am reluctant to install another for the high beam though as they take 30 seconds or so to come up to full brightness and I'm not sure if the long bulb length would muck up the high beam's focus. In stock configuration the high and low beam bulbs are identical, the only difference is the focus of the reflectors.

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:26 AM   #4703
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Did a second track day at MSR Houston with fastline motorcycle school..

switched form Pilot Road 2ct to Pilot Power 2ct and loving it
http://flashmetx.com/proofs/index.ph...0#image=101345

think I am going to buy the photo.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:01 AM   #4704
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ToolKit?

Is it just my toolkit that doesn't have a tool to remove the front wheel? Seem's kinda odd to me.. what say you? does yours?

And finding a 14mm hex driver socket is like finding nemo in these parts.. guess I'll check Harbor Freights..
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:03 AM   #4705
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There is a tool in my kit, but its too wimpy to do the job.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:56 AM   #4706
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Did a second track day at MSR Houston with fastline motorcycle school..

switched form Pilot Road 2ct to Pilot Power 2ct and loving it
http://flashmetx.com/proofs/index.ph...0#image=101345

think I am going to buy the photo.

oh yea, my MPG went down into the low 20's. I burned 2/3 of a tank in 60 miles but it's right back up to 50mpg commuting (under 6k rpm)
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #4707
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Here she is in all her farkled splendor.

Garmin Zumo GPS on Ram u-bolt ball mount.

Givi Racks and cases.

Seat Concepts seat.

T-Rex frame sliders...double up nicely as highway pegs.

MRA Vario Touring screen.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #4708
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No highway pegs?

Screen looks fantastic :)
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #4709
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No highway pegs?

Screen looks fantastic :)
The sliders do nicely. I don't ride for long periods on highway pegs so the sliders make a perfect place for a 10 minute or so change of position.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:44 PM   #4710
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Anyone going to cassoday Sunday? My wife and I will be there. She's looking at finally getting a bike so this seems an ideal opportunity for her to be able to look around and see what's out there :-)
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