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Old 05-06-2012, 08:56 PM   #4726
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yo Versys riders in the North East.... I am gonna go to the Twisted Throttle open house on May 19th.

I am planning on leaving philly around 3pm on the 18th and making it to a fellow versys rider's place to crash that night.

Lemme know if any of you wanna join.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:51 AM   #4727
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I've had my Versys for just over a year now and a while since I posted any updates or mods I've done to the bike.
The KTM SMT handguards are brilliant and fitted quite neatly too with a little thought.



Those Hand guards do look great on the bike Davy!
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #4728
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Those Hand guards do look great on the bike Davy!
Thanks. I think they're the best compromise between protection and cost.




I did a fitting guide here............http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...mt+hand+guards
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #4729
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You mean no screen at all?
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:02 PM   #4730
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Not sure if I have a problem yet, but went over to a buddys house on my xrl and came back home on this.
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I am workingon the lights and preforming some pm while I have it. How hard to clean air filter.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:21 AM   #4731
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An ADV vendor pointed out I have 1 post in two years so I figure I better start contributing. Last June my wife traded in my Uly for a 2009 Versys after a sting of electrical issues kept me from riding for a few months. I had done my homework on the Versys and I was pretty sure it was the right bike for me, being stuck in Iraq I had no way of taking one out to be sure so I just had her pick it up. In November on my two weeks leave I was able to gently take it out( roads in November in South Dakota suck) and I loved it. Looking forward to posting some pictures of it with all the new things I have sitting at home in boxes!! Here are two pictures from Nov. when I got to ride it.

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:05 AM   #4732
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Versys Air Filter

I have been looking for a quality air filter for my Versys, today I received my BMC air filter from
Motovation Accessories out of Austin,Texas. The BMC filter is a K&N type filter that is performance
driven that you can clean and use over and over! Very, Very good quality, I recommend this product
for anyone looking to upgrade the air filter on the Versys !
Motovation Phone 512-697-9672

BMC Air Filter Part# (On box FM438/04) Motovation Part# 400952

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:20 AM   #4733
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An ADV vendor pointed out I have 1 post in two years so I figure I better start contributing. Last June my wife traded in my Uly for a 2009 Versys after a sting of electrical issues kept me from riding for a few months. I had done my homework on the Versys and I was pretty sure it was the right bike for me, being stuck in Iraq I had no way of taking one out to be sure so I just had her pick it up. In November on my two weeks leave I was able to gently take it out( roads in November in South Dakota suck) and I loved it. Looking forward to posting some pictures of it with all the new things I have sitting at home in boxes!! Here are two pictures from Nov. when I got to ride it.

Aaron

Thank you for your service!

Have fun with your new V.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:44 AM   #4734
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I too have the BMC... It's ok for the price, but mostly I'd recommend sticking with the stock filter unless just looking for another filter.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:14 AM   #4735
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My Versys on a hitch carrier on my trip to the Arkansas Ozarks last weekend. My wife and kid stayed at the in-laws in Fayetteville while I had fun in the hills. I've done this many times with my DRZ but this is the first time with the Versys. .



I had a great time on mostly dirt roads.

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:23 PM   #4736
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Question

Does anyone have the Cherry Bomb or Thrush turbo muffler on their Versys? If so, I have a couple of questions.

1. How has it held up?

2. On a scale of 1-10 (where 1=a stock EX250, 3=stock Versys, 10=sportbike with a D&D pipe, and 37=Harley), how loud is it?

I’d like just a little more volume, but I don’t want to destroy the OEM muffler nor do I want to spend loads of cash just with a very pretty, but way-loud pipe (carbon can Yosh )
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #4737
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My Versys on a hitch carrier on my trip to the Arkansas Ozarks last weekend. My wife and kid stayed at the in-laws in Fayetteville while I had fun in the hills. I've done this many times with my DRZ but this is the first time with the Versys. .

I've been curious whether the Versys would be too much to carry on a trailer hitch type carrier like that. Can you tell us how it performed/critique the carrier? Also which compamy manufactured it? Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:43 PM   #4738
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Not too much to carry at all with a good carrier like this Joe Hauler and a vehicle built for towing. My Armada has load leveling air bags so it doesn't sag. It also has a class IV hitch which is good for 1k lbs. tongue weight. If you had a smaller SUV with a class III hitch and no airbags or helper springs then I would be more concerned.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #4739
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Not too much to carry at all with a good carrier like this Joe Hauler and a vehicle built for towing. My Armada has load leveling air bags so it doesn't sag. It also has a class IV hitch which is good for 1k lbs. tongue weight. If you had a smaller SUV with a class III hitch and no airbags or helper springs then I would be more concerned.
Roger that. Just keep an eye on those weld seams on everything. There's a fulcrum effect with that much weight off the back that is probably more than you realize. If everything is rated 1Klbs then you're probly good.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:54 PM   #4740
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Well, I think I am done with my mods. My Versys is ready to set sail on its first long voyage next week.

The dash shot shows the Powerlet 12v power plug, the SW Motech bar risers, the cramp buster throttle assist, the Kaoko throttle lock and the MRA Vario Screen.



Here's a shot of the T-Rex Racing frame slider.



A rear view shot of the Givi racks and luggage.



And a side shot which shows the Seat Concepts seat.




My initial impressions of all the mods are very favorable save for the screen. For me, it needs to be about 4 inches taller. I can rest my hand sideways on top of the screen at interstate speeds and get a nice clam spot. As it is I get a slight uneven flow of air on the top half of the helmet. It's not bad, but could be better. With the Seat Concepts seat's dish, it pulled me further away from the bars, so I added the risers to compensate. The seat is WAY better than stock and in my opinion the best way to go for an aftermarket seat. The Kaoko throttle lock is ridiculously simple and effective...albeit spendy. The Zumo GPS is a leftover from my previous bike and works well. The Powerlet 12V power source is of VERY good quality . Cramp busters are great for long days on the slab and can easily be rotated under the grip to stay out of the way in the twisties. The T-Rex frame sliders are a good way and the least expensive way to get a little extra tip over protection.

I'll be able to give a more qualified report following my trip to VA.
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