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Old 03-26-2008, 06:21 PM   #511
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Okay, we're starting to get a few around here, so let's get a head count.

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Arrived second week in March. There's been snow and ice on the ground
ever since. Grrrrrrrr! Had a chance to get about 20 miles on it. That
pretty much affirmed the test ride. Sweet.

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Old 03-26-2008, 07:58 PM   #512
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Talking New Versys rider

Hi. Add me to the list . I just picked up my hideous orange (with nice black frame) Versys last week. Givi's and MT60 Corsas are a-comin', woo-hoo!!
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:42 PM   #513
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Arrived second week in March. There's been snow and ice on the ground
ever since. Grrrrrrrr! Had a chance to get about 20 miles on it. That
pretty much affirmed the test ride. Sweet.

Beautiful bike. Is that an aftermarket can on there already?

You are going to need to enroll in a 12 step program for bike addicts.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:23 AM   #514
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Beautiful bike. Is that an aftermarket can on there already?

You are going to need to enroll in a 12 step program for bike addicts.
It is... made by Scorpion. I ran a Scorpion system on a GTI a few
years back and loveed it. It helps bring a little aural gratification to this scoot.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:26 AM   #515
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It is... made by Scorpion. I ran a Scorpion system on a GTI a few
years back and loveed it. It helps bring a little aural gratification to this scoot.
Yesterday, I noticed the exhaust end is real close to the rear tire. I'm thinking I'd like to put something a little more agressive on the rear rim, but looks like that piece may get in the way. So, if I can find something that will mount out of the way and be close to as quiet as the stock can, I'd change it. How's that one for volumn and cost?
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:32 AM   #516
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Yesterday, So, if I can find something that will mount out of the way and be close to as quiet as the stock can, I'd change it. How's that one for volumn and cost?
Cost was about $385 Canadian. Sound... hmmmm.... think
Triumph Thruxton running through D&D's. Not exactly slumber music.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:30 AM   #517
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My Turn!

Here are the first pics of my Versys! Crappy cell phone quality, though... Sorry





Notice the upside down OEM windscreen??? Works much better this way... on the highest setting.















Hamsters are not OEM.





This is New York, so gotta have a good LOCK handy at all times...





Upside down OEM windscreen closeup. You'd think Kawasaki quality control would get the company name rightside up before shipping out. Geeze!




That's it for now. More pics to follow as soon as I charge my digital camera batteries and the rain that is about to fall stops.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:42 AM   #518
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I turned my windsheild up side down and love it. Would have never thought it would have made such a difference. A lot of good info on the web.
Yes, much better upside down. I also tried the Givi screen and it made a lot more noise, even though it provided better wind protection overall.



Upside down at the highest setting works best for me. Once I get over 75mph I start to really feel the effects of the limited coverage on my chest and shoulders. I'm 5' 10" 175 lbs.

But hey, going 80mph would be breaking the law in these parts. Actually going 75mph would be too, but I've never heard of a rider on a bright red, speeding motorcycle getting pulled over... have you?
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:22 PM   #519
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Brought mine home today!

I sold my DRZ last weekend to get it. The DRZ was a great bike for what it was, but I'm ready for something a little different. So far, I really like it!

I will say this much, the Versys seat is WAY more comfortable than the DRZ seat!
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:07 PM   #520
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First trip 2-up on my Versys

So I got my wife to come with me on a trip out to White Sands, NM (about 100 miles). The V did fine with the both of us on it. My wife enjoyed riding too (her 2nd time, first was yesterday for 30 mins.). Although on the way back there were 20-25 mph winds.....the wife didn't like that so much! But a good trip all in all.......and the pics....
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:08 PM   #521
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:08 PM   #522
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:10 PM   #523
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Arrived second week in March. There's been snow and ice on the ground
ever since. Grrrrrrrr! Had a chance to get about 20 miles on it. That
pretty much affirmed the test ride. Sweet.

Hey is that you Arlen? .....Hey everyone it is Arlen Ness, the King of Choppers!! Nice bike man



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Old 03-28-2008, 05:18 PM   #524
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Last one.
For some reason that Versys looks better then mine.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:45 AM   #525
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Last one.
What type of windscreen is that on there? MRA Vario Touring Windscreen without the spoiler?

How is it compared to stock?
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