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Old 03-29-2008, 04:20 PM   #526
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windscreen

The windscreen is the OEM Tall windscreen, you can find it on Kawasaki's homepage in the accessories for the Versys.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:51 PM   #527
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The windscreen is the OEM Tall windscreen, you can find it on Kawasaki's homepage in the accessories for the Versys.
Thanks. It looks very much like the MRA one.
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:50 PM   #528
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Versys Speedometer Query

Aft'n All:
2008 Versys - about 550 miles thus far . . . exhilerating bike . . . comfort, power, handling all balanced so very well here . . .

How are everyone's speedo's registering relative to GPS? I suspect that mine is returning a high figure but do not have GPS to test ???

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Old 03-30-2008, 01:54 PM   #529
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Decided to break out the big camera & lens yesterday and take some photos of my Versys. I was happy to find that my Lowepro camera bag fit into on the Givi cases, so transporting the camera was easy. Not much planning for this shoot, I just grabbed the camera, wiped off some of the larger dirt spots and went. The spot was only a few minutes from my house and made for a nice back drop.

The spot I chose has been recently graded for future housing/roads, so the ground was a little soft. I managed to get stuck in loose dirt and ended up dumping the bike on left side.

Picking it up by myself was fairly easy and other than some minor scratches on the Givi's, there was no damage. I would have taken a photo, but the camera was in the case that was pinned to the ground.

Photos aren't the greatest I've ever taken, but they'll do.









A few more on my site: Versys Gallery
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:13 PM   #530
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Speedo reading high

My speedo seems to be reading about 10% high. Based off of a few of the mobile radar signs (your speed is __). I am PCSing back to Germany in a couple months, so I am picking up a Speedo Healer to convert to KPH. Should fix the variance in the speedo at the same time.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:47 PM   #531
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M I am PCSing back to Germany in a couple months, so I am picking up a Speedo Healer to convert to KPH. Should fix the variance in the speedo at the same time.
I dig why you want the speedo healer, but I seem to remember from the manual that you can change from imperial to metric measurements (and therefore from mph to kph) by smashing some buttons at startup.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:17 AM   #532
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I did not realize that so many people worried about the speedometer being a little off. In the 60s and 70 s we had no ideal about the correct speed we were going and we really did not care. I do not spend much time looking at the speedometer ,if I did I would ride a lot slower.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:02 AM   #533
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16T CS will fix the speedo error

I put on a 16T counter sprocket, the speedo error is now like 1%, agrees with GPS. The new sprocket does slow your accelaration slightly but in a couple of days you will not miss it, still pulls great. Highway speeds feel much better also.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:13 PM   #534
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Versys by the Attersee - Austria



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Old 03-31-2008, 01:14 PM   #535
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:34 PM   #536
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Speedo

If I didn't live on a military post where the MP's will pull you over for doing 2MPH over, and the average speed on post is 25MPH, I wouldn't care. But if I am going to get pulled over for going 27MPH I want to make sure that one one of us is right.
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:50 PM   #537
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If I didn't live on a military post where the MP's will pull you over for doing 2MPH over, and the average speed on post is 25MPH, I wouldn't care. But if I am going to get pulled over for going 27MPH I want to make sure that one one of us is right.
you have nothing to worry as long as you stick to Vs' speedo...you'll be 7% under whatever speed is shown on your dash
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:03 PM   #538
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I put on a 16T counter sprocket, the speedo error is now like 1%, agrees with GPS. The new sprocket does slow your accelaration slightly but in a couple of days you will not miss it, still pulls great. Highway speeds feel much better also.
I like your aftermarket handlebars and the hand guards. Can you fill us in on the details (brand/model/etc.)?

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Old 03-31-2008, 04:07 PM   #539
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you have nothing to worry as long as you stick to Vs' speedo...you'll be 7% under whatever speed is shown on your dash
That is what I am thinking. If you know the speedometer is fast then as long as you are anywhere near the speed limit you are okay.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:36 PM   #540
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Speedo - a hearty adoption of William T's approach!

After posing the query, I believe that I am going to adopt both prongs of William t's approach mentioned on pages 36 and 37 here! More fun than knowing . . .

1. don't look at speedo too often
2. if anywhere near acceptable speed on speedo, then I'm in good shape as against the blue lights
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