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Old 03-31-2008, 11:34 PM   #541
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Versys 2UP on Palomar Mountain

We don't see too many Versys out here in Califorinia. Just noticed this one got captured on Palomar Mountain by Rick Clemons on March 22nd

Nice 2UP Versys shot!
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:58 AM   #542
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Versys Can Qs

Is this a cytalytic convert? How does it affect preformance? Any options other than 4/5 hundred buck for aftermarket? Does it hold much heat? Can it be modified?
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:02 AM   #543
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Is this a cytalytic convert? How does it affect preformance? Any options other than 4/5 hundred buck for aftermarket? Does it hold much heat? Can it be modified?
If you are asking about the bike on Palomar Mountain, I rather doubt it was CA plated (no photo showing the license), or else it was over 7500 miles before being brought in... so then it would have no mods.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:40 AM   #544
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We don't see too many Versys out here in Califorinia. Just noticed this one got captured on Palomar Mountain by Rick Clemons on March 22nd

Nice 2UP Versys shot!
That dude makes the Versys look like a scooter, he is huge
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:51 AM   #545
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I'm giving this bike some serious consideration. I haven't ridden it yet, but you guys all have posted glowing reviews, so that is good enough for me. My commute involves 7 miles of gravel road, so I'm thinking of ways to keep the mud off the pipes and radiator. Maybe a fender extender along with some sort of skirt hanging off the bottom of the radiator? Thanks for all the write-ups!
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:50 PM   #546
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You cannot go wrong with the Versys
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:33 PM   #547
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I'm giving this bike some serious consideration. I haven't ridden it yet, but you guys all have posted glowing reviews, so that is good enough for me. My commute involves 7 miles of gravel road, so I'm thinking of ways to keep the mud off the pipes and radiator. Maybe a fender extender along with some sort of skirt hanging off the bottom of the radiator? Thanks for all the write-ups!
Fender extender and Happy Trails Bash Plate, problem solved! I can post pics if you like.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:02 PM   #548
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Fender extender and Happy Trails Bash Plate, problem solved! I can post pics if you like.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:31 AM   #549
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Is this a cytalytic convert? How does it affect preformance? Any options other than 4/5 hundred buck for aftermarket? Does it hold much heat? Can it be modified?
Yes, the it's a cat-con and silencer unit. The bike runs pretty well as delivered from the dealer, it's smooth and linear. No manufacturers show dyno charts of their aftermarket units mounted on the Versys. The closest you'll find (other than someone's personal bike tested - haven't seen that yet, but there probably are some out there) is the Two-Brothers' Ninja 650 dyno run. It seems to smooth the curve and add about ~4 HP in the midrange but no gains in peak HP. Not sure if that's the slip-on by itself or after tweaking the Fi map with a Power Commander (or similar). I assume the Versys will show similar (but not identical, different tune from factory) results.

I haven't noticed anything different about the heat coming from the OE silencer compared to other bikes I've had. It doesn't seem to be an issue unless you put your hand on it... Everything can be modified if you are determined enough. It's a royal pain in the ass in this case, you might as well buy a slip-on unit if you really need to pollute more.

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Old 04-02-2008, 03:50 AM   #550
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Greetings from Croatia

Here is mine too:-)




I just picked it up yesterday, I have only 200 kilometers on the clock, but I just can't ripp off the smile from my face.

It is ABS model, fully equiped, and lots of goodies are still to come.

Greetings to all of you,

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Old 04-02-2008, 05:23 AM   #551
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I am leaving my engine and suspension completely stock. The convertor does not hurt the performance. This is one of the best bikes right out of the box that you can buy. Why screw with something when all you have to do is ride it. There is nothing wrong with the Versys but weak brakes and they are not a problem.
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:37 AM   #552
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It is ABS model, fully equiped, and lots of goodies are still to come.

Greetings to all of you,

Andrija
I would love to see the ABS model in the states when I get back; but, for some reason, K does not want to sell ABS in America.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:20 AM   #553
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I like your aftermarket handlebars and the hand guards. Can you fill us in on the details (brand/model/etc.)?

Thanks!
I replaced the stock bars with Protaper ATV HIGH (1-1/8" dia). Had to bore out the riser to accept, plus relieve the bars slightly for the original (but longer) bolts to pass.

The handguards are KTM enduro, left side bolts up, right side hits brake line so heavy zip ties holds the end to handlebar, but keeps wind/rain off very well.

As for the 16T CS, I have developed a harmonic hmmm/roar around 50-52 mph (stock CS has embedded rubber dampeners) so plan to pull it go back to stock and replace the rear tire with 150/70/17 which is about 8% larger in Circumference than the stock 160/60/17, that should fix the speedo error also.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:39 AM   #554
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I would love to see the ABS model in the states when I get back; but, for some reason, K does not want to sell ABS in America.
I am not sure why dont you get the ABS model in America? It is standard Bosch ABS, that is implemented in BMW, Suzuki, and some other companies. Nothing special about it.

I hope that I won't be in the need of using it, but it is nice to know it is there

Greetings, Andrija
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:05 AM   #555
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My experience with Bosch ABS

First, i developed bad habit of seldom use of rear foot brake. Second, Costly mechanical failures related to ABS electronics. fortunatily was saved by a good 36 month warranty.
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