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Old 04-21-2008, 01:25 PM   #631
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Versys owners, how is the quality of the parts on the Versys? I have an 06 KLR 650 and some of the parts are rather cheesy. I've been considering buying a Versys as a second bike.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:50 PM   #632
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Its hard to comment on component quality because the bike is a price point model to begin with. I notice the tube framing looks pretty cheesy when you pull off the plastic guards. Like the klr the brake lines could stand to be braided for a better feel. I'm sure there is plenty I'm leaving out but overall its a great value! The motor is a work of art ..IMHO brakes and suspension are right in the middle of the road as far as quality where the klr brakes and suspension are just poor. Lighting on the versys is great! I'm comparing against the old klr, the new one has better brakes/lighting/etc.
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:36 PM   #633
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You know Ken just ordered one of those.

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Old 04-21-2008, 03:52 PM   #634
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Its hard to comment on component quality because the bike is a price point model to begin with. I notice the tube framing looks pretty cheesy when you pull off the plastic guards. Like the klr the brake lines could stand to be braided for a better feel. I'm sure there is plenty I'm leaving out but overall its a great value! The motor is a work of art ..IMHO brakes and suspension are right in the middle of the road as far as quality where the klr brakes and suspension are just poor. Lighting on the versys is great! I'm comparing against the old klr, the new one has better brakes/lighting/etc.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:48 PM   #635
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I am in the need for another Versys. A real good bargain would be great.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:46 PM   #636
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I have it from a very reliable source that a new Versys
equipped with a new set of Givi Luggae and
carrying a rider weighing approximately 235 pounds is capable
of... given enough space and perhaps the aid of a
a slight incline... a top speed of 196 kph. This authority on the subject
said that the tac was showing about 9.5 K of its' 10.5K pre redline limit.
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:06 PM   #637
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Versys owners, how is the quality of the parts on the Versys? I have an 06 KLR 650 and some of the parts are rather cheesy. I've been considering buying a Versys as a second bike.
I have a KLR as well. There is no comparison in my book. Smooth fast engine, no vibration even at 80+mph. Good charging system, can run my heated jacket and gloves at 100% without any fear of discharging the battery. Great riding position, similar to KLR. Brakes that work , totally awesome bike, but not for off roading.

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Old 04-22-2008, 04:31 PM   #638
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Off Road, No. But Forest Roads Dirt, gravel and the like, No problemo! My recent riding history in $s is $18K Heritage to $12K BMWr to $6K Versys. And if I had it all to do over, The Kawi, hands down...
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:32 PM   #639
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I have it from a very reliable source that a new Versys
equipped with a new set of Givi Luggae and
carrying a rider weighing approximately 235 pounds is capable
of... given enough space and perhaps the aid of a
a slight incline... a top speed of 196 kph. This authority on the subject
said that the tac was showing about 9.5 K of its' 10.5K pre redline limit.
Mine would do 122mph.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:42 PM   #640
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Wicked Flipped my wind screen...

I read where William T had flipped his wind screen & liked it, so I gave it a shot. I liked it as well, however, the "kawasaki" sticker was upside down. I tried to peel it off to flip it over but was too impatient to be succesful, and of course, I destroyed it. Well just to be different, I bought one of the "Versys" sticker that goes on the side panels & put it on the wind screen...





What do you think??




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Old 04-22-2008, 05:58 PM   #641
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Looks good.

Does anyone want to sell their Versys?
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:24 PM   #642
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Flipped Windscreen

Evening B.O.A.B. . . .

Your flipped and decaled windscreen looks great!

Tell us a bit more about the results you get from the flip . . .??? Significantly less wind flowing onto the helmet??? Quieter?? less buffeting???
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:40 PM   #643
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I like the way it looks better. Its too small to be effective for blocking the wind. You may notice a difference, but I'm not sure which way is better. The wind doesn't bother me, though.



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Evening B.O.A.B. . . .

Your flipped and decaled windscreen looks great!

Tell us a bit more about the results you get from the flip . . .??? Significantly less wind flowing onto the helmet??? Quieter?? less buffeting???
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:55 PM   #644
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Looks good.

Does anyone want to sell their Versys?
What happened to yours?
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:15 PM   #645
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What happened to yours?
Have you seen his videos? He wore it out!

I have too much money in mine or I'd sell it to you. The Givi screen is awsome if you are looking for more wind protection.
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