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Old 08-26-2008, 07:15 AM   #1411
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new rider & new Versys

I bought one Saturday and can't wipe the grin off my face.

I kept it in the living room the first day.

I put the wife on it and asked (with my Austin Powers impersonation) "does it make you horney baby" and she smiled and said "yes". BONUS!!! Shag time.

60 miles so far and I am very happy.
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:18 AM   #1412
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I don't have a Versys, exactly, can I still check in?

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Old 08-26-2008, 06:36 PM   #1413
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I just had a buddy at work install my 16-tooth front sprocket. I went with the Kawasaki part, because it has the rubber inserts. It seems like the chain is just barely rubbing under the sprocket cover, but not on the cover itself. On decel, it makes a little noise, but is fine otherwise. We had to remove the smallest bit of metal where the chain was hitting.

Anyone else have this problem?

I'm going to cross-post this at the UK Versys forum.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:18 AM   #1414
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I don't have a Versys, exactly, can I still check in?

Looks like it used to be a Ninja 650. Knobbies, dirt bike front forks So what do you use for front brakes? Is this one of those custom jobs where styling is more important than function like the "chopper" crowd Just wonderin
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:17 AM   #1415
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Looks like it used to be a Ninja 650. Knobbies, dirt bike front forks So what do you use for front brakes? Is this one of those custom jobs where styling is more important than function like the "chopper" crowd Just wonderin
I guess I was asking for that kind of question for not posting any info. It's project that is not complete yet. Here is a thread about it with some more info.

Everything for the brakes is ready to go except for the rotor, which the UPS guy will be dropping off any minute. Function is my ultimate goal, NOT styling. I would take offense to that comment but I know I didn't really give any info with the pic so I left myself wide open. I have lots to do but I'm kinda impatient so I'm riding it right now. I also kinda figured it's easier to try things out as I go and see how it's working before going too far. Here's a short and long list of things that I want to do....

SHORT LIST:

1.'08 KLR 650 front fender.

2.Buell dual round headlight.

3.MRA Speedscreen.

3.Cycra or Weestrom handguards.

4.Radiator guard.

5.SW Motech crash bars.

6.Skidplate.

7.Steering stabilzer.

8.Mount my Stormcases.(Like Pelicans)

LONG LIST(winter):

1.Wilbers shock to raise the back 1" and give a better ride.

2.Lower the forks in the triples when I install the shock to maintain my 28 degree rake angle.

3.Racetech cartridge emulators and springs.

4.Reroute the exhaust to right side of oil pan and out the back with a low carbon fiber can.

5.Cut the drainplug boss on the bottom of the oil pan and make it tighter to the engine so it is less vulnerable.

6.Alpina tubeless spoked wheels.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:34 AM   #1416
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Originally Posted by tonymorr
I guess I was asking for that kind of question for not posting any info. It's project that is not complete yet. Here is a thread about it with some more info.

Everything for the brakes is ready to go except for the rotor, which the UPS guy will be dropping off any minute. Function is my ultimate goal, NOT styling. I would take offense to that comment but I know I didn't really give any info with the pic so I left myself wide open. I have lots to do but I'm kinda impatient so I'm riding it right now. I also kinda figured it's easier to try things out as I go and see how it's working before going too far. Here's a short and long list of things that I want to do....

SHORT LIST:

1.'08 KLR 650 front fender.

2.Buell dual round headlight.

3.MRA Speedscreen.

3.Cycra or Weestrom handguards.

4.Radiator guard.

5.SW Motech crash bars.

6.Skidplate.

7.Steering stabilzer.

8.Mount my Stormcases.(Like Pelicans)

LONG LIST(winter):

1.Wilbers shock to raise the back 1" and give a better ride.

2.Lower the forks in the triples when I install the shock to maintain my 28 degree rake angle.

3.Racetech cartridge emulators and springs.

4.Reroute the exhaust to right side of oil pan and out the back with a low carbon fiber can.

5.Cut the drainplug boss on the bottom of the oil pan and make it tighter to the engine so it is less vulnerable.

6.Alpina tubeless spoked wheels.
Good list. The KLR front fender is something like $149. The KTM front fender is $24.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:12 AM   #1417
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Good list. The KLR front fender is something like $149. The KTM front fender is $24.
I looked online and the KLR was $82. Still expensive for a Kawi part. They are usually cheap. Can't put an orange fender on it, come on, I would be shunned.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:24 AM   #1418
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I looked online and the KLR was $82. Still expensive for a Kawi part. They are usually cheap. Can't put an orange fender on it, come on, I would be shunned.
Also comes in black plastic. I have one (2003 <) on my KLR.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:54 AM   #1419
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I bought one Saturday and can't wipe the grin off my face.

I kept it in the living room the first day.

I put the wife on it and asked (with my Austin Powers impersonation) "does it make you horney baby" and she smiled and said "yes". BONUS!!! Shag time.

60 miles so far and I am very happy.


Congrats man! Yeah chicks dig the bike Send me a pic of your wife on the V and I'll make her a star

3500 miles and too many smiles to count!
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:03 PM   #1420
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Also comes in black plastic. I have one (2003 <) on my KLR.
I think I'm going to try one of these.
I think the cut outs in the back will be beneficial.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:50 PM   #1421
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I think I'm going to try one of these.
I think the cut outs in the back will be beneficial.
I have had a black one on my KLR and water comes over the fender on its way to the motorcycle and rider. Under normal dry conditions it is an excellent front fender. Riding two days in rain and wind was not fun.

Yes the vents should work well on for the Versys.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:04 AM   #1422
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Hey Tonymorr -

Meant no offense and will be interested in seeing the finished project. The 650 twin motor will make for an exciting ride in the dirt
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:35 AM   #1423
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Hey Tonymorr -

Meant no offense and will be interested in seeing the finished project. The 650 twin motor will make for an exciting ride in the dirt
Being compared to "The Chopper Crowd" is the worst of insults. LOL

No offense taken.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:04 PM   #1424
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Check my short story out.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...39#post7744539
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:21 PM   #1425
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Hey! I think this might be my first post, long time lurker here. I've got a Husky TE450 that kicks ass, and I began riding it on the road an awful lot once I moved out to the "sticks". So......

I picked up a V a few months ago. It kicks ass.

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