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Old 03-17-2009, 12:22 PM   #136
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jdrocks, you mentioned running a 130/80 Tourance front tire what size rear tire are you running? Did you reverse the direction of rotation on the front tire?
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:47 PM   #137
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Very impressive bikes gentlemen!
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:07 PM   #138
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One advantage I do want from the Versys is the extra leg room

Do the foot peg brackets from the Versys not bolt on to the 650R? (I don't know either way but I would have thought so).
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:54 PM   #139
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One advantage I do want from the Versys is the extra leg room

Do the foot peg brackets from the Versys not bolt on to the 650R? (I don't know either way but I would have thought so).
I do believe they will fit but are a bit spendy for everything entailed. I forgot the $#. Still may be an option but I want to see if they would be enough of a difference to be worth it.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:55 PM   #140
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One advantage I do want from the Versys is the extra leg room. Still would like to figure that out. I may make custom peg brackets.
Maybe some tubing connecting the engine/rad support to the current footpeg location? Maybe incorperate a nice strudy bash plate for the pipes & filter?


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I REALLY like the way these bikes are turning out guys, I think you may have something here.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:18 PM   #141
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i'm running 130/80 with the arrow. i'm not a believer in reverse rotation. the rear is 150/70. the front is about 65mm larger than stock and there's only 2 or 3mm between front and rear.

my reason for building on the 650r platform is pretty much the same as tony's. these can be built cheap. the bike can be built for half the cost of a versys. less than half if you are patient and shop hard. put it another way-you can build three or four of these for the cost of a new 800GS. these bikes are way fun and you don't have to worry about getting a scratch on it. draws a crowd when you stop for fuel.

then there's the parts issue. oem parts are pretty inexpensive, but used parts are stupid cheap and available everywhere. it's hardly worth buying new since every nut and bolt is available used. i picked up a spare tank for my 650r because i figured i'd eventually mash up the one that was on there-$15, big deal.

if you can't do the mods yourself, you're better off in some other direction.

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Old 03-17-2009, 05:43 PM   #142
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Thanks jdrocks, I understand the logic of reversing the arrow on the front but I don't believe the forces of accelerating the rear and stopping the front are the same??? Anyone else have a though on this.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:48 AM   #143
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lowering pegs

have you tried Speedy's peg lowering kit?www.motowerk.com. He seems to have lots of different stuff made up for the versys.
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:31 PM   #144
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Also the Buell foot pegs fit right on and lower it an inch. Search the post at http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/ there is info there.
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:37 PM   #145
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Thanks for the info guys. I actually bought a set of the Buell pegs last summer for my VFR but didn't likr them and sold them to a friend. I didn't think to try them on the Mutant.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:24 PM   #146
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Wow tonymorr, both you and JDrocks have done an amazing job making these custom ADV dual sports. You guys have a lot of imagination and skill to bring these jobs off like you have Good on ya
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:24 AM   #147
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I am curious about the rear wheel? It looks like the stock ninja/versys wheel...can you mount a tkc, no problem? I would think it would be too wide...


Am I missing something?
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:33 AM   #148
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I am curious about the rear wheel? It looks like the stock ninja/versys wheel...can you mount a tkc, no problem? I would think it would be too wide...


Am I missing something?
Yup, stock wheel with a 150/70 TKC. The reccomended rim width is 4.25". The Ninja has a 4.5". Still within the acceptable range.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:28 AM   #149
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Tony, saw this and thought of your project. Maybe there's something helpful in there. Maybe not. Fun to watch the modders, though.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:14 AM   #150
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Seems like a really interesting project, gets my brain to thinking...

I would be interested to hear your ideas for the rear shock. Would you have one custom built? Who builds special suspension pieces like this? Wilbers? Can you buy a rear shock with longer travel? Is the shock a piece that could easily be swapped with one from a different model, say a KLR?

Oh also, If you were going to go tubeless spoked wheels in the rear, how do you source a hub to lace to?

I think that is enough questions for now....
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