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Old 08-28-2008, 02:01 PM   #91
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399 lbs with the tank empty
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Of course lots of things are gong to change to add and subract from the weight but I'm hoping to keep it under 400 lbs WET WEIGHT.
Blast!

Still awesome tho!
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:10 PM   #92
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I weighed it too.

399 lbs with the tank empty
Actually, I think that's pretty impressive. The quoted weight of the Versys is 398 lbs, dry. Given the fact that "dry" often means more than just an empty tank (i.e. all fluids replaced with helium ,) the 399 is even more impressive.

You can easily lose a bit more weight, but as you noted, outfitting it for proper dual sport use will add some back.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:12 PM   #93
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For reference........ the Kawasaki advertised weight for the Ninja 650 is 393 lbs. Mine weighed 422 (Tank Empty). I would think it's a pretty safe bet that the Versys weighs somewhere around 427 lbs.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:16 AM   #94
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Got any updates?

How do you like it after a couple weeks in the saddle?
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:19 AM   #95
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It's awesome! I took it to the Cromag Campout in Maine last weekend. Put it through the paces on all kinds of terrain that I would ever want to take it on. I had to be careful of rocks and such but it wasn't a big deal. I definately need a skidplate and the suspension needs some work.
I would say (for the trip I took and the places I went) that it worked better than any of the dual sports that I have owned in the past or own now.

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Old 09-15-2008, 10:43 AM   #96
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It's awesome! I took it to the Cromag Campout in Maine last weekend...



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Old 09-15-2008, 11:15 AM   #97
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Does the fender block the headlight?
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:20 AM   #98
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:44 AM   #99
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That's awsome. Looks like you had the "little" bike in that group! Get the suspension dialed in and a skid plate and I bet she'll really go!
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:01 PM   #100
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Think you could fit a 21" wheel or would it start to interfere with the radiator?

I really like the way your Mutant Ninja turned out and my KLX is starting to burn oil....
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It's awesome! I took it to the Cromag Campout in Maine last weekend. Put it through the paces on all kinds of terrain that I would ever want to take it on. I had to be careful of rocks and such but it wasn't a big deal. I definately need a skidplate and the suspension needs some work.
I would say (for the trip I took and the places I went) that it worked better than any of the dual sports that I have owned in the past or own now.

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Another thing I've thought about re the Ninja/Versys in dual sport mode...the paper filter/filter access seems like it would be a problem when riding in dusty areas.

I wonder if a piece of oiled foam over the airbox intake would help without choking the engine too much?
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:49 PM   #102
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1. Fender doesn't realy interfear with the headlight.

2. As far as I could tell having the "little bike" in the group was nothing but an advantage on this particular ride and I didn't find myself wanting for anything else.

3. I think a 21" would fit, but I wouldn't know for sure without taking some more measurements. With the 19" front this thing is still alot of fun carving the back roads so it's a good fit IMO.

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110/80-19 ~ 26.1" dia
90/90-21 ~ 27.3" dia
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:24 PM   #103
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:15 PM   #104
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The R1200GS has a nice spoke wheel for 19" and runs tubeless with the spokes on the rim outside the seal of the tire area.

The discs are 304mm and about 1/4" more narrow between disc than the Versys.

Don't know the deal with the axle tho.

Pretty nice looking at this point, although I don't care for the KLR frontend.

P.S. Just weighed my Versys, with panniers and sw-motech rack, H&B crash bars, 1/2 tank of gas, and Corbin seat (it is heavy) = 453 lbs, so you are very light.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:02 PM   #105
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Ya, the KLR forks weren't my first choice, but they just fit so well. They are the bigger '08 forks. I'm going to do the RaceTech cartridge emulators and see how they are. The rear is the weak link right now.....

453lbs.... I would have thought more with those things added.
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