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Old 05-01-2010, 06:49 AM   #151
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How do you like the Versys? Other than the questionable styling comments, I haven't heard too much about them.

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It kicks ass, very fun to ride, does everything I want. have toured on it quite a bit, would buy again in a heartbeat

heres some info on this forum

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=versys

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Old 05-01-2010, 08:31 AM   #152
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I've done some pretty big days on my 1983 CB1000 Custom (1,200 miles the longest and most painful), and a small wind screen has it's pros & cons -

It will keep the bugs & most rain off of your helmet, and will provide you a place to duck behind in the heavy rain.

But due to their weak supports they will buffet at speed and I usually feel it right at the helmet/shoulder level. More an annoyance than anything else.

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Old 05-01-2010, 12:43 PM   #153
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:11 PM   #154
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I used to tour on sportbikes. The screen didn't come much higher than my waist and only the tankbag offered some protection from the wind. Never had an issue.

Midway through a 2400 mile ride, I also did a 1000+ mile day on this bike:



Then I got the idea in my head that if I was going to tour I'd be better with a more "appropriate" bike with a big screen. I sold the sportbikes, bought a V-Strom, and hung a big screen on the front.

YUK! Turbulence everywhere. Now my 'Strom has a little screen and I'm happier than ever. In fact, I've recently cut an additional 2.5" off the screen in this picture and that made the bike even better still. In it's current form the top of the screen is roughly even with the top of the handguards:

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Old 05-11-2010, 07:50 AM   #155
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This was naked, then I added enough wind protection to make a surviorable cross country trip in the fall.
The hand-guards were made from car mirror housings. The moulded plexi windshield ,I already had, so I fitted it on.The tank panniers do a good job of keeping the cold off my knees.




Conditions in late October warrent some extra protection.





This extra stuff will come off in a matter of minutes, to meet the text book defination of "naked".
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:57 AM   #156
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Damm Baker, its been a while since i have seen one of those... XV920RH?? That Huge headlight is a dead giveaway.... had a new one wey back when.... took the top end out twice in one summer.... seemed to be a factory lubrication problem. really liked it when it ran. traded it on an '82 Gl-1100.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:11 AM   #157
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Damm Baker, its been a while since i have seen one of those... XV920RH?? That Huge headlight is a dead giveaway.... had a new one wey back when.... took the top end out twice in one summer.... seemed to be a factory lubrication problem. really liked it when it ran. traded it on an '82 Gl-1100.
That's it . 1981, I picked it up in spring '08 with 18,000 miles on. I rode it for 4000 more to get a feel for it .
Then in the winter I decided it had been long enough scince I had ridden cross country and figured that bike would do it nicely.It worked very well ,under some less than ideal conditions.
My ride report is titled Skeedadle to Seattle. I don't know how to make the link clickable.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:18 AM   #158
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Just picked this up a few days ago and rode it home 550 miles on slab.

2003 SV1000

No problems at all with the nakedness/wind blast. The seat, however, is another story.



She looks very naked from the rear.



So far my extensive list of touring-friendly mods/farkles:

- earplugs
- cheapo drugstore sunglasses
- a crampbuster
- a set Rok-Straps for a duffle bag
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:22 AM   #159
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Posted it on the RR place but I thought you all might enjoy it. Long days on my 2004 Thruxton. It was an awesome trip but I think next time I go longer distances on it I will probably use some sort of windscreen. Wyoming and Montana nearly destroyed my will to live with rain and wind.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=580164
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:56 AM   #160
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Just picked this up a few days ago and rode it home 550 miles on slab.

2003 SV1000

No problems at all with the nakedness/wind blast. The seat, however, is another story.



She looks very naked from the rear.



So far my extensive list of touring-friendly mods/farkles:

- earplugs
- cheapo drugstore sunglasses
- a crampbuster
- a set Rok-Straps for a duffle bag
Good find!!

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Old 06-03-2010, 01:50 AM   #161
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:25 PM   #162
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:49 PM   #163
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I've done some pretty big days on my 1983 CB1000 Custom (1,200 miles the longest and most painful), and a small wind screen has it's pros & cons -
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But due to their weak supports they will buffet at speed and I usually feel it right at the helmet/shoulder level. More an annoyance than anything else.

Here's a suggestion, try to adjust the windscreen so the top of the screen is closer to you. I've found that the more vertical a windscreen is the more buffeting you have (and with handlebar mounted screens the more steering input they make)

I know it doesn't seem like it would block as much wind, but the lack of buffeting makes the ride more relaxing.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:35 PM   #164
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In the mid 1990's I did some touring on this naked bike:



I did the Colorado Rockies with a bunch of other pals on old bikes.
I could not believe the bike was rocking and rolling at 45-50 mph through the high passes!
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:15 PM   #165
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Just spent some time on my Wee Speed riding back from the folks house in Texas. 1200 miles in 2 days. Was pretty fun, but hot as hell! (Yes, there is a camel in the background... and that's in Colorado. Go figure)



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