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Old 05-08-2011, 08:53 PM   #841
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You definitely have a way with these bikes, my friend
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:33 AM   #842
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That's a mighty fine looking thoroughbred there, no matter what its pedigree or papers say.

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Old 05-09-2011, 04:36 AM   #843
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You definitely have a way with these bikes, my friend
thanks, you must remember tracking down that SV650 rear wheel info for me...looks good on there now.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:16 PM   #844
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Motech guards back on for the third time. i used these exact guards on the 650R based bikes too, and they've been sorely field tested, so to speak. ground down and smoothed, rewelded, tweaked, blasted, and repainted...more than once. i wouldn't trade them for those others. if you have a Versys, or rat Ninja/Versys, these are the ones you want.

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:48 PM   #845
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i needed to change the hose routing on the overflow tank, so i pulled it back apart and took a photo of the custom cap this time before reassembling it. everything above the gray gasket is new, as well as the copper tubing drops and hose below.

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Old 05-10-2011, 08:52 PM   #846
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[QUOTE=jdrocks;15881029]i needed to change the hose routing on the overflow tank, so i pulled it back apart and took a photo of the custom cap this time before reassembling it. everything above the gray gasket is new, as well as the copper tubing drops and hose below.


Thanks for the pic, I was wondering how your setup on the overflow bottle was going to work properly with that hose route.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:58 PM   #847
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:37 PM   #848
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Nice pic JD. Muddled through without the instructions, just a little extra challenge to make it interesting I suppose.

For those that want to see where JD hides when not on Adventure Rider, try this link.

Verseys Forum

(fixed the link 5/14)

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Old 05-11-2011, 05:13 AM   #849
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i needed to change the hose routing on the overflow tank, so i pulled it back apart and took a photo of the custom cap this time before reassembling it. everything above the gray gasket is new, as well as the copper tubing drops and hose below.


Thanks for the pic, I was wondering how your setup on the overflow bottle was going to work properly with that hose route.

everything would have worked ok, but the vent hose crossed over the transfer hose when i changed the routing from where i first intended. can't just switch the hoses on the connections because the suction hose would be on the wrong drop inside the bottle...so off it came. only took a few minutes.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:50 AM   #850
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Muddled through without the instructions...
i think they were in German anyway, weird illustrations, funny numbers, might have been metric stuff...it was all very confusing. if they're going to sell parts in the US, they should at least have really big pitchers....


yup, they were kind enough to let me occupy the basement over on the Versys forum. some riders are on both forums, but most apparently not. got inquiries on aspects of the bike from both Turkey and Syria one day last week through that forum. so it struck me that the guy from Syria was holed up somewhere wrenching on his Versys while riots swirled and bullets flew all around him. he was trying to figure out how to fabricate and mount a gravel guard. priorities trump all else i guess.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:29 AM   #851
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JD, I like that overflow bottle quite a bit. I'll have to incorporate something like that on my build. I have an old fire extinguisher that looks to be just the ticket.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:48 PM   #852
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JD, I like that overflow bottle quite a bit. I'll have to incorporate something like that on my build. I have an old fire extinguisher that looks to be just the ticket.
not easy to find the perfect size/shape container for this application. needs to be compact, but hold about 300ml, plus room for overflow.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:38 AM   #853
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I'm going to have to keep a closer eye on you. Here I was a complacent and all, thinking you're slower than snails, and then I see this.

geez, i had the Dakar entry forms all ready to go, but they went and changed the max displacement to 450. i think i had a real chance against those $90,000 KTM rally bikes too. another dream down the tubes, damn.



How the heck am I going to keep up with a Dakar bike out here in Montana? Your trying to sucker me in aren't you.

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Old 05-15-2011, 09:31 AM   #854
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I'm going to have to keep a closer eye on you. Here I was a complacent and all, thinking you're slower than snails, and then I see this.

geez, i had the Dakar entry forms all ready to go, but they went and changed the max displacement to 450. i think i had a real chance against those $90,000 KTM rally bikes too. another dream down the tubes, damn.
i am snail slow, that Dakar thing was someone else's idea, although as they say the older you get, the faster you remember riding. so in another couple years, i should remember winning the Dakar.

...and just think, for $90,000 you could have one KTM, or sixty of these rats, a whole herd.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:36 AM   #855
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Its raining the preverbial cats and dogs here this weekend. Would be a great weekend to work on the bike.

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