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Old 01-28-2014, 05:58 AM   #511
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Not a lot of us on here.

Your best bet is to lurk around on versys1000.com
Cool, I shall check that out! Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:29 AM   #512
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U.S. Import

So has anybody figured how to import this bike from Canada?
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:35 PM   #513
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Now that's a sweet one, not sure how it could relate to a longer trip thou

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Old 02-24-2014, 04:19 PM   #514
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Looks like a good way to turn you right pannier in a cooker...
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:00 AM   #515
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added a rad guard - totally must have if you are going even close to the small gravel on the roads - the radiator looks totally unprotected (shame on you, kawasaki!)

added Trax aluminium cases (2x45L) - these are using the quick-lock sw-motech base.

added vario screen by Givi as stock screen is a sucky windbreaker and also does not really catch all the bugs

also stock screen becomes crappy after 150km/h (who speeding? me? nooooooo )


2012-07-26 at 13-54-14 by azmotravel, on Flickr

also it is a nice idea to replace the brake and clutch levers with folding ones, as stock levers are very long and if your bike falls on any side, there's a 90% probability that your lever would break

also added heated grips (what kawasaki is offering) and they saved my hands several times - maybe i should also add handprotectors

generally i spent ~19000 km in 2012 on my Versys 1000 and i am totally happy with the bike
Like the look of the aluminum panniers on this bike! More pics please if you have them!

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Old 03-18-2014, 10:04 PM   #516
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My brother is seriously considering buying a Versys 1000. He has a smoking deal in one, but he is pukled back by reviews and comments from owners on very annonying vibrations at crusing speed. What are you guys experience concerning that?
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:53 AM   #517
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My brother is seriously considering buying a Versys 1000. He has a smoking deal in one, but he is pukled back by reviews and comments from owners on very annonying vibrations at crusing speed. What are you guys experience concerning that?
Every engine has a spot of 500-1000 revs where it doesn't like to sit.
Don't use those revs or change the gear, or gearing to avoid it is what I'd
do. I never rode the Versys but Z1000 seemed very smooth to me.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:31 PM   #518
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My brother is seriously considering buying a Versys 1000. He has a smoking deal in one, but he is pukled back by reviews and comments from owners on very annonying vibrations at crusing speed. What are you guys experience concerning that?
Its a minor issue and is a non-issue for me.

As an owner with 34k kms on my Versys 1000 (in 6 months) I recommend him to read less reviews and ride more .
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:14 PM   #519
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So has anybody figured how to import this bike from Canada?
Probably be easier to kidnap the Kawasaki CEO's daughter and demand the turds to bring it to the US.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:16 PM   #520
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... I recommend him to read less reviews and ride more .
He will, as soon as the fuk...n snow is gone!
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:30 PM   #521
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BTW : the vibration is at 130/135 km/h if he keeps the stock gearing.

If you put in a 16t front, you wont experience vibes on the highway at normal legal cruising speeds. That bike is short-geared anyway: when mine was stock I would turn intersections in the countryside in 6th gear and pull away w/o any issues. Power is torquey and linear. And no chugging unlike a vstrom. Good bike for those who need their sportbike ''fix'' once in a while. In twisties it decimates sportbikes; same wheels as a zx6r and a suspension that forgives the road defects more than the stiff sportbike stuff.

My gripes with mine comes from the front wheel that bends too easely off road. I installed a stronger Concours front wheel for my second season and hopefully that fixes it. And I wish it had radial front calipers but im just being picky.



What kind of a deal are they giving your brother?
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:18 PM   #522
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What kind of a deal are they giving your brother?
9200$ + tx for a new 2013 leftover

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Old 03-19-2014, 08:30 PM   #523
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9200$ + tx for a new 2013 leftover.

Pretty darn good: I paid 9770 for a 2012 in 2013.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:33 PM   #524
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Pretty darn good: I paid 9770 for a 2012 in 2013.
The dealer is also offering him a 2012 demo with 4500km + bigger windscreen + full one year warranty + 6000km service included for 8000$ + tx

I think he wants to go for the 2012 demo because he will be able to test ride it first. The bike is already break in, and he will be able to experience the vibration level of what could be his bike before buying it. I think it's cool that way. The orange 2013 is good looking, but he also prefer the brownish grey of the 2012.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:43 PM   #525
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The dealer is also offering him a 2012 demo with 4500km + bigger windscreen + full one year warranty + 6000km service included for 8000$ + tx

I think he wants to go for the 2012 demo because he will be able to test ride it first. The bike is already break in, and he will be able to experience the vibration level of what could be his bike before buying it. I think it's cool that way. The orange 2013 is good looking, but he also prefer the brownish grey of the 2012.
My bike had 4500kms two weeks afetr I bought it. If you buyz used - Get them to throw in a spare rear tire. They wear out quick on this bike.


2013 is less sobre - flashier but I would prefer a black frame and wheels.
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