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Old 02-24-2012, 08:05 AM   #16
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It is a few mm longer, but has more travel, the spring needs changing and the holes need boring out.

Lots of info here http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=4958
Ok, thanks.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:18 AM   #17
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Well done sir. Let us know if it helps eliminate most/all the buffeting. Yes, just like the Strom, the V has it too.

Wish i had the balls/skill to tackle turning my Strom into a street fighter and lose 20-25 pounds of ugly fairing.
I haven't ridden the V with the original windscreen but with the one from Vario I can't say I notice any buffeting at all.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:01 AM   #18
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First ride of the year

Got the new tire mounted up and could finally take the ADVersys for a test ride







I must say, the 19" front wheel just eats those potholes on the gravel roads.

next thing to do is to find a r1 shock and maybe tweak the front suspension.

can barely wait until tomorrow for another ride.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #19
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Good job.

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #20
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Ha! Found you Anton and subscribed

Very creative using the plastic to close up the cowlings.
Looks like you are a hands-on guy unlike many of the others out there.


Post up a pic of what you are going to use for the headlight.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:28 AM   #21
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Ha! Found you Anton and subscribed

Very creative using the plastic to close up the cowlings.
Looks like you are a hands-on guy unlike many of the others out there.


Post up a pic of what you are going to use for the headlight.
hehe. Thanks for checking out my build.

Will posts some updates in a couple of days when I hopefully have the new rear shock back from the workshop.

I will use one of the two round lights seen above mounted on the bike. Because one of them have both high beam, low beam and parking light and are approved for street use.
But i will need one more light to use together with the high beam.

I am thinking of a LED-light, but haven`t decided which one yet. Or how and where to mount it.
Maybe you have some ideas?

The diameter of the light is 10.8cm. So a hole with 11.3-11.5cm should be enough for allow some adjustment of the light.
Maybe you could check if there is room left on the fairing for one of your LED-lights?
I now I said I would skip them for now. But if there is room to mount one on the fairing then why wait.

I saw that you have to different lights on your website. One was more expensive then the other. Whats the difference between them? Will the shipping cost increase if I add one light?

It is ok to post pictures of the fairing whit the mock up for the light (lights?) in this thread if you want to.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:06 PM   #22
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Ride reports and mods update

Thought I should post some pics from some adventures with the ADVerys.

For about a month ago I did find a muddy gravel road, and also a small forest road covered with hard packed snow.

I am not that experienced in riding such a heavy bike in these conditions. And I must say, when I got to the mud (and the snow) I could really feel the weight of the bike.

Riding on the snow covered forest road was really interesting and very fun

You really need to keep your speed up and let the bike go where it wants.











Well, I tried the forest road again.

Thought that if I had a little more speed I should be able to get further before I get stuck again.

But more speed also meant more wheel spin and the rear wheel was all over the place until she got sleepy and decided to take a napp.



No harm done this time (The OEM handlebars was allready bent from a previus little chrash). The Zeta handguards did their job and absorbed the impact.


A friend of mine finally bought a bike after some time searching for one.
And the day after the purchase it was time to try here out.
So we left quite early that morning in search for some fun gravelroads.
It was so fun to ride that day. So there where not mouch time to take pictures. But I`ll manage to get a few.









Finally got the Rox risers this friday so that I could mount the new handlebars (Renthal fatbar). Wow what a difference. The standing position improved dramatically.






Some pictures from this saturday when we actually did some real offroad.
I must say, the new tires works really well. There was a lot of mud and I even got some scratches on the gravel guard when riding through some narrow puddles.

First obstacle



The conditions soon got worse, or better depending on how you look at it



we decided to turn around


I did notice the need for a gravel guard for the radiator as a rock had deformed a few cooling fins.
So I fabricated one from a cheep trashcan and some plastic "something" (a plastic grid that you put under the tires of the car when you get stuck in the winter).


It turned out pretty good.

Will post some more updates as soon I get the R1 shock mounted.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #23
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Anton - You guys are adventurous, same out here - cant wait for the snow to clear out already!!!

Since I have your permission I will post this up here to cover your questions on your project;

Here is the mock-up adding one LED Spot light. Since your main light is round it would look out of place to add a square light and there is not enough room anyway. I sent you details on this light.




Common practice is to add two Rigid Dually lights and attach to your fork clamps on the bottom using a simple flat piece of aluminium. The different prices are for (1) and the other is for (2) lights. If you go with (2) Rigid (SPOT RIG20221 or FLOOD RIG20211) it is $189.99. These are shock proof, waterproof etc. and have themal protection and limited lifetime warranty with Rigid. The kit comes with everything you need, wiring harness, inline fuse, heavy duty mounting brackets and waterproof



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Old 05-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #24
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What rear tire is that?
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:29 PM   #25
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Anton - You guys are adventurous, same out here - cant wait for the snow to clear out already!!!

Since I have your permission I will post this up here to cover your questions on your project;

Here is the mock-up adding one LED Spot light. Since your main light is round it would look out of place to add a square light and there is not enough room anyway. I sent you details on this light.




Common practice is to add two Rigid Dually lights and attach to your fork clamps on the bottom using a simple flat piece of aluminium. The different prices are for (1) and the other is for (2) lights. If you go with (2) Rigid (SPOT RIG20221 or FLOOD RIG20211) it is $189.99. These are shock proof, waterproof etc. and have themal protection and limited lifetime warranty with Rigid. The kit comes with everything you need, wiring harness, inline fuse, heavy duty mounting brackets and waterproof



I`ll go with the round LED spot light then. And the mock up in the first picture looks good.
If you could cut out holes for both lights that would be awsome.
Is the blue cirkel 11.5cm diameter? If it is then go for it.

I have sent you an email about the LED spot light.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #26
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What rear tire is that?
Those on the versys is the heidenau k60 scout.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #27
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Kajj - Holes came out way nice. I will include the disks that came out of the holes so you can test paint on it ok.

She will be shipped out at the latest by Friday - over the big blue to Sweden

I will send you details.

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Old 05-16-2012, 11:04 PM   #28
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Wow, that looks awesome.

Can`t wait to mount it on the ADVersys.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:36 PM   #29
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Great!

Keep us posted!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:07 PM   #30
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I'm setting aside money waiting to see what it looks like mounted on a Versys
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