Can a Versys be as good as a KLR?

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Greatphotos, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    don't doubt that.
    it's an awesome build up ninja

    but wasn't the original question?
    "Has anyone taken a Kawasaki 650 Versys and turned it on to a full Duel Sport Bike"
    which i provided many answers to?
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  2. S.t.t.G.

    S.t.t.G. Mind over metal...

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    http://pueblo.craigslist.org/mcy/2752428329.html

    :augie

    Been eying JDRocks build thread....this ones too far for me...
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  3. xs904

    xs904 Ready to scramble.

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    Got to admit, I've read all of JD's build's and tours. First time in ages I've seen a bike that tick's all the right boxes, in cost and capabilities. So much so I've started looking to build one myself.

    Your a bad influence JD... keep up the posts!

    RH
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  4. elgato gordo

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  5. jdrocks

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    you need to take a peek at the build thread for the V649HP, it's a Versys with a cop motor, not a Ninja. maybe you were thinking about the first two ER6 based bike builds.

    your example of the Twisted Throttle bike does not fit the category of bike found in the "Some Assembly Required" subforum, it's a bolt together bike better situated in the "Versys Owner's" thread where it was first introduced. i do like the fact that the V649HP was a Versys budget build and completed for less than 10% of the reported cost of the Twisted Throttle bike, putting this type of build within reach of riders who are very conscientious in stretching their riding dollars. the bike build has been proven capable as a dual sport bike in the accepted use of that terminology.

    since the OP question was "Can a Versys be as good as a KLR?" and it was asked here in the builder's forum, the answer lies in the innovative and inexpensive Ninja/Versys builds found here, and not in the aftermarket parts catalogs.


    lastly, i'm not at all keen on ill mannered or rude responses to riders homebased outside the USA asking for help or information. the USA riding community has a tradition of being unfailingly hospitable to foreign riders, i'd like to keep that tradition alive, be it here or on the road.
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  6. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    yup, that's me...bad influence, but good company.

    let the build begin...come back with some photos.

    if you read the build thread, you know that there are a couple of UK riders adding the DRZ forks/R1 shock/DL wheel mods to their Versys bikes, both with scheduled rides to Morocco in 2012. you might PM them to see how they're coming along, stop by for a look if not far away.
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  7. rrittner

    rrittner Expand your sphere of awarness

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    Is there a thread for these builds? I do enjoy the amount of suspension I have on my current bike, would be nice to have the knowlegde on how to bump the suspension up by a few inches.

    I've also enjoyed reading about your adventures on your rat bike.
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  8. Bart1

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    I have just done a extended fork thread here

    http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,11873.75.html

    http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18133

    Managed to add 30mm of travel using existing forks and springs.

    Bart
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  9. S.t.t.G.

    S.t.t.G. Mind over metal...

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  10. Mike_drz

    Mike_drz Banned

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    we should enjoy while it can, both are very good bike to fit my kinda style :D
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