My ADVersys

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by kajj, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. 2fast4u

    2fast4u Been here awhile

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    Like the way your bike is turning out. I made a caliber bracket for my build out of 4" angle iron .Cut one side off and shimmed to fit. i have put 3500 miles on it with no problems. My bike is not as nice as yours but it is a blast to ride and beat the hell out of.:lol3


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  2. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Thanks.

    nicely done!

    Simple and cheap solution.
  3. Rhyno

    Rhyno PrsnalityAccentuator

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    Nice build and video! Thanks for sharing....

    -Rhyno
  4. Bart1

    Bart1 Adventurer

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    Great build and the vid was excellent. :clap

    I have a V and have done the DL wheel swap but not the DRZ forks yet.....but was wondering how your V was to ride compared to your friends XT660Z in the video, I used to have a XT660R which was great except for the engine on long road sections.

    Looking forward to your next mods.
  5. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    I have only tried out the XT660Z for a ahort section of gravel. No sand or trails yet. What I can say is that the
    suspension of the XT660Z felt smoother over the potholes. But thas was when I where riding the Versys with the
    original suspension. We will see how they compare next summer with the new suspension on the Versys.

    I think it`s going to be awsome with the new suspenion, and the XT660Z will eat dust:evil
  6. Bart1

    Bart1 Adventurer

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    Looking forward to reports on the dust eating !!!!
  7. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello kajj,
    finaly your thread has reached the right position in this forum as I mentioned from time to time. Keep on going!!! :clap
    Kind regards, Bambi
  8. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Thanks.

    I have a few things to get from the post office next week:evil

    And hopefully the caliper adapter and cover plate will be done soon.

    So in a week or two there will hopefully be some updates on the build.
  9. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Got some new goodies mounted to the bike. :evil

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  10. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    I wanted a new GPS-mount and decided to go with the Touratech lockable mount.

    Some stuff from my bicycle was cut, drilled and mounted together to form a adapter from the
    Touratech mount to my "windshield brackets".
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    The new fairng is mounted to the bike, will post pics in a day or two.

    Things to do!

    * mount new brake line.............................................. ......ok
    * Find a 310 mm disc.............................................. ........ok
    * Finish wheel axle.............................................. ............ok
    * fabricate brake caliper adapter
    * headlight rubbermount....................................... ... .........ok
    * new rally fairing
    * carbon fiber dash, relocate switches and power outlets
    * relocate turn signals
    * Weld and paint sidestand
    * Install HID lights
    * mount radiator guard............................................. .....ok
    * cut front fender and fabricate mount..............................ok
    * change sprockets and chain...................................3/3 ok
    * Air filters........................................... .........................ok
    * paint luggage rack.......................................................ok
    * tighten side mirror mounts...........................................o k
    * check rear wheel/swingarm bearings............................ok
  11. Albin

    Albin Adventurer

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    My brother did like this....
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  12. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello kajj,
    so glad to have you still here! Especially after our communication concerning sudden loss of friends a few days ago!
    'Set on fire' sounds like an idiot at work?! And the circumstances (2 nights in a row) point in this direction, too! Please take care for yourself! I wish you best luck to come out of this situation and return to your usual life (normal life sounds not quite right to me as nor you nor me seem to lead quite normal lives).
    Good luck, mate! And please, pay attention!
    Kindest regards, Bambi
  13. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hope your not criticized for having a motorcycle in your room!
  14. divimon2000

    divimon2000 Been here awhile

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    Sweet build and nice thread. :clap I like the way it turned out!
  15. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    a serial arsonist living in your student housing, what next?

    stay safe, my friend. it sounds like you need to buy your own smoke detector.
  16. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    So. I have had some time to process the events that occurred last weekend. I been offered a place to stay for
    as long as I need by some friends. I will not be able to move back to my apartment for about 2-3 months.

    But I now feel a lot better and am in the mood to post some new pics of the Kawasaki Dakar:evil

    First, the new fairing from Off The Road:
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    It almost makes a perfect fit over the OEM light-frame. Only need to remove these:
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    Nothing you can`t do with a saw
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    And off it goes.
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    And finally plug them both.
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    Allmost forgot, also have to bend these on each side of the frame.
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    I just took the brackets from the old fairing and bent them into shape.

    One at each side of the fairing, and one at the bottom.
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    I know the are not the nicest brackets. But they will do the job.
  17. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Let me present the all new Kawasaki Dakar

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    Hope you like it as much as I do (thou I doubt that is possible)
    I believe that I am very close to owning my dream bike.:clap

    I wonder about the color?

    I think the black works as it is, but I also wonder if white would look better.
    Or maybe a combination of them both.



    Things to do!

    * mount new brake line.............................................. ......ok
    * Find a 310 mm disc.............................................. ........ok
    * Finish wheel axle.............................................. ............ok
    * fabricate brake caliper adapter
    * headlight rubbermount....................................... ... .........ok
    * new rally fairing................................................................ok
    * carbon fiber dash, relocate switches and power outlets
    * relocate turn signals
    * Weld and paint sidestand
    * mount radiator guard............................................. .....ok
    * cut front fender and fabricate mount..............................ok
    * change sprockets and chain...................................3/3 ok
    * Air filters........................................... .........................ok
    * paint luggage rack.............................................. .........ok
    * tighten side mirror mounts...........................................o k
    * check rear wheel/swingarm bearings............................ok
  18. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello kajj,
    you're ingenious! :clap
    Just as I always thought an off-road-Versys should look like!!! Nice to see that at least one person is around to share my view.
    Concerning colour: I'd try to make it part of the blue and white colour-design of the bike. My proposition: upper front in white to resemble a competition-number-plate. And a low white bow to pick up the design of your tank-panel. The rest of it in the same blue colour as the bike.
    As already said: I'm struck!!!
    Kind regards, Bambi
    PS: I'm sure this is the best recreation from last week's disaster!
  19. 2fast4u

    2fast4u Been here awhile

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    Nice work Kajj

    Just wondering if you have lowered your foot pegs? The stock foot peg height is cramped for me on the road ( i'm 6'2) and it's very cramped off road. If you have to stand and sit a lot like you do on a dirt bike your legs will be shot in no time. and another problem is i have already broken the shifter side peg mount off and if i lower the pegs it will make the mount weaker because of the leverage.

    If your going to ride on gravel and dirt roads at a slower pace and stay seated most of the time it will not be that big of a deal.
    Any concerns or idea's .

    As far as the color of your bike, what ever you like. Hay it's going to get scratched up no matter what the color is.:lol3
  20. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your kind words.

    I have thought about something like the color design that you mentioned.
    Have to wait until summer to paint it thou. So I have a lot of time to think about it.