Versys owners checkin

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by pilot, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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    It's fine on logging roads. Here's mine in Michaux State Forest in PA.

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  2. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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    Wait til I get around to making the yellow hand guards!:rofl

    Can't remember. I had a route sheet handed out at a BMW rally. There's a thread about Michaux somewhere in ADV that's full of info. There's a ton of routes in the area. The ride laid out on that route sheet was about 100 miles. Great place to ride.
  3. El Zilcho

    El Zilcho n00b

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    Hi All, don't know if there are any Aussies in here, but what is with the dull brown colour we are stuck with for the current model? Do wish the yellow was available here!

    Anyway, will hopefully be picking up one of these in the next few weeks, have been without a bike for about 5 years now and looking forward to getting back into it!
  4. samk

    samk Adventurer

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    Love the brown color - I think of it as 'milk chocolate' and it would b my first choice were I to luck into the funds to purchase new. Of course, I'm a chick, and you know how we are about chocolate!:clap
  5. Bigolechalupa

    Bigolechalupa Been here awhile

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    ....and I happen to be a dude, who loves the brown too! And I've got the black/yellow, lol.......:D
  6. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Any pics of the brown?
  7. medic8008

    medic8008 Adventurer

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    not to change topics, been riding 40+ years. finaly got the bike ive always wanted> picked up a 2012 versys last may and love it. better road performance than my klr and able to handle fire roads like a dream. so question i have installed a givi windscreen and am wondering if barkbuster storms will work with it.im not sure if the storms will hit the windscreen at full lock. would like the hand guards, its cold here in NYC in feb.
  8. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    Hey Medic! I am here riding my Versys in NYC Brooklyn) too this winter. I have the barkbusters installed currently, but with the MRA windscreen. No issue so far. Congrats on the new bike!
  9. medic8008

    medic8008 Adventurer

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    thanks for the info moto> nice to see another year round rider in the big apple.how do you like that vario screen? see from your info you like to ride vermont> i go up that way alot. rt 100 is a favorit. love the state campgrounds in vt.
  10. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    I like the Vario quite a bit - but its the one with the added spoiler, not purchased as one piece (a guy did a review of it on the Versys forum). I waited around until I got the screen cheap from a forum member - and then bought the pricey spoiler. It has a bunch of variable articulation for finding the right spot for your preference (hence the name I guess).

    Vermont has been amazing - and there is a good chance that I may be leaving the Big Apple for points north sometime this coming Spring/Summer. I look forward to riding the state more thoroughly this year - but the trips I have done so far have been amazing. Winter will be another matter up there, but I have my layer system down pat - so we will see how it holds up to the frigid Northeast Kingdom. Might need some TKCs on the bike for next winter though...
  11. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Here is a pic of the brown:

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  12. manx_20

    manx_20 Been here awhile

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    If ups starts motorcycle deliveries I'm switching jobs :beer:..... Sure beats sitting in the office

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  13. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Versys in its natural environment! :D

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  14. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    Is the FED-EX one purple?

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  15. flatwoods

    flatwoods Been here awhile

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    i have the givi screen and barkbuster storms and yes they will hit took a dremel tool and formed the screen to the guards till it cleared take your time trace it out and get after it painters tape on the screen will help
  16. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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  17. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Looks sporty but what happened to your rear subframe?
  18. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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    Some guys like to remove the passenger peg trellis to clean up the appearance of the bike.
  19. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Doesn't that really hurt the structural integrity of the bike?
  20. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    I don't think the integrity would be compromised much unless you're loading up the rear seat of the bike. It doesn't seem to offer much structural support. You can see it pretty well if you have put on hard pannier supports which attach to the bike by removing (then replacing) a few of the trelis bolts.