Versys owners checkin

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

  1. bigflax925

    bigflax925 Adventurer

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    and intro pic.

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    My '09 on my way home from work.
  2. jimtoe

    jimtoe Dream'n of a Dream

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  3. rlbowers03

    rlbowers03 Been here awhile

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    Boy, I really like those! :clap Still wishing for lower protection, but these look great.
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  4. urbanXJ

    urbanXJ Long timer

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    that actually looks pretty good and would work out pretty good in a slide.
  5. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Do those really just screw over the top of the plastic frame trim piece in the back? :huh
  6. rlbowers03

    rlbowers03 Been here awhile

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    I suspect that it is for DEMO purposes. I know I would mount it Under the plastics.
  7. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    I'll snap a photo as soon as I can so you can see how it mounts.. its the one and only famous Algard bash plate.. they are gold :) Amazing craftmanship. Got the Algard adjustable windshield brackets too
  8. Nick Minneeesotin

    Nick Minneeesotin Kawi Rider

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    Has anyone ever ordered from http://www.dmvmoto.com to let us know how the service was? I would want to buy the Engine Guard but would like to know how others felt about the company first before giving them $180.
  9. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I don't know.
    They appear to be a copy or variant of the Hepco guards.
    All the pics I found of the Hepco guards, folks installed them over the plastic.

    FWIW I even found some crashed ones, and that mounting point held up OK.

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  10. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    Looks like I asked you the same question on page 252, almost 2 years ago, here's a reminder to everyone that may have bought a Versys with an Algard skidplate and don't know the history:

    ((Here's a related thread where a guy did a DIY skid plate on a Versys and used the ears on the oil pan, same bad result as the example below. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=898498 ))


    The first generation Algard mounted to the ears on the oil pan. A guy in SAmerica busted his oil pan when he high-centered on something. Those ears (you can see the 2 on the left side in pic 1) are for mounting ONLY non-weight-bearing cosmetic covers, and NOT a skid plate. A later version of the Algard reportedly removed the ears from the mounting technique. I kluged mine to mount to the exhaust and the frame, sometimes I go over high curbs and I can hear the skid plate hit a little.

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  11. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    Just got a new Windows phone, trying to figure out how to attach files. Goto dmv and searh for the versys. They arr There.


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  12. grahamfitter

    grahamfitter Adventurer

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    That's good to know; the paddock stand I bought works great at home and that's where its staying!
  13. FLtrooper

    FLtrooper Adventurer

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    My Versys has never let me down even after one trip over 10k miles (two up with my Wife)..

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    Debating of I will take it on my South American trip I am currently planning.. Any other Versys Owner travel south?

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  14. Aonarch

    Aonarch Adventurer

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    I got lost on mine, which is always fun!
  15. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    For lower protection, I'm using dmv lower engine guards and sw motech skid plate.

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  16. ZaethDekar

    ZaethDekar Been here awhile

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    So I was out for a fun ride up to Seattle from Vancouver taking the back roads... NF-25

    Amazing vistas.
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    Then I come around a tight left, right.. see this
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    then a tight left onto a straight stretch.

    I had to do a double take in my mirrors to make sure I actually saw what was there. They were up their logging and the guy on top of the helicopter is the mechanic.

    However I did have one mistake. Going around a left hand corner I looked to my right for a brief second and then when I looked through the corner I didn't think I was going to make it. Instead of just leaning the bike more I straightened up and road off the edge of the corner. You can see my tire track. I had about a foot and a half to two feet drop.
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    I ended up turning around and going through the corner at the same speed as before, I just looked through the corner and continued with a smile on my face.

    All in all it was a great day, even with the roads pretty much flooded when I was in SE Tacoma.
  17. Bigolechalupa

    Bigolechalupa Been here awhile

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    Good times Zaeth! :D
  18. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    "Debating of I will take it on my South American trip I am currently planning.. Any other Versys Owner travel south? "


    FLtrooper, Welcome to the forum. Nice looking Versys, beautiful looking wife.
    Does it count if I live up in Washington and rode south to Grand Canyon Torroweep Overlook, Bryce Canyon, Zion Park, Moab, on my 08 Versys? Have around 15,000 on it and it's never let me down either.
    some pics from that trip:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=17571747#post17571747
    My son is on it right now going for a morning ride with a friend who has a Buell Blast.
    I think the Versys would be fine going south of the border as long as your mindfull of the lower muffler clearance on potholes and crossing water that flows across roads.
    Check out Radiomans's 2yr ongoing trip:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134
    and you can see some great picks of his travels down there. Portland, Or south to Antartic, India, New Zealand, currently in Australia.
    rj
  19. FLtrooper

    FLtrooper Adventurer

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    RJ, I will check these out for sure and thanks for the kind words!

    We have been to many of the same places and I really enjoyed my time in Washington.. I stayed in Spokane (my wife loved Spokandy). I only have 14k on mine but it still purs!

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    Notice the broken down Harley in the back ground? haha

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  20. BarKnee

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    Nice pics of your travels FLt, I like the way you think:deal

    Here's a few pics of a recent trip to Wyoming for family visitating.

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    Eastern OR high speed wobble test zone... all is well:D
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    Possibility of rain, might get lucky so won't zip any vents
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    Zipping the vents
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    Scattered showers and evening light in volcano country
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