Versys owners checkin

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

  1. OKJohn

    OKJohn Adventurer

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    I bought a 13 v7 Stone in December. ..13 Versys in February.
    The Stone is up for sale...
    Thought I had already posted here, but I guess not.
  2. sfrider300

    sfrider300 Been here awhile

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    The V7 is a city bike. I had one and liked it a lot. But my next bike will be an affordable do-everything bike, which is synonymous for Versys. Also looking at the CBX, but I'm pretty sure the Versys will be better for touring.
  3. sfrider300

    sfrider300 Been here awhile

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    The V7 is a city bike. I had one and liked it a lot. But my next bike will be an affordable do-everything bike, which is synonymous for Versys. Also looking at the CBX, but I'm pretty sure the Versys will be better for touring, plus they are available used and farkled in abundance.
  4. Freerydejunky

    Freerydejunky Hooligan

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    I worked at a Honda stealership for a few months this summer. The cb500x is everything the Versys should have been.

    My only issue... Bargain basement suspension again. You'll drop 2k easy to get it where it should have been. But the little motor is a blast!!
  5. Soldier311

    Soldier311 Long timer

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    Except for 6'2" guys like me, the Grom Sr. (CB500X) needs to grow a bit if it's going to fit us. I look a bit cramped on the CB500X.
  6. Freerydejunky

    Freerydejunky Hooligan

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    That is true... Guys like me 5'9" it fits fine :D
  7. GS Weaver

    GS Weaver idiot

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    That's one reason I went with a Versys. I'm 6'2, 290. That pretty much eliminates anything but an adventure tourer style motorcycle. Although I did fit on the ZX-14 rather comfortably :wink:
  8. Soldier311

    Soldier311 Long timer

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    Looks like you've owned a lot of bikes, so you should know what works; so I'm curious why you chose the Versys over a Vstrom Wee.
  9. Freerydejunky

    Freerydejunky Hooligan

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    150 mile preride of the TAT today. Preformed flawlessly!!

    Videos to come tomorrow
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  10. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    A V7 will go anywhere a Versys will go. With me on it, anyway. I've learned the hard way about trying to make a motorcycle something it's not.
  11. flying_hun

    flying_hun Moral Hazard

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    Grant, subscribing to your thread, and looking forward to having you back in California so we can go riding some more.
  12. GS Weaver

    GS Weaver idiot

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    Basically cost. I found a crazy deal on a brand new leftover '12. The brand new Vstrom's are pretty bad ass, but they are getting expensive now. $8500 is a lot of money to spend on a 650 standard. I could drop a little extra and have a used ZX-14. I know apples and oranges but still, $8500 can buy a lot more bike than a Vstrom in my opinion.
  13. Freerydejunky

    Freerydejunky Hooligan

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    Fabbed up a gravel guard yesterday out of a spare KTM skid plate.

    Doesn't offer any skid protection as it is mounted to the headers, but it shall serve its suppose. The filter had gotten pretty beat up this last week.

    Mounted with a u bolt and high temp silicone wrapped loop clamp.
    (Sorry about the larger than life pictures... posting from my phone...

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  14. Freerydejunky

    Freerydejunky Hooligan

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    Looking forward to more great rides as well! :D
  15. allxt250

    allxt250 Adventurer

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    Been looking at the versys for a while now. Really thinking about getting rid of my xt250 and buying a 2012 to 2014 model what ever comes up first . Just wanting a little input on the idea

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
  16. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    i'm sure you already know that most TAT roads look nothing like the graded gravel in the photo. some have no grading or gravel.
  17. Freerydejunky

    Freerydejunky Hooligan

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    Oh I know. :rofl
  18. feathered

    feathered Been here awhile

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    My wife's '09 V has always put out a lot of vibration. It's worst in the footpegs, and worst at ~5000 rpms. What fixes have you all done for vibrations in the footpegs? What other pegs have you tried, and did they fix or improve the vibration?

    I'm sure this has been discussed in the thread, but I don't know how to search within a thread :|
  19. pretbek

    pretbek Long timer

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    Have you done a throttle body sync? That might help a lot.
  20. Soldier311

    Soldier311 Long timer

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    How does that help with vibrations? Forgive me in advance, as I'm totally ignorant on this subject - just trying to learn.