Versys owners checkin

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

  1. Killyman

    Killyman Adventurer

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    Sorry to hear about both your lowside crash and your wife's bicycle crash. Hope you are both doing well. Thank God for gear and the common sense to wear it.

    I had a nasty low-speed highside (all my fault - cold tires and gunned the throttle) last December and suffered a concussion with a brief bout of amnesia and a torn rotator cuff. That's with all the gear. Luckily the bike didn't suffer too much because it is an older GSXR 1000 that I made into a Streetfighter. The frame sliders saved it as they should. :D

    Keep me posted on the status of what the insurance company decides to do with the bike. Although I hate to do it, I may be selling my Versys soon due to some recent financial issues. :cry
  2. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    They called yesterday and confirmed it was a total loss. Now to see how much I get.
  3. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    William T., I know you are bummed, but from the looks of it might be repairable by someone that does that sort of thing. Be interesting how much to buy back from INS.

    Have seen two V's go for around 5400 in texas in past month used.

    Good luck.

    Like I said on the other forum, seems you had the suspension dialed in perfect to be getting that far over, can you share what your settings were front and back? I am still adjusting mine for optium, think I am close.
  4. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    I did not do much to the suspension. Set the rear preload on it's highest setting and that was about it. The Versys just works so good that it does not need much.
  5. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    Picking up mine today... :wave And, it's my birthday... :clap :clap
  6. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    :fitz
  7. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    I am so happy. 9032.00 for my bike and Givis. :clap Think you Progressive.
  8. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Many happy returns man.It's a fine scooter.
    Suggestion: Scorpion Exhaust. Mine makes it sound
    like a small block V8.... no kidding.
  9. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    Thanks!!

    Did you get the dealer to put it on?

    I want one... :evil
  10. roadkilt

    roadkilt Adventurer

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    William T - so glad you and your wife are OK! Congrats on the proper insurance $ too. So...whatcha gonna get?

    David Weed
  11. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Indeed.

    I'll post a pic and sound clip tonight.
  12. guesswork

    guesswork Been here awhile

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    Tell them you will take $500 less and keep the bike. you can go into the parts business...
  13. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    After my Texas trip, my rear tire is pretty well shot. So, today, I welded up a track stand so I can change it. :D Pics later.

    I got the spools at Cycle Gear in San Antonio last weekend.
  14. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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  15. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    Don't they have people that do that sort of thing for you where you live?
  16. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    I picked mine up today and damn, what a great bike. Much more than I expected. What a great little bike! Hell, it's not even little. I love the looks and love the ride. I took it easy, to get the feel of it, but I love the feel of it. Mirrors are kinda hard to see what is behind you, I noticed. Is there a place to lock your helmet on while you're in the store? Kinda slides my long ass forward, crushing my nuts, which I'll have to address but damn, I love it!!!

    I was not expecting this much bike at all. It's light, nimble, more power than I need, and fun. Two thumbs up :thumb :thumb
  17. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    Mirrors are kinda hard to see what is behind you

    Some people used Louis.de universal led mirrors as replacements, or Tiger mirrors, and I think there was a different kind, can't remember the name. The extenders seem to worsen the vibes.

    Is there a place to lock your helmet on while you're in the store?

    There are some hooks of sort underneath the seat for "locking" the helmet.

    crushing my nuts, which I'll have to address but damn, I love it!!!

    Oh, I am sure everybody is very interested in how you're going to address your nuts, especially since you love them. Don't keep us waiting, please :evil

    Seriously now, congrats on your purchase :clap

    Allriding
  18. 101N

    101N peccavi

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  19. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    You mean, other the the one or two opinions expressed in the other 45 pages and 680 posts? :dunno


    Or maybe that is the problem. It doesn't rival the F800GS thread, but it's not dying either... :lol3


    Gustavo
  20. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    How do you open the seat? During my "check out" at the dealer he said that the seat does not come off without a tool??