Versys owners checkin

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

  1. roadkilt

    roadkilt Adventurer

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    Location:
    Snoqualmie, WA (USA)
    Welcome to the brothel! :evil

    David
  2. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    677
    Location:
    Suches ,Ga.
    It took three days to get mine. :clap
  3. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    677
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    Suches ,Ga.
    Last Monday we had three Versys at Suches and I did not have my camera. That would have been a record :rofl
  4. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    Already getting close to oil change time. Should have never ever gotten another Versys all I want to do is ride and ride and ride and etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:lol3
  5. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    Why did I go and buy another Versys ? Cannot go into the basement because there she sets all hot and red. Cannot keep my hands off her and she returns the favor with her sweet tone. So nice and trim between my legs like no other thing could ever be. It must be true love because I love no other just want to ride her over and over. At the days end I am so weak but a good nights sleep and I will be back at my peak. Ready to ride her again and again. :1drink :1drink :1drink :rofl :rofl
  6. OnlyVees

    OnlyVees Moto-journalist

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    Looks like Kawasaki has pulled all of the hard accessories for the Versys from their website. Weird. :huh
  7. OnlyVees

    OnlyVees Moto-journalist

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    Oddometer:
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    Location:
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    I ordered a 16-tooth front sprocket today. I can't believe how short the gearing is on this bike; it reminds me of driving my Dad's 71 Challenger with 4.30 gears and a 4-speed.

    I'm also hoping to "win" a handful of Caterpiller o-rings on Ebay. They're supposed to work great as a penny-tech throttle lock.

    Next on the list is an MRA Vario screen.

    Is there a tasteful radiator protector/screen for the Versys?
  8. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Suches ,Ga.
    O rings work pretty good for a throttle lock. The gearing is perfect for riding the mountains like I do most of the time. For touring it would help to be geared higher.
  9. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    I sure was wishing I had heated grips this weekend. I foolishly went off with only one pair of gloves, and not the warm ones, into a weekend with thunderstorms forcast. :patch
  10. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    Suches ,Ga.
    I wear heated gear and now am spoiled. The heated grips kelp the palms of my hands warm but the top of them still got cold. Heated gloves are perfect. :clap
  11. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    I like the RoMatech radiator guard, was simple to install.

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  12. rhino_343

    rhino_343 Southern Explorer

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    Location:
    Yallingup Western Australia
    Have any of you guys ridden both the Versys and the F650GS Dakar? I have the Dakar and it is a great bike, but I really like the Versys and can pick up one for a really good price at the moment. I am going in for a test ride later in the week, but what I would like is some opinions from people that have ridden both?? Any feedback would be much appreciated as I am really interested in this bike!:super
  13. hngngnthr

    hngngnthr Geriatric degenerate

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    Tigerville, SC
    It took me about a week to get mine. Arrived on 5/8. We thought we ordered red trim and it came in black and that's the only color available at this time apparnently. I sent the trim back.

    If you thought you were going to get red trim, check it out when it arrives. It's probably black.
  14. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Here and installed... as you can see by the racks.
    Fine bags indeed.

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  15. FeverDog

    FeverDog Adventurer

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    Awesome pics Terrytori!! :clap
  16. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Merci beaucoup Dog... i appreciate that.
  17. guesswork

    guesswork Been here awhile

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    So. W. Florida & N. Ga.
    Does anyone have any experience running Tourance 150/70/17 on a Versys?
    How was it? Was milage + or- 10k miles?
  18. Crashit

    Crashit GO HARD OR NOT AT ALL

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    Has anybody amp up the power by using a sdi modul
  19. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    Converse, Tx
  20. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Suches ,Ga.
    Nice:clap