Versys owners checkin

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

  1. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    Thanks! You know, I couldn't help but think about your crash while I was putting these on. :thumb
  2. OnlyVees

    OnlyVees Moto-journalist

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    Who painted their pannier trim panels red? Pics? What did you use for paint?
  3. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    I did :clap I used PPG base coat and 3000 clear.
  4. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    Glad I could help in making a decision. :eek1
  5. OnlyVees

    OnlyVees Moto-journalist

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    According to PPG, the paint code is 911264. Maybe this will help someone else down the road...

    william t- feel free to post up a picture or two of your painted luggage. :evil
  6. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    Passion Red it just takes two colors to mix it. D752 243.3 grams and D979 11.5 grams. We did not use a paint code ,we mixed it by using a Profit to read the pigment of the paint. Works a lot better. I think there are pictures of my other Versys in this thread.
  7. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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  8. guesswork

    guesswork Been here awhile

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    Do thet extend enough to double as forward pegs? Thanks
  9. OnlyVees

    OnlyVees Moto-journalist

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    Thanks a bunch william... the more info I have for my paint guy, the better.

    I was just at the bookstore (with my 3-year-old) thumbing through the June 08 issue of Sport Rider magazine. They raced a Versys at Daytona! Pretty cool article, I'll spare you the details as I'll surely get something wrong.
  10. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    As a matter of fact, they do. Your feet are a little high, but I imagine you'd get used to it. If nothing else, it gives you a different place to put your feet on a long trip. They feel sturdy enough!
  11. Goat-Boy

    Goat-Boy Gnarly Sheepfucker

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    Here's a picture taken on hwy 20 headed toward Winthrop, Washington. On the return leg I passed a few cars on the way up the pass (behind the bike on the photo), stopped at the top to talk with my riding partners, and turned around to see the cars that I had just passed hit by an avalanche.:eek1 Not sure if anyone was hurt as only one car made it through, a 4x4 Suburban, and his vehicle was toast. Highway crews were right there as it happened, and we heard another avalanche not too far away so we decided to head for home. I had a helmet cam on and took some footage of the carnage, but when I checked the video there was nothing.. Aaaargh!! :huh

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  12. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    Great photo :clap
  13. OnlyVees

    OnlyVees Moto-journalist

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    I found a pretty cool solution to mounting my GPS. I was inspired by one of the guys at the Versys UK forum, and came up with this. I did have to spend $4 at Ace for some stainless hardware.

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    It's 100% reversable and only required a wee bit of grinding on the Ram mount base.

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    I have a Garmin Quest 2 on the way... my old Magellan Xplorist is dead.
  14. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    Quick update: Went for a ride yesterday & tried out the sliders as foot rests. It feels awkward to me having my feet up that high. I also didn't feel as in control as I did with my feet on the pegs.
  15. Bikeaddict

    Bikeaddict Bikeless Due To Recession

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    :clap Awesome b&w pix at last. I am tired of colour! Tell us what kind of end can is that? Scorpion? And what windshield? It doesnt look like the OEM to me.
  16. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Thanks man... the can is indeed a Scorpion. It delivers fantastic,
    full throated, music very similar to a 916 running through Termis or
    perhaps a small block V8 @ full chat.

    As for the screen... it's simply the stock screen turned upside down.

    Delivers less turbulence imho and looks a little better to these eyes.

    Can be done in about 2 minutes.

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  17. Bikeaddict

    Bikeaddict Bikeless Due To Recession

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    ....and another Q, what kind of tank bag do you have? Brand?
    Thanx again
  18. william t.

    william t. Been here awhile

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    Another nice weekend on the Versys. The first picture is on old hwy76 just outside of Blairsville. The second and third ones are on hwy 60 at an overllok just south of Dockery Lake. It was Jame's first time riding in the mountains. :clap

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  19. Bear on a bicycle

    Bear on a bicycle Been here awhile

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    Nice pics again!! :thumb
  20. guesswork

    guesswork Been here awhile

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    Mine is about shot at under 7000 miles. Tourance on order