Versys owners checkin

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by pilot, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    The new versys 1000 looks ridiculous! But the price tag is upsetting
  2. AmbientMoto

    AmbientMoto Adventurer

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    Got out for a few hours on what will probably be the last 60+ degree day for some time... after a long weekend around too many people, it was nice.

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  3. Atalanta89

    Atalanta89 Been here awhile

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    Led a group ride with some like minded adventure riders the other day. Always a good day when your setting out and enjoying your surroundings. Here are some pictures captured by my friends and I. We went through multiple counties, country roads, ate some BBQ by the local airport and then continued on. Some clocked in about 200 miles round trip.

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  4. HopkinsOldGuy

    HopkinsOldGuy Adventurer

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    A little late to add my two cents worth, but I thought I would anyway.
    I had a Russel put on my old BMW R 80. Best investment I ever made for that bike. Yes, it did cost me a little over $500 at the time, but it made 500+ mile days not a problem.
  5. Atalanta89

    Atalanta89 Been here awhile

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    I have the Seat Concepts low seat with the gripper top and have put many long hour rides on it. It’s been well worth the money but Terry’s was my second option.
  6. Motogasoline

    Motogasoline Been here awhile

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    Sargent is not on the level of seat concepts versys 650 seat. No comparison. The SC is an amazing improvement. As far as I can tell the sargent looks great but that's it.
  7. MoneySlide

    MoneySlide Tall Teller of Tales

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    8EFC1DD0-D777-414B-8B47-45E074F5B72F.jpeg We had some tornados this past weekend and my 18my versys decided to sleep through the storms. Only damage is it scuffed the saddle bag and broke the factory handguard does anyone have any recommendations for new handguards now that I have a reason to upgrade
  8. Doug Just Doug

    Doug Just Doug Silly Party Candidate Supporter

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    Yikes. I like my Givi handguards very much in the rain and cold, but I don't have a basis for comparison since my 2015 ABS model didn't come with the OEM guards.
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  9. MoneySlide

    MoneySlide Tall Teller of Tales

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    The mounting bracket is in two pieces so I guess if it ever hits the ground it’s just gonna shear off the plastic cover 002591FD-D2BF-4D11-ACA3-50D97064A3B4.jpeg 7D6C8917-6472-41BD-B95D-B91127439155.jpeg
  10. Atalanta89

    Atalanta89 Been here awhile

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    Barkbusters Storms are a good upgrade with more coverage than the stock unit.
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  11. Wood1

    Wood1 Long timer Supporter

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    I put the storms on my 09 and love them. They are sturdy. Dropped the bike several times on the MABDR with no damage.
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  12. MoneySlide

    MoneySlide Tall Teller of Tales

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    That looks like what I’m looking for
  13. mentolio

    mentolio Been here awhile

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    I just installed Barkbuster VPS hand guards on my AT, and they are great. They are also adjustable, having a two position wind deflector. Even in the high position they don't have the coverage that the storms do, but if you live someplace temperate to warm, the VPS kit may suit your needs better.

    By coverage I meant wind protection/deflection. They use the same aluminum frame, so protection should be equal.
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