Versys owners checkin

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

  1. RideOn2

    RideOn2 Been here awhile

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    Fortunately I saw the old lady approaching the stop sign and always assume the worst I tapped the brakes at about 20mph and figure I hit the dusty dirt road at 17 or so. It had been very dry and the road surface had a very thin layer of talc type dust. Wheel tucked in and I hit the road in less than a heart beat. Pretty much fine now.
  2. Ibraz

    Ibraz Been here awhile

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    Went to Baie-Comeau on the north coast of the St-Laurence to have a few drinks with a friend in an ultra low budget "need to get out a bit" kind of trip.
    Stayed two days in an effort to avoid bad weather but had to go west through the storm that was going east.
    The picture was taken in St-Irénée on Rte 362 on the way back.
  3. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    It would appear that it is impossible to get an amber coloured 12v10w globe in my town on a Sunday during covid so I'm looking to replace my clear turn signal lenses with amber ones.

    Would the turn signals on the third gen Versys be the same as the second gen? They appear to be and I've found amber lenses for the 3rd gen and not the 2nd gen on eBay.
  4. RoaringTodd

    RoaringTodd Been here awhile

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    Greetings. I’ve traded in my 2017 for another brand motorcycle. I do have the Seat Concepts seat (best investment imo), T-Rex guards, and the rear rack attachments you can use to attach a pelican case sitting in my garage. PM me and help me get this out of my garage. Thanks for all your advice over the years.
  5. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    So what did you get? :hmmmmm

    Gustavo
  6. REDHORSE

    REDHORSE Adventurer

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  7. RoaringTodd

    RoaringTodd Been here awhile

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    BMW R 1200 GS
  8. Atalanta89

    Atalanta89 Been here awhile

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    North Carolina
    9088AA09-341F-4941-A95A-A92B5F81703A.jpeg I’ve been stationed in South Korea for a year. It’s been about nine months since I got to ride this beautiful machine.
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  9. Atalanta89

    Atalanta89 Been here awhile

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    Here’s my 19” Vstrom swap. Thanks @jdrocks for the info, it’s been most helpful. I’ll have to make some ABS rings, which I'll figure out later but for now it’s on and I’m happy. For rubber I went with a 110 series Motoz Tractionator Adventure tire. 1E3EBF67-0DC5-4B32-8E32-E59C3AC5CB0B.jpeg
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  10. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    bike looks great, now swap in the inexpensive SV rear wheel for a matching set of 3-spoke wheels, also easy work.

    custom ABS ring for the DL wheel discussed in the V649 thread, including photos of a handcrafted example. seems like it wouldn't be too difficult to set up a file for a laser cut. there may be other ways to go about this too, but i haven't looked at the situation closely enough to offer additional suggestions.
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  11. MoneySlide

    MoneySlide Tall Teller of Tales

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    thinking about selling my bike its a 2018 versys 650 LT about what would one of those be worth with around 9k miles 60634857665__9AA9DD50-665A-4CE8-B3FE-EF8240C60989.jpg
  12. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Long timer

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    $5500 give or take a little.
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  13. MoneySlide

    MoneySlide Tall Teller of Tales

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    That’s what I was figuring
  14. Cactus67

    Cactus67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Anybody know the cost of the OEM bags and mounts used on the 650 LT?

    Looks like just new colors for '21, and the dealer has a standard 2020 model left.
  15. mentolio

    mentolio King of the island of unwanted toys...

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    I haven't checked since 2016, but back then the cost of the OEM (really made by Givi, I think?) bags was ridiculous to the tune of over 1200 bucks (may have been significantly more, but I was trying to swing the top box too). Unfortunately, Kawasaki parts are often sold "ala-cart." Meaning: the bag is just the bag, no locks, no color inserts (the white colored parts in the above photo are actually separate pieces), no decals...all extra and pricey as hell. You might be better served looking for used or another manufacturer unless you're one helluva negotiator (I apparently am not!).
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  16. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Here:

    https://www.kawasaki.com/accessories/vehicle/2020-versys-650-abs/KLE650FLFA

    As @mentolio mentioned, if you are a good negotiator, maybe you can get a deal with the bike. But at MSRP, there is no doubt that buying an LT is a lot cheaper.

    Gustavo
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  17. bajashaw

    bajashaw n00b

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    Where are you all finding stainless steel brake lines and better pads? Mine is a 2014.
  18. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    Your local hydraulic hose shop or even NAPA can custom make them for you. Different color hose and fittings if you like.

    Just tell them it’s for your farm tractor if they ask.

    Worth while up front, but wouldn’t bother with rear.
  19. mminob

    mminob MotoHolic

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  20. bajashaw

    bajashaw n00b

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    Galfer says they do not make brake lines for a 2014 Versys ABS.