Versys-X 300 Picture Thread ...

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by GsVs, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. rideforzen

    rideforzen Long timer

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    Had a nice ride on the back roads. The suspension is doing a good job on the rocks. Better than when newer. I think im around 8K miles.

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  2. GS750T

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    Local ABATE Toy Run, the mighty 300 in a sea of HD! 36 toy run 001.jpg
  3. IRockJAG

    IRockJAG Adventurer

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    Here is my 2017 versys x 300. awesome bike so far!

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  4. BigFatAl

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  5. T-Bass

    T-Bass Adventurer

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    anyone looking for a madstad bracket and shield? i've got one collecting dust in the garage.
  6. IRockJAG

    IRockJAG Adventurer

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    what tires are these?
  7. vntgmx

    vntgmx Been here awhile

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    TKC80s. Great tires imo on & off road for non hardcore dirt
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  8. IRockJAG

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    I been looking at tire options. currently running shinkos 804/805.
  9. GS750T

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    Pics from Florida, I usually take the big v strom to Florida but this year we give the mighty 300x the pleasure. Two up most of time, high lite of the trip was riding the Loop Road through the northern part of the Everglades, Big Cypress National Park. 20200225_101133.jpg 20200304_111505.jpg 100_2569 - Copy - Copy.JPG
  10. pkalkul

    pkalkul Adventurer Supporter

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    In the woods of central Indiana. I love this bike for gravel roads, but have taken it on single track as well, and it is surprisingly capable! I have been running Shinko 804/805 tires on both the Versys and my V-strom, and they are my current favorites.
  11. speedysheep

    speedysheep Been here awhile

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    Where was this taken? Hoosier National Forest?

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  12. pkalkul

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    Yes, Hoosier National Forest. I have been spending a lot of time there lately!
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  14. kmahow2

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  15. Gham

    Gham past expiration date Supporter

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  16. judobiker

    judobiker Been here awhile

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    63B1C6BE-A3CF-488D-839F-7C215866133A.jpeg A couple of pics from last weekend. I had a chance to push the limits a little on some rougher terrain 3EA46306-C7C7-4211-BD3A-CDAEB51A1AFC.jpeg
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  17. twaldron

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    I’d be interested in hearing more about your driving lights and installation.
  18. judobiker

    judobiker Been here awhile

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    2FDF276F-E8AB-4185-8435-474739D03B9E.jpeg I got them From ADV Monster, a vendor I learned about from this site. They’re very well made and came with the complete wiring harness and on/off switch. I ordered with the amber lens for about $12 more. I mounted them to the crash bars with very cheap aluminum handlebar mounts off of ebay (~$10). I wired everything straight to the battery because I could do that without removing anything. The first time I need to take off the faring I’ll move it to the accessory port. After about 2,000 miles, most of it gravel, nothing has moved or needed to be tightened so I’m happy.

    the only caution i have if you get the cheap mounts, don’t overtighten them. It would be easy to disintegrate the aluminum screws. I just got them snug and used thread sealer and so far so good.
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  19. twaldron

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    Thanks for the informative reply! I have the same TRex bars. One of the things that was slowing me down on doing this, is taking everything apart. I like the battery idea until I need to dismantle everything. Love to see these bikes out in the wild.
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  20. judobiker

    judobiker Been here awhile

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    With the T-Rex bars I had to monkey around to find a place for the light mounts to fit. If you mount them under the bars, your fender could hit them when the forks compress. On tops, there’s not a lot of room between the bend in the bar and the edge of the faring. This seems to work okay. If I had more expensive mounts it may have fit easier

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