Versys-X 300 Picture Thread ...

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

  1. Northern_Rider777

    Northern_Rider777 Been here awhile

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    Don't worry everyone, I did the only ADV test that really matters: the Versys-X is indeed a REAL Adventure bike! IMG_2807.jpg
  2. kujo411

    kujo411 WR250r

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    I cant decide if this bike looks like a huge dude with a tiny head or a tiny dude with a huge head??
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  3. judobiker

    judobiker Been here awhile

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    This weekend I had the first real reminder that this isn’t a 250cc dual sport. I ran up on a stream bed with a steep bank. Tried to lift the front end a little but it plowed into silt that was essentially quicksand and a couple feet deep. Completely buried the front end. The bad part was after I wrestled the front end loose I had no choice but to try to get the back end through. It was some work but it honestly wasn’t too hard to maneuver. F7672F27-E0B2-4C53-A51C-BAC1D8A88B34.jpeg 11B1EC15-6CD1-49E5-B76B-BEADE11E2B50.jpeg

    I was deep in a National forest with no chance of getting help from anyone. It may not be a light dual sport but I was so thankful I wasn’t on a 500-600 lb adventure bike. I think I would still be there.
  4. Northern_Rider777

    Northern_Rider777 Been here awhile

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    I was in a very similar situation a few days ago, except add some snow into the mix. I was trying to cross a snowy section into a muddy section, the muddy section was a few inches higher...I thought I was making progress as my front end started getting higher (very new to dirt/mud) and realized a split second too late that the angle was too extreme and I wasn't moving forward anymore.

    Alone and remote, I too was thankful I wasn't on anything heavier. Glad you made it out!
  5. twaldron

    twaldron Dudeman

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    I think most guys bury their 600# adv bikes on the spot to avoid embarrassment.
  6. Krispyk

    Krispyk Adventurer

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    That's why I carry at least one ratchet strap to be used as an emergency come a long.
  7. Krispyk

    Krispyk Adventurer

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    Was out in the Allegheny National Forest near where I hunt discovering some roads. I recently bought a Vstrom 650 for the road and for my wife to ride with me. I cant understand why anyone wants a bike that heavy for offroading. I'm keeping my 300 for the dirt. 20200429_105412.jpg
  8. twaldron

    twaldron Dudeman

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    You a Jeeper too?
  9. Krispyk

    Krispyk Adventurer

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    I used to be.
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  10. twaldron

    twaldron Dudeman

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    Saw the Rubicon Express decal.
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  11. Krispyk

    Krispyk Adventurer

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    Lol yep. That's where it came from. Had to give up the jeep a few years ago when my late son was battling cancer.
  12. twaldron

    twaldron Dudeman

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    Ugh. I’m sorry to hear that. I can’t imagine that pain and I’ve been very close the effects. Father and wife. I wear a permanent bracelet that says Fuck Cancer. Sorry for your loss.
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  13. Krispyk

    Krispyk Adventurer

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    Thank you and I'm glad to hear they made it through.
  14. twaldron

    twaldron Dudeman

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    My father didn’t, my wife has been doing great 12 months for being stage 4. F Cancer. Sorry I got us off track. I’m a lifelong Jeep owner, and I hope I didn’t stir things up for you.
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  15. Krispyk

    Krispyk Adventurer

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    Sorry about your dad. No it's okay. He was 18 when he past 6 1/2 yrs ago. Wish the best for you and your wife.
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  16. Aero3685

    Aero3685 Adventurer

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    First outing on the bike... Technically the test ride since I didn't ride it pre purchase.

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    Deep sugar sand... Great workout, but kept the rubber side down.

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    On my way home I grabbed a box for a top box, the bungee cord backpack wasn't cutting it.

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    Now trying to decide on the larger Shad panniers or HT Tetons.
  17. Ken in Regina

    Ken in Regina Long timer Supporter

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    It's a bugger when the turtle can lead the way through that sand! :clap

    I hope you have many more great fun days with it, as I have.

    ...ken...
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  18. Skooter

    Skooter moto-slowpoke

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    Doesn't look like anywhere near Denver to me! :hmmmmm:D
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  19. Aero3685

    Aero3685 Adventurer

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    Doh... Signed up long ago, guess i should find and change that.

    Or keep confusing people. But yes, it's the polar opposite of Denver. The US's future great barrier reef, FL.
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  20. palden

    palden wannabee

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