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Old 08-24-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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jdrocks' rat Versys -“It’s got a cop motor…” TAT, CDR, FTR, and the Big Gravel.

jdrocks' rat Versys-“It’s got a cop motor…” TAT, CDR, FTR, and the Big Gravel across Canuckistan.

after much delay, i'm outta here Friday o-dark-hundred, west bound.

here's the bike...




V649HP build thread here...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=644390

stay tuned, should be wild.

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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Location: Canoodia, eh?
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Ride Hard, Ride Fast! Use that "Cop Motor"!

Looking forward to the journey....
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:05 PM   #4
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Bike looks good JD! I may have to eventually do the 19" front wheel conversion on mine; even though I must say that I kinda liked all the attention that I got with a 130 TKC rear tire mounted up front! That and I was not displeased with the way it handled.

Happy trails to you and I'll be checking in from time to time. Unless something crazy comes up in the near future (like a job) I'm planning on heading out on the TAT around the 2nd week of September.

PS Other than the AirHawk, any seat mods? If not, good luck! I ended up picking up a piece of scrap 1x6 on the side of the road in Alabama about 3 days (1000 miles or so) into my month and a half/two month trip up to Alaska just recently. Knowing what I know now, I would definitely spend the extra money on a custom seat. That stock seat was not friendly to me.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:08 PM   #5
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...Use that "Cop Motor"!...
yes sir, will do.

roosters...
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:20 PM   #6
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Bike looks good JD! I may have to eventually do the 19" front wheel conversion on mine; even though I must say that I kinda liked all the attention that I got with a 130 TKC rear tire mounted up front! That and I was not displeased with the way it handled.

PS Other than the AirHawk, any seat mods?...
thanks.

19" front makes it a different bike, although as you now know, the Versys will get there on 17s. had the same experience when i ran that 130/80 TKC front up there in 2009. talk about a beastly lookin' bike, everyone had to stop by to check it out. people are skeptical, but you can scuff those TKCs right to the edge.

air hawk works for me, good for 1000 miles, no problem.

any questions on the DL1000 wheel, just ask.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:27 PM   #7
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Spent an hour going through your build thread and I have to say that you are a talented individual. Good luck and ride safe.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:06 PM   #8
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Looks like an epic trip.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:12 PM   #9
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Looks like an epic trip.

No kidding.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:07 AM   #10
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Spent an hour going through your build thread...
thanks, fun to build these bikes. it will fly with the cop motor.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:17 AM   #11
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Looks like an epic trip.

about 13,000 on paper. hoping for some decent weather in the northern latitudes. in other words, no snow.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:21 AM   #12
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No kidding.

24 hour countdown window now...stay tuned.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:28 AM   #13
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You're not gonna ride that wussy thing to Canada are you. I think you should have kept that KLR for such journeys. Good luck on the road my friend.....Fred and Shirley
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:58 AM   #14
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You're not gonna ride that wussy thing to Canada are you. I think you should have kept that KLR for such journeys. Good luck on the road my friend.....Fred and Shirley

thanks, gonna try. KLR doesn't make enough hp to haul my fat butt around, that said...i sure wouldn't mind having an ace KLR wrench along. you should be going, we could flat out ride. some big wide open spaces, views to the horizon 360d.

if i need CAF SAR, i've got your number.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:10 PM   #15
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Thanks for the compliment, would love to go, couldn't keep up with the Beast though...I guess the winter will bring me the time to do a heart transplant on my KLR, a new sleeve and 705cc kit is coming my way. Even then I still couldn't pace you with that engine you have. Maybe next year will get me the time to travel a little further. Say hi to the missus for us. Cheers.
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