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Old 12-22-2011, 09:01 AM   #4216
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Couple'a Versys in our group ride thru the Sierras this year. Yours truly on the black one. And a couple of scenic shots from the trip.













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Old 12-22-2011, 09:21 AM   #4217
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Officially signing in. It doesn't get more adventurous than this, does it

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Old 12-22-2011, 09:31 AM   #4218
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:54 AM   #4219
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Awesome! ^ ^ ^ ^
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:56 AM   #4220
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Maybe we need a "Let's see your Versys Offroad" thread......

Absolutely!

Hell yeah! I'm in! Start it and they will post!

Let's crush the hearts and souls of the naysayers who claim the Versys is "just a street bike"! (cough, cough...)
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:23 AM   #4221
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ADV pics from this summer trip. Torroweep Grand Canyon




vid of coming up out of Torroweep





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Old 12-23-2011, 10:20 AM   #4222
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Great pictures and shows that the Versys can tackle most roads, made or unmade. I believe it isn't a real off roader as standard but certainly really good bike for an adventure. It has handled everything I've ever thrown at it but I've never been off road - just on rocky tracks, gravel and tarmac.

Me in Southern Spain - poor picture but good memories!

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Old 12-23-2011, 11:25 AM   #4223
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Amazing pictures! Bravo!

I looked at this one several times before noticing the person in the picture!

Front page material!

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Old 12-26-2011, 03:20 AM   #4224
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Has anyone tweaked their suspension? What are the options for improving? Aftermarket parts? I would like to remove some of the harshness of the stock suspension without harming on pavement handling.

I tried the suggested settings Cycle World used in their long term test of the V. Backing off preload and damping to almost min. I'm not sure what they were smoking. This was better at slow off road speeds on bumpy surfaces but it also killed the on pavement handling of the bike by allowing the bike to wallow slightly in higher speed turns.
i have had the correct weighted springs put in and the valving done by a pro shop, its a heaps better... back of the preload and rebound what a joke thats the probelem with the stock front end to soft and wallows, mine is now firmer and doesnt wallow, at first when i got it back it felt harder but its just firmer and its such a better bike, it is the best mod to date and ive done tires, lower pegs, bar riser and the front end was buy far the best a safest mod, now the front is so good i need to get a gold valve kit for the rear shock.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:32 AM   #4225
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On my suspension, It was always harsh around town. I turned preload and dampening as soft as it would go and that made it better and now when I load it up for a trip , I just dial up preload on rear shock. With a load it rides nice and soft for a all day long in the saddle ride. But I'm touring not dragging pegs so ymmv. I weigh around 175lbs plus all the tent, panniers, trunk, tank bag that are filled. rj
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:28 PM   #4226
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First oil change today

Got in my first oil change maintenance today. Oil filter was was stuck on there, had to take off right plastic cover to get fllter wrench in there, still no luck. Did the wonderful screwdriver through filter bit to get it off. Drain plug was tight but came off with a 17 mm wrench fine. Not as bad as the exhaust wrapped filter led me to believe. Got it all done before the sleet started today, then covered the bike. Ready to get back out and ride.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:56 PM   #4227
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Too much time on your hand? Shouldn't you be riding that beauty?

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Yeah, get some bugs on that thing.

This thread needs some ADV.
Trust me it gets it's share of Bugs! The weather sucks here lately, so she's been gettin' a rest.

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+ 1 Yea, they look nice but a lot of trouble for somthing that is made to contact the ground.
The guards were left overs from my Yamaha Raptor. I didn't want them for ground contact protection. I wanted them for some wind protection. I rode once in the cold, my hands got cold. I have never had that problem on 3 other bikes. Then it hit me, all of them had barkbusters. So, I took the time to paint these, they work great! Maybe not for everyone, but they get the job done.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:00 PM   #4228
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Cool2 hibernation time

I think the bike will be down for a month or two. I plan on the special mud flap on the battery box(really prefer another location)mod. Have spools for the rear axe to install and I plan on doing a plastic~dip on them. Also dip~n the Barkbuster spins and??? I would like to do the tune mod on the cross over to kill the sputters but not real confident on the procedure. some photos and thoughts on this and maybe another??? Also Amsoil 5k service.

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:01 PM   #4229
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Anyone have an "in" with a Continental distributor?

120/70 -17 is showing up as a size that TKC's come in.
I WANT one!!!

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...tkc_80_en.html
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:05 PM   #4230
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Anyone have an "in" with a Continental distributor?

120/70 -17 is showing up as a size that TKC's come in.
I WANT one!!!

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...tkc_80_en.html
Interesting. I sent motorcycle superstore a note regarding if they will get these.
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