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Old 11-25-2012, 11:35 AM   #121
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Kajj,

Would you mind sharing how much did the bike + all the accessories cost?
I'm curious how far did you go compared to the most economical Versys chopper, JDrocks.


About the color,
Now that your fairing is black, you can't to go back (if you don't mind the pun).
White/dirty white is very chic among adventure riders lately. Maybe a shade lighter (or a shade darker?) then the frame and plastics?
Anything is better then the blue.


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Get a garage, man.

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What is that adapter for fat bars?
Hi.

The cost, hehe. A LOOT. I have had to import all the parts from the states. So take the price of the
product x 2.5 - 3 for shipping and customs. I think that you can multiply the cost for JD,s-build several times.

This build would be a lot cheaper if I lived in the states.

The riser are Rox risers.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:40 AM   #122
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Nice work Kajj

Just wondering if you have lowered your foot pegs? The stock foot peg height is cramped for me on the road ( i'm 6'2) and it's very cramped off road. If you have to stand and sit a lot like you do on a dirt bike your legs will be shot in no time. and another problem is i have already broken the shifter side peg mount off and if i lower the pegs it will make the mount weaker because of the leverage.

If your going to ride on gravel and dirt roads at a slower pace and stay seated most of the time it will not be that big of a deal.
Any concerns or idea's .

As far as the color of your bike, what ever you like. Hay it's going to get scratched up no matter what the color is.
No, no lowering of the pegs. But I guess it is possible that these from sw-motech is a little lower. But not much.

The seating position can perhaps be a little cramp seated, but that is nothing that I have thought/reacted
to earlier.

I think it works fine.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:32 PM   #123
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Hello kajj,
so get yourself a pack of Huskies and a sled to overcome the long winter in your country.
Kind regards, Bambi ... with a (now small) pack of Huskies and usually not enough snow in winter, so mostly working with them on wheels ... btw: winter 2009/10 and 2010/11 were fine, 6 weeks of dog-mushing from my door-step ...
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #124
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The story continuous

Finally I am back to the daily routines. Still living at a friends house as my apartment wont be ready until April.

There has been some progress with the bike the last couple of days. The caliper adapter, hub cover and side stand
are finished, the beast is almost ready for the road.


Side stand:



Hub cover:

http://imageshack.us/a/img268/9250/dsc00383ue.jpg

Caliper adapter:






Things to do!

* mount new brake line.............................................. ......ok
* Find a 310 mm disc.............................................. ........ok
* Finish wheel axle.............................................. ............ok
* fabricate brake caliper adapter/hub cover,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ok
* headlight rubbermount....................................... ... .........ok
* new rally fairing........................................... .....................ok
* carbon fiber dash, relocate switches and power outlets
* Weld and paint sidestand......................................... ...ok
* mount radiator guard............................................. .....ok
* cut front fender and fabricate mount..............................ok
* change sprockets and chain...................................3/3 ok
* Air filters........................................... .........................ok
* paint luggage rack.............................................. .........ok
* tighten side mirror mounts...........................................o k
* check rear wheel/swingarm bearings............................ok

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #125
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Just need to fix the dash, paint the side stand/hub cover and caliper adapter and it will be ready for the road.
Just two more month. Then perhaps the snow will be gone from the roads.

And some pictures of the beast.




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Old 01-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #126
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Looking forward to see the bike IRL in june......
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #127
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Nice!!!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:05 AM   #128
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WOW Very nice transformation. I don't like the stock look on versys, but I love what you have done to your bike! Have a lot of safe anf fun km's on it!
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:25 AM   #129
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Hello Kajj,
you really changed an ugly, though basically very good, duckling into a pretty and technically even better swan! Well done, mate!
One question: Have you fixed the fairing to the front of the frame or to the forks?
Kind regards, Bambi
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:26 PM   #130
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Thanks guys.

Bambi: the fairing is fixed to the original frame for the headlight and gauges.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:51 PM   #131
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Well done, Kajj,
that's the way I would have done it, too!
Kind regards, Bambi
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:27 AM   #132
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Time for an update.

Painted the side stand, brake caliper adapter and hub cover.
http://imageshack.us/a/img191/1036/dsc00435ze.jpg


And the beast is ready for a test ride as soon as the ice melts from the roads.





Things to do!

*Paint front fairing.
* mount new brake line.............................................. ......ok
* Find a 310 mm disc.............................................. ........ok
* Finish wheel axle.............................................. ............ok
* fabricate brake caliper adapter/hub cover,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ok
* headlight rubbermount....................................... ... .........ok
* new rally fairing........................................... .....................ok
* dash, relocate switches and power outlets.....................ok
* Weld and paint sidestand......................................... ...ok
* mount radiator guard............................................. .....ok
* cut front fender and fabricate mount..............................ok
* change sprockets and chain.......................................ok
* Air filters........................................... .........................ok
* paint luggage rack.............................................. .........ok
* tighten side mirror mounts...........................................o k
* check rear wheel/swingarm bearings............................ok

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #133
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Wouldn't it have been easier to buy a set of RAD hubs for the Versys and get Woody's Wheel Works to make a set of 19/17" wheels. There is probably a way to increase the wheel travel, with a new set of springs for the stock Versys inverts. I'm not a big fan of the solid wheels. Too much work. Woody can make the spoked wheels tubeless if you prefer. Just saying! The bike looks great and you guys have inspired many people to build AdvVersys bikes.

One more thing. The seat looks low. When I sit on a Versys. The seat is just too low for me. Any thoughts to adding some padding to raise the seat height. The subframe looks heavy. I bet a lot of weight could be removed there. I guess that's two things.

Awesome job!
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #134
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Wouldn't it have been easier to buy a set of RAD hubs for the Versys and get Woody's Wheel Works to make a set of 19/17" wheels. There is probably a way to increase the wheel travel, with a new set of springs for the stock Versys inverts. I'm not a big fan of the solid wheels. Too much work. Woody can make the spoked wheels tubeless if you prefer.
Awesome job!
let's see, Woodies wheelset imported to Sweden with shipping, tax, duties, and all the rest would be what? $3000USD.

you will never get 300mm of travel out of the OEM Versys USD forks, a physical impossibility. those Showas aren't fully adjustable either.

"solid" wheels too much work? this whole front end swap was inexpensive and very easy to accomplish. geez, the bike was built in his student dorm room, after all.

the DL wheel has proven durability on the V and Wee, besides the many Versys running the setup.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #135
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Wouldn't it have been easier to buy a set of RAD hubs for the Versys and get Woody's Wheel Works to make a set of 19/17" wheels. There is probably a way to increase the wheel travel, with a new set of springs for the stock Versys inverts. I'm not a big fan of the solid wheels. Too much work. Woody can make the spoked wheels tubeless if you prefer. Just saying! The bike looks great and you guys have inspired many people to build AdvVersys bikes.

One more thing. The seat looks low. When I sit on a Versys. The seat is just too low for me. Any thoughts to adding some padding to raise the seat height. The subframe looks heavy. I bet a lot of weight could be removed there. I guess that's two things.

Awesome job!

First off, wow that first pic got large :) I did not notice that.

Thanks for the comments. As JD states, it would have been nice. But way to expensive.

It would be nice with some more padding on the seat to make a better angle for the legs.
But then it would be to high when I need to stop. I bearly reach the ground with booth feets. As it sits now.
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