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Old 01-13-2008, 04:47 PM   #166
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:04 PM   #167
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Cool Versys vid. It's in German, but get's fairly interesting.

http://www.leechvideo.com/video/view2459213.html
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:09 AM   #168
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Eh?

is that a Versys 1000 ABS???

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Cool Versys vid. It's in German, but get's fairly interesting.

http://www.leechvideo.com/video/view2459213.html
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:30 AM   #169
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I'm considering getting a Versys for a daily commuter--what kind of mileage are you all getting out of it? Service intervals seem pretty standard. Has anyone gone in to adjust the valves yet? How easy is it to work on your self?

Ahh, those Albukirk backgrounds look familiar. Used to live near the U and commute up to Santa Fe. Still have a lot of family out that way, might have to take a cross-country ride and go exploring some FS roads this Spring.
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:45 AM   #170
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How is it for 2 up riding?? thanks
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:58 AM   #171
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I was caught two up in the rain this weekend and the bike felt very stable. No lack of confidence in what to expect out of the Versys. Our total load would have been about 360 lb.
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:02 PM   #172
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Had my Versys ouy old highway 2, all over the Cahutta's last month. Just plain Fun...l
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:02 PM   #173
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No issues! Plenty of power and comftorble.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:05 PM   #174
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Here are a couple pics. It was windy and cold as I got closer to Mt. Taylor. Nothing great, just a fun day of riding Route 66 and dirt roads.
Is that the Kawasaki large screen on the bike? How do you like it?

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Old 01-14-2008, 02:15 PM   #175
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Yes, that is the large OEM screen. It is nice and offers more protection and it looks good I think. ebay, $100.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:21 PM   #176
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What's your height\inseam? Does the ;arge screen widen the area of coverage and how well does it move the air over your head?

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Old 01-14-2008, 04:55 PM   #177
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http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...wasaki-versys/

Hey guys, that's an informative site, if you browse it you'll find a nice windshield review, the luggage review is so-so...Lobbying those folks at Carribou-Pelican might get us, Versys owners, a nicer set of bags than Givi, especially for those straying off the beaten path. So far I've been told no kit for Vs, which is a shame....
Windshield wise, I have a Givi and it's awesome in bad/cold weather, no buffeting, takes a lot of rain off my shoulders too (I'm 5'8" and 32" inseam). Not sure about hands since I have handguards. But I still prefer the standard screen for looks and air feel...
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:03 PM   #178
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Had my Versys ouy old highway 2, all over the Cahutta's last month. Just plain Fun...l
I have not been on hwy 2 in a long time. Is it still rough or is it maintained more now?
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:05 PM   #179
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I am getting dead on 50 mpg and a normal person would do a lot better.
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:50 PM   #180
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You are doing well William, I think I am only getting around 42 or so. The bike begs to be ridden though if you know what I mean. I have a 1000-miles now, so I am hoping it improves a bit. I gave a stranded KLR rider a ride to get his truck and he was probably 180-200 lbs and the V does fine, but much better with my wife or kids.
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