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Old 05-18-2012, 04:35 AM   #31
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:38 AM   #32
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ADVersys rally edition

ADVersys rally edition

I received the fairing from aiMhi and I must say he has done a nice job with the fairing. Also the holes for the headlight and the LED turned out great.

Fabricated four aluminium brackets to support the fairing. I might change these later for some made of steel.

I haven`t had the time to try out he fairing on the road (will do that tonight) but it seems rock solid.

I think the look turned out pretty good. It will blend in better when it gets painted. Will either paint it blue as the bike or black and at the same time paint the cowlings at the radiator and foot pegs black.

I am thinking about cutting the bottom of the fairing a little so that it gets to the same height as the side cowlings, what do you guys think?

And maybe cut of 1" from the top. But i will see how it work out first.

Anyway here are some pictures.



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Old 05-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #33
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Wow you don't waste any time!
On the fairing I vote for the blue or the silver. V cut on the bottom to "mate" to the cowlings like you said and upside down V on fairing top trimmed an inch 1/2 down. Tag inside with matte black :)

Great job :)
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:38 AM   #34
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Wow you don't waste any time!
On the fairing I vote for the blue or the silver. V cut on the bottom to "mate" to the cowlings like you said and upside down V on fairing top trimmed an inch 1/2 down. Tag inside with matte black :)

Great job :)
Thanks. V cut, hmm interesting idea.

Tried it out yesterday on the highway and on some sand cowered single tracks and I must say it works great.
I could not feel any buffering. Not even at 100km/h.

I will levee the shape of the fairing as it is right now. And maybe trim it down later.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:12 AM   #35
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I love it when you read where some guys goes off about how the Versys is a suck ass dirt bike and anybody using it in this manner is crazy and then somebody like you does this in his bedroom and takes it trail riding Nice job on the bike and glad to see your using the entire package that the bike offers vs. thinking its only a street bike.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:46 AM   #36
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Ok time for an update again. I have had a lot to to lately and have not had any time to update.

The ADVersys has been out on some real offroad trips I think the pictures speak for them self.



We did find this steep hill covered in deep sand. It was a lot stepper then the image shows.


This is me giving it a try.







Well I almost made it. The front wheel dug in just a few meters from the less steeper part of the hill.
But it was a lot of fun

Finally got the R1 shock mounted. just need to find a roadstar spring.


As I did the swap by my self. I had to improvise


I did cut the side cowling for the reservoir later but I don`t have any pictures of that at the moment.

And last, some pictures from a two days trip last weekend.



The ride home weren't that comfortable. 330km with rain and +2 degrees Celcius. But it was woth it

I have also changed the rear mudflap and installed heated grips.
I have a vacation coming up in two weeks. will be gone for three to four weeks. Dont`t now where I am going really. Thinking about Norway or maybe Finland. Time will tell.

Thats it for now.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:53 AM   #37
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Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing the pictures.

Does the R1 shock have the same 5.7" of travel as the stock shock?
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #38
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Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing the pictures.

Does the R1 shock have the same 5.7" of travel as the stock shock?
Thanks.

The standard Versys rear shock has 145mm of travel and a stroke of 50mm.
While the R1 shock has 166mm of travel and a stroke length of 57.5mm.
The R1 shock is also a few millimeters longer then the standard Versys shock.

It works great so far. It gives a much smother ride compared to the standard versys shock.

It is a bit soft with the current spring but I am searching for a spring from a Yamaha roadstar which should fit.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:50 AM   #39
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Your ADVersys is coming along nicely.

Enjoy your ride and paint that fairing - I know - I know - stuff keeps us busy and away from out toys
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:17 AM   #40
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Your ADVersys is coming along nicely.

Enjoy your ride and paint that fairing - I know - I know - stuff keeps us busy and away from out toys
Thanks. I am leaving next week for a vacation on the bike for four weeks. So I won`t have the time to paint it before that.

I am thinking about painting the whole bike white anyway

Or maybe just the side cowlings. Time will tell.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #41
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Update again

Ok so time for an update.

Norway really is a beautiful country.






I also had the time to do some finishing touches to the bike. I think it turned out nice







Hope you like it.

At least I do
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #42
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Hope you like it.
great build, might be the best studio apartment build ever.

next up young man, match up those wheels with a 3 spoke rear. cheap and easy.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:04 AM   #43
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great build, might be the best studio apartment build ever.

next up young man, match up those wheels with a 3 spoke rear. cheap and easy.
Thanks

Yea I will match the wheels, but that will be a winter project. Thinking about swapping in a DRZ fork as well..
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:03 PM   #44
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Love the paint job. Also love to see you on trail and doing thoughtful mods in your apartment. Truly inspirational.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:08 AM   #45
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The temperature has dropped and Winter is approaching. Might only be until next month until the first snow fall.
So a little less riding then during the summer but more time to do some research about he coming modifications.

I finally did find a rear shock spring from a Yamaha XV1700 and mounted it on the R1 shock.







The suspension feels a lot better now. I am running the new spring at lowest preload at it feels great.
So no more cracks on the inner rear fender


Hel brake lines and Brembo brake pads:




I only use one disc now and the stopping power is really good. And the Hel lines gives a much better feel to the brakes.

Also I did received these last week


Fork legs from a Suzuki DRZ400E. They will be mounted during the winter. Only have to do some research about the wheel axle. And I also have to design an adapter for the brake caliper.

Other modifications done:
Fairing cut down about 6cm at the top and about5cm at the bottom.
Designed a luggage rack.



That`s all for now.
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