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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 03:00 AM
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What do you guys think of this? Parts from a Buell and a bit of custom brackets, bought from another lister.
I have a damaged front fender that Weljo sold me that will get 'sectioned', roughed-up, painted black and used with the "beak". So far I'm not sure IF I'll use the other Buell stuff, but - like the 'look'...?


I'd love to do the same too!

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post #22 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 03:23 AM
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I just threw up a little in my mouth. someone tried to copy the ducati ms and failed miserably....

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Ducati ms?








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Nice....that one is not bad...would like to have the the wheel treatment in yellow for mine.. protect the wheel from rock scrathes...

on a side note, where did you get the imitation givi screen to? and how much?
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I really like this beak for the V:


I think it's a bit less pronounced than the others. If it was available commercially I'd probably pick one up. It's not.
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Where did it come from? thats pretty awesome lookin!
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I don't get "beaks" on bikes and care even less for trying to make one brand look like another, but c'est la vie. Whatever makes you happy.
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I like the beak on the black one above, but thats an exception.
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Where did it come from? thats pretty awesome lookin!
It came from Fooqaw via:http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...d.php?p=219657

I've tried reaching out to him to inquire on making them available to purchase, but to no avail...
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I don't get "beaks" on bikes
I also don't get the "beaks" on bikes.
They look ridiculous to me..

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Here's a beak that works.
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DISASTER. Street bikes (like what the Versys is) with beaks are for posers. I can only imagine the faring buzz that thing makes.
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Nice....that one is not bad...would like to have the the wheel treatment in yellow for mine.. protect the wheel from rock scrathes...

on a side note, where did you get the imitation givi screen to? and how much?
Bought used from a guy who bought it in thailand, and disliked the height after installing it.

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Ducati ms?




For the time and money invested on it, he could have had a real used Ducati MS...
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Not quite, im sure he does not have 15k into that bike on top of the cost of the bike itself. my versys, 7200.00 1200 multi 23,000 plus accessories...

far cry from what the guy has done on that red one..
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Not quite, im sure he does not have 15k into that bike on top of the cost of the bike itself. my versys, 7200.00 1200 multi 23,000 plus accessories...

far cry from what the guy has done on that red one..
I was comparing a new modified versys to a stock used MS But regardless of price, to me it's like people that have Ferrari kit cars...if you can't afford the real deal just keep dreaming, nothing wrong with that

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Me too. my v was 7200 brand new. I agree that I would not do that, but its not that bad, and not alot of money went into it to do it. I would love a real ms1200 tho...been eyeballing, however not a dealer in a bazzilion miles of me so thats out. stick with the kawis!
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For the time and money invested on it, he could have had a real used Ducati MS...
Well to each his own. I could not brain his intentions either.

But he does own a few other bikes to run around, and versys is definitely NOT the most expensive bike in his stable.

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I don't get "beaks" on bikes and care even less for trying to make one brand look like another, but c'est la vie. Whatever makes you happy.
I'm 100% in favor of "live and let live" and "there's no accounting for taste" and other applicable cliches. I don't put down anyone else's subjective preferences because I have plenty of questionable tastes myself, which I hope others will not put down too much. To broader society, just riding a motorcycle is questionable taste.

That said, "sexy" is absolutely not an adjective I would apply to the bike in question and I also do not understand why motorcycles started imitating Big Bird.

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Instead of the plain old black, someone decided to up the ante.




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