New 08 Versys Owner, looking for some tips
So I bought my first non-cruiser bike, a 2008 Versys 650, and I'm looking for some insight on it. For starters, is being at 5k rpm on the interstate normal? I'm used to much fewer revs, though I understand the "sport" type power-trains operate differently (I'm running a 16 tooth drive sprocket also). My intention is to make this into an adventure-touring ride, with emphasis on the touring part. I've read a little bit to know they can be used in such a way. Off the top of my head I'm planning on I'm purchasing an Airhawk cruiser pad (I've heard of the horrors of the stock seat), SW Mototech engine guards for protection and to mount highway pegs, some luggage, hand guards, and a taller windshield. There's so many luggage options I don't really know where to start, same with hand guards, but I'm looking at the California Scientific windshield to put on. Do you necessarily need the tallest windshield for wind protection? I see there are shorter ones with some kind of adjustable deflector, and I'm curious on how well those work. Just looking to see what input you guys have.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Zarathustra; 02-15-2017 at 11:42 PM.