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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 10:04 AM
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just waiting for a little snow on the road to try out my Heidenau tires hehe If you're season is over now is a good time to get those Oxford heated grips on They're always useful, even on some cold summer nights when you have ventilated gloves on...
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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 01:52 PM
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Hi there. New to this forum yesterday. Got a brand new 2011 Versys 650 last Thursday. Got an excellent deal on this beauty since it was a 2011 (but brand spanking new). I'm looking to make a few mods since it's not perfect (no bikes are anyway). These are the mods I'm looking to do this incoming winter:

- handguards;
- Oxford heated grips;
- rear tire hugger
- engine skid plate;
- taller windscreen;
- bags (maybe. not decided if soft or hardbags);
- Seat Concept.

That should be it for now since my last name ain't Rockefeller... Not yet decided on brand of most these mods. Recomendations welcome.

Francois
Welcome to the site. I would consider SW-Motech engine bars. They will save you money in the long run by making the bike damage resistant in a tip over and keep it undamaged or at least minimize damage in a slide on it's side. I would not advise riding the bike off pavement without them.
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post #23 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks sprocket. Yep, I checked the Givi engine guard. They're almost the same as the SW-Motech. The Seat Concept, rear tire hugger and front Fenda extenda are in the mail on their way. The engine guard will be ordered soon.
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post #24 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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It's suppposed to be sunny and 15 Celcius here Monday. If it's the case, I will definitely eat some pavement to put some km on it. Maybe I'll be up to finish the break in... Hopefully, the Weather Network is right...
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Maurice - read, then DO this, and it'll be broken-in inside of 50 miles
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
Did this on BOTH my Vs! (Broken-in on the ride home from the dealer.)


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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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I've heard some about it. Some people told me to ride it as if I've just stolen it. My bike currently has 255km and plan on putting more km next Monday if wheather permits. The minute I left the dealership's parking lot, I did not ride it as if I stole it, but I did rev it a bit through the gears, trying not to go higher than 6,000 RPM. Hopefully, that was the right thing to do. That's what I'll be doin' next Monday to finish up this break in. Then, engine oil and filter change and then the beast will be parked in the garage for the winter.

Do you think I did that right?

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Maurice - read, then DO this, and it'll be broken-in inside of 50 miles
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
Did this on BOTH my Vs! (Broken-in on the ride home from the dealer.)

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It's YOUR bike, so whatever you do is right for you. I believe 'Motoman' is right about getting the rings sealed though.

That's what people meant when they said to "ride it like you stole it".

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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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Thanks Ed. Hope you'll enjoy the AZ winter.

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Rode all afternoon yesterday. It was very nice here until 5 pm: sunny and + 14 Celcius. I thought I could ride today , but it was snowing here in Saint-Sauveur. The sun is coming out and it should be + 4 this pm. Will see if I can ride this pm otherwise I'd have to say the season is really over...

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Yeah yesterday was awesome! Most likely the last warm day of the year...
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Thanks Ed. Hope you'll enjoy the AZ winter ....







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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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