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Truly an off-road Versys...

Sorry if this has been posted before. Found it while googling Versys wheels.

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I've seen that before, also...somewhere on advrider.

A dude in Australia, if i remember correctly.
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Why?
Well, if you've got a dead bike with a front and rear that will work, what fun to attach those to this motor!

That thing must be a blast....

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Could be fun... But looks pretty ugly...

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Why?
Why not?

PS, l brought this thread back from the dead nicely didn't I????
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what I don't understand is why Kawi doesn't build this from the factory. I've seen dozens of frankenbikes on forums where people have stuffed the Ninja & KLE engine into KTM, KLR and other dirtbike frames. the result is the power & smoothness of the Versys in a bike that weighs nearly the same as the new KLR. whats not to like? for that matter, where is the updated KLE500 (that never made it to the USA)? I'd buy either one tomorrow.

if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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Amen to that, I love offroading with my versys. Little blip of the throttle will get you airborn over those little bumps. This motor is a blast to play with.
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What's that bar attached to or near the rear axle?
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kick stand?

if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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kick stand?

Prolly off a KLR!?!?!?
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naw.... home made

if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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kick stand?
No, that squaresh bar behind it.
I can't see a purpose. It almost looks like it is attached to both the swingarm and the subframe though I know that cannot be possible.

EDIT: I just enlarged it. It looks like a perch for the sidestand.
He probably has a swingarm mounted sidestand.
NOPE: His sidestand appears to be mounted under the swingarm in the regular spot.

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No, that squaresh bar behind it.
I can't see a purpose. It almost looks like it is attached to both the swingarm and the subframe though I know that cannot be possible.

EDIT: I just enlarged it. It looks like a perch for the sidestand.
He probably has a swingarm mounted sidestand.
NOPE: His sidestand appears to be mounted under the swingarm in the regular spot.
Chain Guide to stop chain coming off rear sprocket.

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This is due to the excessive chain slack he will have as the suspension travel is more than standard when the shock is fully extended


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Chain Guide to stop chain coming off rear sprocket.

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This is due to the excessive chain slack he will have as the suspension travel is more than standard when the shock is fully extended
Not that bottom piece. The straight bar above the swinger angled towards the front.
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i think its just some sort of brace for the kick stand

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When I enlarge that pic - it looks to me like a 'kickstand' that attaches in the stock location, but longer for his suspension.

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