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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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versys such a good bike.

Took the misses out again on the versys and while riding i reckon this the best bike i own, its great on the road goes down any dirt road or track i want, its quiet, smooth compare to other my 2 enduros, economical , powerful enough, takes a pillion very well, not to heavy but has enough weight to be stable on road, looks different and fanastic value.... yep the versys is truly a great bike.
Ive done a few mods to make it better but as its so good to start with i haven't done that much.
Speddys peg lowering kit for both rider and pillion( good cheap product)
Speedys anti vibe bar riser( cuts out vibes by about half and brings bars closer)
Fork re valve and re spring to suit( best mod i have done huge difference with pillion on board)
Different tires scorpion syncs( second best mod, but i do allot of dirt road in the hills)

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Can you say more about your fork re-valve? Did you DIY or take it to a suspension specialist? That's the next thing I'd like to address. Thanks.
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Can you say more about your fork re-valve? Did you DIY or take it to a suspension specialist? That's the next thing I'd like to address. Thanks.
Took it to specialist shop cost AUS $470, new springs and re valve, cant remember what his comments where about the damping its been a while, but its worth the coin, no diving under brakes the damping is firmer now, which has improved the bike big time, the front is so good you notice the rear is not up to spec, but i can live with that for the next 6months, rear re valve with gold valves is $315.
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Hello friends,

Interestingly, the Versys also appears to be a good bike to drop. That's not to be fatuous, but comes from observing the various plastic covers over the most vulnerable parts, such as the radiator ends and lower frame castings. There are also plastic panels which will be damaged before the fuel tank, which is a major cost saving, and the underbelly exhaust won't hit the ground in a spill either. Hopefully this will be reflected in lower insurance costs, as major damage incurred from simply falling at a standstill is too often an issue with modern bikes. It's possible even to write some off without turning a wheel.

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Interesting observation. Most large touring style bikes will not damage anything more than scratch a Chrome Guard if dropped. Even the large sport touring bikes like the ST1300 have built in guards in case of a tip over.

Of course you can add tip over protection to the Versys. The guy who rode that Vision did 12 foot circles on that bike and then parked it like that. LOL!
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