I traded my Buell in on the Versys because after about an hour or so my knee was starting to cause me pain. It’d gotten to the point of, Ride on Sunday, Ice on Monday and limp the rest of the week. I was a bit worried that I might have made this deal for no gain.
So now that I have the Versys to the point that I was able to take a longer trip I did so today. With the saddle Bags (to tote junk), The Seat Concepts saddle and Moto-Werk’s peg lower kit (to add leg room and ease the butt pains) I was off. I loaded the flat tire kit, rain suit and cooler with cold water and off I went from Dayton Ohio to Angola Indiana, about 180 miles each way. I had a nice combination of two lane and four lane road along with a bit of interstate for this test run! I ended up doing about 8 hours in the saddle with only a couple of breaks other than a longish stop at a friends house. Round trip with, I am happy to say I NO pain at all, knee or butt.
The bike ran flawlessly, other than it’s happiest at around 75 MPH and the Law is 65 here! (I don’t need to hear “Press hard please, 6 copies”) I still need to do a little adjusting on the shift lever as it’s a touch to low for my taste. I keep missing up shifts as the shifter never returns all the way down. Now I need to find a new set of springs for the "V" as I got a swift kick in the pants on every expansion joint I hit, maybe someone can point me to a place I can get a progressive wound set?
PLUS I really need to stop believing weathermen. “Hot all day” he said! I ended up buying a sweat shirt in Angola as I was so chilled At least there still a good coffee shop in Angola! Of course I did wear my mesh gear. Got about 52 MPG both ways.
PS with the Saddle and Peg lowering kit the Versys sit's FAIRLY close to my KLR and it’s nice and comfy to me. I think I need to look at a taller windshield as the bug splats on the face shield are a pain.