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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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A farkling journey

So, I bought my '09 V new, May 26th, 2012 with 10 miles on the ticker. It now has around 1600 miles, yeah I know it should have more. But there have been a couple of week long sessions where it has sat parked in the garage partially torn apart waiting on items, and being diabetic, I have days where I'm just not "normal" in the morning and don't feel like attempting an impression of evil kneivel on my way to work. Not to mention every few weeks I'm out of town for 3 days. Regardless, it has been a journey, one I'm not done with yet. Have 6 or 7 items planned over the next few months and winter, including maybe some custom paint. In the meantime, though I'd through up a list and some pics of what I've done.

Hadn't even left the dealer yet

Today, a mere 106 days later.

My farkles:
Backoff XP flasher
Givi DS 405 windscreen
bungee keeper
SW Motech Engine Guards
Motowerk mirror extenders
Motowerk large flatfoot
Nelson Riggs cover (pretty worthless now)
Powerbronze fender extendr
Acerbis Handguards (bought from fellow forum member)
Happy Trails Tetons Panniers (bought from fellow forum member)

Givi V46 Monokey Topcase (bought from fellow forum member)
Twisted Throttle Givi V46 mount, modified by me to work with rack
Custom LED outside lighting for Givi case (thanks to Cap'n Kirk and others for inspiration)
rear rack (made by fellow forum member KTMduals http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=12005 ) painted by local shop

with top case mounted

Oxford heated grips
battery bug monitor
standard 12V plug and USB plug
Garmin Zumo 665 GPS(with Xm traffic/weather and broadcast)
Healtech gear indicator

Swingarm spools
Fork sliders
LED DRL bulbs
LED turnsignal bulbs
Upgraded headlight bulb
PIAA light mounts attached to engine guard
Powerbronze rear hugger, carbon look with silver inserts
Avon Distanzia tires

Some winter/future plans:
PIAA fog/driving lights (mounts are already in place)
Heated/modified seat
Custom painted tank fairings, and possibly side fairings as well

'09 Candy Plasma Blue Versys 650 (the fastest color)
Givi DS 450 Windshield
SW motech engine guards
HT Teton Panniers
Acerbis handguards
Avon Distanzia tires
Garmin Zumo 665
dual power usb/12v plug
Givi trunk on custom mount

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 04:08 PM
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Wow! Big transformation in such a short time. It took me over a year to do nearly as much to my Red 08 V. Looks Great! I really like the blue. I also really like the color you painted the rear rack from KTM Duals. I had him powder mine before he mailed it out.

I have pretty much stopped doing anything else to my bike for now. I am saving up for a custom seat. Can't decide between a Baldwin, Sargent or a Corbin. I like them all, and like anything else in this world, everyone has their opinion on them as well as each seat has their own good and bad areas.

Again, great looking bike!

Here is a quick pic of my bike. I am really proud of it and nearly everything I have bought for it came from other members on this site.
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