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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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I'd love to do this to my Versys http://wrenchmonkees.com/monkee12.html. It looks like Versys meets Mad Maxx meets Predator...crazy. The list of mods does not seem that extensive, with the biggest, of course, being the new front facia.

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looks like a fast duc monster
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wonder what they did to clean up the tank after removing the cowls ?

i like that headlight

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Very cool!
How much are those tires!
I'm sure we wouldn't miss the windscreen much.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 11:06 PM
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Very cool! Looks like a Buell Lightning without quirks of owning a Buell (like electrical problems, random broken motor mounts, rocker box leaks, etc.). Kawasaki should build a version of the Versys sort of like this. They could call it a Notsoversys.

I also agree with the Ducati comparisons. But I consider the Versys a Japanese Ducati in all the best ways.
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it's so mean looking. if you go to their site, they give a description of each modification.

i like the heat wrapped pipes
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That's a black canister to replace the coolant reservoir. Nice job on the seat too... Those are Heidenau K73 SuperMoto tires, available in Europe.

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Thats bitchin!

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This just proves what we already know, beneath the sheeps clothing lurks a baddass supermoto machine!

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That's a black canister to replace the coolant reservoir. Nice job on the seat too... Those are Heidenau K73 SuperMoto tires, available in Europe.
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does that coolant reservoir have to be mounted above the radiator for proper flow ?

i see they do have it mounted lower, but stock is higher.

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Super looking bike. That'll turn some heads at the local coffee shop. I'm curious - what is the purpose of wrapping the exhaust?

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Super looking bike. That'll turn some heads at the local coffee shop. I'm curious - what is the purpose of wrapping the exhaust?
In this case, probably just for the "oldschool" look. I had a bobber hardtail before this V and it was a common practice to wrap the pipes to keep from burning your legs on them. Not a problem with the V. I think they just wanted to give it the look. Looks like most of their builds have pipes wrapped. The V might be the only watercooled modern bike they have done?

Their statement:"WE ARE THE WRENCHMONKEES


In the persuit of clean mechanical aesthetics we seek to explore the basic
expression of life on a motorbike. We do not necessarily focus on extreme
performance, flashy colours or aerodynamics, but seek to build motorcycles
with individual styling and an dynamic driving experience that relates to
the style of each motorcycle.


We love Japanese, British, Italian, American motorcycles.
Nearly all the manufactureres have models that would make great Monkee bikes.
We don’t need legendary models to build legendary motorcycles. We choose our
building blocks based on original frame design and engine configuration and
every creation rolling out of our garage is built from these key elements with
love and affection. We have been building customized motorcycles for the past
ten years, the last two as the Wrenchmonkees. Based in Copenhagen we build
unique motorcycles for our clients and since we want our bikes to be used we
offer different services depending on the rules and regulations in the country
they live in. We can build one for you"

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The wrench monkees versys was a bit of the inspiration for my versys project.


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does that coolant reservoir have to be mounted above the radiator for proper flow ?

i see they do have it mounted lower, but stock is higher.

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It's still a bit higher than the rad.

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The exhaust manifold is insulation wrapped to maintain hotter exhaust gases of lower density, allowing it to exit the system faster. Greater exhaust scavenging is produced while lowering intake temperatures, equaling to more horsepower. It reduces heat radiated from insulated portion, but can also lead to accelerated exhaust wear by increasing its oxidation rate and heat stress levels.
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The wrench monkees versys was a bit of the inspiration for my versys project.

That looks very bitchin!

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