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ADV Conversion Video - Wire Wheels, Side Bags, Navigation & Go Pro

I am pleased with the overall performance of the Versys in this semi-off road trim. Added Hepco bags, Yoshimura exhaust, stainless headers, Go Pro, pegs, PC5, windscreen, and wire wheels too a 19" front. Pic is from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Tennessee. Up here for a week and just when I think I have been on the best road ever, another tops it. Could move here just for the rides

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Great ride -

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the BRP doesn't go to TN, but it's easy to loose track of state lines when you're riding those roads.

good looking machine. did you do anything to raise the front fender? did you slide the forks up in the triples to preserve handling/front end geometry?

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A very beautiful bike with some unusual mods. Could you tell me what windscreen that is and how is your GPS mounted? Thanks!


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I just used aluminum bar stock, polished, and lifted the fender about 1.5 inches using the same fender mounting holes. Looks OEM. I pondered adding a 1 inch spacer to the rear shock to make the steering geo as stock but the 19" front only raises the bike an inch, steering and handling is still perfect. However, like with a dirt bike, the turn in slower, not as fast or sharp as a 17" wheel, which I actually prefer having grown up riding offroad but the difference is nominal, doubt most would notice.
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A very beautiful bike with some unusual mods. Could you tell me what windscreen that is and how is your GPS mounted? Thanks!


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Thanks. Yes, the GPS is a quick release mount I believe I picked up at Twisted Throttle. Search eBay for KAWASAKI VERSYS VARIO ADJUSTABLE WINDSHIELD
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I am looking at raising the front fender for more tire options. Looks pretty tight back there with the fender extender. How much clearance do you have between the tire and the fender extender? If you were going to do it again would you have not installed the fender extender?

Also did you fabricate the front fender riser yourself?
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Extreme-sharp looking rig with spoked wheels.

ERN6 swingarm set up?
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I am looking at raising the front fender for more tire options. Looks pretty tight back there with the fender extender. How much clearance do you have between the tire and the fender extender? If you were going to do it again would you have not installed the fender extender?

Also did you fabricate the front fender riser yourself?
Actually, is about 3/4 inch but very flexible if did pick up a larger pebble. However, and have been meaning to do this, I can just align the holes in the aluminum risers to offset the angle of the fender to tilt forward in the front more and give about 1.5 inches front and rear. Yes, to the extender as the headers will get pummeled with out it.
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Extreme-sharp looking rig with spoked wheels.

ERN6 swingarm set up?
Thanks. What does this mean? "ERN6 swingarm set up?"
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hey mate, what pegs are you using? bolt on or additional work required to install? can you post a pic? i did a little standing on my last trip, it was not reassuring, started thinking about off road pegs.

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Ditto, found these on eBay and seem very good quality so added to my Stelvio as well. No modification as I recall although locktite the cleat screws or may come loose.

Kawasaki Versys 650 06-10 11 12 Silver CNC Touring Front Rider Foot Pegs

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You can see them better on the Stelvio pics https://www.flickr.com/photos/713759...57646618880578
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