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first 200km help

Well I just put the first 200 km on my new versy,s I loved every km however my but and knees did not seem to enjoy it as much. Any advice or inexpensive options out there. Also has anyone mounted barkbuster on the stock bars do the fit or do the levers get in the way or is there enough room on the bars to move them out of the way

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to put my barkbusters on you remove the versys end bar weights and put the silver ones on that can with the 2nd hand ones I brought.

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Do they help with deflecting the wind much
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Sure do, thats my prime reason for putting them on. Had the bike for about 5000km before putting them on and noticed a huge difference especially in cold weather when the wind chill is somthing else.
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Does anyone have any advice on lowering the pegs. Is there any reasonably priced kits out there that work well
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Try motowerks
http://motowerk.com/passengerfootpegblocks.aspx

Made my long distance riding so much better. Cheers.

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+1 on the lowering foot pegs. Being 6'1" the lowering footpegs made a diff. for my knees.
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Try motowerks
http://motowerk.com/passengerfootpegblocks.aspx

Made my long distance riding so much better. Cheers.
+1 on lowering pegs and you can also add some cusion/height on the stock seat to get the required comfort and easy the pain on your knee too.
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Does anyone have any advice on lowering the pegs. Is there any reasonably priced kits out there that work well
Here's Moto Werk's lowering foot pegs blocks link: http://motowerk.com/loweringfootpegsblocks.aspx

http://motowerk.com/Versys.aspx

Installation instructions with pics: http://motowerk.com/Documents/Web_Ka...structions.pdf

Let me know if you're ordering a set, buckshotsktm. We could have a pair of sets shipped up together.

My Zeta hand guards fit well over stock levers, by the way.
http://www.zeta-racing.com/guard/armor_bent/index.html
http://www.zeta-racing.com/guard/x1/index.html
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"+1 on the lowering foot pegs. Being 6'2" the lowering footpegs made a HUGE diff. for my knees."

Got the Motowerk one


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also have high pitch whiste

sorry invader i ordered a set of motoworks theother day they are on the way

will let you know how they work out

does anyone have or know what causes the high pitch whistle that i am hearing

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Hi Buckshot,

The high pitch whistle comes from the petrol tank cap.
Venting of pressure build up on a hot day. It's alright.

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it makes this noise non stop just when the bike is running is this still the fuel system venting
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No. the noise is always there no matter the outside temp
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Electric fuel pump, in bottom of fuel tank.
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thanks that sounds like what it may be
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