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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-15-2015, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Farkled up

I just thought I would post some pictures of my 2015, I got it in May that I ride it every day. I have 8K+ miles on her already. I just started to add some custom farkles. I took of the blinkers and DOT fender monstrosity.
I made my own anodized black aluminum"tidy tail". I made it with a solid back as I didn't like the ones that just held the top of the license plate.
I made some custom hardware to accommodate the Obertron two sided blinkers in the end of my handlebars so the wires could run inside the bars (I came out the wire loop holes). They are very bright and set wide so they are easily seen.It's nice having a machine shop to turn parts and fabricate sheet metal!
I also got a new taller Powerbronze wind screen. Note the green hardware I used.
I also replaced the exhaust with a Delkevic full exhaust system. I like how it seems to have smoothed out the low end. The 8" can with the baffle is a bit lowed to me, but I get also complements. I also like the polished SS pipes!
I removed the reflector from the lower forks and replaced the hard to find screw with the ones from the fender.
Next is a DNA air filter and some more farkles when I'm in there.
...Oh, I also got the Kawasaki tail bag. I have a few ideas with some LEDs for that one...

Thanks for looking!
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 04:36 AM
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Where's the rear blinkers?

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Where's the rear blinkers?
In the dual side bar end turn signals.


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In the dual side bar end turn signals.
Yep!
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Very tasty. But you might have to keep an eye out that squirrels don't crawl into that enormous exhaust tip. It looks like a soup can!

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Very tasty. But you might have to keep an eye out that squirrels don't crawl into that enormous exhaust tip. It looks like a soup can!
LOL! To true! I left the baffle in for "neighborhood friendly" loudness, so no squirrels. I don't know what "hood" they were talking about, but MAN, I'm glad I kept it in!
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I think the bike looks fantastic, & the lack of indicators make it look the dog's bollox, but........that topbox just doesn't work for me, colour coded or not, it sort of reminds me of an apartment block sitting back there!..................
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I think the bike looks fantastic, & the lack of indicators make it look the dog's bollox, but........that topbox just doesn't work for me, colour coded or not, it sort of reminds me of an apartment block sitting back there!..................
I have side boxes too. I just usually keep the top box on so I can transport beer with ease I DO have priorities ya know.

That top box comes off very easily with a twist of a key and a press of a button.

I ride it every day in this harsh California weather.

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I have side boxes too. I just usually keep the top box on so I can transport beer with ease I DO have priorities ya know.

That top box comes off very easily with a twist of a key and a press of a button.

I ride it every day in this harsh California weather.
Well if you're utilizing the topbox for such a good usage in those harsh conditions l can see the value in riding an apartment block on 2 wheels!

PS, l have panniers* for mine, & to keep the bike balanced I have to squeeze 2 x 6 packs into each side box!*
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Very Nice. Enjoy.

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i speeks merican xD

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I just took er out for a long morning ride in the twisties. So much more fun than the daily commute! I have to say that I am sooo happy with this bike! I enjoy the long suspension on the questionable roads up in the hills (our tax dollars hard at work!). I was riding a GT650R Hyosung for 8 months, but it would get a bit crazy in hard bumpy corners with that short suspension. I have to admit, I am accustomed to long suspension as I put 70K on an 08 KLR before that. I LOVED that KLR, but...the Versys is just sooo much more refined, and don't get me going on the KLR breaks!

I do miss going off road with the KLR so I was thinking about getting another and setting it up just for offroad adventure, but now I wish I could get another Versys and just convert it to off road/adventure riding. Skid plate, crash bars, fender work, ect... I have seen older Versys converted quite radically, but not any 2015s.
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...Skid plate, crash bars, fender work, ect... I have seen older Versys converted quite radically, but not any 2015s.
My experience too. NOT a lot of stuff for the Gen 3s, yet. The oil-drain is WAY better protected on them, and (I guess...) you could consider the muffler is your "skid-plate".

I'm looking at the SW-Motech 'crash-bars', but they do NOT appear to give the same level of protection as the ones on Gen 1 and 2s.



At some point next spring I'll see IF I can 'adapt' the skid-plate from my '09 to the '15....

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SW-Motech are the only crash bars which look like they provide decent engine protection for the '15.

I've given up on the idea of any crash bars or frame sliders providing protection for the turn signals or the fairing they attach to.
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SWEEEEEEET Whats is sound like? Like to put a slip on on mine but cant justify the price. Man we used to buy 2stroke slip ons for around $100.00-$150.00 its just a muffler!
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SWEEEEEEET Whats is sound like? Like to put a slip on on mine but cant justify the price. Man we used to buy 2stroke slip ons for around $100.00-$150.00 its just a muffler!
I had to get the whole exhaust because it's a 2015. Still better price than most!
It's lowd! Even with the baffle in! It sounds soo raw! I love the sound, but I wish it had a few less DBs!
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My experience too. NOT a lot of stuff for the Gen 3s, yet. The oil-drain is WAY better protected on them, and (I guess...) you could consider the muffler is your "skid-plate".

I'm looking at the SW-Motech 'crash-bars', but they do NOT appear to give the same level of protection as the ones on Gen 1 and 2s.



At some point next spring I'll see IF I can 'adapt' the skid-plate from my '09 to the '15....
Looks like I have to fab my own goodies if i get a second for adventure.
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Looks like I have to fab my own goodies if i get a second for adventure.
MAYBE get either a Gen 1 or 2...?

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