Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: extreme south texas
live near brownsville texas. very hot most of the year here. have a 2008 versys, recently s/p fork job, brake job, etc. still running strong with TLC. was coming back from the PNW summer 2012. experienced road work north of moab utah, and a rock got stuck in my radiator fan and burnt out the motor. rode home "air cooled" all the way to harlingen (approx 1400 miles), although i had to stop in santa fe for an hour to let the engine cool down. it was 105 degrees ambient temp, overheated in slow traffic. the V is solid. don't worry. bought a scavenged ninja fan and switched it out when i got home. moral of the story? bought a fenda extenda, made a beautiful homemade radiator guard from a basement screen, and bent down the lower lip of the fan housing so it wouldn't catch rocks (design flaw). probably saved my butt the following summer i went to fairbanks. don't worry, the versys is an affordable, fine, do it all bike. i love my guzzi too, but my versys is like an extension of my body.