Russells - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Russells

Calling all Russell-seated V owners: the Day Long or the Sport version and why? the driver's backrest or not?
layne1663 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 07:40 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I chose the the standard DayLong version, mainly because it's the version I was famiar with. (Had one on my 2008 Kawasaki Nomad)

No backrest on the Versys (for me) mainly as a cost-saving measure...but I also thought with the very upright seating position I may not use the backrest that much anyways. You sit considerably different on the Versys than on a V-Twin cruiser, for example...

Russel seat on my Nomad...





Russel on my Versys...



Seat on the Nomad was leather- I went with vinyl on the Versys to save money...and much more durable than leather.
NDTransplant is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Removeable?

Is the backrest adjustable and/or removeable? With DallasDon's highway pegs, GoCruise engaged, and some "handlebar reins" to keep things heading in the right direction, getting reclined and comfortable would be greatly aided by being able to set it at just the right angle, then get it out of the way when not needed.
layne1663 is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 07:41 AM
Member
 
objectuser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Mine is the Day Long, but I didn't know there was a difference. Great seat.

Special bike: 1968 Norton P11A
Previous bike: 2009 Versys in lovely blue
Bike for smiles: 2009 R1200R
Bike for miles: 2009 R1200GS
objectuser is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 09:32 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Yes, the height of the backrest is adjustable, as is the fore/aft positioning, via tilting the backrest ahead or to the rear.

It also folds down flat on the driver's seat to allow a passenger to get off the bike a little easier (if you had a trunk on the back, for example). Backrest is completely removable also, no tools required.
NDTransplant is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
TY

layne1663 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome