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A few basics first

Got around doing a few cosmetic things before I plate the bike for the spring. Plates on my VFR just expired so it's time to plate the Versys, can't wait!

A couple of nights ago I Dekawasakied the bike, left the Versys part. Let people wonder.
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Flipped the screen, I like the sportier look, we will see how it is wind-wise.



And got a set of Barkbusters(VPS) from a friend of mine. I really like the way how they visually close the gap between the dash and the handlebars. The gap which is there because of the pullback Versys has. I installed them with the little spoilers too. Might take that part off for the summer, we will see.

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I love what the combo of the windshield and the barkbusters did for the look of the bike. Definitely looks more muscular!
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Love the VW. I have a 76 fuel injected 2 liter myself. Very fun ride almost as fun as the Versys.
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Love the VW. I have a 76 fuel injected 2 liter myself. Very fun ride almost as fun as the Versys.
Ha! I wondered if the bus will get commented on, and sure, the first comment!
Yes, I love that thing. My friend and I(he lives in the same
building) quite often come down and have drinks in there when the girls are not up to socializing. Lol
It's a '69 Riviera.
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The bike looks good too, but it's no "clubhouse"!
You can get matching fasteners to replace the Hexes that carried reflectors, cleans up the fender.
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The bike looks good too, but it's no "clubhouse"!
You can get matching fasteners to replace the Hexes that carried reflectors, cleans up the fender.
I've been wondering about that. I just took them off the same time I debadged it. But that front spacer looks like it could be a good mounting point for some driving lights?
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Here is mine.


Some days I wish I had the earlier carbed 1600 but the power of the 2000cc is nice even though parts are harder to get and more expensive.
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Got around doing a few cosmetic things before I plate the bike for the spring. Plates on my VFR just expired so it's time to plate the Versys, can't wait!

A couple of nights ago I Dekawasakied the bike, left the Versys part. Let people wonder.
Before:

After:

Flipped the screen, I like the sportier look, we will see how it is wind-wise.



And got a set of Barkbusters(VPS) from a friend of mine. I really like the way how they visually close the gap between the dash and the handlebars. The gap which is there because of the pullback Versys has. I installed them with the little spoilers too. Might take that part off for the summer, we will see.

Cockpit view:


I love what the combo of the windshield and the barkbusters did for the look of the bike. Definitely looks more muscular!

Any thoughts about swapping out the mirrors to a sportier type? The stock mirror stood out like a sore thumb against your current setups, imho.

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Some days I wish I had the earlier carbed 1600 but the power of the 2000cc is nice even though parts are harder to get and more expensive.
That is CLEAN! I went for the earlier Bus because of the fact that I do like the looks better and the fact that T1 motors are so easy in every way. But, like you, I too sometimes wish I had gone for the T4 powered one with adequate power.


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Any thoughts about swapping out the mirrors to a sportier type? The stock mirror stood out like a sore thumb against your current setups, imho.
I don't think they clash that bad, but yes, the thought did occur to me. Actually, I thought of barend mirrors, depending on the practicality of them. The ones that bolt around the bar end. If they can be as good for actual use, I'd go for it to clean up the looks.
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