Thanks a ton Alan. That really helps! Thanks for being so thorough I don't do forums too much because I feel like I'm imposing so I want you to at least know that I really do appreciate your time. I wish the manufacturers cared as much to show their products up close like that (and/or made it easy to find). I already saw the post about the hugger while I was waiting for your response and I've already priced out the paint at color rite (sorry about the extra (off topic) question, I never even thought about a hugger until I saw how nice it looks on your bike! Looks like the color rite paint matched pretty darn good, no? And I'm sure it helps with keeping the underside of the seat clean too...). I do have one last question if it's not too much (no rush). Could you please post one more shot straight on of the license plate and rear bracket? It just looks a little weird to me from the side with the turn signals down lower and next to the license plate light and I can't quite wrap my head around exactly how much metal has been added back there. I'm also not too keen on leaving that hole where the turn signals used to be. I'm probably one of the few who actually likes that big black fender back there (from what I've read) and having the extra reflector for visibility back there is good considering I'm a newbie at this (530 miles so far, since sept. 20th) so people can see me better. My brackets have extenders that move the signals up and back a bit, but they don't look great either. I do like that they're higher for safety though (again, good for a newbie). I suppose I could leave my extenders even if I go with the motech brackets... From the looks of your photos, I will be fine putting the stock hand grips back on (which is ok with me I guess. I like the way they look, but the ones on the integrated brackets feel sturdier).
Ok, as a thanks, here's a link for you
It's a light kit for the V35's. Pretty cool. I'm considering. You probably already know about it, but I wanted to try to give back something...
Thanks again, and again, sorry about my rambling. It's 3:45am. I just woke up with my 1 and a half year old son and got him back to sleep so I'm sorry if this post is poorly written.
p.s. that's my son on my avatar. He loves the Versys too!
<-That's what he does when he's on it! (Except he claps on the tank) I ride him around the driveway real slow (sitting in front of me... he loves it!) Again, rambling...
Last thing... A dirty Versys is a ridden Versys, so that's not a bad thing now is it? I just did 66 miles on mine on twisty back roads with my cousins and had a freaking blast! (We also stopped half way and had HOT french onion soup and porter house pork chops to warm us up!) (at The Waterhouse in Luzerne?(maybe Corinth? definitely close to Corinth), NY (I think it's on Rt.9N) if you ever go that way... Highly recommended!)