BarkBuster install pics - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
gti20vturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
BarkBuster install pics

Here are some pics of the BarkBusters installed. Install is pretty straightforward. I put a set of these on my wifes GS to replace the missing units and was so impressed by them I ordered a set for the Versys. Also notice the dual brake lines at the master cylinder.










ST1300, Versys, SV650S
gti20vturbo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 12:40 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Off topic. Somebody in the house play goalie? Or, do you just like a lot of tape on the grip? Not talking about the handle bars.
B DRY is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
gti20vturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Yeap goalie here. I play ice and roller, mostly roller down here in So Cal since ice time cost so much. I also play D and Forward in a beginner league. Goalie I play in advanced and over 40 league (don't let the age fool you, they are good).

ST1300, Versys, SV650S
gti20vturbo is offline  
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 02:26 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I give up... What do the dual brake line mean??
bob shafer is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 04:31 PM
Super Moderator
 
Bear on a bicycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Converse, Tx
Posts: 4,695
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bob shafer View Post
I give up... What do the dual brake line mean??

Instead of having a single line from the front master cylinder down to one caliper, then
a cross over line the the other caliper, Two brake lines are used straight from the front
master cylinder to each caliper.


Here's is a picture, at least of the master cylinder side...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gti20vturbo View Post






Bear on a bicycle is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 06:55 PM
Member
 
cuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chilliwack BC
Posts: 575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Nice fit on the hand guards. As for being a goalie, must be a Versys thing.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC00781.JPG (100.7 KB, 397 views)

Falling down is your bodies way of saying you just screwed up.

IBA# 38547
cuff is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 06:57 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I'm looking to add the Storms and your GT shield before the weather cools off. How's the clearance?
starluckrc is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
gti20vturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by starluckrc View Post
I'm looking to add the Storms and your GT shield before the weather cools off. How's the clearance?
With the touring shield I have on it there is over an inch of clearance. I will bolt up a GT tonight but there should be at least 1/2 an inch of clearance with it as well. Buying and installing these hand guards was partly because I needed to know how much to cut the GT for clearance but it looks like it will fit without any changes.

ST1300, Versys, SV650S
gti20vturbo is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 09:01 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northern Lower Michigan
Posts: 258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuff View Post
Nice fit on the hand guards. As for being a goalie, must be a Versys thing.
Yep. Former street goalie myself. Played D on ice. But I still identify myself as a goalie whenever anyone asks. Not playing in a while has dulled my reflexes.

And GTI, which Barkbusters are those? I am going to get a pair and haven't decided which.
SZRimaging is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
gti20vturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SZRimaging View Post
And GTI, which Barkbusters are those? I am going to get a pair and haven't decided which.
Regular BarkBuster backbone with Versys mounting kit and BarkBuster Storm guards (the plastic part).

ST1300, Versys, SV650S
gti20vturbo is offline  
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 08:29 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Cool...I was hoping not to have to drill at home. I know it's a simple task, but it's something to have to make time for and slow me down.
starluckrc is offline  
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 10:19 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Those BarkBusters look good. Is the logo etched into the storm guard or is it removable?
emur is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
gti20vturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by emur View Post
Those BarkBusters look good. Is the logo etched into the storm guard or is it removable?
Removable sticker, in fact my wife didnt like the sticker at all and she peeled it right off.

ST1300, Versys, SV650S
gti20vturbo is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 01:10 PM
Member
 
brokenhat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hailfax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to brokenhat
Does the Barkbuster's work OK with the Vario shield does anyone know? Thanks,
brokenhat is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 08:19 AM
Member
 
brokenhat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hailfax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to brokenhat
So what's the difference between the Storm and VPS? Twisted Throttle recommended the VPS for me when i said I had a Versys? Thanks!
brokenhat is offline  
post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
gti20vturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Storms offer more protection. I requested the Storms when I ordered mine.

ST1300, Versys, SV650S
gti20vturbo is offline  
post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 12:08 PM
Member
 
brokenhat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hailfax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to brokenhat
On the photos I've seen the VPS seems to look better to me, I'm not off roading so their protection should be OK, I assume....
brokenhat is offline  
post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
gti20vturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I have both, (GS came with both plastics). The VPS might look a little racier but I prefer more protection.

ST1300, Versys, SV650S
gti20vturbo is offline  
post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 02:37 AM
Member
 
if6was9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
When making the decision to trade in my KLR, I wasn't thinking about add ones. And one detail I didn't look at were the bar ends. Are those the stock bar ends?

"I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves." -- Jerry Garcia
if6was9 is offline  
post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 05:00 AM
Member
 
brokenhat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hailfax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to brokenhat
If you mean the bar end weights, the Barkbusters ship with their own that must be used.

Matt
2012 Versys, Vario ws, Barkbuster Storms, lowering blocks, flatfoot, Zumo GPS, Givi soft side bags, Axio tail bag, Wolfman Express tank bag
brokenhat 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