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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ole Kowalski has got to go

Yeah, I just picked up a BMW with ABS, so Ole Kowalski has got to go.
Up for sale is my lowered 2008 Kawasaki Versys 650 Adventure bike with 17,XXX miles. This is one sweet bike. I bought it last year anticipating a Dual Sport cross country ride. In the past year the following has been done by a retired motorcycle mechanic:

Valves set, throttle bodies balanced
Polaris series regulator installed
ThermoBob installed
Crash bars added with highway pegs
STS self-canceling turn signals
STS brake light modulator
Lowered to 31" seat height,
Adcock Touring seat (All day comfortable)
MRA touring windshield
Stainless steel brake lines
Lowered foot pegs
All fluids replaced
New clutch cable and gas line
Shinko 705 tires
And a few more I can't remember

In other words, This bike is in like new condition, with all the maintenance done on a basically "Bulletproof" engine and ready to do some serious riding.
The price is $3,700 cash and carry. The title is clean and ready to be signed over.

The bike is located in Friendswood TX
I will be happy to supply photos upon request via email and text
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ha ha... I sold my GS(s) and bought the Versys. a hundred pounds lighter
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if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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Unless you got a 300, you had better recheck your specs. The BMW is the lighter bike ;-l
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Unless you got a 300, you had better recheck your specs. The BMW is the lighter bike ;-l
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very Good price, if it was in Australia I would jump at it. I have since rethought my idea of riding in OZ for now, I would need a full suitcase just for my gear, plus it wouldn't be fair to my wife to need to spend time getting it ready to ride. I know it needs to be lowered etc. Lots of used bikes in OZ.
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Unless you got a 300, you had better recheck your specs. The BMW is the lighter bike ;-l
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the 650 Versys is lighter than any of the big BMWs. I owned 3 of them.

if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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ha ha... I sold my GS(s) and bought the Versys. a hundred pounds lighter
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the 650 Versys is lighter than any of the big BMWs. I owned 3 of them.
OK, he never did say what BMW he got. He just said he got one with ABS.

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Actually, I stand corrected. My BMW F800ST with ABS is 1 pound heavier dry than the 650 Versys, but it does put out 85 hp B-}
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when they first were introduced (about 07-8) I was in line to buy. money wise they were supposed to be under 9k but when they finally arrived at my dealer they were almost 14k... I passed. I have ridden several examples though. I liked them, but not sure its an improvement over the bigger GS... and the weight isn't that much different. I looked at the Triumph 800 twin too (I owned a Steamer). eventually when I decided to downsize, I bought a '15 Versys... new, for 7500 bucks.

2018 BMW F 800 GS

DIMENSIONs
Wheelbase: 61.9 inches
Rake: 26
Trail: 4.6 inches
Seat height: 35.0 inches (adjustable)
Fuel capacity: 6.3 gallons
Fuel consumption: 55 mpg at a constant 55 mph
Curb weight: 512 pounds

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