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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Also had a great riding day in Nova Scotia

I also had a great day out on my V. A few photos from near Joggins in Northern Nova Scotia.






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Hey brokenhat, thats an awesome looking V. Nice pics too.

If you don't mind, could you tell me about your handguards and the hard bag you have on the back seat?

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Thanks NS_Versys, it's the best color yet for the V IMHO. The handguards are Barkbuster Storms and the tail bag is an Axio.

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Nice photos and i do like like that colour
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Hey brokenhat, thats an awesome looking V. Nice pics too.

If you don't mind, could you tell me about your handguards and the hard bag you have on the back seat?
http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/default.aspx carries the entire line of twisted throttle accessories for the Versys in Canada. Putting a bag on the rear seat makes swinging a leg over to mount the bike almost impossible with the already very tall seat IMO

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Putting a bag on the rear seat makes swinging a leg over to mount the bike almost impossible with the already very tall seat IMO
I have that problem now!
Just got a very cool saddlebag that I love, but Is almost impossible to mount & dismount now. Any ideas? I like the bag, is very practical, looks good too, I want to keep it.
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I just lift my leg over the front part of the saddle from left to right, no arcing motion. I'm 5' 10"

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Great photo's, thanks for sharing. As for mounting I've gotten use to standing on the foot peg and mounting like a horse. I've had a KLR and own a KLX 250S and that's the only way I can get on them. That Axio tail bag looks great.

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I just lift my leg over the front part of the saddle from left to right, no arcing motion. I'm 5' 10"
Standing on the left side with your right leg straight out towards the bike (hold your pant-cuff with your right hand IF necessary), start 'hopping' towards it till your foot is over. On the KLR forum we called that the "KLR shuffle".... (I'm 5' 10" too.)

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Great photo's, thanks for sharing. As for mounting I've gotten use to standing on the foot peg and mounting like a horse. I've had a KLR and own a KLX 250S and that's the only way I can get on them. That Axio tail bag looks great.
When mine is loaded with a bag across the passenger part of the seat, I mount from the RIGHT with the V on its side-stand. Right foot on 'peg holding rear brake ON while right hand holds the front brake ON. Then UP-AND-OVER, with your left hand going immediately to the left grip to keep the bike from coming right. I've used this for years on MANY different bikes, and IT WORKS! (Just SEEMS counter-intuitive till you do it a few times.)

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