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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Hi from Los Angeles- Versys 2009

Hi have been riding for many years and finally I was able to get a 2009 Versys. The earlier Kawasaki I had was a Tengai so similar to a degree. I just for this yesterday and so far I am really happy. However it is used so I see a few things that need to be addressed.

Will post about those points and hopefully I can help and get help from other members here.
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Thank you guys, took it for a short spin and really like it so far. Engine seems smooth revving with nicely spread torque. I have also a Vstrom 1000 and while it is obviously more powerful it is not as smooth and enjoyable for the type of riding I like to do.
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Welcome! I joined a couple of days ago as I bought an 09 as well. Same as yours!
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Thank you guys. I have only rode a few miles but I removed the windshield and brackets, even at low speed the wind would create some sort of turbolence and noise. Much better without it, at least for short rides.

I also rode the Vstrom in between, it is a bit more comfortable with more distance between seat and foot pegs, it also feels planted and solid, I guess it works better on the freeway. But I really like the Versys engine, so smooth and so torquey at every rev, nothing arm wrenching but I really like the way it works.

Since I bought the bike used it has a few things to fix, the bar ends are missing. It came to me with only one mirror so since I have the Aprilia Tuono mirrors on my Vstrom I got a set for the Versys as well and installed them last night. Really nice looking and work well.

I tried to install some regular bar ends but it seems that the ones for 7/8" handlebar are too large, the hole in the handlebar being small. I will post a tread asking about it maybe.

Otherwise the other thing that does not work is the reset button and I can't do anything with the reset... small things but a pain... LOL
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Send me a PM Carlo - I believe I have a pair of the OEM bar-ends in AZ (I'll be there in a week and a half) which I could 'part' with.

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Thank you Ed, I sent you a PM. I would like to get and try one set of those I think.
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Thank you Ed, I sent you a PM. I would like to get and try one set of those I think.
PM me again in a couple of weeks....

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OK will do, thank you very much in the meantime...
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