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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Is this worth is? Clip ons?

I'm looking at getting a versys that I found on Craigslist and wonder is the millage and price is good for it. He wants 3250 or best offer and it has 15k miles on a 2008. He has done some mods since he is a tall guy. I will post what mods and picture in a minute. Is that price good for it?

My plan was to get rid of those bars and put clip ons on it for the sportbike naked look and feel. Is that possible or would that damage the fork legs when it is clamped on?
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His ad. He told me he has all original parts that will come with it




2008 Kawasaki Versys 650
approx. 14km--still ride it daily
all maintenance has been performed, and is up to date: plugs, oil change, coolant flush, air filter, ect...
the reason I'm selling it,I need a bigger bike.
I have removed the fairing pieces and added some taller bars/risers, & installed motowerx peg lowering kit.
I installed jardine gp1 slip on can, & trailtech racelight, & went one tooth down on the front sprocket to get my big behind off the line quicker. also installed swingarm spools
gets 45+MPG
TORQUE MONSTER
I'm asking $3250 o.b.o. or trade for a 1000cc or bigger ,2000 or newer, looking for a sport bike, ZRX1200, ect...
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If it was stock and $3250 it would be a great price.

I imagine this one's been crashed or worse..why else do that to it? It's sure not appealing. At least to me.

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he said it will come will all the orginal farings. i think he was trying to go for the naked look. he is 6' 6" so that was why he did the really tall bars
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At 3250, I'd say thats a pretty good deal, but you'd still have some work ahead of you to make it look good. That tank still has all the fairing mounting points welded to it. The light mount for that off road only light will interfere with installing clip-ons. The control cables also need to be replaced if you are going to use much lower bars.

I'f you are wanting to start a naked/streetfighter project than I'd say go for it. Looks like fun to me.

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I would make him put it back stock first just so you have a clean starting point

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I dont think id want for him to put it back to stock. since he would be doing it just to sell it he woulnt care as much and spend the time to do it the correct way.


Tailgun. i was planning on cutting the fairings like first did just to cover the tank. he didnt change cables to put those tall bars so would i need to change them to do clip ons with a 2.5 rise? How much room do the clip ons take under the fork top plate? Trying to see if they will work with that light for now
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Yes, not replacing the cables from stock lenght when using clip-ons can cause some issues. I would swap them out for a set from an er6n right away.

The clip-ons I have would not work with that type of light mount. They take up almost 2" of hight on the fork tubes.

Also, using any amout of the stock plastic mounted to the tank will create clearance issues with clip-on bars. At full lock my bars stop inside of where the tank fairings would be.

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What cables need to be replaced? Just trottle and clutch or everything? I was also thinking of using stock bars for now too
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The original windshield and fairing provide needed wind protection for the upright rider. IMO they also make the bike look better. I would investigate whether the bike has been crashed and do the original fairings (undamaged) come with the bike. The price is awesome given the mileage and year but the bike is worth a lot more with the original fairings and windshield and much less without. Most riders go the opposite direction and install bigger windshields than stock, not remove them.

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I got it today and payed $2,800 for it. Started removing all that crazy high ways and peg lowering stuff. Going street fighter look so cleaned up some wiring I didn't like too
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Nice!!! That's an awesome deal.

Post up some pics when you get a chance.

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here is the link to my bike now. already started working on it
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...923#post213923

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The headlamp in proper position already made it look 100 times better.
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I don't understand. I didn't adjust the headlight. I put stock bars on and mounted gauges on the light it's self

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Ah, sorry, my bad - I've just noticed how headlight is closer to the handlebars and dash, so it's about eh position relative to the bars. Anyway, just saying that it looks much more balanced now.
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Ah I understand you well thank you. Follow my build, I plan on doing a lot more to it.

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sounds like a bargain to me.


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