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Just picked up a 2009 Versys. Looking forward to asking some questions here.
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Welcome sourjon. Another older rider here. Have found great information at this forum; those posting very helpful and most seem to have a sense of humor.

Just a "rambler in my Father's world."
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How old do you have to be to announce that you are old ???

Maybe I have to mentionned it and just unaware about it ...

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Well I'll be 60 in two weeks so I guess I'm older than a lot of folks! I picked the bike up today and rode it for the first time. Love the bike but it seems kinda cramped. I know I need to do a search but anybody lowered the pegs?

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Check out the lowered pegs on Speedy's site: http://www.shop.motowerk.com/Lowerin...FPG-LWR-RA.htm. They work great for taking the strain off of tired old hips. I've got almost half a dozen years on you and I found the pegs really helped. If fact, take a look over the motowerk.com site, he has a bunch of farkles that help make the Versys better.


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60 here too. I lowered the pegs, lowered the bike and raised the bars. Bike now fits perfectly.
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Check out the lowered pegs on Speedy's site: http://www.shop.motowerk.com/Lowerin...FPG-LWR-RA.htm. They work great for taking the strain off of tired old hips. I've got almost half a dozen years on you and I found the pegs really helped. If fact, take a look over the motowerk.com site, he has a bunch of farkles that help make the Versys better.
I've found that site and it looks good. Also want some of these from Twisted throttle. But $158!! Ouch!
SW-MOTECH On-Road/Off-Road Footpegs

Anybody using another offroad type peg that's cheaper?

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I have a 30 inch inseam, and found the lowering of the main pegs plus adding highway pegs made a huge difference, and I will never see 60 again.
I took the liberty of copying a former post with exactly what I have.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...t=highway+pegs

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Thanks Wizard.

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How old do you have to be to announce that you are old ???

Maybe I have to mentionned it and just unaware about it ...

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If you are over 50 please announce so everyone knows we are dealing with an elderly rider! LOL





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