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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2018, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question New owner of Versys, many mods , tell me what u think about this fender !

Hello i m Alex V Dawn from France, Nice.
After decades of big old monocylinders trails ( DR / KLR ), i m now a new Versys 2010 owner since May.

Here the few changes i ve made :
-Supermoto front fender : Pretty hard to mount ( touching rad before tweaking ), crappy cheap install, testing it....thinking of painting it matt black.
Tell me what u think about how this fender look on this Versys plz.
I'm thinking about it to fill the huge gap between the head and the stock fender.
(maybe that's why lot of people think the Versys doesn't look good ?)
...and get a bit more trail/supermoto look
( mechanic guy told me it's ok/np for rad with normal use : no enduro races plz )

Some cheap inforad GPS to warn me when i m entering radar zone.
I recently mounted a cameleon oiler, and i m very proud of the installation because it seems very clean compared to most i've seen on the web ( photos some post below )

Maybe some of these mods could interest some of you.

Some are pretty cheap from Ali Express, China with free shipping :
-Sexy looking wheel aluminium sliders 15/pair x2 ,
with full refund because vendors wrote they was bigger
+ Front axe wheel slider bar to fix my front sliders ( with sliders i didn t like and din't used): 18
-Handguards crash protection, matt 3D carbon-style, cool looking and pretty solid: 30
- Front fender 12


Barkbusters handbar ends : 20
Army FAMAS mag textile transport case :lol:, sand color, to hold my Xena lock disk : 16

Inforad 30 on Amazon

GIVI crashbar motor protection : 150 :/
Cameleon oiler on Amazon : 180 :/

ps : i can give more precise informations on each parts if some are asking/interested.
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By the way i m really sorry for my ****ty english, but i'm French and u know....french suck at english :'(

And i show u here why i told these sliders are sexy .
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Here's my oiler installation.
The diagonale part of the flexible is hiding the stock wielding on the swingarm.
With full lenght tank oil tube under the seat, with right inclination all the long, the closer (the box) the lower.
The flexible is always pretty far of the chain, and not in the same axe ( except for the dripping end).
Mario from Cameleon oiler shop told me the loop's head pointing to the floor is the same than poiting to the sky, np.
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Thx for the warm welcome Weljo
You was lucky to have a so good looking frenchy female: i never got any teacher i was crazy about, here in France. Only one MILF sport teacher was pretty cute with her bubble bum-bum, face and small height. I guess in France sexy gurls find better ways than teaching career.

What are u thinking about this fender compared to stock one ? do u prefer stock one ? (ur choice ofc ! )
The bike i bought/ the bike i got 2 months later :
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Thx for the warm welcome Weljo

What are u thinking about this fender compared to stock one ? do u prefer stock one ? (ur choice ofc ! )
The bike i bought/ the bike i got 2 months later :
welcome. nice bike. personally i like the stock front fender, but the raised fender allows you to put on a bigger wheel for more off road. you can mod a versys to do a lot of disparate things, hence the name.
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Ok tommy .
It's cool that u gave me some feedback.
Yea i know about the bigger trail wheel possibility, i saw some on Versys + this kind of fender, but that's not where i m going to: I m doing essentially urban trips, with crappy city roads with some parts who get worked on and stuffed 20 times = some bumps and holes xD But no dust and mud.
And so... it's more to look like supermoto than offroad. So...small front wheel 'racing'/road style.
I dunno if supermotos have same "swag" in US than Europe this last decade. No idea.
Bu well, It will never looks like a real supermoto, i m more inspired by these :


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Great looking motorcycle! Love that seat.
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Great looking motorcycle! Love that seat.
thx Devilsfan !
About seat... with the back fender, it was the only mods alrdy on it when i bought it
But yeah, it is really really looking good.

"Comfort seat"they said ....But one of the first thing i made was tweaking back suspension -2 / -2 , to gain softness, because it was slapping my butt really hard with my city streets road quality Now, it's fine.
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Ok tommy .
It's cool that u gave me some feedback.
Yea i know about the bigger trail wheel possibility, i saw some on Versys + this kind of fender, but that's not where i m going to: I m doing essentially urban trips, with crappy city roads with some parts who get worked on and stuffed 20 times = some bumps and holes xD But no dust and mud.
And so... it's more to look like supermoto than offroad. So...small front wheel 'racing'/road style.
I dunno if supermotos have same "swag" in US than Europe this last decade. No idea.
Bu well, It will never looks like a real supermoto, i m more inspired by these :

it's a beautiful bike either way. and either way it should be great with in town traffic, roads.
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The raised fender looks pretty good to me.

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Hello. Did i do something wrong ? i m not english native speaker so it's harder for me.
It was a recall for setting local time ?

Is it why i can't reply on my post on the technical forum?

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thx fasteddiecopeman for fender's feedback
I feel this fender could be shorter...i guess i should look to other place than ali express xD

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btw, i changed back back suspension a bit, to stock parameters for "the spring compression", because i m alrdy pretty heavy 200lbs, and stock settings are supposed to be for 140lbs normal guy (asian ?? ). It's not easy to speak about these technical words in other language.
I mean the lenght of the "spring"/suspension is back to stock. But i still use -2 on the second setting on it to get more softness. Now it's 0/-2
It feels ok after riding 200km on curvy roads yesterday, with pretty fast speed.
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Is it why i can't reply on my post on the technical forum?....
AFTER a couple of days you'll be able to.

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