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Traded my 06 fjr1300 for my new 2012 versus yesterday. My first ride was a nice country road for 65 miles and love the seat to bar to foot peg ergs. So nice to have a light bike again. I've had 22 bikes of all makes and types over the years and stock, this is about the best fit. I can see how a Corbin saddle may be needed before I do a bunch of 600 mile days. That typically is summer and fall rides for me. So tell me you versus vets, which engine guard have you found that is best? That's all for tonight from charlotte, nc
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The Corbin seat for a Versys is pure S.H.I.T..Worst build quality of any seat i've tried and i've tried most of them. I like the Hepco Becker crash bars. Got hit by a car and they did thier job.

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Welcome! Nice trade!

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Seat is self mod leveling and topped off with an Air Hawk! Most comfortable seat I have ever had!





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Traded my 06 fjr1300 for my new 2012 versus yesterday. My first ride was a nice country road for 65 miles and love the seat to bar to foot peg ergs. So nice to have a light bike again. I've had 22 bikes of all makes and types over the years and stock, this is about the best fit. I can see how a Corbin saddle may be needed before I do a bunch of 600 mile days. That typically is summer and fall rides for me. So tell me you versus vets, which engine guard have you found that is best? That's all for tonight from charlotte, nc
I had H-Bs which protected me well in a 15 to 20 MPH 'low-side', but have since gone to S-Ws so I can use the S-W skid-plate which is NOT compatible w/ S-W s....

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The Corbin seat for a Versys is pure S.H.I.T..Worst build quality of any seat i've tried and i've tried most of them. I like the Hepco Becker crash bars. Got hit by a car and they did thier job.

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I have the SW Motech crash bars, I haven't tried them out yet but saw a video of a Versys go down with them fitted and no damage to the bike.

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G'day mate. Get an Air Hawk is my seat advice. I do a lot of long trips and this is the only thing I can sit on for 14hrs or more and feel great.. no monkey butt guarantee! I use the same one on 2 other bikes also. Thats handy for me.
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