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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up New owner of a 2009 V649HP!

Howdy! Some of y'all may know JDRocks' V649HP Gravel Runner builds... Well I bought one of his latest creations from the first guy who bought it off him. It's the red frame with rally style windscreen/fairing. The bike will not reside in the Pacific Northwest, taking me up and down the west coast for work/fun.



I joined this forum to have access to the wealth of information about these bikes. And hopefully find a good deal on some hard lockable panniers or top case
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aboard and congrats on the Awesome purchase. That's one of a kind versys if I may say so.
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Nice. What is it registered as? Weren't the red frames from the '06 Ninja 650?

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aboard and congrats on the Awesome purchase. That's one of a kind versys if I may say so.


Thanks!! It sure is unique and it feels like riding an artistís sculpture!


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Nice. What is it registered as? Weren't the red frames from the '06 Ninja 650?


Itís a 2009 Versys frame (with er6n motor) so itís registered as a Versys. DRZ forks, R1 shock, Suzuki gs500 fairing and KTM windscreen/headlight!


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Welcome to the forum, and great looking bike! Very sharp.
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looking great!
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Wow, your Versys looks unique. Here in VN lawmakers don't allow bike modify but original parts.

V650 is what I need.
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Wow, your Versys looks unique. Here in VN lawmakers don't allow bike modify but original parts.


That must be frustrating. This bike was built using parts from many bikes, custom designed and fabricated parts, a small budget, and a ton of ingenuity by @jdrocks. There is a comprehensive build thread over at advrider.com that includes lots of detailed information.

2011 V650 in Black, well accessorized.
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Wow, your Versys looks unique. Here in VN lawmakers don't allow bike modify but original parts.

I guess that helps keep stolen bikes from being stripped and build back up on a legal frame like what happens here in the States.

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WOW!! I knew under all that boring bodywork it only needed a phonebox to make a super hero.That would go great on some of the roads here.So long as you have lights,brakes etc,you can modify till your wallet hurts here.
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Absolutely fantastic looking bike! You must be so stoked! Ride safe!
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Very cool looking bike! I really like the color scheme.
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Seen your post on advrider. I follow jdrocks on there for his sick builds. And the Versys hangout and other things. If you ever part with it. Let me know and I’ll buy it off of you. 😎
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16', Versys 650 LT, Black w/ modifications
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