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Hi all, I picked up an 06 650r a couple months ago and been prepping it for touring. I probably should have gone for a versys because of my height, but the few that have popped up on craigslist in my area are double $ what I paid for this.
Bringing new bike home

I started out with a 93 EX500 that I picked up in oct 2011. I put alot of work into it, and rode around as much of the US as I could get vacation time for last year.
Camping at Yellowstone

Looking to raise the rear a bit on the 650r and I hear the versys shock is longer. Anyone happen to have one sitting around?

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Hope you enjoy your 650r (Ninja). I debated for some time when I bought my V 2 years ago, I felt a little more at ease on the Ninja than the Versys. But, I lowered the bike and it's been fine.

Hope you find parts necessary to raise it a bit. May take a little searching, but I would think they are out there.

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Yeah It looks like the going rate on used versys shocks is around $200. I just had sticker shock compared to the $30 one I got for the ex500 (sv650 shock). Supply and demand I guess. Just not much supply. But if they are that much it'll have to wait until the 500 sells. I'm still recovering from the givi rack/bag purchase.

[EDIT] Oops just realised my title typo. I'm in SW Ohio not SE.

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...Looking to raise the rear a bit on the 650r and I hear the versys shock is longer. Anyone happen to have one sitting around?
Just so you know - they are about 11 7/8" eye-to-eye.

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