Aloha From Maui
I bought my 09 Versys 18 months ago with 8k on it. Got about 26k on it now.
The only mod when I got it was a Yoshimura slip-on. This forum has been a great source of info for me. So...first order of business is to thank everyone for their posts. Thank you! Second is to apologise for waiting till yesterday to register. Lurker no more...I feel so liberated.
So with the help of this forum and a good friend who is a fearless backyard mechanic, I have...
Installed a 12 volt power outlet which is handy to charge my phone and run a little cheapo air compressor that fits under the seat. The bike had the original Dunlops on when I got it and I am now on my 2nd set of Pirelli Scorpion Trails, (big improvement). I actually use that little compressor to mount,seat the beads.
Added a big foot to the kickstand,which was just a leftover part from a TV mounting bracket.
Upgraded to a PIAA Superior Bass horn ,she sounds like a '72 Buick now, hehe, great fun.
Put in an HID for the lowbeam,(not completely sold on that yet).
Recently replaced the chain and sprockets. Went with the 44t rear, big improvement. First gear always felt like a bit of a granny before.
And finally... two days ago...by far, the biggest improvement...I took off that damn Yosh Can and put on the stocker. Wow what a difference! OK sure it doesn't sound so bad ass anymore but my neighbors might like me a little better now. And it rides SOOOO much better, no more choppy throttle and the bike even feels more balanced. I've fallen in love with her all over again and looking for any excuse to ride, just like when we first met!