SoFL big/tall rider recently became Versys owner.
Greetings, and thank you for all the info I've been able to glean from this forum thus far.
After five happy years of riding a KLR650, I recently moved from overseas to Miami and realized I needed something a little more street oriented. This evening I became the happy owner of an '08 Versys, and immediately began combing the forum to identify the mods I need to do.
By way of background, I'm a 6'5", 260lb rider, who often rides two-up, and/or with luggage, so I'm trying to isolate mods needed for the additional height/weight. I don't plan to do any gravel/off road in the future, but I would like to make the small bike feel a bit more like my KLR in terms of rider ergos.
I've been reading about a 2" up/ 2" rear saddle from Baldwin, but all I see on their website is a 1"U/1"R. Can anyone tell me what is the tallest option available? If there was a 3"U/3"R option somewhere, I would go for it, but I know that's probably not the case.
Any other pointers concerning mechanical mods (the '08 is stock and at 11,000 miles), peg lowering, shock adjustment/replacement, baggage, etc, would be most welcome. I'm not trying to shortcut the system, rather I plan to spend the better part of the coming week researching this form and others. But if any big/tall riders want to chime in, it would be most appreciated as well.