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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-20-2015, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Yo I'm jake..the snake.. 09 versys rode stock for the first year, ready to start modding, any basic tips would be appreciated
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Welcome to the forum and the family
If you have been riding your 09 for a year now, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you would like to modify or improve. The sky's the limit with mods: it all depends on if you want to make it a more capable adventure touring bike, or a straight ADVersys, or a canyon carver, or a _______ you fill in the blank. Just grab some of your favorite beverage & snacks, pull up a comfy chair and start reading through the threads in the modifications section. You WILL find the answers to many if not all your questions.
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And if you get stuck figuring something out just shoot me or any of the regulars a PM and we'll be happy to help.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.............HIDE YOUR CREDIT CARDS NOW!! Once you catch the modding fever, it's hard to shake it!


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Ask away if you're curious about a particular thing. Lots of folks here have modded their Vs six ways from Sunday and have good information regarding the value, quality, etc. of most items people bolt to their ride.

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welcome MR.snake

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Silvie=latin for. Of the forest /woods. Fox= Vulpine (also my middle name)

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Wow, wasn't expecting such a warm welcome! I was told you guys are the best but didn't expect that lol. I'm looking to do some power upgrades. Riding wheelies is my current favorite style of riding haha. Vacuum hose is probably the first thing I'll try. The reason I joined you guys is to try to get some solid info about aftermarket exhaust, and if I need/should buy the 450$ power commander. Just got off work, time to do some digging ! any points in the right direction will be greatly appreciated!
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Below is a photo before i got serious about the "Farkles" I liked the Yoshi exhaust for looks and sound....Heres a list of what i did to my 09 you might see something that comes in handy....http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=20013


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^thank you! You are exactly what I was looking for! Now I've got a couple hours of googling all of your parts ahead of me lol! Beautiful bike, mine's the same color, but a hell of a lot more plain. Performance is going to be my first endeavor, work on the body aftwrwards=) thanks again
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Welcome Jake. I've been in for about a year and it's true - everything you can imagine you can do for the V can be found in this forum. My latest ... finally taken the plunge and purchased a LeoVince Underbody after much reading (and listening) from others on this site. Lots of relatively objective information. I especially appreciate those here who have done the research, made the comparisons, and have reported the results. Yup, this site has been a fantastic educational resource during my V ownership and continues to inspire. Have fun and ride safe!:

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jake..another snake (are all Jakes snakes?)..welcome to the world of Versys

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Where'd you get the Leo Underbody from? most importantly..what did you pay??

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Welcome!

Lovin every minute of it!
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Leo exhaust

I purchased it overseas (Italy to be exact) from this company: http://www.emlineamoto.com/en/8242.h...oogle-Shopping

From what I gather, this is a good price. With shipping to Cali (which will likely take a while...I'm sure), I paid $366.83. Not the cheapest pipe out there, but it's the one that met my needs: not too loud, not too visually obnoxious, great sound!
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Did you get a power commander with it?
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Nope. Just the slip on. Waiting patiently... I'll post once installed.

Take care.
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Ended up getting a yoshimura trc-d in carbon....gonna be a long week
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I just keep hearing in my head, "It's Jake, from state farm."

Welcome snake. When I lofted the front end on my '11 during the demo ride, i was hooked.

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