Farkling on hold. - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Versys-X 300 General Discussion Please post any 2017+ Kawasaki Versys-X 300 related topics that DO NOT fit into any of the other topics here.

 7Likes
  • 5 Post By chucksklrst
  • 2 Post By chucksklrst
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
chucksklrst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Farkling on hold.

The farkling is done for this month, but it was too cold to go ride so I just went out and visited with my Girl Friends,
(that is what my wife calls my bikes) Adjusted the mounting on the Versys 300X top box as I did not like the looks of how the factory mounting holes placed the box on the rack. And just wiped down the rest of the girls while I was in the garage. Last pic is a group photo of me and the girlfriends
Attached Images
File Type: jpg SAM_2827.jpg (55.1 KB, 114 views)
File Type: jpg SAM_2828.jpg (61.0 KB, 102 views)
File Type: jpg SAM_2829.jpg (53.7 KB, 99 views)
File Type: jpg SAM_2832.jpg (58.5 KB, 103 views)
File Type: jpg SAM_2833.jpg (64.2 KB, 102 views)
File Type: jpg SAM_2835.jpg (62.5 KB, 86 views)

Chuck Henderson (US Army Active Duty RET) (Colorado) STOC# 086,
RIDE a little FASTER, RIDE a little FURTHER
14 FJR1300A (Ruby FeeJeR)
17 VX300 (Little Gray Bike)
19 V1000LTSE (Flying Nun)
chucksklrst is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 02:58 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Tamarac, FL
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
seems to have a really nice time on that garage!
daniel3403 is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 09:53 PM
Member
 
BLACK DOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: frankfort, illinois
Posts: 1,449
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Seems to be a good place to have a nice time.
BLACK DOG is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 09:29 AM
Member
 
CA200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Madison Wisconsin
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Where did you get the windshield?
CA200 is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
chucksklrst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by CA200 View Post
Where did you get the windshield?
Twisted Throttle. MRV Vario Touring shield.

Chuck Henderson (US Army Active Duty RET) (Colorado) STOC# 086,
RIDE a little FASTER, RIDE a little FURTHER
14 FJR1300A (Ruby FeeJeR)
17 VX300 (Little Gray Bike)
19 V1000LTSE (Flying Nun)
chucksklrst is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 10:08 AM
Member
 
twowheeladdict's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4,282
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Garage
Do the cars have their own garage?


My bikes have to live in the shop.

I like your solution to the narrow HF lift. Where do you put them when you have the bike raised and are working on it? I was thinking about figuring a way to hinge something onto the sides of the lift that fold in when the lift is raised.

My Versys Travels:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
twowheeladdict is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 10:29 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: mid Flowriduh
Posts: 590
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by twowheeladdict View Post
Do the cars have their own garage?


My bikes have to live in the shop.

I like your solution to the narrow HF lift. Where do you put them when you have the bike raised and are working on it? I was thinking about figuring a way to hinge something onto the sides of the lift that fold in when the lift is raised.
I was also liking that solution. Thinking 1/2" plywood with 2x2 corner/cross piece reinforcing for a place to screw to.

Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SteveinSunnyFlorida)

'15 KLE650LT
'99 Concours(with 234,xxx miles on it), sold
'98 KLR650


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


And most of Canada too, eh?
SteveJ is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
chucksklrst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by twowheeladdict View Post
Do the cars have their own garage?


My bikes have to live in the shop.

I like your solution to the narrow HF lift. Where do you put them when you have the bike raised and are working on it? I was thinking about figuring a way to hinge something onto the sides of the lift that fold in when the lift is raised.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveJ View Post
I was also liking that solution. Thinking 1/2" plywood with 2x2 corner/cross piece reinforcing for a place to screw to.
My wifes car lives in the same garage when she is home from work. Small bike gets moved in front of the others. I rent half of the neighbors garage for my MX5 Miata, and my truck stays outside, as it won't fit into the garages in our town home complex. It is an exercise in utilizing space very carefully and not collecting any unnecessary items/junk. We down sized from a large house in Texas to a town home, when we moved back to Colorado 8 years ago. But as with everything. Every void will get filled.

As far as the outrigger boxes for the lift. They are stored stacked up along the garage wall when the lift is raised.

Here are a few more pictures to give you all an idea. As you guessed I like to use pictures in my post.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg SAM_1574.jpg (77.6 KB, 61 views)
File Type: jpg SAM_1516.jpg (61.6 KB, 60 views)
File Type: jpg SAM_0789.jpg (65.8 KB, 57 views)
File Type: jpg SAM_1276.jpg (71.4 KB, 57 views)
File Type: jpg SAM_1283.jpg (64.9 KB, 48 views)
twowheeladdict and Brockie like this.

Chuck Henderson (US Army Active Duty RET) (Colorado) STOC# 086,
RIDE a little FASTER, RIDE a little FURTHER
14 FJR1300A (Ruby FeeJeR)
17 VX300 (Little Gray Bike)
19 V1000LTSE (Flying Nun)

Last edited by chucksklrst; 10-28-2017 at 11:07 AM.
chucksklrst is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-29-2017, 10:18 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Southern Missouri Ozarks
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I was telling chucksklrst on another forum that our 3+ car garage is filled and anything else will force the bikes into the walk-out basement shop area. I told the wife we should have gone with a 4 car garage. You just can't have too much space. We have to rent a storage space for our fifth wheel a mile from the house as it is. We have acreage but it is so hilly we have hair pin turns that the fifth wheel can't make to get to the house.

My garage is a bit dirtier but I love garage photos. The best thing in the garage after the truck is that pellet grill. It's simply amazing coming from decades as a charcoal pit boss (you can't use gas for steaks). That pellet grill sears and flame broils as well as smokes. I can't recommend the right one enough. That one is a Pit Boss 820D. The little cart is filled with 120 lbs. of mesquite, hickory, and competition blend grill pellets.

My little cycle lift is in the walk-out basement. I have a lot more FARKLE's coming for the Versys. Will post as I install.







To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by SECoda; 10-29-2017 at 11:28 AM.
SECoda is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome