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Forum: General Discussions - V-650   02-03-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By ATYC
Rode my Gen 1 for 9 years. Went 66,000 kms before...

Rode my Gen 1 for 9 years. Went 66,000 kms before needing one ignition coil. Then at about 80,000 the stator gave up. Everything else I ever did for the bike was just wear parts. Super bike for...
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   07-14-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By ATYC
Sounds like an awesome adventure. I got to enjoy...

Sounds like an awesome adventure. I got to enjoy a few of those spots on the Versys in 2015. Great job making a big solo trip like that!
Forum: Modifications - Performance - V-650   06-11-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,424
Posted By ATYC
Hi Morgan. I'm afraid I don't have any of the...

Hi Morgan. I'm afraid I don't have any of the TechSpec left. In fact, I don't have any Versys left - I'm rockin' a Vulcan S now. However, I do recommend the material. It was a thinner material...
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   03-26-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By ATYC
Damn that video looked like fun. I can't wait...

Damn that video looked like fun. I can't wait for hibernation season to end! Until then, thanks for the (virtual) ride.
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   03-03-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By ATYC
Gen 1, '09 at 81,000 kms (about 50,300 ish miles).

Gen 1, '09 at 81,000 kms (about 50,300 ish miles).
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   02-06-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By ATYC
Great pics. Love the F4U Corsair!!

Great pics. Love the F4U Corsair!!
Forum: Wanted   02-03-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,061
Posted By ATYC
Very nice wall of fame.

Very nice wall of fame.
Forum: General Discussions - V1000   01-04-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By ATYC
All that went up January 1st. Plate sticker for...

All that went up January 1st. Plate sticker for a car is now $124. etc...
Forum: Other Motorcycle Make and Model Discussion   01-01-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By ATYC
Holy Smokes Smiley! That's amazing! I'd love to...

Holy Smokes Smiley! That's amazing! I'd love to see that rolling on the county roads this Summer!
Forum: Industry News   12-28-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,538
Posted By ATYC
What a Disaster

Lucky, no one was killed. One firefighter injured. Major fire overnight at the storage building for a local multi brands sports machine dealer. Loads of bikes still in crates - gone. Loads of...
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   12-08-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By ATYC
I used a sheet of carbon fibre printed vinyl...

I used a sheet of carbon fibre printed vinyl decal to cover both rear sets. The decal wears and gets marked up but is good for a couple seasons. It keeps the metal from marking up. Though, that's...
Forum: Industry News   11-24-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,980
Posted By ATYC
Both are up on the Kawasaki Canada site. ...

Both are up on the Kawasaki Canada site.
$12,999 for the Z900RS - $13,199 for the SE version - $13,599 for the Cafe.
(Canadian dollars)

All of those are a hefty premium above the $9,799 asking...
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   09-12-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 100,492
Posted By ATYC
Purchased the seat used from a forum member who...

Purchased the seat used from a forum member who had it built to spec. Slightly lower than stock, much wider and more comfortable, wider for teh pillion too. First owner used it for about 3 or 4...
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   09-12-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 100,492
Posted By ATYC
It's a Terry Adcox. ...

It's a Terry Adcox.

https://www.terryscustomseats.com/
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   09-11-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 100,492
Posted By ATYC
It's a good mark for a Fall ride when you have to...

It's a good mark for a Fall ride when you have to strip off layers you left the house in then put them back on before you're back home. 8 and a quarter hours today to add about 550 kms to the...
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   08-23-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,348
Posted By ATYC
Switched out the Tourance Next tires today. They...

Switched out the Tourance Next tires today. They were on for just over a year, got 11,400 kms out of them. Not to the wear bars yet, but they were getting squared off pretty good. Also, a really...
Forum: Other Motorcycle Make and Model Discussion   08-23-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,169
Posted By ATYC
Getting new PR4 tires on the bike today. The...

Getting new PR4 tires on the bike today. The Metz Tourance Next were good in the gravel, but not nearly as good as the Pilots on road and don't have the same mileage in them either. While the...
Forum: Technical Discussion - V-650   08-11-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,261
Posted By ATYC
Lots of advice here already, but I'll throw in my...

Lots of advice here already, but I'll throw in my 2 cents, because I had much the same damage.

I hit a large flat rock laying in the road. The result was a bent rim, maybe about 10% worse than...
Forum: Modifications - Cosmetic - V-650   07-24-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By ATYC
I also went with a cheapy foot from ebay, a few...

I also went with a cheapy foot from ebay, a few years ago. It sits a little loose which helps it level itself I guess. But I honestly thought it would have fallen off, rusted away or broke by now. ...
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   07-22-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By ATYC
Man! I have a gen 1, and I love the looks. I...

Man! I have a gen 1, and I love the looks. I like it better than the updated gen 2 & 3's. I've had it for seven years...

...and now I'm never gonna un-see the one eyed Minion goggled face that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   07-18-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By ATYC
We had a 17 year old in my city killed 2 nights...

We had a 17 year old in my city killed 2 nights ago on a Yamaha FZ09, 1:30 in the morning, revving out to the speed of a blur. Hit so hard he sheered a wooden telephone pole off the ground. Bad...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   07-05-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By ATYC
Same here, my hosted pics are still up. For now...

Same here, my hosted pics are still up. For now anyway...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-03-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By ATYC
Same. 1st Gen Versys, have had the screen...

Same. 1st Gen Versys, have had the screen flipped since about 10 days after I got the bike (and that's almost 7 years ago). I would peel that Kawi decal off though.
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   06-21-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,165
Posted By ATYC
In addition to oil changes and new tires, from...

In addition to oil changes and new tires, from 0-10,000 just one set of spark plugs. Currently at 71,000 kms on my '09 (44,000 miles) so to answer the "10,000 miles and beyond" part of your...
Forum: General Discussions - V-650   06-19-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By ATYC
Kangaroo, deer, raccoon, stray mutt... at 110...

Kangaroo, deer, raccoon, stray mutt... at 110 kph, it's not good to hit any such creature! Glad you seem to have weathered the crash OK and hope you're back to 100% very soon. New bike looks great...
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