Just looking to see how many V owners might be here in the great State of Iowa?:clap:
You are a lucky man. Mine is 5 ft tall and not a biker. What is your wife's screen name? With 14k she has 4k on me, so surely she has posted? We'd all love to hear the woman's view of the Versys.My wife rides a 2008 Versys and reads threads on this site frequently. She has ridden the bike 14,000+ miles since buying it in September '08. We're leaving mid-June for a six to eight week ride to Alaska. Great riding partner.
Too Tall & Trooper.Asked the wife if she wanted to give her impression and thoughts on her Versys but she deferred to me just typing her thoughts. I pretty much know her opinions because I get to fix or adjust her Versys to keep her "happy".
Her requests: Seat slide her forward while riding so the front was raised about 1/2". Stock windshield was replaced with a taller Givi; now have a Mike's Grand Touring windshield on order for the big trip. Added heated grips plus handguards to keep the pinkies warm. Added Grip Puppies to eliminate the handlebar buzzing. Lowered the bike with Speedy's lowering kit; shortened side stand. Added Shad side luggage/JC Whitney tail trunk; worry about the durability of these. Changed rear sprocket to a 43 tooth-much better. SW MotoTech engine guards with footpegs.
To do's: Add 12 volt outlet. Mount Metzler Tourance rear with Avon Distanzia front. New chain/sprockets. Check wheel bearings.
She's a trooper and will do fine on the 12,000 mile Alaska and Pacific coast trip we've planned for this summer. Actually do little planning, just a general direction. Will camp 80% of the time.