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I'm a happy guy! I got my used 09 Versys last Thursday :thumb:

We had a superb fall weekend here in Ottawa, ON so I was able to add 800km to the V! What a great machine, I love it! Compared to my Kawasaki EX500, it's definitely more of a balanced bike - great handling, great ergonomics and comfort.

The Versys is stock. Does anyone have suggestions for immediate upgrade to protect the machine? Someone mentioned to me a radiator protector as the front wheel fender doesn't prevent the rocks from flying into the radiator.

Cheers!
 

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You can protect your radiator by both some screening you attach to the front of the radiator and by getting some crash bars.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39938

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/gtsearch.php?cx=partner-pub-7865546952023728:1ljngzsdq4b&cof=FORID:11&ie=UTF-8&q=crash+bars&siteurl=www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39938&ref=www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=11&ss=2616j1409472j10

A fender extender will give you more protection from front tire throw as well.

A rear hugger is another great item to get.....it never ends! ;)
 

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You can protect your radiator by both some screening you attach to the front of the radiator and by getting some crash bars.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39938

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/gtsearch.php?cx=partner-pub-7865546952023728:1ljngzsdq4b&cof=FORID:11&ie=UTF-8&q=crash+bars&siteurl=www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39938&ref=www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=11&ss=2616j1409472j10

A fender extender will give you more protection from front tire throw as well.

A rear hugger is another great item to get.....it never ends! ;)


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I could potentially spend a couple of pay checks on accessories by the looks of it :D
 

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I could potentially spend a couple of pay checks on accessories by the looks of it :D


That would be a good start...:D
 

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radiator cover is a must and there are 2 main brands for engine guards...HB bars do seem as though you would get some radiator protection. Aside from that my four favorite farkles are speedys mirror extenders, peg lowering kit, givi windscreen and heated grips. Enjoy!

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radiator cover is a must and there are 2 main brands for engine guards...HB bars do seem as though you would get some radiator protection. Aside from that my four favorite farkles are speedys mirror extenders, peg lowering kit, givi windscreen and heated grips. Enjoy!

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+1 on the H/B Crash Bars i got hit by a car and they took the blow and did a great job..Same bars in the photo that got hit by the car. Just scraped up a bit.

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Just picked up an '09 V a few weeks ago myself. I've been looking at these frame sliders on ebay. They're inexpensive and come from China. I'm wondering if they'd be any good or not.

Anybody here ever tried them?
 

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Just picked up an '09 V a few weeks ago myself. I've been looking at these frame sliders on ebay. They're inexpensive and come from China. I'm wondering if they'd be any good or not.

Anybody here ever tried them?

Those look good...I've bought several items off of ebay that comes from china and i'm happy with them.
 

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Best first upgrade to protect your bike (and you)? New horn, hands down. Nothing says "GET BACK IN YOUR LANE" like 139db of angry Stebel.
 

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Best first upgrade to protect your bike (and you)? New horn, hands down. Nothing says "GET BACK IN YOUR LANE" like 139db of angry Stebel.
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