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Got tired of sore wrists on a '01 VFR (big grins nonetheless) and had to sell.

Missed riding and starting searching: cruiser, supermotard, SV650, 919, BMW, and...Versys.

A 2011 Versys appeared on radar: Local, 4400 miles, Baldwin seat, Krauser panniers.

Owner was super cool, one test ride and done!

First up: Oh yeah, I need a stand :|
 

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On my first ride as a proud new Versys owner, I had to peel off down a dirt road to feel its 'versatility'.

Have to admit, felt like I was driving on ice and quickly aborted.

Now the daunting tasks of:
- selecting a stand (harbor freight budget vs Pit Bull vs somewhere-in-between)
- replacing OEM tires (90/10 rear; more aggressive front?)
- preparing for the air filter cleaning (couple of thousand miles to go and watch the AMC video a couple of thousand times)
 

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Stands/ tires

On my first ride as a proud new Versys owner, I had to peel off down a dirt road to feel its 'versatility'.

Have to admit, felt like I was driving on ice and quickly aborted.

Now the daunting tasks of:
- selecting a stand (harbor freight budget vs Pit Bull vs somewhere-in-between)
- replacing OEM tires (90/10 rear; more aggressive front?)
- preparing for the air filter cleaning (couple of thousand miles to go and watch the AMC video a couple of thousand times)
Stands: https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/74-how-forum/121546-stand-prop-stand-diy-bobin-spool-lubing-chain.html
Stands https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/74-how-forum/125466-stand-prop-onewizard.html
Stands https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/74-how-forum/121554-stands-pit-bull-venom-stands-jacking-other-methods.html
Tires
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/74-how-forum/11080-tires-fitting-different-tires-v.html
Tires https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/74-how-forum/34122-tire-mileage-replacement-thread.html

Off Road
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/162-general-discussions-v-650/217435-offroad-versys-650-gen-1-a.html?highlight=tires
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/162-general-discussions-v-650/218301-dual-sport-conversion.html?highlight=tires
 

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I used the Harbour Freight Stands for years never an issue....The front stand is from Harbour Freight also i had the front wheel attachments for it that they no longer make...




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and tire pressure makes a big difference. I sometimes drop pressure if I am going to be on long stretches of dirt road, even with a more aggressive tire. on pavement if the front is low it will have a tendency to oversteer and fall into corners, even with street tires. I have 2 sets of wheels too. one set with TKCs the other with road tires. BTW, Ninja wheels fit, and are relatively cheap. rotors vary though & may need to be changed
 
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