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« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2011, 05:34:03 PM »

Latest 'farkle' is replacing the H7 dip bulb with a HID set-up.

I love HID's.  Inlove

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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2011, 08:53:24 AM »

I like, very much!  

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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2011, 10:18:13 AM »

Fitted a Powerbronze flip screen. Taller by about four inches with a nice dark tint.  It's not so tall as to look ridiculous like some screens I've seen.

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Quality is very good and comes with edging to fit round then screen, tho' I've chosen not to fit that as it looks fine without.
 
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2012, 05:42:10 PM »

Now sporting KTM 990SMT hand guards.  Bigok

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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2012, 06:30:41 PM »

Smeggy that's awesome stuff Smile

Just bought a 2011 Maroon here in the states. You've given me some great ideas Smile

The 2012 we'll get here is yellow also but all of your silver parts are blacked out here. Didn't really want that myself...

Just looked and think I can mount my stebel nautalius in the same place you mounted the magnum. It would have to be sideways, but have done that before and it was okay for as long as I owned the VFR. Research indicates other sideways installs work no issues.

Gonna do a lot of the same things you've done, so thanks! Right now I'm very happy with the Versys Smile
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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2012, 07:44:04 PM »

Gonna have to watch this thread, just in case.
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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2012, 03:39:15 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments all.  Thumbsup

Oh, and this isn't a modification, more...............therapy !!!

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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2012, 08:13:33 AM »

I'm sorry... I couldn't see anything in that picture... those shiny pipes were blinding me!!  Bigsmile
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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2012, 09:05:18 AM »

The one great downfall to these underslung exhausts is no center stand. There was a gentleman designing a center stand for the other 650.

Should the decision lead me to the V I'll hafta get over my aversion to those little stick things uses to lift the rear wheel. Last I saw of the centerstand design it was to clunky and large even for me to forgive.
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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2012, 10:09:37 AM »



The one great downfall to these underslung exhausts is no center stand. There was a gentleman designing a center stand for the other 650.




My last five bikes have all had center stands, so I know where you are coming from. The guy who designed the center stand for the Versys, well, lets say it had 'challenging looks'. TBH, it now doesn't bother me so much. I don't notice the lack when I'm out and about and the paddock stand in the garage does the job.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2012, 02:52:27 PM »

Keis heated grips now fitted. Mmmmmmmmm, warm hands.  Cool

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« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2012, 10:42:42 PM »

Thanks for the all the Versys porn, Smeg.
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« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2012, 02:48:19 AM »

The motorcycle is just a down payment on accessories.  Lol

Good work Smeggy, nice tasteful, functional farkles!  Bigok

Those katoom handguards look sano.
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« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2012, 09:17:54 AM »

Ever consider suspension upgrades?  My gf has a 650R and even as a beginner rider she complained about the suspension being crappy.  A crash resulted in new stock forks with RaceTech gold valves sprung for her weight.  And just the other day an Ohlins shock was installed.  The bike turned in nicely with the fork upgrade, but midcorner on was very vague and sketchy.  The shock should cure that and make the little twin a force to be reckoned with on track.

Seeing your beautiful Versys fills me with lust for the next do it all bike.  The only thing I'd really miss is the wheelies out of turns.  Owning one of these would definitely reunite my wallet with some missed green paper.  Very nice bike and well thought out mods.
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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2012, 04:09:37 PM »

Hopefully coming to a garage near me soon.  Bigsmile

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« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2012, 08:19:02 AM »

SW Motech monolock adapter plate and Givi 34lt now got for sandwich carrying duties (and somewhere to keep my lid when off the bike) this summer.  Bigsmile

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« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2012, 08:40:27 AM »

Why does your bike have a TP dispenser?   Lol
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« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2012, 09:51:06 AM »


Why does your bike have a TP dispenser?   Lol


That's the anti-wheelie device.   Bigsmile

Or else it's to make sure I don't scratch the door of my car should I open it too far and hit the rear guard reflector.  Wink
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« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2012, 01:03:28 PM »


Why does your bike have a TP dispenser?   Lol


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Nice job, Davy.  I love my Sargent seat - hope you like yours.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2012, 05:02:52 PM »

Fitted a pair of SW-Motech (height adjustable) footrests. I mounted them on the lower setting and they've made a nice difference. A bit less stress on my aged knees and the wide footbed is a nice place to have my feet on.

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Spot the difference.
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