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Old 10th July 2017, 23:44   #61
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Congrats on completing the 1.6k mark sir. Unleash the V to its fullest potential and munch a lot of miles ahead. Can you please share the location's name you have said above?
Name of the place is Siddhagardh - its about 30 kms from Murbad with 13 to 14 kms of complete off road track. Though i have been there once, I can't find my way back there as we had one of the locals who was guiding us there.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 18:57   #62
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update - Tyre hugger added.

With my last ride in the rain I realised that I desperately needed a tyre hugger on my bike. The muck that the bike throws on the rear monoshock and on the pillion is unbearable. Hence when Sri created the Tyre Hugger, I needed it.

Got the Tyre hugger on 18th July delivered along with few more for the fellow Versys owners in Mumbai.

First washed the bike thoroughly so ensure all the dirt is removed before installing the hugger. .
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Post cleaning the bike, rains started but even that could not dampen my spirits and I continued installing the hugger as DIY.
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Final outcome was really good. Thanks SRI
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Though this tyre hugger will not stop the pillion from getting dirty, it will surely save my bike's rear suspension and that area from getting dirty. Now to go for a long ride tomorrow.

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Looks good from the closeup shots. Both functional as well as aesthetically good up close.

Please take a full picture of the bike when you take it out for the ride tomorrow, if possible.
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Looks beautiful Kailash

Sri is our savior by making such amazing and value for money products for Versys. We are all blessed to have a fellow V owner like him amongst us

I had bought a rear tyre hugger from an online store during the initial days for INR 2K and that was the fastest 2K that I spent on the bike..LOL!

I had stuck it on to the rear tyre and did not drill hole (my mistake) and stuck using the glue it came with. Went for a spin immediately afterwards and about 10kms from home, it fell and came under my own tyre and a vehicle behind me also went over it. It was smashed beyond recognition

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The hugger looks perfect. V owners are really lucky to have Sri. Will get one for mine soon
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Hey Kailash,

Late reply, but congratulations. You seem to be using the bike for the reasons you bought it. That is great to see. Nice mods too on your bike.

I had taken a TD of the earlier version of the Versys, but ended up buying the Bonnie. I took my Bonnie to Rajasthan for 15 days, and realized that the Versys would have made that journey even more fun (there were stretches of bad roads).

I am still on the look out for an adventure bike.

One of the reasons of choosing the Bonnie over the Versys was the seat height. I stand 5.7 tall and my feel just about touched the ground on the Versys. If you don't mind can you tell me how tall you are and how are you managing the with the height of the Versys.

Happy riding.
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I had met Kailash back in May/June at Anzen when I had gone for a TD of the Versys and the Ninja. I found the Versys to be intimidating for me at 5.8 tall but then I am a new rider and don't have the skill level to make up for the lack of height. I believe Kailash is almost the same height as me but with a much greater skill level. (I remember he wheelied the Versys test bike in the Anzen parking lot!)
So if you are an experienced rider you would be ok. Kailash and other Versys champs here can testify.
Kailash - you may not remember me and we weren't introduced but I recognised you later from your pics in your ownership post. Nice going with your Versys. I ended up going ahead with a Ninja 650.
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