Posts by Chris

Kawasaki Versys 650 Vibration Front Sprocket 16t Conversion

Conclusion This is how the Versys should come from the factory. The bike cruises better (freeway) and using the throttle in the sweepers is improved because the greater effect the wheel has in turning the engine.  You’re not fighting the bike as much. A change is coming down from 4K isn’t as harsh when off…

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Late Fall Ride

The weather forecast was for two nice clear days hitting mid to high 60’s. I decided to head down to Beaverton once again mainly because once the weather takes a turn for the worse it’ll be much harder to get back down. Day 1 – South to Beaverton, Oregon West along Hwy 108 Glorious fall…

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5 Day Fall Ride to Eastern WA & Idaho Part 2

<<-Read part 1 Day 3 Spokane, WA to Coeur d’ Alene, ID Today started a little better than expected. I went down to the hotel office to get another coffee packet only to be told there was a breakfast room with coffee. Seriously? The guy yesterday didn’t mention that. Step 1, pack self with food…

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5 Day Fall Ride to Eastern WA & Idaho Part 1

Introduction The calendar has ticked down and fall has arrived one more time. Despite the fact this means winter is looming out there ready to flop down over all the twisty roads I love like a wet rag, I love the fall. Normally it’s still pretty nice with a fair amount of sunshine and blue…

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2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 12,000 Mile Long Term Review

In Conclusion If you’re like me, you want to cut to the chase and if you’re like me only two questions really matter. Would you recommend this bike to someone you knew? Yes. Would you buy it again? Yes. Introduction/Background I bought my 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT used from a dealership in Oregon in…

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Two days with my Oldest down to the Oregon Coast

My oldest son had the week off from work and a couple of days with nothing else planned. “Why don’t we go for a ride?” Ready to leave Heading toward Astoria, OR Astoria, OR Lunch break in Astoria Lunch break in Astoria Riding along with my son Sun dropping down One big dog One of…

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