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Offline Lord Muck

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Re: The Saga of the new Versys Continues.
« Reply #10 on: Jun 20, 2018, 11:59 AM »
Well that was short and not so sweet!

Iíve not really been a big fan of the Africa twin and Iím not so sure why! I guess I would have to ride it to have any real opinion.
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Re: The Saga of the new Versys Continues.
« Reply #11 on: Jun 20, 2018, 02:30 PM »
The only thing i'm worried about is the TUBED tyres,we are going straight to Bruges on it and if I have a puncture,no centre stand so can't get the wheel off and even if you could can't break the bead of the tyre to get the inner tube out.

Offline Onslowe

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Re: The Saga of the new Versys Continues.
« Reply #12 on: Jun 20, 2018, 05:46 PM »
You could take a can of Holts Tyreweld just in case, I have read some surprisingly good reviews for it in punctured tube situations and it will take up less space than tyre levers. Good luck on your trip and enjoy the new bike.
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Offline whiskydave

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Re: The Saga of the new Versys Continues.
« Reply #13 on: Jun 20, 2018, 08:04 PM »
Off topic....what bike did you end up with Martin.?😎

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Re: The Saga of the new Versys Continues.
« Reply #14 on: Jun 20, 2018, 08:43 PM »
A Honda Africa Twin,it's going to be my do it all bike,my main one is an MT10,thanks gaz.

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Re: The Saga of the new Versys Continues.
« Reply #15 on: Jun 20, 2018, 09:02 PM »
The only thing i'm worried about is the TUBED tyres
   Iíve been told by the salesman if you ring Honda rescue in the 2 year warranty they will even repair punctures thou Iíve not used them myself?  Lot of people using heavy duty tubes but again not myself , other riders converting to outex so they can use tubeless for around £100 , a major manufacturer uses this system but canít remember which one and a few people like the bike so much they trade up to alpines or similar but your talking over £1000  but thatís why you see brand new wheels on eBay for sale to recoup some of the cost ?  By the way no forum is as good as this one so be prepared.      :152:

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Re: The Saga of the new Versys Continues.
« Reply #16 on: Jun 20, 2018, 10:10 PM »
WhiskeyDave, off topic again, if the question is for me ( maybe using real name instead of forum name confused me ) I went for a Kawasaki W800. Lovely looking bike, great build quality but a bit slow and boring, probably should have waited a few more years before I went for such a steady bike. Might try to visit next NVM on whatever I am riding at the time. Cheers, Martin / Onslowe
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Re: The Saga of the new Versys Continues.
« Reply #17 on: Jun 20, 2018, 10:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by versysgaz [+]
The only thing i'm worried about is the TUBED tyres,we are going straight to Bruges on it and if I have a puncture,no centre stand so can't get the wheel off and even if you could can't break the bead of the tyre to get the inner tube out.

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Re: The Saga of the new Versys Continues.
« Reply #18 on: Jun 20, 2018, 10:58 PM »
Silverfox,thanks for the info,1st thing is to buy a centre stand then look at this tape so I can have tubeless tyres on it.

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Re: The Saga of the new Versys Continues.
« Reply #19 on: Jun 21, 2018, 09:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by versysgaz [+]
Silverfox,thanks for the info,1st thing is to buy a centre stand then look at this tape so I can have tubeless tyres on it.

Do report back if you convert to tubeless. I am sure there are a few of us interested in how it works out.