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Offline TallTex

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Re: Changes by V650 Mark
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 04:00 PM »
Thanks. You need a wide collection of opinion and details before you can start crunching it all down toward a decision, and this board provides so well. Many thanks to all of ya...  :123A:
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Re: Changes by V650 Mark
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2019, 11:17 AM »
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One thing that has been missed on the differences on the Mk1 is that the 2009 model had the following minor upgrades  :028:

1.  Revised ECU remapping for better lowdown torque - (EU model) - not sure about across the pond as you did not have a O2 sensor fitted.  :notsure:

2.  Revised dampening rates in rear shock - If it made any difference I could not tell. :027:

3.  Upgraded Front brake master Cylinder - went to a curved shape one rather than the box shaped on the 2007/8  :028:

Then the Mk2 came out in 2010 and was definitely slower  :179:  :008:

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Re: Changes by V650 Mark
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2019, 02:55 PM »
It's interesting, isn't it... this question of 'When did changes take place' gets asked about any bike that succeeds well enough to stay on the market for a decent stretch. And the answer is seldom simple, because there are "big" changes like new body shaping and significant suspension or engine upgrades etc that are heralded as new Marks and used in marketing to revive sales and get existing owners to chuck in last year's model for a new one, and then there are other things changed in the background without fanfare, as in, "Pay no attention to that little man with the pocket liner and slide rule... he's just tidying up a few little details...", when the mfgr. doesn't want to draw attention to a change, just wants to quietly address a complaint that has come up without acknowledging it.

Your item above, "Changed shape of the front brake master cylinder" might have been one of those. What they probably did there was change the diameter of the MC to get better bite on the front brake.

Changing the behavior of ABS controllers is another thing that gets slipped in without admitting there was anything wrong with the older system. Some things only get found out when you notice, hey, look, this part number has changed... hmmm, the routing of the coolant reservoir vent tube has changed... they did something there...

Sometimes there is no more significance than that the mfgr has changed the supplier of a certain part. :188:

Then there's the fiddling with paint colors and "blacking out" things and such that have no effect beyond trying to make us miserable and wish we had this year's look...  :lostit:
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