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New Members / Re: First Versys
« Last post by Oldplodder on Yesterday at 07:55 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

I think you will find the Versys will be your new do it all bike.
Sounds like you have a bit of biking history to tell us at some time.

Dave T
New Members / First Versys
« Last post by Tone on Yesterday at 06:00 PM »
Hi Guys, I canít believe this is my first V, in my nearly 70 years Iíve had all sorts, still got a 1953 BSA A10 plunger, Norton Commando 1972.
Itís a 2016 650, 11300 miles, orange and lovely. Iíve spent this lockdown time fitting a Lust lowering kit, as Iím a short arse!
Not too long now until we are out of lockdown, I shall get her taxed on the first then Iíll be off on my first run.
Cheers Tone. :biker1:
General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Air filter
« Last post by Wal on Yesterday at 04:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
always done mine myself, but if its under warranty and going to dealers for a service anyway, let them do it

i should add, after Gustavo's post, i always did my MK1, not looked at my MK3 yet
Accessories and Products / Re: Headers and exhaust tips
« Last post by Maverick on Yesterday at 01:31 PM »
There is more than likely several hundred posts about exhausts.
General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Air filter
« Last post by Gustavo on Nov 23, 2020, 11:44 PM »
Are you sure it says "wet type"?  I don't have a Mk3, but everything I have seen indicates this is not a serviceable air filter like dirt bikes have.  Rather, you buy a replacement and just throw the old one out when servicing it.  If it's "wet", it's not one of those foam filters that you wash, re-oil and reinstall.

This is an image of the OEM filter:

Looks like a typical pleated paper filter to me...   :027:


Versys - General Discussion / Re: Winter gloves
« Last post by wwhite139 on Nov 23, 2020, 11:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by wwhite139 [+]
Yes folks itís an optimate battery charger, and the connector on the bike has a rubber cover which seals it when youíre out and about. I opted to cable tie mine to the frame on this side to save having to lift the seat every time. I recently tested the battery health and after 5 years of constantly being on charge (except when being used) the battery is in excellent shape. I bought an extra set of the same male and female plugs and made up an extension lead so I could wall mount the charger just where I wanted.
Famous last words. You just know as you're writing them that they'll come back to bite your @r53. So Quick run out for a message on Saturday (of course it chucked it down while I was out too for good measure) and on return I switched the bike off before opening the garage door. I usually I let it idle and cool/equalize temperatures a bit, but hadn't been far so thought no need. Quick tidy in the garage before restarting the V which sounded a little lazy on the startup. Retested the battery, and yup, battery has a 35% state of health, but at least its holding 98% charge on that 35%  :008: . New battery time, as I don't want to get stranded anywhere. Decided to try one of them there Lithium jobbies, as it has a 3 year guarantee over the one year for a lead acid one, and only £4 more expensive. (I know there may be cheaper lead acid ones, but we are held over a barrel here with who will send you a battery and if indeed they are able to, never mind the excessive postage costs). I am going to wait before replacing the optimate though, as it's nearly the same price as the battery, and supposedly the Lithium won't discharge as quickly as as a lead acid. Time will tell.
For Sale Section / Re: 2011 Versys 650 for sale- price drop
« Last post by hogie on Nov 23, 2020, 07:20 PM »
Bump and a price drop to £2500 in case someone wants to treat themselves for Christmas!
New Members / Re: Hi Everyone
« Last post by 2WheelDev on Nov 23, 2020, 07:16 PM »
Sure is a good looking bike! I don't understand those that say otherwise!

Also... welcome to the forum!
New Members / Re: Hi Everyone
« Last post by Jonners11 on Nov 23, 2020, 01:02 PM »
I totally agree with that
Plus its a  better looking bike than all of its competitors
New Members / Re: Hi Everyone
« Last post by 100milesaway on Nov 23, 2020, 11:45 AM »
 :185: to the forum Jonners.

You are obviously a good judge of a fine bike.  Lots of people coming back to the Versys ( me included ) after trying  different bikes. And of course advancing years, plus health issues become a problem for us all as the years roll on. So smaller, less bulky bikes, become more attractive to most of us.

The Versys is a proper Jack of all trades bike.   And will do pretty much any aspect of biking.

Enjoy yours.     

Cheers  :031:   Geoff .   :002:
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