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Old 05-22-2008, 06:07 PM   #841
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There are good and bad things about the brakes ,you will just have to decide how your brakes affect the way you ride.
Hey Will.... i think the brakes are in fact pretty fine. I am however
coming off of a KTM Supermoto that delivered one finger effort and a really sweet linear progression. I've been spoiled. I'll get used to it.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:34 PM   #842
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Ok, guys...

Is the valve check every...

... 15,000?

... or 24,000?
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:59 PM   #843
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Ok, guys...

Is the valve check every...

... 15,000?

... or 24,000?
Owner's manual says every 15K, which is almost like every 24K- if you're coming off a Ducati...
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:41 PM   #844
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Does any body know the going price range for a 2008? What number is a great deal?

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Old 05-23-2008, 02:28 AM   #845
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The USA model is every 24,000 miles.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:31 AM   #846
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Hey Will.... i think the brakes are in fact pretty fine. I am however
coming off of a KTM Supermoto that delivered one finger effort and a really sweet linear progression. I've been spoiled. I'll get used to it.
I ride a XR650R SM with brakes from a CBR600 and it to will bring you to a halt. The SVs I used to ride did not have the best of brakes either so I have no problems with the Versys.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:37 AM   #847
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I ride a XR650R SM with brakes from a CBR600 and it to will bring you to a halt. The SVs I used to ride did not have the best of brakes either so I have no problems with the Versys.
My other two bikes are a KLR and a R75/7. The Versys has fantastic brakes, as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:49 AM   #848
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It comes down to what you are used to.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:43 PM   #849
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:09 PM   #850
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:46 PM   #851
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The USA model is every 24,000 miles.
william- you've been my guiding light lately, but I have to disagree with you.

Edit- Shit, look at those fingers. I should be a hand model.

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:07 PM   #852
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:33 PM   #853
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My other two bikes are a KLR and a R75/7. The Versys has fantastic brakes, as far as I'm concerned.
I'm far from an expert, but I believe we're talking about two completely different things- braking feel vs. braking power.

I also believe the brakes on my Versys feel a little wooden, lacking initial bite. But when push comes to shove, they flat out work. I use my VTEC VFR as the benchmark for braking feel. They had wonderful bite and modulation.
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:31 AM   #854
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I'm far from an expert, but I believe we're talking about two completely different things- braking feel vs. braking power.

I also believe the brakes on my Versys feel a little wooden, lacking initial bite.


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Old 05-25-2008, 01:21 AM   #855
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My prior ride was ABS. Not much bite at all with those systems. I've even had to retrain myself to udr thr rear grabbber.
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