Versys owners checkin

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by pilot, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    I don't think the air box matters all we are doing is matching air flow against the other side. As long as both are the same air box on or off.

    Its hard for me to get at the nipples for the hose and at the adjustment on the throttle bodies with the air box on.

    To each his own.

    As long as they are matched in the end.

    David
  2. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    I do have the airbox plugged in. And I had the air filter over the TB inlets during test. I experimented a bit with restricting air in, with my palm--didn't seem to affect TB balance. This was my first time doing this. I might not have gotten it perfect, but it is close enough and better than before.
  3. motopreserve

    motopreserve Been here awhile

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    I believe the only way the airbox would effect the vacuum sync is if you had individual air filters (like pods on a sport or vintage bike). The goal is to get the different gauges reading the same (I use a cheap emgo 4 gauge type for these adjustments - but they show the same function).

    As long as you get the carbs/fuel delivery working in sync/unison for both cylinders, you should be good as long as the airbox is a single unit (and uniformly clean I guess). And certainly better than they were if your measurement was showing a difference like originally posted.
  4. Cuff

    Cuff no function beer well w/o

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    Just trying to help is all. I was just always told to keep the air box on to match riding conditions and keep the air flow similar.
  5. outsidein

    outsidein Been here awhile

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    When rotating the tank around be very, very careful not to put any strain on the gas line. This will snap off the plastic spigot at the connection to the fuel pump. It means buying a whole new fuel pump because it is pretty much impossible to repair properly with epoxy or glue because of the strain it must take. Breaking it means buying a whole new fuel pump (~$150 used on ebay). Lots of cases of this on the Versys and Ninja 650 forums.
  6. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    That is why I went with tank on, airbox off. I propped the tank up so I could reach the air screws. I did not turn the screw more than 1/16.

    Sent from the phone in my shoe. Maxwell Smart.
  7. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    Yes. It's best to have a helper who lifts the tank while you rotate it as you keep track of the underbelly connections. Next time I check this--now that I know what is where--I will, as others have said, prop the rear of the tank up to access the screw(s). :deal
  8. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    A few pics from today's short ride through the rough side of town.

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  9. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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  10. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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  11. flak

    flak Long timer

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    just checkin in, new versys owner
    other bikes are bandit 1250 and honda xrl

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  12. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    I have said it all along, this bike is made for the black top jungle!
  13. dream is alive

    dream is alive n00b

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    Hi, I'm Song. I'm from South Korea and now I'm at South Australia
    I'm planning for bike trip ! Good to find this forum.
    Cheers :evil
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  14. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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  15. urbanXJ

    urbanXJ Long timer

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    well my versys is 4 years old now, 32k miles and today it would hardly start.

    Going to pick up a new battery on the way home. That OEM one lasted forever!
  16. revrandy

    revrandy The Riding Rev.

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    Friday I picked up a 2011 Versys. Had .01 km on the odometer from riding it from the shop to the trailer. Deal was too good to turn down.

    Happy to say goodbye to my Tiger 855i, bike had tons of spirit but was an overweight pig for someone of my size.

    Over the last 2 days put on 300 km's under break-in conditions. Hopefully I can hit the 1K mark by month's end.
  17. ColoSean

    ColoSean Yard-sale Expert

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    It's too bad you don't want a red one, I have a nice ADV set-up Versys that I'm considering unloading. It's the wife's and she's been doing a lot more off-road, so she kind of wants a KTM 690 (to match my 950). Skid plate, panniers, crash bars, bark busters etc. Awesome on Gravel/forest service roads. I even have a 19" Vstrom wheel that I haven't put on (with all of the parts spacers/rotors/etc).

    Here's a shot in Buena Vista.
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    (It has a few more scratches then in the pic above)
  18. flying_hun

    flying_hun Moral Hazard

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    What a great looking set up!
  19. ColoSean

    ColoSean Yard-sale Expert

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    Thanks man! Yeah, she's built for touring in Colorado...or anywhere, that's for sure! :D I have a 19" front wheel. It'll be bitter sweet when I put that on. 19" will roll over a lot more off-road, but that 17" is hella fun on the twisties. :evil
  20. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    PM sent regarding the 19" wheel.