2015-on Versys 650 (LT/ABS)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by mcmann, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    We probably won't see many real life videos until mid to late Dec.

    Not sure why it would have a "0"?

    Neutral should be "N"

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  2. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice MC_Rider

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    myabe in Europe or in Asia, or...

    0 is for netrual?:deal
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  3. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice MC_Rider

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    Up front, a 41mm Showa fork has provisions for adjusting spring preload in its left-side leg and stepless rebound adjustments in its right leg.

    How does this work?

    Do you just tighten up the red deals with a tool to make her more stiff or soft?

    If so, how much would you notice this?

    If so, what are some road conditions you would want to pre game and make adjustmetns on first thing in the morning before you step off.

    Sorry, I am a noob. :norton

    thanks for reading.
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  4. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    My FZ-09 for reference. The Versys will have this info in the Owners Manual.

    Yes, open end wrench left side to increase/decrease stiffness. Flat nose screw driver on the right side to increase/decrease rebound dampening etc.

    If you are not an aggressive rider the stock adjustments may be fine:

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    650 V rebound dampening:

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  5. Jeephoto

    Jeephoto Low Post Old-Timer

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    Along the same lines, how or why adjust the rear suspension? The '15 V650 has the adjustment on the outside now. Is this what they call "sag"?
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  6. mcmann

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    Rear spring preload is an important adjust as your load changes. You should tighten it up when riding two up . . . or loaded for a trip. Otherwise, you will have to loosen your chain etc. The chain tension changes with the load. Plus, your bike will handle much better with the correct adjustments.

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    Yes, you can use a zip tie on the forks and rear shock to see how much sag when sitting on the bike, vs off the bike etc.





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  7. DudeClone

    DudeClone Long timer

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    sat on one of these at the ims. gotta say i liked its looks, and it was very comfortable to sit on. its a big bike. looked so even next to the 1000.

    fit and finish looked well, as was to be expected. and if its an adequate performer i could easily see myself on one very happily
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  8. xcsp

    xcsp Been here awhile

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    Couldn't Kawasaki come up with a better windshield adjustment design?

    Those adjustment knobs would be better if on the back side of the screen.

    Other than that and that placement of the horn, the bike looks much nicer than the previous years.
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  9. mcmann

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    More than likely, you can replace the knobs with a flat allen head bolt (If you do not like the look of the knobs). Normally, once I find the right height and angle (for my height) . . . I do not change the screen.

    Here is a better picture of the horn location:

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  10. inroads

    inroads Go West old man

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    My fantasy bike: 2015 Versys with the FZ-09 motor....one can dream...

    Yamaha FJ-09 could take some styling cues from the Versys.
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  11. mcmann

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    Styling? Its just a bike . . . I think the Versy has plenty power for "Real World" riding. Yes, the -09 has a great motor:

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  12. Dranrab Luap

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    I an not too keen on the bag design on the LT. It seems like it's make it hard to take advantage of all the space. I wonder why they did that.
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  13. Wallachian Spikes

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    Gotta keep it "swoopy" man. If your after "useable space" you could just go with ammo cans but, nobody would ever give you a compliment on how "swoopy" those are. "Swoopy" is the new assless chaps. :wink:
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  14. The_Precious_Juice

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    Seems like an airo dynamic drag point.
    Seems like bad placement.

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    Fuel economy should be an improvement. :clap
    Should be in the low 60smpg (3.92 liter/kays) in sixth gear at 60mph (96.5klph)
    Not sure when would be a good time to go to sixth.:huh
    That is the hat trick range there 300+ miles (482kilometers).

    I can ride with that.:deal
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  15. mcmann

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    They integrate the bike well:

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    The big difference with the new hard bags . . . No rack when the bags are off . . . Like the previous V:

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  16. Jeephoto

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    The "notch" in the sidecases seem to allow the rear turn signals to be visible from the side. Plus, when I saw my dealer's accessories book, the sidecases of the Ninja 1000 look very much like the '15 Versys 650.
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  17. xcsp

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    This would defeat the ease of adjustment, if it makes much difference on the Versys.
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  18. Jeephoto

    Jeephoto Low Post Old-Timer

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    I found out what Kawasaki based the new Versys fairing design on. :rofl


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  19. mcmann

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    Same designer for the V650, FJ-09 & Wee2

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  20. d2wing

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    I'd like one if it was 3 inches lower.