Versys owners checkin

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by pilot, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave Reaver made me do it...

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,394
    Location:
    Drumbo, Ontario, Canada
    Seconded! I did exactly the same thing and it was a terrible experience. I haven’t had trouble changing tires like that, ever!

    Treat these tires like your mistress - get them hot and use lots of lube!
  2. Atalanta89

    Atalanta89 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Oddometer:
    151
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Shock is on and man what a difference. I’ll be tuning it more, but honestly this is a refreshing upgrade.

    Attached Files:

  3. Veltins

    Veltins Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2019
    Oddometer:
    12
    Location:
    Ohio
    New guy here.
  4. reddirtjoe

    reddirtjoe motorcycle addict

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,018
    Location:
    Let's Ride some red dirt!!.... NorthCentOklahoma
    Help ......
    My......my wife's
    08 suddenly started randomly stalling
    It will normally restart and run a few second

    It has 30 k miles
    2 brothers exhaust and juice box
    I can't get any codes to show

    Advice ?
    Hints?
    Tey this next ideas ?
  5. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    7,534
    bad fuel or failing fuel pump. with the key on, do you hear the fuel pump pressurize the system?

    add some fuel conditioner to the tank, SeaFoam or equal.
  6. reddirtjoe

    reddirtjoe motorcycle addict

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,018
    Location:
    Let's Ride some red dirt!!.... NorthCentOklahoma
    Fuel pump seems to come on .
    I'll try some SeaFoam
  7. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    7,534
    1/oz gallon, but i'd be more liberal given the symptoms.
  8. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,115
    Location:
    Sometimes in Hillsburrito
    It's not enough that you hear the pump. You have to measure it has the right flow and pressure to actually deliver enough fuel to the cylinders. The manual has a procedure to test that.

    Have you been running it in hot conditions with a low fuel level by any chance? I know of several bikes that had issues due to really hot ambient conditions, not all of them were Versys, though.

    Gustavo
  9. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    9,454
    Location:
    SW PA.
    I have always said, that the fuel in the bottom of the tank does not belong to you.

    It belongs to the fuel pump. :deal
    mminob likes this.
  10. reddirtjoe

    reddirtjoe motorcycle addict

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,018
    Location:
    Let's Ride some red dirt!!.... NorthCentOklahoma
    It has been over and around 100 degrees here lately .......
    Bike has one bar showing bar on the fuel gauge .
    I just tested it this evening .....93 degrees or so outside.......starts up then dies ....

    I'll dump some SeaFoam enriched fuel in it tomorrow.
  11. reddirtjoe

    reddirtjoe motorcycle addict

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,018
    Location:
    Let's Ride some red dirt!!.... NorthCentOklahoma
    Fuel.pump sounds.......different
    I dumped a can of SeaFoam in the tank

    Today its ....32 degrees less hot outside ( that's how the weatherman said )

    Bike now doesn't start ...cranks ..but no firing off
  12. mminob

    mminob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Oddometer:
    755
    Location:
    Ocean Beach,California
    Your Two Bros Juice Box could have an issue with the ground and or connectors ? Have you tried disconnecting the Juice Box and just go with the stock injector plugs ? You will need to pull the gas tank ..

    Also check the Clutch safety switch and the Kickstand safety switch ? Or try a used e-bay fuel pump ? As with any motor , check for spark at the plugs and fuel at the fuel line... or buy her a new Versys :-)
  13. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,884
    Location:
    Central Mn
    Quite often it's one's aftermarket stuff that is the root of surfacing problems. :augie
  14. Motogasoline

    Motogasoline Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2018
    Oddometer:
    153
    Location:
    Conway
    20190809_112444.jpg
    Atalanta89 and MoneySlide like this.
  15. Ridin'nFishin

    Ridin'nFishin Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    753
    Location:
    San Antonio, Tx
    What seat is that?
  16. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    9,454
    Location:
    SW PA.
    Lately sometimes when hitting the starter button .............. no clicky, no start.

    Press it again and it would fire up.

    After checking the battery terminals and the engine frame ground [good]

    I decided to remove the starter relay which also carries the main fuse and check it on the bench.

    When I used jumper wires and put 12V on the proper terminals it went click every time.

    So I cleaned all the connections and reinstalled it and it works fine now.

    So it was just the connections in the first place. Which is good cause a replacement was over a $100

    Just thought I'd share this for what it's worth.
  17. Atalanta89

    Atalanta89 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Oddometer:
    151
    Location:
    North Carolina
    It’s a Seat Concepts *Low Comfort* seat. Which is an inch lower, awesome product, I got it with the gripper top. I sent my seat to them, had them install it and sent it back. Less than $325 in it.
  18. Atalanta89

    Atalanta89 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Oddometer:
    151
    Location:
    North Carolina
    It’s crazy what troubleshooting can do, awesome that it was just that and nothing more serious. I had a similar occurrence troubleshooting wise with my heated grips. It ended up just being a fuse and saved me some coin. I always try to check fuses, connections etc before replacing items.
  19. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    9,454
    Location:
    SW PA.

    But what cause the fuse to overload?
  20. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    9,454
    Location:
    SW PA.
    Another possible cause of a starter working intermittently, is worn brushes and commutator bars.

    The starter is buried under the throttle bodies so I'm hoping it hangs in there for all eternity.