2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 05 Apr 2018, 21:13

Dunno, I've not given it any thought. I'm going to take a look when I next clean the bike.
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Rossgo » 06 Apr 2018, 06:16

Kwacky wrote:The plunger on the rear brake had corroded and was sticking. The mechanic said it's in a bad postion as it's really hard to get to, so you can't check it and you can't maintain it unless you strip half of the right side away.
So it didnt get fixed then?

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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Rossgo » 06 Apr 2018, 06:16

Kwacky wrote:The plunger on the rear brake had corroded and was sticking. The mechanic said it's in a bad postion as it's really hard to get to, so you can't check it and you can't maintain it unless you strip half of the right side away.
So it didnt manage to get fixed then? Fingers crossed WD nozzle will get to it

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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 06 Apr 2018, 06:33

Yeah, it was replaced with a new unit.
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Rossgo » 06 Apr 2018, 09:12

Kwacky wrote:Yeah, it was replaced with a new unit.
Glad of it. Just by the way you worte it, sounded like it wasnt replaced!

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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 24 Apr 2018, 18:21

EBC HH pads ordered. The bike has done 14,000 miles, While the brakes are still working fine, I want some new pads in before we head off to France, which is only a few weeks away.

£35 delivered direct from the EBC Shop.
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Cavetroll87 » 25 Apr 2018, 09:25

Kwacky wrote:EBC HH pads ordered. The bike has done 14,000 miles, While the brakes are still working fine, I want some new pads in before we head off to France, which is only a few weeks away.

£35 delivered direct from the EBC Shop.


I was just about to order myself some new pads this morning, how odd, also EBC HH for £35 haha
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Blade » 25 Apr 2018, 17:46

That reminds me I've got some sbs rs pads on the shelf I need to fit
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 27 Apr 2018, 14:10

Puig dark tint touring screen ordered. I managed to scratch the OEM screen a few weeks ago and it's starting to piss me off, so I thought I would get something different
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 29 Apr 2018, 14:10

Pads fitted, front and back. The front ones weren't too far off needing to be replaced but the back ones had loads of life in them.

Chain adjusted as well for the first time since it was replaced.
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 05 May 2018, 13:49

Booked in for the 15,000 service.

Hopefully the service will be straight forward and the bike will be already for France.
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 09 May 2018, 12:05

And while I'm getting it ready for France, a new front tyre is on order.

I've gone for another Z8 to match the rear. The front lasted about 2,500 miles longer than the rear.

There is some life left in the front tyre, but it's starting to wear unevenly. I may as well get fresh rubber before I go away.
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 12 May 2018, 15:29

New touring screen fitted. I'll see what it's like tomorrow. It's definitely design over style.

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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby C00kiemonster » 12 May 2018, 16:08

You'll certainly not get wet with that one!

Real men dont need big screens (blush)
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby duke63 » 12 May 2018, 21:55

We will have to make sure Kwacky isn't leading the group through France. The vortex behind that will be huge. :D
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 12 May 2018, 21:57

I'll punch a hole through the air so you can keep up :D
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby duke63 » 12 May 2018, 22:03

Riding in a vacuum sounds cool.
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby C00kiemonster » 13 May 2018, 08:02

If it's raining he can keep us all dry :D
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 13 May 2018, 08:27

Don't get size envy guys.
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Re: 2017 Versys 650 Grand Tourer - ongoing review

Postby Kwacky » 13 May 2018, 09:02

The screen is massive. Just a short run up to the IAM meet. It's very quiet, loads of protection. Probably too tall for everyday use.
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