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Offline fasteddie

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Re: More power for Versys 1000?
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2018, 05:28:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Yox [+]
Bloke asks question.
25% of the posts (if you are lucky) answer the question.
The rest is opinion on why he shouldn't because the posters don't need it so why should he  :008:

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Re: More power for Versys 1000?
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2018, 07:26:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Yox [+]
Bloke asks question.
25% of the posts (if you are lucky) answer the question.
The rest is opinion on why he shouldn't because the posters don't need it so why should he  :008:

It's all opinion, much of it contradictory.  I, for one, appreciate the different viewpoints.  In the end the decision is mine and mine alone.

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Re: More power for Versys 1000?
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2018, 07:31:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by hobzinho [+]
It's all opinion, much of it contradictory.  I, for one, appreciate the different viewpoints.  In the end the decision is mine and mine alone.

and there you go .....
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Re: More power for Versys 1000?
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2018, 07:45:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by hobzinho [+]
It's all opinion, much of it contradictory.  I, for one, appreciate the different viewpoints.  In the end the decision is mine and mine alone.

You said it  :89:    :86:   
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Re: More power for Versys 1000?
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2018, 09:33:27 PM »
Keep your panties on ladies, it was an observation hence the  :008: on the end.
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Re: More power for Versys 1000?
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2018, 11:48:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by Yox [+]
Keep your panties on ladies, it was an observation hence the  :008: on the end.

Nice one Yox  :008:   

BTW I always try to smile with my postings  :2:     
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Offline Keener

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Re: More power for Versys 1000?
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2018, 12:34:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by fasteddie [+]
For the public road, the Versys has power right where you want it  - in the middle.  Get a tune, decat, carbon pipe, remove all the passenger handles/case mounts and passenger peg mounts if you don't use them, and the centerstand if you never use that.  Don't forget the lithium battery, aluminum handlebar, and rip out the smog apparatus/carbon canister.  All  together mine's down to about 465 half fueled.  Even as stock, it had more power than I could use, now it feels like it could climb straight up a wall.


465  LB  :37:  so that is light  holy crap I wonder what the power to weight ratio is now ?
I use my V1 mostly for touring with pillion so it stays pretty much stock.
 The Multi 1000s is now at 96hp back wheel with some other farkles its become my mad Sunday bike .. :002:
« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 12:37:30 PM by Keener »

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Re: More power for Versys 1000?
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2018, 06:43:28 PM »
Back to my original question, I now can add a few comments now that I've riding my V1000 since close to 2 months now.

Would the Versys 1000 benefit from a power increase? You bet it would! First time I red lined it through the first four gears, I must admit I've been a bit deceived... Remember that I've been spoiled by riding ZX11s from 1996 to 2018! My old '97 ZX-11 (still have it but will be for sale eventually) still have a much juicier top end even with its quite longer (18/44 vs OEM 17/45) gearing; it is a no contest.

But this is for top end only.

In the 2000-5000 RPM zone where I mostly am riding, Versys 1000 is much more enjoyable. I intend to replace the 15T front sprocket for a 16T but I suspect it will remain stronger than my ZX11.

So, would I compromise the V1000's lower powerband for a stronger top end rush? No I wouldn't. If I could add the top RPM power and keep the current low RPM power, I would do it. At any price? Not at all. I'll probably get a slip-on next summer along with Floyd de-cat pipe (that I already have) and be happy with it.

All this writing make me realize that I getting more mature (kind expression for "old fart"  :006:) as I would have made the top end vs low end compromise two decades ago. But not anymore.

Isn't life great?? :001:

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Re: More power for Versys 1000?
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2018, 02:33:04 AM »
*Originally Posted by Claude [+]

All this writing make me realize that I getting more mature (kind expression for "old fart"  :006:) as I would have made the top end vs low end compromise two decades ago. But not anymore.

Isn't life great?? :001:


It gets even better yet to come ,  :007:

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Re: More power for Versys 1000?
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2018, 02:45:11 AM »
By the time you're shifting at 3000rpm you are practically living like a saint or elderly monk. Then it becomes a matter of willpower how many years 'til you ain't shifting at all anymore.  :180: :019:
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