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Offline TallyRex

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Re: Going from a Versys 650 to a 1000
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2018, 06:54:46 AM »
Welcome, Andy   :031:  You're gonna love the big V   :biker1:

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Re: Going from a Versys 650 to a 1000
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 07:39:06 AM »
Sonny, that’s good to know, my 650 has always suffered from surging and rough running between 2500 and 4500 revs, not good in traffic and around town, finally cured at its second service by the dealer (typical). Took them all day to cure it. It was a right pain when keeping it below 4000 running it in.

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Re: Going from a Versys 650 to a 1000
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 07:52:08 AM »
Also, because the Big V's clutch is so much lighter than the 650 you will find your hands don't get as tired, making everything smoother as well, especially round city traffic  :002: mind you that could just be because I am so old and decrepit  :008:
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 07:53:39 AM by markymark11 »
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Re: Going from a Versys 650 to a 1000
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2018, 12:46:17 PM »
The Mk2 clutch is an easy-squeezing handful of forgiveness.  :7:
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Re: Going from a Versys 650 to a 1000
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2018, 05:54:41 PM »
The 650 is great, but the 1000 is better in just about every aspect. One area I was not expecting is finish. The big V is weathering the weather better than the 650 did.
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Re: Going from a Versys 650 to a 1000
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2018, 06:08:18 PM »
 :185: Andy, I'm more than sure you are going to have a ball on your new bike..it is a very very versatile machine.

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Re: Going from a Versys 650 to a 1000
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 09:20:53 AM »
Welcome Andy.... :031:
I too came from the 650....only went for a test ride on the 1000, Good lady came along as well, ....well that did it, she fell in love, with the seat...purchased it, there and then...its a pleasure,carrying a pillion, don't know they are on board,but when you want some fun,on ya own, its a good one, i've not long done the, De-Cat, so sounds awesome now.....Anyway,Enjoy....Many Miles,Many Smiles...... :biker1:
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Re: Going from a Versys 650 to a 1000
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2018, 09:53:15 PM »
Now a fully fledged member, picked up my V1GT today, the 650 was a fantastic bike but the V1 is on a different planet, feels so much more refined to ride, lighter and smoother and why isn’t every bike fitted with a slipper clutch. 😊👍

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Re: Going from a Versys 650 to a 1000
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2018, 09:58:21 PM »
Prepare to have your senses battered by your new bike Andy....congratulations  :152:     
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Re: Going from a Versys 650 to a 1000
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2018, 10:52:29 PM »
I've often said on the 650 forum that just picking up the bike off the side stand the 1000 feels very similar to the 650, but no one seems to believe this  :notsure:

 



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