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Offline Versys-V1K

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Everyone:

Thanks for all of the constructive feedback and information about your ownership of the V1K. I have agreed in principle to purchase the 2015 that I test rode last weekend. I will not take possession of it until a week from this Saturday though.

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Good luck with your transaction, and with that week+ wait.

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*Originally Posted by sweatmachine [+]
Good luck with your transaction, and with that week+ wait.

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The 2015, is now in my garage. I purchased it today, and burned through nearly a tank of gas. Probably rode close to 200 miles on a variety of roads that were twisty, straight, rough, smooth, fast, slow, ... Felt fortunate to be able to ride it as much as I did, as we had our first (brief) snowfall yesterday. The thermometer scratched and clawed its way to 55F today, before going back the other way. Pretty impressed with the handling of the Versys 1000, and the bike itself overall.
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Glad you're enjoying your new bike.  Have you decided what to do with the windscreen?

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Glad you're enjoying your new bike.  Have you decided what to do with the windscreen?

Probably be going with the Sport/Tour model of the VStream from National Cycle. Clear, not tinted for me.

Thanks.

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*Originally Posted by Versys-V1K [+]
Probably be going with the Sport/Tour model of the VStream from National Cycle. Clear, not tinted for me.

Thanks.

I just got that very one. I havenít ridden with it yet, though. Iíll get some time behind it later this week. Iíll let you know how I like it.


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  "When revved-out, then backing off throttle, a lot of engine buzzing/vibration/roughness when compared to my FZ1. Concern that during spirited riding in the twisties, of these types of riding and throttle opening/closing for short straights and tight curves, that this would be bothersome or an annoyance. Maybe an ECU flash would help?"

 I have a stock 2015 VK1 and don't have these problems.
I'm wondering if a valve adjustment and throttle body sync would help?

 Rob.

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*Originally Posted by sweatmachine [+]
I just got that very one. I havenít ridden with it yet, though. Iíll get some time behind it later this week. Iíll let you know how I like it.

Thanks, I look forward to your review of it. Mine is on its way.

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*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

  "When revved-out, then backing off throttle, a lot of engine buzzing/vibration/roughness when compared to my FZ1. Concern that during spirited riding in the twisties, of these types of riding and throttle opening/closing for short straights and tight curves, that this would be bothersome or an annoyance. Maybe an ECU flash would help?"

 I have a stock 2015 VK1 and don't have these problems.
I'm wondering if a valve adjustment and throttle body sync would help?

 Rob.

I was thinking the same. They are both on the to do list. Also, fluids' changes, and checking the brake pads thicknesses. Chain and sprockets were replaced within a couple of thousand miles, before I bought the bike, so won't have deal with those.

Thanks.

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Re: 2015 Test Ride - Don't Own V1K Yet, 1st Post - Thoughts, Win Me Ov
Reply #19 on: November 30, 2020, 07:51:34 PM
Congrats...... :028:

I've had many motorcycles and I wanted one for winter and comfort. After test riding TallyRex's 2015 V1 I was sold.

There were several reasons,

Value-bang for buck  2018 V1 brand new
Comfort & bags, seat size good grab rails, center stand
Zippy inline four and easy to maintain

yes, the windscreen not great (I came from an ST1300 power screen (really good)  I changed the V1 screen to a larger lightly tinted Puig screen.  it works great for cool and cold, blocks all air for warm days   :5:

I'm 5'8"  yes the height is only sketchy w/ a passenger.

Overall extremely happy w/ the v1.   

The 2018 was the last year before the makeover and the huge price increase!  So glad I pulled the trigger.

You will really like the comfort......... :152:  My warm weather bike is a ZRX 1200

Enjoy!  :7: :7:
Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 08:31:01 PM by savedzrex
My 18 Versys 1000 & 03 ZRX 1200R

 



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