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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: Clean pipes
« Last post by TYKE on Today at 05:30:04 am »
100milesaway on here is the undisputed king of clean pipes, his Versys 1000 had the cleanest pipes by far, his bike is now owned by Towerman, I assume that the pipes are still immaculate
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Hello,

I am about to change the sprockets and chain on the bike and, want to ask the best brand and reference numbers to order. Currently the chain produces so much noise in the front sprocket that is very uncomfortable, already lubricate, clean and adjust but nothing seem to help. I also read that some drive kit combinations doesn’t work very well together and produce noise so this is the reason why I want advice from this group

Thanks

Thanks
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: Clean pipes
« Last post by burchy on Yesterday at 09:56:43 pm »
Before spending too much of the well-earned stuff, try this for £2 a pop.



Use rubber gloves!  I put it on with a brush, agitate it with a toothbrush, or fine wire wool and wash off thoroughly.  Works a treat for me
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Clean pipes
« Last post by Bri on Yesterday at 09:43:13 pm »
Hi all, my exhaust pipes are letting the bikes looks down so i have been looking for something to clean them up with. There is a product called Dr downpipes has anyone used this, if so was it any good is it worth the £16:99
 :notsure:
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: CRUISE CONTROL ISSUE IN VERSYS 1000
« Last post by Floydsz1 on Yesterday at 08:05:00 pm »
*Originally Posted by Ace50 [+]
Well I found the problem.  :38:

There ARE two switches on the rear brake. One for the light and one for CC.
In putting brake lever back together after cleaning it, I had put the catch apparently on the wrong side of the micro switch tab.
I can hear it clicking now with lever actuation!

I really missed the CC last time I road it, guess I'm hooked on using it. Especially on long trips!  :152:

Glad you got it sorted, I didn't think cruise control was anything special on a bike but since I've used it I wouldn't be without it.
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Suspension and Chassis Set-up / Re: Help required with lowering kit
« Last post by RaYzerman on Yesterday at 07:13:38 pm »
I can confirm the stock plates are what Claude says.  If you measure from center of axle to the rear saddlebag mount (there's a projected piece on a downward slope) that should be approx. 605mm.  If you measure the dogbone link centers, you should have approx. 140mm (if not replaced by a shorter one).  The OEM kickstand is 10" from pivot bolt to center of the pad/tube on the lower end.
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Suspension and Chassis Set-up / Re: Help required with lowering kit
« Last post by Claude on Yesterday at 06:37:53 pm »
I measured my OEM plates and I got 148.5 / 105 / 75 mm.
Looks like your plates are OEM.

In case you're interested, I do have -30 plates for sale (link below) that measures: 156.5 / 103 / 78 mm.

https://www.versys1000.com/index.php/topic,23063.msg261662.html#msg261662
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: CRUISE CONTROL ISSUE IN VERSYS 1000
« Last post by Ace50 on Yesterday at 06:29:01 pm »
Well I found the problem.  :38:

There ARE two switches on the rear brake. One for the light and one for CC.
In putting brake lever back together after cleaning it, I had put the catch apparently on the wrong side of the micro switch tab.
I can hear it clicking now with lever actuation!

I really missed the CC last time I road it, guess I'm hooked on using it. Especially on long trips!  :152:
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Time Out - General Chat / Re: Fancy a new tank ?
« Last post by burchy on Yesterday at 05:30:57 pm »
My dad would have looked at that and said "plus or minus half an inch". Which wouldn't be far off the mark
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Suspension and Chassis Set-up / Help required with lowering kit
« Last post by Sir Rupert on Yesterday at 05:02:26 pm »
I’m hoping that someone can help me out here...
 
I bought a used 2016 plate Versys 1000 some years back. Recently I have been thinking of lowering the rear suspension.
However, looking at the bike I have a suspicion that this may already have been done as the sidestand foot has been modified.
The dimensions of the triangular part connecting the shock to the swingarm are as follows:
 
Base of shock absorber to top of ‘dog bone’ = 150 mm
Base of shock absorber to swingarm pivot = 107 mm
Top of ‘dog bone’ to swingarm pivot = 77 mm
 
All the dimensions are between the fixing bolt centres and are approximate as I’ve had to try and measure them in situ.
 
There is a number 0356 embossed on the side of one plate, which I don't think is a Kawasaki part number. The plates are a matt black colour.
 
Can anyone confirm whether these measurements match those of a Lust Racing kit (or similar) or whether they are the same as OE parts please?  :763:
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