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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: 2016 vs new 2019
« Last post by Sir Rupert on Today at 09:46:25 AM »
Great looking bike - it's even the best colour!

I bought a low-mileage 2016 which I got for a very good price. I wouldn't dream of paying thousands more for what is essentially the same bike, but with a few extra (unnecessary?) sparkly electronic bits of dubious value.  :761:
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Iíll put a tour report on the site when IĒve sorted out the best pictures but for starters hereĒs one from the north coast on the way to Portugal and one with the Roman lighthouse at A Coruna in the background.


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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: 2016 vs new 2019
« Last post by TYKE on Today at 08:42:55 AM »
That looks like a good quality system .....does it perform as well as it looks  :question:   
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*Originally Posted by Ditchburn12 [+]
Too late now Iím home. I know itís easy to be wise after the event but I spend a fair bit of time in Spain and loads of bikes out there without lights on and on my previous bikes itís never been an issue.
A couple more unusual car driving laws Iíve discovered in Spain, driving in bare feet is ok but itís illegal to drive in flip flops (get stuck under the pedals) and its illegal for the passenger to have their feet upon the dashboard (problems with air bags driving your knees into your head if you crash). Also the alcohol limit varies according to what classes you have on your licence eg HGV. The lowest limit is for drivers with a motorcycle entitlement even if you were driving a car at the time you were breathalised the lower limit applies.

Some strange laws there,

For me there should be a simple no drink policy if you are driving ..... everyone should also remember that supping large amounts of alcohol the night before you drive/ride is also a stupid idea as the alcohol remains in your system for quite some time

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a party pooper, and I do enjoy a drink at the right time/place
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Battery issue
« Last post by TYKE on Today at 08:28:04 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ditchburn12 [+]
News from my mechanic mate is my starter motor has fallen apart inside, looks like the glue holding it together has failed, maybe due to the heat?
Replacement starter motor on its way and fingers crossed.

I really hope that this now sorts out this strange problem

If you get chance to post some pictures of the collapsed starter motor then that would be interesting

It would be even more interesting to see some pictures of your trip, which I hope wasn't blighted too much by the mechanical issues that you suffered
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: Airhawk seat pad
« Last post by Rigsville on Today at 07:22:01 AM »
So after speaking the customer support people at SportsBikeShop.co.uk and motohaus.com I bit the bullet and ordered an Airhawk DS from SportsBikeShop.co.uk and it's being delivered today.

I've got a 300-mile day planned for Saturday so fingers crossed it's going to help.
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Ride Reports and Touring / Re: video - Versys trip in the Alps
« Last post by gindan on Today at 05:35:10 AM »
lovely video thanks.
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Excellent condition!

All black including welts.

Asking $390 plus shipping from Texas.

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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: 2016 vs new 2019
« Last post by chachi on Today at 04:03:52 AM »
I went through the same challenge and actually like the 2016 over the 2019 model. To me, all the electronic gizmos are not worth it.

The cruise control on the 2019 is great feature on the highway, but I installed a BrakeAway Cruise lock (see video below) and as a result I have about 80 percent of the automatic cruise control functionality. Once you dial in the suspension for your weight or upgrade the springs on the 2016 and add HID auxiliary light you will have most of the benefits of a 2019 model at a fraction of the cost.

I paid $7,500 for a new 2016 at a dealer lot recently.

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*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
In Spain it is manditory that all motorcycles must ride at all times with the dipped beam on.

Check the section "What you must take with you to Spain" ( last sentence ) on this link

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/features/travel/how-to-ride-tour-motorcycle-spain-holiday-bike

Too late now Iím home. I know itís easy to be wise after the event but I spend a fair bit of time in Spain and loads of bikes out there without lights on and on my previous bikes itís never been an issue.
A couple more unusual car driving laws Iíve discovered in Spain, driving in bare feet is ok but itís illegal to drive in flip flops (get stuck under the pedals) and its illegal for the passenger to have their feet upon the dashboard (problems with air bags driving your knees into your head if you crash). Also the alcohol limit varies according to what classes you have on your licence eg HGV. The lowest limit is for drivers with a motorcycle entitlement even if you were driving a car at the time you were breathalised the lower limit applies.
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