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*Originally Posted by markymark11 [+]
Good luck with the test ride - just be aware that if the 2015 feels a little "Wallowy" in the fast bends it is just that the SAG needs setting spot on. I have never had a bike that was so transformed by just a single click here and there and once correct, handles as solid as my old S1000XR. Have fun  :002:

Do you recommend trying all suspension settings to find the right personal feel?
I've never had a bike with so many options.
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New Members / Re: I've had my KV1 a week, today.
« Last post by pizza_pablo on Yesterday at 04:09:54 AM »
I don't see any LIKE button, but I do appreciate the condolences and well wishes!
I don't know if I'm ready for a relationship, yet, but I'm not opposed.
It's been a very wild year! First, my world was all jacked and then everyone's world got all jacked.
Riding has been a great distraction from all of that and being home, alone in the evenings. I rode 35 MPH back roads for 1.5 - 2 hours and up to 50 miles, much of it near water. It's awesome.
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New Members / Re: Hi all. 2018 1000
« Last post by Maverick on Yesterday at 03:24:19 AM »
I reset my tripmeter and do 350 - 400 km and fill up.
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Shoodaben Engineering / Re: Another Satisfied Shoodaben Customer
« Last post by Maverick on Yesterday at 03:23:05 AM »
I want to try it but $600 AU is a hell of a chunk of change.
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As a follow up to anyone who *recently* purchased and Iconic Sat Nav Mount they admittedly had an issue with a batch of the inside brackets that the mount bolts into. The holes were tapped askew. You can tell if you have bad ones by laying the bracket down on a flat surface and screw in one of the bolts. It should sit roughly at the 12 o'clock position. If you have a bad one it will sit at the 11 or 1 o'clock position depending on which way you are looking at it. It is not slight and very apparent.

I tried to follow up with them but maybe my US expectation toward post purchase communication chapped Jamie and he just refunded my money without sending correctly tapped brackets or even asking for me to return it. I was the one that alerted him of the cross threading problem and a week or so later when he finally came around to realizing the plates were way askew he had already pissed me off.

If you have the same issue that I did, cross threading due to the defect, don't waste your time trying to get the correctly drilled brackets. He won't respond and it hurts his feelings and he has no expectation when he will have new ones.

I went to a vendor of mine and had them copy it and laser cut them in exchange for a cold beer. Took 15 minutes. He made six of them and I only needed two so if anyone needs a couple of new ones I will ship them anywhere. They work WAY better than if you got ones from the defective batch that came with the mount.

And if you are thinking of purchasing a mount from them I would as the mount itself is a quality product. But included hardware I got looked like it was produced by Ray Charles. No worries you can just PM me and I will send you a couple of straight pieces. I have two extra sets.

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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: Best mod so far...
« Last post by Steve in sunny Fla on Yesterday at 01:38:20 AM »
 The problem with looking at afr's on a dyno chart is that it ONLY shows the afr's at WOT, no other throttle setting. so for instance the pop on gear change... that's not WOT. Neither is cruising around. Folks need to wrap their heads around this concept.
  Based on my dyno work, I agree with Sweatmachine, you probably haven't gained any power as currently fitted. You really need a before and after dyno run to prove it out.
   That said, the popping you're getting was always there, but it was baffled by the cat. No cat - no baffling.
   That popping could be alleviated by a proper tune, deleting fuel cut and injecting enough fuel on decel to stop the popping. It's nothing to worry about though, because regardless of how lean it is, there is no throttle opening at that point, and therefore no cylinder pressure being built. There's nothing to damage the engine when it's lean under no no load.
    hope this helps
   Steve
   
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: Best mod so far...
« Last post by Floydsz1 on August 07, 2020, 10:22:15 PM »
This is the graph we got from mine (2019) on my mates dyno. We can't get into the ecu yet so this is standard map. I've fitted a delkevic front pipes ( no cat ) and a akrapovic silencer. The ideal fueling would be the straight dotted line in the bottom graph, its not perfect (unlike how we got it on my 2015) but it won't do any harm. yours should be similar stevieboy.

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Bikes for Sale / My 2018 Versys
« Last post by Ben on August 07, 2020, 09:37:50 PM »
My FORMER Versys 1000 2018 is for sale in this shop (France).

http://kawasaki57.com/detail_occas.php?id=604

Please don't contact me, I have already sold the bike to my dealer. So you have to contact them. I've just noticed that it appears on their site !

I just wanted to state that it is 100% clean, only some scratches on the left pannier, I let it fall down once, the crashbar did it's job :003:.

You can ask me via the forum if you need further info.

Great bike.

Ben

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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: Best mod so far...
« Last post by sweatmachine on August 07, 2020, 09:02:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevieboy [+]
It certainly doesn't feel as if the engine is being restricted at all. Surely removing the cat fitted in the original system will have a more positive effect than the negative of leaving the baffle in the new exhaust.

I can see how you'd think that way (I did too) but Steve has proven this point on the dyno.  The factory cat is not very restrictive, and that baffle is costing you some HP. 
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: Best mod so far...
« Last post by Stevieboy on August 07, 2020, 08:53:18 PM »
It certainly doesn't feel as if the engine is being restricted at all. Surely removing the cat fitted in the original system will have a more positive effect than the negative of leaving the baffle in the new exhaust.
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