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Offline Berty77

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Re: Living with a 2014 Versys 650, mods and logs.
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2016, 08:44:14 pm »
Going on 23000km now and almost time for the next scheduled factory/dealer service. It realy likes the Actevo/Magnatec semi synthetic mixture that I've been feeding it on interim oil services. Bridgestone tyres are still doing its thing as smooth and gripping as when it was first installed.
Akro and Dynojet PC is also back on the bike and tuned in very very small adjustments over the past few thousand kms. I have smoothness with good economy and grunt in the lower rev range. The top end is on par with stock settings but sounds just awesome from 6krpm. Brraap but not too loud.
Now I'm starting to purchase some new suspention parts to take this scoot into the dual sport realm.....
Watch this space.
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Re: Living with a 2014 Versys 650, mods and logs.
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2016, 05:05:15 pm »
Berty, how exactly does one eliminate the O2 sensor and what are the benefits?

I have no intentions of adding an aftermarket exhaust, I like the look and sound of the stock pipe. There is no way to de-cat the stock pipe right? 
 

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Re: Re: Living with a 2014 Versys 650, mods and logs.
« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2016, 10:25:49 am »
Berty, how exactly does one eliminate the O2 sensor and what are the benefits?

I have no intentions of adding an aftermarket exhaust, I like the look and sound of the stock pipe. There is no way to de-cat the stock pipe right? 
You can gut the Oem to get rid of cat but then it is way to noicy on the Versys. No need or benefit to remove the lamba sensor in my view...

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Re: Living with a 2014 Versys 650, mods and logs.
« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2016, 10:51:21 pm »
My Vers suffered from lean surge at 4000 constant throttle cruise. O2 eliminator sorted this out by not leaning the mix at constant throttle mid revs. I've read that the O2 sensor tries to lean the mix to 14,7-1 at cruise speed to get best economy, but this caused driveability to suffer on my bike. Even at 2800 I had a slight hesitation when applying small throttle from closed position. Its all sorted now.
No need to decat or swap cans, unless you want more noise like I did. It makes no difference to the power availability or delivery. Strange but true.
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Re: Living with a 2014 Versys 650, mods and logs.
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2016, 09:51:59 pm »
Still running like a swiss watch, it is so reliable its almost boring in my garage.
The back BT45 BATTLAXE will need replacement by the end of this month, bike on 27500km........it would have been much less if the Speedo drive was on the front wheel like most other bikes.

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Re: Living with a 2014 Versys 650, mods and logs.
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2016, 09:55:41 pm »
I've used the new suspension on my old Kdx200h to keep up with the new bikes at zone7. looks good with the 46mm kyb's.

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Re: Living with a 2014 Versys 650, mods and logs.
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2017, 09:13:33 pm »
So I dropped the Vers today. It rolled off the side stand in neutral and fell on its left side on the curb next to my gate. Broken V_strom hand guard, broke the knob off the clutch lever, broke the feeler tab off the left front foot peg and a gouge on the SWmotec engine guard rite over the stator cover. R3500 quote from Kawasaki South for parts and labour to repair.....
Bike is just over 30500km with lube changed again with Magnatec Pro and Actevo mix.
Pirelli Scorpion2 on the back wheel, very nice and sticky.
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Re: Living with a 2014 Versys 650, mods and logs.
« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2017, 11:08:51 pm »
Versys is now sold with all extras, with 37000km odo it sold for R56500, R10k below purchase price when new 24months ago.
Mechanically the most solid and well engineered Kawasaki I have owned out of 5.
Now Replaced with a Triumph 800XC.  :ricky:
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Re: Living with a 2014 Versys 650, mods and logs.
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2017, 04:07:28 pm »
Congrats on the new bike! I hope it gives you as much trouble free pleasure as the Versys.

Mine is only on 6000km now and almost 2 years old  :peepwall: