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New to the forum, and new to the Versys. Recently purchased an '09 Versys with 2500 miles. Have noticed that the bike runs rough around 2700-3100 rpm. I am used to larger twin cylinder (BMW) motorcycles and was expecting the 650 twin to run smoother through the rpm range. I have read through a few threads on this board and have not been able to determine if this is normal or not. OR am I just not running the bike/throttle correctly being so used to much larger twin cylinder engines.
With only 2500 miles I do not think I need to worry about throttle body sync or other issues around the fuel injection. Or do I?
Anything I should look at pro-actively?

Thanks in advance for any guidance in this area.

PS Really like the bike, very pleased with overall feel and performance!!!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-30-2010, 09:54 AM
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Welcome bchene, mine runs smooth but do not stay in that low rev range long, i am sure somone will point you in right direction
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and hope you get the right feel of the bike. mine is so smooth, cant complaint on anything.



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Welcome, no roughness from mine.
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No rough spots in any RPM range on my '09 either.
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Have a 09 with only 450 miles on it. Have been breaking in and mine runs very smooth @ a steady 3000 RPMS. I'm not sure how much fuel you've ran thru the bike and if you're using the high octane, but a little moisture in the fuel or it's been setting for awhile could cause a little roughness at times. Just a thought.
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Power range is 4-8K rpm. At 2500 to 3500 it's pretty much lugging it. Try revving it out a bit more, will more than likely smooth things out for you.
Carving canyons is pretty much 5K and up.

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Power range is 4-8K rpm. At 2500 to 3500 it's pretty much lugging it. Try revving it out a bit more, will more than likely smooth things out for you.
Carving canyons is pretty much 5K and up.
I agree with CJ, I cruise 4000 RPM to save gas, I run 5000 to have power ready for acceleration

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Woooohoooo

More throttle= more fun....all under the speed limits of course...enjoy!

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!!!! Keep the revs up higher as others have mentioned, this bike likes it


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