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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2017, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Luvin my LV (Little Versys)

After full service, total scrub down and polish, tuning and tweaking over about 4 days I finally got a couple of good rides in.

Must say I am having a ball on my 2015 LV-650. Man what a fun bike. A real joy to go from very complex, expensive, heavy, hot, sophisticated, tire smoking, adventure and sport bikes.

Super easy low tech living without traction control, linked brakes, engine modes, ride modes, electric windscreen, heated grips, gear indicator, oat, etc,etc. On thing I do miss however is the water temp gauge. How hard would that have been to install in the cluster?

This little bike will not set the world on fire with blinding acceleration but I am amazed how fast I can ride this thing. The previous owner installed a set of Dunlop Q3's so I am sure this helps.

The brakes are actually better than on my KTM 1190 Adventure plus slow flight and tight turn arounds do not create the heart burn and anxious moments the taller heaver adventure bike do.

Best $4200 I have spent for a bike in a long time.

Here are a couple of shots from today's ride.
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Judging by the photos, must've been awesome. Love the scenery!
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I like LV-650 meaning little Versys. I suppose that makes the Versys 300X a TV (Tiny Versys)?
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I like LV-650 meaning little Versys. I suppose that makes the Versys 300X a TV (Tiny Versys)?
In the mama bear- poppa bear- baby bear-story the 650 would be the mama bear
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2017, 10:59 PM
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Glad your are enjoying your ride. On the water temp and control check out my post on Engine Temp Monitoring device.( not sure when i post it, as it has been a long time ago).

Thanks for sharing.
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Great post! The "little Versys" is fun for sure!
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In the mama bear- poppa bear- baby bear-story the 650 would be the mama bear
So that's why everyone keeps saying "She handles like a dream".
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I remember posting (back in '08 after riding my NEW V) that it was the BEST handling bike I'd ever ridden. STILL feel that way, too!
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