Join Date: May 2016
Location: Newark, Delaware
On a side note, is there anyone who converted the brake lines to braided SS? I wonder how much of a difference that would make in feel.
I've done it on prior bikes, and likely will on my Versys at some point. I've found that the SS lines make a noticeable positive difference in braking feel/modulation. I ride in rain and in winter slop so that's very important to me. The older the original rubber hoses, the more pronounced the difference will be. And of course the new fluid and a good bleed job (and may better pads) that occurs when changing the hoses just adds to that positive difference. Some folks believe SS lines can make the brakes "stronger" but I don't think that's correct.
2015 Versys 650 ABS
AMA, MSTA, Retreads
Nat'l Cycle "Sport-Touring" screen; Givi hand guards; BMW Sport Grips; Omni-Cruise throttle lock; Motowerk mirror extenders, side stand foot & highway pegs; Denali Mini Soundbomb horn; SW-Motech top rack, Quick-Lock Evo side racks, wide foot pegs & GPS shelf; Givi E-22 side cases & V-47 top case; RKA 13L Shiloh Road tank bag; Hyper-Lites; Sargent seat; Shoodaben ECU reflash; decalectomy.