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Is it just me?

or does the 2011 Versys have an ever so slight lateral back and forth rocking feeling when idling in neutral? I'm talking very very slight. I just got my Versys the other day, and am entirely new to parallel twin engines; but when I'm sitting at a light say, I can't help but notice. It's nothing you can actually see or anything- more something you feel transmitted to you through the seat. Is this a quirk I'm so far unaware of?
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Full tank of gas?
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the gas sloshes a bit and when you're stopped, sometimes it feels like its pulsing the bike forward/back and side to side
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Yep! Full tank of gas sloshing side to side (very high center of gravity). Notice this feeling goes away when your lower on gas.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 07:17 PM
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This is awesome! I was actually getting the SAME feeling the last few days riding and could not figure out what it was! I saw this thread and voila... I think it is solved. I made several higher speed stops and felt it, followed by some very gently stops and it was gone!


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Its the petrol in the tank. Concur with all the experts here that happens.

Its a huge tank and petrol and move about quite easily. Hope it doesnt move too much when riding.
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Nice! I hoped I wasn't going crazy! The first time I noticed it was the other day- waiting at a light (newly full tank of gas) thinking "is this thing breathing??" Coming from a Suzi Z400sm this is a big engine upgrade for me. Loving everything about it so far. It's everything I tried to make my z400 into and then some...
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Petrol!
But isn't it awesome having all that petrol and distance!
That means tank is full!





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