New bike upgrades
This question seems to get asked and answered a lot on this forum. Now you have owned a Versys, or maybe several Versys like some of us, what would you advise new owners to get for their bikes, immediately? Here's my suggestion list...................
Tip over protection - engine bars to protect your investment because you are going to drop it on it's side more than once, probably. Better to protect the delicate parts now rather than afterward. SW-Motech make a recommended, and high quality product for the Versys that will pay for itself the first time the bike decides to lay on it's side. IMO much more important than a skid plate or hand guards for protection of the bike.
Download factory service manual - this tells you how to do pretty much any maintenance or service task in detail and step by step. Mandatory if you do your own service work. Free to download.
Cell Phone - if you have one and use it for GPS or POV Camera a RAM X Grip is very handy. Ram also make several ball mounts, including one for the central handlebar clamp of the Versys to mount this.
Rear swing arm spools - 10mm for older bikes and 8mm for 2015 and newer models. Very, very cheap on ebay. Mandatory for using a spool lift stand and the swing arm is already threaded for these.
Rear spool lift stand - I like my Venem brand stand for it's decent quality at a medium price, but there are numerous makes and models.
Suggest not buying an aftermarket seat immediately - this is because most people take a while to adapt to a motorcycle seat. Wait and see.....
Last edited by twowheels; 08-16-2018 at 01:15 AM.