a) get the bike that has the performance you need; don't void warranty and waste money on ecu remap for a few lousy % improvement, next thing you know you will be coerced into costly new airbox and exhausts, filters and such...
b) the stock versys 650 is fine between 2500 and 7000 rpm. Below that it's chugging. Higher it's not worth hurting it. The 3500-4000 range is dead center for city riding and it's fine. I think your problem is between the handlebar and the seat... Adapt.
c) it will not vibrate less with aging, simply because the engine/handebars/pegs rubber mounts will dry/wear and get harder. My 2015 has over 50'000 miles and it's not a young smooth "she" anymore... it's definitely a middle-aged cranky scarred boy, like its owner.
d) What the manual says about lowest shifting rpms, it's likely the safety rpms below which the engine hurts again (low oil pressure and chugging). Shift with the sound, speed, cluthing and performance that pleases you. It's your toy.
I highlighted the coerced and the 2500 to 7000 RPM, I am not advertising, I state facts, I owned a 07 with 30,000 KM on it, I ran a 16 tooth sprocket and could take off in second gear from a stop, something I would never consider on my 2015, fact is it is the same motor, but now a closed loop and different fuel map. Fact is if I had never owned a 07 I wouldn't know the difference and might agree more with your statements, in fact I would agree more if you too had owned a 07 under the same circumstances.
Sometimes, you have to accept that you can't be the only voice of reason on a topic. Forums teaches us that a jiffy...
Ok, I wrote "coerced", as in "pressured" to buy further components by typical retailers exploiting one's odd fear of performance loss, regardless of these components being required or not. I don't need to know the exact requirements to make my point, I just know many retailers will screw you at any opportunity...
If the remap is not involving further changes, that's REALLY nice. But when a vast majority of riders don't see a real problem with the versys 650 rpms
, the opinion of leaving the ECU as it is deserves some support to oppose the advertising
you just did.
If guys like you and me can remain fairly unbiased (and it's hard, I know), then the forums has better value. I think we can agree on an objective truth and only then lay our preferences.
For those interested in it, no one forced you to post here, everything I have stated is fact, this forum is probably the best I have ever belonged to, 99% of all work on my bike is done by me, the same as my 07 Versys. Do a count on how many have posted here with the new flash, read their comments, this has only been available since late 2018, if you were to go back several years, many complained about this, mainly people like myself that had a MK-1 or MK-2 Versys. My statement that the
take a closer look , you are on your declaring "But when a vast majority of riders
" you represent the vast majority
, to be fair, I moved my post and yours to the ECU flash thread, as I do realize that some like yourself could take this as advertising, with the General discussion thread, never my intention, I am not selling anything or getting a commission, FYI my hourly wage on this forum is $00.00 USD / per HR which = $00.00 Canadian , some times I forget which forum I am posting in.
Here is a few links on earlier discussions;
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After some thought I have come to realize that there never was any mention about the ECU flash until post #9 statement about wasting money on a ECU flash sounds like negativity on the this
, and in fact sounds like post #9 comes from some authority / expertise on this subject. No response from me until post 15, I did a post in ECU Flash complete the same day, never did I quote post #9, however it didn't take long when my post 15 came through. As you can see there are further posts, up to #22 now, my take on post 9 & 16 ,is referred to as baiting, and I took the bait. Some people may think several posts got deleted because post #16 support to oppose the advertising you just did.
It seems post #9 basically said it was a waste of money, was this a mistake and it was meant to be posted in the ECU Flash Complete thread, as it is copied there now.
Let me say , this forum is all about free speech and passing along & sharing /knowledge . Turning my statement into advertising isn't a way of giving me a pat on the back, just saying, last PM was July 29, 2018