If you are going to do your own work-which I highly recommend, spend a few $$$ (assuming you are in the US) on getting a few tools. Start with a torque wrench and a good metric socket set and build from there.
The first oil change you do yourself will more than pay for the tools. If you are in the US, try a company called www.harborfreight.com
they have great value tools, for under $100.00 you can get everything you need. I put this list together for a buddy on another forum.
Recommended Tools For Basic Versys Maintenance;
Following list of tools will allow you do all routine maintenance & more on the Versys. For those living in the US www.harborfreight.com
is great place to get good value tools. I get 95% of my stuff there. List below could be purchased at HF for under US$100.00. I bought all of mine in sets from HF, cheaper than buying individually.
Metric 6 sided impact sockets set; 10-11-12-13-14-16-17-19-22-27mm $25.00
Metric regular multi sided sockets set; 4mm to 10mm $8.00
Metric Hex Bit Socket set; 4mm to 17mm $15.00
Metric Hex Wrench set; 1.5mm to 10mm $6.00
½ Torque Wrench; 10lbs to 150lbs (13nm to 200nm) $20.00
Socket wrench & extensions; ¼ & 3/8
Socket Wrench Impact Adapter set; ¼ to 3/8, 3/8 to ¼, 3/8 to ½, ½ to 3/8. $13.00
Oil Filter Wrench; 70mm $4.00
Open ended wrench set; 8mm to 24mm.(2 x 12mm makes chain adjustment easier) $15.00
Flat & cross head screw drivers.
The above will let you; adjust the chain, remove front & rear wheel, remove front or rear sprocket, remove brake calipers, brake pads, remove windshield & false tank sides, remove gas tank, remove spark plugs, remove air filter, oil filter, oil drain plug, take steering head apart, remove headers and exhaust, remove swing arm, add crash bars.
You could pull the Versys apart, with perhaps the exception of the clutch and gear box, which have special requirements. Removing front sprocket is tough, if you don’t have an impact wrench.
In addition nice to have stuff;
Paddock stand and bobbins/sliders- wheel removal is impossible on the side stand.
Voltmeter, Loctite, 12volt electric pump, plug kit, vice grips, Knipex grips, mini jumper cables, wire striper, pliers, feeler gauges.