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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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So I did it yesterday

A new Versys for me. Lime green, a BIG step up from my last bike an '86 Nighthawk. I had a chance to test the brakes on the way home from the dealer as a cager turned left in front of me. It would have been a lot closer on my old bike. Now I just need to get through the break in period.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 12:08 AM
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I have about 800 mi on mine. Hard to keep the revs down but I do mostly. I found that as it starts to break in, it wants to rev, say at about 300 mi it was real happy at 4500-5000 rpm. Now at 800mi it likes 7000 a lot. I know, not what the owners man. says. Those of you out there with fully broke in machines could chime in about what to expect later . I believe the engine talks to you on some level and lets you know when its ready for higher rpm. Take it easy though and ride safe.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 07:42 AM
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Welcome Bill, you will find this is a friendly place full of good ideas and encouragement with a dash of reality. Never think any ? is too obvious or stupid. Ask it! (or use the search function, probably been covered b4.) Here is a link to a site full of parts to customize your V.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 04:09 PM
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congrats on the new ride. and welcome to the forum
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 07:32 PM
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Welcome! Nice color choice.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 09:27 PM
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Congrats on the new bike!! I broke mine in per manual, first 500 miles is slow,55mph @4000rpms, next is alot quicker, 70mph @ 5000rpms. After I hit 1000 miles I hardly ever push much past 7000rpms, so enjoy the ride and ride safe!!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 09:35 PM
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Awesome! Green rules. I broke mine in the old-fashioned way: I rode it like I stole it, changed the oil at 600 miles, then again at 3750 and switched to Shell Rotella T Synthetic. Bike runs great and loves to be ridden.

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