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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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My Versys is possessed!

I have not ridden my versys for about a week or so. I was in the garage last night working on a vaccum cleaner handle that needed a handle modification. I was inspecting a part and all was quiet when I heard the V's injection system make decompression noises. I checked to make sure the key was not in the ignition. It was not there, but the V was talking to me!

I am positive no one has ridden it for a week - is this normal? Does your V talk in its sleep?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 08:52 AM
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open up the fuel cap and this should fix the problem


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yup most Versys's have a plaintive moaning sound as the tank equalises pressure with the atmosphere/

don't know why its not directly vented rather than going through some form of valve.

so either the bike is pining for your attention after being ignored (not ridden for a while)

or its touch with its girly side and demanding attention right now.

..your call

the bike does consume some power just sitting there according to the service manual (irresespective of whether there is an alarm fitted, or key in the ignition lock
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V's are jealous of vacuum cleaners. Don't touch one in front of it.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 09:23 AM
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Mine does that too.

Last summer, I hired a guy to do some remodeling in my house. He spent alot of time in my garage, mixing paint, cutting wood trim, etc. He said my V was making all kinds of wierd, quiet noises, just sitting there in the garage. It really freaked him out.
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The fairing is desperately trying to buzz sitting still....doing the best it can do by just passing gas! See, even sitting still it can be almost silent and still deadly!
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V's are jealous of vacuum cleaners. Don't touch one in front of it.
AH HA! I knew it! The machine is alive and it is jealous. Forget all that technical talk about tank pressure. This motorcycle is CHRISTINE! AUUUHGGHHH!
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LOL, mine does it too, this bike is craaazyyyyy.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 12:47 AM
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I am glad someone bring this up... I was afraid u guys think I am crazy...

Mine makes all kind of noises also... Very strange... Not sure if it's the gas tank or engine somewhere... I first notice it when I got it home the first day... Like a cat, purrrrrrrr.....

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My dealer old me to run the versys at least once a week if i put it away for winter because the lojack keeps using power no matter what position the key is in
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My dealer old me to run the versys at least once a week if i put it away for winter because the lojack keeps using power no matter what position the key is in
Remove battery, store it, and give it a 1 amp charge for a couple hours once in a while.

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I am glad someone bring this up... I was afraid u guys think I am crazy...

Mine makes all kind of noises also... Very strange... Not sure if it's the gas tank or engine somewhere... I first notice it when I got it home the first day... Like a cat, purrrrrrrr.....
It's just gases produced from the gasoline being released through the gas cap's one-way valve. It tends to calm down after sitting for a couple months...

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