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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Is something missing on right side below tank 2008 Versys

Hi, i just bought a 2008 Versys and on the right side (if seated on the bike) there appears to be 2 areas for something to screw in, i thought maybe reflectors. The area is below the tank around the silver trim. Does anyone know why there are 2 threaded holes there?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 08:43 PM
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Nope, but they are on every V.

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Yeah, I've wondered about that myself. I'd love to know if there's an answer...
I bought mine used, so I thought maybe something was missing, but it's the same on the new ones I've looked at also. Are they still there on the 2010's?
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That question still arises now and then... They're just there to secure ABS (antilock braking system) components, where applicable... Handy for holding the timing chain, when removing cams to replace shims.


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That's a good picture invader. I see a couple of the pegs that hold the cam cover in position are missing, likely still on the underside of the cover itself. I'm sure you are careful but they can fall into some hard to reach places.
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Good observation, Mt. Versuvius... I had one dowel pin still in each of the three camshaft caps.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 04:32 AM
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That's right, that's where they were, in the cam shaft caps, not the valve cover. Doh.

A couple of my mechanic(ally inclined) friends were surprised when I told them that the cams spin in these aluminum caps which don't appear to have any other bearing surface bonded to them. What do you think, invader, is this an unusual setup?
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I think it's pretty much common practice now in aluminum heads. My 2002 Yamaha WR426F was the same, and so is my 2004 Toyota 1ZZ-FE. There should always be a film of oil there... Pistons are made of cast aluminum.
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