Join Date: May 2016
Location: Newark, Delaware
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I think it in part comes down to riding style. This Gen3 motor is rev-happy and happiest when the motor is buzzing along like a swarm of angry hornets. Folks like me whose riding styles were honed on smoother motors with carbs and lots of torque down low find it more difficult to get on with the Versys. I've mostly come to grips with the snatchy fueling on the Gen3, but picking the throttle up off decel is still not quite smooth enough for my tastes, particularly in the wet and in winter slop. It also makes blip-downshifts difficult at times. I've got a Booster Plug on hand that I'll install when a get a chance. I've also got a Throttle Tamer on hand, which I may try first, as it's purely mechanical and doesn't mess with the DFI system at all. (And yes, I know all the throttle/clutch/dragging rear brake tricks: 30+ years of dirt, street and even some track (and trials!) experience has taught me that, and I took all the slop out of the throttle before I even rode the bike home from the dealer -- hate those factory free play settings.)
2015 Versys 650 ABS
AMA, Retreads Int'l.
Shoodaben ECU reflash; SW-Motech luggage rack, side racks, cases, foot pegs & GPS shelf; Motowerk mirror extenders, side stand foot & highway pegs; RKA tank bag; Nat'l Cycle windscreen; Givi hand guards; BMW grips; Hyper-Lites; Sargent seat; full decalectomy.
Last edited by Doug Just Doug; 10-25-2017 at 08:59 AM.