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Versys standing tall again

Woo hoo my V is back to her normal height. I forgotten how much I loved the way this bike feels at its normal height.

I had a Speedy lowing kit on the V so my wife could ride her but it was still a touch to tall. I came across a good deal on a BMW F650GS thatís already lowered so I bought that for her for her birthday. SOOOOOO now I can put my V back the way it was meant to be.

Already sold the lowering kit and put the Gel seat back on her. Im not sure how people can say the gel seat is no better than stock. I have done 300+ mile days on both and the gel is hands down better. At the end of 300 miles on the stock I was ready to burn the seat. On the Gel seat I was ready for 200 more miles. Having said that I might get a Rick Mayer seat.

OK enough blabbing, Iím going riding, itís a beautiful day.

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wow! sounds great

does the bmw have the f800 engine or is it the older single cylinder style?
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wow! sounds great

does the bmw have the f800 engine or is it the older single cylinder style?
Its a thumper....

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I found interesting the possibility of undoing but, by the way, what did you do with the shorter side stand? Did you put a new one?
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I found interesting the possibility of undoing but, by the way, what did you do with the shorter side stand? Did you put a new one?
Yeap local dealer had one in two days. $75. OUCH. OH well live and learn. I sold the short one with the lowering kit so the new owner doesnt have to cut his.

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Can you flat foot your V now that it is back to normal height ?
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FYI - I read that on the new BMWs the designation is : G = single, F = parallel twin , R = Boxer, K = inline 4. Also, I just finished reading the article on the new G650S (the Thumper) and its insanely cool. 30.1" seat height standard with about 1 inch of adustable lowering. Plus it comes with ABS standard. Rider Magazine has the article this month if anybody is interested.
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Hi,
I am thinking to buy the lowering kit for the V, can you expalin how diffrent it handles with and without the kit ( other than the hights:-) )?
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gti,

Can you flat foot your V now that it is back to normal height ?
No not even with the low gel seat but its not important.

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I am thinking to buy the lowering kit for the V, can you explain how different it handles with and without the kit ( other than the heights:-) )?
The front end feels much less planted when riding two up (might feel the same with just a heavy rider?). When riding solo its just a touch different in regards to how the front end feels when pushing it and the steering is a little slower but not a lot. I prefer the bike in its stock configuration, it just feels more like its ready to pounce on something rather than slug along.

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I know this is an older thread, but it seemed a good place to ask my question. I am looking to buy this:



According to the description it has a Motorwerks lowering kit with the forks raised. I don't need that and was wondering how much trouble is it to undo?
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The forks being raised in the triple clamps is not a bad thing. It will make cornering much better. I'm thinking if they are raised 8mm - 10 mm, then I'd leave them alone. So if it were me, I'd just undo the rear.
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Thanks. I'll give that a try first.
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