19,000 Mile Trouble
I dropped my Versys off at the dealer this morning and am waiting to hear back from them. Something is wrong. I was returning from a 3500 mile trip, when on the final leg of the return, having made my final fuel stop (thankfully), I felt the bike shaking strangely. It seemed, pulling to a stop, like an very off-balance wheel. Moving from a stop, it seemed like a fueling glitch, a surging or lugging. My final impression was of a scraping noise from the clutch area of the engine case, audible while on throttle or coasting, in gear or in neutral, with the clutch engaged and disengaged (even while coasing with the engine off.) It is most noticable at lower speeds, while running the engine up to 5 or 6 k. Shortly before I left, the 15,000 mile service was performed. Nothing was noted, except that both intake valves had to be adjusted.
My trip consisted of extended freeway miles at 85 mph, along with mountain riding in Wyoming and Montana. I logged more "off-road" miles than ever before, due to road construction which, in those areas, involves removing large streches of asphalt.
I don't expect that anyone can diagnose this. I am posting this partly as therapy to relieve my anxiety while waiting to hear from the mechanic. I will post the dealer's diagnosis and needed repairs when I learn of them, with the idea that compiling all repair issues is a good thing for V owners