My new Versys in Gold Country - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Member Rides Show off your Versys...

 4Likes
  • 1 Post By Buffalo_Bob
  • 3 Post By weljo2001
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2016, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Roseville, Ca.
Posts: 412
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
My new Versys in Gold Country

Hi Versys folks,

I'm still breaking in my new 2016 V650 , which is a real pain as I really want to open it up!
It was beautiful day out on HWY 49 in Gold country. Coloma was where gold was first discovered in California and started the Gold Rush. Lot's of history and great rides up and down the state on HWY 49.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3531.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	108.5 KB
ID:	97649  
otkagony likes this.
Buffalo_Bob is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2016, 06:58 PM
Member
 
weljo2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Norwalk CA
Posts: 15,501
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Garage
Cool photo. Yep the break in periods seem to last forever. Finally got to nail the throttle on my V-1000 today..Damn its quick...
jnor, joporker and jofatF like this.

2009 Blue Versys.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Farkles...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Video Channel
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Photos...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I'm not a Gynecologist. "But I'll Take A Look"

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth...
Mike Tyson

"Ya'll can go to hell, I'm goin' to Texas!"...Davey Crockett
weljo2001 is online now  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2016, 04:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: NorCal & SoCal
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buffalo_Bob View Post
Hi Versys folks,

I'm still breaking in my new 2016 V650 , which is a real pain as I really want to open it up!
It was beautiful day out on HWY 49 in Gold country. Coloma was where gold was first discovered in California and started the Gold Rush. Lot's of history and great rides up and down the state on HWY 49.
Congrats on the new V. Looks like we're neighbors. My son and I did a Labor Day morning ride, around western El Dorado County, including stretches of 49, and stops along the American River. Beautiful riding area.
kawafornia is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2016, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Roseville, Ca.
Posts: 412
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Hi Kawafornia, I live in Roseville. I intend on doing the Carson and Ebbets passes before winter. Hard to believe that fall is coming soon when temperatures are still in the 90'S!
The trees will have started to change color in the higher elevations very soon if they haven't started already.
Buffalo_Bob is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2016, 03:20 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Looking good! Also, not looking forward to my break in period..

Welcome to the forum
VS650 is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2016, 07:22 AM
Member
 
Doug Just Doug's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Newark, Delaware
Posts: 404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Howdy from a long-time rider but fellow Versys newbie (bought a leftover '15 just a few months ago). Breaking in this motor was torture since the engine (mine anyway) doesn't even begin putting out until 4500 rpm at least. It's worth suffering thru it, though. Mine loosened up noticeably at about 900 miles, after which I gave it the beans at will. BTW, I was stationed in Sacto for 5 years in the '80s and loved Hwy 49 and that whole area.
Doug Just Doug is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2016, 11:21 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: NorCal & SoCal
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buffalo_Bob View Post
Hi Kawafornia, I live in Roseville. I intend on doing the Carson and Ebbets passes before winter. Hard to believe that fall is coming soon when temperatures are still in the 90'S!
The trees will have started to change color in the higher elevations very soon if they haven't started already.
I love Alpine County; was up there 3 weekends, this summer, camping, hiking and bicycling. Self-propelled Monitor and Ebbets Passes, in July are tough, but beautiful. Would consider riding my V up there.

Let me know when you're thinking of heading up; maybe we can meet.
kawafornia is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2016, 03:55 PM
Member
 
AlaskaJeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Palmer, ALASKA
Posts: 1,269
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Garage
For all the break-in woes search the Motoman break-in method. No waiting required. It's been done by many with NO negative effects.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff Reichel Palmer, ALASKA
1 Tim 6:11-12 "FIGHT the GOOD Fight"
There is no inappropriate temperature to ride a motorcycle…just inappropriate layers of protection.
2011 ADVersys
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

92 FATBOY (in rebuild status)
AlaskaJeff is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2016, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Roseville, Ca.
Posts: 412
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Alaska Jeff, Actually, I am doing the Motoman method. You still need to be conscious of varying acceleration and deceleration and avoiding prolonged driving at steady speeds which is difficult not to do in traffic. I'm really trying to stay away from main roads and traffic as much as possible.
Buffalo_Bob is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2016, 07:02 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,327
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
I took back-roads on the rides home from the dealer (three times!), so I could accelerate hard, than throttle off, then accelerate, etc. THAT ride was usually around 50 miles, then I changed oil and filter when I got home. Break-in complete....

-

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 11:45 PM
Member
 
shibesv81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: NorCal USA
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Highway 49 is a fun road, I did a ride back on 3/14 along Highway 49 from Valley Springs down to Sonora. Good road to spend a Sunday riding.
I'd like to ride up to Auburn on 49, my sister-in-law lives in Placerville and rides an old Virago. Fun to hook up and ride
along the river. Video on my YT Channel linked below.
I rode Highway 1 this past summer down to Capitola, also on the YT Channel. I'm down in Tracy if you ever get out in that area.


Ride smart, ride safe. Let the horizon get sideways!
shibesv81 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome