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Just bought myself a Versys as my first bike...and so far so good. Would like to service the bike myself so if anyone has any guidance I am happy to hear it. Just off out to buy myself a torque wrench
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When you are ready to do some service, search the forum or ask your question.
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Thanks everyone, will make sure to follow up in the forums
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Just bought myself a Versys as my first bike...and so far so good. Would like to service the bike myself so if anyone has any guidance I am happy to hear it. Just off out to buy myself a torque wrench
Welcome!

As a first step you can download the service manual from the Tech section of this site, it's free. It's in PDF format. Suggest adding some SW-Motech crash bars. They'll save you some grief down the road when you drop your new bike on it's side and probably pay for themselves. You'll also need to install some spools on the swing arm (cheap on ebay) and get a rear spool stand to lift the rear wheel and hold the bike upright for maintenance tasks. The Versys swing arm is pre threaded for spool attachment.

If it is a used bike suggest checking the service manual and making sure all scheduled maintenance tasks have been done.

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Just bought myself a Versys as my first bike...and so far so good. Would like to service the bike myself so if anyone has any guidance I am happy to hear it. Just off out to buy myself a torque wrench
Welcome!

Do a search of the service manual and download... real helpful! good luck, and ride safely!
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thanks again all. yeah will need to get my hands on a stand and will check the forum to download the manuals
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