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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 11:44 PM
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Just remember O-ring and X-ring chains are sealed with grease inside them so basically all the chain lube is doing is conditioning the outside of those O or X rings and keeping rust away. I rode 1650 miles in Utah and Colorado in 7 days and lubed lightly with Silkolene Pro Chain (Totally Synthetic) at about 700 miles and never had any change in adjustment or dryness. Of course before I left I put my 2015 Versys 650LT on a rear spool stand, let it idle in first gear (not safe) and sprayed the chain with a pump bottle of Kerosene while using a Grunge Brush switching positions to get the backside of the chain also. I then dry with a rag and blow compressed air lightly on it to remove all kerosene and then lightly lube with Silkolene because it doesn't take but one round of the chain to lube. You should get better fuel mileage and HP to the rear wheel with a chain also! I will never own a shaft drive motorcycle just my ATV.
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Is that a tank bag on your Versys? Iíve got the exact same bike and cannot find a tank bag that says it will fit the 2019 SE LT+.
If you're still looking for a tank bag I use the Kreiga 20L as a tank bag on mine. It is just small enough in width to not hit the handlebars at full lock. I'll also throw a 5L sack on top of the 20L that holds our rain gear when we are on a long trip.
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I'd prefer a shaft drive or even a belt drive for my particular needs, and those aren't really possibilities on this bike, which I believe to be a shortcoming given the natural use of a Versys.
Anyone tried a belt drive on a Versys?
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Anyone tried a belt drive on a Versys?
Haven't seen one.

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Haven't seen one.
You are a good mechanic so I was wondering why you didnt think it was possible....
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You are a good mechanic so I was wondering why you didnt think it was possible....
To do so (IF memory serves) you need TOTAL ACCESS to your swing-arm from the left side to be able to REMOVE and RE-INSTALL the ONE-PIECE belt.

Probably would be a PITA!

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To do so (IF memory serves) you need TOTAL ACCESS to your swing-arm from the left side to be able to REMOVE and RE-INSTALL the ONE-PIECE belt.



Probably would be a PITA!



I haven't yet had time to remove the fuel tank, much less and mods or electrical experimentation.

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