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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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What you did to your Versys-X today

For some reason we don't have one of these threads for the Versys-X?

I guess I'll start off....

Added a T-Rex Racing center stand:

https://www.t-rex-racing.com/versys-...p/n50-17cs.htm

It works well and appears quite sturdy. The only directions are a video on the web site, which isn't easy to reference when you're lying on your side in the garage (no written directions come with the center stand). Mine came with the adjustable legs installed on the wrong side and backwards, which obviously wouldn't work and confused me until I realized hey, these legs are removable, so I removed them and turned them around and put them on the right side. If I hadn't installed center stands before on other bikes I might have had to call them to ask some questions.

The only thing you can get cheaper is the Chinese junk from Ali Express, and I'd rather get from an American company like T-Rex.

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Washed my bike and lubed the chain ..... couldnít ride due to rain!
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Since I had the centerstand, I cleaned and lubed the chain. The Dupont degreaser and wax-based chain lube is what I'm trying out now, it's new compared to the last time I owned a bike with a chain.

As far as riding in the rain, it's quite possible, but who really wants to?

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Installed the 15Tooth sprocket....like it!!
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Installed the 15Tooth sprocket....like it!!
Cool! Which brand did you go with, and where did you buy it?

2018 Versys-X 300 ABS. Former bikes: 1983 Honda FT500 Ascot, 1985 Honda XL-350, 2001 Kawasaki KLR-650, 2003 Kawasaki Concours, 2008 Suzuki V-Strom 650.
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Well I decided to replace the air filter and spark plugs but ran into what should be a simple problem but, wow, what am I missing? I can't get the plug to the gas pump disconnected so I can't remove the tank. I need some help here guys, or gals ….. Here are a couple of pictures. I watched the job on youtube where someone did a nice easy looking job but it didn't show disconnecting this plug, but they did... It would be easier if I could disconnect the plug from the frame. It slides as though it's just mounted on a metal tab but I can't see how it releases, if it does.

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False alarm. If I had tried slipping the screw driver under the tab... problem solved.
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I added these little mirror extenders to my mirrors. They're still lousy mirrors (wtf is with this crazy shape, peeps?), but at least now they're located where I can see behind me without ducking!

Oh yeah, literally generic mirror extenders, a dozen different Chinese companies offer them on eBay and Amazon. I don't recall which of them I bought.

Also removed the sheepskin from my seat. It wasn't helping and kept getting in the way of moving around.
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Did my 600 mile oil change (640 miles, actually). Oil filter, as usual, was torqued way tighter than spec from the factory, I had to grab the channel locks and scrunch it a bit to take it off. The oil looked a bit aluminumy but no real difference from any other new Japanese bike that I've broken in at the 600 mile oil change mark. I filled it with Rotella-T synthetic 5w40, I've run that in all my bikes ever since my KLR back in 2004 and it works great. Everything else looks nominal -- clutch lever play, coolant level, etc. So I guess I'm ready for the next couple thousand miles . (Well, guess I need to give the chain a little love too while I'm at it).

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