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  1. Modifications - Performance - V-650
    I think that most of us can agree that the front suspension on our bikes leaves something to be desired. In my personal case, being used to the high performance fork style found on ZX-6Rs, the front forks on my Gen 2 V650 were dog ****. Too much high-speed damping, not nearly enough low-speed...
  2. Technical Discussion - V-650
    I did my forks the other night. Here's what I learned in the process. I'm posting this in the hope others who may wish to attempt this may find reading it helpful, in addition to the other resources out there like the service manual (the bible), other threads on this site and the many good HOW...
  3. Technical Discussion - V-650
    Good day to all my fellow Versys/Kawi riders! I have a 2009 Versys with only 21,000km on it. It was smashed way back in 2009 and stored by the previous owner till I bought it last year with only 10,000km on it. the only issue with it was the front fender mounts were sheared off but no fork...
  4. Technical Discussion - V-650
    Hi there, I was goofing off in the sand dunes in Colorado last year :badidea: and took a little spill that essentially ended my summer of riding (but I was having a blast right up until the impact). My first broken bone - yay! The bike seemed to be okay except for the handlebars getting...
  5. Technical Discussion - V-650
    OK, there really isn't any black magic involved. No, really. The suspensions main task, from a performance perspective is to keep the wheels in contact with the ground as much as possible and minimize the bike's movement, or at least keeping those movements under control. There are several...
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