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  1. Technical Discussion - V-650
    Hello everyone... When I took my cover off this morning, I noticed what appears to be oil on my front caliper, rotor, and even on the fender. When I got the bike inspected a few days ago, the mechanic noted the oil on the front fender, but I thought nothing about it, as I assumed it was just...
  2. Member Introductions
    Hi i just bought a 2009 versys with 15,000 miles on it. So after riding it a bit i decided to clean it. I noticed that the front sprocket cover was very oily so i removed it and the whole area was full of greasy slimy mucky oil. What could be the cause of this? Is it serious enough for me to go...
  3. Member Introductions
    Hello All, Where can I go to find the stickies on bags, tires, oil and other mods? thanks GW
  4. Technical Discussion - V-650
    Original owner 2009, 44k miles now, always kept up with oil changes, running rotella oil in every change, valves are all at the bottom of clearance spec at checks at 15k, 25k, and 44k. Starting after the 38k oil change, I noted oil consumption at the 41k, and then additions before the 44k oil...
  5. Technical Discussion - V-650
    The service manual states 10W-40 is the default recommended oil viscosity however on the chart 10W-50 actually has a wider acceptable temperature range. Would 10W-50 not be a better choice because I would imagine it would work better for the transmission? Thoughts? My bike normally operates in...
  6. General Discussions - V-650
    Hi guys……Fernando here reporting for the first time…… Amazing forum, great people…….. I just bought my brand new 09 Versys, and honestly, I couldn’t be happier, my last bike was a cruiser (a work horse, Yamaha vstar, great bike) but this bike is just too much fun, it is not a hassle at...
  7. Technical Discussion - V-650
    I switched from whatever oil the guy who owned my V before me used to AmsOil 10w40 full synthetic about 1,000 miles ago. Is it time to change it again because of the change of brands? How often should it be change hereafter? Is there an oil filter that's vastly superior to the Kawi filter?
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