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Hi friends,

greetings from India :)

Not sure if its allowed this way, but like to share couple of updates from my bike:

1) Tyre change:
Last month, changed the tyres to Timsun 712 (in stock sizes). Products Size ? TIMSUN
The stock one Dunlop Sportmax had gone pretty bad, shape had changed, and did about 12500 KM.
Timsun tyres (a Chinese brand) is getting quite popular in India, and many have been using it in our Versys group too. They are ply based. I choose the more grippy / button 712 model - very good for offroad / gravel situations. And many of my other colleagues are using T-659: more like a road/offroad combo one. The T-712 are quite replica of the Pirelli MT60, but at almost half the cost :) The expected life is about 15-18K KM! Soon will find some time to compile my video of tyre installation.


2) Trip with new tyres:
With the new tyres last month did a 350 KM trip. The initial few KM were like getting used-to & break-in. The monsoon was bit extended, experienced few wet patches. As my other colleagues had reported already, Timsun 712 tyres are not very good on wet roads, but still better than stock ones. However on the dry patch, the bike was performing superb. There is a bit of bouncy feel (due to button pattern), but that should be fine. I even did some trail off-road steep during my return journey, they tyres were good.
I have compiled this trip in a video, hope you guys like it.


3) Two days back I changed the Engine oil. This time I used Amsoil Metric 10w40. This oil is used by many of our Versys group members, all are giving just awesome reviews. With my short rides, I also felt the engine has become very lively and the gear changes are just butter smooth. I used the ISON-303 oil filter, and previously I had used the HiFlo-303 filter, both comes at same rate in India.

4) After the oil change, I noticed Check Engine Light stays ON. Not sure what is the issue. Using the self diagnostic method, the console reports error code 21 (crankshaft sensor wiring open / close). The bike is running fine. Yday I opened the tank and try to see if any wiring was damaged, didnt find any. I will give the bike to workshop for checking the matter, and report here. Any inputs most welcome!

regards,
Pranav
 

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Hi friends,

greetings from India :)

Not sure if its allowed this way, but like to share couple of updates from my bike:

1) Tyre change:
Last month, changed the tyres to Timsun 712 (in stock sizes). Products Size ? TIMSUN
The stock one Dunlop Sportmax had gone pretty bad, shape had changed, and did about 12500 KM.
Timsun tyres (a Chinese brand) is getting quite popular in India, and many have been using it in our Versys group too. They are ply based. I choose the more grippy / button 712 model - very good for offroad / gravel situations. And many of my other colleagues are using T-659: more like a road/offroad combo one. The T-712 are quite replica of the Pirelli MT60, but at almost half the cost :) The expected life is about 15-18K KM! Soon will find some time to compile my video of tyre installation.


2) Trip with new tyres:
With the new tyres last month did a 350 KM trip. The initial few KM were like getting used-to & break-in. The monsoon was bit extended, experienced few wet patches. As my other colleagues had reported already, Timsun 712 tyres are not very good on wet roads, but still better than stock ones. However on the dry patch, the bike was performing superb. There is a bit of bouncy feel (due to button pattern), but that should be fine. I even did some trail off-road steep during my return journey, they tyres were good.
I have compiled this trip in a video, hope you guys like it.


3) Two days back I changed the Engine oil. This time I used Amsoil Metric 10w40. This oil is used by many of our Versys group members, all are giving just awesome reviews. With my short rides, I also felt the engine has become very lively and the gear changes are just butter smooth. I used the ISON-303 oil filter, and previously I had used the HiFlo-303 filter, both comes at same rate in India.

4) After the oil change, I noticed Check Engine Light stays ON. Not sure what is the issue. Using the self diagnostic method, the console reports error code 21 (crankshaft sensor wiring open / close). The bike is running fine. Yday I opened the tank and try to see if any wiring was damaged, didnt find any. I will give the bike to workshop for checking the matter, and report here. Any inputs most welcome!

regards,
Pranav
I just had same engine light error
code 21 after oil change
what was your solution?
 

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Crank Sensor do have a problem as I have come across a few bikes here which were brand new and has Crank Sensor problem. solution is to change the Crank Sensor wiring under warranty.
 

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Crank Sensor do have a problem as I have come across a few bikes here which were brand new and has Crank Sensor problem. solution is to change the Crank Sensor wiring under warranty.
I wanted to know Pranavs' solution
for getting code 21 immediately
following an oil change
... but thanks for your reply
(my bike is not under warranty)
so this is not a solution)
 

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in my case the culprit found was weaker battery - though the bike did start well, but on testing battery found that it was bit weak. Once I changed the battery, didnt get that 21 error.
 

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in my case the culprit found was weaker battery - though the bike did start well, but on testing battery found that it was bit weak. Once I changed the battery, didnt get that 21 error.
thank you
I checked my battery and its very
strong and healthy so
someone suggested riding for
10 minutes over 40 mph then stopping and turning the engine off then on again and repeat ride over 40 mph for 10 more mins stopping to turn the engine off then on again
and repeat this process until the
engine light goes out
IT WORKED!!!
It only took two stops for my
engine light to go off and bike
is running great
 

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thank you
I checked my battery and its very
strong and healthy so
someone suggested riding for
10 minutes over 40 mph then stopping and turning the engine off then on again and repeat ride over 40 mph for 10 more mins stopping to turn the engine off then on again
and repeat this process until the
engine light goes out
IT WORKED!!!
It only took two stops for my
engine light to go off and bike
is running great
this is awesome. yes - this is one of method to try erasing the error code, otherwise need to visit the dealer to use the special OBD tool to delete code.
which also means that error you got was just intermittent (one-off case) and really the crankshaft sensor may not be bad. however if there is a electrical impulse change (due to whatever reason), the ECU can fire an error code.

glad your issue is resolved. on similar notes, we often get the O2 Sensor Code 33 - typically after a wash. in most cases we just ignore, and ride few times - it automatically goes off :)

take care, regards,
 

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this is awesome. yes - this is one of method to try erasing the error code, otherwise need to visit the dealer to use the special OBD tool to delete code.
which also means that error you got was just intermittent (one-off case) and really the crankshaft sensor may not be bad. however if there is a electrical impulse change (due to whatever reason), the ECU can fire an error code.

glad your issue is resolved. on similar notes, we often get the O2 Sensor Code 33 - typically after a wash. in most cases we just ignore, and ride few times - it automatically goes off :)

take care, regards,
I will remember this for future
reference ... thanks for sharing
From far away India seems like an incredible colorful vast and beautiful
and incredibly challenging place... the roads look treacherous and
majestic and the traffic ( to me
... a little terrifying)
have a great one
God bless you
 

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I will remember this for future
reference ... thanks for sharing
From far away India seems like an incredible colorful vast and beautiful
and incredibly challenging place... the roads look treacherous and
majestic and the traffic ( to me
... a little terrifying)
have a great one
God bless you
hahaha, India is really diversified in terms of culture / color / environment and vistas. From a traveling perspective , each area within India offers a unique experience, so most people just pick 1-2 areas ("theme") to explore, because you cannot really see India in one-go ! :)
when things settle down, you can surely plan a trip here.
 
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