Hi Middle TN and all. Have had a --new to me-- '08 for about 3 months and love it. But must confess, I've been riding since I was 14 and haven't been on any 2 wheeler yet that I didn't like.
Have been reading the forum for the entire 3 months, almost daily, and have learned much. Finally registered because I have a question: What specifically, should I expect in mpg improvement if I switch from a 46T to a 43 or 44T? Have read that I could go about 25 mph before shifting out of 1st gear and that would be good. But what about specific experience as it relates to improved mpg?? Just about anything on 2 wheels can take most /all cars off the line but what I care about is improved mpg on day/week long rides. Thanks much and I love this site.
BamaDan - guess you must be celebrating Bama's NCAA BCS National Championships. 21-0 shutout of the Tigers. Back to your question, I would go for 44T, not any lesser so as not to take out the fun factor. It will probably save some gas when you cruise but I haven't made enough observation to say by how much.
I did observed about 1km/L improvement when I switched the air filter to DNA high flow filters, FYI.
Good day glad to be here , hope i can help in the future ...I have a 2015 Versys 1000 Great Motorcycle
I have been known as Keener in the past , if that should ring a bell with anyone
Other bikes Kawasaki Z1 1974 ...Suzuki Bandit 1200..1998...Ducati Multistrada 1000 2005.
Hi! I’m on my first year of riding, currently own a Z300, done a 5000+ km trip to Austria, really enjoyed it, but would like to share the riding pleasures with my wife, so thinking of buying a V650.
Does anyone know what upgrades there were since Gen3 introduction? I think in '17 a gear...
Hi I'm Nick from Sydney Australia. Been riding Kawasaki Versys for the past 3 years, just recently moved from the 650 to 1000 and loving the difference. Ride most days, with longer trips mid week and on the weekends. Here to share tips and tricks.
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