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Hey y'all!

This is me introducing myself to you since I'm a new member who purchased a Versys a couple months ago. I'm also a new rider and this is my first bike.

Today I picked up my license from the municipality and I've officially ridden my first 100 kilometers on the Versys. I say official 'cause well, I've owned the bike for a couple of months and you all can imagine how hard it is to wait until you get your license to start driving. :laugh2:

So, of course, after these kilometers, I notice my LED tail light isn't working. Thank god I was able to find a post on this forum from 2012 of a nice guy who figured out the ignition switch was the culprit. Just a few jiggles with the key and the tail light pops on again. So happy I didn't have to take off all the fairings once again. I took those off a while ago so I could fix the buzzing sound with some weather stripping. Oh, the Versys is a 2010 model. I'll pop in some pictures for you to look in awe at. :wink2:

Well, that's it for now. See you guys!
 

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Welcome aboard from San Antonio, Texas
 

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:welcome: aboard!

The ONLY problem I can see w/ getting a Versys as your first bike, is you WON'T understand how much BETTER it is compared to the "whatever" you rode previously!

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Welcome From Canada

:welcome:to the forum. As to your electrical problems you need to fix the ignition switch if that is the actual problem, and yes I recall several with this diagnosis .
 

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:welcome: aboard!

The ONLY problem I can see w/ getting a Versys as your first bike, is you WON'T understand how much BETTER it is compared to the "whatever" you rode previously!

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Haha, well my learner bike was a Suzuki SV650, which was a cool bike with a great sound but.... The Versys beats it in comfort.

And thanks for the welcome! OneWizard as well.
 

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Welcome.

I am assuming that you are not in the United States. We only had black for 2010 and don't talk in kilometers. Where are you located?

Also, now that you are a rider of motorcycles you say ride instead of drive. :)

Here's to a long and fun motorcycling hobby.
Ah, thanks for the correction on driving, I'll remember that haha. And I live in Europe in The Netherlands.

Thanks TwoWheelAddict and Rob9876 :)
 

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Got it, thanks again.

Unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly, taking apart the lock mechanism doesn't seem to be described in the manual. There was a link posted on the topic where I found out the ignition switch was the problem, but reading through it the process to take apart and clean it just seems to be very much prone to breaking it. So I might have to either live with it and check my tail light is working before I go riding or replace the whole mechanism. Not sure what I'm going to do yet.
 

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Got it, thanks again.

Unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly, taking apart the lock mechanism doesn't seem to be described in the manual. There was a link posted on the topic where I found out the ignition switch was the problem, but reading through it the process to take apart and clean it just seems to be very much prone to breaking it. So I might have to either live with it and check my tail light is working before I go riding or replace the whole mechanism. Not sure what I'm going to do yet.
Let me know, there is another way, I need to know what works and what doesn't work when keying on, also what works every time when turned on. It is a matter of using one of the other unaffected circuits to drive a relay that is then cut into the original circuit, instead of the key switch contact carrying the load, the relay does it.

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