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Old 23rd March 2016, 18:57   #661
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Ha ha...
They gave me a assorted chocolate collection also. Good businesses sense, whatever heated discussion etc we had during the waiting and me almost canceling my booking the chocolate n bouquet took care of all that a little you see 😁.
However once I was astride her we started singing together & all that happened in past were things of past. She is just a beauty.

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Old 24th March 2016, 00:49   #662
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Congrats techfreak on your new beauty.
Indeed Sabar ka phal meeta hota hai in every sense now
Waiting to read your ownership thread.

Dont know about setting marks on the rear shocks of the V650. Normally 'Low' takes care of solo riding with luggage, while 'medium' should be fine in majority of cases with pillion and luggage. 'High' may only be required when you are doing pillion, luggage fully loaded with camping gear etc and bad roads for long stretches.

Ride safe & wish you many many miles of enjoyable biking.
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Dont know about setting marks on the rear shocks of the V650. Normally 'Low' takes care of solo riding with luggage, while 'medium' should be fine in majority of cases with pillion and luggage. 'High' may only be required when you are doing pillion, luggage fully loaded with camping gear etc and bad roads for long stretches.
Same pinch. I shared this very feedback a few moments ago on my thread and here I see you talking about this

What you said is absolutely right. So is it High? I thought "Hard"....This setting is required only when bike is loaded with passenger and luggage
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Old 26th March 2016, 13:09   #664
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Added the Hepco & Becker top case. With this almost all the accessories are by H&B except the hand guards and the upcoming Denali D4 Aux lights.

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One quick question on the windshield setting. If you loosen the screws the lift up, you can actually pull it up an inch than the maximum setting. This way the top portion that limits the max height is actually above the rail and the screw acts as a top setting. Has any one tried this setting? Not sure if such a small displacement would contain the wind buffeting.

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Old 26th March 2016, 14:48   #665
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How much did the hepco set you back by? How many litres and where did you get it from? From pictures at least looks much better when compared to motechs stuff. Does it come with a quick adapter plate as well? Some info on the parts would be great.
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Old 26th March 2016, 17:37   #666
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How much did the hepco set you back by? How many litres and where did you get it from? From pictures at least looks much better when compared to motechs stuff. Does it come with a quick adapter plate as well? Some info on the parts would be great.
It is from MotoUsher, Nagpur and you can reach out to Rahul for all your needs. You can check the details at shop.motousher.com. This one is 42L capacity and retails at 18k. The mounting rack is bike specific and needs to be ordered separately. I have gone for all Hepco & Becker products for accessorising the bike.
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Old 27th March 2016, 13:50   #667
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Thanks prabhu. The carrier place is an over kill on price.

In other news the versys is now available on hire with wicked rides. I wish they would allow pick ups at earlier hours in the morning... Maybe even at a one time extra fee... Stupid to be paying for the bike and sitting at a red light.
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The first picture looks like a kitchen sink...
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Putting behind all the drama in delivery of my bike after taking delivery on 21 Mar, completed 1289 km by 29 Mar, and also did the first service at 740 km as was going on a 400km ride next and would have crossed 1000k by the time I returned.

Service Experience was nice, had booked before hand. So after my arrival they waited for about an hour then washed the bike and the actual service took just 30 min.
Its just change the oil, oil filter, check few nuts and bolts and voila it was over in less than 2 hr.

Total expenditure 3300 green bucks. I used Motul 7100 fully synthetic engine oil, though wanted 300V it was not available. Having gone through various Versys forums and discussion on "mobike008" thread wanted 300V , shall change to 300V in next service.

Few snaps during the service, yes I was allowed to be with the mechanic throughout the service. Not able to share images from google photo so pasting the link.

Experience before & after Service

Frankly speaking not much difference except may be a little smoothness in engaging 1st gear. This is what I am finding the most annoying trait in the bike, rest all its super smooth and vibe free. Love the way it pulls in top gear on highways, though I am yet to test her with pillion and luggage , the way she will be used most of the times.

Need an opinion from fellow owners : Do you all feel comfortable in top gear at 4000rpm ( As stipulated for first 600km in owners manual for run in), I felt engine becoming little vibey/may be lugging at that combination with speed settling at about 85kmph? I felt much better engine noise wise at above 90kmph albeit at a little over 4000 rpm, is it any different or am missing something?

Now comes the bad part, she now rests for about 45 days as am out of station again, but shall start my ownership thread soon with all in details.

Mod Note : Please upload pictures on TBHP server. We do not allow outside links. Cheers!

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And this is how the speedo on my friend's V650 looks like after 34 days of ownership and 30 days of driving.

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And a shot of his bike during one of the rides.

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Pirelli Scorpion Trail available in stock Versys size from a website. Attaching a pic of same.

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How are these tyres?
> On road performance both wet & dry?
> Off road performance?

I think these come as OE in Tiger 800.
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And this is how the speedo on my friend's V650 looks like after 34 days of ownership and 30 days of driving.
That was day before and this is yesterday.

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Total expenditure 3300 green bucks. I used Motul 7100 fully synthetic engine oil, though wanted 300V it was not available. Having gone through various Versys forums and discussion on "mobike008" thread wanted 300V , shall change to 300V in next service.
I can already feel the difference with 300V ( Did about 300+ kms after the service). Gear feel much improved than before, engine is much quieter, Braking has improved tremendously after the service

Will continue to stick to this brand as we have to change oil every 6000-7000kms

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Few snaps during the service, yes I was allowed to be with the mechanic throughout the service. Not able to share images from google photo so pasting the link.
Have excluded the link. We do not allow outside links on the forum. Please upload the pictures on TBHP servers

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Frankly speaking not much difference except may be a little smoothness in engaging 1st gear. This is what I am finding the most annoying trait in the bike, rest all its super smooth and vibe free. Love the way it pulls in top gear on highways, though I am yet to test her with pillion and luggage , the way she will be used most of the times.
Yeah. The gears aren't the smoothest. It's a bit clunky but, no problems in slotting. Also, I can never slot the neutral in one shot. I always overshoot it and have to struggle to find it

Btw, getting used to a digital Odo for first time---with a small twist to throttle the way the number climbs from e.g. 120kmph to........XXX kmph is alarming

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Need an opinion from fellow owners : Do you all feel comfortable in top gear at 4000rpm ( As stipulated for first 600km in owners manual for run in), I felt engine becoming little vibey/may be lugging at that combination with speed settling at about 85kmph? I felt much better engine noise wise at above 90kmph albeit at a little over 4000 rpm, is it any different or am missing something?
I have absolutely no vibration issue from any part/component and at any gear/rpm. I have touched decent high-speed yesterday and everything is fine

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That was day before and this is yesterday.
Looks like your friend is a big-time mile muncher, do pass on my congrats and best wishes to him. Also if possible, do ask him to take some-time of the saddle and feel the ground

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Old 3rd April 2016, 23:32   #674
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I have decided on going OE for the Aux light, but the same not available with any dealer I have spoken.

Checked with dealers in Delhi,Bhubaneswar & Kolkata. Anywhere else can anyone find out?

However www.webike.in is shipping to India. Is anyone aware how reliable is the site? Anyone has got anything from the site? Got other good stuff too.
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Has Japan Webike site changed to Webike.in (as in India domain). If this is the same as Japan.Webike.net - then you could probably go ahead and buy it from there. I had purchased my Z800 engine guards from there. 100% original stuff, timely delivery and priced much much lesser than the same stuff available here.
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