Repair/Maint.

Booster Plug Installation 2015 Versys 650 (No tank removal)

I bought the Boosterplug on recommendation from Andy Man Cam, a Youtuber who until recently made a ton of videos of rides on his Versys (extended tours through Europe that are just amazing.)  I looked at schematic/images and noticed the airbox was different on the 2015 bike. The plug is at the back and side…

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Kawasaki Versys 650 Vibration Front Sprocket 16t Conversion

Conclusion This is how the Versys should come from the factory. The bike cruises better (freeway) and using the throttle in the sweepers is improved because the greater effect the wheel has in turning the engine.  You’re not fighting the bike as much. A change is coming down from 4K isn’t as harsh when off…

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Triumph Bonneville Shocks Review (Tec Shocks)

http://www.caferacerpodcast.com/podpress_trac/web/1330/0/Episode93oftheCafeRacerPodcast.mp3 BACKGROUND I, like a lot of people want to improve the ride quality of my Triumph Bonneville. In my case it’s the Mag wheeled SE model from 2011. The stock shocks aren’t completely horrible and you can have a pretty good time riding it as is. They seem to handle faster/harder riding pretty well,…

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BMW ABS Removal ( Servo-ectomy ) r1150r Rockster

Introduction This post is about my experience with my 2004 BMW r1150r Rockster (with ABS) and the decision to remove the ABS Servo unit. I’ve owned the bike for a year and a bit – I’ve ridden just over 16,000 miles. I bought it used and have ridden many long days and multiple day rides focusing…

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