Thinking about it (I was never confused).

yen_powell

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Hello,

Just joined as I'm thinking about changing my bike to a Super Tenere at some point.

I currently ride a 2015 Versys 1000 which has been super reliable and currently has not far shy of 70,000 miles on the clock. However I am starting to long for clean shaft drive (that isn't German, I need it to last longer than a chain) and I have been riding only trail shaped bikes since my first Africa Twin in 1995, I am now the wrong shape for anything 'leany forward'. My only previous shaft drive bike was a CX500 in the early 80s (when they weren't trendy) and as I struggled tonight with the wheel spacers constantly dropping on the floor as I tried to refit my rear wheel after a tyre change and my neighbours learnt how foul mouthed I can be, I had vague memories of just popping that CX wheel onto the splines of the shaft and it sitting there with no fuss waiting for the axle to slide in.

Yen
 

yen_powell

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Thank you all,

I have a question if I may? On the low beam setting for the ST, do both headlights light up or just one side? My Versys is low beam one side and high beam on the other which is a waste of headlights if you ask me.
 

airhead81

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Welcome Yen!

My first thought when I first saw the Versys 1000 was that if Kaw put a shaft drive and cruise control on that bike, it would be in my garage. I would be unable to resist.

I suggest you ride a S 10 if you can to see if it's to your liking. It's much different than a 4 cyl. In a good way I think. Your preferences my differ.

Cheers!
 

Sierra1

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And, actually, there is no voltage increase. The high beam is the same as the low beam, just uncovered. All projection headlights have that weird cutoff, my wife hates it; says it makes her dizzy.
 

pilleway

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Yen, welcome! you will enjoy the s10, I do have a 2013 Gen 1 model and just love it! Great bike, the Gen 2 has improvments but never the less it is a GREAT and enjoiable bike!
 

yen_powell

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Thank you all.

I'm in a panic now, they said can I wash my Versys before I bring it in again for the swap! That was the cleanest it had ever been as well!

Got £1600 for the Versys which was about 3 times what I thought it would be worth considering the mileage.
 

pilleway

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Thank you all.

I'm in a panic now, they said can I wash my Versys before I bring it in again for the swap! That was the cleanest it had ever been as well!

Got £1600 for the Versys which was about 3 times what I thought it would be worth considering the mileage.
Would you have pictures of the bike living and the new bike? will like to see them!! Regards.
 

yen_powell

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Would you have pictures of the bike living and the new bike? will like to see them!! Regards.
This is my Versys, sometime last year, had to get a table home as you can see. You can just see the silver tape where a pigeon hit the fairing when it flew across my path on the motorway (when I was travelling at about 90mph) and put a crack in it. It's got the airflow screen on it there, I switch about between the original small screen, a CalSci short screen and the one shown depending on the weather. No pictures of the new bike until I collect it unfortunately.

Earlier picture about 60k miles before the picture above
 
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