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  • Eric Reutens All engines have their proper adjustment because only on that spot their valves are working properly and aligned correctly. If Kawasaki says 1300rpm for this specific engine then its 1300 fullstop ( . ) Whatever you me or anyone else sees fit is just wrong and shouldn't be said.

  • My Versys is sitting outside my room now, it has done 43,000 kms, there is no problems with it, Valves and engine temp are all Fairy Tales ( and you the song by Maroon , Fairy Tales are full of Shit) I have been riding for about 36 years, no major problems with my bike, I even lowered my rpms to 800 on some of my Kawasakis. Anyway It's up to you all, follow the flocks if you want to, services at Kawasaki Main centers also let the idling, speed at 1000 rpm. Anyway as I said, it's up to the individual, adjust it as you like put it at 2000 rpm if it will make you happy, I am speaking out of experience, it may work for me, but not for you. "Have a good day" and "may the force be with you"

  • For warranty purposes... anything less, or higher, than 1,300 +or- 50 rpm is just giving the dealer and Kawi an out if any issues that may arise from anything outside their specs. Lower may cause electrical brown-out, poor coolant flow, or poor oil flow. Higher dumps raw fuel into the header where it causes overheating.

  • 43.000km experience. Yeah right. Let's see which bike engine can succesfully go over 100,000kms without a need for valves replacing , Yours or a bike with 1300rpm idling.

  • What if out from Kawasaki Service center at that idling speed, then no issues? Anyway I have living proof it is ok sitting outside my house and at 43.000 kms , not in warranty anymore, so anyway I would recommend you all to adjust the idling speed to 1350 rpm as specified in the manual, anything less will cause untold damage to the engine and the rider. (pockets / wallet)

  • Don't argue guys, don't argue,everyone has an opinion and we must respect us,the manufacturers do its manuals for a purpose so i guess it may be good idea to follow it

  • I'll defer to the engineering legacy Kawi brings to the table over any anecdotal evidence presented. They've bench-test multiples of these engines to failure, and have chosen a setting that they recommend because it achieves the proper exhaust outflow, fluid systems flow, and generation rates for what is, ultimately, not, at all, the optimal operating range for the engine in question.

  • Think out of the box !

  • I'll defer to the motorcycle engine engineers at Kawi over anecdotal experiences when discussing technical matters such as engine fueling Eric. Curiously though... What does an 800 rpm idle achieve for you?

  • my idle rpm roughly around 1000... been keeping that level since 2010...