Anyone tried the wd40 wax lube I normally use wurth and would like to know... — Kawasaki Versys

Anyone tried the wd40 wax / lube? I normally use wurth and would like to know people's thoughts. The wurth dry (never tried wet) is really runny and seems to fling all over but it does work too.

update one: I tried the wd40 wet chain wax. It dries white and is very visible. Bit sticky. I suspect it'd protect it from rust better but I'm not sure how deep it penetrates. I also imagine it could attract bits like mad.

I'll give this a go tomorrow after I clean the chain.

Update 2: added the wax, removed some I put on with wd40 chain cleaner as a tester (just one or two links). It required a brush to remove, the cleaner barely tickled it.

It's super white and caused massive amounts of over spray

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    Has anyone put bar risers on a gen 2 versys Apparently I have T rex arms and... — Kawasaki Versys

    Has anyone put bar risers on a gen 2 versys? Apparently I have T-rex arms and am getting should pain/fatigue on long rides. The cables all look pretty taught as I've already rotated bars back toward me a bit. So I'm looking for possible options without major wiring project. Leaving from Washington DC to ride to Austin TX 4 weeks from today. Grumpy shoulders are not ideal.

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      Tony Mitchell shared a link to the group: Kawasaki Versys. — Kawasaki Versys

      Hey a few months ago I posted about my site.

      (I'm asking here as I need someone with experience).

      I've completely overhauled the site but I've not had time to write a lot recently due to university. So I'm looking for a volunteer. This would be you giving up your own time (unpaid). In exchange, I offer you the opportunity for your article to be seen my at least 200 people(probably more as the site expands).

      You can choose your own topic aimed at new riders.

      Alternatively, I'm looking for an editor for FB as well.

      FB: uk

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        Photos from Matt Ebel's post — Kawasaki Versys

        If anyone's interested in a bike maintenance/fuel log I made in Google Sheets, let me know and I'll send you a copy. You can also just download the blank sheet as an .xlsx file and import it into your own Google account here: dMLaQGztF5UB-7CaUp8J5HRvCXJxQ8OEg/pub?output=xlsx

        All you have to do is enter the Periodic Maintenance Chart from your owner's manual and keep a log of the gas, maintenance, and repairs as you ride.

        The sheet automatically tracks your fuel mileage, flags service items that are overdue, and makes a list of items that need to be done soon. It also creates a drop-down list on the Log sheet so you don't have to type everything in manually as you're working on the bike.

        I pull out my phone whenever I'm fueling and update the gas/mileage/date so I never forget the more obscure maintenance items.

        If you want me to make a blank copy and transfer it to your google account, drop me a line.

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          Hi all noob question I couldn t find the wading depth information in the... — Kawasaki Versys

          Hi all, noob question : I couldn't find the wading depth information in the manual of the bike... so was wondering if anyone can share this information.. What is the wading depth of our Versys? If we were going to wade through water (off road, river, flood, etc) what is the maximum depth we can go without causing any damage/potential damage to the bike? I've drawn 3 different colored lines ABC for easy reference... I may have waded thru between B and C today....

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            Coolant overflow issue hello buddies recently I noticed the coolant from the... — Kawasaki Versys

            Coolant overflow issue : hello buddies recently I noticed the coolant from the reservoir is overflowing due to heat and there is substantial overflow from the cap of reservoir tank above radiator .

            KTM-Kawasaki (tied in India initially for support )tried to diagnose the problem :

            We drained the reservoir tank and refilled .

            We checked the pipe connecting reservoir to radiator . (Perfect)

            We noticed bubbles coming in the reservoir after the bike heats up.

            We investigated and thought it's the gasket of radiator cover might had blown due to heat . We replaced the radiator gasket cap , still there are bubble noticed in the reservoir tank upon engine rev .

            Then we removed the gasket cap of radiator and turned the engine on to see if the coolant inside stays stable , but still there are bubbles clearly visible .

            Now KTM doesn't have appropriate tool like "compression testing machine / leak down test " for radiator and engine leakages .

            I went to New kawasaki Service centre in Jogeshwari , they too do not have the right equipment yet and they are expecting equipment to arrive by 28th march .

            To my knowledge this is leakage in radiator or blow out engine which is leaking throw the radiator . I hope these things are covered under warranty .

            Similarly it is possible even the thermostat doesn't kick in at the correct temperature causing the coolant to boil more and eventually coolant overflow . But bubble in the reservoir chamber is very fishy ??

            Does anyone if u had such issues with kawasaki and if her what was the solution . It would be great if u guys can check with technicians who ur familiar with and can help in such issues and give proper guidance .




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              I m at the Kawasaki dealership in Dubai I ve been told that this year they did... — Kawasaki Versys

              I'm at the Kawasaki dealership in Dubai. I've been told that this year they did not order any Versys 650, although they do have the 1,000. I'm gutted.

              I'm going to see what I can do to get our model become more popular. For starters, I'm trying to get all current owners in the UAE to join this group, and then organise a ride-out to make some noise in the market.

              Something else I am asking them, is help to create like an international directory for those of you that travel x-borders.

              All ideas you may have to get the Versys become popular, or things you want on this group that I could ask from them, are welcome.

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                Kawasaki Versys Forks Used — Kawasaki Versys

                Used forks. Forks are serviceable. Threads in working order, nick in one outer slider as shown. All silver. This is both left and right. I also have another silver left fork for 100. Will ship to US addresses, possible Canada or Mexico. Shipping is additional.

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                  Photos from Sujai Joy's post — Kawasaki Versys

                  Hello Guys, Greetings from India.

                  Attaching few pictures of my Versys 650. Thoroughly enjoying the ownership, specially since the Indian market has always had a lack of choices (and even affordability) when it comes to such bikes.

                  Have posted my initial impressions here. (Warning: It's a long post. :D) - 83764-one-bike-tame-them-all-introducing-black-pan ther-my-kawasaki-versys-650-a.html

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                    Hi guys thanks for having me picked up my V1K this week it s the most... — Kawasaki Versys

                    Hi guys thanks for having me, picked up my V1K this week it's the most comfortable bike I've had. A couple questions

                    - Got the Givi 4113 windscreen but having second thoughts about installing because of aesthetics, it's HUGE. Anyone have pics with it installed?

                    - I also got Givi crash bars, is this something I should DIY or take to a dealer, my mechanical experience is almost none, I was reading this means messing with engine mount points and that freaks me a bit since this is a new bike, is this something everyone mounts themselves?

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                      Hi can anyone provide me with some copyright waived photos for the V Homemade... — Kawasaki Versys

                      Hi can anyone provide me with some copyright waived photos for the V. Homemade is better, no rider is ideal.

                      You can add your name to it for credit.

                      I'm starting a small page dedicated to new riders with tips, guides links etc. Hopefully to get more involved.

                      I'll put a link below when I set it up. This is because a lot of newer riders are being taken advantage of in another group and it stops me having to repost my help :)

                      What better places for images than this group.

                      I'm also open to make suggestions too.

                      Edit: The site is now up and running.

                      Although somewhat costly -.-

                      The site URL:

                      It's now live and working. Don't be upset if I haven't used an image. I saved a lot for articles etc.

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                        Photos from Zainalb Celestet's post — Kawasaki Versys

                        I am to enter the US on the last week of Feb through the border of Nogales, Arizona. I have to exit Mexico because my 6 months motorbike temporary permit is expiring on 1/3/2017. Unfortunately I could not get an extension, otherwise I would stay longer in Mexico till winter is over.

                        My plan is to ride in the US, Canada and Alaska for 4 to 5 months. Would be better for me to wait in LA till the winter is over before I start my ride.

                        Anyone out there doing similar routes or interested to meet up? Or any advice to make our ride more interesting? I've been on the road since April 2014, riding from Malaysia to Europe then down to South Africa on Mk 2 Versys and Argentina to Mexico on Mk 3 Versys. I am riding 2 up.

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                          Malayan Railway East Coast Line Ride — Kawasaki Versys

                          Malayan Railway East Coast Line Ride

                          9 - 11 Feb 2017

                          Day 1 9th Feb

                          0800 Cheras - Gemas 160km 2h

                          1030 Gemas - Bahau 41km 41m

                          1000 Bahau - Triang 59km 52m

                          1100 Triang - Mentakab 45km 42m

                          1145 Mentakab - Jerantut 64km 57m

                          1245 Jerantut - Kuala Lipis 60km 56m

                          1345 Kuala Lipis Lunch Break

                          1445 Kuala Lipis - Gua Musang 102km 1h 47m

                          1645 Gua Musang - Taman Negara Sungai Relau Merapoh 32km 34m

                          1715 Arrival at Campsite

                          Day 2 10th Feb

                          0830 Campsite - New Bertam 75km 1h 16m built 1931 Collapsed in 2014 27km - 25m ##Possibility of turning

                          1030 New Bertam - Kemubu Railway Bridge built 1931 Collapsed in 2014 27km - 25m ##Possibility of turning

                          1100 Kemubu Railway Bridge - Dabong 9km 14m

                          1130 Dabong - Kuala Krai 75km 1hr 15m

                          1245 Lunch at Kuala Krai Station

                          1340 Kuala Krai - Tanah Merah 55km 1h

                          1450 Tanah Merah - Pasir Mas 33km 49m

                          1540 Pasir Mas - Wakaf Bharu (Kota Bharu) 12km 24m

                          1610 Wakaf Bharu - Tumpat 17km 21m

                          1645 Tumpat Station - Campsite Pantai Senok 38km 41m

                          1730 Arrival at Campsite Pantai Senok

                          Day 3 11th Feb

                          Campsite - Jeli - Gerik - KL

                          pm if interested.

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