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Old 12-25-2012, 07:54 PM
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The original ones like my 2007 are made In Japan (11th VIN character is an 'A').

I think late model ones are made in Thailand. I'm not sure from which year.

The 1st VIN character 'J' denotes where manufacturer is based (Japan)... "Kawasaki Heavy Industries" (in Japan) is the manufacturer's name stated on your sticker.
2011 was the year Kawa went to Thailand.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:49 PM
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2011 was the year Kawa went to Thailand.
The Versys? My 2009 ER6N was built in Thailand.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:47 PM
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The Versys? My 2009 ER6N was built in Thailand.
Yes ER6N was build in Thailand first before the Versys came into the production line. This is a corporate game Kawasaki did to penetrate ASEAN market as Thailand made bikes are consider local assembled and dont carry high tax. A Japan made bike is considered as CBU- Complete build unit and carries 200% tax where else a Thailand made bike only carries about 50% tax. This is under tariff rates for South East Asian Countries or ASEAN.

Now there is a waiting time for ER6N and the Versys and also the new ZETA 800 which all are assembled in Thailand and its a bit affordable down here.

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:44 PM
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Not an ABS thing hole.
It is for holding the brake line. The ABS cable goes underneath the swing arm. Don't you have that on the US/Thailand made bikes? Mine is a 2010 made in Akashi, Japan.
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That threaded bore is not used on my non-ABS 2007 made in Akashi, Japan.

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Looking at my shop manual it looks like the threaded holes on the swingarm is for a wire hose guide IF you have the ABS. I wish ABS was something I could have gotten on a USA bike.
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Looking at my shop manual it looks like the threaded holes on the swingarm is for a wire hose guide IF you have the ABS. I wish ABS was something I could have gotten on a USA bike.
You do not have to look in your manual. Look at my photo. Where is the US model brake line routed?
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That threaded bore is not used on my 2007 made in Akashi, Japan.
ABS? Not...
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Its for ABS....confirmed.

I have it on my 09 Japan made though my bike is not ABS fitted but it have all the threaded holes and collars to fit ABS-in other words ABS ready.
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So does anyone else that doesn't have ABS have missing paint there, like there was something there when the swingarm was painted?
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So does anyone else that doesn't have ABS have missing paint there, like there was something there when the swingarm was painted?
That's what we're all still wondering about...
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Yeah I bought a hugger and I can't fit it cause I have Speedy's lowering kit.
You can. You just have to cut around the lowering kit a smidge. I had to do the same thing. Took 5 minutes, fits great.
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2011 was the year Kawa went to Thailand.
My 2006 KLX250 was built in Thailand
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You can. You just have to cut around the lowering kit a smidge. I had to do the same thing. Took 5 minutes, fits great.
Any pics?
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That's what we're all still wondering about...
No big deal, just curious. I'll probably have better questions when my farkles start arriving, haha. So far I have engine guards, hand guards and heated grips on the way. Next round will be a taller windshield, side and rear rack and either Seahorse or Hardigg cases.
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KRAP! I found the downside to the Cal emissions package. My new SW engine cage thingy doesn't fit with it. Does anyone know if there is another bar that WILL fit? Otherwise I will either modify the bars or relocate the Cal emissions.
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KRAP! I found the downside to the Cal emissions package. My new SW engine cage thingy doesn't fit with it. Does anyone know if there is another bar that WILL fit? Otherwise I will either modify the bars or relocate the Cal emissions.


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KRAP! I found the downside to the Cal emissions package. My new SW engine cage thingy doesn't fit with it. Does anyone know if there is another bar that WILL fit? Otherwise I will either modify the bars or relocate the Cal emissions.
You can cut the canister cover like this, and it'll fit. (Or you can remove it, reroute a few lines, and you're done...!)
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Thanks for the tips guys. I must have been holding the bar in the wrong place, because where I had it there was NO CHANCE it was gonna fit without cutting the upper U-bolt mount off, or moving the canister quite a bit. I'll go give it another try.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I must have been holding the bar in the wrong place, because where I had it there was NO CHANCE it was gonna fit without cutting the upper U-bolt mount off, or moving the canister quite a bit. I'll go give it another try.
I just moved the canister an inch or so, and the SW bars went right on. Easy peasy.
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