Today, I was doing some research about Valve Adjustment for my Versys 650 but something caught my attention.
You know Google tend to suggest what you wants to search for based on the popularity, and the Kawasaki Versys 650 Value Problem/Issue was the one showed up...
Looks like this topic has become major discussion/concern in several forums/countries but as far as I can tell, Kawasaki didn't issue any recall yet.
My previous bike, the 2nd Gen V-Strom from Suzuki was actually being checked by the dealer under recall (free of charge) and the result was fine... that gives me peace of mind and I know there won't be something out of order when I am riding 90 mph on freeway (excepts for human error or other factors)
Now, I wonder why Kawasaki is not issuing any sort of recall?
According to the results I saw, this seems to be a major and common issue for ER6 engine family.
Unfortunately, except for doing valve adjustment, there is no way we can do (like a proactive check).
Does this valve issue worries you?
What is your thought and have you heard from someone you know or experienced this issue yourself (hopefully no)?
Or this is just another thing people over-discussed/over-reacted?
I love my Versys and enjoyed riding it a lot, but this issue kind of stop me from riding it and thinking about selling it
Hopefully there is some remedy or work-around to prevent this from happening...
Ride safe folks!