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stupid question?

Keep in mind there are no stupid questions and this could have been answered already I just haven't read it...
What are the two tabs or brackets with threaded holes in them on the right side of the frame just below the gas tank? They are not on the left side...
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Hi Motorcyclist,

Think you refering to this. Don't know, too.
However seen 2 V biker fix their Hella two tone horn using those 2 tab.

The truth is somewhere out there. For me, Thanks for the question.
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That is indeed a brilliant question... They are there to secure ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) components, if applicable.
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There is another on the top of the right hand side swing arm, by the end of the lower end of the shock-also for ABS.

Don't worry we won't need them in the US at least for a while.

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Thanks Cyclist...Was up at a rally last weekend and was asked that exact question by at least 4 gixxer drivers. Dopey me shrugged shoulders and said something about the aftermarket turbo...Hmmm turbo V

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That is indeed a brilliant question... They are there to secure ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) components, if applicable.
Thanks for the info...that sounds right. I went to the dealer I bought my Versys from and they didn't have a clue...the parts guy or the mechanic. I think I'll take my bike somewhere else for service...
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Good luck finding another shop that understands the Versys well. I asked my parts man if the filter was the same on my Versys that i just bought from them that day as the Ninja 650R as they share the same engine. He looked at me and asked a couple times while looking. "what kind of Bike?" Told him i just bought it off the floor and they had it from last year. He did finally figure it out. They just don't have a clue on this bike here as they don't sell but one. I can understand his confusion somewhat and he was almost as old as me so i will cut him some slack. Younger mechanics there are better. I have too much throttle play so will have to discuss that with them. Had the same issue on the new Classic 1600. Never in all my years have i had a bike actually prepped from the dealer. Just about the same joke as the 600 mile service. Factory gives a big check list they are supposed to do. All most do is change the oil and filter. Is that about the same as the rest of you recieve?

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Mine too had too much play - the owner's manual gives a GOOD run down on how to fix it (probably 15 to 20 minute job).
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The oil filter is the same for most of the bikes in Kawasaki's line.
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Yes i saw that in the owners manual on how to elimate the play but i think the dealer should do it for me. I e-mailed the sales manager right away and made him aware of it so when i take it in for the 600 mile service i will have them do it. They should have checked it from the start. They serviced it out. If they try to charge me for it then i will raise a stink. I bought three bikes new from them so i don't think they want to make me mad especially in these hard times.

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The throttle free play is very easy to adjust, in less than a minute. Just pull down on the throttle cable up behind the ABS mount tab close to the throttle bodies. Loosen the plastic locknut by hand, unscrew the lower section while holding the top of adjuster, then check resulting freeplay. Tighten locknut by hand and tuck cable back up in place.
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