I got this idea from another model specific forum. A list of "common" issues with the bike. This way you can order stuff ahead, support your local dealer, add more parts to an order so you can get free shipping, or just have the peace of mind of knowing that you already have the spare at home. For some of us, that live far away from a Kawasaki dealership, or in a country with poor dealership support, waiting for a part to come to the dealership means waiting for several days, if not weeks.
So, what are the common issues on this bike? I'm thinking:
1. Clutch cable. I've already had one break on my '10 Versys with only 6,000kms. I've seen other posters that have had issues with their clutch cables too.
2. Regulator / Rectifier.
3. Stator - you need the stator cover gasket too.
4. Radiator cap. My '10 started with coolant dripping and over time the coolant boiled. My '14 has just had the dripping. Got a replacement for the '10 in Autozone, can 't recall which car it fit. But from another post, from user Invader, http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...3&postcount=12
we can use: Stant's 10233 or Prestone's RR-33. I cross referenced the Prestone.
5. Air filter. Just including this one as it seems many people are not aware that, even though it is reusable, it has to be replaced every 2 years.
I guess the rattling fairings are a common issue too, but no spares would fix that and not all of us really care about them.
So what else am I missing? Have you had wheel bearing failures, steering head bearing failures, broken brackets holding something or other?