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canadian model versys in hot country?

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I just realized that my lovely versys dressed in her sexy red skirt is canadian!
now my question is what is the technical changes that kawasaki make for candian consumers? will it be affected if it is driven exclusively in hot weather? i.e for instance my cars conparative analysis will lead me to think that the thermostat will open late for the purpose of keeping the engine very warm...this may be an issue for hot weather..


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The bikes are all the same, regardless of where they are sold and ridden. California models have an evaporative canister added. Kawasaki simply recommends different service intervals depending where the bike is being used. Bikes used in Canada require more frequent valve inspections, for example.
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hello,

I just realized that my lovely versys dressed in her sexy red skirt is canadian!
now my question is what is the technical changes that kawasaki make for candian consumers? will it be affected if it is driven exclusively in hot weather? i.e for instance my cars conparative analysis will lead me to think that the thermostat will open late for the purpose of keeping the engine very warm...this may be an issue for hot weather..


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Canadian Vs UNDERSTAND French.... So, IF you're having a 'little' technical difficulty here, you CAN'T say "maudit..." under your breath, or your bike'll sulk!

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Canadian Vs UNDERSTAND French.... So, IF you're having a 'little' technical difficulty here, you CAN'T say "maudit..." under your breath, or your bike'll sulk!

Lours_Polaire will probably amplify this for you...!

si elle a un probleme je lui botte le cul et lui dirai "vas y avance ma cocotte"
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The only difference between the 48 state model and the Canadian model is the stickers on the frame are in French and English vs English only.

I believe the difference for valve adjustment interval in the manual is for California bikes. Confusingly they abbreviate California as CA.
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Ça d'vrais aller, sacré veinard ... L'ER6 a reçu le radiateur de 40mm plus large de la Versys qu'en 2009. Il se peut qu'il y ai un manque de refroidissement dans les chaleurs extrêmes avec un garde de radiateur qui a pour effet de reduire la circulation d'air. De la bonne huile synthétique aide. Certains utilisent de la W-50 (10W-50, 16W-50, 20W-50) dans de telles conditions.

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I believe the difference for valve adjustment interval in the manual is for California bikes. Confusingly they abbreviate California as CA.
This is not correct. CA refers to Canada. The Versys was available in Canada 2 years before it was sold in California. Not trying to be a dick about this but you'd be wise not to exceed the recommended valve inspection intervals specified for CA models if you live in Canada. Some would say don't even wait that long because many owners have found the valves to already be tight at the first inspection.
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so if I don't live in Canada the interval should be the regular one righr?


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No matter where you happen to be on the planet, valve clearances should be checked as soon as possible. You can't know what your valve clearances settled at after initial assembly and break-in, and what you're running with until you check them... A lack of valve lash clearance reduces crucial heat transfer from the valve.

I already had an exhaust valve just under spec at 0.21mm at only 4600 km. I set them all in middle of range; 0.18mm inlet and 0.26mm exhaust. Now I can ride in peace until I check them again, maybe at about 30,000 km or so.

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Using Silkoline Pro 4 15w-50 which imo provides adequate engine protection in warm climates like Malaysia.

Intend to do a 1st valve clearance check during the next oil change (40K km).

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Your french is rather good guys !

Even some tricky parts in "conjugaison" where avoided
I suspect that some of you were raised in an french speaking evironement !!!!





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Your french is rather good guys !

Even some tricky parts in "conjugaison" where avoided
I suspect that some of you were raised in an french speaking evironement !!!!





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