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Checked my valves this evening and they were with in specs. This is the first Kawasaki I have ever owned that the valves were in spec. All the others were always to tight. Went ahead and put plugs in ,it did not need them but it is torn apart. The Versy is just a work of art. Very easy to check the valves. The more I mess with her the more I like it.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2009, 07:46 PM
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This is truly the motorcycle for the ages. All the other brands need to copy this machine immediately. Where in the hell is Honda? i have never owned a more satisfying cycle - and I am on number ten.
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What mileage are you at, mountainrider?
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I am at 14000 miles and decided that since it is off and on rain this week I would go ahead and get on it. Taking the body work off and the airbox out was pretty easy. Did not even need to use a service manual. It took me a minute to figure out the valve cover comes out the left side. It is easier to put the plugs in while you have the cover off. The timing gears are marked with intake and exhaust settings. It was just to easy. Wonder what the dealerships are charging.


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This is truly the motorcycle for the ages. All the other Japanese brands need to copy this machine immediately. Where in the hell is Honda? i have never owned a more satisfying cycle - and I am on number ten.
Fixed it for ya. Ducati has had the Multistrada for a number of years.
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Fixed it for ya. Ducati has had the Multistrada for a number of years.
That would be a friggin nightmare. I will just keep the Versys.


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Ducati motorcycles rock, but the care and feeding of the Versys is vastly superior.

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As a first bike I have really enjoyed the easy maintenance and infrequent problems (I have had none). The plugs were a little bit of a challenge the first time, but not bad compared to some of the cars I have owned.

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I bought a motorcycle because my wife said that I couldn't! Now I have two and she still says I can't have another one!
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Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have four!
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