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Gen 1 VS Gen 2 forks

I am talking to Racetech and they tell me that they do not have a gold valve kit or springs for a 2010 and newer Versys as the forks are different

Other than colour and the ABS sensor hole is there any appreciable difference?
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No differences at all, whatsoever... Them Race Tech boys simply haven't gotten around to look at a 2nd gen Versys to confirm it.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...i-versys-parts

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...h-fork-springs

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Just curious how the forks work on the Versys. Does it not already use a spring loaded valve (basically what a racetech cart. emulator is) and not just flow restricting holes for damping? If so what additional benefit would a cartridge emulator have?

I've never touched the forks on my 08 with 23,000 miles and have no issues. Is there any reason to change the fork oil at this point?

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...I've never touched the forks on my 08 with 23,000 miles and have no issues. Is there any reason to change the fork oil at this point?
Probably a pretty good idea. NOT too hard to do. Here's a link to a thread I posted, w/ pics.
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=18069

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