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HOW TO: Change the Air Filter (Video)

Hey everybody! Greetings from across the pond!

I recently ran a little DIY service on my fabulous mk1 Versys and I made a few videos while I was doing it.

For your viewing pleasure, here's the one where I change the AIR FILTER:

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Nice video, thanks for posting. The internet just got smarter.

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awesome job subed oh ya you should do what i do by the way... i also dont have a garage but i dont work in grass (to risky to loose bolts and what not) so i work in my living room its warm dry and harder to loose stuff xD

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Nice! So much work for an air filter though.

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Thank you kindly GiantAntCowboy!
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My pleasure entirely! Always good to share!
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awesome job subed oh ya you should do what i do by the way... i also dont have a garage but i dont work in grass (to risky to loose bolts and what not) so i work in my living room its warm dry and harder to loose stuff xD
Cheers!

I would happily do the work in the lounge, if it weren't for the stairs and the inevitable singledom into which I would be thrown by She Who Must Be Obeyed!

Thankfully, since these videos I've managed to bag a garage!
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Nice! So much work for an air filter though.
It really is! My old Fazer was one bolt at the front of the tank, hinge the tank up, two screws for the airbox and pull out the filter!

Good work Kawasaki!!
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Great job!! finally I have an idea!!

Any chance of doing a video detailed like this one for valve clearance check/adjustment?
I have a vaguely idea, but I'm not brave enough to start

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Cheers!

I would happily do the work in the lounge, if it weren't for the stairs and the inevitable singledom into which I would be thrown by She Who Must Be Obeyed!

Thankfully, since these videos I've managed to bag a garage!
thats what ramps are for and i guess there is an advantage to being gay lol my husband tolerates me building/working on bikes (and parking in for the winter)in the living room.

tho in the end for you it doesnt matter you got a garage lucky

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It really is! My old Fazer was one bolt at the front of the tank, hinge the tank up, two screws for the airbox and pull out the filter!

Good work Kawasaki!!
i like my honda's there just 4 screws on the side if the air box, one clip, and its out. and spark plugs are right there out on the sides i do have to say the versys's oil filter is easier to get to

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Hey everybody! Greetings from across the pond!

I recently ran a little DIY service on my fabulous mk1 Versys and I made a few videos while I was doing it.

For your viewing pleasure, here's the one where I change the AIR FILTER:
Good video, and as per the manual, remember to do this after riding in the rain.
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This is a good time to learn how to disassemble all the armor. Plus I'll put my special sheeting-action detailer's wax on while at it: I'm finally ready after months of safety preparations It's not just a job, it's an adventure!
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tho in the end for you it doesnt matter you got a garage lucky
Haha! You're a privileged man to have that kind of understanding!!

I'd see the bike being carted off to the scrap yard at the lady's behest!

I'm hopeful for the ease of Oil filter removal, as that's next on the list!


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Great job!! finally I have an idea!!

Any chance of doing a video detailed like this one for valve clearance check/adjustment?
I have a vaguely idea, but I'm not brave enough to start
That's actually on the list, after the oil change. But I'm waiting for a completely empty day in case of complications or loss of direction!!

But it shall be done!


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I was planning to cover some of the battle scars by wrapping the panels in carbon effect Vinyl while I had them off (I did that to my last bike too) but didn't get the time to do it. Another thing on the list!


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Nice! So much work for an air filter though.
On the MK2 Versys it's just 2 fairing bolts and one bolt on the side cover by the seat, then two bolts on the tank itself.

Want something ridiculous? Look at how many bolts have to come off the Tiger 800!

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Even my GSX-R needs less stuff removed to get to the air filter!
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I just changed the air filter on my 2012.

First step was to remove the tank. It's much easier on the 2012 than the earlier versions. I disconnected one set of electrical wires and the fuel line but couldn't figure out how to disconnect the wires to the fuel pump

So I just rotated the tank and left them connected.



Then I removed the top of the Air box which was a real PITA. After doing that I discovered that it was all a wast of time. The air filter slides out of the box and only required removing one screw.
So I put the box back together.

The filter wasn't that dirty but I'm going on a trip and wanted to check it.



That cheap little filter costs $40 from Kawasaki so I used this $10 aftermarket filter



I put everything back together with no left over parts and took it for a short ride.

The bike is now ready to head out west.

Now that I have done this once, it will probably only take an hour next time.
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