Just got my break-in service done on my new leftover 2017 Versys 1000 LT today.
I'm coming off a 2007 BMW R1200RT that I loved and put 86k miles on. Had that thing all farkled up, just the way I wanted it.
Time to start a new project!
This is not my first Kawasaki. I owned a 1990 KLR Tengai for 17 years. (I tend to keep bikes a long time...)
Been a while, but I think I still remember how to take care of a chain.
So far I'm really liking the big Versys, but there are things that need some attention.
The "wind screen" is a silly contraption. I'm researching aftermarket.
The seat, I hated at first, but after 700 miles it seems to be getting more comfortable. Still waiting on the wife's judgement.
I am getting used to the throttle. It can be pretty jumpy until you get used to it. I am (mostly) pretty smooth with it now...
I am looking forward to learning more, and hearing about how others have farkled their Versys.
The only real gripe I have about it is... It's black. Apparently, here in the US all the silver ones got bought up. Are you paying attention Kawasaki? BRING BACK THE ORANGE!
Maybe I'll paint it. (one of these days...)
Oh, I'm located in Southern California.