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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Another V300 Newbie

Joining the 300 club and looking forward to giving this bike a try. 54 years old and riding mostly local gravel, dirt, and 2 lane pavement. Been on bikes since 6th grade and currently have a Honda 919, a Suzuki Wee-Strom, a KX200 (KDX200-KX125 hybrid), and my old Yamaha DT250. Picking up a red 2018 this week that has 8 miles on it. The guy traded for a Himalayan, which was on my short list as well. Can't have both (right now) so looking forward to giving this Kawi a try.
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https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ber-intro.htmlplease read, please do a second post in this thread you started( if you haven't done so). Thanks
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I think I got the rules. Hope I don't go to Versys jail...or maybe I do...
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I think I got the rules. Hope I don't go to Versys jail...or maybe I do...
aboard and enjoy your new ride - Be safe.

BTW , you are already in Versys Jail.
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I'd post a photo if I had a high enough post count (whatever # that is), but I've been able to get a few miles on even though it's starting to get cold here. We're up to about 260 now, and no, I'm not following the factory recommended break-in.

The bike has SW-Motech crash bars, the Kaw 12 volt outlet, Shinko 804/805 tires, R&G fender eliminator/indicators, wiring/switch for auxiliary lights (w/o the lights), Wolfman tank and tail bags, and maybe one or two other things I'm forgetting.

I really like the bike but there are a few small changes I'll probably make: shorty adjustable levers, tank pads where my knees and the tank bag straps are, grip puppies, shorter bar end caps, and most of all - a seat change. I like hard seats on my dirt bikes, but this thing is a torture device! Possible changes include: Shad side cases, barkbusters, and a skid plate.
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You should be able to post picture by now and free to move around the forum.
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