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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Bought the Versys

I posted last week that I was considering a Versys and I bought it yesterday.
I was really impressed with the engine. Mine is a 2011 with 250 miles on it. It was covered in 2 years of dust and the tires had about 15 psi in them. Got it cleaned up and aired up. Going for oil, filter, and battery tender today. Also need battery nuts-the previous owner had to replace the battery to get the bike to start because it had been sitting so long and checked last night and discovered that the screws were just pushed into the terminals, the nuts are gone. I still think I got a good deal - $4700. Excited to get some time on the Versys. Do you all have any other suggestions for a bike that has been sitting for 2 years? Thx
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Congrats. How much fuel was in the tank when you looked at it? Did he mention how old the gas was and whether he kept stabilizer in it? I would look in the tank with a flashlight and determine if I wanted to pump most of the fuel out and start fresh.

Good luck with it. Remember to read the owners manual and do the maintenance items that are based on time. A lot of items will say x miles or y time whichever comes first.

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Thx, I will check the fuel when I get back home today. The kawasaki dealer a small bottle of stuff that they said was like seafoam but better. It is made for motorcycles and supposed to clean out the fuel system. Do u think it would b Ok to use that?
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If you are already riding it and is seems to run fine, I would look in the tank, and if the fuel doesn't look cloudy or nasty, I would run that tank out pronto and add fresh fuel with fuel treatment.

If it looks the least bit suspect I would pump it out into a container and put it in a car or truck mixed with fresh gas. You can get a hand pump that is clear hose with a squeeze bulb used to start the flow and then gravity takes over.

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Lube and adjust chain, drain and replace coolant.
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