My first Kawasaki was back in the early 70s. Lived in San Diego. Rode it a lot. I think it was a 400. White and Orange. Loved that bike! :-) ... "Responsibility" took over (newly born son: 1970) and sold the bike (1972). ... sigh ...
Fast forward to 2012. That son, now 44, bought an '86 Honda 600XL early 2012. I followed suit soon December 2012 (hey! Why's he having all the fun?!) with an '85 Honda 600XL. We rode together (thumpers are NOT comfortable on the streets/highways!) and he tinkered on both our bikes. ... We both upgraded in August 2013 (he: 2009 BMW F650; me: 2011 Versys 650). Thus the subject of my post "New (8/2013) & Back today (11/14)"
So, here I am, following his lead (Again!), trying to replace the OEM headlight BULBS with HID BULBS (he's put them into his F650) and not having much success. Thus, I returned to the fold (forum.)
Basically, I wanted to say THANKS to THREE members (for their posts; see below.) BUT, when I tried to post/reply to their thread, I was referred to the "rules" of having to post two times, and have them accepted/acceptable, in the New Members section before I could reply to any thread.
MY POST NUMBER ONE OF TWO:
THANK YOU #1: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...lies/thanx.gif
stlee29! for providing a set of manuals (which I downloaded for close-up, printed pages to help me). Unfortunately they didn't quite give me the best pictures (I think they're for the pre-2011 Versys.) There's something missing in what I want to do. So ... back to Stlee29's post.
THANK YOU #2: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...lies/thanx.gif
Capn Kirk! for providing an updated, 2010 Kawasaki Owners Manual. Just downloaded that one. Nice! ...
And, I realize I'm also learning nomenclature: I have the "Owners Manual" and that's quite rudimentary. What I truly need is a Service Manual. ... a bit more reading and I see someone found one on eBay. ... So, I looked there for a steal. Nothing yet. ... But, I also used Google. BINGO!
THANK YOU #3: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...lies/thanx.gif
TowerMan! :-)) for this: "VERSYS KLE650 2010 2011 SERVICE MANUAL"
Now I'm going back to the garage and see how far I can get with swapping the factory headlight bulbs with the HID bulbs.
... has anyone replaced their OEM bulbs with HID bulbs? It looks to be not a simple swap out! ... ANY HELP / IDEAS to offer?