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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Sunny FL !!

Hey all, just got my very 1st motorcycle: a 2009 blue Kawi Versys, 10,000mi, Yoshi pipe already on, for 2K$, from a likable seller.

I've started reading already, lots to learn. I was originally looking for a DR650- as I wanted to do my own work. But I couldn't pass up this deal, and really- I probably wouldnt have ridden dirt often at all anyway.

I'm thinking about dropping her off at the shop while I go out of town for the holidays.

Any of you guys know what I might be looking at spending for new plugs, coil sticks, air filter, coolant flush, oil change an battery? And should I get anything else done while it's all apart?

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Welcome, all that stuff is simple to do. You can do it yourself.

Is the bike running? Why do you think you need new coils?


Battery 75.00
Oil & filter. 20.00
Radiator flush 10.00
Plugs. 20.00
Clean re oil air filter (free if you have element oil)
Retail on the ignition sticks about $140.00 retail each

I'm sure you could get the stuff cheaper if you shopped around.

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Thanks turn8a!

Yea it's running fine actually...
I just fin watching the spark plug vid on YouTube.. I suppose I could do it myself...
The coils, I just thought, may as well after taking off the tank and 20 screws etc.

Also, I'm reading that w mail order batteries we have to pour our own acid. Do you guys bother with that? Or just pick up one already mixed from Walmart or a bike shop?

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Thanks turn8a!

Yea it's running fine actually...
I just fin watching the spark plug vid on YouTube.. I suppose I could do it myself...
The coils, I just thought, may as well after taking off the tank and 20 screws etc.

Also, I'm reading that w mail order batteries we have to pour our own acid. Do you guys bother with that? Or just pick up one already mixed from Walmart or a bike shop?


Thanks again


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I have an 2008 with 22600 miles the coils still work great. I just replaced my battery .Went to auto zone ordered online for the discount and picked up at my local auto zone. The battery is a sealed battery.
Also do a search for oil filters .I know some people use others than the oem oil filter.(purolator etc etc)
I also keep my bikes hooked up to a battery tender when not riding. I have a couple different ones but I like the Schumacher maintainer you can get at Walmart for about $20.00 .The service manual is also available in the tech section of the forum.

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Welcome to the forum!

I was recently trying to get stationed in sunny Florida, but instead am now going to Northern Cali. Hope to some day experience Florida. Enjoy the ride!
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No need for new stick coils. All the rest is easy to do yourself. I get my plugs, Motul Coolant and oil off of Amazon. I got a GEL Battery i think it was from Power Motorsports for a little over 60 bucks.

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Welcome! I just got my very first motorcycle last week, so I'm right there with you.
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Changing plugs.....http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ark-plugs.html

Changing oil...http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...il-change.html


Changing Coolant.....Just skip the install part of this....http://piffleco.com/ThermoBob/IM_Versys.pdf

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Thanks turn8a!

Yea it's running fine actually...
I just fin watching the spark plug vid on YouTube.. I suppose I could do it myself...
The coils, I just thought, may as well after taking off the tank and 20 screws etc.

Also, I'm reading that w mail order batteries we have to pour our own acid. Do you guys bother with that? Or just pick up one already mixed from Walmart or a bike shop?

Thanks again


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Might be a good idea to check your valve clearances - QUITE a few of us found it a good idea, as when we checked, some valves were "tight". Then when checked later on (in MY case on my '08, done at 20,429 miles - ALL exhausts were TIGHT as well as two intakes, then set to the 'loose' end of the specs. Then re-checked at 39,501 miles where ALL EIGHT valves were CLOSE to what I'd set at 20K), they stayed pretty consistent.

I can't say at what miles I checked my '09 valves (records are in BC), but my memory seems to be around 6K....

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Congrats on the new bike. Ride safe.
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