I did mine recently working from the '07 service manual I downloaded.
I could have been more careful with wiping the oil off the header pipe. I opted to clean the air filter, which was pretty dirty.
Going over the motor bolts that were exposed, I didn't even find any to be loose. My chain was still fine. Personally, I think they recommend too small a play adjustment, and I tend to run my chain a bit looser on advise that it helps the suspension work a bit better.
I have that annoying buzz in the fairing and found spots between the black plastic part of the cockpit and the red side fairings that were obviously abraided. I just put some high-tack masking tape in there temporarily to see if it wears through, and is actually something that needs to be padded. Of course, I didn't fix the buzz because I didn't see the better "buzz correcting" instructions here in the forums.
I also checked the frame motor mounts for cracks and didn't see any. I have not yet backed-out the mounting bolts to actually check the static gap.
I didn't find anything wrong with the bike (thankfully).
Today was my first service for the V. I,ve put 552 miles on
it since I made the purchase. I thought it would be a good idea to
back to the dealer and let those guys do the first service. So I
took it in and they wanted to keep it three or four days. I did not want
to let them keep that long just to change the oil and tigthen the chain.
So I purcased the filter and oil 20/50 kawasaki premium oil,and I
know why they call it premium it,s the price you pay for it $6.50
a guart 35$ to change the oil in the V.(thst does include the filter)
Will defenitely swap to Castrol 20/50 next time and also look
for a after market filter. The dealer ship guys did a quick look
chains ok. It seems like Im good to go for while.
One thing that did bring a smile today was when I began to let the
the V graze around 6k rpm,s. I was zipping to 74 mph or so pretty
quickly. After seeing this I will probably be happy with 5k to 8k
range on the V, the little bike is pretty impressive to me.
I have been using Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 for a while now and only now considered changing to the 15W-40 weight. I know OEM Kawasaki oil is 10W-40 but Shell doesn't make T6 in that weight. Would there be any benefits or need to use one weight over the other? I live in California and...
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Hello all. I have a 2015 Versys 650 LT.
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