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I have bought a 2010 model few days ago and starting a long but fun process of fixing the bike after previous owner(he was a lazy man). now it is on 20100 Km mark.
That's already done:
* Clutch cable replacement. Clutch adjustment.
* Hunting for a crickets in the dashboard. Still in the process.
* Cleaning the chain, kickstand, under the seat areas.

On TODO list:
*Changing the front brake pads.
* Bleeding the rear brake and replacing the braking fluid ( it feels very week at the moment. Catching up only close to the and of the pedal's travel)
* Replacing the coolant and cleaning inside the coolant reserve tank. There is some white substance on the walls of the coolant tank.
* Replacing the air filter. Cleaning the old one, if possible.
* Inspecting the valves clearance.
* Fixing the dashboard with soft tape.

Any hints on what else to pay attention? Or any hints on the up cumming maintenance?
 

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I have bought a 2010 model few days ago and starting a long but fun process of fixing the bike after previous owner(he was a lazy man). now it is on 20100 Km mark.
That's already done:
* Clutch cable replacement. Clutch adjustment.
* Hunting for a crickets in the dashboard. Still in the process.
* Cleaning the chain, kickstand, under the seat areas.

On TODO list:
*Changing the front brake pads.
* Bleeding the rear brake and replacing the braking fluid ( it feels very week at the moment. Catching up only close to the and of the pedal's travel)
* Replacing the coolant and cleaning inside the coolant reserve tank. There is some white substance on the walls of the coolant tank.
* Replacing the air filter. Cleaning the old one, if possible.
* Inspecting the valves clearance.
* Fixing the dashboard with soft tape.

Any hints on what else to pay attention? Or any hints on the up cumming maintenance?
You covered the main ones, the valve shim and fluid change in the brakes should be top priority. I would also do a stator test if you have time, very simple , due to the age of the stator, converting to a series regulator may or may not be a good idea, just throwing that out as recently there has been a number of new members with MK-1 & MK-2 bikes with stator failure. https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/13-member-only-group-rides-other-topics/218489-stator-testing-polaris-4016868-low-h-beams-dead.html

Also there is step by step instructions on the valve shim in the How To Forum https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/74-how-forum/121402-valve-shim-check-valve-timing-valve-adjustment.html
 

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Thank you for advice. Tomorrow is the holiday in Finland. Will test the starter's voltages.
Also will probably go around the wiring as i have noticed some old dried insulating tape.

Do you think it is a good idea to replace the ole cable insulation with a thermal heat shrink tubes?
IMHO it will be better, then stock insulation. Stock wiring looking rather messy.
 
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