Kawasaki Versys-X 300

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by shyam334, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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  2. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    ^^^
    Miles driven divided by gas put in.
    Are you going to trust a fuel meter vs.Hard numbers?
    I thought you you were a mechanical engineer.
  3. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    There is always a fudge factor....but pumps are close and tripmeters can be checked.
    You are so sure that dash computer is right? So how do you verify ?
    Setting tripmeters and topping off tanks is the only true way
    If after a few tankful you see consistent results then you can feel comfortable with the results....
    .....both of which can be checked......
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    Buy it from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC .. Less money than from Kawasaki for the same original part number.
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    Fuzzy74 Been here awhile

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    engineer shirt 169..03276_1075105872593616_3036004344122235798_o.jpg
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    Miles ridden divided by petrol consumed is the most accurate way.

    My fuel economy (Africa Twin) ranges from 50- 60mpg on the same section of freeway (I5 South between the 118 and 170 split) at the same speeds. It's the route to work and I traverse it 5 days a week on my bike, invariably at 60- 70 mph. I've kept my speedo at exactly 65 and watched my fuel economy reading many a time. A slight gust of wind, a tailwind, headwind, etc can make a big difference.
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    In my experience on EFI bikes you get better MPG in mountains.

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    I am but a computer controlled machine is always more accurate then a manual machine That is just the facts. Numbers are numbers as long as they are accurate. If you want to believe you can measure more accurately then maybe you can
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    EFI Systems have evolved a lot and are very efficient and can adjust to varying conditions. I haven't found any issues it has very smooth delivery
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    Everything you touch today including your bike exists because of engineers
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    Fuzzy74 Been here awhile

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    The fact that I am an engineer but not full of myself because of it is why I can appreciate the picture I posted and realize there is a significant element of truth to it.
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    ha ha....I love the "engineer pinky steel ring pointing trick" they teach that in engineering school right? I used to love proving engineers wrong when I was in the construction industry. They get so bent out of shape! I have many stories!
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    kojack AMF!

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    OMG...you are a mythical Unicorn...an Engineer who is NOT full of themselves! awesome...I want to shake your hand!!!!
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    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    Just saw a top speed run on YouTube....104 mph....impressive
    Even though I think I saw 119 mph for the Ninja 300.
    I'll trade off a few ponies for roll on real world response any day.
    And speaking of I am amazed how this thing will go right to work on a roll-on
    In 6th gear....Kawasaki knows parallel twins and they dialed this one in nicely.
    Only thing I think I'll change is 1 tooth on engine sprocket.
    I have a V-Strom 650 and believe it is the most versatile bike out there regardless of cost.

    Well this X 300 is a mini Vstrom carrying about 75 lbs. less weight.
    Night and day between the two when you have to pick a line on a sketchy off road section
    I'm just a skid plate away from getting more bold.
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    The shirt was funny

    A lot of the time we are asked to do things with insufficient information, inaccurate data in environments not completely understood. We sometimes feel like a magician. I am sure the person who can take a bunch of sand rocks and cement and create a building or bridge. Or the farmers with a handful of seeds can feed an entire country while dealing with unpredictable weather feel like magicians as well sometimes.
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    Has anyone purchased the Kawasaki top case. I was wondering about the quality. It is a bit pricey. I don't know what the availability is
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    Some vehicles are very accurate, but I've seen a lot that were off buy a few mpg's. Doing your own math will give more accurate numbers.
    (If done properly) Tire wear will have an effect on the numbers also. GPS backup if your'e anal about it.
    Ride safe!
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