Kawasaki Versys-X 300

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

  1. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    The one in CR-V takes about 10 minutes to replace, pops right out of the drivers wheel well
  2. Ken in Regina

    Ken in Regina Been here awhile

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    Bullwinkle and I have 42 litre topcases. They handle a full face helmet and jacket with lots of room to spare. Versyses with topcases.jpg

    ...ken...
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  3. Ken in Regina

    Ken in Regina Been here awhile

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    Sorry, forgot to mention why we like the topcases versus other options. They are quick and easy to get stuff in and out of. The size we have can haul a lot of stuff so you can even do a light grocery run if necessary. They don't make the bike a bunch wider like saddlebags do, especially if you get bags that will hold a helmet.

    ...ken...
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  4. Chucksklrst

    Chucksklrst Been here awhile

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    Anybody with a Green 300X, in the Colorado Denver Front Range area want to trade their gray side panels for the black ones that are on my Gray 300X? If so E-mail me. Chucksklrst@aol.com.
  5. SoManyFish

    SoManyFish Been here awhile

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    Limp home mode due to low/irregular fuel pressure? If the fuel was very low the fuel pump would be intaking a mix of fuel and air as the fuel sloshes around in the tank. The result is low or irregular fuel pressure going to the injectors. The ECU may not be able to to compensate resulting in a burn that is too lean or simply varying too much/too quickly. In this scenario the ECU may lower max engine RPM, max vehicle speed, and/or throttle response in order to minimise damage to the emissions control systems (i.e., catalytic converter). Assuming something like this occurred, the ECU should throw one or more 2-digit error code(s) which would help identify the issue.

    The Service Manual section 3 deals with troubleshooting the FI system. To see the codes on the console do the following:
    1. Press the upper left button and the lower left button for more than two
    seconds.
    2. The maintenance code(s) is displayed on the LCD as of a two-digit number in the place where the trip odometer would usually display. If there is more than one code they will cycle through one at a time.

    Code 94 is a "fuel supply system malfunction".

    Some codes will clear themselves while others must be cleared manually. Clearing the codes without Kawi's KDS software is time consuming but not difficult:
    1. Turn on the ignition switch and start the engine.
    2. Hold the idle for more than 30 seconds.
    3. Operate the vehicle for more than 5 minutes at a speed of 40 km / h or more.
    Make sure that the engine runs during procedures 2 and 3 for more than 10 minutes at the
    total.
    4. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
    5. Repeat the above procedures 3 times.
    6. Start the engine and check that the yellow warning light (LED) goes out.

    Hope this helps.
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  6. jgiacobbe

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    Got a Givi E360 on mine. Had a base plate a friend had given me. The base plate bolted right up to the luggage rack. Wish I could find a source for the universal GIVI sidecase racks. I'd rock my E22s on this little beast then. I figure they will come out with bike specific kits at some point.

    Found this PDF on givi website. Shows they have part numbers assigned for panier racks and engine guards.
    https://www.givi.it/pdfEquipaggiamentiMoto.php?modello=Versys_300_/_X-300_(17)&marca=KAWASAKI&lng=en
  7. RedneckRider

    RedneckRider Lost Again !!!

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    Check out the BRE website (Back Road Equipment) That happens to be my X300 in the photo with their topcase rack on it. You can order the topcase rack with or without the case. I like this system because I can swap the case between my x300 and '99 KLR.
  8. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    I already have a Givi topcase I swap between my bikes. I just need Givi to come out with pannier racks for the VX300 so I can share my Givi E22 cases too.
  9. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    21DA9A4C-34B1-4285-BC1F-2FCD1E80D3C6.jpeg Here is my Shad 48.I like Shad because you can open the lid with a
    Hidden latch release without the key.
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  10. Gramp-Z

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    My previous bike , a WeeStrom had saddle bags on it and twice her fat ass gave me trouble . Once riding up alongside my buddy on his Harley bagger where I was not used to the width and once on a trail . I may put soft bags on for extended trips , but my top case is just big enough to lock up my full face and gloves . Hate the look of the top case , but real world handy is hard to argue with .
  11. xplorguy

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    jg, our inmate friend living in Viet Nam recently posted photos of the Givi universal rack on his VX300 and later he or someone else posted a sight where you can order them from out of Japan. I checked it out...they are $115. US funds and about 22.00 for delivery to the states. Depending on how quickly you want the side racks..this may be a good solution.
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  12. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    I saw that. I'm not really keen on ordering from overseas and worrying about customs etc. Couldn't find a US or EU vendor or eBay for those so I am going to wait for the real thing.
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  13. firstshadow

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    This tempts me to put a giant case on mine - I have a shad SH39 on my Yamaha Smax, and I can almost fit my jacket and full size helmet in it, but alas - it's not tall enough to fit both.

    Thanks for the input gentlemen!
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    No customs if declared value <$1,000
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    The GIVI part SBL-2000
  16. Deadlyapollo

    Deadlyapollo Been here awhile

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    Just passing a empty cornfield and found a milkcrate a couple hundred feet in. I whipped around and snatched it up. Going to mount it this weekend. Going full KLR!
    Will post pics when I get the bolts.
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  17. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    you FOUND a milk crate?
    This gives the definition of KLR owners being cheap a whole new meaning.
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  18. Fuzzy74

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    Possibly the operative word is "STOLE" from a couple hundred feet into private property.
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  20. Aleeoop70

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    On a different subject, I am wanting to replace my head, tail, stop and city light lamps with LEDs. I have an owners manual and a shop manual and havent been able to find the lamp types for any of them in the manuals. Does anyone have that info? Oh yeah, the license plate light too. Any help will be appreciated.