Kawasaki Versys-X 300

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

  1. 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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  2. 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
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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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  6. 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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    Possibly the operative word is "STOLE" from a couple hundred feet into private property.
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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.
  10. jgiacobbe

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    Tail light is a 1157. Front marker lights next to the headlight are T10 blade type. I have not checked any of the others.
  11. SoManyFish

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    headlight is h4
    front and rear signals are 10 watt amber T10
    "city" lights are 5 watt T10
    License plate lamp is 5 watt T10
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  13. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    ^^^ don’t think they are 60 watt if that is what you are referring to.
  14. SoManyFish

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    if you look closer at the photo of the lamp in the eBay listing you can see "w16w" on the lamp indicating "wedge-base 16 watts". Presumably 16 watts is the actual power consumption with the "light output equivalent of a 60 watt incandescent lamp". A few of the fellow inmates have installed these in the "city light" position. I don't recall them reporting any issues. I have ordered some for my bike but they have not yet arrived. My concern is not increased power consumption but rather increased heat output. The space in the headlight assembly where the city lights are located is not very large so heat dissipation is a potential issue. But, again, none of the inmates have mentioned any issues so I assume it's no problem.
  15. eakins

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    Yes they are. I posted about those way back when. That is a T10/168/192 wedge bulb and works great anywhere you have a wedge bulb. Light output is awesome. White, red and yellow available and I've used all 3 in different vehicles. That same light is also available in all sorts of other bases too as the light output is that good. Use it for a brake light bulb too.
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    Heat is not an issue what so ever.
    I have those in the very small marker light, just like this bike, on my Vstrom plus same thing on my mp3. If anything the traditional wedge bulb puts out more heat.

    The only issue is some of these bulbs have a slightly wide board tab that needs to be slightly filed if it does not fit in your bulb hole. You'll know and see it if need be. Does not affect the electrical what so ever.

    That and the length could be an issue.
    On my Strom the end of the bulb is very close to the plastic but since heat is no issue it works.
  17. jgiacobbe

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    Lots of looking around last night and I think I found something that said the w16w lights consume 7watts each which is still less than the 10w of the OEM bulb. On the otherhand the actual part number of the bulb in the details of the listing lists 15W. Not worried about heat. LEDs run a lot cooler since you are literally not trying to burn a small tungsten filament in a vacuum to produce radiation. That is kind of why they use so much less power, they make more light and much less infrared radiation.


    I ordered them from Amazon a couple weeks ago. I don't remember if I ordered them from a link that had been posted or just searching T10 LED on Amazon. Are you sure these are similar to what you are using. I see some labelled w5w and others w16w. I ordered some of the w5w labelled T10 bulbs along with some amber T10 w5w bulbs for the signals last night. We will see how they do later this week. Looking to buy some overhead for a heated jacket liner and auxilary lights.
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    Everyone is selling the exact same bulb at different price points of course. I'm betting there is 1 factory in China pumping these out. I've been using this design for years now after seeing one of the more forward thinking LED bulb eBay seller start to carry them. Did have one fail but they are cheap so I bought more to replace. Never going back to old style bulbs. I've tried several LED wedges in the past and these blow those away, even the fancy ones with psudo projector lenses on top.
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    Thanks for the addional info. Its reassuring :-)
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  20. SoManyFish

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    Yeah, one of the problems I've found with buying off-brand stuff manufactured in Asia is that the claims made by the manufacturer or vendor are often unreliable. In this case 16w is supposed to mean it consumes 16 watts of power but it could be 7 w, or 15 w, or something else. The only way to know for certain to measure its power consumption.