Kawasaki Versys-X 300

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

  1. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    Was riding with some friends this last weekend and a ktm ride picked up about an 8 penny nail in back tire.

    Tube had about a 1.5 inch gash in it.

    No way to repair that.

    Carry spare tubes...

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  2. Dvrguy

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    You need to make sure they have the load resistor in them
  3. ksmoker2

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    Thanks. Good to see, hopefully they come to market pretty soon. I emailed Tourtech, they have no plans to make any accessories at this point. I went with the Mosko Moto Scout V2.0 25L, I think they'll be a good fit. Rode 330 miles today with a buddy on his Super Tenere, think that's my longest one on this bike so far. A combination of back roads, gravel, slab, a little bit of everything. Put 228 miles on the first full tank today, it took 3.8gal and said I had 31 miles left. I now have 3500 miles with about 2600 on the E07s and they are still doing awesome. A few shots from today.

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  4. cyclopathic

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    Well yes and no. My son rode to Alaska on Ninja, and while he was mostly ok, he was very much miserable in places like ToW, Tylor, etc where I had fun on dl650. Stiff suspension, narrow handlebars, rearward set pegs had made simple stuff difficult and hard stuff harder.. imagine not being able to stand up and not having bar leverage. Not sure what kind of mods that Dutch bro had on his R1.

    Agree VX300 is a perfect modern reincarnation of UJM, jack of all trades.


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  5. jgiacobbe

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    I'll find out soon if the ones I bought work. Will let you know. If the don't, I'll just have to find a flasher that works with them.
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  6. firstshadow

    firstshadow Been here awhile

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    Any updates on gearing change error fixes?

    It sure is geared low, I wouldn't mind swapping out the sprockets to get a little more speed out of first.
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  7. inroads

    inroads Go West old man

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    ^^^...A $15 1 tooth up engine sprocket fixed the gearing for me.What it should have come with.

    No errors,no issues.
  8. cyclopathic

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    I would be surprised if you don't need a replacement relay or ballasts.
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  9. SoManyFish

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    You certainly can patch a gash that big if you have a large enough patch. And it will hold if applied correctly. the problem is most "patch kits" contain patches in sizes suitable for bicycle tubes rather motorcycle tubes. While I agree a rider should carry spare tubes I also think a rider should carry a patch kit with proper size patches ( and know how to use it).
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  10. SoManyFish

    SoManyFish Been here awhile

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    UJM?
  11. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Universal Japanese Motorcycle, basically started with the Honda CB 750 I4 machine.
  12. Dvrguy

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    I don’t know how much you paid for the bulbs but might be easier to order some ones that have the load resistor installed search for Canbus compatible
  13. cyclopathic

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    Yeah pretty much standard Japanese do it all bike from 70s and 80s.. not necessarily I4.
  14. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Didn't say only I4's, but that it started with the 750 I4... Owned a bunch over the years. tp

    from Wiki:
    The term "Universal Japanese Motorcycle", or UJM, is a term coined in the mid-1970s by Cycle Magazine to describe a proliferation of similar Japanese standard motorcycles that became commonplace following Honda's 1969 introduction of its successful CB750.
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  15. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    the ujm went from the kz400 twins all the way up to the mighty kz750.
    they all looked alike, the performaces between mfg's with the similar CC's were mighty small.
    but lordy, lordy, lordy did we ride them, crash them, fix them and ride some more.
    no blinkers after a while, tail lights worked some of the time, brake light work most of the time.
    head light was just about a candle in a bucket.
    garbage bags and bunji cords.

    Looking at this lil bike I come to realize how far we have come in just a couple of decades.
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  16. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Yep, and with the retro thing happening now, like the CB1100, and the new Z900RS coming, the UJM may be on the rise again.
  17. imretired

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    Lowering question,
    Which lowering method is better, or doesn't it matter? Which is easier?
    Lowering by changing the dogbones or changing the lower mounting bracket of the mono-shock?
    Thanks
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    garbage bags and bunji cords.

    Ah, I remember that well. That was motorcycle luggage. And who could forget the yellow rubber rain suite? My balls are sweating just thinking about that :yikes
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  19. cyclopathic

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    By how much? I personally prefer Soupy adjustable links, you can always dial it in to exactly right drop and would probably look into shaving that hard seat and putting some thin memory foam.
  20. SoManyFish

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    Thanks. I'd never heard that term before.