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Offline Trippple XC

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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2017, 09:24:08 pm »
Some pictures would be nice..... :)
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2017, 10:12:26 pm »
Off to Cederberg Oasis this saturday for a one nigbt ride .👍😎.
Looking forward to it . Have not done dirt in years.
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2017, 05:37:22 am »
Off to Cederberg Oasis this saturday for a one nigbt ride .👍😎.
Looking forward to it . Have not done dirt in years.
Enjoy and have a nice and safe trip.
Waiting to hear how big the grin was. :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2017, 03:56:04 pm »
Gooi some photos!....  Seeing is believing  :laughing4:
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2017, 04:10:59 pm »
I have only heard good things about this bike. The revs would be something to get used to as I do not like revving the tits off something like in my younger days. However; go and have a look on the net and how people rave about the reliability of this machine. It is coming a long way in the Ninja 250, later 300 and also Z300 which was for some reason not selling good in SA. This is in my opinion very good value if you compare it to the 'competitions' in the market.
 
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2017, 04:25:07 pm »
What a rough week . Ended up not doing the trip and had to drive to Upington for a work related emergency .Doing a short dirt rideround Darling area az i want to watch the Binders and the Rossi show .Will try post some pjcs tommorow.Have zorted out all my tubes and repair kit for punctures.See a ride is happening next week to Tankwa.
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2018, 05:11:43 pm »
Long time no post in this thread I know, but do you still have this one Trippple XC? How's it going?
 

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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2018, 08:04:35 pm »
Long time no post in this thread I know, but do you still have this one Trippple XC? How's it going?

Iím also curious although I really havenít heard a single negative opinion. Very tempting with the 4 year service plan and lifetime warrantee from Fire It Up
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2018, 08:52:50 pm »
Jip, starting to look very attractive to me. Will be a commuter mainly. Will go and ride one soon.
 

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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2018, 05:50:19 am »
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2018, 08:30:14 am »






Really Enjoy mine.
 

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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2018, 04:13:09 pm »
Looks like fun!  :ricky:

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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2018, 11:39:28 am »
The more I look at this bike the more I like it.
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2018, 12:54:27 pm »
Ah, lekker man... cannot ignore that green!
 

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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2019, 02:54:45 pm »
Need some feedback on this bike . Thinking of getting one to mess around in the dirt .
 

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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2019, 05:58:10 pm »
Need some feedback on this bike . Thinking of getting one to mess around in the dirt .

I have one, its not a dirt bike, its not really a proper dual sport either...it looks like a dual sport but its more tar orientated, like a GS is.

But its a damn fine scoot..... I have mine for around 5 weeks and done around 2500 km's on it...I bought it to commute on and its a laugh...its great to go back to simplicity.

Mine runs 160 on the clock at 12 000 rpm which is redline, although rev limiter is at around 13 000. it goes real well and cruises easily at 110-120 km/h range with enough power to speed up a bit.

fuel consumption is between 23 to 30 km/l depending on right hand. I am seriously enjoying this little scooter.

these things are a hoot and the motor is reliable even if you have to rev it a bit, have found the power is perfectly acceptable even at lower revs but to get it high speeds its reving at +- 13km per 1000 rpm in 6th.

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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2019, 09:36:03 am »
I also have one.
It has about 18000km on the ODO at the moment.
Use it 80% commuting, the rest dirt roads.

Have a look at this video, it is a stock standard versys on the old postal route.
https://youtu.be/bmXG1h1uUeE

As per the other owners, this bike is a hoot to ride.
Lightweight, with ample wind protection.
Light on juice if you ride at a relaxed pace.
Very simple in that there is very little electronics etc.

Picture of mine below, few mods done, with the best one being the 15 tooth front sprocket.
Going on a week long trip to Richtersveld next week with it.

 
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2019, 10:13:29 am »
That is a good looking bike !!!

Where did you get the bash plate? ??? It's perfect for those very prominent header pipes.




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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2019, 10:15:27 am »
Excellent bikes. Go to the Kawa dealer in Fourways, near Monte Casino. They should let you take one for a test ride.

It was a close toss up between this bike and the Rally for me, and I sometimes wonder if I should not have gone for the 300.
 

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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2019, 10:27:05 am »
That is a good looking bike !!!

Where did you get the bash plate? ??? It's perfect for those very prominent header pipes.

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Got the bashplate from Dual Sport Designs in Wellington.
It is made from 6mm allu with all other mounting hardware in stainless steel.
I had another bashplate before this, but that one failed and almost had me go down in traffic.
It does have a fairly high price, but after seeing the other  options out there I bit the bullet and am very happy so far.

Their website:
http://beveratech.co.za/dual-sport-designs/