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Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« on: August 26, 2017, 05:33:56 am »
So last friday i took delivery of my 300 XC.
Graham at Madmacs assisted me with the purchase of the shops demo model.
1250 km 2017 model.
Few mods done as follows by the shop.
Wider foot pegs
Crash bars
Mitas tyres front and rear.
Today i will be fitting a set of hand guards.
I will use this thread to keep updates and give feedback on this new generation Small capacity adventyre bikes.
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 06:13:20 am »
Nice bike.  :thumleft:

I would love one for scooting to work and back. just did a price check and at 74k, I think I'll pass.

I still need to find the ultimate scoot for around town.
 

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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 06:50:06 am »
Congrats man!..... I'd  like to see  and test ride one here in Lan , but there's no dealers that have one !?
Kawasaki not well represented in Natal.... Will miss out on sales big time  :3some:
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 07:31:06 am »
Tripple xc, congrats on your bike.
I really loved it as I am sure you can throw it around lekker.
For short traffic commutes and after testing it, the honda and Bmw, I believe it is the best of the lot in my opinion.
I am very interested in how you find it.
Tommy, Perry in Hillcrest have in stock and a demo.
We were going to ride it, but they could not find the key.
fixit, we also found the price a bit stiff.
My son does over 100 km a day commuting and at 100k went for the NC750 with the DCT box, very happy!
We trust that it will handle the high mileage better.

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 09:27:39 am »
Great stuff...look forward to your experiences :thumleft:
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 02:41:36 pm »
Fitted the handguards this morning ànd fitted an aftermarket set from Startline.
Standard handle bar ends turned out to be a mission to get off due to the red loctite used.
Going to get some bushes machined to finish it off properly .
Price wise i got a good deal from Madmacs and ended up paying just under 70k for the demo unit with aftermarket foot pegs,Crash Bars and Mitas tyres front and rear.
Looking at a decent skid plate and centre stand prices as i go along.
The Honda NC is a better commuter but i was looking for an adventure bike .
My bike is permanently dirty as the streets in our area in Darling are dirt and my first farm roads are 2 km away.
Busy getting my riding gear out and dusted off.
Next mission is to get all my tools ,tyre levers and puncture repair kits and tubes are up to spec and to start some rides.
First on my list is Cederberg Oasis 1 nighter back via Citrusdal and Kapteins Kloof  to Piketberg and via Mooreesberg and dirt back to Darling.
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 08:03:00 pm »
Fitted the handguards this morning ànd fitted an aftermarket set from Startline.
Standard handle bar ends turned out to be a mission to get off due to the red loctite used.
Going to get some bushes machined to finish it off properly .
Price wise i got a good deal from Madmacs and ended up paying just under 70k for the demo unit with aftermarket foot pegs,Crash Bars and Mitas tyres front and rear.
Looking at a decent skid plate and centre stand prices as i go along.
The Honda NC is a better commuter but i was looking for an adventure bike .
My bike is permanently dirty as the streets in our area in Darling are dirt and my first farm roads are 2 km away.
Busy getting my riding gear out and dusted off.
Next mission is to get all my tools ,tyre levers and puncture repair kits and tubes are up to spec and to start some rides.
First on my list is Cederberg Oasis 1 nighter back via Citrusdal and Kapteins Kloof  to Piketberg and via Mooreesberg and dirt back to Darling.
Sounds like you are going to make Kawa proud! :thumleft:
Enjoy and safe miles!
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2017, 07:34:07 am »
Some pictures would be nice..... :)
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2017, 08:07:31 am »
Congrats, nice bike :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2017, 07:54:44 pm »
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 08:08:33 am »
Hi TrippleXC - were you the gent in our Store on Saturday morning? (orange headlight protector, etc?)


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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 10:44:36 pm »
No Chris .
Saw your other posts on face book about the Versys products.
The demo i bought already has the side stand larger plate and the wide footpegs .
What is the price on the Luggage rack and a centre stand .
Need to add themat some stge .
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 09:24:56 am »


Quote from: Trippple XC on Yesterday at 10:44:36 pm>No Chris .
Saw your other posts on face book about the Versys products.
The demo i bought already has the side stand larger plate and the wide foot-pegs .
What is the price on the Luggage rack and a center stand .
Need to add them at some stage...


Pricing on the luggage plate (and large pegs and side stand enlarger HERE; http://flyingbrick.co.za/product-category/bikes-2/kawasaki/kawasaki-versys-x-300/
Center stand not yet available in SA (I believe) but will check...
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 10:44:35 am »


Quote from: Trippple XC on Yesterday at 10:44:36 pm>No Chris .
Saw your other posts on face book about the Versys products.
The demo i bought already has the side stand larger plate and the wide footpegs .
What is the price on the Luggage rack and a
centre stand .
Need to add them at some stage .
OK, bad news on the center stands... :(
"Hi Chris
C/Stands for VERSYS 300 XC will unfortunately not be arriving.
Those were not available in time for the closing of the container (for the Sept/Oct shipment)"
So I guess only end of the year, maybe January, unsure, will post here when I find out...
Sorry the news is not better....
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 12:39:36 pm »
How does the Versys 300 compare to the KLR 650 in terms of power delivery? On paper they are about the same HP, but I would presume the thumper pulls better from lower revs or is that not the case?

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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 12:59:44 pm »


Quote from: Trippple XC on Yesterday at 10:44:36 pm>No Chris .
Saw your other posts on face book about the Versys products.
The demo i bought already has the side stand larger plate and the wide footpegs .
What is the price on the Luggage rack and a
centre stand .
Need to add them at some stage .
OK, bad news on the center stands... :(
"Hi Chris
C/Stands for VERSYS 300 XC will unfortunately not be arriving.
Those were not available in time for the closing of the container (for the Sept/Oct shipment)"
So I guess only end of the year, maybe January, unsure, will post here when I find out...
Sorry the news is not better....
Chris & team

How do we get hold of you Flying Brick, I want the Sidestand extender as well as footpegs for my Versys 300..??
 

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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2017, 02:36:14 pm »

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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 08:32:53 pm »
How does the Versys 300 compare to the KLR 650 in terms of power delivery? On paper they are about the same HP, but I would presume the thumper pulls better from lower revs or is that not the case?

Will have to let you know when doing proper dirt.

A very revy motor . If you just run it though the gears on tar and light dirt it puls freely to 6000 rpm.

It loves to be reved and i have let rip running each gear to 12000 rpm and it quickly pulls up to 160 km/ Hr.

On a steep hill and serious wind from the front you can feel it is a smaller capacity motor.

Loving it just have to get used to having to rev it continually.🖒
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 08:34:03 pm »


Quote from: Trippple XC on Yesterday at 10:44:36 pm>No Chris .
Saw your other posts on face book about the Versys products.
The demo i bought already has the side stand larger plate and the wide footpegs .
What is the price on the Luggage rack and a
centre stand .
Need to add them at some stage .
OK, bad news on the center stands... :(
"Hi Chris
C/Stands for VERSYS 300 XC will unfortunately not be arriving.
Those were not available in time for the closing of the container (for the Sept/Oct shipment)"
So I guess only end of the year, maybe January, unsure, will post here when I find out...
Sorry the news is not better....
Chris & team
Thanks Chris and team 🖒
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Re: Kawasaki Versys 300 XC 2017 mods Log and rides feedback
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2017, 06:09:34 pm »
I will just leave this here. Dunno how accurate the testing was down the 1/4 mile but still...