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Re: The 176 Mile Versys MK3 Test Ride
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2018, 01:33:53 PM »
 :762: fantastic wright up  :123A: I really love the new options on the versys and would love to upgrade but have only had my 2018 bike 5 months  :157:
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Re: The 176 Mile Versys MK3 Test Ride
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2018, 01:42:05 PM »
Can you use a quickshifter to down shift too?

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Re: The 176 Mile Versys MK3 Test Ride
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2018, 02:14:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by nocny [+]
Can you use a quickshifter to down shift too?

Yes, it blips the throttle to the correct revs so you don't need to do it yourself.

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Re: The 176 Mile Versys MK3 Test Ride
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2018, 03:03:23 PM »
NoCNY as FloydsZ1 says the quick shifter works going and down the gearbox. The auto blipper for down changes is very subtle and as I was limited to 4000 RPM there was no opportunity to give it a serious test.

It worked well for me. I found neutral easy to find from 1st gear when stopped. Trying to find neutral from 2nd, always seemed to result in getting 1st gear, the same as I find on my MK2

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Re: The 176 Mile Versys MK3 Test Ride
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2018, 03:28:18 PM »
You won't be able to go from neutral to second without the rear wheel turning the gearbox. it's called Kawasaki's positive neutral finder system, (or something like that). I think they are the only manufacturer to have this system. They started fitting it from 1972 or there abouts.

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Re: The 176 Mile Versys MK3 Test Ride
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2018, 03:43:26 PM »
Every day is a school day  :763:
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Re: The 176 Mile Versys MK3 Test Ride
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2018, 03:47:19 PM »
I know plenty of people who've strpped their gearbox down more than once  on their z1's and zrx's thinking there's something wrong. 
Kawasaki have done it so it's easy to select neutral when you come to a stop.

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Re: The 176 Mile Versys MK3 Test Ride
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2018, 04:36:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
I know plenty of people who've strpped their gearbox down more than once  on their z1's and zrx's thinking there's something wrong. 
Kawasaki have done it so it's easy to select neutral when you come to a stop.

And a great feature it is .......

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Re: The 176 Mile Versys MK3 Test Ride
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2018, 04:39:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by Himself [+]
Good point - The first 50 miles on the bike were strange. Everything needs a little "exercise" to get it all moving.

Susan (the MK2) has covered 9,000 miles and so everything has a degree of use to account for. I just finished in the garage checking the pre-load and the rebound front and rear - nothing was miles out, as I read elsewhere on the forum, it is worth cranking the read pre-load up to max and then resetting it if only to keep the adjuster working  :002:

The throttle 'feel' on the Mk3 bike is noticeably smoother than previously, even at standstill/ tickover it feels much better, the Mk3 now features electronic throttle valves   :169:   
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Re: The 176 Mile Versys MK3 Test Ride
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2018, 01:51:50 PM »
Thanks for the very informative write up. Awfully tempted to upgrade before the next service is due on my bike (15k)

I dropped in at Greenham Kawasaki on Saturday, and they had three of the Base model in stock. He says they will have a demo of the "Full Monty" in the near furture. I dare say that I will give it a try next year, when the roads are dry and warm...

Its a shame that my Corbin probably wont fit the new bike. Maybe it will, if the new plastic trim along the frame near the seat is removed.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Dave.

 



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