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Offline uralrob

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Re: 7500 mile service costs....how much!?
Reply #10 on: November 18, 2019, 01:15:48 PM


 The time consuming part of any under tank servicing on the V1K is getting all the plastic off and back on again. Under 4 hours start to finish to do a tbs, change the plugs and check the air filter is very good going imo, especially first time.

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Re: 7500 mile service costs....how much!?
Reply #11 on: November 18, 2019, 07:03:40 PM
Make sure and tell them you want all the used parts they supposedly replaced...can you tell, I really don't have a lot of trust in them

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Re: 7500 mile service costs....how much!?
Reply #12 on: January 03, 2020, 01:26:10 AM
Did you take it in for the 600 mile service? If no, did you find any bolts loose?

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Re: 7500 mile service costs....how much!?
Reply #13 on: January 03, 2020, 08:32:51 AM
I'm just a sceptic, why would iridium spark plugs only last 7500 miles, when in cars they are use for 20 thou+ miles?

Judging by Kawasaki servicing costs it, is simply to make money!

My Versys is at 19000 miles, and like others I do my own servicing which is an oil/ filter change brake clean and a good visual/ spanner check that nothing has loosened off, usually around 4000 miles, with a fresh air filter every 2nd service.

But, as it's winter here in the UK it allows time for a major service including the valve check, and whilst I'm in there I will change the plugs as they are removed during this servicing.

The bike runs a treat, and the only other service item I have changed is the front sprocket at 12000 miles as it was slightly hooked causing the chain to make a little noise.

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Re: 7500 mile service costs....how much!?
Reply #14 on: February 17, 2020, 03:26:02 AM
Only 5K+ on my used 2016. Have put 2K on it myself. Planning a camping trip from Tucson to Denver and back. All secondary roads. Changed oil and filter already and service chain regularly. Probably replace the tires, fixed rear after a nasty mesquite thorn. Looks as radiator clamps have been replaced. Was a locally sold bike and no problems so far. Just wondering what I should service and any parts I should squirrel away for the ride. Also any travel suggestions for Colorado and New Mexico would always be appreciated. Oh, not making this trip until late May, really hate the cold
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Re: 7500 mile service costs....how much!?
Reply #15 on: February 17, 2020, 10:32:57 AM
Don't think you have to do anything with so few miles, except the tires.  BTW - it's cold in the Rockies in May

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Re: 7500 mile service costs....how much!?
Reply #16 on: February 17, 2020, 02:53:54 PM
*Originally Posted by Arizonapackrat [+]
. Also any travel suggestions for Colorado and New Mexico would always be appreciated. Oh, not making this trip until late May, really hate the cold
   Late may it is still cold in the mountains and some higher passes may still be closed. Such as Trail Ridge. Also it has been know to snow in May. Buddy of mine and I got caught in a snow storm over Wolf Creek Pass in late May a few years ago. Had to leave the bikes and hitch Hike back down the mountain until later in the day.  Just keep an eye on CDOT road conditions and weather
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late May in Colorado
Reply #17 on: February 18, 2020, 03:07:59 AM
Looks a bit nippy. Trying to avoid Arizona heat in June/July. Also work slows down then. Is this a typical occurrence in Colorado? Almighty Google sets temps in the 60's during late May. Also want to avoid the massive amounts of turistos. Ain't nothin like a tour bus to ruin a day
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Re: late May in Colorado
Reply #18 on: February 19, 2020, 10:39:27 PM
*Originally Posted by Arizonapackrat [+]
Is this a typical occurrence in Colorado? Almighty Google sets temps in the 60's during late May. Also want to avoid the massive amounts of turistos. Ain't nothin like a tour bus to ruin a day

Snow can hit in the high country any time through the end of May, and even later.  However, that doesn't happen every single year and most of those storms are short-lived affairs and are usually restricted to the higher elevation levels and high mountain passes.  Generally, the weather service is pretty good about projecting the potential storms 1 - 2 days out.  That doesn't mean there might be cold rains at lower elevations.

If you are going all backroads, you cannot avoid Red Mountain Pass or Wolf Creek, plus a couple others depending on your route.  If you are on a tight schedule, you may end up trying to beat mother nature.  Otherwise, you might have to take an extra day or two for the weather to clear up.

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Re: late May in Colorado
Reply #19 on: February 21, 2020, 12:09:18 AM
*Originally Posted by jmason [+]
Snow can hit in the high country any time through the end of May, and even later.

If you are going all backroads, you cannot avoid Red Mountain Pass or Wolf Creek, plus a couple others depending on your route.

I was riding on Wolf Creek last summer around the middle of June and experienced 35 degrees with hail and then snow at the summit. It was 80 degrees at the bottom of Wolf Creek just minutes earlier. I remember it well as the bicycle race called RAAM was going on at the same time. These guys will bicycle from coast to coast almost non-stop.

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