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Cleaning out and came across a few things....I have 2 complete sets of front pads,( 2 packs each)  one HH and one organic,..I  also have a new air filter..and a Haynes repair manual..

$75.00 shipped for everything.....

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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Fuel consumption
« Last post by TYKE on November 21, 2020, 07:44:14 PM »
Keis heated under clothing receives excellent reviews   :169: 
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: Pillion comfort with Kawasaki topbox
« Last post by TYKE on November 21, 2020, 07:40:33 PM »
Hiya Donald and a warm welcome to the forum

The Kawasaki luggage is Kappa which is part of Givi.

I know what you mean about the restricted space of the Kappa luggage with back rest fitted, I suppose you could remove the back rest although that may seem a bit dramatic,  I  immediately swapped the Kappa top box on my 2019 Versys for a Givi box which didn't have a pillion backrest and so offered more pillion space

Good luck  with your new bike 
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Fuel consumption
« Last post by dancingweasel on November 21, 2020, 07:39:56 PM »
I average 61mpg, over 18,000 miles. Best = 65mpg, worst=56mpg. I use electric jacket most of the time.
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Pillion comfort with Kawasaki topbox
« Last post by Donald77 on November 21, 2020, 06:05:23 PM »
Hi all,
I have recently swapped my 2013 Versys 1000 for a 2017 Versys 1000. The older bike had an after-market topbox which gave adequate room for a pillion when touring. However the newer bike has a genuine Kawa topbox. The position of the box - which is fixed - holds the pillion in an uncomfortably upright position and in fact the position of the back pad means that the back three inches or so of the pillion seat are not really useable. Anyone else come across this and any "fixes"?? 
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Ride Reports and Touring / Re: 2020 the year of the lock down.
« Last post by Le ptit Quebec on November 21, 2020, 01:42:31 PM »
In August we had 5 days to kill and friends to join for a few day's of ridding. My wife and I went from Paris to Sisteron (in the Alpes) than to St-Raphael and back to Paris, a little 3000km.  :152:

Forget the long straight accross the mountains, I forgot to activate the auto-pause  :756:

https://video.relive.cc/99105872001_relive-tracker_1597508653362.mp4?x-ref=site


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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Fuel consumption
« Last post by TallyRex on November 21, 2020, 10:19:50 AM »
I agree with the headwinds, but the warm-up idle speed (say, 2000 rpms) does not consume much more fuel than a lower one(say, 12-1500 rpms).  It's only a minute or two
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New Members / Re: My Intro from Tulsa
« Last post by TallyRex on November 21, 2020, 10:15:43 AM »
Welcome aboard  :152:
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Fuel consumption
« Last post by Rockdoc on November 21, 2020, 09:50:01 AM »
One thing that hasn't been considered in the fuel consumption discussion is how the colder weather affects the initial running of the engine from cold. Quite simply, the colder it gets the longer it takes to reach an optimal operating temperature so we burn more fuel until the "choke" is finally released and the fuel injected is no longer enriched. IMO that isn't helped by Kawasaki not setting the cooling system up to give a consistent operating temperature, unlike every other liquid-cooled engine I've ever known.

On my BMW K1200LT, I could set the trip computer on miles left and watch the numbers drop rapidly to begin with and then watch them go back up again once the engine was warmed up. In summer the changeover could happen from around a mile from home. On a chilly day it might take ten miles before it even started to increase. All I'm saying is that fuel consumption is greatly affected by the length of the ride in cooler times. Mind you, I find that headwinds are much more of a major issue with bikes. A brisk wind can easily knock 10 mpg off your consumption.

Keith
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Fuel consumption
« Last post by Maverick on November 21, 2020, 09:32:54 AM »
That's UK mileage. US is 45.7 according to Fuelly.
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