So this just happened.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by Clipper, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Clipper

    Clipper Member

    2017 Kawasaki Versys 300.

    Figured this was a good place to ask.

    Anyone have any experience with these bikes?

    Next comes the farkles!
     

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  2. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Congrats and details please. New?
     
  3. Clipper

    Clipper Member

    Hi Murph.

    Bought it new. Been kicking around the idea of getting something I could ride a bit o dirt with. Just dont find the ST or the Z7RS suitable.
    300cc, 2 cylinder, 6 spd, Turd Fly green (obviously)

    There is a huge discussion page about them on the ADVRider forum.

    Dealer only had one. Looked at a used one in Sydney but the guy took it off the market. Dealer in Mirimachi NB had a lower price but time I factored in travel costs, decided to go with local.

    Hope to get some weather to break it in.

    Cheers
     
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Put some knobbies on and let ‘er rip!
     
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  5. Bob

    Bob Active Member

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  6. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    Cool! I was always intrigued by this model. Enjoy!
     
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  7. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    That looks like it could be fun.
     
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  8. Clipper

    Clipper Member

    Not knobby enough I guess?
     

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  9. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    not even close:p
     
  10. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Anyone got suggestions on DS tires for Clipper's Versys 300?
    Edit: Or similar bike, don't mean to single anyone out...
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2019
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Heidenau, MotoZ, Shinko, Dunlop..I don't know pick a price point and availability. A pair of Shinko's would be cheap.
     
  12. Clipper

    Clipper Member

    Thanks for the info. Try and get her broke in and start personalizing.

    Cheers!
     
  13. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Hey Clipper, I forget where you are? Personally I buy all of my tires from Keith at the Toy Box and he's done a great job of finding what I want when I want them as what I run on my 640 are not common tires. He's also good at looking at what options are available depending what you want to run and choosing what will work best. My guess is that fender clearance etc might be an issue but I'm not familiar with your bike. What other farkles are you looking at?

    I'm not looking forward to what tires for the 1100S are going to cost when they need replacement.
     
  14. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Looking at gentle cruisers recently... the CB1100EX and Eldorado tire sizes seemed a bit strange at 18" and 16" respectively. They're only underpowered cruisers after all. Anyone know why they couldn't just make the trad 17" sizes work?
     
  15. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    don't do it!
     
  16. Clipper

    Clipper Member


    Hey Skibum!

    I'm in StJohns and been out to see Keith.

    There will be more purchases I'm sure!

    Clipper
     
  17. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Good stuff, did you get winter tires?
     

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