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2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 BoosterPlug Initial Impressions (Review)

January 12, 2018

Read Boosterplug Installation FIRST IMPRESSIONS I rode for 2-ish hours today. City/traffic until I reached the sweepy farm roads which led to the tighter twisty section near Eatonville, WA. NOTE: My plan is to ride it for a while and update this post if / when I have anything different/more to add so watch this…

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Booster Plug Installation 2015 Versys 650 (No tank removal)

January 11, 2018

I bought the Boosterplug on recommendation from Andy Man Cam, a Youtuber who until recently made a ton of videos of rides on his Versys (extended tours through Europe that are just amazing.)  I looked at schematic/images and noticed the airbox was different on the 2015 bike. The plug is at the back and side…

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Kawasaki Versys 650 Vibration Front Sprocket 16t Conversion

January 6, 2018

Conclusion This is how the Versys should come from the factory. The bike cruises better (freeway) and using the throttle in the sweepers is improved because the greater effect the wheel has in turning the engine.  You’re not fighting the bike as much. A change is coming down from 4K isn’t as harsh when off…

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Late Fall Ride

October 29, 2017

The weather forecast was for two nice clear days hitting mid to high 60’s. I decided to head down to Beaverton once again mainly because once the weather takes a turn for the worse it’ll be much harder to get back down. Day 1 – South to Beaverton, Oregon Day 2 – North to Tacoma,…

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5 Day Fall Ride to Eastern WA & Idaho Part 2

September 30, 2017

<<-Read part 1 Day 3 Spokane, WA to Coeur d’ Alene, ID Today started a little better than expected. I went down to the hotel office to get another coffee packet only to be told there was a breakfast room with coffee. Seriously? The guy yesterday didn’t mention that. Step 1, pack self with food…

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5 Day Fall Ride to Eastern WA & Idaho Part 1

September 28, 2017

Introduction The calendar has ticked down and fall has arrived one more time. Despite the fact this means winter is looming out there ready to flop down over all the twisty roads I love like a wet rag, I love the fall. Normally it’s still pretty nice with a fair amount of sunshine and blue…

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2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 12,000 Mile Long Term Review

September 15, 2017

In Conclusion If you’re like me, you want to cut to the chase and if you’re like me only two questions really matter. Would you recommend this bike to someone you knew? Yes. Would you buy it again? Yes. Introduction/Background I bought my 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT used from a dealership in Oregon in…

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Two days with my Oldest down to the Oregon Coast

September 14, 2017

My oldest son had the week off from work and a couple of days with nothing else planned. “Why don’t we go for a ride?”

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Exploring Snake River Hells Canyon Part 3

September 11, 2017

Read part 1 | Read part 2 Living in reverse Got up early and headed back into Idaho and traveled north along Hwy 95, the same hwy I came down yesterday. The morning was cool but it was clearly doing it’s best to get warm quickly. All along 95 back toward Cambridge I was thinking,…

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Exploring Snake River Hells Canyon Part 2

August 31, 2017

Day 2 Morning in La Grande felt very nice. It was cool but warming quickly so I knew I wouldn’t have to wait too long before getting out the door. The sky was bright, sun shining, the road calling me to hurry it up. I headed south out of town connecting with Hwy 84 for…

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