Reviews

2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 BoosterPlug Initial Impressions (Review)

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)

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

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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2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 12,000 Mile Long Term Review

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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Kawasaki Versys 650 First 2 Day Ride

Drinking the Kool-Aid Ok, let me get this out of the way…I LOVE my Kawasaki Versys 650. I can totally see why all the reviewers say such good things about this bike….but let me start at the beginning. Background It’s important to know the context from where the reviewer is coming. I won’t go over…

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Triumph Bonneville Shocks Review (Tec Shocks)

http://www.caferacerpodcast.com/podpress_trac/web/1330/0/Episode93oftheCafeRacerPodcast.mp3 BACKGROUND I, like a lot of people want to improve the ride quality of my Triumph Bonneville. In my case it’s the Mag wheeled SE model from 2011. The stock shocks aren’t completely horrible and you can have a pretty good time riding it as is. They seem to handle faster/harder riding pretty well,…

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