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  • Page 1 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 2 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 3 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Quick Reference Guide HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE This Quick Reference Guide will SAFE OPERATION assist you in finding the information you’re looking for. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT STORAGE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE A Table of Contents is included after the Foreword.
  • Page 4 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 5 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual NOTICE Whenever you see the symbols shown below, heed their instructions! NOTICE is used to address prac- Always follow safe operating and main- tices not related to personal in- tenance practices. jury. DANGER NOTE DANGER indicates a hazardous...
  • Page 6 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual FOREWORD Congratulations on your purchase of a new Kawasaki motorcycle. Your new mo- torcycle is the product of Kawasaki’s advanced engineering, exhaustive testing, and continuous striving for superior reliability, safety and performance. Please read this Owner’s Manual carefully before riding so that you will be thoroughly familiar with the proper operation of your motorcycle’s controls, its fea-...
  • Page 7 However, there may be minor differences between the actual product and illustra- tions and text in this manual. All products are subject to change without prior notice or obligation. KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. Motorcycle & Engine Company © 2012 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Jun. 2012. (1) http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIFICATIONS....... Right Handlebar Switches....34 SERIAL NUMBER LOCATIONS..12 Engine Stop Switch ...... 34 LOCATION OF PARTS ....... 13 Starter Button ....... 35 LOADING AND ACCESSORIES Brake/Clutch Lever Adjusters... 35 INFORMATION ........ 16 Fuel Tank Cap ........
  • Page 9 System (California model only) ..107 SATISFACTION ......170 Valve Clearance ....... 108 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS ..176 Kawasaki Clean Air System ..... 109 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION..177 Air Cleaner ........110 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....178 Throttle Control System ....111 LOCATION OF LABELS.....
  • Page 10: Specifications

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS PERFORMANCE Minimum Turning Radius 2.7 m (8.9 ft) DIMENSIONS Overall Length 2 125 mm (83.7 in.) Overall Width 840 mm (33.1 in.) Overall Height 1 330 mm (52.4 in.) Wheelbase 1 415 mm (55.7 in.) Road Clearance 180 mm (7.1 in.)
  • Page 11 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SPECIFICATIONS Cylinder Numbering Method Left to right, 1-2 Firing Order Fuel System FI (Fuel Injection) Ignition System Battery and coil (transistorized ignition) 10° BTDC @1 300 r/min (rpm) ∼ 33° BTDC @5 000 Ignition Timing (Electronically...
  • Page 12 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SPECIFICATIONS Driving System Chain drive Primary Reduction Ratio 2.095 (88/42) Final Reduction Ratio 3.067 (46/15) Overall Drive Ratio 5.473 @Top gear Gear Ratio: 2.438 (39/16) 1.714 (36/21) 1.333 (32/24) 1.111 (30/27) 0.966 (28/29) 0.852 (23/27)
  • Page 13 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SPECIFICATIONS Rim Size: Front J17M/C × MT3.50 Rear J17M/C × MT4.50 Fuel Tank Capacity 19 L (5.0 US gal) ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Battery 12 V 10 Ah Headlight: High Beam 12 V 55 W Low Beam...
  • Page 14: Serial Number Locations

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SERIAL NUMBER LOCATIONS SERIAL NUMBER LOCATIONS The engine and frame serial numbers are used to register the motorcycle. They are the only means of identifying your particular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer. when ordering parts.
  • Page 15: Location Of Parts

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOCATION OF PARTS LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Clutch Lever 7. Spring Preload Adjuster (Front Fork) 2. Left Handlebar Switches 8. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster 3. Meter Instruments (Front Fork) 4. Ignition Switch/Steering Lock 9. Right Handlebar Switches 5.
  • Page 16 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOCATION OF PARTS 1. Headlight/City Light 7. Seat 12. Brake Caliper 2. Turn Signal Light 8. Helmet Hook 13. Front Fork 3. Spark Plugs 9. Tool Kit/Storage 14. Shift Pedal 4. Air Cleaner Compartments 15. Side Stand 5.
  • Page 17 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOCATION OF PARTS 1. License Plate Light 5. Rear Shock Absorber 10. Muffler 2. Tail/Brake Light 6. Spring Preload 11. Rear Brake Light 3. Rebound Damping Adjuster (Rear Shock Switch Force Adjuster (Rear Absorber) 12. Rear Brake Pedal Shock Absorber) 7.
  • Page 18: Loading And Accessories Information

    Kawasaki Parts Accessories, and accessories you add to your Kawasaki has no control over the motorcycle be genuine Kawasaki design or application of accessories. components. In some cases, improper installation or use of accessories, or motorcycle...
  • Page 19 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION in carrying cargo, passengers and/or 3. All baggage should be carried as in the fitting of additional accessories. low as possible to reduce the effect The following general guidelines have on the motorcycle center of gravity.
  • Page 20 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOADING AND ACCESSORIES INFORMATION 6. Do not install accessories or carry designed or installed items can re- baggage that impairs the perfor- sult in an unsafe riding condition. mance of the motorcycle. Make 9. This motorcycle was not intended to...
  • Page 21: General Information

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION Meter Instruments A. Water Temperature Warning Indicator Light B. Oil Pressure Warning Indicator Light C. RESET Button D. Neutral Indicator Light E. MODE Button F. High Beam Indicator Light G. Left Turn Signal Indicator Light H.
  • Page 22: Tachometer

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Tachometer The tachometer shows the engine Engine r/min (rpm) should not speed in revolutions per minute (r/min, be allowed to enter the red zone; rpm). On the right side of the tachome- operation in the red zone will ter face is a portion called the “red...
  • Page 23: Digital Meter

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Digital Meter A. Clock B. Odometer C. Trip Meter A D. Trip Meter B E. Push MODE Button NOTE For safe operation do not press the A. Fuel Gauge MODE button while riding.
  • Page 24 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION • mph·km/h Display - Display the odometer in the digital mph·km/h Display can alternate be- meter. • tween English and metric modes (mph The mph·km/h display shifts by push- and km/h) in the digital meter. Make...
  • Page 25 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION • The mph·km/h display shifts as fol- Clock - lows. To adjust the hours and minutes: • Turn the ignition key to “ON”. • Push the MODE button to display the clock. •...
  • Page 26 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION • • Push the RESET button. The hour Push the RESET button. Both the display only blinks. Push the MODE hour and minute displays start blink- button to advance the hours. ing again.
  • Page 27 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Odometer - Trip Meter - The odometer shows the total dis- The trip meters show the distance in tance the vehicle has been ridden. This kilometers traveled since they were last meter cannot be reset.
  • Page 28 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE The data is maintained by the back -up power if the ignition key is turned off. When the trip meter reaches 999.9 (TRIP A) or 9999.9 (TRIP B) while running, the meters reset to 0.0 and continues counting.
  • Page 29: Warning/indicator Lights

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Gauge - The fuel in the fuel tank is shown by the number of segments displayed. When the fuel tank is full, all the seg- ments are displayed. As the fuel level...
  • Page 30 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION off soon after ensuring that its circuit : When the headlight is on high functions properly. The warning indi- beam, the high beam indicator light cator light also goes on whenever the goes on.
  • Page 31: Key

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE This motorcycle has a combination Do not let the engine continue key, which is used for the ignition running when the warning indi- switch/steering lock, seat lock, and fuel cator light blinks. Prolonged en- tank cap.
  • Page 32 Contact your Kawasaki dealer to pur- chase additional spare keys either us- ing your original key as a master or us- ing the key code on the tag or your key.
  • Page 33: Ignition Switch/steering Lock

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Ignition Switch/Steering Lock Engine off. All electrical This is a four-position, key-operated circuits off. switch. The key can be removed from Engine on. All electrical the switch when it is in the OFF, LOCK, equipment can be used.
  • Page 34: Left Handlebar Switches

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Left Handlebar Switches If you leave the P (Park) position on for a long time (one hour), the battery may become totally discharged. A. Dimmer Switch B. Turn Signal Switch C. Horn Button D.
  • Page 35: Dimmer Switch

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Dimmer Switch Horn Button High or low beam can be selected When the horn button is pushed, the with the dimmer switch. When the horn sounds. headlight is on high beam ( ), the Passing Button high beam indicator light goes on.
  • Page 36: Right Handlebar Switches

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Right Handlebar Switches If you leave the switch on for a long time, the battery may be- come totally discharged. So be careful not to use the hazard lights for more than 30 minutes.
  • Page 37: Starter Button

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Brake/Clutch Lever Adjusters There is an adjuster on both the Although the engine stop switch brake and clutch levers. Each adjuster stops the engine, it does not turn off has 5 positions so that the released all the electrical circuits.
  • Page 38 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION A. Adjuster A. Adjuster B. Mark B. Mark C. Brake Lever C. Clutch Lever http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 39: Fuel Tank Cap

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Fuel Tank Cap To open the fuel tank cap, pull up the key hole cover. Insert the ignition key into the fuel tank cap and turn the key to the right. To close the cap, push it down into place with the key inserted.
  • Page 40: Fuel Tank

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Fuel Tank The following octane rating gaso- Gasoline is extremely flammable line is recommended for the fuel tank. and can be explosive under cer- Avoid filling the tank in the rain or where...
  • Page 41: Fuel Requirement

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE of a gasoline is a measure of its resis- tance to detonation or “knocking”. The California model only: Never fill Antiknock Index is an average of the the tank so the fuel level rises Research Octane Number (RON) and into the filler neck.
  • Page 42 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Fuels Containing Oxygenates Gasoline frequently contains oxy- If engine “knocking” or “ping- genates (alcohols and ethers) espe- ing” occurs, use a different cially in areas of the U.S. and Canada brand of gasoline of a higher which are required to sell such refor- octane rating.
  • Page 43 When operating your in unleaded gasoline include TAME Kawasaki for 30 to 60 days, mix a (up to 16.7%) and ETBE (up to fuel stabilizer (such as STA-BIL) 17.2%). Fuel containing these oxy- with the gasoline in the fuel tank.
  • Page 44: Stand

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE Stand The motorcycle is equipped with a Never store this product with side stand. “gasohol” in the fuel system. Before storage it is recom- mended that you drain all fuel from the fuel system. See the Storage section in this manual.
  • Page 45: Seat

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE Seat The motorcycle is equipped with a Seat Removal side stand switch. This switch is de- Insert the ignition key into the seat signed so that the engine does not lock, located on the seat cover.
  • Page 46 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Seat Installation Install the seat in the reverse order of removal. • Place the tabs into the matching slot and receptacles. • Insert the hook at the rear of the seat into the lock on the frame.
  • Page 47: Helmet Hooks

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION • Helmet Hooks Push down the rear part of the seat until the lock clicks. Helmets can be secured to the mo- • Pull up the rear end of the seat to torcycle using the helmet hooks located make sure it is securely locked.
  • Page 48: Tool Kit/u-shaped Lock Compartment

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION WARNING Tool Kit/U-Shaped Lock Compartment Riding with helmets attached to The tool kit is stored under the seat. the hooks could cause an ac- The kit contains tools that can be help- cident by distracting the oper-...
  • Page 49: Rear View Mirror

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Rear View Mirror Rear View Mirror Adjustment • Adjust the rear view mirror by slightly moving only the mirror portion of the assembly. • If the rear visibility can not be as- sured by moving the mirror, loosen the upper locknut and turn the stay by hand.
  • Page 50: Windshield

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION • Windshield Remove the wellnuts and rivets, and The windshield can be adjusted install them in the positions to suit within 3 positions in height to suit the the rider’s preference. After adjust- rider’s preference.
  • Page 51 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Windshield Position 1 Windshield Position 2 A. Windshield A. Windshield B. Bolts B. Bolts C. Wellnuts C. Wellnuts D. Rivets D. Rivets http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 52 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual GENERAL INFORMATION Windshield Position 3 A. Windshield B. Bolts C. Wellnuts NOTE Keep the uninstalled rivets in a safe place. http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 53: Break-in

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual BREAK-IN BREAK-IN The first 1 600 km (1 000 miles) that the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the break-in period. If the motorcycle is not used carefully during this period, you may very well end up with a “broken down” instead of a “broken in” motorcycle after a few thousand kilometers.
  • Page 54 During break-in, avoid sudden and maximum braking and acceleration, and hard cornering. In addition to the above, at 1 000 km (600 miles) it is extremely important that the owner have the initial maintenance service performed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 55: How To Ride The Motorcycle

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Starting the Engine Without holding the throttle grip, push • Check that the engine stop switch is the starter button to start the engine.
  • Page 56 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE the engine to stop automatically and the FI warning indicator light to blink The motorcycle is equipped with a when the motorcycle falls down. Af- starter lockout switch. This switch is...
  • Page 57: Jump Starting

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Jump Starting If your motorcycle battery is “run Do not let the engine idle longer down”, it should be removed and than five minutes, or engine charged. If this is not practical, a 12...
  • Page 58 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE DANGER Connecting Jumper Cables • Remove the seat (see Seat section Battery acid generates hydro- in the GENERAL INFORMATION gen gas which is flammable and chapter). explosive under certain con- •...
  • Page 59 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE DANGER Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can cause burns and pro- duce hydrogen gas which is highly explosive. Do not make this last connection at the fuel system or battery. Take care not...
  • Page 60: Moving Off

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTICE Moving Off • Check that the side stand is up. Do not operate the starter con- • Pull in the clutch lever. tinuously for more than 5 sec- •...
  • Page 61: Shifting Gears

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE Shifting Gears • Close the throttle while pulling in the The motorcycle is equipped with a clutch lever. side stand switch. This switch is de- • Shift into the next higher or lower signed so that the engine does not gear.
  • Page 62 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING Downshifting at high speed can make the rear wheel skid and cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death, as well as cause the engine to overrev and damage it.
  • Page 63 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Vehicle speed when shifting Shifting up km/h (mph) Shifting down km/h (mph) 15 ( 9) 30 (19) 25 (15) 25 (15) 35 (21) 20 (12) 45 (27) 15 ( 9)
  • Page 64: Braking

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Braking For emergency braking, disregard • Close the throttle completely, leav- downshifting, and concentrate on ing the clutch engaged (except when applying the brakes as hard as pos- sible without skidding.
  • Page 65: Stopping The Engine

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Stopping the Engine • Close the throttle completely. • Shift the transmission into neutral. • Turn the ignition key to “OFF”. • Support the motorcycle on a firm, level surface with the side stand.
  • Page 66: Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE Stopping the Motorcycle in an 2. During removal of the air cleaner, Emergency dirt is allowed to enter and jam the Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been fuel injection system. designed and manufactured to pro-...
  • Page 67: Parking

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING Parking The engine and exhaust system WARNING get extremely hot during normal Operating or parking the vehi- operation and can cause serious cle near flammable materials can burns. cause a fire, and can result in...
  • Page 68 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE NOTE and the motorcycle is not close to any source of flame or sparks; this When stopping near traffic at night, includes any appliance with a pilot you can leave the taillight on for light.
  • Page 69: Catalytic Converter

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE WARNING Catalytic Converter This motorcycle is equipped with a Operating or parking the vehi- catalytic converter in the exhaust sys- cle near flammable materials can tem. The converter reacts with car-...
  • Page 70 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE • Use only unleaded gasoline. Never air/fuel mixture flowing out of engine use leaded gasoline. Leaded gaso- excessively accelerates reaction in line significantly reduces the capabil- the converter allowing the converter ity of the catalytic converter.
  • Page 71: Safe Operation

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SAFE OPERATION SAFE OPERATION Safe Riding Technique The points given below are applicable for everyday motorcycle use and should be carefully observed for safe and effective vehicle operation. For safety, eye protection and a When riding always keep both helmet are strongly recommended.
  • Page 72 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SAFE OPERATION In general your actions should In wet conditions, rely more on the be smooth as sudden acceleration, throttle to control vehicle speed and braking or turning may cause loss less on the front and rear brakes.
  • Page 73 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SAFE OPERATION Do not downshift at too high an Avoiding unnecessary weaving is r/min (rpm) to avoid damage to the important to the safety of both the engine from overrevving. rider and other motorists. http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 74: Daily Safety Checks

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SAFE OPERATION Daily Safety Checks Check the following items each day before you ride. The time required is minimal, and habitual performance of these checks will help ensure you a safe, reliable ride. If any irregularities are found during these checks, refer to the Maintenance and Adjustment chapter or see your dealer for the action required to return the motor- cycle to a safe operating condition.
  • Page 75 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SAFE OPERATION Tires ......Air pressure (when cold): Front 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm², 32 psi) Rear 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi) Install the air valve cap. Drive Chain ....Slack 25 ∼ 35 mm (1.0 ∼ 1.4 in.) Lubricate the drive chain if dry.
  • Page 76 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SAFE OPERATION Side Stand ....Return to its fully up position by spring tension. Return spring not weak or not damaged. Refer to the “Daily Safety Checks” caution label attached on the rear fender rear.
  • Page 77: Additional Considerations For High Speed Operation

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SAFE OPERATION Additional Considerations for High Speed Operation Brakes: The importance of the brakes, especially during high speed operation, cannot be overemphasized. Check to see that they are correctly adjusted and func- tioning properly. Steering: Looseness in the steering can cause loss of control. Check to see that the handlebar turns freely but has no play.
  • Page 78 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual SAFE OPERATION WARNING Handling characteristics of a motorcycle at high speeds may vary from those you are familiar with at legal highway speeds. Do not attempt high speed operation unless you have received sufficient training and have the required skills.
  • Page 79: Maintenance And Adjustment

    Please note that Kawasaki cannot assume any responsibility for damage result- ing from incorrect or improper adjustment done by the owner.
  • Page 80: Emission Control Information

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION To protect the environment in which we all live, Kawasaki has incorporated crankcase emission (1) and exhaust emission (2) control systems in compliance with applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.
  • Page 81 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Evaporative Emission Control System The evaporative emission control system for this vehicle consists of low per- meation fuel hoses and fuel tank. 3. Evaporative Emission Control System (California) Vapors caused by fuel evaporation in the fuel system are not vented into the atmosphere.
  • Page 82 Owner’s Manual at your own expense. The Kawasaki Limited Emission Control System Warranty requires that you re- turn your motorcycle to an authorized Kawasaki dealer for remedy under warranty. Please read the warranty carefully, and keep it valid by complying with the owner’s obligations it contains.
  • Page 83 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED: Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof: (1) the removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, re-...
  • Page 84: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Periodic Maintenance Chart 1. Periodic Inspection (Engine Related Items) Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (Engine Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75)
  • Page 85 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (Engine Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Fuel leak (fuel hose • •...
  • Page 86 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever comes *Odometer Reading first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation Every (Engine Items) (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Radiator hoses • • • •...
  • Page 87 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Periodic Inspection (Chassis Related Items) Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Chassis Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Items)
  • Page 88 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Chassis Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Items) Drive chain • • • –...
  • Page 89 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Chassis Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Items) Brake system: Brake fluid leak •...
  • Page 90 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Chassis Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Items) Brake operation (effectiveness, • • •...
  • Page 91 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Chassis Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Items) Front forks/rear 133, • • •...
  • Page 92 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Operation (Chassis Every (0.6) (3.75) (7.5) (11.25) (15) (18.75) (22.5) Items) Headlight • • • year aiming - inspect Side stand •...
  • Page 93 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Periodic Replacement Frequency Whichever *Odometer Reading comes first km × 1 000 (mile × 1 000) Page Every Change/Replacement Items (0.6) (7.5) (15) (22.5) (30) Air cleaner element - replace 2 years # (e) •...
  • Page 94 • K Spark plug - replace (e) K: Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. *: For higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here. #: Service more frequently when operating in severe conditions: dusty, wet, muddy, high speed, or frequent starting/stopping.
  • Page 95: Engine Oil

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Oil Oil Level Inspection • In order for the engine, transmission, If the oil has just been changed, start and clutch to function properly, main- the engine and run it for several min- tain the engine oil at the proper level, utes at idle speed.
  • Page 96 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • If the motorcycle has just been used, If the oil level is too high, remove the wait several minutes for all the oil to excess oil through the oil filler open- drain down.
  • Page 97 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Oil and/or Oil Filter Change • Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop it. • Place an oil pan beneath the engine. • Remove the engine oil drain bolt. A. Oil Pressure Warning Indicator Light A.
  • Page 98 • Remove the oil filter and replace it with a new one. NOTE A. Oil Filter If a torque wrench or required Kawasaki special tool is not avail- able, this item should be serviced by a Kawasaki dealer. http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 99 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE Apply a thin film of engine oil to the packing and tighten the oil filter to the Replace the gasket with a new one. specified torque. Tightening Torque Tightening Torque...
  • Page 100 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT *Kawasaki Performance Oils and Although 10W-40 engine oil is the Lubricants have been specifically en- recommended oil for most condi- gineered for your vehicle. Consistent tions, the oil viscosity may need to...
  • Page 101: Cooling System

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Cooling System Radiator and Cooling Fan - Using high-pressure water, as Check the radiator fins for obstruc- from a car wash facility, could tion by insects or mud. Clean off damage the radiator fins and im- any obstructions with a stream of pair the radiator’s effectiveness.
  • Page 102 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Coolant - period of time, the cooling system ac- Coolant absorbs excessive heat from cumulates rust and scale in the water the engine and transfers it to the air jacket and radiator. This will clog up at the radiator.
  • Page 103 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE NOTICE If hard water is used in the sys- Permanent types of antifreeze on tem, it causes scale accumula- the market have anti-corrosion tion in the water passages, and and anti-rust properties. When it...
  • Page 104 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE Coolant Level Inspection • Situate the motorcycle so that it is Check the level when the engine is perpendicular to the ground. cold (room or atmospheric tempera- • Check the coolant level through the ture).
  • Page 105 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Coolant Filling Remove the bolts. • • Remove the seat (see Seat section Clear the projections from the grom- in the GENERAL INFORMATION mets, and remove the right middle fairing forward.
  • Page 106 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • NOTE Remove the cap from the reserve tank and add coolant through the In an emergency you can add wa- filler opening to the F (Full) level line. ter alone to the coolant reserve tank,...
  • Page 107 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Install the right middle fairing as fol- Install the right side cover as follows. • lows. Fit the projections to the slots. • • Fit the projections to the slots.
  • Page 108: Spark Plugs

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spark Plugs Coolant Change Have the coolant changed by an au- The standard spark plug is shown in thorized Kawasaki dealer. the table. The spark plugs should be replaced in accordance with the Peri- odic Maintenance Chart.
  • Page 109: Evaporative Emission Control System (california Model Only)

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Evaporative Emission Control System (California model only) This system routes fuel vapors from the fuel system into the running engine or stores the vapors in a canister when the engine is stopped. Although no ad-...
  • Page 110: Valve Clearance

    Valve clearance for each valve should be checked and adjusted in accordance with the Periodic Mainte- nance Chart. Inspection and adjustment should be done by an authorized Kawasaki dealer. http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 111: Kawasaki Clean Air System

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Kawasaki Clean Air System the air suction valve is prevented from The Kawasaki Clean Air System returning. Inspect the air suction valve (KCA) is a secondary air suction sys- in accordance with the Periodic Main- tem that helps the exhaust gases to tenance Chart.
  • Page 112: Air Cleaner

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Air Cleaner Oil Draining • A clogged air cleaner restricts the en- Inspect the drain hose located on the gine’s air intake, increasing fuel con- rear side of the engine to see if any...
  • Page 113: Throttle Control System

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Throttle Control System Check the throttle grip play in accor- Oil on tires will make them slip- dance with the Periodic Maintenance pery and can cause an accident Chart, and adjust it if necessary.
  • Page 114 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Inspection Adjustment • • Check that the throttle grip play is Loosen the locknut at the upper end correct by lightly turning the throttle of the throttle cable, and turn the grip back and forth.
  • Page 115 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • If the throttle grip play cannot be ad- Turn out the accelerator cable ad- juster until a play of 2 ∼ 3 mm (0.08 justed with the accelerator cable ad- ∼...
  • Page 116: Engine Vacuum Synchronization

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Engine Vacuum Synchronization Idle Speed Engine vacuum synchronization The idle speed check should be per- must be checked and adjusted period- formed in accordance with the Peri- ically in accordance with the Periodic...
  • Page 117 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Adjustment Open and close the throttle a few • Start the engine, and warm it up thor- times to make sure that the idle oughly. speed does not change. Readjust if •...
  • Page 118: Clutch

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Clutch Check the clutch lever play as shown Due to friction plate wear and clutch in the figure. cable stretch over a long period of use, the clutch operation should be checked...
  • Page 119 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Adjustment Loosen the locknut, and turn the ad- juster at the clutch lever so that the WARNING clutch lever will have the proper play. • If it cannot be done, loosen the lock-...
  • Page 120 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING DANGER The engine and exhaust system Exhaust gas contains carbon get extremely hot during normal monoxide, a colorless, odor- operation and can cause serious less poisonous gas. Inhaling burns. Never touch a hot engine...
  • Page 121: Drive Chain

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Drive Chain Chain Slack Inspection • The drive chain slack and lubrica- Set the motorcycle up on its side tion must be checked each day be- stand. • fore riding the motorcycle, and in accor-...
  • Page 122 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the drive chain is too tight or too Chain Slack Adjustment • loose, adjust it so that the chain slack Remove the cotter pin, and loosen will be within the standard value.
  • Page 123 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain adjusters evenly. • If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain adjusters evenly.
  • Page 124 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • WARNING Rotate the wheel, measure the chain slack again at the tightest position, Misalignment of the wheel will and readjust if necessary. result in abnormal wear, and may • Install a new cotter pin through the...
  • Page 125 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING NOTE When inserting the cotter pin, if the A loose axle nut can lead to an slots in the nut do not align with accident resulting in serious in- the cotter pin hole in the axle shaft, jury or death.
  • Page 126 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wear Inspection of the 21st pin. Since the chain may • Remove the bolts to take off the chain wear unevenly, take measurements cover. at several places. • If the length exceeds the service limit, the chain should be replaced.
  • Page 127 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING NOTE Sprocket wear is exaggerated for il- For safety, use only the standard lustration. See Service Manual for chain. It is an endless type and wear limits. should not be cut for installa- tion;...
  • Page 128 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Lubrication Apply oil to the sides of the rollers so Lubrication is also necessary after that it will penetrate to the rollers and riding through rain or on wet roads, or bushings.
  • Page 129: Brakes

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Brakes Brake Fluid - In accordance with the Periodic Main- Brake Wear Inspection tenance Chart, inspect the brake fluid Inspect the brakes for wear. For each level in both the front and rear brake...
  • Page 130 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Fluid Level Inspection • The brake fluid level in the front brake fluid reservoir must be kept above the line (lower level line) next to the gauge and that in the rear brake fluid...
  • Page 131 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • WARNING If the fluid level in either reservoir is lower than the lower level line, check Mixing brands and types of for fluid leaks in the brake lines, and brake fluid can reduce the brake fill the reservoir to the upper level system’s...
  • Page 132 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE Fluid Change Have the brake fluid changed by an First, tighten until slight resistance is authorized Kawasaki dealer. felt indicating that the cap is seated on the reservoir body, then tighten...
  • Page 133: Brake Light Switches

    • The brake light should go on when the front brake is applied. • If it does not, ask an authorized Kawasaki dealer to inspect the front brake light switch. A. Brake Pedal B. 10 mm (0.39 in.) • If it does not, adjust the rear brake light switch.
  • Page 134 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Adjustment To adjust the rear brake light switch, • Disconnect the connector. move the switch up or down by turn- ing the switch body. A. Connector A. Rear Brake Light Switch B.
  • Page 135: Front Fork

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Front Fork If there is any doubt about the front The front fork operation and oil leak- fork, it should be checked by an au- age should be checked in accordance thorized Kawasaki dealer.
  • Page 136 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT On the top of each front fork leg is Spring Preload Adjustment • a spring preload adjuster and on the Turn the spring preload adjuster into spring preload adjuster of the right...
  • Page 137 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rebound Damping Force Adjustment The standard setting positions of the • Turn the rebound damping force spring preload adjuster and rebound adjuster all the way into the spring damping force adjuster for an average...
  • Page 138: Rear Shock Absorber

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Rear Shock Absorber The rear shock absorber operation and oil leakage should be checked in accordance with the Periodic Mainte- nance Chart. Rear Shock Absorber Inspection • Press down on the seat several times to inspect the stroke.
  • Page 139 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Spring Preload Adjustment Position The spring preload adjuster on the Spring Action —— Strong rear shock absorber has 7 positions. The standard setting position for an average-build rider of 68 kg (150 lb) with no passenger and no accessories is No.
  • Page 140 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT with no passenger and no accessories is as follows: Rebound Damping 5 clicks* Force Adjuster *: out from the fully seated position A. Rebound Damping Force Adjuster • Turn the rebound damping force ad- juster towards the H mark to make the damping force greatest.
  • Page 141: Wheels

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Wheels Tubeless tires are installed on the wheels of this motorcycle. The indica- tions of TUBELESS on the tire side wall and the rim show that the tire and rim are specially designed for tubeless use.
  • Page 142 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Tires - Installing a tube inside a tube- Payload and Tire Pressure less-type tire can create exces- Failure to maintain proper inflation sive heat build up that can dam- pressures or observe payload limits for...
  • Page 143 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tire pressure is affected by changes Tire Air Pressure (when cold) in ambient temperature and altitude, Front 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm², 32 psi) and so the tire pressure should be Rear 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi)
  • Page 144 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • In accordance with the Periodic Minimum Tread Depth Maintenance Chart, measure the 1 mm — Front depth of the tread with a depth (0.04 in.) gauge, and replace any tire that...
  • Page 145 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Standard Tire (Tubeless) Make, Type: Tires that have been punctured DUNLOP, SPORTMAX and repaired do not have the Front RADIAL D221FAG same capabilities as undam- Size: aged tires and can suddenly fail,...
  • Page 146: Battery

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT WARNING Battery The battery installed in this motorcy- Mixing tire brands and types can cle is a sealed type, so it is not nec- adversely affect handling and essary to check the battery electrolyte cause an accident resulting in level or add distilled water.
  • Page 147 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT type of battery and ambient temper- Self-discharge ature. As temperature rises, so does Approx. number of days the discharge rate. Every 15°C (59°F) from 100% charged to doubles the rate. 100% discharged...
  • Page 148 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Sulfation occurs when the battery is Current Drain left in a discharged condition for an ex- Days from Days from tended time. Sulfate is a normal by 100% 100% Discharging product of the chemical reactions within...
  • Page 149 Do not use an au- If the above chargers are not avail- tomotive-type quick charger that may able, use equivalent one. overcharge the battery and damage it. For more details, ask a Kawasaki dealer. NOTE Leaving battery connected Battery Charging - •...
  • Page 150 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Battery Removal • Remove the seat (see Seat section Never remove the sealing strip, in the GENERAL INFORMATION or the battery can be damaged. chapter). Do not install a conventional •...
  • Page 151 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Take the battery out. Put a light coat of grease on the ter- • Clean the battery using a solution of minals to prevent corrosion. • baking soda and water. Be sure that Cover the red cap.
  • Page 152: Headlight Beam

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Headlight Beam Vertical Adjustment The headlight beam is adjustable ver- Horizontal Adjustment tically. If adjusted too low, neither low The headlight beam is adjustable nor high beam will illuminate the road horizontally. If not properly adjusted far enough ahead.
  • Page 153 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTE On high beam, the brightest point should be slightly below horizontal. The proper angle is 0.4 degrees be- low horizontal. This is a 50 mm (2.0 in.) drop at 7.6 m (25 ft) measured...
  • Page 154: Fuses

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Fuses Remove the bolt. • Fuses are arranged in the fuse box Clear the projections from the grom- located under the seat. The main fuse mets, and remove the left frame is mounted on the starter relay behind cover upward.
  • Page 155 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • Remove the cover by removing the Disconnect the connector. bolt. A. Main Fuse B. Spare Fuse A. Cover C. Connector B. Bolt http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 156 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • WARNING Install the left frame cover as follows. • Fit the projection to the slot. Substituting fuses can cause • Fit the projections to the grommets. wiring to overheat, catch fire •...
  • Page 157: General Lubrication

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT General Lubrication Apply motor oil to the following Lubricate the points shown below, pivots - • with either motor oil or regular grease, Side Stand • in accordance with the Periodic Main- Clutch Lever •...
  • Page 158: Cleaning Your Motorcycle

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Cleaning Your Motorcycle Apply grease to the following points - General Precautions • (K) Clutch Inner Cable Upper End Frequent and proper care of your • (K) Throttle Inner Cable Upper Ends...
  • Page 159 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • WARNING Be sure the engine and exhaust are cool before washing. Build-up of debris or flammable • Avoid applying degreaser to seals, material in and around the vehi- brake pads, and tires.
  • Page 160 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT components and damage your mo- a soft cloth or sponge to wash your torcycle. motorcycle. If needed, use a mild de- • Avoid spraying water in delicate greaser to remove any oil or grease which build up.
  • Page 161 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • • After cleaning your motorcycle, If the boot is damaged, replace it with check the rubber boot covering the a new one. If the boot is not posi- shift pedal ball joint for correct instal- tioned in the groove correctly, place lation.
  • Page 162 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT several times. This helps the brakes headlight. Gradually the condensa- dry and restores its normal operating tion on the inside of the lens will clear performance. off. • Lubricate the drive chain to prevent rusting.
  • Page 163 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT NOTICE use non-abrasive products and apply them according to the instructions on Plastic parts may deteriorate the container. and break if they come in con- Windshield and Other Plastic Parts tact with chemical substances...
  • Page 164 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT should be washed with a mild neu- The sidewalls of tires and other rub- tral detergent and finished with a spray ber components should be treated with polish. Aluminum wheels, both painted...
  • Page 165: Bolt And Nut Tightening

    In accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart, it is very important to check the tightness of the bolts and nuts listed here. Also, check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good condition. Please ask your authorized Kawasaki dealer for torque values.
  • Page 166 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 1. Front Fork Clamp Bolts 2. Footpeg Stay Bolts 3. Tandem Grip Mounting Bolts 4. Front Fender Bolts 5. Brake Disc Mounting Bolts 6. Caliper Mounting Bolts 7. Engine Mounting Bolts and Nuts 8.
  • Page 167 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 1. Rear Shock Absorber Bolts 2. Rear Master Cylinder Mounting Bolts 3. Brake Pedal Bolt 4. Muffler Body Mounting Bolts 5. Exhaust Pipe Manifold Holder Nuts 6. Front Axle 7. Front Axle Clamp Bolt...
  • Page 168: Storage

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual STORAGE STORAGE Preparation for Storage • Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly. • Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, shut it off, and drain the engine oil. WARNING Motorcycle oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of used oil properly. Con- tact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible re- cycling.
  • Page 169 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual STORAGE WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con- ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Turn the ignition key to “OFF”. Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks;...
  • Page 170 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual STORAGE • Put a cover over the motorcycle to keep dust and dirt from accumulating on it. Preparation after Storage • Remove the plastic bags from the muffler. • Install the battery in the motorcycle and charge the battery if necessary.
  • Page 171: Troubleshooting Guide

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE • Engine Does Not Start - Incorrect spark plug gap • Starter Motor Won’t Turn Incorrect valve clearance • • Engine stop switch off No first turning the ignition key to •...
  • Page 172: Your Warranty/owner Satisfaction

    You can find the warranty period in the Kawasaki Limited Warranty Certificate your Kawasaki dealer provided to you at the time of sale. The warranty does not cover the cost of regularly-scheduled maintenance. The warranty also does not apply to the normal wear of items such as tires, brake pads, transmission drive belts, chains, sprockets, etc.
  • Page 173 Much of the warranty coverage offered by the limited warranty can be extended by purchasing Kawasaki’s Good Time™ Protection Plan (GTPP). See your Kawasaki dealer or go to Kawasaki.com for more information if you don’t already have the GTPP. What Am I Responsible For? You are responsible for maintaining your vehicle according to the maintenance schedule shown in this owner’s manual.
  • Page 174 Whether you do it yourself or take your vehicle to a Kawasaki dealer, be sure to record your service in the Maintenance Record section of this Owner’s Manual.
  • Page 175 Kawasaki if the repair is one that will be covered by the limited warranty. The dealership will also file all necessary paperwork. The dealership is responsible for correctly completing any necessary repairs, whether they are covered by the lim- ited warranty or not.
  • Page 176 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual YOUR WARRANTY/OWNER SATISFACTION Kawasaki will work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. No autho- rization for warranty work can be given until your vehicle has been inspected by a Kawasaki dealer. What if I am not Satisfied With My Warranty Service? If you aren’t satisfied with your dealership’s repair work or operations, it is best to...
  • Page 177 Want to Contact Kawasaki? This owner’s manual should answer most of your questions about your Kawasaki. Your Kawasaki dealer should either be able to answer any other questions you might have immediately or be able to find the answer for you.
  • Page 178: Reporting Safety Defects

    If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Kawasaki Motors Corpora- tion, U.S.A.
  • Page 179: Environmental Protection

    Con- sult your authorized Kawasaki dealer or local environmental waste agency for their proper disposal procedure. This also applies to disposal of the entire vehicle at the end of its life.
  • Page 180: Maintenance Record

    Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE RECORD MAINTENANCE RECORD Owner Name..................Address ....................Phone Number ................... Engine Number .................. Vehicle Number.................. Key Code .................... Selling Dealer Name ................Phone Number ................... Warranty Start Date ................Note: Keep this information and a spare key in a secure location.
  • Page 181 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 182 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 183 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 184 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual MAINTENANCE RECORD Odometer Date Maintenance Performed Dealer Name Dealer Address Reading http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 185: Location Of Labels

    Therefore, it is very important that all warning labels be on your vehicle in the locations shown. If any label is missing, damaged, or worn, get a replacement from your Kawasaki dealer and install it in the correct posi- tion. NOTE 1.
  • Page 186 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOCATION OF LABELS 2. Brake Fluid (Front) 3. Brake Fluid (Rear) 4. Daily Safety Checks http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 187 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOCATION OF LABELS 5. Tire and Load Data 6. Important Drive Chain Informa- tion 7. Noise Emission Control Informa- tion 8. Battery Poison/Danger 9. Weight and Manufacture http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 188 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOCATION OF LABELS *10. Vacuum Hose Routing Diagram *11. Fuel Level *: only on California model http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 189 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOCATION OF LABELS (1) only on California model http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
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  • Page 193 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOCATION OF LABELS (10) only on California model http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
  • Page 194 Kawasaki Versys 650 Owner's Manual LOCATION OF LABELS (11) only on California model http://www.motorcycle.in.th...
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