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Old 09-13-2020, 02:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Van - '95 Chevy Astro Cl V8 Swapped
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The new bike - '17 Kawasaki Versys X 300 abs
90 day: 64.78 mpg (US)

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The reason I ask is because I am trying to figure out how I should follow/modify the maintenance schedule for my motorcycle (17 Versys 300). I bought it new in oct 2017 so I'm coming up on the 3 year and ~8500 mile mark. At 3 years it wants me to change the coolant and radiator hose(s). Coolant I see as ok. It takes very little so not a big deal. It seems like overkill with the radiator hose though. Another example would be it wants me to rebuild the master cylinders and calipers every 4 years.

I see the need/desire to make sure everything is in working order since it is a motorcycle (vs car failure), but that just seems a little ridiculous. Every 4 years? Really? I've probably been riding on an oem unit on my other bike (83 KZ1100).

I'm thinking replace coolant (it only holds 1.6 qts) check hoses and bump the brake rebuilding to like 10 yrs/as needed.
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My herd includes:
1973 Fiat 124 Special
1975 Honda Civic CVCC 4spd
1981 Kawasaki KZ750E
1981 Kawasaki KZ650 CSR
1983 Kawasaki KZ1100-A3
1986 Nissan 300zx Turbo 5 spd
1995 Chevy Astro RWD
1995 Mercury Tracer
2004 Chevy Astro AWD
2017 Kawasaki VersysX 300
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