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    Default 1986 Kawasaki Voyager

    I have a buddy who is looking at one. Any one know anything about them. It is an older guy who does not ride anymore and seems to be asking a decent price.

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    I had one before the X......was a great bike....gets blown around a bit

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    was it easy to maintain and how was the milage

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    No problem with maintenance (I only had to change the oil and a set of fork seals)....have to remove stuff to get to the forks and such....the rubber rear speaker mounts will break after a year or so (I have some if he needs them)....mileage was much better than the X and had plenty of power. The only complaint I had was getting blown around a bit in the wind/passing semis, but I imagine that is common for a full dressed bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmn1
    I had one before the X......was a great bike....gets blown around a bit


    This is a carbon copy of mine!
    Mine is a 1990. Had it since 93. Great bike!

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    I had an 87 for over 5 years the loved the hell out of that bike. I bought it when I was stationed in Germany and had uncle sam ship it home for me. Sad part was I rolled it and and quite riding because of it (my own fault.) I wish I still owned it and so does the wife. I never had any problems with it had about 30,000 miles on it when I got rid of it. If I remember right, I got about 40 miles to the gallon and it would handle the Autobahn speeds very well. Very smooth ride and great seats, I loved the electronic cruse contol too.

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    Check this out;

    http://www.amervoyassoc.org/

    One simple mod that most everyone agrees on that the Voyager needs is what`s known as a "Super Brace", which stiffens the front forks to eliminate that wallowing that plagues the Voyager.

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    Thank You for all of the replys. The dude is asking 2500.00 for it, but my buddy has not seen it yet nor does he know what the milage is.

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    I had nothing but bad luck with the POS that I had.Every time we took a long trip something expensive went out on it.And I mean every time.Waterpump,Alternator,Starter,Battery.Fixed everything I could find then sold it for what I paid minus all the new parts.When she was good she was good.But when she was bad OH BROTHER.

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    I've got buddies that ride them and they love them. the only problem one guy had was crossing a low water crosssing he ripped the oil filter cover off on a rock. Not really a problem with the bike, just bad luck. Sounds liie a steal on a great bike depending on the shape it's in.

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    A very informative site for the vintage Kawasaki's is www.kzrider.com
    I have two of the old girls....a 1978 KZ1000 Z1R and a 1981 KZ1000J
    They are great old bikes



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