I just bought the new Kawasaki Rouser 220cc and I am looking for any and ALL ways to modify and improve this bike. I welcome any and ALL suggestions! Thank you!
congrats on the new ride sir. welcome to mcp as well. maganda sigurong unahin tires.. after nun, stay stock nalang. mostly, invest in safety gears.
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welcome sa mcp at congrats sa new bike mo sir
tama sila, stay stock. wala na dapat imodify at improve yung 220cc imo.
punta ka rin sa kawa thread
at try mong tumambay sa RCP para makita mo ng personal ang mga mods ng mga kasamahan namin
at least sila muna ang sumubok kaya di ka na pwedeng magkamali
at search mo rin sir sa Kawasaki Bajaj Rouser 200/ 220 thread version 34 napo kami
at try nyong magbackread ng konti lang tyak marami kayong matutunan...
add ko narin kailangan po natin maging aware sa safety natin as a rider so sana po ay mag-invest tayo ng safety gears.
gawin po natin ito hindi lang para sa sarili natin kundi para sa mga nagmamahal sa atin...
as in complete battle gears bago ang pagmodified sa atin love motors...
hindi naman kailangan madaliin slowly but surely ika nga...
Welcome po sa MCP at congrats sa New Rouser nyo Ride safe sir Godbless...
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Tama mag gasta muna sa riding gear while still you have warranty spend wisely not only voting him. Kasi isipin nyo rider skin versus steel car ang laban sa kalsada. Iwas tapilok din kung may tamang riding boots or shoes ka. Akala ng iba maporma ang motorista nde po protection lang natin ito para sa buhay natin.
Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome and your thoughts and comments, I really appreciated reading them! I have owned several bikes over the years back in America such as the Honda Hurricane 1000cc, Kawasaki Ninja 1100cc, Suzuki GSX-R 1100, Honda V65 Magna and several others. I started riding when I was 7 on a Suzuki RM 80cc back in 1976! So needless to say, I am an experienced rider. However, riding here in the Philippines in a whole new ball game to me! I was going to buy a used bike around 750cc but after seeing the jeepney and tricycle drivers... I decided on a smaller more maneuverable bike but with some power and found the Kawasaki Rouser to be just what I was looking for. I plan to take the advise that most of you have given me regarding keeping the bike stock throughout the 6 month warranty period. However, during that 6 month period I am want to research my initial thoughts and concerns.
1. I'd like to raise the handle bars about 6 inches because after 30 minutes or more of riding, my hands start to hurt and even become numb from the weight of slightly leaning forward on them.
2. The seats definitely need more padding.
3. Me personally, I'd like to get wider rims and tires, preferably "Metzler" if they have them here in the Phils.
4. I will surely take the advise to get the Mono Shocks, that has been the best for as long as I can remember.
5. I found that the bike has no storage other than for a small tool kit. I'd like to add something but nothing to large or bulky such as the huge black boxes that i have seen on a few bikes. It looks like a Shakey's deliver man. LOL :-)
6. I would really like to add a wider and talller ferring in which to possibly add a small stereo. Something like the Honda Goldwing but not as big and bulky.
7. I would also like to add a custom skirt such as in the following URL.
8. I plan to use the bike for longer rides as well and was considering Highway Pegs to be able to extend and stretch my legs out.
9. After the warranty period, I want to have some engine work (bore .030 over), etc. done to increase the HP.
Ok, so I want alot :-) ... but I want to be completely happy with my ride. Once again gentlemen, your thoughts and comments are truly welcome! Also, please "try" to only reply in English. My wife is tired of translating for me. LOL :-)
Last edited by Kanorider69; November 29th, 2010 at 10:28 AM.
I have requested that "if possible", can you please reply in English.
I am from Canada and just bought a Kawasaki 220. I live in Lucena City. I also started riding a bike since I was 10 but last 18 years in North America I never rode one. So I have this brand new Rouser 220 sitting in my garage that I bought yesterday. Thoughts racing through my head a lot more than the rubber racing through the streets.
If you come to Lucena I would like to meet up with you. Let me know.
Check this out anyway. I dont know anything about these guys but I found this on sulit.
Hi, Names Lee, I also have a 220 and I live in Tacloban City. There are no parts here so I have to improvise when I can. I have had my bike since last July and here are some thoughts. I am used to riding much larger bikes but agree with you that here a lighter more nimble bike is the ticket. I modified the exhaust as the factory one is extremely restricting. I could not find a system here so I bought a aftermarket muffler, cut and opened the attaching flange and welded it to the existing exhaust pipe. I cut off the small recycle box (attached to pipe toward the front) and welded the hole and ground it smooth. I used a washer for fill to keep the weld from penetrating into the pipe. Results were good but had to run the bike a little richer to get the full benefit. I cut the shifter and welded in a extension ( I have big feet) to make shifting a little easier. If I knew where I could get an over sized piston I would bore the cyl. I may pull the head to increase the flow but would rather wait to find a oversize piston. I will go to mono shock in the future and also increase the sprocket size to get a little more off the line pwr. I don't know where you live but here I have to modify or manufacture parts. The dealer I bought it from is useless (wish I had known that) so I did not worry about doing things that cancel the warranty.
If you get a line on parts please let me know. I could probably go to Manila or Cebu but that would be a airline flight and a shot in the dark. Hope this helps some.
Dont worry so much about the warranty since it is only 6 months and most things will not happen in that time frame. And the stock bike is boring to look at. But with a few changes it does look very cool.
I have added a custom paint job, hid headlight, mp3 player , 1000watt amp,5 inch speaker and 2 speakers on dash, larger rear tire 130/60/17, 17 sprocket security system to my bike so far.
Will be adding a few more things to it very shortly.
Can anyone tell me around how much for a monoshock conversion for the rouser 220? Thanks guys....
san ba tambayan ng RCP wat mga skeds san exact location
si ok ba ung pang raider n mono shock o un sa z200 na motor star
ok lng ba stock n swinng arm ko imodify pang mo sir
maganda po ba ung duro tire for my rouser
watch mode, also a new rouser 220 owner, march lang po.....
INGAT, SAFETY, SELF DISCIPLINE, SMILE , EXPERIENCE, COMMON SENSE & PRAY ALWAYS!
sir ok ba gamitin ung clutche spring ng barako pwede ba st rousi ntn
Good luck guys on finding anything at all for your Rouser 220. I've had mine for a little over 1 year now & I love the bike. It's a little underpowered for my taste as all the bikes I've owned in the past have been from 650cc up to my last which was a 1600cc Vulcan cruiser. Even finding plugs for this bike was a chore. I got most of my info from a India based club called Xbhp.com. Here's a list of plugs that are direct replacement for the originals, NGK CR9E, CR9EIX, CR9EGP: Denso IU27, U27ESRN: Bosch UR2CC. I've been wanting to go to a bigger front sprocket 15T or 16T for more top end, but can't find anything. Everyone on this forum is telling me they use the XR/XLR 200 sprockets but the one I bought had too much play on the spline so I took it back. I was then told it was a Chinese imitation & to try a original Honda. Next on my list lol. I put highway pegs on mine. Here's how I did it & will try to add pics later. I bought two of the aluminum round aftermarket pegs, 2 pieces 4 1/2" 8 mm hardened bolts & washers, went to a machine shop & had 2 pieces 1 3/4" L X 1 1/8" round machined with a 8 mm hole drill thru them, use only aluminum or high quality stainless. Remove the bottom 2 engine mounting bolts, keeping the nuts, put washers on both new bolts, put them thru the new pegs, then thru the spacers, thru the frame & motor mounts install nuts & tighten. Wallah highway pegs for 750 Pesos & about 5 mins. work. Would love to hear from you guys on what you find, since most of the replies I get here are useless or unintelligible, sorry to be so rude but it's true.
Hey Guys! i'm Jules from California but currently staying at my moms in BF Homes Pque....i'm new here & would like to know where to go to modify my Rouser 135, i just bought mine 6 months ago & would like to do some modification.
My main goal is to change my rear tire, muffler, headlights & more....need help please. Thanx