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Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 01:05 PM
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Posted By zwish
Also, Wes, are your fenders that you cut down the...

Also, Wes, are your fenders that you cut down the stock fenders? I've been wanting to do that.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 08:47 AM
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Posted By zwish
Wes! Beautiful photos and bike. I hope to...

Wes! Beautiful photos and bike. I hope to someday visit South Africa. Looks incredible. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 08:46 AM
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Posted By zwish
Very cool! Did you lower the bike at all? How...

Very cool! Did you lower the bike at all? How is the bike without a front fender, do you feel the need for a fork brace? Lastly, is the the stock rear fender but cut down, or is that a different...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2013, 08:20 AM
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Posted By zwish
Right on, thanks for all the tips. I think if I...

Right on, thanks for all the tips. I think if I got the kit I would be swapping the jets as well, so the carbs would have to come off for that, but at least the needles you can adjust without too...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2013, 08:13 AM
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Posted By zwish
Ah perfect! Thanks for the clear description. ...

Ah perfect! Thanks for the clear description. Would you have installed the kit if you weren't running aftermarket pipes?
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2013, 08:00 AM
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Posted By zwish
What are you talking about when your saying "clip...

What are you talking about when your saying "clip to groove 2, groove 3, etc." Is this a part of the dyno kit? Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2013, 09:08 AM
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Posted By zwish
So has anyone installed that Dyno kit? Looks...

So has anyone installed that Dyno kit? Looks like it could be a good solution. Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2013, 04:10 PM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Yeah, I remember you saying a while back that you...

Yeah, I remember you saying a while back that you shimmed your needles. I've been hoping that would pop back up on Capt's site. No luck yet. I've heard mixed reviews about the needle shim. Some...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2013, 01:01 PM
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Posted By zwish
Lean Conditions

Hey gang, It's been a while since I've posted. The W650 and I are still getting along famously. The one issue that rears its head from time to time, especially in these frosty winters is the lean...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2012, 10:57 AM
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Posted By zwish
I hated the stock seat/bar setup. If you look...

I hated the stock seat/bar setup. If you look back at some of my older posts, I did a writeup on the LSL Flat Track seat. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Very comfortable, my gal says pillion...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2012, 06:42 AM
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Posted By zwish
I used to have a little CJ360T without any...

I used to have a little CJ360T without any fenders and the license plate acted as a mini rear fender. I don't remember water spray being an issue in the front either as I commute almost every day on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2012, 01:28 PM
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Posted By zwish
Damnit, just let me enjoy my perceived...

Damnit, just let me enjoy my perceived performance enhancement! Haha!

New question for you folks. Would you think it unwise to run the bike without a rear fender? I'm trying to go for that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2012, 07:31 AM
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Posted By zwish
Man, I thought the same thing and I had read the...

Man, I thought the same thing and I had read the Jerk's post a ways back about how when he actually removed the system instead of just blocking it off, it caused a 300rpm rise in his idle (probably...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2012, 10:01 PM
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Posted By zwish
Marble Mod!

I blocked off the KCA with a marble today. This is a HUGE improvement. I shouldn't have waited so long to do it. First off, there is zero popping when I clutch in or decelerate, but more...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 01:56 PM
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Posted By zwish
Hah! I read that same post. I did not come away...

Hah! I read that same post. I did not come away from it feeling like I knew what i would be doing. I guess from what you guys are saying, the shim mod doesn't sound that useful. I think for now,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 01:01 PM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Does anyone happen to know the size of the washer...

Does anyone happen to know the size of the washer required for the shim mod? Excuse my ignorance on this mod, but it's purpose is to improve fueling, get rid of flat spot in the power delivery, and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2012, 10:21 AM
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Posted By zwish
Or any other tips for improving warm up time? ...

Or any other tips for improving warm up time? I've got my mixture screws at 3 turns out right now. Maybe go to 3.5?
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2012, 10:20 AM
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Posted By zwish
Shim Needles?

Does anyone have a functioning link to the Captain Jake Needle Shim Mod? As the weather is starting to take a slightly chilly turn, the lean condition of my W is really starting to rear it's head. ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2012, 10:23 AM
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Posted By zwish
Ok awesome. Good to know. I've been doing some...

Ok awesome. Good to know. I've been doing some "spirited" riding since becoming more comfortable with the bike and I wanted to make sure that didn't contribute to anything. Thanks very much.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2012, 09:37 AM
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Posted By zwish
Hah! Fair enough. The bike seems to be running...

Hah! Fair enough. The bike seems to be running great. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't harming anything.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2012, 09:00 AM
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Posted By zwish
Ticking Sound

So another new thing has come up as I'm familiarizing myself with the bike. As I ride, there is a ticking sound that corresponds with the engine speed. It seems like it's coming from the head of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2012, 09:39 PM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Woah woah! Good news! Which hose in particular?...

Woah woah! Good news! Which hose in particular? Here's the picture from The Jerk's KCA removal guide, but I put some numbers on it for explanation purposes.

<a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 12:35 PM
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Posted By zwish
Great! Thanks for the thorough explanation. The...

Great! Thanks for the thorough explanation. The bike is running great now, so I don't think I'll monkey around with the jetting, but it's good to know the correct procedure. I never really had to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 09:28 AM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
I've got the air screws set to 3 turns out right...

I've got the air screws set to 3 turns out right now. Maybe I'll bring them out another half turn or something. I've still got that nice "POP" almost every time I pull in the clutch, so I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 08:08 AM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Idle Adjust Thub Screw

Another question about the startup procedure for you guys. I know the bike is supposed to idle between 800-900rpm. If I try to start the bike without choke, it will start up but the engine will...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 09:26 PM
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Posted By zwish
Cool, i bent that tab up to grab the headlight...

Cool, i bent that tab up to grab the headlight housing tighter, and sure enough, worked like a charm. I don't really understand the vaseline thing though haha. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 01:19 PM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
So you're bending this tab to grab the headlight...

So you're bending this tab to grab the headlight housing tighter, correct? I'm thinking of using some electrical tape/foam tape to pad the vibrations.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 07:49 AM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Headlight Rattle

So I'm going to try to tackle the headlight rattle this afternoon. I saw the writeup over at the Yahoo Group, but I was curious if any of you have given it a shot. They said that they used...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,611
Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
No other mods to the engine. I'll grab some...

No other mods to the engine. I'll grab some starter fluid and check for a vacuum leak. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3,611
Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
So I performed the air mixture screw adjustment...

So I performed the air mixture screw adjustment (3 turns out) and I really don't detect much of a difference at all. The bike still takes quite a while to get up to operating temperatures and I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2012, 08:19 AM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Air Mixture Screw Mod

For you folks who have done Capt. Jake's air mixture screw mod,

What method did you use to drill through the caps? Currently, I don't have a Dremel and I'm trying to see if there is a simple way...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2012, 01:24 PM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Yes! Those are the exact badges I was thinking. ...

Yes! Those are the exact badges I was thinking. I haven't found a clear place to get them though. I'm curious how I would mount them. I'm guessing 3M tape? The W650 tank is pretty curved so I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2012, 06:34 AM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Yep, that's where I bought mine. Definitely a...

Yep, that's where I bought mine. Definitely a pricey seat. It ended up being around $550. Twinshack doesn't tell you that they charge you shipping as well but then you get this mystery charge a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2012, 08:53 AM
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Posted By zwish
Here's my post from earlier in the thread: ...

Here's my post from earlier in the thread:

http://www.amazon.com/Problem-Solvers-Handlebar-25-4mm-length/dp/B001F2Y2RO

"So I picked up the shims today. The "Problem Solvers" that I linked to ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2012, 08:48 AM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
I put 100 miles on the bike yesterday. I like...

I put 100 miles on the bike yesterday. I like the seat much more than stock. I felt like I was on top of the bike as opposed to in the bike with the stock seat. I also felt like it was tilted...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2012, 06:49 AM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Photo Warning!

Shot some photos yesterday after I got the petcock issue sorted:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7119/7871719724_11b35c1722_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39236490@N00/7871719724/)
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Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,611
Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Petcock Solved!

So it turns out that the seal from the fuel spout exiting the petcock was weak/deteriorated. This spout is the piece that the rubber fuel line actually connects to. There is a small ring-groove cut...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,611
Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
Leaking Petcock

So I got my tank back this morning and I installed it and filled it up with a bit of gas.

The problem now is that the petcock is leaking very badly. This was not an issue when I removed the tank...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2012, 10:51 PM
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Posted By zwish
Simple enough. Thanks so much for taking the...

Simple enough. Thanks so much for taking the time to illustrate that so clearly. Take care!
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2012, 12:52 PM
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Views: 586,062
Posted By zwish
So I picked up some of the Shell Rotella T6 5W40...

So I picked up some of the Shell Rotella T6 5W40 oil. For you folks using this, is it ok use during the warm summer months? It's about 85-90 here in VA right now, but it will soon cool off. Thanks.
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