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Old 03-09-2013, 12:11 PM   #1681
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:58 PM   #1682
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Took my baby on a 60 bike group ride today. She got lots of attention.

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Old 03-15-2013, 05:21 AM   #1683
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Changed my indicators, and are also changing oil in forks. I have to check wich springs I have








Anyone know if it is possible/advisable to mount clip-ons direct to the top of the forks. Of course have to lower the front?
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:59 AM   #1684
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There are probably regular handlebars that would give you the height you're looking for without the expense of clip-ons, unless you just like the looks, etc. You'll probably need adapters to change from 1" to 3/4" bar though.

Something like this perhaps http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Handlebar.aspx
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:19 AM   #1685
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There are probably regular handlebars that would give you the height you're looking for without the expense of clip-ons, unless you just like the looks, etc. You'll probably need adapters to change from 1" to 3/4" bar though.

Something like this perhaps http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Handlebar.aspx
Thanks Speedo66, but I have problems getting ace-bar/clubman in black over here. I saw in a thread in here somewhere that someone had lowered the frontend , and hoped it would be possible to lower it so much that clip-ons could be fitted.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:04 AM   #1686
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Thanks Speedo66, but I have problems getting ace-bar/clubman in black over here. I saw in a thread in here somewhere that someone had lowered the frontend , and hoped it would be possible to lower it so much that clip-ons could be fitted.
Clipon install at
http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com...andlebars.html

Google "W650 clipon handlebar" for plenty of hits.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:17 PM   #1687
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W650 Dyno Run

Interesting event yesterday . . .

Just moved back to the Pacific Northwet and in between rainshowers I heard the local Honda/Yamaha/Ducati dealer was having a dyno day on the 16th. Free dyno runs.

So I went.

I figured my Dub would be around 40-43 hp or so. It runs well, but doesn't pull your arms out of their sockets . . . Maintenance manual states "50PS (49 bhp) @ 7000 rpm, 41 ft lbs torque at 5500 rpm." I've heard stories that suggest 50 hp is about the max you can get out of the motor, at least with most at-home mods.

Figured that was at the crank, and that was before 13 years of riding, storage, sitting around.

Well, here's the chart. (Sorry about the image, don't have a scanner at the moment so just took a picture).



At the rear wheel, max hp 49.69, max torque 41.16. Scale on the chart is in MPH rather than rpm. The dyno operator was in 4th gear for the run if I recall correctly--the reason the run ended at "100 mph."

The curves are fantastic--no big dips in either hp or torque--the latter is almost flat. And that's how the Dub rides around town--great torque away from stop lights, smooth power all the way through normal speeds.

Mods: Air injection blocked, pilot air screws adjusted. PO may have taken the baffles out--I've not looked at a true stock W650 yet to see if mine's different. No other engine mods--air box stock, jets stock (unless the PO changed them), no shims--they wouldn't do much anyway.

I'm really quite pleased--either the official readings are at the rear wheel and the bike still makes them, or the few tweaks to mine have made a difference. Either way, an interesting reference point.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:56 AM   #1688
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Thats a very good reading - I'd be well pleased with anything over 40 bhp

Did you get a "fuel:air" ratio printout too - just for interest as it must be pretty good ?
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:19 AM   #1689
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ORexpat,
Good numbers for a W650, stock or otherwise. I'm happy with my W's performance which is almost stock like yours with three turns out and the baffles removed from the mufflers.

I've got one of the whiz bang Harmonizers coming which allows fine tuning and balancing. Maybe the three turns out can be improved on.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701625
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Thats a very good reading - I'd be well pleased with anything over 40 bhp

Did you get a "fuel:air" ratio printout too - just for interest as it must be pretty good ?
No fuel air ratio-they weren't doing exhaust gas analysis as part of the free process

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Good numbers for a W650, stock or otherwise. I'm happy with my W's performance which is almost stock like yours with three turns out and the baffles removed from the mufflers.

I've got one of the whiz bang Harmonizers coming which allows fine tuning and balancing. Maybe the three turns out can be improved on.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701625
I did balance the carbs not long after I got the bike a couple of years ago. That and the valves need checking again-that was almost 7K miles ago.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:25 PM   #1691
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My W650 - man these are fun bikes to ride and modify

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Old 03-18-2013, 04:57 PM   #1692
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:09 AM   #1693
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There are probably regular handlebars that would give you the height you're looking for without the expense of clip-ons, unless you just like the looks, etc. You'll probably need adapters to change from 1" to 3/4" bar though.

Something like this perhaps http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Handlebar.aspx
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Some tuning of front suspension, adjustment of rear fender(maybe front also?), maybe remove the emission controll system and I am ready for a new season.

Picture will come as soon as ready
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #1694
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Some tuning of front suspension, adjustment of rear fender(maybe front also?), maybe remove the emission controll system and I am ready for a new season.

Picture will come as soon as ready
Nice! I assume those are 7/8 inch, so you'll also need to shim up the bars at the mounting point, and at the controls.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #1695
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Nice! I assume those are 7/8 inch, so you'll also need to shim up the bars at the mounting point, and at the controls.
I guess I only have to shim up the mounting points, as I measured the original is 7/8 at the controls.
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