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Old 05-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #1816
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Finally got rid of the silly high bars and original tires. Drained out the original fork oil and replaced it with 15 wt. The bike is totally transformed. Much better handling! A few pics after a much needed bath.
What a great bike for where you live. Well done. Still have all the OEM stuff on mine but pictures like your's are giving me the itch to get on it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:12 AM   #1817
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #1818
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:41 PM   #1819
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What a great bike for where you live. Well done. Still have all the OEM stuff on mine but pictures like your's are giving me the itch to get on it.
Thanks! I'm trying to keep it as close to stock as possible while still improving. The smaller knee pads, soft bag supports, Kawasaki low bars, throttle, clutch and brake lines are all from w650shop.de. The Napoleon bar end mirrors from ebay.

The low bars are a must do. Still comfortable around town, but the riding position is vastly improved. As an added bonus, I no longer sit right on that hard ridge right in the middle of the seat.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #1820
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:19 PM   #1821
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Looks good... Totally stock and low mileage... Excellent find.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:30 PM   #1822
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:29 AM   #1823
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Just had a 250 mile round trip on me W650..... and it ran like clockwork. The riding was steady 50/60mph country lanes through towns/villages. I topped the tank up at the start of the trip and filled it up again (to the brim) at 101 miles and only managed to squeeze 5.72 ltr in (both times bike on main stand).

That equates to 80 mpg (UK) which is 67 mpg in US currency

Normal town riding - to from work, short trips I get 65 mpg UK - 55 mpg US.

I'm well pleased... the bike has all standard airbox & pipes, but I've fitted a +1 size up pilot jet and +3 sizes main and wound the air screw out a bit...... The air filter is clean, fresh oil & filter and running Denso Iridium plugs (IU24). Just one other good reason to own a W650
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:56 PM   #1824
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Some middle age guy, who seemed clearly jealous of my dubya, called it a Kum-and-suck-me. He rode a Harley. WTF mate?!
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #1825
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It seems he not only demonstrated his hamstrung taste in motorcycles, but confirmed both the social and intellectual status of too many of the Harley crowd.

I've ridden a couple of Harley's I liked (esp the XR1200) but the "Harley culture" is a complete turnoff.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:25 AM   #1826
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Some middle age guy, who seemed clearly jealous of my dubya, called it a Kum-and-suck-me. He rode a Harley. WTF mate?!
Narrow minded asshole (Excuse my French! )

Over here we only have one side of the Harley crowd...

No dirty greasy bikers who can actually fix up a motor and teach you one or two things about the internal combustion engine, but the middle-aged guy who never rode a bike before he hit 55 years of age but wants a new toy he can now afford cash.

Their machines are hardly rode on, always spick and span, and their riders also display the full gear and garnment collection the HD salesguy stuffed them with for an extra wad when they bought the machine.

They never have their hands dirty as they always bring theirs bikes to the dealership, even to change a bulb.
They more often than not sell their HD after a year or so, blasé as they are, and move on to other things...
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #1827
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Some middle age guy, who seemed clearly jealous of my dubya, called it a Kum-and-suck-me. He rode a Harley. WTF mate?!
I have to admit I've never heard that one before. You could have responded, "Well, at least its not a Hardly Ableson!"
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:48 AM   #1828
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Bending my Clutch Lever!

Ok, this may sound crazy but I'm looking for someone who's willing to try to bend my clutch lever so it'll fit my hand better. I can buy a OEM clutch lever on ebay and send it to someone who's got the equipment and skills to try to bend it with a dogleg. If you break it, I won't fault you for it. I figure it's cheaper to try this way than to order a LSL lever from the UK for $150!

http://www.twinshack.co.uk/prods/1043.html

Anyone game? PM me at chupa88@me.com

Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:37 AM   #1829
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Ok, this may sound crazy but I'm looking for someone who's willing to try to bend my clutch lever so it'll fit my hand better. I can buy a OEM clutch lever on ebay and send it to someone who's got the equipment and skills to try to bend it with a dogleg. If you break it, I won't fault you for it. I figure it's cheaper to try this way than to order a LSL lever from the UK for $150!

http://www.twinshack.co.uk/prods/1043.html

Anyone game? PM me at chupa88@me.com

Thanks!
Go look at post 1632 in this thread.
"Here is the '04 ZX6R/636 brake lever in case anyone wanted a cheap adjustable solution."

Google "Adjustable Brake & Clutch Levers for ZX6R" yields a lot of hits such as
http://www.indysuperbike.com/custome...productid=7264
and
http://www.madhornets.com/adjustable...FUWK4AodiGsAdQ
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #1830
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Go look at post 1632 in this thread.
"Here is the '04 ZX6R/636 brake lever in case anyone wanted a cheap adjustable solution."

Google "Adjustable Brake & Clutch Levers for ZX6R" yields a lot of hits such as
http://www.indysuperbike.com/custome...productid=7264
and
http://www.madhornets.com/adjustable...FUWK4AodiGsAdQ
Thanks but post 1632 lists a brake lever. I wonder if the clutch lever would fit too? I'll PM the poster and see.
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