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Old 05-01-2013, 08:19 AM   #1801
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Good question. The different profile could well mean there's not enough room for the tire's width. Would have to measure to be sure.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:57 PM   #1802
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Not as per their website. 120/80/18 only.
I have had the Distanzia 120/80-18 on my W650 for over a year and it is just fine.

If you check the Avon website you will find the outside diameter is the same as the original tire.

Stock is a 130/80-18 vs the new Distanzia which is a 120/80-18.
The web sites of each tire manufacturer say the diameter is 26.2".
In my case the Avon was a little larger since the oem tire had about 2500 miles on it.

It is a good tire in the gravel or on the pavement but not good in mud. I think Avon calls it a 90/10 dual sport tire



Anyway, it works for me.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #1803
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Vince,
No arguing about the quality of the Distanzia.
It's just that I don't wanna have a narrower tire.
Some have even installed the Dunlop Trailmax in 120, and are very satisfied of it. Yet I would rather go wider (140) if I knew for sure that it fits.

Therefore the Heidenau seems the best bet in 130/80/18, for road and trail. And it looks good too !!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #1804
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I have pirelli scorpion 140 on the rear, works just fine!
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:22 AM   #1805
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Trying to sort out what I suspect are carb issues on my new-to-me W650. Picked up one with a little under 9000 miles on it a few weeks ago. It had a real bad stutter/stumble right off idle, making it unrideable (it would stall anywhere north of fast idle)

Drained the gas that was in it, cleaned the tank, put in new plugs/battery, blocked off the air injection system, removed the carbs, cleaned them, put in the Dynajet kit, idle mixture screws at 3 out.

Now, the bike runs fine at idle, and fine over 3000 rpm at most any throttle. Between 1000-3000 rpm, it will break up, backfire, die, or surge, unless I give it full throttle to get to the higher rpm range. It runs better if I ride with the choke halfway out, but not great. My thought is that something in the carb is still blocked/plugged and full throttle brings the accel pump into play, getting me to the ok range. I'm guessing that something in the pilot jet circuit is still F'ed. Any thoughts?

I thought I cleaned everything decently enough, but this is my first CV bike (used to Mikuni flat/D-slides that have much simpler circuits). Any ideas on cleaning or items to replace while I have them apart the second time. Pine-sol soaking or ultrasonic or both at the same time?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:06 AM   #1806
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Trying to sort out what I suspect are carb issues on my new-to-me W650. Picked up one with a little under 9000 miles on it a few weeks ago. It had a real bad stutter/stumble right off idle, making it unrideable (it would stall anywhere north of fast idle)

Drained the gas that was in it, cleaned the tank, put in new plugs/battery, blocked off the air injection system, removed the carbs, cleaned them, put in the Dynajet kit, idle mixture screws at 3 out.

Now, the bike runs fine at idle, and fine over 3000 rpm at most any throttle. Between 1000-3000 rpm, it will break up, backfire, die, or surge, unless I give it full throttle to get to the higher rpm range. It runs better if I ride with the choke halfway out, but not great. My thought is that something in the carb is still blocked/plugged and full throttle brings the accel pump into play, getting me to the ok range. I'm guessing that something in the pilot jet circuit is still F'ed. Any thoughts?

I thought I cleaned everything decently enough, but this is my first CV bike (used to Mikuni flat/D-slides that have much simpler circuits). Any ideas on cleaning or items to replace while I have them apart the second time. Pine-sol soaking or ultrasonic or both at the same time?
Did you replace the idle jets or just clean. I know they are very difficult to really get clean and some folks just replace them instead. I have taken a strand of copper wire from a scrap of some 16 or 18 gage wire and used that to "floss" through the tiny hole with some decent success.

Also, did you clean the slide up real well? Just off idle, the slide should start moving up to raise the needle and control the mixture from just off idle to 3/4 throttle or so. Maybe its hanging a bit? Did you check for perforations of the diaphragm (that sounded funny)? Any carb cleaner gets on those and they are usually toast.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #1807
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I didn't replace the jets, just cleaned. May give replacement a shot. The diaphrams looked fine, and the slides moved nicely through the range of travel.

Any ideas on Keihin parts sources? Bikebandit has the Kawasaiki specific parts, but they are big $$ - thinking that unless the carb is W650 only, there should be a cheaper place for gaskets, floats, etc.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:06 AM   #1808
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On wich groove do you have the e-clip on the dynojet needles? And did you change the main jet to the dynojet ones as well?
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #1809
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I didn't replace the jets, just cleaned. May give replacement a shot. The diaphrams looked fine, and the slides moved nicely through the range of travel.

Any ideas on Keihin parts sources? Bikebandit has the Kawasaiki specific parts, but they are big $$ - thinking that unless the carb is W650 only, there should be a cheaper place for gaskets, floats, etc.
Have you tried SUDCO?
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #1810
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How about this place...
http://www.jetsrus.com/a_jet_kit_str...i_650_W650.htm
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:59 AM   #1811
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On wich groove do you have the e-clip on the dynojet needles? And did you change the main jet to the dynojet ones as well?
2nd from the top - running DJ108 mains.

SUDCO doesn't carry the CVK parts, just CR and the like. Gonna give Jetsrus a try, thanks!
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #1812
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Ok, do you have the original exhaust system or an aftermarket? Or have you drilled the baffels on the original?

I think you are running too lean, I had the e-clip on the second groove before and had the same symptoms as you have. Try to put it on the 3rd groove and if you have a more freeflowing exhaust system than original I would definetly put in DJ112 main jets.

Also check all the vacuum hoses, sync the carbs and clean the airfilters if you havent done that.

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:09 PM   #1813
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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.

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Old 05-04-2013, 12:54 AM   #1814
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Looks like mine the day I got it. Clean, shining chromes, no mods. That didn't last long.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:10 AM   #1815
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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.

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Nice looking bike, which tires did you go with?
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