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Old 10-09-2010, 06:24 AM   #16
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Conrod length doesn't alter stroke either.
Only two factors can change capacity, stroke(the crankshaft) and bore.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:46 AM   #17
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That's a pretty bike
...........Yeah, will go nicely with a Datsun 180B or a Ford Escort.

The thing is a Dinosour. Might as well get a Royal Enfield.

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:03 AM   #18
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...........Yeah, will go nicely with a Datsun 180B or a Ford Escort.

The thing is a Dinosour. Might as well get a Royal Enfield.

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I'd go so far as to think about buying one of the price was right. Never even contemplate a sports bike or a cruiser.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:07 AM   #19
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is that like a dinosaur with a jaundiced world view?
Sorry, I type so friggn farst vat I make mrstakes.

Back on topic though......Kawasaki has obviously discovered a warehouse in Barnfind that has been undisturbed from the 60's. They painted these things green and put em up for sale. Look at the bloody exhuasts for gods sake.

This is a shocking bike and I would laugh and mock a friend for buying one!

You could put it in the Vintage section of the trading post.

Its probably kick start and if it isnt then they wasted a good starter motor.

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Old 10-10-2010, 02:00 AM   #20
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This is a shocking bike and I would laugh and mock a friend for buying one!

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That's ok, I'm used to being mocked.

Don't force me into a position where I have to buy one
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:58 AM   #21
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Sorry, I type so friggn farst vat I make mrstakes.

Back on topic though......Kawasaki has obviously discovered a warehouse in Barnfind that has been undisturbed from the 60's. They painted these things green and put em up for sale. Look at the bloody exhuasts for gods sake.

This is a shocking bike and I would laugh and mock a friend for buying one!

You could put it in the Vintage section of the trading post.

Its probably kick start and if it isnt then they wasted a good starter motor.

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Stu You should buy one and put all this amazing stuff on it then it would be OK

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Even if you did that I would still talk to you.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:05 AM   #22
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Stu You should buy one and put all this amazing stuff on it then it would be OK

DJ Jetting
Whipps bash plate
Barkusters
Barrett Exhaust
20Liter IMS Tank
Cannon Racecraft Springs
TE510 Rear guard & LED
Supersprox rear 48 tooth,
Talon front Sprockets
DID Xring chain
Pivot Pegs & Peg mounts
Black Excel Rims
Trailtech X2 Headlight
Renthal Bars
Dunlop 908RR rear
Dunlop 907 front

Even if you did that I would still talk to you.
You could put a Fireblade engine in it and it would still be crap.

I would mock them but still talk to them.

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Old 10-10-2010, 11:00 PM   #23
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Conrod length doesn't alter stroke either.

Only two factors can change capacity, stroke(the crankshaft) and bore.

Al

Ahhhh, umm Al, "conrod" : connecting rod between piston and crankshaft.

Shorter conrod equates to longer stroke therefore greater bore and stroke measurements therefore increased capacity.

I agree about altering the bore and/or stroke to increase/decrease capacity but crankshaft?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecting_rod

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_capacity
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:38 AM   #24
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nice, i always liked old one.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:57 PM   #25
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Bringing and old thread back from the dead.

Its is a hoot to ride a simple bike for a change. You forget how much fun they can be. Far more English in feel and ride than a late model Bonnie,

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Old 04-14-2013, 01:21 AM   #26
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Ahhhh, umm Al, "conrod" : connecting rod between piston and crankshaft.

Shorter conrod equates to longer stroke therefore greater bore and stroke measurements therefore increased capacity.

I agree about altering the bore and/or stroke to increase/decrease capacity but crankshaft?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecting_rod

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_capacity
Ahhhhh,ummmm Touring Dave, Al is still correct only changing the crank can alter the stroke
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:36 AM   #27
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just breathe

some of you blokes need to relax a bit

our mate keith has a w650 in his collection and it has been places dr650s only dream of

cheers
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:41 AM   #28
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Will a set of Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers fit the W800. Would look great.

I see H&B make the frames so they should fit
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:30 AM   #29
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Might be an age related thing but to me that looks like a motorcycle should,how's it go carrying a pillion?
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #30
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Will a set of Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers fit the W800. Would look great.

I see H&B make the frames so they should fit

Andy Straps panniers do go on, but they rub the rear springs. The Stuffsak goes on to the seat as well, but getting it far enough back to give me room on the seat is a bit of a drama. The points where I figured I could strap it to were centred on the middleof the pillion seat, so I got squeezed forward too far.

A rack would it a sweet bike. H&B one looks a good option. Kawasaki apparently don't do anything. I was told it's 'product liability' guff.

Nope, doesn't go terribly fast. Fuel consumption is good but range is shit- 200km on bitumen.

It's nice & simple.

Trouble is it is physically too small for me, the missus and gear to go away for anything other than a day ride. So, it's still for sale.
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