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Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 616,274
Posted By bikersnotz
I'm already all up in that. :evil

I'm already all up in that. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 616,274
Posted By bikersnotz
Parts and things

Still trying to piece my new-to-me W back together. It's spent more time in a garage than it has on the street! :cry

I ordered a bunch of parts through w650shop.de, and so far its been a bit of a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 616,274
Posted By bikersnotz
http://images.cmsnl.com/img/partslists/kawasaki-20...

http://images.cmsnl.com/img/partslists/kawasaki-2001-ej650-a3-w650-fuel-tank-ej650-a3a4_bigkar029669569_e587.gif

The manual suggests replacing 92055A, 92055B, 43049 (though doesn't seem likely its...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 616,274
Posted By bikersnotz
My first thought is perhaps the diaphragm in the...

My first thought is perhaps the diaphragm in the petcock is seated incorrectly or perhaps has gone bad. I thought the system maybe used a diaphragm to open the flow.

However, the manual suggests...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 616,274
Posted By bikersnotz
I've been considering the progressive 970 series....

I've been considering the progressive 970 series. I've sent an inquiry email but I think they are on vacation this week. If I hear something good back I'll be sure to share.

Also ordered a set...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 616,274
Posted By bikersnotz
Thanks for the info, I just registered over there...

Thanks for the info, I just registered over there as well.

Wondering if anyone can help me wrap my head around how the carbs work. Think I've got some of the basics down and I'll post some of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 616,274
Posted By bikersnotz
Well, I've already pulled the carbs, air box,...

Well, I've already pulled the carbs, air box, reed valve, and exhaust. I'm going to order new cans, air filters, exhaust, and jets. Maybe a few other items as well.

I've notice a bit of black in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 616,274
Posted By bikersnotz
I've been eagerly reading that. But while taking...

I've been eagerly reading that. But while taking the air box apart, I noticed the hose to the reed valve was split. Anyway that could cause this problem?

While I'm here, I'm still planning on...
Forum: Europe 08-10-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,918
Posted By bikersnotz
Well...I was hoping to be out riding every day...

Well...I was hoping to be out riding every day after getting my bike, looks like I'll be wrenching a bit instead. Which, depending on the outcome, can be fun too. If anyone happens to pass through...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 616,274
Posted By bikersnotz
W650 in France

Hi Guys,


https://www.dropbox.com/s/847171n6qfq3fmb/untitled-10-WebRes.jpg
Seems I can't post the image from Dropbox, just the link.

I'm not just jumping into ownership of the W650, but...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Conchscooter, my first choice was a Triumph...

Conchscooter, my first choice was a Triumph Scrambler, and I tried so many times to like it. Went to a dealership at least 3 times but every time I sat on it, it just was too big and too heavy for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Thanks for the good info. Makes me think that...

Thanks for the good info. Makes me think that the problem really isn't new and perhaps the old owner knew.

I wonder if replacing the carbs with an aftermarket part would solve the problem for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
I was wrong, problem is hanging around like...

I was wrong, problem is hanging around like herpes.

After a short ride I found gas in both air intake ports. Might break down ;) and visit a mechanic. I think the bike deserves a real mechanic...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Not sure, I've not taken it for a spin yet today....

Not sure, I've not taken it for a spin yet today. Been searching for some aftermarket parts. Really want to get a new pipe on there soon, the old pipe is killing my ears, and probably everyone...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Well, the bike is on the side of the road again,...

Well, the bike is on the side of the road again, though just parked by my apartment ;)

Still not entirely sure of what the problem was. I'm pretty sure gas was coming from the carbs. When I was...
Forum: Europe 08-08-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,918
Posted By bikersnotz
That's great weekend info, i'd never really...

That's great weekend info, i'd never really considered actually towing a bike, I always just thought you would have to use the bars or forks, and never saw that ending well. Thankfully it didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Running right now. Will post a follow up when I...

Running right now. Will post a follow up when I know I don't need phone GPS.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Still a no go. But I did get to a new pull off...

Still a no go. But I did get to a new pull off with a different change of scenery.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
I did try that once, and that worked for a little...

I did try that once, and that worked for a little bit at idle, but if I revved it, seems to get stuck again. Maybe I'll try to take it slow.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
The real bugger is everyone is on vacation and...

The real bugger is everyone is on vacation and the moto shops are closed.

No off position on this tank! I'm hoping I'm not the next human torch.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Thanks for the help. But I'm 5 km from a the...

Thanks for the help. But I'm 5 km from a the closest gas station with bad gas:D

So I'm not what to do. Seems like a fireball waiting to happen if I drive with gas dripping out of the air box ? If...
Forum: Europe 08-08-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,918
Posted By bikersnotz
By chance are there any inmates who happen to...

By chance are there any inmates who happen to live around lagnogne? I'm stuck on the side of road with no idea of where to try to limp. Anyone know of a moto shop in the area that is not on holiday?...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Problem seems to be gas dumping into the airbox....

Problem seems to be gas dumping into the airbox. And now I can't tell which side, maybe both. Ugh. Tried tapping which it thought did the trick. But now I'm not so sure.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Ran good for a few min, then same story. Seems...

Ran good for a few min, then same story. Seems its actually the right side, just so much gas it was coming out the left!
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Thanks. Short of a major headache I could not...

Thanks. Short of a major headache I could not figure out how to get the carbs off anyway. Think my first purchase is going to be a shop manual.

The rapping on the chamber door seemed to the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
It seems like the gas was coming from the left...

It seems like the gas was coming from the left side carb. Any thoughts?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By bikersnotz
Wicked W650 on the side of the road

So if anyone's bored at work today and wants to follow an adventure, maybe even participate, this is the thread for you.

I am on the side of the road in france with a new to me W650 Kawasaki....
Forum: Europe 08-04-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,918
Posted By bikersnotz
Talking De Nancy à Montpellier

Apres beaucoup de temps, j'ai finalement trouvé une moto à Nancy, et lundi je vais à Nancy pour conduire à Montpellier. Si il y a de personnes de ADV entre les deux villes qui veux conduire un peu,...
Forum: Europe 07-06-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By bikersnotz
Merci! Peut-être je vais acheter une moto...

Merci!

Peut-être je vais acheter une moto aujourd'hui!
Forum: Europe 07-05-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By bikersnotz
Registration Requirements in France

Hoping some savvy folks can help me out. I'm still waiting for my visa to obtain its official seal of approval. But its been too long without a moto. Do I need that to purchase and register a bike...
Forum: Europe 07-05-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By bikersnotz
Still trying to hunt down the perfect bike, but I...

Still trying to hunt down the perfect bike, but I hope to have something by then. Certainly would like to rally.
Forum: Europe 07-05-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By bikersnotz
I looked into this company a touch, but in the...

I looked into this company a touch, but in the end decided to buy and sell in europe. Shipping quote from Northern France to Savannah, GA was around $430 (no port fees included).
...
Forum: Europe 06-13-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,918
Posted By bikersnotz
Montpellier

Je suis arrivé á Montpellier. Est-ce qu'il y a les personnes de ADV près d'ici (et avez vous une autre moto pour moi:evil)? Je sais que mon français n'est pas bon maintenant, mais j'ai la classe de...
Forum: Europe 04-27-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By bikersnotz
Thanks for the all the info. For ease, might...

Thanks for the all the info. For ease, might just buy a bike in France, and deal with the little extra cost (though seemed similar when I looked). But every time I ride my Street, I have a hard...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By bikersnotz
Rode the BRP about 4 weeks ago. One ~20 mile...

Rode the BRP about 4 weeks ago. One ~20 mile section closed in VA, rest of the way down toward Asheville was open at the time. There is a good daily parkway update recording.

828 298 0398

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By bikersnotz
Its possible the street doesn't have the draw I...

Its possible the street doesn't have the draw I think it does. How about a rare moonstone a 1990 Honda Transalp instead?
Forum: Europe 04-24-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,918
Posted By bikersnotz
Sounds grand! Hope to put a good number of...

Sounds grand! Hope to put a good number of kilometers on the tires once I get there.

Is there good cause for a dual sport? And what about a tent? Was trying to see if tent camping is as popular...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,956
Posted By bikersnotz
Shock value photos and anecdotes are usually not...

Shock value photos and anecdotes are usually not an effective means of dissuasion. Telling him he's going to drop it is like "you'll shoot your eye out".
A better revision of my earlier thought,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,956
Posted By bikersnotz
I might suggest some sort of rider education...

I might suggest some sort of rider education program, in one of its many forms. If its his first time on a bike, he will get some real experience, hopefully get a feel for real bike. He may find...
Forum: Europe 04-23-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,918
Posted By bikersnotz
Hope to be a French rider soon! Planning to land...

Hope to be a French rider soon! Planning to land mid-June. Destination unknown at this point, as well as flavor of motorcycle...leaning towards Tiger 800.

What's the riding like over there?
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