Originally Posted by Speedo66
Hi, new here and I'm looking for a W650. One local, going to see it tomorrow.
Couple of questions if I could:
Is the rear brake housing alum., and has anybody taken off the black paint and polished it? Same for the front forks?
Has anybody had problems with the carbs gumming up over the winter with the current bad gas?
I have seen pictures of W650's with both the rear brake housing and lower fork legs polished, but I have no experience with this myself. I've never had any issues with the carbs, but I live in an area where I can usually ride year-round. Even if it's too cold to ride, I try to crank it and at least run it around the neighborhood a few times every two weeks or so.
Here's a custom W650 Scrambler with the forks polished: