Kawasaki W800

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by A Knight Who Says Ni, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. BravoFox

    BravoFox Twin With a Kick

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    Old news.
  2. epb

    epb Been here awhile

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    One of the things that annoys the wife of a buddy (and I suspect lots of women) is that men are really good at this - for stuff they care about. My friend can't tell taupe from ecru when they're deciding on house paint, but researched 20 different colors picking a pin-stripe kit for his bike. "He'll let the kids leave the house wearing anything, but that damn motorcycle couldn't leave the garage till it looked perfect!" is a frequent line. :)
  3. Scrivens

    Scrivens Been here awhile

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    Yeah, whoever owns that has gone over it with Mr Sheen. It's the only decent 'real' pic of one I've found though; all the others are adverts or shop ones which are too dark to see much. At a quick glance they look like the last model Yamaha XS650, which is what I thought it was when I first caught a glimpse of one in the shop. They do look nice, though I still prefer the green.

    An aside: Mine had been getting increasingly bad buzzing in the bars over the last few months so I slackened off the two rubber mount engine bolts to about 5 ft/lbs, rode the bike for 100km and then put them back up to 34 ft/lbs. The buzzing has almost disappeared now and no more white fingers. Old trick to do on rubber mounted engines every year or so.
  4. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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  5. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Shockingly, it looked like all those Brit bikes started. :lol3

    Interesting, in that whole group of maybe 200 or so riders, only 4 or 5 had full face helmets.
  6. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    What a way to get a ton of people to wear as little gear as possible.
  7. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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    And no one died.
  8. BobbyLee666

    BobbyLee666 Been here awhile

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    Interesting fully enclosed bike. Really liked the deployable outriggers :evil
  9. acap650

    acap650 acap650

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  10. BravoFox

    BravoFox Twin With a Kick

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    OMG !!:eek1
    There are hundreds !!

    We were barely 20 registered in Lyon... and it got cancelled because of the rain... :cry
  11. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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  12. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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  13. BravoFox

    BravoFox Twin With a Kick

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  14. Edosan

    Edosan Late Starter

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    Caught up with a fellow South Australian for a great ride to Strathalbyn. Adelaide Hills, springtime weather and a W800 - perfect.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
  15. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    Two W 800 together ,:clap that's a rare thing to see:D
  16. stevewatkin

    stevewatkin UK rider

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    Like this................bigger is NOT always better

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    And this, my BIG tourer

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  17. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Even better with a fairing:lol3

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  18. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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    Love the C90 and love extra tank. What sort of range do you get from that bad boy now?:clap
  19. DaBinChe

    DaBinChe Long timer

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    Looking for a euro website that has the w800 and can ship parts to the USA. I tried cmsnl.com but they didn't have the w800.
  20. BravoFox

    BravoFox Twin With a Kick

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