New (to Me) 2000 Kawasaki W650

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by The Jerk, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Zeon

    Zeon Adventurer

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    Amateur mechanic question here. Be kind.
    Replaced my existing pipes with factory replacements.

    When I put the new pipes on, I noticed that at the block, pipe is slightly loose even though cap nuts are torqued properly, and the pipe has a slight leak when engine is running.

    Looking at an online schematic, I see there is a gasket, part number 1106A in addition to the 2 piece collar, part 92152.

    Thing is, when I took it apart I don't recall seeing a gasket, so not sure if it is still there stuck to block or disintegrated.
    It did not leak prior to my putting the new pipes on.

    Do I have to go back to the dealer and hope this is a generic part they have in stock, or worse, order and wait a week or more while its on backorder?

    Any other suggestions?
    Thanks!
  2. BravoFox

    BravoFox Twin With a Kick

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    Yes, unless your bike was brand new, changing the gasket is a must.
    It might be still stuck inside flatted out. Either way, as a matter of principle, if there is a gasket when you dismantle, replace by new one.
  3. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    I haven't pulled the exhausts on my Dub, but others (Honda, etc.) have had a copper crush ring as a gasket. Because they get crushed down they might have stuck in the exhausts, or may still be in the head. But they're a one-time-crush. As noted above, if that's what they are, they must be replaced.
  4. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    Nice W in the fleamarket.



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  5. chupa88

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  6. kirkemon

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  7. BravoFox

    BravoFox Twin With a Kick

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    Well, let's bring some nuance here... The factory bars, whether low or high, are 1" diameter in the middle and 7/8" where the controls go (Kawa must have heard the complaints coz the W800 has a plain 7/8" now!).
    A 1' will fit the grommets, yet won't allow you to install the original controls. Worse, the clamps for the levers are 1" since they are supposed to fit right at the edge of the 1' part of the bar.. ;)

    So if you are looking into a handlebar which is in-between, there is no choice left but aftermarket 22mm with shims.

    That non-standard handlebar and the exhaust system in one piece are the most annoying aspects of the W650 IMO.
  8. acap650

    acap650 acap650

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    Yes the handlebar is one of those little mysteries that makes these bikes unique. It's hard to believe the designers intended to do it this way, perhaps they wanted the look of a fat bar but did not want a fat grip (small Asian hands?). I tend to think it's just a case of economy, using a combo of existing controls from the parts bin with the retro look. The other strange thing on the bars is the insert welded in at the throttle end. I removed mine to have the option of bar end weights or mirrors only to find that the internal diameter is different left to right.

    While the one piece exhaust makes it difficult to swap silencers I think they got the sound right on the stock setup (at least on mine).
  9. BravoFox

    BravoFox Twin With a Kick

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    Absolutely.
    I didn't even debaffle mine, but merely drilled several times thru the 40000 kms-old mufflers... The result is amazing. So sound-wise, the result is above satisfactory ! :evil

    Yet aesthetically, my project included megaphones, or at least T140-style peashooters. Well, I've given up, the alternatives being either cutting and welding, or a complete new line at 1000€ + :cry
  10. nick77

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    You still looking for parts above? I may be able to help you out. I picked up a W650 the other day with a bunch of high dollar parts on it as well as spare oem parts. I am going back stock with the bike.
  11. Burninator

    Burninator Zed's dead

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    PM sent
  12. BravoFox

    BravoFox Twin With a Kick

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    I'm interested.
    Would you mind listing or PMing the stuff ?
  13. chupa88

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    Same here. Can you post the parts or PM me as well.

    Thanks!
  14. nick77

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    Parts available for the W650 for those who might need them are as follows. If you might need any of these just p.m. me. Not selling in the thread just figured this was the place for people who might be looking or needing these parts. I have some pics that I can email you if needed.

    1. Corbin Gunfighter / Lady (SOLD)

    2. Corbin Gunfighter

    3. LSL Billet Rear Set with Kick starter Plug

    4. Café Windshield

    5. Complete Billet Turn signal set

    6. Café Billet taillight

    7. Café Style handlebars

    8. Two sets of café mirrors
  15. Burninator

    Burninator Zed's dead

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    Earlier in this thread, the Jerk posted a part # of FA231HH for the EBC HH pads. Is this for one pad, and if so, what is the part number for the other pad?

    Thanks
  16. chupa88

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    Both pads for the front brakes.
  17. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    As chupa said, the part number includes both pads for the front brake.
  18. Burninator

    Burninator Zed's dead

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    Thanks Chupa and Jerk. A review on Amazon mentioned ordering another set. Must have been for a bike with dual front discs.
  19. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    Any W650 owners in the SF Bay Area with factory low bars? If so, PM me. Thanks!
  20. BravoFox

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    Finally coming to your senses ? :rofl

    Just teasing you... :clap
    All kidding aside, Flanders in the US makes very neat low bars (they are called "narrow street" or something close...) with just the right pullback.
    I have the OEM lo-bars on my W and I think they are a bit to straight with barely 10 cms of pullback.