New (to Me) 2000 Kawasaki W650

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  1. BravoFox

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    Good choice. Those K81 are standard OEM on brand new W800s.
  2. Pigford

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    Yep, that's the good news as the old Imperial sizes only go up to 4.25 section which are relatively narrow compared to the 130/80 :wink:
  3. Speedo66

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    If you've got enough sticking out that you can grab it with vise grips, first spray it with a good penetrating oil, and let it sit. Then heat the areas around it to try and expend them out, and give the vise grips a try.

    Good luck with it.
  4. Scrivens

    Scrivens Been here awhile

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    The K70s I run are 4.10R, 3.25F and are noticeably narrower than the TT100s. I've used K70s for years so I'm used to the handling quirks. The TT100s suit the W bikes' handling perfectly and I wore mine to the edges without any dramas. It's actually one of the reasons I stopped using them as I was pushing the bike well into the "I shouldn't be doing this" zone at times. The tyres were safe but the suspension is not real good at handling sudden broken surfaces hit at extreme lean on the goat tracks around here. I ran 26-28F, 30-32R on mine and anything higher or lower wears that sticky rubber out in no time. The best I got out of a set was 6000km front and rear but our roads have a lot of road metal in the tar rather than smooth surfaces.
  5. Fuzzball

    Fuzzball Been here awhile

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    Anybody know where to get scrambler/high pipes for the 650/800? I spotted a nice set on webike japan, but the manufacturer has stopped all production until further notice. Also thinking of takeing the 800 to a shop in September, when I have time off work, to have some pipes made.
  6. BravoFox

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    Ebay UK.
  7. Burninator

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    Can't say those pipes are something I'd want; they appear to curve so far out and away from the bike that it seems like they'd be easy to damage, and it would be easy to burn yourself riding off-pavement and moving around on the bike.

    Tucked-in pipes like those on the Triumph Scrambler should be better in both regards.
  10. acap650

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    These are the ones I've always liked. I have no idea where they are from.

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  11. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Ahh, those look good! :clap
  12. Fuzzball

    Fuzzball Been here awhile

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    http://www.k-factory.com/list_en.php?MN=M&modelId=143
    That's the same pipe I think, didn't like the looks of it at first but it's growing on me... Yours for about $1000, I think webike japan does free international shipping on anything that expensive as well. Video high the pipe -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44inGKcUdX8
    Go to about 2:30 to hear them.

    I like this one better
    http://japan.webike.net/products/9737640.html
    But the bloke has stopped making them for now (If you go to his site and translate it, he's going on hiatis for a while), same pipe that's on this bike I think http://garageprojectmotorcycles.tumblr.com/custom2

    While I'm posting links for webike, anybody fancy a 814cc high compression kit for the 650/800?
    http://japan.webike.net/products/21315034.html

    Another question, anybody know where to mount a bash plate on the bottom of the bike? I have the "official" crash bar that gives me a spot to mount the top/front of the plate, but I can't see anything, other than the center stand, for the bottom.
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    That would be sweet, but the bike runs so nice now I'd be afraid to touch it. Don't want to deal with possible carb or overheating problems.
  14. acap650

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    Both pipes are cool, worlds better than the unsightly lumps on a Triumph Scrambler.

    For the bash plate you could make a bracket from the centerstand bolts to the plate. Too bad about the sidestand bracket hanging down there on the left side. Were it not for that you could tuck the bash plate up higher and use P-clamps over the frame. My DR650SE plate is held on this way.
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    +1
    Such a leakproof, reliable, rugged motor doesn't need fumbling with, unless you are LSL and have the technology, skills and tooling to reseal it as well as it was out of the factory.

    Then it's called W740R Clubman and it rocks.... :1drink
  16. Fuzzball

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    Or I hand all the parts to the same bloke who's turning my SR500 in a 45~50HP monster :D ...and a shit load of money :deal

    Just found that the builder of the nicer set of pipes i linked earlier, has a sound check video hidden on his sight.

    http://symzcraft.jp/public_html /video/video.html
    3rd link, right click and save to desktop, run in player of your choice.
    :drool:

    Bash plate wise, I'm going to use U-bolks and or "half saddles", with rubber hose or tape over the frame at the mounting points.
    Oh, and I just ordered a set of K60's :D
  17. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    So um...I searched, but maybe I suck at it.

    What's the range average range of the W650 on a full tank? 4 gallons is the capacity right?
  18. BravoFox

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    Depends on your environment and riding style... I can manage 280 kms on my local twisties and village streets.

    With the high bars on yours I doubt you'll achieve as much. I would guess you hit reserve by 180 kms ?
  19. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    Not sure if I did this right....

    I filled up on 7/29. Don't remember the exact amount but I filled the tank. Road around a mixture of back roads and city streets. Racked up 133 miles. Got gas, put in 2.6 gals to fill it back up again. So I guess I got 51.15mpg?! So I was guessing I'd get around 200 miles per tank? Something doesn't seem right...no coffee in the office this morning. :(
  20. BravoFox

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    You were asking about range, now you are talking fuel consumption. They are related alright, but two different things nevertheless.

    Fuel up, zero in your trip odometer, ride, fuel up again, read the quantity of gas you just pumped in your tank, read the mileage, do the math.