New (to Me) 2000 Kawasaki W650

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

  1. Kentucky

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    Hi Sarah! Thanks so much and Happy New Year. I'm sending them to you inbox right now.
    Barry
  2. Kentucky

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    Thank you so much. I sent them to Sarah. Your offer is appreciated.
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  3. Kentucky

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    Did everyone see our beloved W was in this months Motorcycle Classics as their choice for the Future Classic article?
  4. greer

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    Yeah, but I couldn't figure it out either, so I sent a pm to ORexpat. I think the link works, though. That is a beautiful bike.

    Sarah


  5. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Sarah, I replied. I can try later today when I'm on my personal computer at home.
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  7. greer

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    Alrighty.

    Sarah

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    Many thanks to you both!
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    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Yeah, but they didn't use any of the cool photos I sent them . . . . :rofl:rofl



  10. Speedo66

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    Anybody offhand know the diameter of the front and rear axles in mm? :ear
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  12. Kentucky

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    Many many thanks ORexpat! You da man.
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  13. snake89

    snake89 Been here awhile

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    Ive owned a 2000 model for about 11or 12 years now. Bought it with 616 miles, it now has over 38000 on it. Its been ridden hard with our sportbike club, Hard with the cafe racer club, ( been in this mode for a few years now )Ive gone touring two up in the ozarks, Ive ridden on dirt trails & gravel roads many miles too. Its got ace bars, custom bumstop seat, jet kit with airbox mod, stock mufflers opened up, stock suspension with a 20mm preload spacer in the forks & a braided brake line up front. The peg fellers are almost ground completely off. Im 52 & have owned more bikes than i could ever count, The W is without a doubt one of the best all round bikes ive ever owned. It has to be as ive never kept a bike this long. Its pretty safe to say ill never sell it, as a matter of fact a friend of mine who owns a 2001 called the other day & said he was thinking bout selling his, I told him ill buy it as i was going to convert mine into a scrambler with high pipes. Might just have to convert his & leave mine in cafe racer form. I like pissing off my sport bike buddies. :rofl
  14. Bar None

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    Wow, that is one clean W650. Has it ever been ridden?:rofl
  15. Duelsporter

    Duelsporter Been here awhile

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    Yes - very clean example. :clap
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    Tips for removing bits of rust from the chrome? Nothing really terrible.
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    Very fine steel wool, preferably stainless, with some WD40 as lubricant. You can get the stainless wool at a boat supply shop.
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    Anybody know the diameter of the axles, it's an '01?
  19. Blakebird

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    2mm larger than the '00 :lol2

    That's all that came up in a search, I'll be out in the garage tinkering on one of the bikes - I'll give mine a measure.

    You looking to swap front wheels?
  20. Bar None

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    sarah,
    Didn't I sell you something for a XT225 years ago? You following me or am I following you around?:rofl