New (to Me) 2000 Kawasaki W650

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

  1. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    Good question...... My bike is on the cuss of '00 - '01... and if I could find the exact axle sizes for the two - I could see which model I have :huh
  2. Bar None

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    Best kept secret in the moto world?:rofl

    I looked in my service manual and also searched online to no avail for the diameter of the front axle bolt but used a different search and came up with the dimensions of the collars below.

    This was from http://www.motorcyclepartscounter.c..._WHEEL_(EJ650-A2)/EJ650-A2-2000/C19C1946F2230

    2000 front axle COLLAR 15.1X20X70 ID OD length ????
    2001 front axle COLLAR 17.2X25X69

    Assuming the first dimension is the ID then the difference is 2.1 mm which is about what Kawasaki says.

    I just giving these dimensions as a check for when you measure the axle. Maybe a very small mm difference between the collar ID and the axle OD?
  3. greer

    greer Long timer

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    You certainly did, a little set of saddle bag stand-offs if I remember right.

    You sure don't want to follow me, because I'm lost as a goose. So far this year I've dodged the flu (knock on wood) but I've been bitten by some sort of "classic bike" bug in the worst way. So it's all about W650's, Bonneville's, the Moto Guzzi V7, and heck I don't know, maybe one of the Sportsters with mid-controls. Lord help me.

    Sarah
  4. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    Thanks!
  5. ORexpat

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    Wonderful day to take the Dubya and the Slash 5 out for a jog. Made them happy. Made me happy too!

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    Suiting the mood of the day . . . .

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    Even though it's winter, still kinda purty out in the woods . . .

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  6. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    Another nice day in the Wine Country!

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  7. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Nice! Looks like the temp was further north of 40 than it was in my photo!

    QUOTE=GoonerYoda;20372545]Another nice day in the Wine Country!

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  8. Bar None

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    We took a ride out to Sanibel and Captiva Islands on our new Ural Yamal hack. The W was at home feeling neglected.

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  9. Speedo66

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    Hi-Viz on orange, OMG! :lol3

    I'm interested in the axle diameters because I'm thinking of buying a tire changing tool that may require an adapter to fit in the wheel.

    On an '01, are the front and rear axles the same size?
  10. Kentucky

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    Thanks. It has been ridden. It's been from Daytona to Kentucky a few times mostly two lanes. I did a great trip to Los Angeles in October. Rode from Daytona to New Orleans to announce the season ending AMA Pro Road Race championship then on to LA to announce the AMA Pro Flat Track championship race and awards banquet. Great Interstate trip across I-10. Ran the bike 70 to 75 out and back. Never used a drop of oil. What a wonderful motorcycle. It does get extra special care from me and always has but definitely she gets ridden.
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  11. Duelsporter

    Duelsporter Been here awhile

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    Got the low bars installed yesterday (Bikemaster Euro bend). They don't look all that much lower in the pictures, but when you look at the bars side-by-side, you can see how much higher the stock bars were. Had a couple of issues. I ordered shims for the bar clamps, but I didn't realize the clutch and front brake perch were on the 1" diameter portion of the stock bars. I thought all the controls were on the 7/8" diameter portion. So I had to go to the local bicycle shop to buy some more shims for the perches. After getting everything installed, the throttle was sticky -- not readily springing back to the closed position. The problem turned out to be the now extra length of the stock throttle cables. I experimented with the positioning of the cables to make them operate more smoothly. Here's how the bars look on the bike:

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    The shims for the bar clamps (trimmed to the proper width):

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    The mirrors (which aren't all that great on the stock bars) now showed my nothing but my arms and shoulders. Used some E-Bay billet mirror extenders which reposition the mirrors up 1" and out 2" or so. Much better view now.

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    Lastly, I installed new Progrip model 714 grips.

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    Overall, I'm very happy with the results. About $50.00 for the whole setup - much less $ than the Kawasaki low-bar kit from Europe. :clap
  12. Bar None

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    Duelsporter,
    Very nice job on the handlebar install and cable routing. I still have the high bars on my W but could use those mirror extensions. Do you get any blurring with the mirror extensions?
  13. Duelsporter

    Duelsporter Been here awhile

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    The mirrors do seem to vibrate a tiny bit more than when on the stock bars, but they also did so before I put on the extenders. I think the the 7/8" bars are more the culprit than the extenders. They are nowhere near as stout as the stock Kawasaki bars. The extra vibration is not a big deal, though.
  14. ORexpat

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    Very nice job! Looks good.
  15. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Thanks, then I'll try the extenders.
  16. GoonerYoda

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    I found #0000 stainless wool at Home Depot, used a bit of WD40 and it worked great. Should have taken some before and after pictures.

    The surface rust was on the springs really, one a few of the larger bolts and on the mirrors.

    Again, thanks for the tip!
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    Excellent, glad it worked out for you!
  18. tonysmallframe

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    Any ideas on a good starting price? Looking at this bike locally..

    "The bike is in perfect shape, always garage kept and never ridden in the rain . The bike has never been down or crashed etc. Last year I had a full tune up on the bike , carbs , valves , front pads etc. ( I have all the records for these and previous owner info)

    All oil changes have been done by myself with wix filters at 1500 miles as I always like clean oil in my bikes. The bike simply runs perfectly.

    I lowered the handle bars and put a more slim w 650 kawasaki knee pad on the bike , both huge improvements in my opinion. I also painted the tank black ( did not like the blue and silver ) and took off the tank badges ( did not like their aesthetics) . I have all the original parts ( in perfect condition) as well as some extra oil filters

    I have to look for the exact mileage but I believe it is around 22k right now"
  19. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    Hard to tell. It would vary regionally.

    $3500-$4kish IMO...maybe $4200. The fact that the owner painted the tank is the reason for my valuation. Did he rattle can the shit, or did he get it professionally done, and I'm not talking MAACO paint job either. A replacement tank isn't cheap. However, you have an opportunity to keep it black or repaint it knowing that it wasn't YOU who changed the original paint scheme of the tank.

    WIX filters are generally not recommended.
  20. Blakebird

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    I think the paint job, professionally done or not - takes away significant value. I'd be closer to the $3200-$3500 range.
    If it was repainted two-tone with pin striping and done nicely... different story.
    To get the bike back to having the nice two-tone paint, you'll spend several hundred dollars.

    The mileage isn't high, but 22k is not cream puff territory either. If I were looking, I'd wait for one like mine to come along :lol3