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Author Topic: Brodie's W800  (Read 3730 times)

Offline Brodie

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Re: Brodie's W800
« Reply #10 on: Sep 24, 2018, 19:08:36 »
Yep Kawasaki did bloody well with it. Hopefully the mods I make will improve it a little.

All of the bikes in the W range look great. Even the little 175.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline Brodie

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Re: Brodie's W800
« Reply #11 on: Sep 25, 2018, 04:51:04 »
Removing the side reflector bracket.

Step 1: Locate the bolt holding the side reflector bracket in place and make sure it is clean and nothing is obstructing the bracket.

Step 2: Use a 10mm socket to remove the bolt being careful to avoid scratching any of the frame paintwork.

Step 3: Clean area where bracket was removed and check for missing paint or wear to parts.

 As you can see there was some wear to the outer sheath of the clutch cable. This would have only gotten worse if I left the bracket there.

Here are the photos.

Total weight saving is 110 grams.
« Last Edit: Sep 28, 2018, 00:55:22 by Brodie »
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline Brodie

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Re: Brodie's W800
« Reply #12 on: Sep 25, 2018, 11:59:45 »
Booked in for the 1000km service tomorrow. I will enquire about modification boundaries with the warranty.

Just waiting for a few things to arrive in the mail like new indicators, bars, mirrors, grips and such.

The above post is an example of the style I plan to log the mods in. Very basic for most of us but I hope it will help others new to bikes.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline pidjones

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Re: Brodie's W800
« Reply #13 on: Sep 25, 2018, 15:24:44 »
Booked in for the 1000km service tomorrow. I will enquire about modification boundaries with the warranty.

Just waiting for a few things to arrive in the mail like new indicators, bars, mirrors, grips and such.

The above post is an example of the style I plan to log the mods in. Very basic for most of us but I hope it will help others new to bikes.
Great idea! It may seem way too basic, but is just the kind of thing to get a newby started twisting wrenches the right way and not just hacking up the machine before he knows it.
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Offline Brodie

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Re: Brodie's W800
« Reply #14 on: Sep 25, 2018, 19:15:40 »
I am hoping to do it in a way that will make more daunting tasks simpler for newbies.
I know not a lot of people new to bikes will own a W but it should be fairly transferable to other bikes.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline der_nanno

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Re: Brodie's W800
« Reply #15 on: Sep 26, 2018, 02:18:17 »
Well... I'd say a nice light-weight exhaust and either a set of decent flatslides (you know you want to) or take out the stock EFI-box and install a Micro- or Mega-Squirt and take it from there.

Don't get me wrong, it's a nice bike, but I can not ever leave anything alone...
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Offline spotty

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Re: Brodie's W800
« Reply #16 on: Sep 26, 2018, 23:37:56 »
i knew you wouldn't be able to leave it alone...keep up the good work

is the missus giving you those looks that say "you just bought a nice new bike, why do you have to fcuk round with it, haven't you got all those other bikes to do that with, why can't you leave it alone and just ride it "

hows the hand by the way ?
« Last Edit: Sep 26, 2018, 23:40:25 by spotty »
short fast loud, three things punk rock and vmaxs have in common

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Re: Brodie's W800
« Reply #17 on: Sep 27, 2018, 19:49:16 »
Ha yeah I just have to have a go at everything.

Not going to go to mad with this one. Need it as a daily. Have the XV1100 off the road to sort out the bloody forks. It was running great with your ignition map BTW Greg. Thanks for that many times over.

Spotty, on of the first things the missus asked is what I was going to do first. Second question was if I would leave it a dual seat.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline Brodie

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Re: Brodie's W800
« Reply #18 on: Sep 27, 2018, 20:50:51 »
Removing the "ohh s#!t" pegs.

Step 1: Locate source of irritation when cornering. Found under the rider footpegs

Step 2: Use a 10mm spanner to remove the pegs. These can be tight as they are loctited in.

Step 3: Clean area where pegs were removed.

Weight saving 31grams.

Total weight saving 141 grams.
« Last Edit: Oct 01, 2018, 22:31:15 by Brodie »
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline pidjones

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Re: Brodie's W800
« Reply #19 on: Sep 27, 2018, 21:26:14 »
Now replace them with button-head titanium screws. Trails of fire!
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