Discussion in 'My Bike' started by Lurch, Jul 6, 2015.
Ahhh... a perfect seal, an eskimo's dream!
For now (*cough*) done
Looking good Lurch. It looks long and low, similar to the old race bikes.
Looks great! Can't wait to see it IRL
Some better pics
That's looking awesome mate!
My only bit of constructive criticism would be that the screws on the Kawasaki badges stand out like sore thumbs and would benefit from blacking out
It's on the list It'll only take 2 secs with a small brush
Wait, are those actually screwed to the tank?! You wouldn't have had screw holes there before, did you drill the tank???
HAHA - no.
Cut off screw heads, into the badges holes to fill them, then just stuck on the tank.
Jeez, I was going to say....
Nice work Lurch. Heading down a similar (but not as extensive!) path with my W800. Some advice please...
I am looking to fit lower bars (not clip ons) and was wondering how well your previous clubmans worked. You mentioned that they fouled indicators but did they reduce turning circle / bash tank?
No. Because you can rotate them back and forth still, you can position them not to.
Fouling on the indicators only occurs with the standard, HUGE indicators; which I'm sure wont last long on any modified bike.
Thx for the advice Lurch. Are rearsets on your to do list or are you satisfied with the standard pegs. The only rearsets that I can find that will fit off the shelf require me to sacrifice my first born or rob a bank !!!
Yeah; i've seen those. A) theyre expensive, and b) I think they look too modern for the bike - so I havent bothered.
What is the W like to ride @Lurch ? I have been on a very short test ride that didn't really give me a feel for the bike. Power wise i guess they are no gixxer but do they have some get up? There is one going fairly cheap here in canberra atm and I am looking to upgrade.
Compared to your GS; there is a power upgrade. But it won't be massive. Remember, this is still a learner legal bike in the ACT.
Handling wise, its hard to tell. I never got the standard rear shocks with the bike. It was fitted with an old set of Ikons. It also turned out the Ikons were thrashed out in the top eyelet, so moved around a lot and were very under sprung and under dampered.
I've since sourced and old set of GT550 shocks which fitted properly. I figured the tare weight of the two bike would be similar. Over the Ikons they provided a bit improvement. In the long run I intend on investing a few $'s on the front end suspension.
As for the rest of it; the seat is comfy. The bars are at a nice, neutral position. And finally the build quality is one of the best I've seen on a modern bike. We're talking its all metal. The switch blocks and even the side covers.
I really like mine, but I didnt buy it to go trashing it through the Snowies/ the Cotter etc. Ive got the CBR for that. In saying that tho; DJY took his all over the place and had a blast.
I much prefer the Black with chrome bits, this has style I like.
Looking good, it's starting to look more and more like a race bike.
I liked it better with the bare tank, personally. That said, bare tanks are a prick to keep nice, and it looks great in black!
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