Just traded the big Suzuki GS1100GK for a 27,000m 1999 Kawasaki ZX-9R (zx900c2). Needs a bit of a tidy up on fairings and a few other minor scruffy bits but hopefully have something I can finally shift now! Shame it's not a first generation model as I'd be tempted to keep it...
Keep a check on the front brake calipers.
Aye, I was told to watch for them!
Think I got my monies worth out of last tyre, properly thin down the centre, don't think it would have made a burnout send off lol.
Also fixed my bikes new auto start feature, every time you turn right it would start itself, very handy feature missing from modern bikes.
liking the fingerless work gloves.
They do that automatically too
Miles of semi knobble vague handling hell, all totally worth it, my spot for the night is totally silent apart from some otters catching and killing some things. Semi knobbies got me down some gravelly tracks and then onto a Marsh/beach area miles away from anyone
Nissin or tokico?
Loads left till the canvas ;)
EDIT - Has yours got a sprag clutch on the starter?
Might run lean..
Might run lean..
Yeah, gonna run it about for a bit and pull the plugs.
Think tuning the carb is easy enough.
Pulling plugs has never worked for me, am never sure that I can trust it.
Tried colour tune and still have the kit but was never sure that underload that thing were right.
Ended up getting a fueling dyno run done to satisfy my mind.
This is me, I over thing think things and want things and worry. Have holed pistons in the past as I missed things like bent throttle body spindles.
Good luck ;)
At a guess you have looked at the discussion about the 6 pots, which are better etc tips to keep them in working condition etc.
For those that don't know some swear by the 6 pots other swear at them and change the for the four pot calipers.
having a day of prepping my work's website for selling parts, and I think I have to buy an M.Unit now
- came up during my learning/research
I've a buddy that builds bikes out here and he reckons they are a right pain in the arse.
I imagine they're at their best when you a building a custom loom from scratch, and using their (or similar) momentary switches. that video does make them seem like the solution to all electrical problems ever
That sounds ominous! To be honest there's a part of me that's strongly considering keeping the engine, gearbox and electronics and swapping them into an Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite, mid-mounted with a supercharger and part out the rest of the bike... that or I'll sell it.
Believe that the zx9r engine fits the zx7r and was a common upgrade.
Part of me thinks that the smart roadster is a modern version of the frog eye.
Not as straightforward as you think but eminently do-able. I remember Hag Hughes built one for Fast Bike’s back in the day as a Blade Eater. Why Kwak never did, I don’t know....
Stateside, but a pretty smashing deal on a 904cc air-cooled Thruxton: https://www.triumphrat.net/triumph-motorcycles-for-sale-wanted-usa-canada/957592-2009-thruxton-5500-boise-idaho.html
(obvs £/$ makes a less good deal than it would have been)
Not as straight forward but lots of info on the internet on what to do makes it easier.
Anyone interested in a hardly used HJC Max 2 flip front helmet? It has the internal sunvisor with it It's the girlfriends and as we've a child due the bike has been sold.
Black, pinlock and size small.
£180 new so she would be happy of could get £80 back
Can recommend these - using one at the mo'
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