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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Checking Clutch Plates
« Last post by TheTeaHermit on Jan 20, 2023, 02.01 am »
*Originally Posted by MaverickAus [+]
From your description all you need it P/N 1310-20072 highlighted in red


Thanks for the response. But no, unfortunately it's a part of the actual cover that broke off for me.

Since I have to take the cover off anyway I was trying to determine what the process for checking my clutch pack is to determine that it still has a good amount of life left. If it doesn't I'll want to just swap it out while I've got it open.



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Ride Reports, Trips, and Touring / South Carolina suggestions
« Last post by echo948 on Jan 20, 2023, 01.31 am »
I'm soon going to be relocating to Charleston, SC.  Any suggestions for good rides in the area?
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Riding Gear, Clothing, and Apparel / Re: New Helmet queries!!
« Last post by Cazzy_R on Jan 19, 2023, 09.51 pm »
 I have the Arrow. In fact I have 2.
 Best fitting helmet I've had. Quality is really good. Lining not as plush as a Shoei but all day comfortable.
 Sharp 4 star,
 It's a race helmet not a touring helmet, has lots of vents so you will need earplugs.
 Never laid hands on the Thunder but I would expect it to be an upgrade.
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Riding Gear, Clothing, and Apparel / Re: New Helmet queries!!
« Last post by stuartho on Jan 19, 2023, 09.18 pm »
A nice looking helmet!



The LS2 USA website only shows one option and it has FIM certification. Maybe the non-FIM model you’re looking at is simply an older model from before they got the helmet FIM certified?
 :027:
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Riding Gear, Clothing, and Apparel / New Helmet queries!!
« Last post by Yxera on Jan 19, 2023, 08.39 pm »
Im planning on upgrading to the Ls2 Thunder Carbon. The thing is it comes with two models - C and C Gp(Fim rated).

The difference in cost is around 125 USD in my country. Im not a track day person but do go on long rides frequently. I also use the Sena 50S communication device.

So I wanted your opinions on which one is better to get. ( I know FIM rated is no brainer but just in case there are people out there who use these or got any knowledge on this , can help me out)

Thank You,
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain always rusty?
« Last post by Cazzy_R on Jan 19, 2023, 07.58 pm »
*Originally Posted by BrewMyTea [+]
Honestly, from the videos I've seen, besides the mess, gear oil is the go too.

 It's only messy if you put too much on. Literally 1/2 a teaspoon for a top up and a little more after a full clean.
 As stated by kevperro wipe it down with an oily rag to finish. The objective is a fine oily film all over the chain.
 You do need to apply it more frequently than a dedicated chain lube though especially in grotty weather. However it's a very quick process.
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*Originally Posted by RedTexan70 [+]
I know I'm not going to do a full exhaust system on my Z. Don't want to fool with getting the ECU flashed and the total cost for a full system and ECU flash can be $1000 to $1500, or more. I really want to replace the fugly OEM end. I like the Scorpion and Delkevic. But, almost every manufacturer lists a slip on for a 2017-2021 model, and few manufacturers have anything for a 2022 or newer. Was there an exhaust change after 2021, of have these manufacturers just not updated their websites? Will a slip on for an 2017-2021 fit, or did Kawi change something?

 A full system is the way to go VS spending big $$ on slip on.... but your choice.
Take a look at Black Widow from the UK, they have Gen 1+2 listed together and good prices for a quality product. 
I run their full system with a 300mm carbon fiber hexagonal can, great rumble but has some bark in the higher RPMs- doesn't PO anyone or draw the attention of cops  :028:

https://www.blackwidowexhausts.co.uk/17-22-usa-aus-rest-of-world-non-euro-1702-c.asp
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain always rusty?
« Last post by BrewMyTea on Jan 19, 2023, 05.04 pm »
Cleaned the chain whilst sorting out the cage I purchased.

Rust is 90% gone with some surface stains, but chain is intact and looks much better.

I've applied a decent amount of the Tru-tension lube I have as well. So time will tell.

Couldn't take any photos as it's pretty dark out now.

*Originally Posted by kevperro [+]
  I'm sticking with what works for me and gear oil is always in the garage.   

Honestly, from the videos I've seen, besides the mess, gear oil is the go too.
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I appreciate this isn't everyone cuppa tea, I installed my crash bars and axle sliders today!

It's a shame that the green doesn't match the frame exactly, but I am happy with the quality.

Installing was a pain, as I got stuck installing the rear subframe due to some slight sizing issues, but nothing major, I did get the bolt in after messing with it enough.

Also, the front axle slider was awkward due to the nylon locking nuts being uncooperative causing the slider to stick out too much on one side.   




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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain always rusty?
« Last post by kevperro on Jan 19, 2023, 01.55 pm »
I've watched all those videos but all I've ever used on any chain is gear oil.    I don't even use much in the way of a cleaner.  I've used the "not approved" WD-40 on my dirt bike chains (they are not o-ring so WD-40 is fine).  I just use the old oil can while the rear wheel is lifted and put it on thick and wipe it down afterward. 

I'm on the coast in Washington but I used to live in the midwest where they salted the roads and that was horrible for any exposed metal.    Vehicles hardly rust at all in comparison out here.    My street bike is only used in good weather and stored in a heated office (I'm weird like that) but my dirt bike gets to see wet/muddy/nasty conditions and I don't have any issues with corrosion on it.     I'm sticking with what works for me and gear oil is always in the garage.   

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