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Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
« Reply #510 on: April 16, 2019, 08:37:01 AM »
Hi Richard,

Very sorry for this super late reply. Totally left the forum for a while  :138:

16/43 will have a higher grunt torque feel compared to the 16/41. I like the top speed (run about 6K rpm max on the highway) without missing the torque feel with the 16/41. My best advice is to try it out and see how you like it.

Besides trying the standard 15/43, tried 15/42, 16/40, 16/42 but settled with the 16/41 ratio. Feels best combination of smooth linear pick-up speed control while also keeping the front tire down gripping.

Hi Rog,

Will ask some question on the new 2019 V1K. Not seen yet in the shops here  :172:

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Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
« Reply #511 on: April 17, 2019, 12:03:49 PM »
My brother was at Kawasaki HQ this morning and told me the new V1K 2019 was on display. Hence, I was there in the evening  :008:

Well, this is the standard version costing 16646 Pounds / Usd 21714 / Euro 19197. Told official opening sometime next month. Colours not firm and no details for the SE version yet.























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Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
« Reply #512 on: April 17, 2019, 02:06:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
Hi Richard,

Very sorry for this super late reply. Totally left the forum for a while  :138:

16/43 will have a higher grunt torque feel compared to the 16/41. I like the top speed (run about 6K rpm max on the highway) without missing the torque feel with the 16/41. My best advice is to try it out and see how you like it.

Besides trying the standard 15/43, tried 15/42, 16/40, 16/42 but settled with the 16/41 ratio. Feels best combination of smooth linear pick-up speed control while also keeping the front tire down gripping.
 :031: Guys!
stlee29

I have been running the 16/41 for a couple of weeks now - and I concur with all your comments - I like it - No more hunting for 7th gear.  :celebrate:

I also went for "Ognibene" SILENT Sprockets which have a rubber profile applied on both sides of the sprocket front and rear - like the OEM front sprocket but a lot cheaper.  :001:



The chain now is super quiet  :028: :028: and the rubber is supposed to extend chain and sprocket life even further  :notsure:

Richard :001:

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Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
« Reply #513 on: April 17, 2019, 02:26:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
My brother was at Kawasaki HQ this morning and told me the new V1K 2019 was on display. Hence, I was there in the evening  :008:

Well, this is the standard version costing 16646 Pounds / Usd 21714 / Euro 19197. Told official opening sometime next month. Colours not firm and no details for the SE version yet.























Kawasaki now marketing their new oil by Idetmitsu.












Will you be able to arrange a test ride Steve  :question: 

The result of which could be costly  :001:   
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Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
« Reply #514 on: April 17, 2019, 05:30:12 PM »
Not sure if more than one version is offered here in the U.S., but the MSRP for the 1000 SE LT+ is $17,999.00.

I've been very pleased with the Ognibene sprockets as well.  Only glitch was they initially sent me the wrong one.  But as soon as I contacted them, they immediately sent the correct one no questions asked.  I suppose it's because of int'l shipping, but they didn't even want the first one back.  Can't beat that !
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Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
« Reply #515 on: April 18, 2019, 06:18:51 AM »
G'Day Richard and Huckleberry,

Wow, those dampen Ognibene are awesome. Here mostly Sunstar (http://www.sunstarmoto.com/it/products/intro.php) and JT (http://www.jtsprockets.com/) sprocket are available. Normally change a set every 25K km.

G'Day Rog,

 :757:  :169: Agreed, will arrange for a test ride when she out...Nothing good comes cheap LOL I like the orca colours some of the Guys have  :1:

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Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
« Reply #516 on: April 21, 2019, 06:15:30 AM »
Been using this voltage stabilizer for my two cars with their extra ground wires attached ( from the battery -ve to car body and engine block) Cost 10 USD . Monitored them on for a week if any parasitic draw from both them batteries. About 0.1 V less which think is ok. Take is no drastic benefit in engine performance but idle seems smoother and think more efficient earth grounding around.



Connected these earthing wires (not the voltage stabilizer) to my V. Idle also sounds smoother and much more steady. Just passed 130K km mileage and a healthy engine is always good.

Not recommending this but am happy with this DIY kit.

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Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
« Reply #518 on: April 26, 2019, 10:49:22 AM »
Comes in gunmetal black, too.

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Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
« Reply #519 on: April 26, 2019, 02:36:08 PM »
Neat idea Steve, enables easier inflation and the addition of TPMS  :028:   
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