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Versys 1000 => Mods and Appearance => Topic started by: stlee29 on June 23, 2013, 02:45:54 AM

Title: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 23, 2013, 02:45:54 AM
Continuation of my Yellow Beam of Light in the US V650 forum. The highbeam light is yellow  :1:
It was first the 2008 and later 2010 V650 and having the V1K for a week now.
Calling her VX1 with her 3rd oil change with motoman break-in at 1100km.

The VX1 is great..... :002: Enjoying it  :celebrate:

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Obsession in progress....  :031:




Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: V-Coaster on June 23, 2013, 03:26:09 AM
Welcome again  :152: I see now the exhaust is a Scorpion, before from a distance it looked just like my Akro.
Nice bike and glad you're enjoying it.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: myred on June 23, 2013, 08:07:46 AM
hello capt. once on a Versys (V650), always on a Versys (V1k) i guess. and a third one in a row too. !.
congratulations on your new ride. am on a Duke now, a much lighter bike to the ex-V650.
hope to catch up with you one day. the bad haze is keeping us indoors n curtailing our sunday rides to the hills.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Yox on June 23, 2013, 01:18:28 PM
Nice zorst  :028:
love your garage as well!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Chris A on June 23, 2013, 02:48:27 PM
Congratulations stlee   :031:

On my third Versys too!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 24, 2013, 10:57:43 AM
Thanks for the welcome, Guys! The garage is the open air concept type  :001:

Visit Givi this morning to fix the side bag and top case racks. No 52L top case in stock (http://www.givi.it/cases/monokey/TRK52N-TREKKER (http://www.givi.it/cases/monokey/TRK52N-TREKKER)) but did not fancy the Givi trekker 33 for the side hardbags. Had order earlier the Kappa KGR 33. Looks rugged but also had silver covers. Had the carbon fiber stickers added on to match the scorpion.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 30, 2013, 02:22:11 PM
Barkbuster with cheap good adjustable levers (http://www.ebay.com/itm/180875318665?_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649&item=180875318665&cmd=ViewItem&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/180875318665?_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649&item=180875318665&cmd=ViewItem&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT&vxp=mtr))

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Givi trekker 52L top case (http://www.givi.co.uk/cases-top-case/monokey/TRK52N-TREKKER (http://www.givi.co.uk/cases-top-case/monokey/TRK52N-TREKKER)). Look proportional with the bike.

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Pretty happy with the tutoro chain oiler with dual feed nozzle (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/TUTORO-AUTO-Fully-Automatic-motorcycle-chain-oiler-/161052002506?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item257f7288ca (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/TUTORO-AUTO-Fully-Automatic-motorcycle-chain-oiler-/161052002506?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item257f7288ca))

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Using 80W-90 gear oil

Previous V650 Optimate 4 battery connector
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Denso horns with relay, fenda extender with was bolted on.
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local radiator guard, about 60 GBP$
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 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: V-Coaster on June 30, 2013, 03:56:11 PM
Looks like you've been busy.   :1:
What else do you have in your bag of tricks?   :007:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: wozzamatta on July 01, 2013, 04:03:58 AM
I notice that you changed screens.

The adjustable screen looks similar to a MRA screen but seems to be a different brand, where did you get it?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: versys1k on July 01, 2013, 08:53:22 PM
Saw kappa brand on the screen.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: versys1k on July 01, 2013, 08:54:47 PM
I think he bought kappa main screen and fitted an x-screen add on top. Correct me if I am wrong.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 02, 2013, 06:24:00 AM
Sorry for the confusion, Guys.  :006:

It's a kappa and similiar to the the Givi 4105ST (http://www.givi.it/My-motorcycle/?ma=KAWASAKI&mo=Versys-1000-12 (http://www.givi.it/My-motorcycle/?ma=KAWASAKI&mo=Versys-1000-12)). Asked for the Givi airflow but Givi here does not bring them in.

Yup, got the kappa which is 16 cm longer than the oem. Don't fancy looking through the windsheild but over it. The MRA X-creen is from the V650 (bought from HPS UK). Fixed it first on the oem sheild but it was flexing a lot when going 200. Versys1K, your're correct.

Put tape over it and sawed a straight line with a hacksaw. Rode back 350km to work last night and the wind flow was good.  Post some pics later.

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: myred on July 02, 2013, 12:26:27 PM
capt,

any particular reason you moved from Hepco to Kappa side boxes ?. remembered you were using the larger Hepco junior boxes on the V650.
the Kappas' remind me of the super rugged Pelican cases, which are not available here except for their outdoor surveyors range. shop is in Mid Valley.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 02, 2013, 03:25:39 PM
Hi Francis,

Seeked a narrow sidebags option as the V1000 is quite a large bike. Lane filtering with bulky hardbag in our traffic might break a few car mirrors. Had also seen the larger Givi 46L trekker sidebags/ Kappar KGR 46L but the 52L Givi topcase had ample of space. I do plan to remove the sidebags and keep the top case on more.

Nice thing about the protruding Givi engine guards, it gives a sense of gauging the space in between cars for lane filtering.

Saw the Givi trekkers and just too much silver for me. Thinking now to even carbon fiber sticker the top case Givi.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 02, 2013, 03:38:00 PM
Took off the sidestand and welded a round plate underneath. Cost a pound. No danger of sinking when washing the bike on the lawn.
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Bought some softer Progrip gel 714 grips on ebay. Thought of BMW grips used previously but just itching to try these on.
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Love the airflow now
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Local made headlight cover, GBP$ 25
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The motowerk lowering peg block with my bigger pegs from the V650.
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: kumar on July 03, 2013, 12:14:32 AM
Hi stlee,

Lots of nice accessories you got installed. Am still waiting for the hepco junior cases to arrive, its only been a month plus..  :lostit: How are the progrip? Any recommendations? Need to find ways to reduce the vibrations on the trottle grip side.

cheers!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 03, 2013, 08:05:59 AM
here's an alternative to changing the grips. I've used Grip Puppies for a couple of years now and they are great, plus they fit my big hands better than standard grips.  :123A:

http://www.grip-puppy.co.uk/ (http://www.grip-puppy.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: kumar on July 03, 2013, 08:13:51 AM
hey tyke, thanks for the suggestion. Will looke them up as well..   :37:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 08, 2013, 05:24:10 AM
Hi Kumar,

Yes, there is a slight buzz in the right mirror after 120km/hr. Left mirror is has no issues and great. Had played around with washers and some rubber rings but no joy. Will post pics of using the oem weight ends on the handlebars.


Was in Malaysia west coast for the weekend. Some pics:
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(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0002-10.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0002-10.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0003-10.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0003-10.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0004-9.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0004-9.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0006-8.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0006-8.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 08, 2013, 05:35:59 AM
Changed oi at 3500km. The magnetic engine oil plug (old V650 one) looked clean. Split open the oil filter and hat is nice too.

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K&N air filter arrived from the UK. For plugs next change, intend to change to Denso IU27.

Order mini voltmeter for the car and V. Decided to going to install a 12V socket so getting a voltmeter plug-in socket type.
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Bikevis should be seen nicely from a far.
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Mirrors with side orange LED but fancy the oem mirrors.
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Electrical work will be later as waiting for the cree lights.



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 08, 2013, 05:40:28 AM
Some cheap trial and error work on the buzzing right mirror at speeds.
Used a longer bolt, oem bar end weights and 2 big washers.

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Extra wingspan....
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: kumar on July 08, 2013, 06:41:20 AM
Nice.. more accessories  :002:
Does the bikevis comes with its own switch?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 08, 2013, 08:26:58 AM
Try adding some spring washers to the bar end weight securing bolt  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 10, 2013, 12:29:01 AM
Thanks, Tyke but I loctited.

Rode back to work last night and happy to report left and right rear view are crsytal clear (even at speeds).  :002:

Also got some bad and good news.

Bad: While jacking the bike on the rear stand (this stand doesn't suit the V1K but to the V650) the right guide slipped from the bobbins. Result is my Scorpion is toast. A bad leaking crack on the carbon fiber. Now i remember why should have gone for titanium.  Anyway, think know someone here can wrap some new sheet around it.

Good: Got rid of the collector box with a pipe with a yoshimura at the end...
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 10, 2013, 07:49:14 AM
any pictures of the Yosh
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 10, 2013, 08:38:38 AM
Will do, Tyke.

Kumar, the bikevis was more splice and place. Had wanted to make something similiar to my ex V650 but the V1K front didn't look the part. The LED strips used here was realible and no shorting out issue. The single small blue LED ones sold here don't last long.

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Another LED running light option is to dim the LED spot lights (just came) with a reostat which could be brighten up to a spot/fog light. The ones ordered were from Rigid (http://www.rigidindustries.com/Dually-LED-Light-Flood-p/dually-fl.htm (http://www.rigidindustries.com/Dually-LED-Light-Flood-p/dually-fl.htm)).

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 10, 2013, 12:45:07 PM
The Rigid Duelly led flood lights
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Understand it is the stainless steel RS-3 Yoshi. Left the insert in for now but it deep and throaty. Also notice for the same rpm, it shows a 5 km/hr speed increase. Think I have some better fuel efficient as did not need to stop at the usual petrol refill.
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The replacement pipe for the collector box
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It's not the new Yoshi with the tapered cone ends. Can is long which looks nice.
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: andrewhtf on July 10, 2013, 05:31:32 PM
Steven, u made me itch all over!  :2:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: john. on July 10, 2013, 06:02:57 PM
Now that is a pipe!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 11, 2013, 08:47:10 AM
Yosh pipes are very well made, I'm sure there's a significant weight saving over the OEM item too
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Yox on July 11, 2013, 05:28:08 PM
I like the lights  :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 31, 2013, 12:25:48 PM
Some ebay items in coming.

Gear sock from Hong kong and motul engine oil bottle cap to cover the power outlet hole.

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Painted it black, ori cap is red.
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 03, 2013, 11:02:32 AM
Hi 2kwacks,

Not much space to mount them Rigid floodlight on the givi engine guard. Did not have clamps so just bolted and loctited. Tinted them yellow to be seen better in the rain. Changed H7 bulb to Osram Nightracer bulb. Should be better than oem.
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The bike bullet from UK Bikevis and the blue pilot light should be brilliant at night.

Put on my favorite rubbers (Bridgestone). Used T30 for the V650 and felt planted on the V1X.
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90 degree valve stem to pump air in easy.
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(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0009-2.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0009-2.jpg.html)

Rear red LED flashes when brakes go on
(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0010-4.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0010-4.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0011-2.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0011-2.jpg.html)

Intended to use the samsung note 8.0 as a GPS but maybe to risky and easy stolen. Swap it with the car's garmin nuvi 40. Mounted on the windshield holder.

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0006-9.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0006-9.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0005-10.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0005-10.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0013-1.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0013-1.jpg.html)

Also a car voltmeter to plug in at times needed. Reads 14.2 V DC.
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diy on the car note 8.0 holder with a string.
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 05, 2013, 04:48:21 AM
Fixed up the sw-motech barbacks (30mm rise and back) from UK.
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(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0002-13.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0002-13.jpg.html)

DID chain and 41 sunstar rear sprocket (minus 2 from OEM). Should retain the pickup and give slightly better mileage.
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Some decent priced Phillip's Extreme Vision H7 from metrodirect, UK. (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/PHILIPS-EXTREME-VISION-H7-NEW-100-MORE-LIGHT-CAR-BULBS-/380603333335?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item589db9fad7 (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/PHILIPS-EXTREME-VISION-H7-NEW-100-MORE-LIGHT-CAR-BULBS-/380603333335?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item589db9fad7))
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: kumar on August 05, 2013, 10:36:11 AM
Wow.. excellent updates! How brights are the led fog / spot light. Did you have to drill a hole into the engine guard to mount em? Does the kit come with the switch as well?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 05, 2013, 03:45:00 PM
Yes, Kumar. so bright and yellow.
(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0008-3.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0008-3.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0009-3.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0009-3.jpg.html)

Just drilled a hole in the givi engine guard,bolted them and loctited. Rigid does have holders but does not send them here.
http://www.rigidindustries.com/d-series-led-lighting-s/131.htm (http://www.rigidindustries.com/d-series-led-lighting-s/131.htm)
Rigid LED kit comes with wiring and switch:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/271073381172?_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649&item=271073381172&cmd=ViewItem&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/271073381172?_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649&item=271073381172&cmd=ViewItem&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT&vxp=mtr)

Brake led pic
(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0004-12.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0004-12.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0005-11.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0005-11.jpg.html)

Vesrah brake pads (http://catalog.vesrah.co.jp/list/brake.asp (http://catalog.vesrah.co.jp/list/brake.asp))
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 10, 2013, 01:40:32 AM
Had some left over SOLAS lifebuoy tape around:

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0001-14.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0001-14.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0002-14.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0002-14.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0003-15.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0003-15.jpg.html)

The VX1 is a great and fun bike.Yeah!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 17, 2013, 01:47:32 AM
Got back from office yesterday (commute home to office 350km weekly one way) afternoon but managed to meet my seat guy. Added more sponge to flatten the crotch area. Feels way better now after fixing the barbacks. Reused the seat cover.

<a href="http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0002-15.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0002-15.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0002-15.jpg"/></a>

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0003-16.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0003-16.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0001-15.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0001-15.jpg.html)

Riding to work to catch the boat in other side of west Malaysia. That's about 700km. Can fly but love to ride.v :002:

Had a test ride on the 2013 BMW R1200gs. I still love my VX1 Versys.... :028:
 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 17, 2013, 10:04:00 AM
Re-attaching. Thanks.

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0002-15.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0002-15.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 27, 2013, 06:45:37 AM
Fixed up the triboseat passenger seat cover (http://triboseat.com/ (http://triboseat.com/)). My boy says it works well.

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0001-16.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0001-16.jpg.html)

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/stlee29/stlee2/IMG_0002-16.jpg) (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/stlee29/media/stlee2/IMG_0002-16.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 28, 2013, 05:58:20 AM
Had to get new gloves as some wear and tear holes showing up the local cobbler can't fix. :003:

Some decent Alpine stars summer gloves.
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 29, 2013, 07:28:43 AM
Bought a sunstar 41 rear sprocket (oem 43 teeth) but think going closer to 42 now as much crap to haul around and most riding not on flat land.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 30, 2013, 03:06:27 AM
The SOLAS stickers did not stay on long. Guess had keep them old too long.

Found some balance black tape that only glows in the dark when reflected on.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 08, 2013, 03:53:33 AM
Had some balance Oxford anodized lining which would sparkle the headlight protector.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zps1642e503.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zps1642e503.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsc79e6516.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsc79e6516.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpsedbbe9a1.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpsedbbe9a1.jpg.html)

Also some cheap car door protectors which are some nice cat's eyes.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0005_zpsf1be2767.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0005_zpsf1be2767.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0006_zpsd04ae2aa.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0006_zpsd04ae2aa.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0008_zps67211503.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0008_zps67211503.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0012_zpsb772e6a4.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0012_zpsb772e6a4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 08, 2013, 03:57:10 AM
Frost,

Got the barback on ebay (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/181084552467?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/181084552467?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)).

Does not contact the cowling and windshield at full steering lock.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0009_zpsab4bc374.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0009_zpsab4bc374.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0010_zps17910737.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0010_zps17910737.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0011_zps6fc7bf16.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0011_zps6fc7bf16.jpg.html)

Thanks and Cheers!
Steven.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: kiwi41 on September 08, 2013, 03:37:01 PM
Should buy a V1000 so I can keep updated on new version of yellow beam of light thread.  :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Frost on September 08, 2013, 05:06:39 PM
Thanks for posting the pics  :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 09, 2013, 08:29:00 AM
 :002: Phil. The V650 is fun and nimble but the V1000 suits me better with the travelling and playing.

Most welcome, Frost.

Just waiting for the Ohlins pair to arrive. Think then the V will handle brilliant.  :biker1:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: kiwi41 on September 09, 2013, 11:46:33 AM
Love to have a ride on your new toy Steven if and when im back your way, maybe next year.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 13, 2013, 12:06:29 PM
  :152: Phil.  :37:

Just go back, some rain along the way.  :008: stand went down

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3056_zps6682722d.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3056_zps6682722d.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3055_zpsd59a1f67.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3055_zpsd59a1f67.jpg.html)

Good rides, Guys!  :scooter: :biker1:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on September 13, 2013, 03:16:18 PM
Shoei Neotec  :question:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 14, 2013, 02:56:02 AM
Yes, Tyke. Neotec (http://neotec.shoei-europe.com/ (http://neotec.shoei-europe.com/)) replaced my trusted Multitec few months ago. Shoei heard the massed and gave us the Neotec. Love the shade and the ventilation is  :37:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3065_zpsd07c1d5c.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3065_zpsd07c1d5c.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3064_zps7b663057.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3064_zps7b663057.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3063_zpsff26495f.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3063_zpsff26495f.jpg.html)

Tyke, ordered a givi air flow following good reviews. Thanks.

Going to synthetic oil tmow.  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on September 14, 2013, 08:48:12 AM
I have a Schuberth C3, (which I purchased to replace my Multitec) but I don't really like it and prefer to use my Arai Tour X4

I reckon the Neotec is a better helmet than the C3
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 15, 2013, 06:04:25 AM
I really like the design of the Arai XD4 and Shoei's Hornet. they look great!

My youngest brother (got another 4 brothers who ride) with my first V650 sporting his dual sport helmet.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zps253cc9fe.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zps253cc9fe.jpg.html)

My dad had a C2 but not for my head shape. Checked out the C3 also but didn't suit me too.

Did some chain cleaning with a dry rag and checked the alignment.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_1438_zps390f12ab.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_1438_zps390f12ab.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on September 15, 2013, 08:48:33 AM
In addition to checking the chain alignment I would suggest that you also check wheel alignment which can be done with a long enough straight edge  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 16, 2013, 02:03:48 AM
Thank you for the great suggestion, Tyke. I guess what you meant is which the long string from the rear wheel. I'll only done it once on the V650 gen 2 before following instructions here

MOT: Prepare & Pass - Wheel alignment (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBxK-OQ--fg#)

Watched the Italian MotoGP yesterday. Was hoping Rossi could mount a challenge to the Hondas with Yamaha's new seamless transmission. Ahh...but Lorenzo was superb.

Much appreciated, Tyke. Cheers!  :002:

Trying to upload the Yoshi sound on youtube next.

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 16, 2013, 12:34:48 PM
Yoshi RS-3 sound from cold, fast idling to warm. Sorry for the noisy background noise, the small ones having a good time. :002:

versys 1000 yoshi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOdbOhIZ-Gg#)

My first V650 with a local made pipe (AHM).

V with AHM pipe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfHjl13_12I#ws)

Don't have a sound clip for the V650 2nd gen which had a scorpion can.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_2827_zps0a0aa083.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_2827_zps0a0aa083.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_2944_zpsc944c912.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_2944_zpsc944c912.jpg.html)

Enjoy, Thanks.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: waynez1000sx on September 19, 2013, 11:59:33 PM
hi mate have you had to alter the fuelling with the cat taken out how does it run and is there a noticeable power increase
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 20, 2013, 05:49:55 AM
G'Day Wayne,

Had not done any extra tuning or altering after fixing this yoshi can. Had the K&N air filter before this. That does make the engine breath better.

Do have the occasional backfiring when deaccelarate quicky but that's normal. Don't see any issues.
I do see a slight increase of speedpower (guess power) about 5km/h on the speedo at the same rpm compared when she had the scorpion can. Cant say about the oen exhaust as removed it before out the showroom.

Guess might put in a Power commander but don't see the need for that.

I happy I did it as I feel it is not too loud, sounds great and slightly more powered. It still is not as loud as the scorpion can with the baffles out on the V650.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 28, 2013, 11:10:09 AM
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3107_zpsc4bb414b.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3107_zpsc4bb414b.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3109_zps4dd99595.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3109_zps4dd99595.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3108_zps4e195390.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3108_zps4e195390.jpg.html)

Got to know for the 1st half of 2014 for Malaysia, the V1K comes in black. and from 2014 June, in kawasaki lime green.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3110_zpse29e15d8.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3110_zpse29e15d8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on September 28, 2013, 01:59:51 PM
Is that a Black V1K I see there  :question: :question: :question:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Yox on September 28, 2013, 07:23:22 PM
Clue
"Got to know for the 1st half of 2014 for Malaysia, the V1K comes in black. and from 2014 June, in kawasaki lime green."
 :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 29, 2013, 02:23:33 AM
No worries, Guy  :002: Appreciate the conversation  :028:

Went to the shop to pick up an oil filter. Saw that black V1K. Reminded me of Deep Purple's black night. Guessing some will like it. The kawasaki lime green would sure be a looker  :152:

Listen to it while riding.... :123A: :123A: :123A:
Deep Purple Black Night (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et3AJIry4iI#)

Got the Givi airflow installed. Fine tune it riding to work tmow.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3111_zps9b56829c.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3111_zps9b56829c.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3113_zps7a970629.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3113_zps7a970629.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3114_zps6dfce874.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3114_zps6dfce874.jpg.html)

 :031: Guys!

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on September 29, 2013, 08:35:02 AM
My Airflow is set at its lowest setting, but I rarely travel on motorways when I would probably raise it up a bit

It depends on your size/height on the bike I suppose  :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 04, 2013, 02:43:30 PM
Thanks, Tyke. The airflow is great.  :028: It channels the air nicely over the helmet and sides flow into the roadcrafter's suit forearms. Nice and  :37: had taken off the Givi stickers for clear vis. Still look over the screen not through it.

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3117_zps04e0d6c0.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3117_zps04e0d6c0.jpg.html)

Good rides, Guys!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: estrenuo on October 04, 2013, 09:05:57 PM
Should you look over the screen? I installed mine a few days ago and to really have to comfort of no wind noise (and hearing the lovely engine instead), I look through te screen (and I am a small guy).
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 05, 2013, 02:28:23 AM
Hi Estrenuo,

Prefer to look over it for unrestricted visibility in front. Set it high just enough for the air to flow nicely to follow the contour of the helmet. I'm 1.80 m. There always some noise but have my music ear phones in so that's ok.

Got my reusable stainless steel oil filter back from my brother's V650.

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3127_zps31d36745.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3127_zps31d36745.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3129_zps51ef94d3.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3129_zps51ef94d3.jpg.html)

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/flo-oil-filter/ (http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/flo-oil-filter/)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 05, 2013, 03:40:57 AM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-KLZ-1000-A-Versys-CF-ABS-LZT00A-2012-Magnetic-Drain-Plug-/180909661074?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item2a1f0e5b92 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-KLZ-1000-A-Versys-CF-ABS-LZT00A-2012-Magnetic-Drain-Plug-/180909661074?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item2a1f0e5b92)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 10, 2013, 11:31:56 AM
Been using ex-V650 motowerk's (http://shop.motowerk.com/Mirror-Extenders-KM10-125-ME-PAIR-BLK.htm (http://shop.motowerk.com/Mirror-Extenders-KM10-125-ME-PAIR-BLK.htm)) mirror extender less than a week now. Allow rear view pass the shoulders which is good. The oem bolts have differrent thread pitch so needed new bolts.  A few vibs but crystal after 5000 rpm.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zps436de0d1.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zps436de0d1.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zps4396b6f5.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zps4396b6f5.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zpse54b9feb.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zpse54b9feb.jpg.html)
Planning the point the headlight a bit higher tmow.

Also, stopped by the shop to get engine oil. Used Maxima before and find it pretty good too (http://www.maximausa.com/shopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=4&zenid=DiB87V0Gala6dEE3OTSzv3 (http://www.maximausa.com/shopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=4&zenid=DiB87V0Gala6dEE3OTSzv3)). Another favourite is Amsoil (http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/motor-oil/motorcycle/ (http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/motor-oil/motorcycle/)) but don't like the fact it comes in US quarts (less than a liter).

Saw 2 V1k which looks like having repairs:
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/Photo0004_zpsf4afbcd5.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/Photo0004_zpsf4afbcd5.jpg.html)
with akra slip-on

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/Photo0003_zps0567c703.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/Photo0003_zps0567c703.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/Photo0000_zps7acd90de.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/Photo0000_zps7acd90de.jpg.html)
two brother without the toaster, straight pipe

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/Photo0001_zps48cc3e6a.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/Photo0001_zps48cc3e6a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 11, 2013, 04:30:49 AM
Did the vertical headlight adjustment. Wanted the beam slighter higher.

If to do the vertical beam, think just easier to remove the right cowling.
For the horizontal, to remove the left cowling. Had adjust the beams on the V650 which was so much easier as there was space to put them fingers in. The V1k cockpit space is crammed.

The horizontal beam adjustment knob on the left.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3144_zps3ee1a357.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3144_zps3ee1a357.jpg.html)

First to remove the quick plastic rivet at the base of the cowling
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Remove bolt on the cowling top
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Pull out gently and remove the cowling forward. Once out, able to see the adjustment knob. As first, it was a bit confusing about using the + philips screwdriver.
So inserted the head to the screwdriver to turn the adjustment knob. Knob to turn clockwise to raise up the vertical beam. Took a spot on the wall as initial reference to begin with.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3139_zps34401f9b.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3139_zps34401f9b.jpg.html)

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3142_zps3f0366d6.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3142_zps3f0366d6.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3151_zpscdc4e1cd.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3151_zpscdc4e1cd.jpg.html)

Aslo rcvd the laser dot alignment tool this morning. Good stuff. Thanks, Dave.
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The repeated starts last night might have weaken the battery. Charged her up with the Optimate 4.
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Good thing with the Optimate 4, could also charge up the car battery. A longer time though...
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 12, 2013, 05:23:42 AM
Noticed chain oil (using 80W-90 with tuturo oiler) flung around the black plastics resulting some spots here and there.

Took a used silkoline engine oil container and cut it to shape.
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Glue gun it.
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Gave it strong pulls and seems to be stuck solid. Hope so. Anyway, won't  spoil the guard looks if it does comes off.

See some solid chain protectors ones out.
http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Kettenschutz-Kawasaki-Versys-1000-Versys1000-bj-12-Schrift-/190920725943?pt=DE_Motorradteile&hash=item2c73c315b7 (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Kettenschutz-Kawasaki-Versys-1000-Versys1000-bj-12-Schrift-/190920725943?pt=DE_Motorradteile&hash=item2c73c315b7)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: kumar on October 30, 2013, 04:58:30 AM
Thats a pretty good idea. :37: I too have been having to deal with the chain lube being flug all over the back portion of the bike and it does take some time and WD40 to get rid off.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on October 30, 2013, 07:52:55 AM
*Originally Posted by kumar [+]
Thats a pretty good idea. :37: I too have been having to deal with the chain lube being flug all over the back portion of the bike and it does take some time and WD40 to get rid off.

This stuff is very good at doing exactly what it says on the tin, you can use it on a cloth to wipe areas affected by chain oil 'fling'  :002:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WD-40-SPECIALIST-MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-CHAIN-SPRAY-CLEANER-400ML-CAN-GHOSTBIKES-/190913216863?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item2c7350815f (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WD-40-SPECIALIST-MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-CHAIN-SPRAY-CLEANER-400ML-CAN-GHOSTBIKES-/190913216863?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item2c7350815f)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: kumar on October 30, 2013, 10:12:29 AM
Thanks for the info tyke, will look it up on ebay. We don't seem to get the WD40 chain cleaner here, only the regular WD40.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on November 20, 2013, 12:59:08 AM
Yup, plenty of nice things we don't have them here. Plus bike stuff are expensive. Got to make a border run south soon to Singapore for certain goodies.

Just got back after a month offshore moving rigs. Weather was nasty then.

Best joke, when got back riding home, forgot how to ride  :003:. Started slow and took a few minutes to get back on the saddle. What Keith Code said was slowly applied again  :002:

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 26, 2013, 04:23:46 AM
will be testing these mirror with indicators for a while. haven't connected the wires. if so, don't intend to make them as running light but just left/right turn indicators.

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpse77b1151.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpse77b1151.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0005_zps58cc2cac.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0005_zps58cc2cac.jpg.html) :2: :celebrate:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 26, 2013, 09:16:47 AM
They look neat, and not a lot different in shape than the OEM items..are the arms a bit shorter though  :question:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: walbe on December 26, 2013, 11:28:51 AM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
Noticed chain oil (using 80W-90 with tuturo oiler) flung around the black plastics resulting some spots here and there.

What a nice idea, I have the same problem with scottoiler and I will do the same soon.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Yox on December 27, 2013, 02:38:47 PM
How are the mirrors for vibes?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 28, 2013, 08:59:38 AM
Mirrors are  :151:. Too vibey after 120 km/h.

Fixed back the oem mirrors and added cheap additional indicators. Spliced them wires from the indicator and heat shrink their connections to keep them waterproof.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Mathurin on December 28, 2013, 05:23:30 PM
strange mine has good oem mirrors , no vibes at any speed, ...maybe a few upper 8000 rpm on sixth ..
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 28, 2013, 06:11:10 PM
*Originally Posted by Mathurin [+]
strange mine has good oem mirrors , no vibes at any speed, ...maybe a few upper 8000 rpm on sixth ..

I think stlee29 is referring to the vibration on the aftermarket mirrors that he fitted Math not his oem mirrors
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Yox on December 28, 2013, 10:03:51 PM
Right hand oe mirror on mine is good. Left one vibrates so I get a blurred image.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 29, 2013, 08:55:10 AM
*Originally Posted by Yox [+]
Right hand oe mirror on mine is good. Left one vibrates so I get a blurred image.

Yox, have ya tried tying a bungee between them both ...that should sort it  :008: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 29, 2013, 12:34:02 PM
My oem mirrors are good after 120 km/h. Think someone used this before but not sure if the work as they claim to. http://www.getgeared.co.uk/LOUIS_Motorcycle_Mirror_Vibration_Dampers (http://www.getgeared.co.uk/LOUIS_Motorcycle_Mirror_Vibration_Dampers)

Got some Denso iridium spark plug for the next plug change. IU27, same as like the V650 uses.
http://www.sparkplug-crossreference.com/convert/NGK_PN/CR9EIA9 (http://www.sparkplug-crossreference.com/convert/NGK_PN/CR9EIA9)

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 :028: for 2014!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 31, 2013, 07:48:24 AM
Remove the givi topcase cover and carbon fiber sticker it.

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 :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 31, 2013, 08:26:21 AM
Very neat....WOW that is a BIG top box   :5: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 01, 2014, 10:00:28 AM
52L volume, Tyke... :007: lots of stuff to drag around and leaves an option if don't plan to keep the sidebags on due to lane splitting during peak traffic.

http://www.givi.co.uk/cases/Monokey/TRK52N%20TREKKER. (http://www.givi.co.uk/cases/Monokey/TRK52N%20TREKKER.) Removing the inside screws, the aluminum shell comes out whole. Looks good to paint too. To keep this topbox tight, put down rubber pads at the base plate made out of used cut up tire tubes.

 :031: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on January 01, 2014, 10:20:41 AM
I think its the camera angle that makes your case look big, its squarer shape is good  :028:

I have a Givi Maxia Monokey which I like

http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/?Currency=GBP&Locale=en_GB&ObjectPath=/Shops/10207048/Products/GIVI-E55NT-Maxia-3-Monokey-Topcase&ViewAction=ViewProductViaPortal&gclid=CNzY3Nbf3LsCFYUewwod4CUA6w (http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/?Currency=GBP&Locale=en_GB&ObjectPath=/Shops/10207048/Products/GIVI-E55NT-Maxia-3-Monokey-Topcase&ViewAction=ViewProductViaPortal&gclid=CNzY3Nbf3LsCFYUewwod4CUA6w)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 02, 2014, 02:53:48 AM
Looks very nice  :028:. Had thought of that same model but having the Kappa sidebags boxy opted to keep it that way. Really like the bling of the LED lights.  :152:

Thinking now of fixing the SW Motech centerstand. Not really for easy chain lubing or what. Primarily for my kid's safety as they like to climb up the bike on her side stand. Had to see if can be done as have a "S" bend pipe on her. Not too sure can fit or mod required.  :124:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on January 02, 2014, 07:44:40 AM
The Motech Centre Stand is a must for me and I wouldn't want to be without it, plus its a very easy fitment ~ although I'm not sure if it will fit yours as you have an "S" bend modification  :187:

have you got any detailed pictures of the "S" bend   :question:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 02, 2014, 01:00:52 PM
Will take a few underneath pic shot on Sunday. Off to work tmow.

Couldn't get a SW Motech centre stand but found out a local mass produces clones. Cost about RM 700/ 129 Pounds. Looks solid and powder coated well. The S bend did cost some mods to twist and position the pipe not to obstruct the centre stand. Rode back in the rain and no problems observed.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0011_zps959d7fd9.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0011_zps959d7fd9.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0010_zps1f101a71.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0010_zps1f101a71.jpg.html)

Reposition the Rigid lights also as found a local made light bracket holder at the shop.
Got the Rigid amber lens protector but they had only 1 proper. Re-ordered another as the other was a bit loose.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0008_zps5dea2d35.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0008_zps5dea2d35.jpg.html)

Feel much better now with the V1K on her centre stand. Safety for my two terrors  :5:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zps35f379d2.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zps35f379d2.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 06, 2014, 02:51:22 AM
Tyke, don't have dimensions for the S bend as it was custom made. Have seen some V with just a straight pipe to the muffler. Think the S bend gives some exhaust back pressure which is a good thing.

It's argon welded direct to the oem pipe.
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Sander, D Duelly Rigid light's box. Came complete with harness and switch.
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 06, 2014, 03:06:57 AM
Just remembered still have the oem exhaust.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on January 06, 2014, 07:37:59 AM
The cebtre stand looks like a good solid fitment  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Frost on January 06, 2014, 01:50:09 PM
wow that Cat looks REALLY restrictive
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 07, 2014, 02:00:41 PM
Yes, really happy with the centre stand :028: and also extending the rear bike stand for leverage

That honeycomb is just behind the O2 sensor.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 12, 2014, 12:57:09 PM
The rear bike stand has always been difficult to bring up because of the short leverage. Welded an extension on this. The center stand has been great and removed the rear wheel to grease the axle and check the chain alignment with the laser beam.

For the front, removed the brake calipers, stuck in a long allen bolt and jacked it up. Gives an option to remove the front tire when needed. Sure like the abba stand but it's a killer here.

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Added some blue lights at the front. Like them guessing a UFO is coming... :001:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: estrenuo on January 12, 2014, 01:26:19 PM
Topic should be renamed in Blue beam of light ;-)

Nice install. Blue would probably be out of the question here in Belgium due to police lights being blue.

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 13, 2014, 01:27:33 AM
Thanks, the yellow beam of light still comes out when it's raining  :1:. Half of it anyway now as waiting for the amber lens.  :006:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on January 13, 2014, 07:55:53 AM
*Originally Posted by estrenuo [+]
Topic should be renamed in Blue beam of light ;-)

Nice install. Blue would probably be out of the question here in Belgium due to police lights being blue.

Likewise here in the U.K where displaying forward facing Blue lights on any vehicle is prohibited...unless, that is, you are a member of the local constabulary  :002: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 13, 2014, 01:49:46 PM
Thank you for the advice, Guys  :152:. It's ok here as long it's not flashing or rotating. If so, then  :151:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 17, 2014, 10:48:48 AM
Bike's no virgin anymore. Had a zero speed fall at the petrol station. Had put her on full stand on a slope and was in a hurry to avoid the coming rain. Totally my fault  :151:. Damage was a broken left mirror and some cosmetic damage. The Givi engine guard work well protecting more precious parts.

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Order the left side mirror  from Kawasaki and a pair of Z1000 mirror on ebay. Still like those Z1000 ones on my first V650.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Mikey on January 17, 2014, 06:33:38 PM
You were lucky. What's that ugly great coach bolt in the crash bar for?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 18, 2014, 10:53:13 AM
Yes, I was. The bolt was a temp solution to avoid water going inside and rusting the crash bar.

So, since the givi engine guard plastic piece was also scratched, cut it down and placed it on to cover up the hole. Apply a coat of black spray.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: asparmar on February 25, 2014, 01:15:56 PM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
The Rigid Duelly led flood lights
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Understand it is the stainless steel RS-3 Yoshi. Left the insert in for now but it deep and throaty. Also notice for the same rpm, it shows a 5 km/hr speed increase. Think I have some better fuel efficient as did not need to stop at the usual petrol refill.
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The replacement pipe for the collector box
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It's not the new Yoshi with the tapered cone ends. Can is long which looks nice.
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Hi Kumar, I'm keen on installing the Yoshie exhaust but The bike shop here in kl said I can't install it as I have installed the center stand. The center stand bolts up to the collector box. To install the Yoshie I would have to remove the collector box and the center stand. Do you know of anyone that has the center stand and the Yoshie?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 05, 2014, 05:11:49 AM
Hi Asparmar,

Sorry for the late reply. Was offshore moving rigs.

Not sure about the bike scene in KL. If in Penang, you can find the stand from Brian (0125004992) or El Chong bikes (05-717-6034). Regarding the exhaust, seen many like to put a straight straight pipe to the muffler. This should be ok using the versys stand. If you want to remove the collector and use the stand, you best find a custom exhaust guy to modify the exhaust pipe shape to be able to used the stand.

Did mine in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Thanks

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 08, 2014, 02:25:54 AM
Got the other Rigid amber lens protector from the shop.
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Lost the Givi top box wegde pin. Something to check. Inserted a long screw as a replacement.
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Got the Z1000 by ebay but not a good set. Mirror tends not to lock tight and turn around. So super glue the inside to make it a rigid set. Works fine and to test ride to confirm.
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 15, 2014, 07:08:31 AM
Asparmar,

If you come up north to BM, call David (0173681501 or david.pipehouse@gmail.com). Keep your center stand on and bring the muzzler you want. He can custom a pipe for you as needed. Thank you.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 17, 2014, 03:18:05 AM
The plastic chain guard diy extender did not last. Guess would have been longer if had a rivet on.

Anyway took a scrap piece and rivet it as a longer extender.
Scratch it, exopy it too.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: asparmar on March 18, 2014, 02:40:34 PM
Thais so much.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: asparmar on March 18, 2014, 02:41:32 PM
Thanks so much.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 05, 2014, 12:18:00 PM
Finally after months at the shop, rode down to Singapore to fix the front and rear Ohlins. Worth it with ride now so refined.
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The OEM suspension. The front springs are the same length but Ohlins are much stiffer.
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Yox on April 05, 2014, 07:37:44 PM
 :96:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 06, 2014, 02:16:35 PM
Right on, Yox. Don't have anymore high speed shimmies.

Opted back to the OEM mirrors. Had a look at the V800 and V1000 mirror but the view with the oem looked larger and safer.

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One of the bikevis  lights has kaput. Repositioned the bottom one to the centre line. Hope the other last longer.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on April 06, 2014, 03:15:29 PM
Ohlins kit looks very good and seems to be a considerable improvement over standard. The last Bike I had with Ohlins suspension etc was a 2002 Aprillia RSVR, and it stuck to the road like sh*t to a blanket  :008:

I wonder how much it would add to the V1K production costs to equip the bike with 'upgraded' suspension as an OEM fitment  :notsure:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 09, 2014, 09:13:28 AM
Tyke, sure sticks to road..... :028:. Yeah, sure would be worth it if it was an OEM fitment.

Rode back to work ( wet 350 km trip) and them wheels sure was planted. Waiting for the Pilot Road 4 here soon and that would be a nice set of rubbers in the wet.  :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 30, 2014, 09:19:09 AM
Realized at the air pump sometimes we can't get the air valve stem at where want always. Tried putting some tape to see where the are. More critical to the front valve stem because once on the centre stand there's no way to rotate the front tire. Plus everything's black  :001:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 06, 2014, 02:03:19 PM
Been riding around with the MRA X-screen with the givi airflow. Going to keep it on a bit longer.
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Put on a cheap waterproof digital voltmeter as the plug-in one has gone to the car. Works fine but want to double check the difference between te battery leads and where the voltmeter is.

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Had this led voltmeter on the V650 and it's also waterproof and subtle.
http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/battery-voltage-monitors.php (http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/battery-voltage-monitors.php)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 11, 2014, 10:17:45 AM
Compared the voltmeter reading with a voltmeter.
Engine off: meter 12.1V = voltmeter 12.8V
rpm at idle 1100 rpm: meter 13.3V = voltmeter 14.0V
rpm above 2000 rpm: meter 13.7V  = voltmeter 14.4V

Looks like a 0.7 volt difference less at the meter.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 13, 2014, 08:58:28 AM
He he time to say a bit on my hearing

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Sprayed high temp muffler black paint at the tip
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 23, 2014, 01:23:47 PM
Fixed up these 12 cm cheap yellow led waterproof strips as side indicators. (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/321171410987?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/321171410987?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649))

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 31, 2014, 02:55:17 AM
Got the stainless steel wrapped Scorpion exhaust back. Looks good but my guy made a mistake. Mentioned not to put back the exhaust holder back but it's on. Can't fit it now as the exhaust pipe was extended slight. Just wanted to use the collar type holder to hold it. Arrgh....

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Try to see what can be done.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 14, 2014, 03:10:59 AM
Replace the handlebar grips with BMW ones. Left needs some tape around the bar to make it tight but the throttle is tight and snug.

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Offer for V1000 Malaysian owners (Northern region). Would you like a free wrapped scorpion exhaust?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 21, 2014, 05:42:19 AM
3rd out of the 4 bikevis has kaput. Opting for a cheaper easily available car running LED running light. Rcvd the COB LED from ebay this morning. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Super-Bright-COB-White-Car-LED-Lights-for-DRL-Fog-Driving-Lamp-Waterproof-12V-/190927445937 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Super-Bright-COB-White-Car-LED-Lights-for-DRL-Fog-Driving-Lamp-Waterproof-12V-/190927445937)

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Rowdy on June 21, 2014, 12:10:59 PM
Those LED's are to bright for the UK, and they pull about 3 amps as well as getting very hot after being on only 2 mins, so hot you can't touch them
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: longdog on June 21, 2014, 09:14:58 PM
I have a set of BMW grips but they are much longer than the
Kawasaki ones. What did you do to get them to fit the throttle side?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 22, 2014, 06:16:02 AM
Seen them used by my 4X4 buddies and no issues. Took a ride last night and saw a 0.3V drop with the LED blazing on. It street legal here and hope it will last long as the advertised 50000 Hours life.  :002:

The left handlebar rubber is uncut.
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Measured and cut to fit before inserting into the throttle.
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Love the pad feel of these bmw soft grips. Not so much vibs feels compared to OEM when doing long distance.  :031:




Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 28, 2014, 02:52:45 PM
Changed the cowling looks a bit. Custom made stickers and reflective tape cost less than 5 pounds.

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At night:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 30, 2014, 03:33:10 PM
Had some balance tape. Extended the free art to the side bags. Custom made reflective "Kawasaki" stickers for the tank.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 02, 2014, 02:14:44 PM
The decal virus has gone to my head  :5: :5: :5: Gave it a good polish.....

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 09, 2014, 10:27:00 AM
Decided to only change the rear tire (T30) same which had 1 mm left. Front tire is still good at 2.5mm depth. Plan to try the PR4 with new sprockets/chain next.

Added more white LED like a URO (Unidentified Riding Object)

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One riding item happy to report this last 2 months was with the Sidi On-Road boots (well made, comfy and waterproof). http://www.sidisport.com/eng/scheda.php?macro=2&id=20&lng_riv= (http://www.sidisport.com/eng/scheda.php?macro=2&id=20&lng_riv=)

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Good rides and take care.



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 17, 2014, 02:10:53 AM
Saw an Arrow can with it's db killer insert. there were many hold in the db killer which made a nice sound.

Took out the Yoshi RS-3 can insert, poked and tested a few holes in. Prefer the sound now. Still nice slight back pressure felt.  :028:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 24, 2014, 05:48:38 AM
Unfortunately, one of the Denso snail horns had failed. Maybe due to daily rains here.

Replaced with a small but louder 115 decibels Hella set which was on sale. Sure louder and painted them black.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on August 24, 2014, 01:41:14 PM
Yep, painting Black was a good decision :008: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 30, 2014, 07:05:51 AM
Just right about that, Tyke.  :002:  Explains why so many not sold and on discount now. A goof by Hella on the color would say. Their previous model were either black or ferrari red.

Also replaced the horm oem fuse of 7.5 Amps to 10 Amp. Full blast effect.  :celebrate:

Had a scary few days back when putting the bike on the full stand. Saw something drop off and saw a stopper had come off the center stand. Lucky as the other was already missing. Thinks it's a design failure as it should be welded put on this local product here.

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Saw my exhaust pipe was browning. Took some old polishing compound and rubbed it to a shiny. Left the exhaust headers as know it will be dirty anyway.

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Had thought of ways to reduce the drying time after a car/bike wash. Previously used the ride around after the wash/wipe but got this more for the car use. Also can be a vacuum cleaner for the car insides. Work well to push out the water from the bike crannies.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Bandit on September 05, 2014, 05:49:30 PM
With the lovely summer hot we've had in the north of England mine drys in the sunshine. Something I can't say I've experienced for a few years!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 14, 2014, 11:20:04 AM
Cheers, Bandit. Hope the weather up in Scotland is great for riding. Was there years ago when sailing and loved the scenery in spring and summer.  :152:

Time to change the front tire as 1 mm thread left. Plenty to rain this time of the year here. Thought of PR3 or 4 but no stock. Even thought of fitting Bridgestone's S20 like had done before on the V650. Scrapped it as though grippy it does not perform well in sandy road patches. Plenty grains of sands on roads here.  :151:

T30 it is and more riding to do...Loving the V... :028:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 18, 2014, 04:13:05 AM
Finally changed my front/rear sprocket and chain at 28K km. OEM sprockets are ok but got the usual itch.

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Love the yellow gold...
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Marcos on November 01, 2014, 01:25:09 AM
A very nice colour for the chain, Racing Versys Look. :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stretchamus on November 01, 2014, 09:44:56 AM
Looking Good stlee29  :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on November 02, 2014, 11:04:01 AM
Cheers and Thanks, Guys. The V is such a great bike.  :028:

Just rode about 650km from home to work. No issues with the chain and the 4 in line engine is silky smooth. Good rides, All.  :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 06, 2014, 03:19:59 PM
Feeling down as wife in the hospital and son both recovering from dengue fever. Nasty stuff  :151:

Saw my old worn down Shoei Multitec and needed a project.

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 :031:
 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 07, 2014, 11:19:48 AM
Went ahead to see if could install two small speakers in the neotec. Ripped the cheap sensonic apart and stripped it thin to fit into the helmet. Sound great with a nice bass.

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My storm trooper giving me his A-OK...

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Time for a ride.... :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: john. on December 07, 2014, 11:33:00 AM
Nice work, hope your loved ones recover quickly.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 08, 2014, 02:16:55 PM
Thank you for the wishes, John. Appreciate it  :002:

Changed the front and rear pads with the vesrah pads. Note the oem rear pads have side pads to them.

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Removed the exhaust pipe to get to the rear pads.

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Front pads:

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Put some yellow tape to match the rear ohlin shock spring color:

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Relocated the running lights to the handlebar protectors:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 12, 2014, 11:40:16 AM
1" CNC crash bar clamps had arrived (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/1-25mm-CNC-Motorbike-Crash-Bar-Clamps-Brackets-For-Kawasaki-Versys-650-1000-/400627795095?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item5d47470497 (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/1-25mm-CNC-Motorbike-Crash-Bar-Clamps-Brackets-For-Kawasaki-Versys-650-1000-/400627795095?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item5d47470497)). This holds the spot lights good.

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpsb5dada00.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpsb5dada00.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 14, 2014, 03:45:38 AM
Took a ride to a place haven't visited for a few years. Went to Gua Kelam (Named Cave of Darkness about 375m long near the Malaysian-Thailand border). (http://www.asiaexplorers.com/malaysia/gua_kelam.htm (http://www.asiaexplorers.com/malaysia/gua_kelam.htm))

Some pics to enjoy:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0014_zps49c79f74.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0014_zps49c79f74.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0013_zps4f37d92b.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0013_zps4f37d92b.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0011_zps085b1aaf.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0011_zps085b1aaf.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0010_zps0fb07697.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0010_zps0fb07697.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0009_zps311b77d0.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0009_zps311b77d0.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0008_zps29cb5f81.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0008_zps29cb5f81.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0007_zps65372a36.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0007_zps65372a36.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0006_zps78c0e795.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0006_zps78c0e795.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0005_zps49daa420.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0005_zps49daa420.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpsb4bee2d4.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpsb4bee2d4.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zps848aa7ae.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zps848aa7ae.jpg.html)

If you would like to see more pics of Malaysia and her foods, try registering into  (http://) and search for "yellow beam pf light". Have a good weekend. :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: john. on December 14, 2014, 04:55:59 PM
Thanks for sharing  (https://www.versys1000.com/Smileys/default/028.gif)  
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 18, 2014, 11:23:29 PM
Cheers, John.

Gents and maybe a few Ladies,

Wishing You and Family a Great Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless  :002:

Visiting the Bike Festival Show starting today (http://www.mymajorevents.com.my/events/international-motorcycle-festival-malaysia-2014 (http://www.mymajorevents.com.my/events/international-motorcycle-festival-malaysia-2014)). Should be good.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 18, 2014, 11:47:41 PM
"If you would like to see more pics of Malaysia and her foods, try registering into and search for "yellow beam pf light". Have a good weekend. :002:"

Sorry, register in the US Versys 650 forum. Thanks.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 21, 2014, 07:11:15 AM
Pics of the bike show last Friday. Not so busy as Everyone just getting started.

Bought 3 items which was on promotional discount - the S100 total cleaner (http://www.s100.com/s100_tcc.htm (http://www.s100.com/s100_tcc.htm)), shoei smoked lid for the neotec  and Naroo face mask model X5 (http://www.naroomask.com.my/aboutnaroomask.php (http://www.naroomask.com.my/aboutnaroomask.php)).

S100 - a damm good product but pricey. A once in a blue moon bike wash affair.  :001:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3411_zps9d8b2a8e.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3411_zps9d8b2a8e.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3412_zps10452211.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3412_zps10452211.jpg.html)

Naroo face mask - Having a long persistent cough. Doctors took a X-ray of my chest and mentioned my lungs have dust. Don't smoke so probably by riding up/down from home/work every week. About 700km there. Hope this Korean product is as good as advertised.

Some pics of the event beginning:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_133954_zps0babe91d.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_133954_zps0babe91d.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_133943_zpsa75f1833.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_133943_zpsa75f1833.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_133122_zpsab825baf.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_133122_zpsab825baf.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_133049_zpse73a6f6a.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_133049_zpse73a6f6a.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_133022_zps16067581.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_133022_zps16067581.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_132900_zpsde5ef260.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_132900_zpsde5ef260.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_132726_zps510f68f8.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_132726_zps510f68f8.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_132434_zps745639e1.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_132434_zps745639e1.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_132344_zpsf565857d.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_132344_zpsf565857d.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_132330_zpsd014519d.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_132330_zpsd014519d.jpg.html)

The boys in blue will be using the Kawi GTR 1400 as their bike soon.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_132145_zps5e2d2bdc.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_132145_zps5e2d2bdc.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_132109_zpscc76133b.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_132109_zpscc76133b.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_132000_zps6a33688b.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_132000_zps6a33688b.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_131931_zps868dc9e2.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_131931_zps868dc9e2.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_131741_zps85d8182d.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_131741_zps85d8182d.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_20141219_131730_zpsdfff03c9.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_20141219_131730_zpsdfff03c9.jpg.html)

Surprising no Team Green...it's ok, we know they make good bikes  :028:

A Great Merry Christmas and A Wonderful New Year to You and Family.  :031: :031: :031:




Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: smiffy on December 21, 2014, 10:40:33 AM
Thats the size of the crowds i would have liked at the NEC a couple of weeks ago  :008:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 21, 2014, 12:35:56 PM
Hi Smiffy,

I arrived on the 1st hour the 3 day event started at the Bukit Jalil stadium. Everyone was setting up camp then.  :36:
Heard later thousands trong the stadium and they had concerts at night. Bikers from the neighboring countries here came on down.
Last Saturday, this region major football cup was played there but sadly Malaysia loss to Thailand in the final  :003: (http://www.affsuzukicup.com/news/botched-free-kick-works-to-thailand-s-benefit (http://www.affsuzukicup.com/news/botched-free-kick-works-to-thailand-s-benefit))

http://www.imf.dmeoexhibit.com/ (http://www.imf.dmeoexhibit.com/) Like to be the early bird... :2: See the event agenda for more details.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 21, 2014, 01:15:36 PM
Nice pics  :028: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on December 21, 2014, 04:14:56 PM
I'm surprised you have a Guzzi distributor in Malaysia (maybe it's also the only dealer to)!! Here I have to make 80kms to find one!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 01, 2015, 10:47:35 AM
Hi Francis and Guys, Happy New Year! The Guzzi should look good but after sales here is a bit of a pain. Plenty of Kawi dealers here scattered all around.  :152:

Opted to put the Givi trekker on my smaller town bike with the GPS.  :5: it's huge.  Awaiting to have a look at Givi Maxia 4 V56 arriving soon. (http://www.motorcycleplanet.co.uk/products/2029-GIVI-V56NT-Maxia-4-Tech-Top-Box-Monokey/ (http://www.motorcycleplanet.co.uk/products/2029-GIVI-V56NT-Maxia-4-Tech-Top-Box-Monokey/)).

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3425_zps56a4998a.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3425_zps56a4998a.jpg.html)

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3427_zpsc4d48fd9.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3427_zpsc4d48fd9.jpg.html)

Painted black the barkbuster VPS handlebar cover. Did not fancy the white "Barkbuster" markings.
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 17, 2015, 02:13:07 PM
Ordered from Ebay a 6" GPS waterproof case. Now can put in the Samsung Handphone to use waze navigation.
http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/5-6-GPS-SAT-NAV-Waterproof-Leather-Case-with-Mount-Holder-Motorcycle-Bike-Cycle-/311020228967?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item486a401167 (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/5-6-GPS-SAT-NAV-Waterproof-Leather-Case-with-Mount-Holder-Motorcycle-Bike-Cycle-/311020228967?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item486a401167)

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on January 17, 2015, 10:28:01 PM
Hi Stlee, nice!!

is your new acquisition easy to use with gloves?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 18, 2015, 06:30:34 AM
Hi Francis,

With the gloves, not so easy with the gloves but ok with the fingers. Have to pad it in tight with to the plastic front cover though. glad to use the handphone now as using the Garmin for the other bike in the city. Don't to intend to take it off often so superglue the cover base.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3430_zps74dd7618.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3430_zps74dd7618.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3431_zps0ab46af9.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3431_zps0ab46af9.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3434_zps38b792dd.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3434_zps38b792dd.jpg.html)

Had also put a new cheap headlight protector as the previous fell off and have front scratches.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3432_zps566de8fc.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3432_zps566de8fc.jpg.html)

Painted the radiator screen "Versys 1000 Kawasaki" white.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3433_zps2fc3e33b.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3433_zps2fc3e33b.jpg.html)

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3437_zps458db17f.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3437_zps458db17f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 24, 2015, 01:00:35 PM
Had wrapped my damaged ex-Scorpion carbon fiber can with stainless steel. Been testing if 600 C heat resistant spray can paint stick. So far, ok but need a few coats to go. Attached a new pipe connecter to this black can. Planning to swap around with the yoshi whenever want to hear a different sound. Sound good though..... :002:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3441_zpsf8izkepj.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3441_zpsf8izkepj.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3440_zpsu6zob6dv.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3440_zpsu6zob6dv.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3439_zpsyn2ejpxa.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3439_zpsyn2ejpxa.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3438_zpsf7mpgd0o.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3438_zpsf7mpgd0o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 25, 2015, 08:38:50 AM
Took off the scorpion for a few coats of black paint.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3455_zpsgzzlrg4z.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3455_zpsgzzlrg4z.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3453_zpsqoxjk1ln.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3453_zpsqoxjk1ln.jpg.html)

Autosol the yoshi too

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3456_zpskdexcswq.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3456_zpskdexcswq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 28, 2015, 10:25:09 AM
Black hi-temp spray paint has been good. Renamed the scorpion as VTEC.  :008:
Funny thing the scorpion is louder than the yoshi but equally sporty. Brilliant Brit engineering as  scorpion does not need repacking.  :152:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpsmc0zijps.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpsmc0zijps.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 30, 2015, 07:31:14 AM
Sad to say the VTEC sign has gone with the wind  :9: . Trying on a cheap sticker now  :006:. If does not stay on , have a proper hi-temp local exhaust decal.

Finally the PR4 is here. Rear Bridgestone T30 was about 1mm and the front about 3mm. Passing the front to my brother's Versys 650.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3488_zpsge3vqm9s.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3488_zpsge3vqm9s.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 01, 2015, 07:17:03 AM
Went for a short ride to scrub the PR4. A nice tire indeed but doubt the mileage. Softer than than the T30.

Spray black tinting the OEM windsheild from the inside. Matched it with the MRA X-screen with worked well with the hot weather now here.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3491_zpsdd1cv5qf.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3491_zpsdd1cv5qf.jpg.html)

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The kappa 33L sidebag become the top box.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: longdog on February 01, 2015, 09:48:19 AM
You are going to like the PR4s and you might be surprised at how long they last too, keep the reports coming  :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 02, 2015, 08:55:58 AM
 :031: Longdog. Had previously used PR3 on the V650. Those were very good tires. Changed them then at 16K km.

Sure will report on these tires PR4 as the mileage builds.  :123A:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: wozzamatta on February 02, 2015, 09:29:53 AM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
:031: Longdog. Had previously used PR3 on the V650. Those were very good tires. Changed them then at 16K km.

Sure will report on these tires PR4 as the mileage builds.  :123A:

Beware that there are actually 2 different PR4's, a soft side wall tyre and a stiff side wall tyre for touring bikes.

I would love to know how you guys get more than 10,000 kms from a front tyre, I get lower kms from my front tyres than I get from my rear tyres (on both my bikes).
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: klrman on February 02, 2015, 12:12:06 PM
It sounds like you might get through a lot of front pads and discs too.
I think most quality road tyres have different designations for different bikes. Once upon I time I knew the difference. Once upon a time I cared. PR1's are currently well out of fashion, and subsequently dead cheap. If they dont handle so well, just ride acordingly
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 02, 2015, 12:36:17 PM
Hi Wozzamatta,

Chose the standard PR4 as read recommended somewhere here on our great forum.
On the PR3, beef was feel there were some rear squirms at speeds and tend to pick up nails then. Had the V650 front and rear rims bend when had gone into a pothole.Still think they the king in the rain.
Had a look at the PR4 and feels for a go.

Been putting front/rear at 33/39 psi when cold. Think it the road abrasive surface (95% bitumen) here been kind on tires. Normally ran previous BT020,023 and T30 up to 20K km.

Hi KLRman,

Love the KLR. Brother's KLR went up till 300K before he sold it. My Dad (age 75) is planning to ride his KLR in a group ride to China.

Agree with you, think tires are like shoes. Ride a lot and just want to get home safe and well using the best tools.  :028:




Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: klrman on February 02, 2015, 07:23:16 PM
Full marks to the old man. I just hope he's got the electric start version. Mine's kick only. Kicking it through is easy enough with that auto valve lifter thing  It's getting my right leg 2 feet off the ground that I struggle with these days. I bought it new in 1989, but the starter packed up sometime early this century and I just never bothered fixing it
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 03, 2015, 04:09:01 AM
Cheers, KLRman. My old man has the electric starter one. He had the R1100RS previously but really loves the KLR, light and nimble. We had 2 before in the family.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3494_zps9dgoorpp.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3494_zps9dgoorpp.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3497_zpsocl3jwo1.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3497_zpsocl3jwo1.jpg.html)

Darken a bit the givi air flow

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3500_zpsldcmlkyx.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3500_zpsldcmlkyx.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: longdog on February 03, 2015, 08:11:09 AM
Hi stlee, isn't the recommended pressures for the Big V 36psi front and 42psi rear or have you tried and adjusted to what works best for you?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 04, 2015, 06:57:57 AM
Hi Longdog. Yes, noted on the V1000 service manual (section 10-4). It states

Tires
Air Pressure (when Cold):
Front Up to 220 kg (485 lb) load: 250 kPa (2.5 kgf/cm², 36 psi)
– – –
Rear Up to 220 kg (485 lb) load: 290 kPa (2.9 kgf/cm², 42 psi)

My understanding of the word "Load" is rider+ his stuff (cargo), not the dry/wet laden weight of the bike. For my total load, it would be about 85 + 30 = 115 kg. And "Up to" meaning the maximum recommended tire pressure is up to 42 psi (think this is also stamped on the tire).

I gather this is something like we see the tire pressures recommendations stated on the plate/sticker at the driver's seat. Do not inflate tires to the pressure listed on the tire itself. That number is the maximum pressure the tire can hold, not the recommended pressure for the vehicle. Had asked this same question to the BMW car instructor when attended their advanced driver training course 2 weeks back. They concurs one should follow what is on the plate/sticker pressures according to the load carried onboard.

Had settled with 33/39 psi and happy with the grip offered. Feel this work well here in Malaysia's hot/wet weather where have seen an increase of 2 psi pressure after a long ride. It might be different in different climates.

Hope this clarifies why I am running those pressures.  :031:


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 04, 2015, 07:09:31 AM
Update on Michelin PR4 (400 km now). Rode down to work this morning.

Slowly coming on its own as still being scrubbed this morning (dry, no rain). feels good till 150 km/hr. After that speed, extra vibration seen in the mirrors (not seen when using BT T30). Got the shop to balance the tires when fixing them but will do own static balance test soon.

Had notice on the PR3 and 4, they tend to use a bit more balancer weight compared to the Bridgestones (BT). On the BT, there is a colored dot but don't see them on the Michelin. http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com/publications/ra_v13_i1/PDF/ra_v13i1%20ask%20doc.pdf (http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com/publications/ra_v13_i1/PDF/ra_v13i1%20ask%20doc.pdf)
 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 05, 2015, 12:54:37 AM
Yes, interesting and vital for safety. Those black round things keeps us firmly on the road  :028:.
It's about average 10 C daily temperature difference between day and night most of the year here.

Good idea of using an infrared temp gun. Been only using the hand touch on the warmth of the tires. Agree that the temperature variances have an affect on the bike tire pressures which effect performance and safety.

http://www.ironbutt.com/ibmagazine/IBMag4-p76-83.pdf (http://www.ironbutt.com/ibmagazine/IBMag4-p76-83.pdf) - an interesting article on tire TPMS.

Will be looking into this TPMS product made here. https://my-fobo.com/ (https://my-fobo.com/)
The new bike version only out in end march so it's on discount now.

Interesting read saw Marquez motogp bike retained something Casey Stoner put on his Honda then. A TPMS to show the tire pressures so he could have that sticky rubber well on the track. 


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: V-Coaster on February 05, 2015, 01:54:11 AM
I use nitrogen in my car and bike tires (luckily we carry it at work so I keep a tank at home).
It is dry and doesn't change pressure with temperature. I know that some tire shops have it available and the odd top-up with regular air shouldn't change it much.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 05, 2015, 11:31:52 PM
Hi Coaster,

The regular tire shop wanted to charge me and I said "Thanks but no thanks".
Yup, nitrogen is good and had used it previously.  :031:

Some tire info: http://www.motorcycle-karttires.com/addl_tiretips.aspx (http://www.motorcycle-karttires.com/addl_tiretips.aspx)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 07, 2015, 02:17:38 AM
Pondered why ride wasn't smooth pass 140 km/hr. Checked my air pressure logs when was using the PR3. Saw then was running 35/40 on those. Pressured up and the ride back home and silky smooth. Gather here due to the softer sidewall, more pressure needed to properly inflate the PR4. Was running 33/39.

Had also discussed our discussion  with a buddy who is Bridgestone's motorcycle tire main distributor. He gathers a lot of tire info/ comments here and mentioned a lower pressure than 36/42 is needed here due to the hot weather. In colder climates, max 36/42 is good. Pressures are also dependent on bike loads as mentioned earlier. I can also relate to putting 36/42 pressures here with my life.

Firstly, not to jerk your chain  :016:

This happen when was about 20. Had inflated to 36/42 on new tires on the R1100GS for a ride down from Penang to Singapore (800 km) with my brother as pillion. Started early in the morning on the highway and all was well. While riding at 130 km/hr about noon, found had difficulty leaning the bike into turns.

Felt uneasy and stopped the bike at the side of the highway. Asked my brother to get down and put the GS on the center stand.
Made a round inspection and nothing abnormal, no smells etc. So, mounted back on the bike and ready to resume the ride. The moment I was getting her moving, bike was stationary. Looked back down and saw the rim was spinning inside the rear tire. The whole rear tire sidewall was sheared off from the rim. Thanked my brother and my lucky stars. Maybe wouldn't be here writing if had crashed that day. :003:   :172:


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: john. on February 07, 2015, 10:02:01 AM
Blimey, a scary thought, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 13, 2015, 01:03:38 PM
 :031: John.

Boy, neck muscles had a workout as rode naked (without the windshield) back to work. Sake of testing  :1:
Before returning home, reinstalled the painted givi airflow.  :028:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0005_zpsyzezdgf8.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0005_zpsyzezdgf8.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpsjgpnwzpi.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpsjgpnwzpi.jpg.html)

Chrome visor for ex-multitec arrived. Nice.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpsxbdlswbd.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpsxbdlswbd.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsvnriekim.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsvnriekim.jpg.html)

Had a good fun ride back. Tagged behind along 4 Singapore bikers heading to Penang for next week's Chinese New Year.  (Singapore to Penang abt 750 km) :biker1: They cruised about 160 km/hr but slowed them down before getting spotted at certain stretches by the speed cameras.

PR4 now 1600 km. Happy with them. Took V-Coaster advice and switch back to nitrogen. Found a dealer with free N2 refill nearby. Heard Bridgestone is coming out with T30 EVO with reported better wet traction. New 2015 V1K comes with T30 as OEM tires.

Good safe rides, All.... :152:


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 14, 2015, 07:26:33 AM
PR4 only at 3500 km. Caught the flu bug riding in the rain. Tires felt solid in the wet.  :028:

Went offshore and noticed some interesting vents on the helicopter (Eurocopter EC225). Called snap vents which allowed air to be channel inside. Thought of it's use on the windshield and apparently it has been used before. (http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacement_Parts/Details.html#Anchor-Original-46384 (http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacement_Parts/Details.html#Anchor-Original-46384)). Another one is called vista vents (http://www.parts4aircraft.com/vista-vents-c2x9382999 (http://www.parts4aircraft.com/vista-vents-c2x9382999)). Channeling the wind reduces buffering and keeps the rider cool.

Noted similar vent concept on the Honda Goldwing. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Style-Smoked-Windshield-Windscreen-Air-Vent-For-Honda-Goldwing-GL1800-01-14-/171663099179. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Style-Smoked-Windshield-Windscreen-Air-Vent-For-Honda-Goldwing-GL1800-01-14-/171663099179.)

Have to checkout a Goldwing then. http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6578 (http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6578)

FWIW, if need the V1K gen 1 parts numbers in pdf, check http://www.kawasaki.com/Parts. (http://www.kawasaki.com/Parts.) (total 134 pages). They also have diagrams for V650 part numbers.

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0015_zpsq8xiwnj7.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0015_zpsq8xiwnj7.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0010_zps21llctij.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0010_zps21llctij.jpg.html)

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 14, 2015, 08:06:25 AM
http://www.kawasaki.com/Parts (http://www.kawasaki.com/Parts)

TQ
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 14, 2015, 08:08:34 AM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
http://www.kawasaki.com/Parts (http://www.kawasaki.com/Parts)

http://www.kawasaki.com/Parts/PartsDiagrams/2013/KLZ1000ADF (http://www.kawasaki.com/Parts/PartsDiagrams/2013/KLZ1000ADF)

TQ
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on March 14, 2015, 10:54:03 AM
Nice wearing!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 14, 2015, 11:47:51 PM
Aerostich Roadcrafter, well made textile suit. (http://www.aerostich.com/suits/two-piece-suits (http://www.aerostich.com/suits/two-piece-suits)).  :031:, Francis.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 14, 2015, 11:53:21 PM
Noted on the new 2015 Kawasaki GTR 1400 (Concours) the windshield vent.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zx_Zz12OaQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zx_Zz12OaQ)
Love the candy lime color  :123A:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 15, 2015, 12:07:27 AM
Francis, Reattaching reply as had gone to the previous page.

Aerostich Roadcrafter, well made textile suit. (http://www.aerostich.com/suits/two-piece-suits (http://www.aerostich.com/suits/two-piece-suits)).  :031:, Francis

Good rides  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 28, 2015, 10:20:45 AM
Carbon fibre wrap the petrol tank. I like the bike more..

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zpsxixiok1g.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zpsxixiok1g.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0008_zpsjv19zdrl.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0008_zpsjv19zdrl.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0006_zps2udpyk2d.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0006_zps2udpyk2d.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zps6bmlg5yf.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zps6bmlg5yf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on March 28, 2015, 02:29:49 PM
Now that is  :37:

Have you got a link to the supply source as I'm sure there will be others on here keen to try it themselves, I'm especially thinking about the 2015 model with its 'unusual' combination of tank colours   :002: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Lee7 on March 28, 2015, 05:32:42 PM
That looks cool
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on March 28, 2015, 07:40:57 PM
Nice !!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 01, 2015, 01:01:59 PM
Sorry for the late reply, was at work offshore.

Sorry, Tyke. Had done the petrol tank wrap at my friend's sticker shop. Had tried my hand in wrapping but it was no good. Petrol tanks are not easy to do and need a hot blower and sort of plastic spatula to press the trapped air out preventing the bubbles from ruining the work. Item and work cost 25 pounds.

Agreed  am also going to have a good look at the 2015 V1K. Not in country yet here.   

Yeah, for me the V1K Gen 2 would be a looker with lime green.  :001:

 :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on April 01, 2015, 02:35:20 PM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
Sorry for the late reply, was at work offshore.

Sorry, Tyke. Had done the petrol tank wrap at my friend's sticker shop. Had tried my hand in wrapping but it was no good. Petrol tanks are not easy to do and need a hot blower and sort of plastic spatula to press the trapped air out preventing the bubbles from ruining the work. Item and work cost 25 pounds.

Agreed  am also going to have a good look at the 2015 V1K. Not in country yet here.   

Yeah, for me the V1K Gen 2 would be a looker with lime green.  :001:

 :002:


Hey no problem, I've seen cars wrapped on T.V programmes and I would agree that its not a task for the untrained or faint hearted....end result looks good though   :002: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 05, 2015, 11:30:19 AM
Have to say it says as advertised. http://www.vuplex.com.au/pages/howitworks.html (http://www.vuplex.com.au/pages/howitworks.html)

Meant for plastic, serves well as the helmet visor water repellant in the rain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCy-ohPlrc0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCy-ohPlrc0)

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Tribalking on April 06, 2015, 08:11:33 AM
Hi Lee,

Its been awhile since i logged on and when i did the first thread i looked for was yours.  Very informative.  Thank you for sharing.  We should catch up mate.

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 07, 2015, 04:48:14 AM
Glad to share.  :002: Have pm you. Best Regards, Steven Lee.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 11, 2015, 02:47:36 PM
Got back home and omg, got a hole in the scorpion exhaust. Last week had inserted back the muffler's db killer (wanted a quieter ride for a change).

Looked like a blowout, have to admit was going fast (times at 195 km/hr) :192:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpse2tml7le.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpse2tml7le.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpsvtivvwqk.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpsvtivvwqk.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zps1i7hwyjj.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zps1i7hwyjj.jpg.html)

 :151:

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on April 11, 2015, 03:22:32 PM
Hi Steven

your exhaust seems to be a plastic made model, no??
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 12, 2015, 05:46:55 AM
Hi Francis,

Yes, the cone exhaust tip is hard plastic.
http://www.scorpion-exhausts.com/product-details.html?autoid=1210 (http://www.scorpion-exhausts.com/product-details.html?autoid=1210)
My scorpion was the carbon fiber type but accidentally punctured the carbon fiber when jacking up the rear gone wrong. Wrapped it with stainless steel sheet and held well.

Figure this happened after putting in the original db killer. See pic. Guess too much pressure resulting in this  hole and pushout of the tip. The yoshi is back on...

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpsgrw10noc.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpsgrw10noc.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsiis2n71t.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsiis2n71t.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpsklwh62mv.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpsklwh62mv.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zpstzjdk7ul.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zpstzjdk7ul.jpg.html)

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on April 12, 2015, 08:52:29 AM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]

Yes, the cone exhaust tip is hard plastic.

The yoshi is back on...


What an idea to put plastic on very hot parts!!

The main inconvenience of many exhausts is their size and the Yoshi unfortunately don't escape to this analysis. But it looks very nice to the eyes!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on April 12, 2015, 12:28:01 PM
Wow....never seen that before   :5: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 13, 2015, 11:23:36 AM
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zps0wtjb1rj.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zps0wtjb1rj.jpg.html)

Yoshi insert on the left, Scorpion on the right. Yoshi's open and the scorpion end is sealed but more holes. Scorpion's inner tube diameter slighter smaller than the yoshi.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zpspbfxdutz.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zpspbfxdutz.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpsyv4crwmt.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpsyv4crwmt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 17, 2015, 07:16:06 AM
Beside making great brake pads, Vesrah also does oil filters. V1K and V650 share the same filter.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 19, 2015, 08:05:15 AM
Stripped open the goner scorpion exhaust to see what's inside.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zps4f27wllg.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zps4f27wllg.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsoygynzbw.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsoygynzbw.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpsalhkyfe4.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpsalhkyfe4.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zpsnk4h1y9o.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zpsnk4h1y9o.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0005_zpscbneus2q.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0005_zpscbneus2q.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on April 19, 2015, 09:47:24 AM
Your last picture seems as a nuclear plant!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 23, 2015, 03:57:44 AM
LOL, good to know there always light at the end of the tunnel. Amen.... :celebrate:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 26, 2015, 03:23:31 AM
Had been running the Devil exhaust (without insert) for a week now (http://www.devil-exhaust.com/gb/exhaust-rocket.cfm?gamme=route (http://www.devil-exhaust.com/gb/exhaust-rocket.cfm?gamme=route)) the carbon one. Louder than the Yoshi RS-3 but  :020:. Will do a sound clip when can. Vive La France....

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpsccbvnexi.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpsccbvnexi.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsqquqy6yg.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsqquqy6yg.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zpsohks6p3j.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zpsohks6p3j.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpsdrwv4rg5.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpsdrwv4rg5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on April 26, 2015, 10:11:04 AM
What is the bike model of this Devil?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 30, 2015, 03:34:31 PM
Had intended on the Yoshimura R77 (but had a hear on a mate's bike. Not taken in).

Francis, not too sure this devil rocket carbon is for which bike. Measured it and slighter shorter than the Yoshimura RS-3. Know it meant for 1000 cc bike use. What I can say I am enjoying is the sound. It's brilliant on the run without the insert.

Had a fun great time today. Work mates and self attended a motorcycle defensive riding course conducted by BMW. The Guys brought their, KTM, Triumph, Honda but sole Kawa (myself).

Had a spill but the givi engine guard and barkbusters did a good job, just scratches. Something to sand paper smooth and spray back tmow.

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0005_zpsevlsw72k.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0005_zpsevlsw72k.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpsvw5rv4k7.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpsvw5rv4k7.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0007_zpsvnovsqye.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0007_zpsvnovsqye.jpg.html)

Self in yellow shirt. Beside me is Rob (in the KTM suit) who will be getting his Kawasaki H2 tmow. Now, that will be a brilliant bike to see and touch...
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 02, 2015, 12:35:36 AM
https://youtu.be/CFRuQbFqxd0 (https://youtu.be/CFRuQbFqxd0)

https://youtu.be/YyiNe4N0Adk (https://youtu.be/YyiNe4N0Adk)

Took 2 because did not know how it would turn up. Enjoy and thumbs up!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 10, 2015, 02:21:34 PM
Switched to amber leds to be seen better.

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 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 11, 2015, 01:56:10 AM
Buddy Rob (a Briton) took his beautiful Ninja H2 for a spin. Price, RM 160,000 = 28870 Quid = USD $ 44570.

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/20150509_144457_zpsyuny8ijc.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/20150509_144457_zpsyuny8ijc.jpg.html)

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 :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on May 11, 2015, 12:20:35 PM
For me the right side is a little bit ugly.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: dancingweasel on May 11, 2015, 01:24:50 PM
*Originally Posted by francis83 [+]
For me the right side is a little bit ugly.
And the left. And the front........
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 11, 2015, 04:06:37 PM
 :008: Not into racers but rice rocket addicts like Rob is loving the H2. He races his Ninja 1000 in the local races at Sepang every fortnight (below). Have to admit the H2 paint job is great.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/2015-02-15_10.15.42_2_zps26kfe4qo.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/2015-02-15_10.15.42_2_zps26kfe4qo.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/2015-02-15_11.13.02_2_zps9rk1co80.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/2015-02-15_11.13.02_2_zps9rk1co80.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on May 12, 2015, 07:18:49 AM
Fantastic looking bike, but the exhaust looks massive...hey ho that's emission rules for you  :187: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 14, 2015, 06:29:44 AM
Send an email to HEL (http://www.helperformance.com/ (http://www.helperformance.com/)) asking them on plans for braided brake lines for the V1000.

Reply:

Thank you for your email – We will be doing the Versys, but as with all new specs, they are usually sent in to us to copy. If you want to send them in, we would offer you the kit FOC as the first kit made.

Regards,

XXX

HEL Performance Products       

Lower Trelake Business Park | Tedburn Road | Whitstone | Exeter | Devon | EX4 2HF | UK

Phone +44 (0) 1392 811601       Fax +44 (0) 1392 811681     

www.helperformance.com (http://www.helperformance.com)


Maybe a good chance for a FOC set for our fellow V test pilot in the UK. HEL makes damm good brake lines.


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 16, 2015, 08:38:28 AM
Bought a bargain car stebel nautilus horn (139 db). Came in red and painted it black. Could not find a proper mounting point on the crash bars. Opted behind the left cover. Fixed the old hella twin tone horn on wifey's car.

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Can only say, she would wake up the dead now... :172:

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 23, 2015, 05:51:48 AM
The Givi V56 topbox arrived (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj1mrwdVq3Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj1mrwdVq3Q)). About 290 Euro (minus Malaysia tax which is 35% of cost and freight). Bought from centralricambi@gmail.com from Italy. Great service  :028:

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3781_zpsdmygkx2k.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3781_zpsdmygkx2k.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on May 23, 2015, 07:44:03 AM
Now that's what you call a top box !


The foam liner may be a new  addition fro Givi as I haven't seen it before  :002: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Scarecrow on May 23, 2015, 10:56:48 AM
Here you Go
 Liner (http://www.amazon.co.uk/E114-Givi-Maxia-Inner-Lining/dp/B0049IP2S4)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 23, 2015, 01:25:28 PM
Roger, It's sure is a nice top box, bigger brother of the V47. The givi 52 Trekker will for my take the kids to school top box. What the kids carry these days... :006:   

Thanks for the info, Del. Did not know if was a separate accessory. Must Thank Luigi (centralricambi@gmail.com).

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 :031:, Steven.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 01, 2015, 11:44:16 AM
Close at 40K km. Changed coolant and was eyeing Motul Mocool (https://www.motul.com/gb/en/products/oils-lubricants/mocool, (https://www.motul.com/gb/en/products/oils-lubricants/mocool,) no antifreeze as not needed here) but no stock. Engine ice was on promotion and trying it on (http://engineice.com/ (http://engineice.com/)). Has a shelf life of 1 year.

Drained old coolant 2.7 liters (some dirt inside), flush coolant with 50:50 vinegar and distill water, drain and fill up engine ice (pre-mixed no mixing with distill water).

Initial findings riding around town no coolant engine temperature difference with the oem green stuff. Fan kicks in at 100 deg. C and stops when temp at 97 deg C. More testing tmow.

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Brother has been testing Bel Ray (http://www.belray.com/bel-ray-moto-chill-racing-coolant (http://www.belray.com/bel-ray-moto-chill-racing-coolant)) and says average 4 deg C lower than previously on the highways. He has a thermometer probe on his V 650.








Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on June 01, 2015, 01:39:43 PM
*Originally Posted by Scarecrow [+]
Here you Go
 Liner (http://www.amazon.co.uk/E114-Givi-Maxia-Inner-Lining/dp/B0049IP2S4)

Thanks for that...maybe I hadn't seen it cos I hadn't looked properly  :034:

In the past I've cobbled together my own from spare foam etc., however I recently purchased a Givi Trekker top box which came supplied with a foam liner  :002: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 05, 2015, 02:33:58 AM
Using engine ice coolant for 800 km revealed NO any engine temperature reduction/ difference than the oem green coolant under same riding conditions. Will leave it in for a while till have some motul mocool in stock (does not have antifreeze which is ok for the equatorial belt). Thanks
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 07, 2015, 12:32:40 PM
Stumbled on a small bike road show. First glance of the new V650 but no V1K mark 2 as yet. She be only coming in about Aug-Sept here.

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_00151_zpsaegf5fzo.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_00151_zpsaegf5fzo.jpg.html)
2015 GTR 1400, nice...

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_00141_zps38x9epov.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_00141_zps38x9epov.jpg.html)

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Will be experimenting if can have a venturi effect between the engine guard and the engine. Intention is if this can reduce the engine temperature at high speeds.  :006:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on June 07, 2015, 08:11:41 PM
I think you will have more heat on your legs (maybe!!)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 08, 2015, 12:19:35 PM
Francis, probably so... :003: but just to try and see.  :107:

Had a closer look at the V650 mark 3 at the bike shop. Only comes in black this year here. Owned the V650 mk 1 and 2 and good to see some better parts on the bike.

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Shares the same windshield with the big brother.

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0029_zpsfuu4d0b7.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0029_zpsfuu4d0b7.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0030_zps50nctu1s.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0030_zps50nctu1s.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0025_zps70adtkay.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0025_zps70adtkay.jpg.html)
Better suspension components

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0022_zpsrj7tic1g.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0022_zpsrj7tic1g.jpg.html)
Adjustable rear shock

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0024_zpsr0geytob.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0024_zpsr0geytob.jpg.html)

Good bikes these 2  :028:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 11, 2015, 10:58:42 AM
The engine guard channel vents did bring the engine temp down by 2-3 degrees C at speeds but raises the temp higher and quick at the traffic light and at slow speeds. Off it goes...

Changed the engine oil and added a metal treatment concentrate named Polytron. See if it works as advertised (http://www.polytronproducts.com/Polytron-MTC-prdct-pg1.htm (http://www.polytronproducts.com/Polytron-MTC-prdct-pg1.htm)). The V1K is a good testing bike by having a water/coolant temperature sensor (on the bike left side) and air temperature sensor (behind the air box).

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5K km engine oil

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Some small metal stuck on the engine oil filter magnet

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Motul mocool has arrived in the mail. It's concentrate and to add 5%  (130 ml) to the total volume of 2.6 liters with distilled water. Rest is for wife's car.




   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 12, 2015, 03:12:22 PM
Water splashing onto the topbox from the back tire in the rain. Got a 5 dollar motocross headlight cover.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on June 12, 2015, 08:10:43 PM
Excellent!! What is the brand of this jewell?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 13, 2015, 03:12:59 PM
Hi Francis,

It a cheap local copy with no brand name. The shop says they put this shield in front of the motocross bike at the place of the headlight. Comes in a few colors....

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 :031:


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on June 13, 2015, 07:48:08 PM
I searched on E-shopping, no any seeming this one. I'm certainly going to plan the Aprilia Caponord 1200 mounting!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 15, 2015, 02:13:25 AM
Looks better after a few coats of flat black:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on June 15, 2015, 06:56:46 AM
It looks cool Steve, and I suspect it'll be effective too  :028: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 15, 2015, 01:58:36 PM
Roger, Rog  :002:. It's rained this morning...and I see the the bottom of topbox is clean. Good to see it works.

Measured and checked the PR4. Actual mileage is 12K km.
Front - center 2.5 mm and sides 2.5 mm thread depth
Rear - center 2.0 mm and sides 2.5 mm thread depth

Going to give the T30 Evo next. Hopeful can compare the wet grip is what they say...
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 16, 2015, 12:50:12 PM
Bike's suit reflective strips have been fading. Not able to do a proper sew job so put reflectors with stickers on. Think got a good deal at http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-X10-3M-Types-Night-Reflective-Safety-Warning-Conspicuity-Tape-Strip-Sticker-/131396839379?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item1e97dca7d3 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-X10-3M-Types-Night-Reflective-Safety-Warning-Conspicuity-Tape-Strip-Sticker-/131396839379?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item1e97dca7d3)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3831_zpsootodgka.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3831_zpsootodgka.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 28, 2015, 11:38:35 AM
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3840_zpscyb6mjey.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3840_zpscyb6mjey.jpg.html)

Brought down the front forks by 5mm to give a bit more front feel in the wet. Also  turned the forks facing 180 degrees than previous.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3842_zps8twddw51.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3842_zps8twddw51.jpg.html)

The rear mudguard and the smiley has been good. With the motul mocool, see about a 4 degrees C cooler than previous cruising on the highway. Bought some highway pegs from China which should give some easy riding  :7:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 05, 2015, 01:49:27 AM
The highway pegs arrived yesterday. (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Front-engine-guards-Clamps-1-Large-Foot-Pegs-For-Suzu-VL-VZ-M800-C800-M109R-/161750423414?hash=item25a9139776 (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Front-engine-guards-Clamps-1-Large-Foot-Pegs-For-Suzu-VL-VZ-M800-C800-M109R-/161750423414?hash=item25a9139776)). However, the clamps to the engine guard are not so good material, overtorqued and snapped.  :151:. Visited the Harley shop and boy was it expensive (250% more expensive). Though of drilling holes but think would keep these pegs for the future.

Ordered clamps from the UK (http://www.customizedchoppers.com/Product/515262/1-%2825mm%29-Black-3-Piece-Clamp-For-Footpeg-Highway-Bar-Spot-Light (http://www.customizedchoppers.com/Product/515262/1-%2825mm%29-Black-3-Piece-Clamp-For-Footpeg-Highway-Bar-Spot-Light)). Ahh...the wait  :006:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3864_zpslo3nte1k.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3864_zpslo3nte1k.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3861_zpsrsblxcp7.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3861_zpsrsblxcp7.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3863_zpsbkqazsgn.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3863_zpsbkqazsgn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 12, 2015, 08:11:26 AM
Took an old cheap small bike rear fender end, cut it into two and used them as the hand guards. Wanted smaller ones to have the wind pass through the riding suit at the wrist area to keep cool.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3879_zps8rhrg19l.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3879_zps8rhrg19l.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3880_zpsmrjyp8gw.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3880_zpsmrjyp8gw.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3882_zpsbgcxciot.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3882_zpsbgcxciot.jpg.html)
 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: john. on July 12, 2015, 09:14:54 AM
Very interesting, your resourcefulness is to be applauded  (https://www.versys1000.com/Smileys/default/028.gif)  
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 13, 2015, 08:43:57 AM
  :002: John, love to decorate my 2nd wife. My wifey would always tell me "Make sure your 2nd wife has 2 wheels not 2 legs"  :008:

Was surprised to see the previous "Yellow Beam of Light" in the US versys 650 forum have hit 197,203 yesterday. Haven't gone there for a while after this V1K mark 1.

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 18, 2015, 04:02:42 AM
Rear T30 evo arrived but front only next month. It's ok as get a good discount.

Took some measurements, middle thread depth has 7mm of meat and sides 5mm.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3895_zps1afyfjq3.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3895_zps1afyfjq3.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3896_zpsn4uitfyq.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3896_zpsn4uitfyq.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3899_zpshaswhhhd.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3899_zpshaswhhhd.jpg.html)

Have a great weekend  :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 22, 2015, 08:47:54 AM
Been using them highway pegs for a week and a good leg stretch when needed.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3919_zpsa5flboao.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3919_zpsa5flboao.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3918_zpss6cinvgs.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3918_zpss6cinvgs.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3917_zpsvikjdhag.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3917_zpsvikjdhag.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3915_zpsmo8l1ca5.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3915_zpsmo8l1ca5.jpg.html)

They are by no means sliders  :027:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 07, 2015, 04:40:52 PM
Was at Fremantle, Australia for a few days for my marine course validation. Winter is ending and the sun comes out nice in the morning. The Western Australia Maritime museum was behind the training center. http://museum.wa.gov.au/museums/maritime (http://museum.wa.gov.au/museums/maritime)

A few bikes spotted by no V1K.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0046_zpslhlna1is.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0046_zpslhlna1is.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0047_zpsvijognze.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0047_zpsvijognze.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0045_zpssdabv6fw.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0045_zpssdabv6fw.jpg.html)

Saw today a cheap 5 dollar car 3rd brake light and fitted it on the V. Put some black silicon (used for car windshield) to make it waterproof. Flashes unison with the other red LED strip when brakes pressed.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4037_zpshhtnvlro.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4037_zpshhtnvlro.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4042_zpsntxdjj2o.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4042_zpsntxdjj2o.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4044_zpspij8acgl.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4044_zpspij8acgl.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on August 08, 2015, 08:03:09 AM
Interesting pictures Steve, thanks for sharing   :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: KawasakiBill on August 08, 2015, 01:38:38 PM
Anyone know what this does? It's behind headlight. It rattles inside so may need replacing.??
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Bladerunner929 on August 08, 2015, 01:47:54 PM
*Originally Posted by KawasakiBill [+]
Anyone know what this does? It's behind headlight. It rattles inside so may need replacing.??
It's supposed to rattle to some extent it's the tilt switch to shut the motor off if the bike goes over...assuming it't from behind the left side panels on a Mk1  :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: KawasakiBill on August 08, 2015, 01:53:07 PM
Ahhh!! Learnt something today, thanks for that. Bike developed annoying buzz so was trying everything to see what's loose and found that thing rattled. I'll leave well alone. It doesn't work anyway, engine kept running when bike toppled over last year.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Bladerunner929 on August 08, 2015, 02:06:22 PM
*Originally Posted by KawasakiBill [+]
Ahhh!! Learnt something today, thanks for that. Bike developed annoying buzz so was trying everything to see what's loose and found that thing rattled. I'll leave well alone. It doesn't work anyway, engine kept running when bike toppled over last year.
Verify via fiche references fella but if it the motor was left running it sounds like it might be f... broken so meter time if you have one or get it checked at the dealer  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Freetime on August 08, 2015, 02:19:02 PM
No I ordered something to thanks all
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 09, 2015, 08:12:37 AM
 :031: Rob.  :002:

Thanks, Guys. Learned something new , too.  :028:

Just changed to a car engine oil suitable for use with the V1K specs JASO MA/MA2.
Intend now to change every 3000- 3500km and see how it fares. Petro Canada Duron E specs: http://lubricants.petro-canada.ca/pdf/DURON-E_IM-8028E.pdf. (http://lubricants.petro-canada.ca/pdf/DURON-E_IM-8028E.pdf.) There is also synthetic type but not in-country. 

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4092_zpsnt4wqphr.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4092_zpsnt4wqphr.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4091_zpsxienpowg.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4091_zpsxienpowg.jpg.html)

JASO MA/MA2 listed engine oils: http://www.jalos.or.jp/onfile/pdf/4T_EV_LIST.pdf (http://www.jalos.or.jp/onfile/pdf/4T_EV_LIST.pdf)

Process the engine oil goes through for certification: http://www.jalos.or.jp/onfile/pdf/4T_EV1105.pdf (http://www.jalos.or.jp/onfile/pdf/4T_EV1105.pdf)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 09, 2015, 10:36:04 AM
Sorry. http://lubricants.petro-canada.ca/en/products/2725.aspx. (http://lubricants.petro-canada.ca/en/products/2725.aspx.) Try press the pdf for most of the Duron E oils listed. They state Duron E synthetic 5W-40 is NOT suitable for use motorcycle use. They rest are.

Anyway, I'll be testing if any big comparison on performance. My brother is also trying on his V650 (my ex V650 gen 2). He send me pics of his new spot light.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20150808-WA0004_zpsphrwkjrk.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20150808-WA0004_zpsphrwkjrk.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20150808-WA0002_zpsi3qwpnhc.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20150808-WA0002_zpsi3qwpnhc.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20150808-WA0003_zpsteen2k5j.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20150808-WA0003_zpsteen2k5j.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 16, 2015, 05:50:38 AM
Had these for a week now. Took's wife torn car black floor mat and contact glue points where legs touch the bike. so far, I like it.  :031:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4099_zpsdmo1yvfl.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4099_zpsdmo1yvfl.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4098_zpsk4muy2ji.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4098_zpsk4muy2ji.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4100_zps2xk5lez7.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4100_zps2xk5lez7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 22, 2015, 01:05:41 PM
Opened up the front sprocket cover to see the wear. About halfway and plenty of muck stuck. First high pressure washing for this V1K.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zpswjbvjguh.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zpswjbvjguh.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpsrpkn3aqm.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpsrpkn3aqm.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsj1a8xzre.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsj1a8xzre.jpg.html)

Got a sunstar front sprocket 16T for the next tire change plan.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 23, 2015, 06:06:03 AM
Sprayed the front sprocket cover with chrome paint.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4145_zps3a6wckrs.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4145_zps3a6wckrs.jpg.html)

The dual USB Car Charger with Battery Tester had arrived. can also be used for bike.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4146_zpskodkno5a.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4146_zpskodkno5a.jpg.html)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE3l1djUwAc&feature=player_embedded (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE3l1djUwAc&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 04, 2015, 01:57:46 PM
Put on a cheap ebay battery state indicator (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Battery-Capacity-Tester-Indicator-12V-Lead-acid-Car-Motorcycle-Golf-Cart-Gauge-/261932150280?hash=item3cfc5f6e08 (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Battery-Capacity-Tester-Indicator-12V-Lead-acid-Car-Motorcycle-Golf-Cart-Gauge-/261932150280?hash=item3cfc5f6e08)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpsytdytcdt.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpsytdytcdt.jpg.html)

Darken it a bit to keep it stealthy....
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsi1uuers0.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsi1uuers0.jpg.html)

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on September 05, 2015, 05:51:51 PM
You are preparing your bike for Christmas!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Freetime on September 06, 2015, 03:33:53 AM
I like it nice job
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 07, 2015, 09:18:02 AM
 :031:, Guys!

Easy to say, I am a weekend family man. Normally 80%, commuting home to/from work with the trusted V1K about 800 km every week. Another 800 km if had outstation work assignments.

There were times when was sailing in the merchant navy (young 17 year old lad  :007: ), while on leave used to disappear touring places (as far as Burma) with the bm R1100gs for 1-2 weeks.  Doubt be able to go that far from home base on trips for now ( kids 11 years, 7 years and 2 months old) but grateful for the weekend stress buster rides forth coming.  :152:

Good rides, Guys!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 27, 2015, 04:03:20 AM
Replace the battery state indicator with a KOSO voltmeter recommended by my brother.
http://www.koso.com.tw/products-detail.php?id=493 (http://www.koso.com.tw/products-detail.php?id=493)
The battery state indicator goes gone to my wife's car.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4222_zpsqkeuwfbo.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4222_zpsqkeuwfbo.jpg.html)

PR4 now at 21K km. center 1mm ( a bit more to the indicator) and sides 3mm thread depth. Bloody marvelous in the wet  :028:Awaiting the BT023 Evo front next week.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4221_zpsbugtdmxq.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4221_zpsbugtdmxq.jpg.html)





Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 04, 2015, 06:53:30 AM
Changed shoes to stones T30 evo. Front thread depth 4.5mm, Rear 6.5mm. Also, found have some Ride-on left (http://www.ride-on.com/motorcycle-formula-mot.html (http://www.ride-on.com/motorcycle-formula-mot.html)). Not using lead weight. Trying out first 34 psi front, rear 37.

Also changed front sprocket to 16, rear remaining 42 teeth. Should be good.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4228_zps2nobhcyx.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4228_zps2nobhcyx.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4225_zpsn8krumsk.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4225_zpsn8krumsk.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4226_zpspxlpwmjj.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4226_zpspxlpwmjj.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 06, 2015, 06:37:54 AM
After an initial 400 km testing with 3/4 in the wet, feels much improved traction compared to the older T30.
The ride-on also gave it a smooth ride. That needed 7 oz for the front and 10 oz rear.
Think dynabeads will work well the same but cheaper. This would need 1 oz front and 2 oz rear. (http://www.innovativebalancing.com/motorcycle.htm (http://www.innovativebalancing.com/motorcycle.htm)). Used them before but the fall of the Malaysian currency now is  :151: Shipping cost more than the product itself  :023:

Good rides, Guys.


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 07, 2015, 07:17:05 AM
Oh...Yes. The 16th teeth front feels so right on the V1K. Having 16/42, seeing about 142 km/h at 5000 rpm, an increase of 12 km/h compared on a front 15/42.
Doesn't feel any engine strain when accelerating, just good to go...  :028:

Also to share a biking dream a family friend biker took from Penang to London. My dad was supposed to go but pulled out. This are small cc bikes, think about 110 cc. Now they on their way back to Penang  :152:
https://www.facebook.com/Touraride-Downing-St-Penang-to-Downing-St-London-392640874248837/timeline/ (https://www.facebook.com/Touraride-Downing-St-Penang-to-Downing-St-London-392640874248837/timeline/)

 :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on October 07, 2015, 08:27:45 AM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
Oh...Yes. The 16th teeth front feels so right on the V1K. Having 16/42, seeing about 142 km/h at 5000 rpm, an increase of 12 km/h compared on a front 15/42.
Doesn't feel any engine strain when accelerating, just good to go...  :028:

Also to share a biking dream a family friend biker took from Penang to London. My dad was supposed to go but pulled out. This are small cc bikes, think about 110 cc. Now they on their way back to Penang  :152:
https://www.facebook.com/Touraride-Downing-St-Penang-to-Downing-St-London-392640874248837/timeline/ (https://www.facebook.com/Touraride-Downing-St-Penang-to-Downing-St-London-392640874248837/timeline/)

 :002:

Hi Slee

is the response of the throttle very different than with the original sprocket and crown?

About the Penang-London trip : what an amazing realized dream!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 08, 2015, 03:33:38 AM
Hi Francis,

Knowing a beauty engine the V has, the same amount of throttle now gives a slight ommph... :028: .
Was a bit hesitant at first winding up the throttle as normal as she wanted to pick up speed quicker.

After a while, it became enjoyable  :1: Can say it's much smoother on the engine and giving the same throttle accelerates faster.
Lower rpms on the highway saves a bit on the petrol and gives better mileage. This sunstar 16 front sprocket is undamped but the don't heard any loud whines etc.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on October 08, 2015, 12:38:07 PM
Thanks!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 17, 2015, 09:14:04 AM
After a long search, finally found a dial type tire tread depth gauge.
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4243_zpsqqgtgggo.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4243_zpsqqgtgggo.jpg.html)

Found it at Bike 7, a Japanese brand who had open a few stores here in Malaysia.
http://www.g7retailmalaysia.my/en/product/bikeseven.html (http://www.g7retailmalaysia.my/en/product/bikeseven.html)

My boy was wondering what I was doing?
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4240_zpsvlqcjalj.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4240_zpsvlqcjalj.jpg.html)

He says "Hi" and smiles away.  :001:
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4241_zps9ibqnyvu.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4241_zps9ibqnyvu.jpg.html)

The V1K covers are off for a visit at the painters...
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 26, 2015, 12:06:59 PM
Intended for chrome that glittered but looked more like polished silver  :006:
Matches the givi top box though  :016:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsyouxfy8q.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsyouxfy8q.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpspkvvziwd.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpspkvvziwd.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zps6qmnijkp.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zps6qmnijkp.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0005_zpss0z1v0i0.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0005_zpss0z1v0i0.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0006_zpsqmnusdqv.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0006_zpsqmnusdqv.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0005_zpss0z1v0i0.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0005_zpss0z1v0i0.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0009_zpszn03bg5r.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0009_zpszn03bg5r.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0008_zpsxc66clrw.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0008_zpsxc66clrw.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0010_zpsrnvmt34s.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0010_zpsrnvmt34s.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 14, 2015, 11:26:33 AM
V1K gen 1 needed a new night facelift  :008:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpscqa7xxcb.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpscqa7xxcb.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on December 14, 2015, 05:10:28 PM
Of course, it's Christmas time!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: KawasakiBill on December 20, 2015, 09:46:22 AM
That's how to do it!!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 20, 2015, 05:19:30 PM
 :033: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 22, 2015, 04:47:41 AM
Francis, Rog and this Super forum members,
A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You and Family.  :031:

Late reply, was offshore. Cheers and good rides  :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on December 22, 2015, 09:33:51 AM
Hi Stlee

all the best for you and your family and friends!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 22, 2015, 10:15:30 AM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
Francis, Rog and this Super forum members,
A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You and Family.  :031:

Late reply, was offshore. Cheers and good rides  :152:

Good tidings to you and yours Steve  :002: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 26, 2016, 12:12:54 PM
Hi Guys,

Seen a H2 up close and loved the black chrome paint. However, not keen to have a black bike. Love the chrome look, though.

In Malaysia, think only Eureka Auto does this work. Sample of their work on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9-wFTUhpT4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9-wFTUhpT4)

Just picked up the cowlings and front mudguard. Off to work first now. Plan to fix them up sometime next week with some fresh decals.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0020_zpsewre4bob.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0020_zpsewre4bob.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0021_zpsgvofqfwr.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0021_zpsgvofqfwr.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0019_zpsmgme53or.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0019_zpsmgme53or.jpg.html)

Some samples I saw in the workshop:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0023_zpsgrcbmntt.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0023_zpsgrcbmntt.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0022_zpsxjdtxjlq.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0022_zpsxjdtxjlq.jpg.html)

Saw another interesting method to put nice film on plastic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CA0DR4GSQg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CA0DR4GSQg)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0024_zpsz5dfpd6q.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0024_zpsz5dfpd6q.jpg.html)

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on February 26, 2016, 12:23:31 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing those items fitted Steve  :028: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on February 26, 2016, 01:59:28 PM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
I'm looking forward to seeing those items fitted Steve  :028:

Yes Stlee pictures!!!

And the price of this art is??
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 27, 2016, 09:26:27 AM
Hello Guys,

Hope U Gents all A-OK.  :152:

Cost plus tax was ringgit 954, £ 168, euro 208. Will post pics.  :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on February 27, 2016, 12:14:29 PM
Hi Stlee

you are the new "Silberpfeil" (silver arrow)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/Goodwood2007-010_Autounion_%26_Mercedes_Silberpfeile.jpg/800px-Goodwood2007-010_Autounion_%26_Mercedes_Silberpfeile.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on February 27, 2016, 01:47:01 PM
With the sound it's better


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 12, 2016, 12:38:14 PM
Hi Francis and Guys,

Just got back to the bike this morning. Was on a rig move tow for 600 nautical miles and got her alongside the platform for more wells to drill.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0025_zpsmr3fvosx.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0025_zpsmr3fvosx.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0027_zpsdwdidmkj.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0027_zpsdwdidmkj.jpg.html)

the "Silver Arrow"

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0005_zpspm2t29fl.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0005_zpspm2t29fl.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpsxewpoilf.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpsxewpoilf.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0006_zpsqa3y4clj.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0006_zpsqa3y4clj.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zpspb3ntph3.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zpspb3ntph3.jpg.html)

The versys decal was outline with carbon fiber sticker

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsrv1lscoe.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsrv1lscoe.jpg.html)

Tidy up the diy rear fender extender with carbon fiber sticker with new license plate and red cat's eye

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpstvshfrex.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpstvshfrex.jpg.html)

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on March 12, 2016, 04:00:52 PM
Hi Stlee your bike is very visible and amazing.

Where com from this rear fender extender?

 Nice pictures too from the sea
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 13, 2016, 02:22:27 AM
Francis, it's the same old one. Have carbon fiber sticker it so can make new holes and push it up a bit.  :028:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_3826_zpstnbkurux.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_3826_zpstnbkurux.jpg.html)

Few offshore pics can use as a desktop pic.  :1:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/4_zpsjnrfoo31.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/4_zpsjnrfoo31.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/1_zpsezts8bhw.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/1_zpsezts8bhw.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_2041_zpsyvzxamaj.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_2041_zpsyvzxamaj.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/3_zpsgtucfokh.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/3_zpsgtucfokh.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/2_zpsdvc27yuk.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/2_zpsdvc27yuk.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on March 13, 2016, 06:35:33 AM
Thanks again and for the pictures too.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on March 13, 2016, 11:01:06 AM
Steve, your bike looks superb, I wouldn't personally go that route, but I can appreciate the improvement ....well done you  :028:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: john. on March 15, 2016, 08:06:05 PM
I like that, but it's been an interesting story over the last few years, good effort!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 16, 2016, 12:01:43 AM
Cheers, Rob and John.

Actually had my first look of the 2nd gen last week. Sure looks good but still fancy the look of the 1st gen. It should not be long within this next year or 2 to see the 3rd gen out. That might be nice reason to upgrade  :1:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/DSC_0028_zpssxbdylt5.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/DSC_0028_zpssxbdylt5.jpg.html)

Good safe rides, Guys!


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 10, 2016, 12:45:34 PM
Stole my boy's old bicycle front and rear mudguards and pop a few rivets.  :006:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zps4vshajrz.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zps4vshajrz.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0005_zpshwuynab3.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0005_zpshwuynab3.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0006_zpsmfyjzeq9.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0006_zpsmfyjzeq9.jpg.html)

Removed the large diy mudguard and used the front bicycle to make a sleek rear end extender. Will see how this goes. Just down want to road dirty water being slung up the topcase.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0007_zpsjwvaoxp1.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0007_zpsjwvaoxp1.jpg.html)

Blacken the givi topcase rask. Sticks out when riding without the topcase.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsgy9tcxhc.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsgy9tcxhc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 10, 2016, 02:30:14 PM
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0019_zpskmaicvzi.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0019_zpskmaicvzi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on April 10, 2016, 04:36:13 PM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
Stole my boy's old bicycle front and rear mudguards and pop a few rivets.  :006:

Poor boy!!! Shame on you!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on April 10, 2016, 06:52:18 PM
Neat job Steve, make it up to your boy with extra sweets  :008: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 11, 2016, 01:29:05 PM
LOL, after stealing my boy's small old bicycle mudguards, asked my boy want he wanted for it. He wanted florescent yellow spray to spray his other bicycle. I see he has black on one side and silver on the other. He says he want to do florescent yellow bands. Told him to wear his safety glass and will help him out tmow.  :152: He loves to spray things and wants to be a automotive engineer.  :002:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpsoxkn94ht.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpsoxkn94ht.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsytesxcov.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsytesxcov.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on April 11, 2016, 05:56:27 PM
this story about spray is not a good explanation!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 12, 2016, 05:24:50 AM
LOL  :008:, Francis.  :031:

Those interested in Shoei multitec liner replacement, http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/SHOEI-MULTITEC-interior-set-L-/182062731698?. (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/SHOEI-MULTITEC-interior-set-L-/182062731698?.)

Feels fresh and comfy again....

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpskkruk8ic.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpskkruk8ic.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 24, 2016, 05:24:17 AM
Been testing this cheap china tire marker (cost 1 pound) marking one side of the rear tire and some of the tire grooves. Plan to mark the letter edges of the car (Pajero) tire letters white. So far, this test has been holding up ok. Know probably last longer but it's a cheap thrill. The work would better if the tire is off the bike.

There is a pricey alternative but think this more suited for cars as car tires last longer. http://mototredz.com/ (http://mototredz.com/)

Sorry, the white tire marker is not bend. The camera was on fish eye mode.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0006_zps972wlsqw.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0006_zps972wlsqw.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0007_zpss7cfuxb5.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0007_zpss7cfuxb5.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0008_zpsicjezopn.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0008_zpsicjezopn.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpsmusciitd.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpsmusciitd.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0004_zpskieocchh.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0004_zpskieocchh.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on April 24, 2016, 09:03:54 AM
Are they stick on protection spots that you have on the heel plates Steve ? 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on April 24, 2016, 08:43:28 PM
Hi Stlee

you want to compete with the Harley's??
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 25, 2016, 04:47:47 AM
Hi Rog,

Those stick on are actually from my girl's decorative play sticker set. good stuff preventing scuff boot marks on the pegs. Asked her for them    :152:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zpsrtopcyjx.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zpsrtopcyjx.jpg.html)

Hi Francis,

He he I have sat on a few, but never rode one. I think they should be good  for easy cruising but not a day to day bike. More for a weekend ride. Here, Harleys are more like a status "I got it made" thing.

Have smoked their ass in the corners  :123A: Smoked one K1600 Gt last week :007:

 :031:



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on April 25, 2016, 08:01:22 AM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
Hi Rog,

Those stick on are actually from my girl's decorative play sticker set. good stuff preventing scuff boot marks on the pegs. Asked her for them    :152:

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0003_zpsrtopcyjx.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0003_zpsrtopcyjx.jpg.html)

Hi Francis,

He he I have sat on a few, but never rode one. I think they should be good  for easy cruising but not a day to day bike. More for a weekend ride. Here, Harleys are more like a status "I got it made" thing.

Have smoked their ass in the corners  :123A: Smoked one K1600 Gt last week :007:

 :031:

Hi Stlee
excellent idea your sticks!!

About HD, it's the same here ; many people insure their social position buying a Harley. We call them Bobo.In french bourgeois boheme ; in english bohemian bourgeois (or bohemian middle class)!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 27, 2016, 04:07:34 AM
Avoided a problem yesterday while riding on the highway. Half way, observed the voltmeter reading dropping slowly bit by bit till only reading 12.8V while on the go.

Managed to reach a bike shop and changed to a new battery. A local brand here and heard this battery was ok. (http://www.koyoko.com.my/products/nanogel-motorcycle-battery/ (http://www.koyoko.com.my/products/nanogel-motorcycle-battery/)). Ours is YTX9- BS. Confirmed it was not a charging defect so  :028:

Also handy was having a spare key to open the petrol tank cap without stopping the engine at the petrol station to top up fuel. I would have been screwed if could not start her up if i shut the engine off then.  :192:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: 100milesaway on April 27, 2016, 08:30:41 AM
I once had a new bike battery fail after just a few months  :125: .  I have read that if the battery is not charged correctly when fitted to the bike when new, that things like this can happen. The dealer in question in my case was not around 6 months after.   Good luck with yours :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 29, 2016, 12:09:45 AM
G'Day 100milesaway,

No, the battery that failed here was the oem yuasa battery which was about 3 years old. It was due sometime but was not free to change it out. This failure forced me to. Glad the voltmeter showed me this early to avoid a pushing the bike exercise  :151:  :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: frenchminet on April 29, 2016, 07:48:09 AM
Just changed my OEM battery since I was having much slower start-ups in the morning.

The battery comes in two separate parts: the battery on one side and the sulfuric acid in a transparent 6 compartment container which fits snugly to the battery with no risk of leak if you do it right.

In theory, once you've filled the battery, it's already fully charged: I only half believe this because my CTEK battery charger worked several hours before lighting it's green (= fully charged) LED
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 30, 2016, 06:01:03 AM
Agree with your observation on a new battery. Did the same method for a Yuasa battery before. Did not take too long to have a 100% charge on the charger.

Same here this morning. Took only 20 minutes charging. Using the optimate 4 charger which is also good for car batteries though slower.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0002_zpsuyzxy8do.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0002_zpsuyzxy8do.jpg.html)

Also planning to change front and rear wheel hub bearings when change them tires next. 2 X 6005, 2X 6034 and 1 X 6025.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_0001_zpsf1lyj0mm.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_0001_zpsf1lyj0mm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 23, 2016, 01:46:17 PM
Bought a  cheap handphone clamp type holder. (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-MTB-Bicycle-Handlebar-Bike-Mount-Holder-for-Cell-Phone-GPS-/121825418876?hash=item1c5d5c5e7c:g:YnIAAOSwHQ9WWCo6 (http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-MTB-Bicycle-Handlebar-Bike-Mount-Holder-for-Cell-Phone-GPS-/121825418876?hash=item1c5d5c5e7c:g:YnIAAOSwHQ9WWCo6)). Only wanted the clamp as using the same old holder for this. To keep it fixed, super glued it at the ball socket. Tested it for a week now and good enough for me with the S7 using waze to get around town.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4317_zpspee6iysm.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4317_zpspee6iysm.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4319_zpspdidev30.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4319_zpspdidev30.jpg.html)

Off the subject on bikes, happy with Ultra Racing ((http://ultraracing.my/v1/?page_id=2267 (http://ultraracing.my/v1/?page_id=2267)) sway bars on the Mitsubishi pajero. Better road handling. Understand they are also sold in the UK. Replaced the pajero cat with a less back pressure one giving better driveability but loses a bit off the top end speed (it's ok as can only go max 200 k/hr).

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 10, 2016, 11:25:56 AM
Serviced the front and rear ohlins (40K km used) and bike handles better still. Set my riding sag at 37 mm front and rear 35 mm. Playing around with the damping and feels right for my commuting.

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Finally bought my own wheel balancer. T30 Evo at 12K km and have about 4mm depth. Plan to run them another 3-4K and maybe try on Metzeler Ratetec 01 if they arrive here in country (https://www.metzeler.com/site/com/products/tyres-catalogue/Roadtec-01.html (https://www.metzeler.com/site/com/products/tyres-catalogue/Roadtec-01.html)). also time to change the wheel bearings (at 60K km) and the good denso iridium spark plugs that have been going strong for 40K).

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 :031:

 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 12, 2016, 01:51:13 AM
Currently running sprocket 16/42 and intend to run 16/41 next.

No sunstar rear sprocket this time so using JT sprockets made nearby in Thailand. Used them before and a good product (http://www.jtsprockets.com/ (http://www.jtsprockets.com/)).
 :1:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on June 12, 2016, 09:09:38 AM
Nice one Steve....let us know what you think after fitment  :028: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 14, 2016, 03:21:40 AM
Will do, Rog.  :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 19, 2016, 10:36:11 AM
Unfortunately had a crash this morning  :006:. Was using the emergency lane way too hot and a lorry turned into my path. Braked hard but the lorry's end hit my right handle bar causing lost of control. Let her down and bike fell hard on her right and her left also hitting the road side barrier. The givi engine guards with the highway pegs protruding out took most of the road impact on the right. On the left side, only the gear lever is bent in which can be straighten back.

Bike can be fixed. Important thing is I am fully ok, no fractures. Just a knock on my left ribs causing me discomfort. Helmet and riding suit worked well as my Personal protective aids.

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Plan to be back healthy asap, rebuilding my V1K and start riding again.... :1:





Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Chris A on June 19, 2016, 01:17:49 PM
Glad you're okay Steve! Looks like all of your protective clothing, and the engine crash bars did their job. Your helmet looks a real mess, thank goodness you don't wear an open face. Well done for sounding so positive too.

Hope everything fixes easy, and your aches and pains get no worse   :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on June 19, 2016, 01:56:39 PM
Hi Stlee! No injuries for you and that's the main point!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: frenchminet on June 19, 2016, 02:33:56 PM
Pfui, close one :5: Glad you're OK.  :006:

Remember to throw away your helmet which has definitely absorbed all it can... :004:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on June 19, 2016, 03:27:06 PM
hey Steve,  sorry to hear about you 'off' and I hope that the bruises are not too bad.

The bike can be fixed your clothing and helmet replaced, just get yourself better now  :028: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Oldplodder on June 19, 2016, 07:42:59 PM
Steve,

Glad you are only in small discomfort. Don't worry about the bike yet - Get yourself fixed up and well first.

Dave T
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: 100milesaway on June 19, 2016, 09:59:58 PM
Phew close call. Forget the bike, at least you are OK  :152: .  I bet that you will be very sore tomorrow  :22: . Hope you have a speedy recovery  :028: .
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: DragonflyUC on June 20, 2016, 12:15:49 AM
Glad to hear that you are OK and plan to get back on the bike.  I am a firm believer in full face helmets and good riding gear.  Glad it worked for you.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 20, 2016, 02:18:36 PM
Guys, Thank you so much for your uplifting words. Totally agreed we should always have and wear the best riding protection available to return home to our loved ones.

The left rib area is where the pain is but is getting less after visiting a Chinese guy this morning who put the muscles back in place. Cheers and will report back my progress... :002: Take care.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 21, 2016, 01:17:20 PM
My favourite toy now is a hot water bottle  :138:, really relieves the pain at the ribs.

Opened up the bike's damaged parts and send a parts list to Kawasaki. Hopeful they have stock.

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Live to Ride, Ride to Live.... :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 26, 2016, 05:46:48 AM
Ribs doing well and off to work tmow.

Will send the bike to the shop this week to change the plugs. Should get the replacement parts sometime next week. Meantime resprayed some of the plastics flat black. Know damage is cosmetic because rode the bike back home after the accident and she felt the same.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on June 26, 2016, 09:00:21 AM
Good to hear that you are on the mend Steve  :002: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 28, 2016, 04:32:00 AM
 :031: Rog. Slight discomfort but not too bad.  :002:

Collected the bike parts that needed to be replaced, (about 108 quid worth). Bought a new shoei neotec, too. Home minister (wifey) has banned me riding for a month or earlier (subject to inspection) to ensure I am fully health to mount the iron horse again  :008:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on June 28, 2016, 06:30:42 AM
She's probably right ya know  :002:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on June 29, 2016, 06:17:00 AM
Your wife had an excellent attitude !

Envoyé de mon Archos 50 Cobalt en utilisant Tapatalk

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 02, 2016, 02:59:44 PM
Yes, Guys. Agreed. I am grounding myself out till I can put the bike on her center stand. Ribs still no fully recovered yet.

Fixed up 2 small LED running lights at the sides of the headlight.

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My son has decorated his passed down neotec  :015:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 02, 2016, 03:12:03 PM
H doesn't plan to wear the Neotech whilst riding does he Steve ?   :5: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: gharshman on July 02, 2016, 03:42:50 PM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
H doesn't plan to wear the Neotech whilst riding does he Steve ?   :5:


My thoughts too!  Put that helmet on a shelf and forget about it!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 02, 2016, 09:15:50 PM
Painting a helmet shell is in itself not advisable, but once the helmet has been damaged in an accident its only use is for growing plants in  or depositing in a waste bin  :028: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 03, 2016, 06:05:34 AM
No no, Guys  :002:. My boy's neotec is scrap. Totally not used for riding  :182:. He wants it for his own thing  :1: :1: He says it cool wearing it...

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 :031: Guys! Have a good weekend  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 03, 2016, 04:35:53 PM
Good idea Steve...BTW he looks cool too  :028:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: gharshman on July 03, 2016, 05:28:41 PM
Put some aluminum foil between the cushions and the shell ... to keep the NSA from reading his thoughts.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 05, 2016, 12:19:38 PM
It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. :1: Love that music...

For some reason he walks round in the house with it.... :016:

Bike 90% repaired, awaiting new Givi engine guards. No stock now. The one now has cracks at the seams and did it's job well.

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For the rider, Christmas came early. Got me a Shoei Neotec Borealis White/ Silver, Revit Dominator Jacket, Revit Cayenne Pro Pants and Gloves.

But grounding myself for the time being  :006:



 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 11, 2016, 12:50:23 PM
In the meantime, spray 3M scotchgard water repellent on the suit. Have worked well for me keeping things dry inside.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on July 11, 2016, 12:57:14 PM
H Stlee
is the insurance making  a good picking-up charge??
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 11, 2016, 02:36:46 PM
Hi Francis,

Not claimed any insurance. My take is my fault as should not using the emergency lane in the first place. From own pocket  :006:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 11, 2016, 07:18:06 PM
Steve, what is your impression of your Revit suit ?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 12, 2016, 07:39:25 AM
Rog, haven't gone riding with it yet. Initial impression is it a well made suit. Good ideas put into it and pricey. Plenty of vents so feels like more air will be coming in.
The cutting is like a more fitting type compared to the aerostich roadcrafter I am used to (used a few for 28 years riding). I bought them (XL size) as there was a 40% Rev'it discount sale and the aerostich would have been more expensive to bring them here to Malaysia.

The dominator pants I saw here did not have the side vents I saw on the net so opted for the 2 season Cayanne pro pant. Their colors blend well with the dominator jacket. Will have to see how it handles the rain here then.

Got me the cayenne pro gloves which were not as thick as the defender and dominator ones but feels snug and firm on. The Icon gloves I wore in the accident left me with 3 holes at my hand knuckles.  :006:

Will let know more how they feel when put them on riding soon... :028:

 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 12, 2016, 09:08:09 PM
Thanks Steve,  the Revit equipment seems to get good reviews.

It would be great to gear your thoughts   :028:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 17, 2016, 04:02:35 AM
Rog,

Home Minister (Wife) approved riding days can recommence yesterday.

Dominator Jacket

Feels great, good venting and happy with the jacket.
Has a few wearing adjustment kits which can suit the wearer well.
Love the feel of the wind coming in. No more sweating forearms.
Was not keen on the dominator pants as there were no vents which would have been hot here.

Cayenne Pro pants

Suitable for the hot climate. Yesterday temp was 32C, 90F. I will see how it is in the wet. Don't fancy the pockets. Might sell these pants to my brother.

Cayenne Pro gloves

Solid gloves. Snug and nice feel. Not sweaty and good protection features. Worth it.

Lost the pictures when had to reformat the camera sd card. Will shoot a few soon. Take care.


 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 17, 2016, 11:10:28 AM
Thanks for the feedback Steve, and great to hear that SWMBO has allowed you back on the bike  :2:     
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on July 17, 2016, 11:46:02 AM
Anybody should appreciate a so good minister!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 18, 2016, 06:24:18 AM
LOL..have actually google SWMBO... :008:, Agreed.

Gents, she actually asked me to do some rope skipping to hear any hurting groans come out of me  :015: What would we be without a loving woman  :celebrate:

Rog, sold the cayenne pro pants to my brother. Should complement his Rev'it Airwave 2 for max ventilation for his city commuting use.

Got me a black Rev'it Poseidon pants with is gore-tex waterproof and has the vents which would be great. The light gray color one attracts dirt marks too quick. Will let know how it performs. http://www.rev-it.co.uk/item225.htm (http://www.rev-it.co.uk/item225.htm)

 :031:

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 18, 2016, 07:39:56 PM
 :37: 

I find lighter coloured textile is cooler than Black  :028: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on July 21, 2016, 09:21:41 AM
Rog, agreed the light gray is way cooler but I will live with the black as it was the fitting size  and on sale.

There is light at the end of the tunnel though...Contacted Rev'it HQ in Holland and advised the Dominator 2 pants will be out in Sept, 2017 with the side vents. Now that will be worth the wait.... :9:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on July 21, 2016, 10:22:04 AM
 :002: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: pinkaardvark on July 22, 2016, 08:49:48 PM
The revit stuff is great for taller riders. I'm told it's a Dutch company and the Dutch are the tallest nation per head of capita, so it makes sense. Very expensive for there top end stuff in UK though. I have the cheaper sand 2 jacket and use their commuter pants and rate them highly. Mostly due to their great fit.

 

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 06, 2016, 12:44:33 PM
Fixed a new Givi engine guard and put a pair of new cheap highway pegs which is good for a relief during long rides. Also re-installed the MRA spolier to direct the windshield air flow.

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Don't mind the rider  :016: The rev'it riding suit has been great in the heat and rain.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on August 06, 2016, 07:53:37 PM
Excellent Steve  the new clothing looks great   :028:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 09, 2016, 08:07:22 AM
 :031: Rog.

Bought this blind on ebay. See how it will be when fixed it.
Brake pedal extender (http://www.ebay.com/itm/231596065174?item=231596065174&viewitem=&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/231596065174?item=231596065174&viewitem=&vxp=mtr))
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: vagrant on August 09, 2016, 09:49:44 AM
before you stick it on the brake see if it would to enlarge the kick stand foot.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 10, 2016, 03:35:06 AM
Hi Vagrant,

Have a small welded piece as a flatfoot for the side stand now but can check it out on a V1K mk2 at the shop. Will advise when item arrives.  :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 14, 2016, 08:42:56 AM
Took out the old kappa cut down windshield and gave it some black and the MRA spoiler. Works well for me in the hot weather here.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/20160814_0729371_zps96y4ksjl.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/20160814_0729371_zps96y4ksjl.jpg.html)

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The aerostich roadcrafter got torn only on the gore-tex shell. The cobbler did a good job sewing leather over the scratched area. This is a keeper for a alternate clothing when needed.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 19, 2016, 05:23:08 AM
Got this locally made kawasaki cruiser front footpegs clone for usd 8.  Seeing how it feels but no issues.

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Drilled hole in the barkbuster handcovers for air flow. Using a plastic bottle stopper to plug the hole when it rains.

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(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_4801_zpslqir7i9u.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_4801_zpslqir7i9u.jpg.html) 

Riding now with a front PR4 and a rear T30 Evo. Really like the handling  :1:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on August 28, 2016, 10:01:15 AM
Youngest brother swap his well used Versys 650 gen 2 for a smaller 250cc kawi called the D-tracker (http://www.kawasaki.com.my/d-tracker-x/). He chose the blue one and checked out the V650 clock at 97K km.

He passed me his tank bag.

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The front pegs will stay on. It a Vulcan 800 peg re-badge for a local bike model here.

Vagrant, Item not yet arrived.


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 14, 2016, 01:02:30 PM
Vagrant, Item not yet arrived.

Using a PR4 front and a rear T30 evo and happy with the dry/wet performance (35/39). Changed to a 16/41 sprocket ratio from 16/42. No issues, good to go.  :002:

Pics of my brother's Kawi D-Tracker

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on September 14, 2016, 02:08:02 PM
Sounds like a moped!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 18, 2016, 10:45:40 AM
He he Yes, Francis. He had opt for a smaller nimble cc bike for the daily heavy traffic, can ride up pavements  :1: .

Don't feel much power loss with the 16/41 sprocket ratio. Testing chain saw oil instead of the usual 80/90 gear oil. Much thinner oil this chain saw oil.

Glad to hear the Yoshi pipe end is still working well.

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Replaced the gear plastic sock with a new one. Order from them previously and lasted quite a while. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yellow-Universal-Motorcycles-Rubber-Sock-Peg-Shift-Gear-Cover-SILICONE-DIRT-BIKE-/111930382563?hash=item1a0f9218e3:g:biUAAOSwu1VW3~Iq

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 08, 2016, 02:34:44 PM
Picked up my bike from Kawasaki HQ last Friday and rode 350km back home.

Felt she now has better compression but not very pleased with her tuning (throttle bodies balancing) Her mirrors vibs now only clears up at 5000 rpm and she did not do this before.

Going to talk to my tuner friend and do her tuning when I have the time or go back to Kawasaki. Have a morgan carbtune and have only tuned twins (BMW and V650). Used to hold free tuning V650 classes at home when i was really free during weekends

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Some pics of Kawasaki Malaysia HQ

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on October 09, 2016, 04:08:32 PM
Nice dealership, I'm surprised you didn't ride home with a new bike Steve  :2:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 10, 2016, 02:00:37 PM
LOL, Rog, That thought always crosses my mind  :124: It will be hard   :006:
Keeping my quid for the V1K 3rd version, whenever that may be.   

Vagrant, that brake extender bit has not yet arrived. It's been ages  :172:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: vagrant on October 10, 2016, 04:24:04 PM
now that's great service!
I wound up buying the cheap kickstand plate made in China mentioned elsewhere for under $9. US. it was for a 650 and needed some ingenuity to make it work.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on October 12, 2016, 06:12:42 AM
Advised them giving them 2 weeks or a refund.

Attached V1K mark1 torque setting file kept in my phone.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on November 13, 2016, 12:56:14 PM
Refund the brake lever  extender that never came.

Swapped my Sidi on-road boots with the Forma Sahara Outdry.
http://www.getgeared.co.uk/forma-sahara-outdry-cooling-boots-wp-black

It's been cool when hot and waterproof when it rains hard.  :028:

My boy said "Hand them over to try"  :008:

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Inlet for the water for foot cooling
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on November 13, 2016, 01:14:42 PM
I guess you could put warm water in there as well Steve   :008:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on November 21, 2016, 05:18:19 AM
 :008:  Rog. Think them boots are meant more here in the hot climates.

The rainy season has set in and the chrome surface work has starting peeling off at some areas. Trying on some carbon fiber stickers at these areas or it would be a paint job sometime.

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The 3rd brake light had also shorted out and replaced it with a car USD 3 stop blinker.

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Put on a blue blinker when brakes are pressed to be a christmas tree  :1:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on November 21, 2016, 08:55:23 AM
Hi Stlee!!

Is your battery strong enough??   :celebrate: :celebrate:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on November 23, 2016, 07:32:04 AM
Hi Francis,

The OEM battery lasted about 3 years. So far, this now local made here battery is ok. I charge it with the optimate 4 about 2-3 week once and it charges up in 10-15 minutes. These additional brake lights only fire when the rear brakes are pressed. No issues and the dashboard voltmeter shows a healthy reading at stops and when  on the move. :002:





Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 01, 2016, 05:53:08 AM
Got me some Versys 650 front fork covers which works on the V1K mk 1. Their mudguards are similar and no issues. The pair cost usd 33.50 or 26.80 pounds.

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For the Malaysians, the best price available at http://www.mudah.my/Fork+Cover+Versys+650+2015+onwards+-47883010.htm. Unfortunately, he (Bikezon88)  does not do international.
This Thai outfit does international shipping, https://www.facebook.com/sventureinternational/. Meant more for the V650 bits.



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 01, 2016, 09:51:40 AM
Neat job Steve   :028:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Le ptit Quebec on December 01, 2016, 11:12:00 AM
The plate on the front fender :87:

I hope will never get to this here :157:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on December 01, 2016, 12:54:36 PM
Hi Stlee!

Why did you put the 650 front mudguard on your fork? Better protection?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: gharshman on December 01, 2016, 11:16:22 PM
I wonder if those would work on the Mk 2 also.  The front fender looks to be an exact match, but the part numbers do not correlate:


2102 Fenders              2015 Fenders
------------------        ----------------------
35004-0311-27Y            35004-0340-17L
35004-0311-660            35004-0340-45L

2012 Inner Fork           2015 Inner Fork
-----------------------   ----------------------------
44013-0213-26M            44013-0242-18R
44013-0214-26M            44013-0243-18R
44013-0191-26M (old #)
44013-0192-26M (old #)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 02, 2016, 12:47:46 AM
Hi Gharshman and Guys,

That's what i taught about earlier. They look identical.

Had contacted the makers to confirm but no reply as yet. According to their Owner's facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sventureparts - pls have a look),

การ์ดโช๊ค Versys 650,1000 ใส่ได้ทุกปี

ราคา 1900 บาท

สนใจติดต่อ
09-9052-9952
09-2248-4804
Line : s-venture
Cho Card. Versys 650,1000 put on every year.

Price 1900 baht

Interested contact
09-9052-9952
09-2248-4804
Line : s-venture

Francis, purely cosmetic. Got it at a good price and just a try on.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 02, 2016, 03:15:42 AM
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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Le ptit Quebec on December 02, 2016, 06:34:47 AM
I like it, it looks like the BiG V did some cast iron lifting   :008:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Le ptit Quebec on December 03, 2016, 09:54:01 AM
I just found two suppliers for this product and they are not in Europe. No idea if we can get any of this here... :033:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 07, 2016, 03:19:11 AM
Think they can send it over but with a shipping fee which is never cheap. Can only hope it is reasonable.

Ordered an item from Canada and the shipping cost was way lower than the shipping here from the US. Ordered helmet speakers and hope it will be worth while  :1:
https://www.milsig.ca/featured-brands-iasus-concepts-c-427_33/iasus-xsound-3-xs3-hd-helmet-speakers-p-4426

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 24, 2016, 01:36:09 PM
Removed the helmet ear foam inserts and placed the iasus speakers there. Its only good up to 120km/hr. I have put back these helmet's foam inserts and will try in again next week. I feel the handphone does not have enough juice to powers these speakers to their max. Have installed free volume booster apps from google play and will test it.

Sound wise they are great with a nice bass (with the right placement near the ears) but gets drown with the helmet wind noise at speeds. Hopefully with the ear foam insert back in, they would sound excellent at speeds.

Another option I am going to try on is the use of portable headphone/earphone amplifiers by Fiio. (http://www.fiio.net/en/products).

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 29, 2016, 11:47:53 PM
Have abandon my plan to use speakers in my helmet. Been using Shure SE215 earphones for a week and can say it is worth it (for me). Spoke to my sound engineer buddy and he recommended these sound isolating earphones. Besides churning good sounds, it's extremely comfortable and reduces the outside sound.  Takes some getting use to putting them on and the cable is tad long. Can still hear the V engine rumble using the yoshi can  :028:

http://www.shure.com/americas/products/earphones/se-earphones/se215-sound-isolating-earphones

Happy New Year, All!  :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 30, 2016, 09:40:53 AM
Good wishes to you and yours Steve  :028: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 01, 2017, 03:58:24 AM
Cheers, Rog.
Wish You and All, lovely days ahead!


Resprayed the Trekker top box with was fading due to the weather. 3 coats of flat black from the can and it's rejuvenated....

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on January 01, 2017, 08:47:05 AM
Fading due to weather isn't generally something that presents a problem here Steve,  :008:

However a power washing effect is something we have to endure  :008: :008: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 05, 2017, 01:44:10 AM
It hot and rains here all year long and plastic color fading is common  :006:.

Have to agree, power washing can be risky if it's accidentally pointed at the wrong place. Remember, my old bm boxer was coughing and spluttering after a wash. Was scratching what was the problem and turned out the hall sensor got wet. Garden hose for me now  :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 26, 2017, 04:32:10 AM
These few weeks, the silver arrow has become a white stormtrooper  :027:

The chrome had started to peel off badly. Sprayed her white to match the white shoei neotec and  :152:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on January 26, 2017, 08:49:45 PM
Excellent color choice!! The white are the best!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on January 27, 2017, 07:59:03 AM
Nice job Steve  :028:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 27, 2017, 11:40:35 PM
 :031: Guys and All! Today is also the Chinese New Year, this year of the Rooster.

Wishing You and your Family a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Chinese New Year!  :celebrate: :celebrate: :celebrate:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on January 28, 2017, 07:04:15 AM
I'm not chinese but thanks for the wishes!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 31, 2017, 12:10:57 PM
No worries, Francis  :152:. We all bleed only in blood red.

Got the led side indicators. http://www.ebay.com/itm/182414387385?viewitemversion=&item=182414387385&view=all&viewitem=&tid=1607321453008&vxp=mtr&autorefresh=true. Chose the clear ones and a pair only. Put them on the rear (think they are more important there) and transferred the used the oem rear lens (clearer) for the front. The blinker tempo remains the same.

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on January 31, 2017, 07:46:01 PM
Hi Stlee, nice change! But why not on front?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 05, 2017, 06:21:07 AM
Front still looked good (like new after a buff and polish).I think fellow motorist see the rear more than the front  :1:

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Last Friday, on the way back, a small flying stone cracked the headlight protector. Lucky it was this and not the headlights . Getting a new one from a local maker http://www.nakasone.com.my/search-nakasone-products.asp



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on February 05, 2017, 10:38:12 AM
I like the new colour scheme Steve   :028: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Le ptit Quebec on February 05, 2017, 11:43:53 AM
 :89: Like the black carbon touch on the fairing.

For the head light protector, I think this link  http://www.nakasone.com.my/detail-nakasone.asp?prod_id=1902&catid=&keyword=versys&page=1 (http://www.nakasone.com.my/detail-nakasone.asp?prod_id=1902&catid=&keyword=versys&page=1) is the good one
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 10, 2017, 12:22:48 PM
 :031:Guys.

Installed the new Nakasone headlight protector but with 3M stick-ons. The ones they send wasn't so good.

Radiator flushed first with 50/50 ratio clear vinegar/distill water. Some impurities in there. Coolant now 30/70 ratio coolant/distill water. No antifreeze as temperatures here are above freezing. Then let the engine on till the fan ran to purge the air locks. Refill the reservoir tank to the full mark when the engine returned cold. Full testing on Monday  :2:

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Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 26, 2017, 02:48:07 AM
Reposition the brake light leds for maximum rear viewing. Now a URO - Unidentified Riding Object  :008:

Did this after seeing a few Thai 650 versys riding in the heavy rain

Original
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Relocated
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20170225-WA0014_zpsb7qk6vpu.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20170225-WA0014_zpsb7qk6vpu.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20170225-WA0042_zpslb5xekgx.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20170225-WA0042_zpslb5xekgx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Le ptit Quebec on February 26, 2017, 08:13:36 AM
you'll be riding a Christmass tree now!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on February 26, 2017, 04:56:47 PM
Better than a christmas tree!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 19, 2017, 01:48:09 AM
After over a week of testing, very happy with the Dominator 2 pants. Vents work well and can be closed on the fly when the rain comes.


(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/20170317_153456_zpsto2ursx0.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/20170317_153456_zpsto2ursx0.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/20170317_153512_zpsusnyoujz.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/20170317_153512_zpsusnyoujz.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/20170317_153516_zpstsrszkkv.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/20170317_153516_zpstsrszkkv.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/20170317_153530_zpsknhbyssd.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/20170317_153530_zpsknhbyssd.jpg.html)

Cheers and Good rides  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: weljo2001 on March 19, 2017, 02:32:09 AM
 :152:   Nice....
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on March 19, 2017, 08:04:46 AM
Didn't recognise you there Steve  :008: 

I fully agree that the Rev-it jacket and pants are very, very good, I love mine  :028:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 19, 2017, 09:20:02 AM
(https://images.versys1000.com/20170317_153522_zpszmvd6guo.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/20170317_153503_zpswnkpcujt.jpg)

 :008: Off to rob the bank...

Full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to get us home safe.... :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Le ptit Quebec on March 20, 2017, 08:31:31 PM
The Stig's cousin  :123A:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 26, 2017, 04:58:56 AM
 :002:

Fixed a US$ 3 car buzzer on the turn signal relay. Now have an audio alarm. Can be hear with the helmet on.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20170326-WA0003_zpskjblnmfb.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20170326-WA0005-2_zpspvyvy2vd.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on March 26, 2017, 01:51:05 PM
Hi Stlee!! Unfortunatly my ears are unable to ear this noise!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 03, 2017, 04:02:41 AM
Gave my son an assignment. Think it's decent except for the angle. Well, he'll learn. Enjoy but forgot the horn...maybe too loud.


 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 12, 2017, 02:08:22 PM
Been riding the Metzeler Racetec 01 for about 400 km in dry and wet. IMO, compared to the T30 evo and PR4, 01 are more incline to touring than sport. Twisting the throttle hard, she takes a bit of time to accelerate to come up compared to the other two tire makes. I take this as 01's being heavier than the two, more upsprung mass to rotate.

Saying this, she shows very good stability. No much road feel comparing but sure footed and steady in turns. Running 34/39 now and will experiment more. Front thread depth 4.3 mm and rear 5.6 mm.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_5701_zpssijprffu.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_5701_zpssijprffu.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_5702_zpsw8hywp6q.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_5702_zpsw8hywp6q.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_5703_zpsvzcox2rj.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_5703_zpsvzcox2rj.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 21, 2017, 01:38:26 PM
Riding back home from work, the left signal popped out. It did not snap off but just came out of the inner holder. Too much vibes.. :008: A dap of super glue and back now in operation.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20170421-WA0008-1_zps6s012hmt.jpg)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 23, 2017, 02:30:10 PM
Was chit chatting with a metal worker yesterday. Asked him how he made dirty metal sparkle? He told me he used coca-cola (coke this side of the world). He just told me to try it. So  here it went...

Sprayed it on, let it soak and rubbed it with a rag. Then wipe with a clean cloth.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20170423-WA0006_zpsdcw9pyfb.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20170423-WA0006_zpsdcw9pyfb.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20170423-WA0013_zpssoopvs6i.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20170423-WA0013_zpssoopvs6i.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20170423-WA0015_zpsdkxkxuar.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20170423-WA0015_zpsdkxkxuar.jpg.html)

Tried in with the car rims, too.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20170423-WA0009_zpsbcdp8wlz.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20170423-WA0009_zpsbcdp8wlz.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20170423-WA0011_zpsgw6agsbf.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20170423-WA0011_zpsgw6agsbf.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG-20170423-WA0018_zpsckmxbecg.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG-20170423-WA0018_zpsckmxbecg.jpg.html)

Hmmm....
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on April 23, 2017, 04:01:45 PM
Good job Steve,  its no secret that Coke can be bad for your guts, but didn't know it was good for your pipes  :028:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 25, 2017, 04:45:52 AM
Rog, would say coke is a good cheap general metal cleaner. Like the way the Guys polished their pipes sparkling. Used to do that with plenty of elbow grease with (Meguiar's All Metal Polish) but the pipes get discolored too damm quick after a ride or two.

I am happy with a brownish pipe which is clean. Imagine will be using coke still.  :1:

Back at work after this morning 5 am ride...  :96:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 02, 2017, 12:00:41 PM
Replaced the aux light switch (at centre of handlebar) with a good deal on lazada (local ebay). It has 3 prong. Works well. It was half price last.

http://www.lazada.com.my/12v-10a-motorcycle-cnc-aluminum-alloy-faucet-fixed-switch-1-25mmwith-indicator-light-handlebar-headlight-switch-rocker-switches-30191068.html?ff=1

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_5726_zpswtyu14ww.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_5726_zpswtyu14ww.jpg.html)

Drilled holes in the barkbuster covers for air flow

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_5728_zps92abdgsx.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_5728_zps92abdgsx.jpg.html)

Cover some scratches on the cowling

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_5730_zpsegztv6l4.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_5730_zpsegztv6l4.jpg.html)

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 03, 2017, 04:02:25 PM
Rev'it Malaysia had a good discount sale up to half price 2 weeks back. Love the cayenne pro gloves  in the dry but they are not waterproof when it rains. Got me self a dominator gloves and the outdry boots.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_5731_zpsknehnzlx.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_5731_zpsknehnzlx.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_5725_zpshj8xwdm7.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_5725_zpshj8xwdm7.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/IMG_5724_zpso5zljcmp.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/IMG_5724_zpso5zljcmp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on June 03, 2017, 08:01:56 PM
I'd be interested to hear your opinion about the outdry boots  Steve.,   :028:   

I looked at the Revit gloves as I am very impressed with my Revit suit, however i finally bought some Held Air N Dry gloves which took a bit of getting used to but are proving to be excellent
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 04, 2017, 09:17:23 AM
Hi Rog,

The Held gloves are top notch.  :028:

I bought them as it was a real good deal. Rev'it are great product and pricey.

The discovery outdry is sure different from our traditional leather boots. Feel more of adventure boot without its bulky appearance. Comfort is really nice straight out of the box. Rode them a few times in the rain and kept the socks dry. I still need some time to get to them though. Need to adjust a bit on the rear brake lever. The boot sole is really gripy even on slippy pavements.

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/20170604_09093601_zpskveszw5d.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/20170604_09093601_zpskveszw5d.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/20170604_0909021_zpsawghrn0q.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/20170604_0909021_zpsawghrn0q.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t665/mdina76/20170604_0908301_zpsvkmik9rf.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/mdina76/media/20170604_0908301_zpsvkmik9rf.jpg.html)

Some info on the outdry boots in the net.  :031:

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-products/revit-discovery-outdry-boots/
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-boots/revit-discovery-outdry-boots-review/



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 04, 2017, 09:20:58 AM
Yes, normal using size 43. This boot fit me a size bigger at 44.  :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 24, 2017, 11:25:40 AM
Had changed all the brake lines to EVO braided line with new washers and banjo bolts.

HEL was prefered but shipping to here was a bomb - http://www.helperformance.com/kawasaki-klz1000-versys-abs-2012-2016

However so, the braking has so much better feel now.  :028:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20170624-WA0005.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20170624-WA0007.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20170624-WA0009.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20170624-WA0011.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20170624-WA0013.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on June 24, 2017, 03:23:35 PM
Nice job Steve, did they bleed okay without too much difficulty :question:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on June 26, 2017, 01:57:48 AM
G'Day Rog,

Am not sure of this  :006:. Got a bike shop who customize brake lines to do it. Went to work and bike was ready when got back.  :002: Cost was 220 Pounds all in. Really nice firm feel braking.
 
:031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on June 26, 2017, 06:53:07 AM
Good job and good deal Steve   :028:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 11, 2017, 08:33:42 AM
V1K at 92K km and going strong. On 2nd set Racetec01 front and BT023 rear.

Installed a new rear brake light as the led strip one's  have expired. Cost usd $3.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG_5799.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG_5801.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG_5802.jpg)

Training my kids. Good to see they like it.  :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 11, 2017, 02:59:55 PM
Nice one Steve  :002:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 13, 2017, 07:06:59 AM
 :031:, Rog

Looks the no V1K revamp for next year  :006:. Nice to see TheMissendenFlyer say good thing on the V1K gen 2. His first ride on a Kawa.


In advance All here, have a Great Christmas and New Year to You and Family.   :celebrate:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 13, 2017, 11:29:48 AM
Thanks Steve, and every good wish to you and yours


I think the Missenden Flyer was very impressed with the Versys 1000, amazing that this was his first Kawasaki ride ! 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on December 13, 2017, 08:06:35 PM
Thanks for your greetings Stlee and in return happy feasts for you!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 14, 2017, 11:09:35 PM
 :celebrate: Celebration all around  :028:

Yeah, the Flyer has been more of a BMW Guy. Our V1K is a work horse!

Yup, me dad started my 4 brothers and myself young too. Told me, know what to expect out there.
Really enjoy seeing my kids ride.  :002:

Actually thinking of a new bike. The GS was the only bike i kept pass 100K km. See what's in the market next year  :1:

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 23, 2017, 06:20:33 AM
Tried the Givi E22 hard side bags, nice but need more carriage space for my stuff.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20171222-WA0004.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20171222-WA0006.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20171222-WA0008.jpg)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 24, 2017, 09:08:20 AM
Checked out these Givi top boxes:

https://www.givi.com.my/productdetails.php?pid=410
https://www.givi.com.my/productdetails.php?pid=292
https://www.givi.com.my/productdetails.php?pid=294

The front catch end holes fit but sadly the back hole catch is too small for the givi base plate (meant for the Maxia 4).

Found something better to clean exhaust end pipe (better than coke) - harpic toilet cleaner (black container). Finished off with autosol.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20171224-WA0025.jpg)

No longer bother with the front pipes, always discolored anyway.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 24, 2017, 09:44:52 AM
Just so I can understand Steve, are you keeping the E22 side cases (they are different to the ones I've seen fitted to your bike before) and adding a top box, or are you planning to replace the side cases instead

BTW the top cases are interesting as I don't think any of them are available from Givi UK or other well known U.K Givi suppliers  :002:   

https://www.givi.co.uk/   

http://www.motorcycleplanet.co.uk/   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 24, 2017, 10:58:07 AM
Hi Rog,

No, be keeping my present side Kappas and Givi maxia top case.

Had gone to my friend bike shop and saw these Givi topcases and E22 on display. Had a go to see if they could be used on the V1K. As in pic below of the base plate, the two front knobs/holes fits but the back holder knob is bigger for these topcase hold catch. Believe this new topcases are for smaller cc bikes and sold for the Asian market. (Givi has a big factory here). Intending for a Givi topcase for my small 100cc bike in Kuala Lumpur (work office) use and like to them to be interchangeable between my 3 bikes (1 V1K and 2 100cc small bikes)  :1:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20171224-WA0031.jpg)

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on December 24, 2017, 12:33:52 PM
Ok .......    Steve, now I see  :002:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 25, 2017, 02:49:28 PM
Me brothers got me a  kawasaki key chain and exhaust pipe stopper (never used one before, prevents water entering pipe during a wash).  :008: says there remove before start engine. Never knew used there was something like this before :008:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20171225-WA0015.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Crosshairs on December 25, 2017, 03:48:15 PM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
Me brothers got me a  kawasaki key chain and exhaust pipe stopper (never used one before, prevents water entering pipe during a wash).  :008: says there remove before start engine. Never knew used there was something like this before :008:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20171225-WA0015.jpg)

those are popular for dirt bikes..personally, I've never used one on a street bike.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on December 28, 2017, 02:16:03 AM
Crosshairs, Thanks for the info. Reminded me of a liferaft leak plug at first.

Guessing with the dirt bikes, washing with a water jet is the easiest way. 


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 07, 2018, 12:40:47 PM
Did a small experiment last ride on Friday. Removed my radiator guard to see the optimum temp I can get without the rad guard at sustained rpms. It was averaging 3 deg C lower with occasionally max at 4 deg C with the present rad guard on.

Hence removed the "Versys 1000 Kawasaki" metal symbol from the rad guard keeping the mesh intact.

(https://images.versys1000.com/AJQv.jpg)

Sprayed it to have like an in-print shadow

(https://images.versys1000.com/AExF.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/AOqn.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/AQ36.jpg)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on January 07, 2018, 09:19:19 PM
Hi Stlee, you have always great ideas!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 09, 2018, 04:57:23 AM
 :031: Francis.

Thinking where to stick this "Versys 1000 Kawasaki"  but think less is better, in this case  :notsure:

(https://images.versys1000.com/AIBz.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/AALF.jpg)

Good rides, Francis and All  :1:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Hessy on January 09, 2018, 05:13:58 AM
Lovely Bike my friend.. Bash plate for the underneath next ?
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 09, 2018, 11:35:35 PM
G'Day Hessy,

 :031: Hope the weather is good for a ride in your parts  :002:

My ride has been mostly street, commuting about 700 km weekly (if I ride) hence doubt on the bash plate.  :006:. Am now, working with my brother on his ride's thermobob.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Hessy on January 11, 2018, 01:27:15 PM
Still cold and wet over here my friend but planning to do the North coast 500 as soon as the weather permits
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 12, 2018, 12:50:12 AM
Hi Hessy,

Googled North coast 500. (http://www.northcoast500.com/interactive-map.aspx). One for the bucket list. Wishing you and mates a great safe enjoyable ride then.

Can relate on the UK weather as sailed around UK oil terminals like Sullom Voe and Hound's Point, up in Scotland in the mid nineties. Cold and windy, chilling to the bone....

 :031: and Good rides, my man  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Hessy on January 12, 2018, 09:10:47 AM
I couldn't agree more my friend but when the weather is good it is breath taking in Scotland for Bikers..
just a few of my rides to Scotland, hope you enjoy them !!  (they were taken on my Cagiva Navigator 1000

               
             
           
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 22, 2018, 12:18:45 PM
Great ride, Hessy....beautiful scenery  :028: Thanks!

 :006: late reply, was offshore taking a rig off location. She's now on the way to Singapore for docking.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IHMk.jpg)

My KTM buddy send me this on his recent ride in Borneo. Enjoy!



Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Hessy on January 22, 2018, 02:09:48 PM
Thank you my friend,
 love the vids much better than the crap on TV lol
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on January 22, 2018, 02:45:00 PM
Great films Steve, and well produced and edited...I really enjoyed them...Thanks for sharing

However when I lifted my eyes from the view of the sun kissed beaches in Film 2 all I could see out of my window was the remnants of snow on my drive...thanks  :4:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on January 25, 2018, 10:08:48 AM
Glad ypu liked them  :002:

Filming with a drone really brings  out a new view :152:

Wishing good weather wherever you are  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 10, 2018, 04:06:27 PM
Thanks for making this thread now pass 100K. Glad and hope you like it.

If got the chance, see "Yellow Beam of Light" in the V650 US forum. Think that passed 200K but have not visited there for a long time as using the V1K.

Did my seat to make it bit more plush but a bit more to fine tune.
(https://images.versys1000.com/dgf8.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/deiN.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/dqA1.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/d5Oy.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/dCgc.jpg)

Next week is Chinese New Year, so "Kong Xi Fa Chai!"
http://www.chinesenewyearday.com/
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on February 10, 2018, 04:11:44 PM
Congratulations Steve.........................you are obviously doing something right...always interesting sir   :028: :001:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 10, 2018, 04:21:28 PM
Most welcome,sir. Cheers, Rog.... :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on February 16, 2018, 01:53:18 AM
Had some spare car stickers for the rims.  :1:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180215-WA00262cf0bef712197931.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180215-WA002842935f3f74d96c68.jpg)

Ultra racing - safety sway bars for cars (http://ultraracing.my/v1/?page_id=2298)

Happy Chinese New Year, today - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5395601/The-Year-Dog-Chinese-celebrate-2018-Lunar-New-Year.html

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180215-WA00262cf0bef712197931.jpg)
(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180215-WA002842935f3f74d96c68.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 10, 2018, 03:11:24 AM
Some TLC for my trusted work horse  :002:

Renew the wrapping after served well for a 3 years. Also rounded a bit the seat edges and added a bit of sponge at the front to close the small gaps earlier.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180309-WA0006ee0eb92fa7afb412.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180309-WA0008b049e704d5598a55.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180309-WA00118911da8a91cff640.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180309-WA00133f3fa15c8b0dbb03.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180309-WA00151a6ea72499f98fec.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180309-WA00026666ec92a2fdce06.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180309-WA000432e49c6334b94aa3.jpg)

Next plan is new tires, brake pads, sprockets and chain.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on March 10, 2018, 09:39:27 AM
Some interesting mods there Steve...did you drill/cut the vent holes in the hand guards    :question: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Sonny on March 10, 2018, 02:31:19 PM
Yr. saddle re-shaping looks great, looks like a comfy ride.  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 11, 2018, 03:45:08 AM
G'Day Guys,

Yes, Rog. drilled them holes in the barkbusters covers. Allows air to flow through the forearms. Hot and humid here always.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180311-WA0003c7faeb55ecf8b746.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180311-WA0006c26532f841bcc101.jpg)

Sonny, seating position much comfy. Been using motowerks lowering pegs and rides feel good. Saw was the middle oem cushion seat was cut off, new bike cushion was inserted in between and the top oem cushion was glued back on. Felt this keep the stock cushion's plushness and minor reshaping was needed.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BCKleather/photos/

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180227-WA000669f8b03e2b5c2cc0.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180227-WA00089983e73e87e0e898.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180305-WA00057195ebbc874267ea.jpg)

Look the way the she glitters in the sun  :002:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180307-WA0052370da575bdbadd7b.jpg)


Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 15, 2018, 03:08:28 AM
Something looking closely into, shipping is the killer. Seen this snapvents when riding choppers and good for channeling the air where to go. Ahh...maybe  :007: Go to the end to 11:05

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 25, 2018, 03:41:49 PM
Some goodies to fix:

Still use H7 instead of HID as have aux lights to light the roads at night
(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180324-WA0004015a17f342dbd612.jpg)

Going to try BT 031 first as PR5 not yet in town
(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180323-WA0006834486fd3d438eaf.jpg)

Some white letters to make them like drag tires  :008:
(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180323-WA0008ebed7454608339ae.jpg)

Chain, sprockets (try out 16/42) and brake pads
(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180323-WA0010affd05f2ee4f8b4b.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on March 26, 2018, 10:22:13 PM
Your V is going to be as new!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: weljo2001 on March 26, 2018, 10:59:43 PM
Someone once told me Motorcycles were cheap transportation.... :008: :008: :008: :008: :008:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Keener on March 27, 2018, 03:27:21 AM
*Originally Posted by weljo2001 [+]
Someone once told me Motorcycles were cheap transportation.... :008: :008: :008: :008: :008:


Yeah someone told me that too , so i threw a $250.00 tire at him  :007:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 28, 2018, 03:11:21 AM
 :008:  Not cheap but very therapeutic.... :028: troubles melt away... :biker1:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Vespista1960 on March 28, 2018, 08:39:55 AM
Let us know your opinion about T31 asap, please.
I'm very interested.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 28, 2018, 09:06:25 AM
Will do and looks like I have to soon. My son has started playing with them  :008:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180328-WA0000.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on March 28, 2018, 09:08:18 AM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
Will do and looks like I have to soon. My son has started playing with them  :008:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180328-WA0000.jpg)

Good looking lad Steve...but isn't he going to be upset when you take them away from him to fit them to your bike  :002:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on March 28, 2018, 09:22:45 AM
Guess have to, Rog. He does me give me the look at times  :008:  :008: :008:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180130-WA0002-1.jpg)

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Sonny on March 28, 2018, 01:31:47 PM
I think you had better give the old tires a good wash and surrender them to the little man toot sweet.  :008:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 04, 2018, 05:21:44 AM
 :001: Sonny. I did keep roadtec front.

Hi Vespista,

These 3 days clocked 960 km on the T31. Initial impression on them are very good but yet to test them in the wet (which I think is more important here).

Personal point ranking (dry):
1. Stability - 18/20
2. Turn-in: 17.5/20
3. Apex: 17.5/20
4. Exit: 18/20
5. Feel: 18/20

T31 thread depth:
-Front - middle 4.5 mm, sides 3.5 mm
-Rear- middle 6.0 mm, sides 4.0 mm

So far, have tried a tire mix of T30, T30 evo, PR4, Racetec 01, BT 023 and now T31. Feel the T31 are better than the T30 evo which was way better than the T30. Dunlop and Avon are rare here.

Did have an issue when T31 mileage was at 400 km where front mirrors shaked whenever passing 160 km/h. Sorted this with  a good manual static balancing (shop used a machine) and ride is smoother now. IMHO so far, feel the best tire combi for me is a rear bridgestone with a front michelin or metzeler. Will report back if got the chance to ride the T31 in the wet soon.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180404-WA0005.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180404-WA0007-1.jpg)

Yes, trying also now sprocket gearing of 16/42 instead of the usual 16/41. Lose about 6 km/hr at 6000 rpm which was 180 km/hr now 174 km/hr on the speedo. Felt of better rocket acceleration but miss the better mileage. 

 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Vespista1960 on April 04, 2018, 07:31:10 AM
Thanks stlee29. I took note of your review.
 :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 12, 2018, 12:52:40 PM
Got the chance to ride two hours in the rain. T31 performed very well and felt planted confidently in the wet. I like  :1:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180412-WA0009.jpg)

Passed 100K km, A good reliable everyday bike!  :028:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on April 13, 2018, 08:57:49 PM
Hi Stlee!! 100207 kms???
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 16, 2018, 07:37:51 AM
Hi Francis, Yes, passed 100K KM, this morning 100,649 km  :028:. Solid iron horse as we all know it  :152:

Good ride, Francis  :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on April 16, 2018, 11:31:06 AM
Steve, I reckon you might easily be our highest mileage member ....an award should be imminent  :biker1:     
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 21, 2018, 04:35:20 PM
Rog, reckon due because of the all year round riding weather here being only dry or wet. When was in Europe and US years ago, would never would try to ride in the cold.

Actually got myself two presents. A Shoei neotec 2 TC6 and her Sena shoei rider link (SRL).


(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180419-WA0029.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180419-WA0032.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180420-WA0012.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180420-WA0014.jpg)

Superb modular helmet with nice comfy ventilation. Wide and clear field vision with the pinlock. Was worth it!

Sena SRL was good to an extend. Passing 120 km/hr with the exhaust without her silencer in, it was wanting. I will use it in town but for long distances, will continue with the shure in the ear earphones. Good thing they still both fit in the helmet and is comfortable.




Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on April 21, 2018, 07:36:24 PM
Blimey Steve, your Rev it suit  looks like it has  been blasted with coal dust   :5:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Sonny on April 21, 2018, 08:52:57 PM
... or an astronaut dusted with moon dust...  :007:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: francis83 on April 22, 2018, 08:48:29 PM
Hi Stlee, always new knick-knack!!
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 24, 2018, 04:58:57 AM
 :mfr_lol: Hi Guys!

Rog and Sonny, washed it but it still looks filthy  :008:. Understand why some go for black suits.

Francis, don't smoke, drink a bit and love to ride and have toys  :1:.

Did this yesterday. Reskin and sprayed the beat-up givi topcase.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180422-WA0004.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180422-WA0002.jpg)

Top off my stebel and put it in my pajero sport. Testing this single horn which is pretty loud. Might relocate though. Also plan to extend a bit of the rear brake lever (temporary as now)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180423-WA0007.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 29, 2018, 02:04:27 PM
Fixed my twin car horns which are at 400 and 500 Hz rating. Bike already has a relay so just the fix up part with old givi engine guard parts.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180429-WA0007.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180429-WA0013.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180429-WA0011.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180429-WA0009.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180429-WA0005.jpg)

Bike ready to wake up the dead again  :008:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: BikerMan on April 29, 2018, 07:41:32 PM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]

Actually got myself two presents. A Shoei neotec 2 TC6 and her Sena shoei rider link (SRL).

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180419-WA0029.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180419-WA0032.jpg)


Superb modular helmet with nice comfy ventilation. Wide and clear field vision with the pinlock. Was worth it!

Sena SRL was good to an extend. Passing 120 km/hr with the exhaust without her silencer in, it was wanting. I will use it in town but for long distances, will continue with the shure in the ear earphones. Good thing they still both fit in the helmet and is comfortable.

Stlee29, I am just about to buy the Neotec 2 helmet and was thinking about the Sena SRL comms unit as well. In view of your previous post, would you not recommend the SRL unit?
What is/are the 'shure' comms you mention in your post?
Many thanks.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on April 30, 2018, 01:28:24 PM
Hi Bikerman,

This SRL is in fact my first bike intercom. Had always used my smartphone with earphones all these years to hear my music.

The shure I mentioned are not comms but are Shure SE215  earphones - http://www.shure.com/americas/products/earphones/se-earphones/se215-sound-isolating-earphones. Clear good sound  :028:

My thoughts on the SRL:
1. Should be brilliant with the features like bike intercom but not tried this yet, ahem always been riding alone.
2. GPS directions - very nice listening to the lady where to go, works well linked to the smartphone's bluetooth.
3. Music - decent but no hifi as the shure music quality.
4. Gripe is with my exhaust silencer out, it does get loud and feel the speaker sound then to break up at a certain high level, might try them again with the silencer in. Might also try swapping the Sena speakers with the iasus speakers as a comparison - http://iasus-concepts.com/audio/xs3-helmet-speaker/
5. Passing 120 km/hr when cruising, the hifi sound is just not there compared to the Shure SE 215 in the ear earphones sound quality.
6. Answering phone call - sure is nice to do this.

I guess which application is one is really looking for. Mine is so far purely music and GPS. Fortunately, with the SE 215, there is still enough space between the ears and the Sena speakers and they are still super comfortable for long rides.

As for Neotec 2, truly a further upgrade from the Neotec.  :152:

Hope this helps. :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: BikerMan on April 30, 2018, 11:58:43 PM
Hi stlee29,
Many thanks for your very detailed and comprehensive reply, it was very much appreciated  :028:
I will definitely be buying the Neotec 2 later this week. Thanks also for explaining about the Shure earphones. From what you have said I think the SRL comms package would suit my purpose as I don't use my comms set up to listen to music or the radio. It's main use is for communication between my two riding buddies and GPS instructions. At the moment I have the Cardo Scarla Rider Packtalk comms set up fitted on my Shoei Quest helmet which I might try and transfer onto the Neotec 2 just to save money on buying the SRL for the time being. However, I really like the idea of having the comms unit as an integral part of the helmet and not as an add-on 'stuck' on the outside.
Thanks again for all the advice etc.............. :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 02, 2018, 04:28:53 AM
Hi Bikerman,

Most welcome  :002: and glad to assist.

Agreed the SRL is made for the Neotec 2 in a neat and slick package. Think you will be enjoying with rider comms connections  :028:

Be sure to update to SRL latest software downloads from sena.com. It came with version 01 and version 03 is out.
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 02, 2018, 05:11:27 AM
Few weeks back, while tickering with my car, accidentally dropped a bolt and it was a pain to find. Have the flexible wire with the magnet in the end but no joy. Finally had to lie down underneath the car and remove the bottom covers to find it. 

Came across a waterproof 2 meter endoscope which only works on an andriod smartphone. Bought it on my local ebay ( GBP 3.90/ US$ 5.40) but think it should be on ebay too. There are also wifi ones also. Have to enable smartphone's OTG to get it working.

Similar example
Went also looking into the bike's nooks and cranny and pictures look decent. Think it's a cheap investment to avoid the extra work to find a missing bolt and get a visual picture.  :002:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180501-WA0010.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on May 02, 2018, 08:52:01 AM
Nice one Steve  :028:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Sonny on May 02, 2018, 08:54:51 AM
Would also be handy to determine what the devil is that thing in my ear, and has it built a nest yet?  :5: :008:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: BikerMan on May 02, 2018, 09:46:01 AM
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
Hi Bikerman,

Most welcome  :002: and glad to assist.

Agreed the SRL is made for the Neotec 2 in a neat and slick package. Think you will be enjoying with rider comms connections  :028:

Be sure to update to SRL latest software downloads from sena.com. It came with version 01 and version 03 is out.

Many thanks  :028: :028: :028:

BTW the endoscope is next on my shopping list............... :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on May 02, 2018, 02:34:34 PM
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
Would also be handy to determine what the devil is that thing in my ear, and has it built a nest yet?  :5: :008:


aaaah , the dreaded 'ear worm' Sonny  :008:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: BikerMan on May 02, 2018, 05:48:52 PM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]

aaaah , the dreaded 'ear worm' Sonny  :008:

Or, in my case it would be the earplug that I forgot I left in - it's an age thing.
Again, only in my case, as I would never suggest that you Sonny were anywhere near my years........... :008: :008: :008:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on May 02, 2018, 07:21:22 PM
You may be surprised, he does possess a youthful appearance though  :mfr_lol:   
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: BikerMan on May 02, 2018, 08:53:33 PM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
You may be surprised, he does possess a youthful appearance though  :mfr_lol:   

Brave man TYKE Ha! Ha!  :008: :008: :008:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: TYKE on May 02, 2018, 09:48:29 PM
I was paying him a compliment  :008: 

He's actually a lovely and very talented  man  :028:   :002: 
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Deso_70 on May 02, 2018, 10:57:22 PM
*Originally Posted by BikerMan [+]
Or, in my case it would be the earplug that I forgot I left in - it's an age thing.

So when you told your wife you couldn’t hear her you weren’t lying......this time 🤣
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: BikerMan on May 02, 2018, 11:13:34 PM
*Originally Posted by Deso_70 [+]
So when you told your wife you couldn’t hear her you weren’t lying......this time 🤣

Worrying, you know me only too well and we haven't met (yet!) lol  :008: :008: :008:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 06, 2018, 02:12:16 PM
 :008: LOL, first time tried it, inspected my kids teeth  :008:

For my tool kit and water bottle, opts for a cheap magnetic tank bag. Cost USD 12. Holds well at speeds :028:

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180505-WA0007.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180505-WA0011.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180505-WA0009.jpg)

What a crash between the 2 ducatis with Pedrosa in the Spanish motogp  :138: Glad they were ok
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 10, 2018, 12:32:17 AM
Good news from this side of the world-

Yesterday, the peoples of Malaysia went to the polls. Finally getting rid of the corrupted government with the Opposition having a simple majority. Pray a new start for reform and correct the many wrongs. It is still tense but a glories beautiful day!

Try to the time to fix the new DIY rear brake extender this weekend.... :1:

Take care and  :031:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: Sonny on May 10, 2018, 01:50:57 AM
Better tomorrows for Malaysia!  :152:
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on May 13, 2018, 11:23:34 AM
Agreed, Sonny. A good government is greatly needed  :028:

Fixed the diy stainless steel rear brake extender. Previously have been using a short piece of plastic pipe for testing. Having the motowerk lowering peg does shift the legs a bit away from both the leg controls. The gear clutch had bent that before. Painted it black, don't need to see it, just feel it's there.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180513-WA0022.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180513-WA0020.jpg)

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180513-WA0018.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 03, 2018, 05:03:37 AM
Bike's lovely at 116540 km. Front middle tire T31 at 4.0 mm thread, rear middle 2.4 mm. Changing the rear soon.

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180901-WA0004-1.jpg)

Experimenting on using Maxima waterproof for the chain. So far, good. https://www.mtb-mag.com/en/tested-maxima-waterproof-grease/

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180902-WA0010-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Yellow Beam of Light Part 3
Post by: stlee29 on September 13, 2018, 01:18:51 PM
Gone back to 16/41 sprocket ratio. Checked the alignment with the profi-laser. Easy to use.


(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180913-WA0013.jpg)

Changed the tutoro nozzle tip with a harder plastic one - https://www.tutorochainoiler.com/

(https://images.versys1000.com/IMG-20180913-WA0016.jpg)