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I think Im over calling it exhaust question. As I am beyond looking for an exhaust. I have way to many running and stopping issues as well as misc wiring issues, to fix before I even look at an exhaust. So I figured I needed a space for my resurrection portion, then later a build thread. 馃槂

Progress to date:
Mirrors. cops like to see them. (even though I cant see anything)
Throttle cable.
Plate hanger. Cops like to see them too. (was hidden behind rear tire
Bowl vent lines. Attached to air box now.
Rear turn signals. Repaired.
Clip-ons. Pretty much made them out of a steel lawn chair.
Fuel pump bracket. Yup, made that too!
Motul 300v. Without question.
Coolant flush/replenished.

Once I get things like the clutch working again and some simblance of brakes and tires. Ill get around to a frame off build post this winter.
In the meantime, Im sure I will have more questions along the way. Im really liking this bike. (even with all its issues) Think Im keeping this one! Thanks again to everyone here. Your help and wisdom have been very much appreciated.
Cheers,
Hans
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Heres yesterdays project. While checking out the lighting. I noticed the right indicator was fine but when I used the left the whole tail light lit up orange. Shouldnt happen. So I quickly figured out that something was not working in the tail light. When I took the light out, I heard something rattling.
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I set about taking it apart cleaning everything
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After I got the board cleaned. I epoxied the ceramic resistor back in its place and resoldered it to the board.
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Took a second and black RTV'd the edge of the lens and plug the other hole. and its back on the bike.
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Hans
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Thanks, Its working perfectly now. Unfortunately it just uncovered a new issue. I didnt try it with the bike started yet, but my neutral light blinks when I use the signals. pretty awesome effect at night. Has a studio 54 vibe to it. I suspect this wasnt Kawasaki's intent though.
Cheers,
H
Skip the above post. I was having a few drinks on the anniversary of my brothers suicide. I never seen the signal indicator work properly before and somehow got neutral in my head. (Somehow... Large, now emply bottle of 151) I feel like 7 shades of hammered shit today. I had to take a quick ride to get cigarettes. I had put it on res by hung over mistake, and in a few miles it was running like, well... pretty much like I am. I must have sucked chit into the line. I am going to dump and clean the tank. Tomorrow. Im hating life at the moment and could give two chits and a F#@$ about it.
Should have seen this coming. While the bike was acting up on the side of the highway with trucking screaming by me on the 6 inch curbed shoulder. I hit the loud handle and felt the F-ing clutch let go. Of course. Everything else is bad on this bike, why not the clutch. I had planned to get stands this month so that I could change the front bald tire to a not bald one. now its clutch.
So here is todays question. I read on one of the forums that the bike has a wet clutch but the stack height is too high to take advantage of the wet clutch set-up. So the question is, what clutch kit. am I looking for to get the correct stack height for this basket as well as what brand would be good for someone on a limited budget.
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H
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Im only guessing EBC SRK24. But does that free up the clutch to be a proper wet clutch? What I took away from the post, was that the OEM stack height was just a bit too tall and that a different Model Kaw has just a slightly lower stack, thus freeing the slipper to do its job.

Im trying to re locate the post. I think its somewhere on this site. But if anyone remebers that post and knows what the answer was. please...

I didnt even know a hangover could last 8 hours!?!? Im sure its more like Alcohol poisoning then hang over. I did this when I was in my 20s, then drove 12 hours to New York. Now... Im pushing 55. I drink once or twice a year, Maybe. I really wish I could have slept this day away, but the technocolor yawning, wasnt condusive to the sleep model. I wouldnt have minded it as much if I had gotten ganked in a parking lot by 5 guys with bats. At least my head wouldnt hurt so much and of course the really tragic part...
Its self inflicted.
mattv, thanks! just what I needed.
H
Got my Kaw part #s for the 2.3s and the 2.0s and new steels. Are the stock springs sufficant or do I need to look elsewhere for that. Other than springs, steels and plates, is there any other parts that I will wish later, that I replaced?
Ive had my steels for about a week (sized for med slip) but I was waiting on my clutch disks and my master cylinder so I can get started.
I have sort of a problem right off the bat. Seems my new master cyl has a 2 wire clutch switch and the old one is 3 wire. Which of the 3 can be dropped? I wanted to just swap out the switches, but size and shape make that a no go. Any thoughts on a solution? I grew up with bikes before safety features, so I wouldnt care if its by passed all together. Im just not sure with the 3 wire setup, how it needs to be done. I assume that one is common and the other two are N.O. and N.C. To what purpose there is a 3 wire switch, I couldnt say. Anyone else run into this issue?

Thanks in advance,
Hans
OK, now I am freaked out. I just took out the old disk and steels. The clutch disk that are in the bike look as thick as the new ones. steels also look good. no blueing. probably could stand a little scotchbright. otherwise nothing looks out of place with them. In fact the only thing that caught my eye is the inner basket has play in it. nothing that would show up when the stack is mounted. but with everything out. it has what I would call a "wobble" to it. I didnt have that wobble in my busa, but again that is a different bike. what has me worried is that I still dont know why my clutch is slipping as soon as the bike gets hot. my only guess is that I had the wrong oil in it-or-something. Then at stoplights I cant get into neutral and with the clutch all the way in, the bike pulls forward. What am I missing. My car took a chit and I have to get the bike back up so that I can make my doctors appointments, etc... I have never had a clutch do this before so I guess I am a little lost.

Hans
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the wobble is spose to be there. I see why. couldnt get the clutch stack to settle until I bled the slave.
Turns out my neighbor had 3 quarts of 10-40 motorcycle oil. I got everything back together and its working fine as far as I can tell. I might have to change the steels around some more. Not as happy with the med slip. I think I would prefer full slip. This works for now though. Does make a huge difference in the turns now! Just glad to have one of 3 vehicals working. I am stoked for all the help and the great artical on clutch stack height. What a difference it makes in the feel and extra control gained.

Cheers,
Hans
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