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Offline Ranger Jim

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Kawasaki W650
« on: November 10, 2010, 04:42:40 pm »
I just bought (from another COGger) the COOLEST bike.  A W650 8).  Kinda looks like a 1968 Triumph Bonneville without the oil leaks and Lucas wiring  ;).  As it's really light (compared to the Connie or the GoldWing) so it's easy to handle and it's an absolute HOOT to ride.  :D Gets a lot of attention too :)).  Of course anyone who knows anything about old Triumph can immediately tell that it's not a Trumpet but there really aren't that many of those 'round these here parts.  This is why I'm selling the KLR.

Here are some pictures:

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Re: Kawasaki W650
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 06:04:50 pm »
Congrats on the new bike!

The W650s are definitely cool bikes, Jim. They are headed for cult status.  8)
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Re: Kawasaki W650
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010, 08:27:18 pm »
I always wanted a W650. I had the chance at one and I dragged my feet. I won't make that mistake again!

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Re: Kawasaki W650
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 03:09:36 am »
Oil leaks and Lucas wiring? I resemble that! Mine doesn't have...Oh, yeah, it does have oil leaks. But no Prince of Darkness wiring! Nosiree. I got me a high output 240 watt 3-phase alternator and elektronik ignition. Of course the bike won't run above idle if the battery voltage drops. AMHIK!. Score one for points! Congrats on the new bike Jim! They are pretty cool bikes.

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Re: Kawasaki W650
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 12:31:38 pm »
So where's the picture Jim LoL


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Ps. Congrats on the new scoot
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Re: Kawasaki W650
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 01:01:04 pm »
So where's the picture Jim LoL

It doesn't exist without pictures   ;D

I had a '70 Bonneville and really loved that machine.  I test rode the new Bonneville at biketoberfest. The test ride was down a 25 mph road, WTF, but it felt cramped up to me.

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Re: Kawasaki W650
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 02:34:40 pm »
Nice, have fun with that new toy. Once I saw 1 with a chromed gas tank, it looked kewl.