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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #75 on: December 23, 2011, 01:23:55 am »

and one more side note about the Mean Streak wheel, is that the Meanstreak wheel uses a smaller diameter stem than the C10, I was just reminded of that.

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This is correct, this is also mentioned in the article.  The Kawasaki part number for the valve stem is 16126-1191.  It is a nice all metal 90 degree stem.
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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2012, 12:49:09 am »
I finally got my Mean Streak rear wheel back from the machine shop having the stock MS rotor cut down to 280mm and the rotor mounting surface machined down .300". Bearings, seals, spacer and cush drive removed from the rear wheel and the rotors, bearings, seal, spacer and speedo hub removed from the front wheel.

I am having the wheels powder coated a medium dark gray (pretty much as the stock Connie wheel color) next week and hope to have my new tires, bearings and seals and speedo hub in before too long.

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Rear wheel before removal of rotor


Rotor mounting surface machined


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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #77 on: January 28, 2012, 01:00:09 am »
YAY!  Welcome to the Meanie Club.
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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #78 on: January 28, 2012, 01:16:29 am »
YAY!  Welcome to the Meanie Club.

Not quite yet, but getting there!    :)  BTW powder coating for both wheels is only $75.00!  nice!

Looking at new tires now could be be a set of Shinko's (cheapest) or Pilot Roads or RoadSmarts, I just don't know yet...... Any suggestions?  I am a medium agressive rider who loves long rides in the moonlight, err.......  or should I shoot the breeze with a sportier set for my first new 17" shoes?
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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #79 on: January 28, 2012, 01:18:39 am »
I'm running the Roadsmarts right now and like em OK.  But I want to go for the PR3s next I think.
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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #80 on: January 28, 2012, 01:30:19 am »
I'm running the Roadsmarts right now and like em OK.  But I want to go for the PR3s next I think.

Yeah I was also looking at the Pirelli's.......... choices, choices, choices........... nice!  ;)
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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2012, 03:18:36 am »
.......... choices, choices, choices........... nice!  ;)

And that's a good thing.  Looking good 2linby..   :beerchug:

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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #82 on: February 10, 2012, 06:04:49 am »
 Mayhem: those are terrific tires. I've put a knee down with those on my zzr many a times. How are you liking em?

Anyone got a good source for thick fork oil? I'm using straight 30wt motor oil and there is still not enough dampening for my taste. I want 40wt straight oil.

Also, the 15wt hvi fluid in the rear shock is too thin. What is there in the way of 20wt? What will happen if I use regular 20wt bel ray fork oil in the rear shock?

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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2012, 09:27:26 pm »
I was pretty happy with the Roadsmart in the 170 size. It only lasted 7500 miles, but that was alot of twisties and the tread was gone from edge to edge when I pulled it off. All those miles were with a touring load riding aggresively. Still running the Roadsmart on the front with a Storm II 160 on the rear now. I have no complaints with either tire and would give both a thumbs up rating. Running a fresh set of PR3's on the Bandit and they feel good so far, but have not been out in the twisties with them. Tires...
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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #84 on: February 14, 2012, 12:47:26 am »
Just got my wheels back from the powder coating. I will start putting them together tomorrow.

They look much better than the pictures show, but here they are, Finally getting closer!!

Rear with black pwder coated cut down rear rotor (not bolted done yet).  I had the rear Mean Streak Rotor cut down to 280 mm (note the "open" holes on the edges, but they powder coated too much of the braking surface material so I'll be burning off some paint with my old pads before putting on new ones! Yikes!  (my fault   :-[)


Rotor side of rear wheel.


Cush Drive side of rear wheel


Front wheel


Both together (new tires Conti-motions 120/70/17 and 170/60-17 just behind and right next to the turbo charged carpet cleaner!  :nananana:


Bearings, seals, spacers, stems and tires mounted today. I hope to find time this week to pull the stock wheel and switch the front rotors out then mount these babies. Turn signals will be done as soon as my connectors show up I am also adding two new led round panel switches for my driving/running lights and a new fuse panel to replace my old homemade one. Also replacing fork seals that are leaking. Should look good and hopefully be good when I am done.

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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #85 on: February 14, 2012, 01:01:19 am »
Nice!   :great:  Hurry up, we want to see them on the bike!   :)
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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #86 on: February 14, 2012, 02:29:53 am »
They look schweet!
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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #87 on: February 14, 2012, 03:27:57 am »
They look schweet!

Thanks!  I hope to be able to get the bearing, spacers, seals, cush drive and rotors done tomorrow and maybe mount the tires as well.  I am hoping to be able to get a digital recorder and film? putting the bike up in the air using my sears ATV jack for Cog wiki.  But that might not happen.

Still waiting on some electrical connectors and getting my original Skip Holton Tip over Bars powder coated as well, (glossy black, oh yeah!).  Re-wired my running (fog) and driving lights (FF-50's) and re-did my rear turn signals so they are three wire (two filament) rear running (constant on) and turn signal lamps as well.  Lots of things going on here in the great rainy Northwet region! 

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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #88 on: February 14, 2012, 01:01:25 pm »
Those wheels came out very nice and for only $75 that's a steal.....

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« Reply #89 on: February 16, 2012, 05:10:58 am »
Tires mounted and holding air! but the weather sucked so bad today, no love on getting them balanced and installed. Still have a leaking fork seal that needs to be fixed, but that won't take too long, as I'll fix that inbetween mounting the front wheel.  My electrical connectors will be here on friday, so unless it starts snowing (it might) I hope to have the bike buttoned up and on the road. I also had the powder coater redo my Skip Holton tip over bars and man do they look good!  More pictures to follow. Maybe even a pictorial of how to lift Connie on a Sears Lift.
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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #90 on: February 16, 2012, 06:42:48 am »
Mayhem: those are terrific tires. I've put a knee down with those on my zzr many a times. How are you liking em?

douglasjre, I really do like them, as far as my riding style there is nothing I can't do that I did with my AVON's, also on a side note, they really do an outstanding job treading water.

Those really look great, excellent choice of color.  ;)

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« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2012, 01:00:05 am »
For the most part my saga is over! THANK GOD!!! I fired my parts man for failure to order the right axle spacer, but with a little ingenuity I was able to find and jerry rig the Connie front hub spacer (the outside 15mm one) by adding a 4mm thick spacer washer. The right part is on order!~

My bearing issue was hammered out as well and today I put about 50 miles on the new tires and wheels for my initial break-in.

Bore diameter of the right?wrong! bearings.... These should be 17mm bore diameter but are barely 16mm!  >:(



Front wheel. more of a gap than before, but I'll live with it just fine.


Rear Wheel


Rear view of the Conti-motion 170/60-17 tire  Ouch! That looks mean!  ;)


Rightside of rear wheel with cut down mean streak rear rotor



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Re: Educate me please......
« Reply #92 on: February 20, 2012, 05:08:25 am »
Excellent!  Glad you got er done, it looks great.  Be sure to give us a review of the Conti-motion once you've got a few more miles.
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« Reply #93 on: February 20, 2012, 10:49:06 am »
Looking good my friend.  :beerchug:

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« Reply #94 on: February 20, 2012, 01:55:38 pm »
Hooooo doggies!  You're about set to let er rip now.  Those Contis do look pretty good on there.  I just spooned (beat) a set of Conti Trail Attacks on a friend's KLR250 last night.  REminded me of how much I love shaft drive and tubeless tires.  LOL

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