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by stk0308
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: Seize bearing DANGER
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Seize bearing DANGER

As for the original poster, glad to hear you rode it out safely. I hope Kawasaki doesn't give you shit for dismantling it yourself. Unless you've got a good dealer on your side, many manufacturers will not look kindly on a non-dealer mechanic doing the discovery tear down. Hoping for the best, so yo...
by stk0308
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: Seize bearing DANGER
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Seize bearing DANGER

I have seen similar issues on other single side swing arm bikes, usually water accumulates and the bearing rusts. Could you be a little more specific about the models you've seen this happen with. I've had 3 single sided swingarm Triumph(Sprint STs) since '99, covering 221k miles total, and have be...
by stk0308
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: Flashed Bike Running Great - Fuel Mileage Headed South...
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Flashed Bike Running Great - Fuel Mileage Headed South...

I don't know if it'll ding mpg that much, but, in my opinion, yes 6k miles is too long on the air filter. It's fairly easy to service the Sprint filter. It's best to use compressed air, but you can back wash with water too.
by stk0308
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Sprint air filter questions
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Sprint air filter questions

Thank you. A negative effect of water on the filter itself was more my concern. So, I'm fine with the porosity.
by stk0308
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Sprint air filter questions
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Sprint air filter questions

vcyclenut wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:39 pm
According to their specs the f1 filters a little better and is waterproof
I noticed this too. What does this mean, "waterproof"? What will exposure to water do to the P08? Has Sprint ever made this more clear?
by stk0308
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Further musings on air cleaner replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 1444

Re: Further musings on air cleaner replacement

It took some work with an air compressor but I got the filter back washed successfully. I was tempted to soak it but it seemed OK after getting it unclogged. I really don't spend a whole lot of time above about 9k RPM, some spirited section, but I'm not spinning it up all the time. So imaging what i...
by stk0308
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Further musings on air cleaner replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 1444

Re: Further musings on air cleaner replacement

Fortunately the Sprint filter is a good one. There was nothing behind it.
by stk0308
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Further musings on air cleaner replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 1444

Re: Further musings on air cleaner replacement

And this is the spacer between the snorkel and the supercharger housing. There was a stone chip blocking the drain.
by stk0308
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Further musings on air cleaner replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 1444

Re: Further musings on air cleaner replacement

Well I'm hear to say it. Don't follow the recommended service interval for the air cleaner(18,000 km or 11400 miles). This is my Sprint P08 after 8955.
by stk0308
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: Leaning towards a H2
Replies: 18
Views: 913

Re: Leaning towards a H2

I don't find the H2 SX any more uncomfortable for touring than the '08 Sprint ST it replaced. Ergonomically. The seat could use, something, but I'm not sure what, yet. I always wear MSR compression shorts as a base layer. I've found them more comfortable than any regular cotton underwear. They don't...