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by Barrel
Sun May 05, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Panniers
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Panniers

No problem. I usually run just the Left pannier alone for general trips. Reasons for just the left are: Don't want the heat from exhaust warming whatever is in the right hand pannier (if fitted) such as the cold beers :D Don't want the extra width of two panniers if traffic filing aka splitting lane...
by Barrel
Sun May 05, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: Corrosion
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Corrosion

My SE has not stood up well to winter riding in UK (Dorset) including salty roads. I have a few parts looking similarly corroded to your image, such as the brake hose joints and the metal of the pegs. The exhaust end cap started flaking and they replaced that under warranty. Haven't bothered with re...
by Barrel
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: What kind of tires??
Replies: 13
Views: 1985

Re: What kind of tires??

Has anybody tried Dunlop Sportsmarts.....always liked them on my other litre bikes I have the Dunlop Roadsmart III's on my 14R and I love them. Very similar feel to the Q3's but a touring tire, they handle great. I have a RoadSmart 3 on the rear and a SportSmart 3 on the front. Rear RoadSmart 3 was...
by Barrel
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Flash by NRBIKE

Nice, very nice. :D
by Barrel
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Interesting discovery about the rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: Interesting discovery about the rear axle

I have just had the rear axle and bearings replaced on my SX (SE) as bearings had not been properly greased at the factory and were squeaky dry. Have done only 10,000 miles. There were replaced without fuss under warranty, £800 of parts!!

Apparently a few of the H2s had the same problem.
by Barrel
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Clutch fluid turned black
Replies: 27
Views: 4307

Re: Clutch fluid turned black

My dealer changed the clutch fluid at the second service (12000 km). Now back to clear. Kawasaki are aware of the blackness and say it is the dye from the hoses absorbed into the fluid and noticeable due to the small quantity of fluid used coupled with the frequent up and down movement/flow of fluid...
by Barrel
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Derbyshire England
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Greetings from Derbyshire England

Welcome friend. Enjoy the weather while it lasts !
by Barrel
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: Pre-Purchase Tire Kicking
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: Pre-Purchase Tire Kicking

Legroom: As well as the lowering pegs option, you could consider a taller/thicker seat option or adding to whats there. I am 5'10 and 34" or so inseam. I have tried a few temporary thick seat coverings on this (and other bikes) and find that helps with leg bend and seat, especially skin comfort over...
by Barrel
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Rear brake
Replies: 44
Views: 6361

Re: Rear brake

On motorcycles with slipper clutches like this one, is using the rear brake activating the slipper function? If so, by subtracting some engine braking it is reducing the total deceleration available. That might explain why the rear brake feels flat in its response and power. My understanding is the...
by Barrel
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Rear brake
Replies: 44
Views: 6361

Re: Rear brake

It could be the pad materials in the back. I feel the lever has a bit of a long travel before it begins to engage too. I should probably adjust it up a bit to see, but I'm rarely using the rear for heavy braking. More for finishing a stop, and hill holding. Any trail braking I do is though the fron...