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post #1 of 22 Old 06-12-2017, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well time for a new project! After my 2011 met her demise a few weeks ago at PBIR I've been scouring craigslist/forums/ebay for a Gen5 so I can get back in the game with some new updated machinery. Managed to find a 2016 ABS model that a squid traded into a wholesaler for a Harley after he/she laid it down on the right side. She's got 3000 something miles on the clock so the engines not super fresh but not terrible.


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First order of business is getting her stripped down and getting the wiring harness, emissions and ABS system completely removed. Which is a hell of a lot easier said than done. My 2011 was a non-ABS model and it didn't have the emissions/evap shit on it so I was a little worried once I started to see how big the pile of junk I was ripping off the bike was growing.



This might be common knowledge but I was floored to find out that you need to remove the swingarm to get to a bolt that holds one of the ABS line junctions going to the rear brake line. Kawi must of been having a laugh when they designed this system. While I had it off I cleaned and greased the swingarm pivot and linkage bearings. A good thing I did since it seemed like the last owner took this thing through a field of mud before they traded it in.



Back together and fresh n clean:



I'm hoping that's not the original oil...

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First order of business is getting her stripped down and getting the wiring harness, emissions and ABS system completely removed. Which is a hell of a lot easier said than done. My 2011 was a non-ABS model and it didn't have the emissions/evap shit on it so I was a little worried once I started to see how big the pile of junk I was ripping off the bike was growing.



This might be common knowledge but I was floored to find out that you need to remove the swingarm to get to a bolt that holds one of the ABS line junctions going to the rear brake line. Kawi must of been having a laugh when they designed this system. While I had it off I cleaned and greased the swingarm pivot and linkage bearings. A good thing I did since it seemed like the last owner took this thing through a field of mud before they traded it in.



Back together and fresh n clean:



I'm hoping that's not the original oil...


Oh my. Did you get an oil analysis from blackstone labs? I like to do that on bikes/cars/trucks/motors i buy used to see how they were maintained and treated prior to me.
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Oh my. Did you get an oil analysis from blackstone labs? I like to do that on bikes/cars/trucks/motors i buy used to see how they were maintained and treated prior to me.
nah, not gonna bother
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That's still too low of mileage to worry about anything serious with the motor to warrant an oil analysis. Congrats on the find and new project! :)
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This might be common knowledge but I was floored to find out that you need to remove the swingarm to get to a bolt that holds one of the ABS line junctions going to the rear brake line. Kawi must of been having a laugh when they designed this system. While I had it off I cleaned and greased the swingarm pivot and linkage bearings. ]

I thought I would need to do the same but with rear wheel, shock and exhaust off you can drop the swingarm far enough that I got the bolt loose with a small set of vise grips.. then just wiggled it off with my fingers!!!



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Nice man! Congrats! I watched your crash video. Looked like she was squirming with you in turn two and four. Glad your okay. Hope the new bike puts you on the podium every race!
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Following with interest, looking forward to your race progress.
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Giddyup! Subscribed to this now.

Sorry to hear of your demise with the G4, but glad you found an upgrade now! Interested in the updates on the new one along the way.

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little update, got the painted sharkskinz bodywork from swenson fitted, samco hoses, evol tech rearsets and cordona strain gauge blip quickshifter mounted.

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