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So had my GEN5 stolen from my flat while i was at work Saturday night! Got it back within an hour thanks to having a tracker.

They busted the steering lock so they could push it and in the process they have cracked my top yoke.

Can anyone advise on

1 A replacement top yoke? should i just buy a new OEM one or should i get aftermarket. Cant really afford a full kit but if there is a major benefit ill guess i can skip paying my rent for a month.
Want to retain the barrel but if thats not possible how would it work without a key

2 Repairing the steering lock. im not desperate to do this but if its something that can be done relatively cheap and hassle free ill do it.

Im in the UK so would prefer UK sites to buy but ill take any info available

thanks

Gamo
 

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Fucking scumbags!

Sorry to hear of your situation but happy to know you got bike back. I can't give you great advice for this situation but I would think a stock upper would be cheaper then aftermarket. You can also get a keyless start but probably not something you want to do after this event.

I would replace all parts back to oem and maybe find a better way to park bike with a wheel lock or some sort of anti theft device. Hate that this is what the world is now of days..

Good luck brother I hope the thieves got caught!
 

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Fucking scumbags!

Sorry to hear of your situation but happy to know you got bike back. I can't give you great advice for this situation but I would think a stock upper would be cheaper then aftermarket. You can also get a keyless start but probably not something you want to do after this event.

I would replace all parts back to oem and maybe find a better way to park bike with a wheel lock or some sort of anti theft device. Hate that this is what the world is now of days..

Good luck brother I hope the thieves got caught!
Cheers for the security advice. its was in a underground carpark but some broke the gate and that how the fuckers got in. its at a garage now and im moving soon so thats all good.

my bike is a road bike so keyless start i assume would be no good as anyone could start the bike with a push of the button. unless there is a secure option??

its a national holiday today in the UK so im gonna call Kawi dealer tomorrow. just thought i would look into options in the mean time.
 

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So had my GEN5 stolen from my flat while i was at work Saturday night! Got it back within an hour thanks to having a tracker.

They busted the steering lock so they could push it and in the process they have cracked my top yoke.

Can anyone advise on

1 A replacement top yoke? should i just buy a new OEM one or should i get aftermarket. Cant really afford a full kit but if there is a major benefit ill guess i can skip paying my rent for a month.
Want to retain the barrel but if thats not possible how would it work without a key

2 Repairing the steering lock. im not desperate to do this but if its something that can be done relatively cheap and hassle free ill do it.

Im in the UK so would prefer UK sites to buy but ill take any info available

thanks

Gamo

Glad you got your bike back man, question though, is "a flat" the same thing as what we Americans call an apartment complex?
 

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good to hear you got it back... could try 2nd hard parts shops for a cheap stock replacement taken from a wrecked bike?


Theres only one on ebay at the moment but its scratched up and £100 new one is £170 from the dealer so would rather get new!
 

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I have a 2018 lock set (steering lock, gas cap, and tail lock) with two keys that you can have for free if it helps. Just gotta pay shipping from the USA.
 

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Filthy BASTARDS, theres not a worse feeling, even catching someone on top of your wife aint as bad,. positive being you wont have to pretend to love that bitch anymore:crackup: But bike mate, its a major problem in the UK just now. Where are you located.
 

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I have a 2018 lock set (steering lock, gas cap, and tail lock) with two keys that you can have for free if it helps. Just gotta pay shipping from the USA.


Mate that is a very kind offer! Im going to send you a DM now!

Does anyone know whats involved in getting these working on an EU bike? Can i dismantle and take the steering lock and change it over or do i need to swap the whole lot? And how does that impact the immobiliser??
 

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Filthy BASTARDS, theres not a worse feeling, even catching someone on top of your wife aint as bad,. positive being you wont have to pretend to love that bitch anymore:crackup: But bike mate, its a major problem in the UK just now. Where are you located.


I actually agree! Id shake the mans hand for taking her of mine! After hes washed his!!

Im west london mate!
 

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For pricing i use Cradley Kawasaki online parts fiche,



https://www.kawasakioriginalparts.com/road-bikes.html?blockref=99912-0060.59&machineid=5954&year=2017&model=ZX1000SHF&country=XX



Have you had the bike running since getting it back, if so your probably going to get away with a matching lock.


Nah havnt run it as ironically it had a flat battery! But i think the EU bikes have an immobiliser and may need be matching to start! Just guessing as i dont know for sure!
 

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Nah havnt run it as ironically it had a flat battery! But i think the EU bikes have an immobiliser and may need be matching to start! Just guessing as i dont know for sure!
Yes bud they do, it'll need the original barrel to be able to use the existing key, i believe the main stealers can order that which apart from the wait will be the easiest. The problem is your red key matches the immobiliser which matches the black keys and i hope i am wrong. Iv used a US ECU before to return a bike from track to road that didn't have the original loom on so the immobiliser didn't match the ECU, US ecu's don't have that issue i only needed to flash in UK maps etc. But on your bike i think the cheapest way will be to splash the cash at the main stealers but wait until you here what they say tomorrow.
 

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Yes bud they do, it'll need the original barrel to be able to use the existing key, i believe the main stealers can order that which apart from the wait will be the easiest. The problem is your red key matches the immobiliser which matches the black keys and i hope i am wrong. Iv used a US ECU before to return a bike from track to road that didn't have the original loom on so the immobiliser didn't match the ECU, US ecu's don't have that issue i only needed to flash in UK maps etc. But on your bike i think the cheapest way will be to splash the cash at the main stealers but wait until you here what they say tomorrow.


Yea ill give em a call in the morning! There is no damage to my actual barrel they just snapped the steering lock so i think the bike will start and run! Its just the steering lock that has snapped! Would prefer to have it working but in reality it doesn't add anything to the bike! I wonder if i could dismantle the us barrel and rebuild the lock on mine?

But ill be on the phone to the dealer first thing to get a yoke and ill have a word about the lock
 

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So what ever happened to the thieves???


No idea! Over here what the little shits do it snap the steering lock and then one will tide a a working bike and push the stollen bike the other will be on the stolen bike steering it! They move it down the road and then leave it for a while to see if it is being tracked before they do what ever they do with it!

In my case they moved it leas than 5 mins away and by the time the police get to it they were long gone!
 

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Hey what kind of GPS unit do you use?


Thanks!

So had my GEN5 stolen from my flat while i was at work Saturday night! Got it back within an hour thanks to having a tracker.

They busted the steering lock so they could push it and in the process they have cracked my top yoke.

Can anyone advise on

1 A replacement top yoke? should i just buy a new OEM one or should i get aftermarket. Cant really afford a full kit but if there is a major benefit ill guess i can skip paying my rent for a month.
Want to retain the barrel but if thats not possible how would it work without a key

2 Repairing the steering lock. im not desperate to do this but if its something that can be done relatively cheap and hassle free ill do it.

Im in the UK so would prefer UK sites to buy but ill take any info available

thanks

Gamo
 
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