I have an 05 with 34,500 miles. I put in around 2k a year, so not a frequent rider; but I do take care of the bike and always store it in garage when not riding.
Nothing wrong with my engine, but I'm seeing age issues though. Mainly around wiring, i'm seeing that the wires are starting to rot out due to heat and sun (I'm in Colorado). Had to replace the tail signals/horn wiring/odometer cabling etc.
In addition, some of the fairing bushings start dry rotting - causing vibration in the fairings. Not the fault of the bike though - just something to be aware of when you have an older bike. Other issue is that as the bike starts getting older, it's hard to get the parts for it. For example the other day my tail cowling broke (due to the constant vibration of the fairings I mentioned earlier); and I realized that it's not being manufactured anymore (technically backordered). So I ended up ordering it from ebay and will have to paint it myself.
So yes, the bikes will last forever but I think you have to be aware of these little things.
Are there any options for Gen 5 10r exhaust headers that aren’t a full system? I can only seem to find graves headers. Every other option would be to buy a full system to get the header. I already have a sc project can and mid pipe I would like to complete it with a header to get the last bit of...
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Like the title says, what did you do to your bike today?
The other night I calibrated speedohealers on my ZX10 and my wifes R6!
Then I pulled the mufflers on both in anticipation of the slip-ons I ordered coming in today!
Guys, has anyone shimmed the valves on their Gen5 for clearance? If so, What is the OD of the shims? I have a 7.48mm Hot cams shim kit and was wondering if it would do the work. Machine is 2016 KRT. Need to know this before opening up the valve cover. Any inputs appreciated. Thanks
I have a little fitting problem with helmets. Until this time have had Avg helmets all the time. But I'm insisted about buying an Arai. Here is my problem I have a long oval head shape (I guess) When I try RX7V or New Profile V in L size my nose touch the visor. (not much but barely)...