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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-26-2015, 07:14 PM
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Personally I'd try a penetrating type oil first, WD-40 wasn't invented for that use.

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Either way I'll be dismantling the whole thing if all else fails, which I'm getting the feeling is what will end up happening in the long run to be honest.

So going to hijack my own thread here a bit... So I'm looking at my bike yesterday, and I noticed some damage I hadn't noticed before which I'm 99.9% sure happened the day of my first wipe out. It looks as if one of the metal bars that the side mirrors bolt into is bent inward, most likely from the impact. I'll attach pics below. I'm hoping this is something that can be fixed and not something that will leave me royally screwed.
Note: I know my bike looks dirty and beat to hell. I don't neglect it lol, I just haven't really done much cleaning on it since my wipe out.






Here's one more of what it looked like before my first crash .


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You can always try to straighten it yourself, if not eBay to the rescue.

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...I was thinking about spraying a little wd40 down the gas cap key hole to see if it helps.
I may help, however if there is some corrosion it will take some time to get the lock back to normal. The tumblers in the new gens offer very little abillity for lube to get exactly where it's needed most, the cam, on the bottom portion of the key cylinder. Basically it 2 small areas of brass, one piece turning on the other, held together by a tiny c-clip.


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.... Hopefully I can find that bike aid lube locally. Otherwise I'll have to buy it online and wait for it to arrive.
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Why pay $17+ for 4 oz of lube when you can pay $7 for 11oz of very good Dupont Teflon Chain Saver
that you might be able to find locally.

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Super Lube 51010 Oil Super Lube https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BXOGHY..._kxamwbJKA5MNR

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That fairing stay is a pretty hardy bracket. There's no bending back completely straight, a bend that bad.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-NIN...item5d5e31792d

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Well I'm relieved to know its a part I can remove/replace. Being new to bikes and all my concern was "dammit did I fuck up the frame already?". Glad to hear that isn't the case. Seems like the fairing stay and all the plastics will be 2 most expensive parts I'll need to repair my bike. Everything else like the mirrors and turn signals are pretty cheap as far as I can tell.
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Look on eBay for fairings, you can find used OEM ones cheap along with the fairing stay.

If your really patient, you can get it in the same color, it will save you money to having to repaint it.

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Look on eBay for fairings, you can find used OEM ones cheap along with the fairing stay.

If your really patient, you can get it in the same color, it will save you money to having to repaint it.
Good info, I have been periodically checking ebay. I found a full fairings kit on another site (can't remember what it was, I have it bookmarked at home) for about $350. Not sure if that's a good price or not but would save me time and shipping costs vs searching for individual parts. The kit is also black.

Touching back on my gas cap issue. I spoke to the previous owner on the bike and got to the bottom of it. Per his words, he got tired of having to lock/unlock the cap so he took it apart removed the "lock" which I'm assuming he was referring to the tumbler... and he lost it. So that solves that mystery. I guess I'm looking for a new tumbler and will need to have it re keyed. I wonder if there're any other small essential parts missing in there.

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Be warned, some of those inexpensive fairings are cheap Chinese, the quality is less than OEM.

I have a friend with a CBR 4FI, he went with a set of those, they look good, but are thinner, and some fitment issues.

As far as the gas cap goes, just find another complete one on eBay, and have it rekeyed, much easier in the long run, so your not chasing down pieces.

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