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    93 VFR, 99 ZRX 1100, 78 XS750, 2-83 XZ550RK.

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  1. I have been through the FSM and searching online and have not been able to find the specs for the watts put out by the stator on a 3rd gen. I did find an aftermarket that put out more than stock and it was rated at 260 watts if I remember right. Anyone know where to find that info or know what it is off the top of your head?
  2. Another place to check would be David Silver spares. He has parts that are nla.
  3. A little info about the center stand that I weighed off my bike. The bracket is not cast iron as I have seen promoted everywhere, it is steel. The total weight of the assembly with the bolts is 7.15 lbs. I already have the ti bolts and have been cleaning up the rough edges where the bracket was pressed out of the steel plate. Welds have been cleaned up on the stand itself and I took the bracket to the machinist today to have it lightened up. I will take pictures when I get it back, and also see how much weight was saved.
  4. I had that happen to my Z-1 back before I knew better. Found the bearings in bad shape when I took the cams out for some reason and luckily there were replaceable bearings that the cams ran in. Started running synthetic oil shortly there after too.
  5. If the person is on here that bought the front end off cheskonator, I have some questions for you as far as weight differences between 3rd gen parts and 4th gen. He told me the buyer was going to put it on a 3rd gen.
  6. It's actually better to change the oil before it sits all winter with the contaminants and acids that can mix with moisture and do bad things. If you are going to do it, do it now rather than in the spring.
  7. They could have saved even more weight if they had taken metal out of the lugs for the bolts like the 3rd gen clamp. Question. Are the bolt the same diameter and length?
  8. The amount of meat in front of the stem is what is throwing you off I think. Look at with the reference of the stem instead of the front of the clamps.
  9. Boy I wish you had weighed them to see how much difference there is. Another way to take some of the heft off the 3rd gen.
  10. If the starter is spinning, but the motor isn't, then the problem is the starter clutch and those are a known problem on these bikes. If the starter spins slowly with the starter clutch spinning the engine then the issue is electrical somewhere. Starter clutches also grab and spin and then grab again in which case they need replaced. Usually pretty noisy when they do that.
  11. So far this year I have put 1608 miles on the bike and loving every one. My mileage varies between a high of 50.3 mpg and a low of 44.7. Avg comes out to 47.2 for all tanks of fuel. The furthest I went on a tank was 202.5 miles with 4.3 gals used. I'm pretty happy with the mileage I'm getting Got a braided clutch line to go on, but they didn't have the aluminum banjo's in stk. at the time so I am waiting for those in order to put the line on. Should be close to the weight savings on the rear brake line. Also have a set of Racetech fork springs to install. Those should really help the nosedive under braking. The last couple of days I have been working on several project in the garage and while I waited for things to cool down on one I messed with the clutch and brake levers on the bike. I flattened the top and bottom of the ball on the ends and drilled a hole in the middle of the ball. After sanding and polishing they look like the stock finish and have a tricker look. Saved a whopping 4 hundredths of a pound, but the look is worth it. I did want to mention also that that stick on heat shield I used on the back side of the frame and metal shields really did cut down on the amount of felt heat on my right leg. Well worth doing.
  12. You have the center stand and the fairing on the side stand.
  13. Looks like you have every option except the clock. Really nice!
  14. I used one of those hoses with all the angles in it and made a piece using the 180. Still on the bike, but have a new piece from David Silver spares when I need it.
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