The following is a non-exhaustive, yet unfinished 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 parts compatibility list. That is, it is a list of models which share a degree of compatibility with the new 2017+ Kawasaki Ninja 650.
Though this model is new for 2017 – and a major redesign on the previous version of the infamous Ninja 650 – there are still many major and minor accessories that will directly bolt-on. At least from previous models from the Kawasaki family. I can’t make any guarantees about compatibility, but it is an excellent starting point when looking for more options when it comes to replacements and upgrades.
If you’ve stumbled upon this article, I’m guessing you’ve either lost the bolts that came with your swingarm spools, they’ve rusted, or they’ve started to bend until the point where it looks like they just might break at any moment. Rather than simply buy whatever is in stock at Home Depot, you actually used that meat between your ears and thought it would be appropriate to look up what’s the best bolt grade for swingarm spools. Good for you! The only problem is that it would seem like almost no one lists the right spec. Thankfully, here we’re gonna tell you what you should be looking for in the right bolt for spools or sliders. Continue reading “Which is the Best Bolt Grade for Swingarm Spools?”
One of the most frequent questions on forums these days is how to improve the light output of stock headlights. It’s especially common for those riders trying to get rid of the ‘cyclops look’, so typical with imported motorcycles. The sad truth is that there still is no good answer. Like most things in life, it’s a compromise. The options are cheap, easy and bright. You can only choose two. Here I’ll show you which is the best bulb for unmodified headlight housings I’ve found so far. Continue reading “The Best Bulb for Unmodified Headlight Housings”
So that time has finally come around, huh?The times they are a changin’ and you need to get rid of your old bike. Either you’ve outgrown it, you’re a new parent, financial difficulties or any other reason. While selling a vehicle isn’t difficult per se, there are definitely tips and steps that get forgotten since it isn’t something you do frequently. Here I’m going to go over, step by step, my actual experience selling the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS pictured above. Hopefully it helps make the job easier for you when the time comes.
It’s always nice to spend some quality time with your bike. A cheap and useful way to do that for most sport bikes is installing a Fork Stabilizing Brace. Today we’re going to install one on a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS. While it’s one of the easier modifications, no instructions are included. Seeing it done before trying yourself is always nice, since there are always tips to learn beforehand.
Keep reading to see if it’s a project you’d like to do to your bike.
Winter is here again! Time to pull out the coats, stash the motorcycle ’till next season…and properly store some tools. Certainly not the funnest task in the world, but one worth doing nonetheless.
Winterizing your pressure washer serves one main purpose. To make sure it works the next time you need to use it. And done right, it really is worthwhile. The pump portion of your pressure washer can and will break or deteriorate if neglected (I replaced one not long ago). If you’re lucky, you can simply repair it for around 60-100$ bucks, but on most models these days that isn’t even possible. Winterizing it is just cheap insurance.
And whereas commercial winterizing products can cost over 400$ per gallon if you buy them at around 12-20$ per 4 Fl Oz (I’m not joking. Calculate it yourself, it really would cost that much per gallon), I’m going to show you something just as good if not better. At around 3$ per gallon. Keep reading to see if the solution convinces you or not.
Next to tire pressure and chain lubrication, chain tension (slack) and rear wheel alignment are among the most ignored simple maintenance tasks. This despite it being a major factor for both the longevity of the chain and tire, the motorcycles handling, as well as basic safety. To see what happens when a motorcycle chain falls off due to neglecting it, click here to see a short video. The saddest part is that it could have been totally avoidable with less than an hour of time and a few tools.
Here we’re going to go over how to check the chain slack and adjust chain tension, as well as align the rear tire on a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS. It would also be exactly the same process on the 2017- Kawasaki Z650. On most modern bikes, the process is extremely similar, so regardless of what bike you ride, you should find some value in this tutorial.
Oh, the beauties of motorcycling and biking. While riding on two wheels is among life’s best pleasures, arriving to your destination with several pounds of gear to store most certainly is not. This guide is going to illustrate my custom motorcycle helmet lock. It’s the best way to securely tether your helmet, jacket or other gear to your bike or motorcycle. To boot, it’s quick and cheap to make, and can be custom made for any gear, lock, bike, or situation.
You can even use the same technique to make a security tether for a Go Pro action camera, to crimp high amperage battery lug cable terminals, to make stainless steel rope balcony barriers, or heavy duty load bearing slings. It really is an awesome and versatile thing to be able to make and skill to have, so I’m sure that you’ll find plenty of future uses for it.