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Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   10-02-2012, 09:52 AM
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Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   06-27-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: SHES TICKING LOUD NOW

When the cam chain adjusters start reaching end of travel it does start making a ticking sound (personal experience). I'd check that first if I were you. Link: Cam Chain Tensioner Extenders...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   06-27-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: new paint on the V2K

Very nice looking paint, bro. Thumbs up!
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   06-03-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Is replacing the fork springs on a 1600 Classic an easy job?

Should be pretty similar to this:

2000 KAWASAKI NOMAD FI PROGRESIVE FORK SPRING INSTALL (http://www.gadgetjq.com/nomad_fi_progressive_spring_install.htm)
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   05-30-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: I've got 28,000 miles on my 2003 1600 Classic. How many miles are these V-twins good for?

A local Kawi shop told me they had a couple clients with almost 49ers on their Vulcans and still going strong.
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   05-29-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Cam chain tension extenders

No idea on dealership costs, but have you considered diy?

Here's the how-to if you haven't seen it: Cam Chain Tensioner Extenders (http://www.gadgetjq.com/cc_tensioner.htm)
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   05-24-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Need a little help: VN900 Custom v VN Mean Streak

oh I'm well aware of the can chain tensioners. I've got 34k and my tensioners have a little life left in em still.
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   05-24-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Need a little help: VN900 Custom v VN Mean Streak

I've owned both a 900 custom and my current mean streak. Both are great options. Your distance between gas fillups and fuel economy will be better on the 900 if that is of concern. That is really the...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   05-23-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 88,199
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: "Glamour/Creative" Photos

Its been a while.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7095/7235586458_9a920ee102_b.jpg
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   05-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,657
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Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   05-21-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,337
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: 1700 Nomad Helmet Locks

If the nomad is anything like my mean streak, you can mount the stock locks to the neck of the bike.

Here are some example photos of the relocation: (not my bike)
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Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   09-27-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 88,199
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: "Glamour/Creative" Photos

Thanks, Rubbe. Very nice.
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   05-31-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 28,762
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Vulcan/Mean Streak Bevel Gear Assembly

So was yours all chewed up? ..and how many miles did you have when you did the replacement?
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   05-05-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: RECTIFIER

What do you mean "change" it? Do you mean replace a defective one?
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   04-14-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Got my lowering kit. Any installation tips?

The main thing I can add its that there is an opening under the bike where the old part can drop out and the new part can be inserted. I've installed 2 of these kits and the first time I spent an...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   04-11-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,863
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Vulcan 1600 Explodes Oil Filter!

Yeah.. To quote Nike.. Just do it.
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   04-04-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,863
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Vulcan 1600 Explodes Oil Filter!

Wow. ..and that is why I've always used the recall setup. I was actually considering trying a regular screw on filter for my next change, but your post just changed my mind. Thank you.
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   04-01-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Kawasaki mean streak customizing help

You can also browse through their "nike bikes" gallery to ee what a bunch of other meanie riders have done with theirs.
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   04-01-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Kawasaki mean streak customizing help

I can't provide any gauge cluster info, but for fenders check out Low and Mean: Kawasaki 1500 & 1600 Mean Streak...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   03-30-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,341
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: New Rider Has Question About Buying a MeanStreak!

Having started on a 900 as my very first bike with almost zero riding experience, and then moving up to a meanie a year later, I can say that I could have easily went with the meanie right off the...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   03-29-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,932
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Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   03-24-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,658
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: 2005 Vulcan Mean Streak 1600 Idle RPM???? I need help!!!

The metallic rasp I was referring to was with the stock baffles installed. Its by no means "overly" raspy. I didn't have to remap my pcIII after installing the new quiet baffles, but I have the...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   03-24-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,585
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: Classic exhaust on a mean streak

If you were to ask if a 1500 mean streak exhaust would fit a 1600 mean streak, or vice versa, I'd tell you "yes". I have no idea with regards to an exhaust from a classic, though. Never heard of...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   03-23-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,658
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: 2005 Vulcan Mean Streak 1600 Idle RPM???? I need help!!!

Why? Word of advice from someone whose had extremely loud pipes before.. as cool as you might think they sound, they annoying many others. Also, they can start annoying you "the rider" when you're on...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   03-23-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,516
Posted By GreenDragon
Re: choosing 900 custom or 1600 mean streak

Its time for my 2 cents.

I've logged 10k miles in a year on a 900 Custom and over 20k miles in two years on a Mean Streak. The ONLY things I've considered a drawback of moving to the meanie was...
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