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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Crankcase Cover Plug
« Last post by tookadum on Yesterday at 04:15:59 PM »
Cheaper if you are prepared towait a bit
ttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/for-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-K1-K2-Plug-Shaft-Hole-Replace-09259-36016-20H-Starter-hole/372965929551?fits=UKM_Make%3ASuzuki|UKM_StreetName%3AInazuma&hash=item56d680724f:g:necAAOSwfrhdSSOX
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Crankcase Cover Plug
« Last post by xris_xcess on Yesterday at 01:57:16 AM »
Hi,

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but..

Any tips on getting a stubborn cap off?

A bit late already anyway... it stripped in excruciating fashion  :157:

Had a proper 10mm allen but thought it was a little loose when i set off.. oh dear. Thought maybe next time to remember to crack it loose with the engine hot.

Finally had to coax by hammer, a socket adapter into the gap. I guess i could tidy that up for now with a Dremel or something.

Any tips for an online shop replacement? Ebay only seems to have some Chinese shops, and some rather expensive alternatives.
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Inazuma GW250 - General Chat / Re: Inazuma Vs BMW 310 GS?
« Last post by tian on August 01, 2020, 03:58:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by j_newman1990 [+]
How's the sitting posture? because i have to ride it for about 100 km every day and is would prefer an upfront straight sitting posture.
https://cycle-ergo.com/
seating posture is upright straight, but Wind is a major problem, wind shield is a must, if you are taller than 1m62/ 5'2, you need a tall touring windshield or anything that is taller than 320mm
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Riding Gear, Clothing, and Apparel / Re: Viking Cycle Jackets??? Any Reviews?
« Last post by grumpy on July 30, 2020, 10:14:41 AM »
I don't think this guy is saying the jacket is perfect...in fact he says it's not waterproof, and one of the comments below the review says his isn't waterproof also! My impression was that the jacket has lots of features you only normally get on much more expensive clothing and it's good value for money...with riding gear the ultimate test is how it performs when you bounce down the road in it and see if it holds together, but that wasn't tested!

I think the guy in the link is still using his jacket, if you post a comment/question on his site he'll probably respond to you. What are your priorities for a jacket... safety, fit, looks, longevity, waterproofness, air flow? Have you got a stockist near you that you could go and see the jacket? If so does it look well put together...is the stitching even and no broken threads?...does it fit 'you' snugly enough that the armour isn't going to move around and not be in the right place if the worst happens? etc. etc.
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*Originally Posted by grumpy [+]
https://bikesandtravels.com/biker.aspx?ride=7289

Different side of the pond but from the same company...HTH  :002:

How could they be perfect? that is the thing I am worried about, could not find any negative reviews on the internet.
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Riding Gear, Clothing, and Apparel / Re: Viking Cycle Jackets??? Any Reviews?
« Last post by grumpy on July 28, 2020, 08:09:37 PM »
https://bikesandtravels.com/biker.aspx?ride=7289

Different side of the pond but from the same company...HTH  :002:

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Riding Gear, Clothing, and Apparel / Viking Cycle Jackets??? Any Reviews?
« Last post by j_newman1990 on July 28, 2020, 07:51:36 PM »
I am looking for a cheap jacket for weekend rides and someone in my circle suggested my check the Viking Cycle jackets. jackets look fine and prices are relatively low than the others but could not guess the quality. So anyone here with prior experience with Viking Cycles products?
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Inazuma GW250 - General Chat / Re: Inazuma Vs BMW 310 GS?
« Last post by j_newman1990 on July 27, 2020, 08:21:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by xris_xcess [+]
Hello

That's a tricky combination. I would say the gs (with a pair of decent tyres) is more inclined to do some off-road. Plus is a more recent machine with probably more accessories available. You also get some more power.

The overall construction of the inazuma in not really geared for off road. having said that, I did see someone fit it out for off-road with decent results. Plus, factory gearing will favor lower revs.

I can not tell you much in terms of off-road for the zuma. I do mostly highway at 70mph (95%) and occasionally venture into the city. The zuma behaves very well in both. My road tyres do a poor job on gravel and even worse in mud. Plus the clearance is not great and you have the oil filter in prime position to be hit from below. The forks and shock also are not designed for that neither.

From the pics I see of the gs 310, I would say that its got higher clearance and better angle of attack for off road, while it would probably do fine on the highway. Specs say its slightly lighter also.

There are other variables you might consider though: Total Cost of Ownership. You pay up front for the bike... but how about servicing? how about spares? any special tools needed? aftermarket options? The advantage of the zuma is that the motor is used in the gsx, gw and dl (have you looked at that one? dl250, not sure if they sell over there, little brother of dl650 v-strom https://www.globalsuzuki.com/motorcycle/products/v-strom250_a/). Accessories for me here are a problem. Not many were sold and we never did get the 2017 model... so aliexpress is my goto.

I've had my zuma for 2 years, put 41k km on the clock. Ride almost every day. It has been a fantastic moto. Could not have picked a better first bike. Just right. I take good care of her, do all my own servicing. Best oil I can get, filters, sparks, chain, etc...

Personally, I think you should decide clearly if you are going to like doing more off-road or not. If so, I would look into a dual-sport: if you take it on the road it will be fine and on the trail it will be fun to ride. If you take a commuter bike on the trail it will suffer...

How's the sitting posture? because i have to ride it for about 100 km every day and is would prefer an upfront straight sitting posture.
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Inazuma GW250 - General Chat / Re: Inazuma Vs BMW 310 GS?
« Last post by Robell on July 23, 2020, 08:04:55 PM »
The Inazuma isn't really an off-roader, in any case it's no longer available as a new model.
There is a 250 V-Strom, which might be ok, with suitable tyres.

afaik, the 310 BMW isn't available as an off-roader tho it is available new
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