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post #1 of 37 Old 12-30-2013, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Time to start a thread. Today, I test-fitted the saddlebags I got for Christmas. Sadly, as I was re-installing my driver-seat after putting the battery back in, I dropped a seat screw in the seat hole. I had the brilliant idea to shake the bike back and forth to see if I could get it to rattle. No go. I then have the even more brilliant idea to just tilt it really far. I tilted it away from me, and the bike slowly fell to the ground, scraping the clutch cover, and leaving a slight mark on the side fairing. The aftermarket mirror also got "adjusted" out of whack, and will no longer hold its position. I'll try to fix that, but oh well.

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Nice sweater




Project 1 build thread

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It's an exciting day! I've completed my 15,000 mile oil change and installed a new horn!

I decided to install a


to speed up subsequent oil changes. There is a model with a short nipple for a hose, but it wasn't on Amazon, and I didn't trust the long nipple version.



Old oil drained:


Old oil was the Kawasaki 10w-40. 8500 miles. I'll be sending it in for a used oil analysis on Monday. I ordered the kit a little too late.

The new oil is


. I picked it because of its positive reviews on amazon, and because the 3-pack of gallon bottles was only $55. That's like a whole gallon for free vs. buying them separately. The semi-synthetic also seemed like a good idea, as I'd like to extend my range between changes.


New horn, a


. It makes a nice sound.



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New oil filter, a


. I picked it because Purolator regularly gets good reviews, and this one is rated for synthetic oils and 10,00 mile use. I'll have the oil analyzed again after 7,500 miles, I think, and see how it does.



Fumoto valve, installed.



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I know that it's an old thread but I wonder if you are still happy with the oil drain?

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Had a fumoto on my last few cars, works great as long as it isn't in a position to get sheered off.

I don't care for the idea of using one on a motorcycle, for one I just don't want it ever opening up (despite the unlikely chance), I don't want someone to screw with it if I park in a public place and I don't want something potentially sheering it off. Also, I like having a magnetic drain plug on the bike.

Great valves though.
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Great thread, sometimes it's nice to revive the oldies, so the new peeps like me can go oooooo ahhhhhhh
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I haven't needed to use the valve yet, but it hasn't leaked on me yet. I'm 3-5k miles from my next change. Still looks as good as the day I installed it.
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I figure this is a build thread, so I'll add a link to my brake maintenance thread.

https://www.z1000forum.com/forum/z100...ml#post1983610


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I just received my valve today. Im currently adding a coat of automotive touch up paint so i don't have to look at a giant brass fitting that will make me want to rip my eyes out.
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I just received my valve today. Im currently adding a coat of automotive touch up paint so i don't have to look at a giant brass fitting that will make me want to rip my eyes out.
Nice! It's actually hard to see down there, but I'm sure it's more obvious if it bothers you. Let's see a picture when you get it on!


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