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2015 V1K Farkel begins

Well it's been 4 Whole Days of ownership.. I had to do something.

Removed the reflectors from the forks/front guard, they were only finger tight

Ordered a couple of RAM mounts Saturday and they arrived this morning. Mounted the old GPS and Drift Cam.

Oxford Grips have been ordered as has a power socket. I'll wait till they are both here before pulling plastics off and finding connections for the electrics,






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I had to do something.
Well done. For the record, Kaw does make a bracket that fits a GPS directly above the speedo. Not sure what all it fits. As I have a Zumo 550, I'll probably go this route.

http://www.moto-passion.co.uk/kawasa...s-bracket.html
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Well done. For the record, Kaw does make a bracket that fits a GPS directly above the speedo. Not sure what all it fits. As I have a Zumo 550, I'll probably go this route.

http://www.moto-passion.co.uk/kawasa...s-bracket.html
Screen support on the 2015 V1K is a bit different to the 13.. be worth checking before spending your coin Just in case.

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Nice! Reflector removal was one of the first things I did as well. Be careful or your bike will look like mine in less than 6 months


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Screen support on the 2015 V1K is a bit different to the 13.. be worth checking before spending your coin Just in case.
Yeah, I noticed it was listed as fitting a '14, but I read about it on the '15s somewhere. You can see one fitted in this pic:

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Nice! Reflector removal was one of the first things I did as well. Be careful or your bike will look like mine in less than 6 months
I was looking at the reflector on the 650 and it seemed to be fitted to the end of a funny looking bolt/stalk. Appears to me like you'd need to get a proper bolt for the fender if you wanted to remove the reflector and the stalk, no?
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I was looking at the reflector on the 650 and it seemed to be fitted to the end of a funny looking bolt/stalk. Appears to me like you'd need to get a proper bolt for the fender if you wanted to remove the reflector and the stalk, no?
Exactly right. The reflector and stalk removed and If I remember right, it was a standard 10 mm or similar. Pretty easy.


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I like that color!

I think Oxford grips were the 1st farkle on my 2011. After a power outlet for heated gear--but that hardly qualifies as a farkle.
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Oxford Grips

Well the grips turned up and I had a couple of hours spare ... So.. on they go

Pretty simple. Took the old ones off with a small long screwdriver and WD40.. slid right off.

Pulled the side cover and found the stock Heated grip connection.. Different pins and housings but with a bit of Jerry rigging i was able to get it sorted without getting the soldering iron out, Win.

I purchased the Adventure" Oxfords, fitted the left bar first. Forkin tight and I had to trim the outer ring off the grip to fit. expected that, all good.

Trimmed the Throttle to the same length. It went on much easier but was too long. Trimmed in situ which was not ideal.

Used the supplied controller bracket and spacers making a securing bracket from a U bolt, painted black as was the Oxford bracket.

All works as it should, powers off with the ignition and runs the OEM fused circuit.








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Well the grips turned up and I had a couple of hours spare ... So.. on they go

Pretty simple. Took the old ones off with a small long screwdriver and WD40.. slid right off.

Pulled the side cover and found the stock Heated grip connection.. Different pins and housings but with a bit of Jerry rigging i was able to get it sorted without getting the soldering iron out, Win.

I purchased the Adventure" Oxfords, fitted the left bar first. Forkin tight and I had to trim the outer ring off the grip to fit. expected that, all good.

Trimmed the Throttle to the same length. It went on much easier but was too long. Trimmed in situ which was not ideal.

Used the supplied controller bracket and spacers making a securing bracket from a U bolt, painted black as was the Oxford bracket.

All works as it should, powers off with the ignition and runs the OEM fused circuit.







Nice looking 1000! I have the same Oxfords. Absolute must to ride all year round here in the Northeast US.


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Well the grips turned up and I had a couple of hours spare ... So.. on they go

Pretty simple. Took the old ones off with a small long screwdriver and WD40.. slid right off.
The last time I tried to take the bar ends of a Kaw was a ZRX1200. They red Loctited them at the factory. I had to go buy a manual impact wrench with a Philips head to get the damn things off.
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Exactly right. The reflector and stalk removed and If I remember right, it was a standard 10 mm or similar. Pretty easy.
I replaced the chrome bolts with black, like the look better.
See in this photo.



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I replaced the chrome bolts with black, like the look better.
See in this photo....
Smiley - IF you require reflective something up front by law, try adding a bit of yellow reflective tape to the lowest portion of your forks (which is what I've done).

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Smiley - IF you require reflective something up front by law, try adding a bit of yellow reflective tape to the lowest portion of your forks (which is what I've done).
I suppose I might do that IF I'm forced to. Reflectors on the front of bikes are useless for anything except parking in a dark place. Reflective material on the back is a totally different matter. I use silver reflective tape on my helmet.
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