Constantly grinding away at my project ex650

The ex650 in stock trim weighs nearly 460lbs. Its a fat pig. Sometimes aftermarket parts are still to heavy, and the lightest of parts weigh something. I try to stay consistent and I am skeptical about everything.  Today, I removed the Yoshimura slip-on, polished it up, and put it on Ebay.  The Yosh looked nice, but it was heavy(all stainless steel).  I am unsure which direction I want to go with the exhaust.  I know I would like to run some a full arrow system, but will not be able to afford it at the moment. I think the arrow headers would be a welcome upgrade, but which slipon should I go with?  The two I am leaning twords are Tyga and Arrow.  I contacted arrow about weights and they replied to me with this, “the carbon silencer weight is kg 2,40 while the collector is kg 1,50.” So 3.9kg or 8.6ibs total.  The TYGA is 1.5kg just for the silencer, so total would be 3kg or 6.6ibs.  That is a 2 ibs difference.  I just need to know if the Tyga slip-on will fit the Arrow collector. The exit OD of the arrow collector is 43mm.  I will contact Tyga and see what the slipon ID is.

Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

I also replaced the rear brake reservoir with 2375 Tygon tubing and a Honda tubing plug, part#  17370-419-700.  I had to order this kit because I wanted to see what it all consisted of.  The Honda plug is just that, a plug, it is not a vent nor a special one way vent.  I think this kit could be less expensive with parts from  The hose is 1/4″ 2375 Tygon, and mcmaster also has 1/4″ plastic barbed plugs that should do the same thing as the $3 Honda part.  Rear brakes will be bled in February during final assembly.  I also mowed the lawn :)) (last time for the year).

Rear brake reservoir eliminate delete kawasaki ninja 650 er6 650r
The tubing can actually be cut back to about a 5 or 6 inch length. Filling and bleeding the system can be a bit tricky.  I used a large plastic syringe.


Riding motorcycles and wrenching since my preteen years, I have moved from motocross to street bikes. Being a teen back in those days it was tough to get me off of the bike. Now days even though I am very busy being a dad I still have my weekends and go to the track to race and on occasion will do a track day or two.

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