VIN: JKAENGA18JA034359 condition: fair engine displacement (CC): 454 fuel: gas odometer: 18215 paint color: black title status: clean transmission: manual
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This 1988 Kawasaki EN450 with a 454cc side-by-side twin engine (same used in the early Nija) is my first motorcycle. I am the second owner of the bike when I bought it in early spring of 2006.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es-XSWOzLjk Bike Running - Rev up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJG6BT5H-FA Cooling Fan Working
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL8Ywi9SxpQ Belt Inspection
The starter button was placed on the right lower side of the bike after the original owner fell over in their driveway (long before I bought from them). I never bothered to replace the starter button because it worked fine.
Over the years I would ride the bike on and off throughout the year (most of my riding was between (2006-2009) After between 20010-12 I didn't ride it much at all.
I would ride it over the summer for a few weeks but my work had me traveling most of the time.
In 2017 I replaced the tires, changed the carb float needles, air filters, and did a cleaning of the gas tank, and regular oil changes (wet clutches in this bike).
I have front brake caliper rebuild kit and pads (not installed yet).
The bike was my commuter when I was in college. (Pittsburgh/Western PA Area) Averaged 45-48 mpg.
It's a higher sitting bike, (I am 5'11 180lbs) Always pulled me around nicely. The passenger seat isn't made for long term rider, meaning it much narrower then the main and can be a bit uncomfortable for them over 40 minute long rides. Unless they have an iron ass.
Here is what the bike requires:
-A detail: It shines up really nice, I don't have the time, tools to do a great detail.
-Passenger side front fork seal shows signs of starting to leak. Meaning after a day of riding some dirt lines will show up. (Fork seal replacement is about a 3 hour job.)
-The rubber on the turn signals of these bike wear out. The rear driver side blinker rotted and I made a metal bracket for the time being and tapped it up (see pictures).
-Change front brake pads and install caliper rebuild kit and fluid, while they work it is time for replacing those parts for peak safety.
-It's belt drive and the belt is original. Replacement belts are available and run from $250-350.
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