No such thing as a 5 minute job….


Ok so it doesn’t look much, but this little part of the bike has been giving me some trouble! Last year on the Oodnadatta track two of the bolts holding the rear rack sheared off. It wasn’t a big problem, the side bolts do a good job anyway – but it’s something I’ve been meaning to fix for ages.

The way Kawasaki have made it, you have to take the whole rear end apart to get to them. Not a small job but the end result is only a small improvement, hence it taking me so long to get around to it! Unfortunately the broken bolt pieces are stuck in, I couldn’t even drill them out. I need to tackle this again round Norm’s place, where I have access to a grinder and welder.

Look out Norm!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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