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I run the AS3 Performance hose kit in my bike. Hoses are a perfect fit... well all hoses fit perfectly accept the two hoses that go to the overflow tank. These two hoses are just to thick and was a more or less a kick to the dick to try and install them because there is not enough room for the hoses. So I reused the OEM hoses for the overflow tank.
I think that the AS3 are just as good as the Samco hoses. I have a Samco hose kit on my trackday bike (Honda CBR1000). I can't tell any real difference, both are high quality hoses.

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Ooh, I forgot. When you assemble the hoses, specially the hoses going in/out of the rear of the engine. One needs to install the hoses and tighten the hose clamps in a specific order. If you don't, you will not able to tighten the hose clamps, because the hoses will be in the way/interfere and there is NO room, even if you have tiny hands. So to any one who is planing on doing this, remember in what order you unclamp and pull out the the hoses, then assemble the hoses/tighten the hose clamps in the reverse order... If you don't do it this way, well here comes the kick to the dick again... I learned this the hard way when I did this project, so pay attention.. 💕

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Ooh, I forgot. When you assemble the hoses, specially the hoses going in/out of the rear of the engine. One needs to install the hoses and tighten the hose clamps in a specific order. If you don't, you will not able to tighten the hose clamps, because the hoses will be in the way/interfere and there is NO room, even if you have tiny hands. So to any one who is planing on doing this, remember in what order you unclamp and pull out the the hoses, then assemble the hoses/tighten the hose clamps in the reverse order... If you don't do it this way, well here comes the kick to the dick again... I learned this the hard way when I did this project, so pay attention.. 💕

/Tom
AMEN to that Brother ( except for the second kick to the ....) o_Oo_O

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Discussion Starter · #110 ·
Thanks for the advice guys.
And looking at it, I think you'll even have trouble with the stock hoses if you dont reassemble in a particular order!
 
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No, haven't stopped yet!
I'm waiting on a few parts to arrive to continue reassembly.
Looks like I won't be riding it to Phillip Island this year, few things have changed for me at work and I can't get that time off!

Anyways, I re-inspected my front engine mount rubbers and they do need to be replaced. But Kawasaki says they're no longer available! Anyone know of some alternatives?
 

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I've just checked on Ronayers site, they seem to have the dampers/rubbers for B3 on the microfiche, and testing it in the purchase cart it seems to be in stock.
Interesting, I'll have a look.
But my local dealer was also saying available, but when they tried to order it eventually said no..
 

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Some time ago I compared the front engine hangers to the exhaust can hangers rubbers but I can't remember the differences, but it could be worth a look.
 
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Some time ago I compared the front engine hangers to the exhaust can hangers rubbers but I can't remember the differences, but it could be worth a look.
Exhaust hanger bushes are a lot smaller!
 

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I havent given up! Just been extremely busy, mainly with work and job role changes etc. Bike trip to Phillip Island wont be happening in October, so I guess some motivation to get this bike finished also slowed...

Still have a bunch of parts to fit and get things finished!
Gotta love when some of the harder to find NOS bits arrive..
NOS tank cover piece
Rectangle Electronic device Wood Composite material Auto part


Later B model TPS covers - which always tend to fall off. I usually place a strategical cable tie around the bottom part to stop this
Rectangle Font Auto part Fashion accessory Electric blue


CNC'd KLEEN block off plate kit. Local supplier had these in stock. This brand do 2 kits for the ZX12, early and late which have the ECU switched air valve. I went the early option as I've already made an eliminator plug with connectors I bought earlier to stop the ECU fault code being shown.
Font Rectangle Plastic Electric blue Auto part


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Little spot of blue thread lock on the new stainless bolts and the block off plates are fitted.
Automotive tire Motor vehicle Bumper Gas Automotive design
 
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