Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Kawasaki W650. A MUST for every W650 owner.
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OEM Original factory workshop manual.
Models covered by this manual: 1999 to 2008
Number of pages: 433 pages
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This PDF repair manual can be downloaded right after the payment process in complete, on the device of your choice.
We do not offer printed manuals, for the following reasons:
- it is more eco-friendly to use a digital version
- your manual never gets dirty or greasy
- you can always choose to print the specific page(s) you need to work on your bike
- you receive your manual immediately after payment
- it is searchable
The “W” in “W650” alludes to the Kawasaki W1, W2, and W3 models, which were produced between 1967 and 1975. The “650” refers to the displacement of the engine.
In 1999, Kawasaki debuted the W650, which resembled British bikes from the early 1960s, most notably the Triumph Bonneville. The engines of British bikes utilized pushrods, while the W650 features an overhead camshaft operated by bevel gears, similar to Ducati singles and V-twins from the 1970s.
The W650 has a 72 mm diameter x 80 mm stroke long-stroke engine with an anti-vibration balancing shaft and sophisticated electronics. In Japan, Kawasaki introduced the W400 short-stroke model in 2006. Kawasaki simply paired the same 72 mm bore with a short-throw crankshaft, resulting in a 49 mm stroke and 399 cc (24 cu in) displacement.
For model years 2000-2001, the W650 was imported into the United States and Canada. With lackluster sales in the United States and Canada, as well as Triumph’s release of the competitive “retro” Bonneville, Kawasaki targeted sales in Europe and Japan.
Because the W400 and W650 were unable to fulfill stricter pollution regulations, production ceased in 2008. The 50 horsepower (37 kW) W650 was replaced in 2010 by the W800, which featured a displacement increase to 773 cc (47 cu in) with fuel injection.