Kawasaki ZX14..Who haz one??

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Davo-55, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Tom-Nor

    Tom-Nor Wannabe Adventurer

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    Had a great day riding today with my friend and his Kawasaki Zephyr750:D
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  2. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    Only problem is slow tight turns like parking or having to turn sharply at very slow speeds. If you turn too sharply, the front brake lever can hit the windscreen and apply the brakes. Just pay close attention to this and otherwise, no problem
  3. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    It'd take me a few wrecks to figure that out. Thanks for the tip.


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  4. Worroll

    Worroll Been here awhile

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    So did you get it back?
  5. Kawasakirob

    Kawasakirob phone wallet keys

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  6. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    That's one reason I hate selling bikes. Years of care, thrashed in sometimes months.


    Had mine out yesterday, first ride of the year. Missed it. My butt still hurts. :lol3

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  7. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    As the OP I just sold my 2006 last Saturday. I took it for one last ride a couple of weeks ago. Behaved myself for most of the 168 miles. No wheelies. Kept it under 90 MPH. Then about 2 miles from home, I decided to crack it at the crest of a hill, at about 30 mph. No wheelie, just a nice long black mark on the pavement. New owner lost about 200 miles on the life of the rear tire. Too bad , so sad. I miss it already.
  8. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    Agreed, man do I miss mine.

    Very seriously considering a leftover white '13. And then dealer isn't helping by offering it up at a killer deal.

    If I do the deal, I think it'll earn a place next to my FXR on the "I'm never selling this" list.
  9. stevie t

    stevie t some dude, somewhere....

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    the bike is just outta this world.....

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  10. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    I've but the kit on my 954rr. You can always buy a different bend on the bars to ensure you have sufficient clearance, etc.
  11. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    Just for fun I got a 2014 insurance quote.

    $191 a month from the same company that charges me $8 a month for my 919. Progresive

    How much are you guys paying for full coverage?
  12. motoracer51

    motoracer51 Been here awhile

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    Try State Farm. I have bundled all my stuff, and full coverage on my ZX is about $17/mo
  13. DSTEVENS

    DSTEVENS Been here awhile

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    I am wondering this myself, I pay $505. per year for 13 GSA. from the lizard group.:D D.
  14. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    State Farm was reasonable for me as well,

    Progressive once quoted me $300 a month for a Buell. Flo is a harsh mistress.
  15. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    Can't seem to find a thread for the ZX12?? Anyway, maybe you guys can help. I'm looking at a 2003 ZX12r with 18k on it. Looks nice, rides nice and I need a reason not to buy this bike lol![​IMG] it's got a muzzy exhaust and power commander. Other than that, it's stock.


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  16. u wish u could ride

    u wish u could ride SHELTON CONNECTICUT.

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    that 12 is like crack !!one hit and you ll be hooked!.i don't know what he want for it, but if its in your price range, and hasn't been beat,they are a very good mile crunchers. the only bad I would have is the rear tire wears out very fast if you hammer it .but they are smile miles!!:D.just make sure it shifts fine. hit first 3 gears hard to make sure it doesn't pop out of gear when test riding it.
  17. 1 lunger

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    It's just not what I want and I had made the deal already. Maybe I'll learn to like it, but it's more of a younger guys bike. It's a beautiful bike, but a bit much for the riding I'd like to do. And my balls get mashed into the tank with my wife on the back. Lol!


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  18. u wish u could ride

    u wish u could ride SHELTON CONNECTICUT.

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    lol its a super fast,arm pulling monster .makes for one hell of a commute. I don't know just how old you are, or the shape your in, but yes old guy balls can get in the way with a mrs on your back. sorry to here its not gonna make the grade.i d take it off your hands but im a cheap bastard.and couldn't get near your price.
  19. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Every sport bike I've owned has been like that with a passenger. My girlfriend loves riding on the ninja, we still only do it once or twice a year. It's just way too uncomfortable for me.

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  20. Deviant666

    Deviant666 Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, I'm looking into a 09 ZZR1400 abs for my first sport touring bike. The thing is I'm huge (6"9' or 2.06 without shoes, range from 265 to 290lbs in weight) and I'm in the process of figuring out how to fit my 39' inseam on the Zx14 and cover as much as I can of my sail like torso out of the weather with a touring screen or foil.

    Has any of you fitted a set of pegs (or rearsets) towards the back of the bike? On the cycle-ergo.com interface I lowered the pegs by 1,5 inches and placed them backwards by another 1.5 inches. My numbers with these settings are forward lean an estimated 29 degrees (my arms are long so I believe that I'll be more upright than that) , knee angle 69 degs, hip angle 63 degs when sitting at the centre of the stock saddle. Any thoughts on improving the ergos? Really drooling over the prospect of having the ZX...

    Cheers