Kawasaki ZX14..Who haz one??

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

  1. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    That works. Thanks a lot for the pictures.

    All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
  2. Tom-Nor

    Tom-Nor Wannabe Adventurer

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    Hers my 2006 ZZR1400, was original pearl meteor gray but after i droped it on the side it was repainted exactly like the candy lime green and black 2011 edition which is even better looking in the real world then the pictures tells.
    I hav fitted PC5 and removed the secoundery flies so it has the same low down amazing torque as the 08-11:clap
    Fitted SW-Motech racks with Givi V35 and a bags-connection quick lock tankbag and have been touring down Europe for almost 3 weeks and it does the job very good :)
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    And her its striped naked before the repainting
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  3. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    Nice bike! What about replacing that stock exhaust?
  4. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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  5. Tom-Nor

    Tom-Nor Wannabe Adventurer

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    I have som planes, i realy want the Yoshi R77 but they only fitt the 08+. I bought a header from a 09 with the intention to put it on the bike so i can buy the R77. Mine 06 have only cats in the cans but the 08+ has a third in the header and i riped it out, and after i did that someone told me that it might be a possebilety that the header from the 09 hade to much airflow and maybe the bike would get a powerloss somewher on the rev band, so i am still making som research about this. So its now either gona be Mivv for the 06 header or R77 on the 09.
    i just spendt 3000$ on ohlins springs,24 000km service and new tiers + 1500$ on plain tickets to los angeles. Staying in california and nevada for 3weeks so thers probebly 8-10 000$ gone ther.
    So i dont know if i get new cans this summer.
  6. wildbill

    wildbill Adventurer

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    Hey, beautiful ZX14 and I love the color.

    I'm thinking of getting a new 2012 blue one like yours.

    What is the comfort level on this for touring? I'm worried that the grips may be too low for long stretches in the saddle.

    I've heard that the comfort and handling for the 2012 is much improved over prior years.

    What are the most worthwhile mods/farkles for this bike?

    Any 14R riders please respond.


  7. telejojo

    telejojo Been here awhile

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    I had an 06 but sold it and bought a new 08 C-14
  8. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    For tripping, I'd consider:

    - Risers. Genmars worked well for me.

    -Windscreen. Zero Gravity on mine.

    Luggage To each his own, but I get by with just a road bag. YMMV.

    Maybe

    -Buell pegs. If you need the extra room the Buell peg fix works great. I eventually went to the stock location because: 1) Ms Iron wanted the Buell pegs for her C14 and 2) I couldn't make them work with the VooDoo shorty pipes. But I have to admit that I find the higher pegs more comfy now.

    - Heated grips A little pricier than everything else, but the KTM heated grip kit has been nice a number of time. Wow, are those things toasty. I'm not sure if I've ever had them set higher than 2.
  9. Tom-Nor

    Tom-Nor Wannabe Adventurer

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    Hardbags i recomend sw-motech side racks with givi V35. The sw-motech comes of and on in less then a minut to give you the clean look.
    Some prefers to use the C14 seat, it will fitt on the 14R.
  10. Yostwerks

    Yostwerks Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Here's the latest mods I've made to the ZX14R.

    Yoshimura CF slip-on's. Better sound plus weight reduced by 20 lbs of ugly fat :D

    Heli-Bar risers - 3/4" higher and 1/2" back

    Murph's Pegs - 1.5" lower

    Puig DB screen

    Shogun frame, fork, and swingarm sliders.

    Comfort is improved, though it wasn't bad to begin with.

    I also added an adapter plate for a Givi top box.

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    Another mod is a rack for carrying a folding bicycle. The 62" (l,w,h) airline legal luggage looks a bit odd due to it's size ( 30" X 20" X 12"), but causes no handling issues while on the road. It also provides a place to store all motorcycle clothing and helmet while bicycling.

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    Here's the homebuilt pannier racks, top rack, and bicycle rack
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  11. straightrod

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    ^ That looks good. I love the fact that you get done with motorcycling and take a break by bicycle riding!!
  12. Yostwerks

    Yostwerks Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Think of it as multi-tasking.


    Yesterday I replaced the OEM Metzeler M5's with Michelin PR3's. As improvements go, this is a big one.

    As you can see, I'm a fan of PR3's :D ... Tom

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  13. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Damn good tires... I love mine
  14. stevie t

    stevie t some dude, somewhere....

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    Mine came pretty much setup for touring; risers, heated grips, tall screen, cruise control, hid's, 12v outlets, Connie seat, home made givi racks and a center stand.

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    I've done a few 500 km days and so far so good.
  15. jasonc32amg

    jasonc32amg Hello Gubner

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    These bikes are brilliant. I can't believe how smooth, fast, and comfortable it is.

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    It's also impervious to birds...

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  16. VFR Titus

    VFR Titus Adventurer

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    Here's mine in Hong Kong; 2012 with the passenger/luggage rail and center stand and an air hawk

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    A little shopping
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  17. killer47

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    Can't wait, pick up my 2012 left over in the morning..... Let's hope all goes well....:clap
  18. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Sweet. Post up some pictures. Careful on her, seems like a very docile motor until you look at the speedometer and realize just how fast you're actually going. Sneaks up on you sometimes.

    I've been playing the 'which bike' game in my head all week. Doing about 500ish miles this Saturday, the ninja has a better seat (C14) but my gsxr 600 has more relaxed ergos (lsl superbike bar kit) and puts off less heat. Decisions decisions...

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  19. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    Hid's?

    Details?

    Low and high?

    Wattage?

    Special instructions?

    Results?


    Cheers :thumb
  20. stevie t

    stevie t some dude, somewhere....

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    Previous owner did them, only low beams, he said the highs were crazy and he eventually burnt them out from flipping on and off for oncoming traffic, so he went back to the stock.
    To be honest, I was less impressed with the hid's, (still great light, good aim, very white and looks cool ) than I was with the stock high beams...best lights I have used to date.
    I will try to get some photos as I need to change one of the running lights.
    Now my big issue is extra fuel, looking to do the Jamez Bay Highway in August and I need to go around 400 kms with no gas stations. Thinking jerry can strapped to the pillion.