Kawasaki ZX14..Who haz one??

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

  1. Turbospence

    Turbospence Adventurer

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  2. kwb377

    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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    They are Genmar and Heli risers stacked (installed by previous owner), and add about 1 1/4" rise...work great.
  3. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Does anything hit the fairing? I was told you can't stack risers because the bars hit the side of the windscreen. Stock cables?

    All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
  4. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    Another option is the LSL conversion. This cans the clip ons and converts to a handlebar. Very comfy and comes with stainless steel front brake lines
  5. kwb377

    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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    The brake reservoir barely makes contact with the edge of the screen....cables are stock.

    I'll try to remember to get some pics later today.
  6. kwb377

    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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    I had a brain fart earlier...it's the throttle housing that barely makes contact, not the reservoir. All cables have plenty of slack except the front brake line, which is snug.

    Excuse the crappy cell phone pics...

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  7. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    That works. Thanks a lot for the pictures.

    All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
  8. kwb377

    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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  9. 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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  10. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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  12. 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.
  13. wildbill

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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.


  14. telejojo

    telejojo Been here awhile

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    I had an 06 but sold it and bought a new 08 C-14
  15. 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.
  16. Tom-Nor

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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.
  17. 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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  18. straightrod

    straightrod Long timer

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

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Damn good tires... I love mine