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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Audacious Nick, Nov 29, 2008.
7' 6" tall.
Dang that's tall.
You need a Boss Hoss or Amazonas!
buell pegs are inexpensive but you'll need to grind them down to fit. they make a noticable difference
I've got Buell Ulysses pegs sitting on a shelf in my garage, but I'm checking into another option first. A guy at work has some lowering blocks on his bike and they sure look like they will work on the Rex. Next time he brings it to work I'm pulling out my calipers and taking some measurements.
Are you a basketball player???
My 02 ZRX, which I store in New Zealand for my riding visits. the ZRX1100 parked next to me had a satisfied long-term owner, had a few mods, USD forks, digital dash. Pictured parked at the Omaka airshow, Easter 2011.
So sure, a big part of the reason I picked a ZRX was it's looks. Then I went and uglified it. I think I will get over it though, I've been looking forward to being able to carry stuff with me.
One of the things I *LOVE* about the ZRX, is that if you do the Ivan's kit with the pods and battery relocation, etc. etc., you can fit soooooo much stuff under the seat. Probably about 75% of the space in your top box.
I can fit a gallon jug under my seat. Pods and fab tech kit installed.
Well, how about it, anyone out there using a Kaw.ZRX 1200 as their daily ride? I got this 2001 off my brother, wasnt looking for a bike at the time, but he was moving and had to get rid of it(wife said so). So it sat in my garage for two years. Been riding the 03 Shadow in background, thought it was time for a change. Man why did I wait so long? Dont ever want to ride another Vtwin crusier. Put 54,000+ mi on the Shadow, but would have been more fun(and less vibration) on the ZRX.
I remember sorta liking those when they came out with the ZRX1100, but there were too many other things that I liked more. Still a cool bike IMO.
In fact I saw one today while riding the mountains of N. GA, and it reminded me that they looked like they could be a cool bike to ride. The time is probably right by now to be able to get a good deal on a used one. Might have to start keeping an eye out...
Yep, did see one listed here under bikes for sale. His looked to be in better shape than mine, and he wanted @ $3k. Not bad $ for a fast bike.
They aren't that fast in the grand scheme of things.
I have noticed over time to beware the more mature gentlemen that seem to gravitate to the the Z-rexs though. I know three or four former professional racers .....most in their mid-late 50s....that ride the shit out of their ZRXs. When they decide to wick it up a bit you better have your balls screwed on right, because they are getting somewhere, and they are going to get there very quickly.
They are cool bikes really, the last throwback to the original superbikes.
Ive put a couple hundred mi on this one, and yes Im prob old but its pleanty fast. Its almost boring, crusing along at 70mph and dont really even need to down shift to pass.
I chased an 1100 around in the Rockies, my friend was surprised that my little Ninja 650R would easily keep up with it. They are cool, but heavy. I've heard that it is pretty easy to open them up and get a lot of power.
They are heavy beasts, and they are pretty corked up from the factory. The beauty is in the torque. IIRC the 1100 was in the 80 ft lb range, and the 1200 was 90+. Both of those numbers were easily boosted. My 1100 was mildly modded with an Ivan's pod kit and a mild pipe, and would absolutly rip the snot outta middle weight sport bikes in 4th or 5th gear roll on. I didn't tangle with liter bikes - the old Rex was no match.
Dunno about that, I've seen a couple guys that couple make a Z-Rex shit and git.
mine with my $6 "corbin" seat.
Howdy to all the OA guys here
Here is a recent pic of my Rex, clean for once even. C10's "custom built" header, Kerker can, zx-11 cams, pods, stick coils, braced swinger, fork brace, 1.1 front springs, overpriced japanese headlight mod. 17/47 gearing
I've had one for 5 years. Have not put that many miles on it. Bought it with 1800 on it, and it will pop 20k this coming weekend. They are heavy, they are NOT sportbikes. They have a butt-ton of torque, and it you mod them gently? They will run for a long time. They can fall victim to oil starvation, so you might consider a tip-over kill switch. I tend to not let mine idle for long on the kickstand.
Mine? I will keep it until it blows up or I quit riding. I am 46, so I guess I fit the demographic for this bike. Whatever, even if it wasn't a tribute bike? It's a nice standard with a big motor, and the ergo's can be tweaked to make my 6'2 frame happy. I can plop my girlfriend on the back and still be comfy. I wish that you could still get a naked bike with a big motor and no fuel injection, but that ain't happening, so I am hanging on to this one.
Mine is my daily driver until the DRZ is finished. Riding my commute on a 1200 is just a waste, I never get out of third gear. Check out the folks at ZRXOA if you need advice. The cool guys there taught me a lot about my bike, and saved me from stupidity more than once.
Have fun with it! Mine has never failed to make me smile. Of the bikes that I have owned? The most reliable, the easiest to work on and the biggest "trunk". Two thumbs way up.