Z1000

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Gregster, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    Somebody say Z1000?! I bought my black/red '03 from my brother in Nov. 2009.My brother had it for several years,he put braded lines and EBC pads,rear fender eliminator,Muzzy pipe with GSXR1000 muffler,blacked out all the "pink" stuff.Made it pretty stealthy. When I bought it,I lowered it,bolt on extensions,Power Commander,Shinko's and 520 chain.THEN I bracket raced it for 3 full seasons.This is one of my all time favorite bikes! Studly good looking,great torque,good topend,and bullet proof! It gets hot,humid and always a head wind here in Kansas.I started out running 10.80's @ 124 and wittled it down to 10.27's @ 131.Foot shifting for over 300 passes. Bike can be seen on www.dragbike.com [jimmer] and www.z1000forum.com[ jimroid] I reluctantly sold it 2 weeks ago to finance some other stuff.I will definetly miss this one. Jim
  2. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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    Anybody got a set of take off stock mirrors from an '07-'09 Z1k they'd be willing to sell? pm me if ya do, TIA Keith
  3. southwade

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  4. rpeter

    rpeter Been here awhile

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    Fly fishing transport, with Kermit chair and picnic blanket for my wife.

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  5. jesse v

    jesse v Motorcyclist

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    Can someone post a picture of a 2010+ Z1000 without the fork guards and/or radiator shrouds? I wanna see what the look like REALLY naked. :D (Google isn't helping...)
  6. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    That'd be tough... parts connect to other parts. It's kind of a puzzle.
  7. rpeter

    rpeter Been here awhile

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    Yeah, stark naked isn't really an option. Fork covers are holding on the front fender, and the fairings contain the directionals, nevermind all of the ugly bits underneath them.
  8. southwade

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  9. jesse v

    jesse v Motorcyclist

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    Ah, I see. :cry
  10. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I took a picture through the zip lock bag... Silly rain.

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  11. thesurvivalist

    thesurvivalist Backcountry Rider

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    Can a 2010 onwards z1000 run on regular or does it have to be premium?

    When ridden conservatively what mpg can be expected?

    What luggage options are available if any?
  12. rpeter

    rpeter Been here awhile

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    Official recommendation is premium but just about everyone runs regular without a problem.

    Mid to upper 30's mpg.

    There are lots of soft luggage options, but no hard panniers that I'm aware of. I have a Givi E55 top case (see photo above) and Givi XStream luggage, photos are at http://www.z1000forum.com/forum/z1000-parts-accessories/130657-givi-xstream-luggage.html
  13. rpeter

    rpeter Been here awhile

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    duplicate
  14. thesurvivalist

    thesurvivalist Backcountry Rider

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    Can you post the pics on here? It wont let me view them as im not a forum member. They don't seem to be popular bikes in the US, not many reviews or youtube vids on them.
  15. rpeter

    rpeter Been here awhile

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    Sorry about that, sometimes I forget non-members cannot see the photos there.

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  16. southwade

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    That seems a bit low... I've read on Z1000forum that some guys get mid to upper 40s
  17. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I use a Ventura Rack, I have two sizes.

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    Kawasaki Z1000 by Southwade, on Flickr

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    Kawasaki Z1000 by Southwade, on Flickr
  18. rpeter

    rpeter Been here awhile

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    Motorcycle Consumer News found 40.2/34.4/37.2 for high/low/mean and that's essentially what I get as well. Don't want to give anyone the impression that 40+ mpg is to be expected.
  19. southwade

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    OK then, I have no idea what my mpg is... it's not a deal breaker for me. It gets 'good enough' gas mileage and keeps grins on my face. :clap

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  20. rpeter

    rpeter Been here awhile

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    Are you carrying a tripod around in the Ventura bag? Super long exposures on very fine ISO settings, very nice photos!