Z1000

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

  1. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Now I'm tempted to go back and find out, lol.
  2. wario

    wario still a good bike cleaner...

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    I had one... it was a ripper!

    I checked "yes" on all the upgrades. Ti Exhaust, Power Commander, SS lines, K&N, Suspension upgrades... It would roll-on wheelie at 80mph. :clap

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  3. mrphotoman

    mrphotoman Long timer

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  4. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    Ok, next to my bike, I like this one the best.:1drinkSeriously,that is frigging sweet! Nice bike you have.
  5. Kenbike

    Kenbike Been here awhile

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    Checked out the 2014 z1000 at the Novi MI bike show, very good looking in the flesh.
  6. ///Monster

    ///Monster Does it have wheels?

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    That is a sweet looking ride! Looks great with the black wheels. I want your exhaust and bottom brackets.
  7. wario

    wario still a good bike cleaner...

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    Thanks - it's had a new owner for awhile, but it created a great deal of "Ti-Envy" when it was on the streets here. :evil
  8. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    Wario, what a nice looking bike you had! My question to you and any other first gen Z1000 owner who might know is about engine vibes. I have read on few occasions that these bikes are too vibey for any long strech, is that true?
  9. BigEasy

    BigEasy Fish Eyed Heathen

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    That's my old girl up there. Vibey? Not in my experience. Never really toured on her but we did do several 400+ mile days with no issue. I'm 6'4" with a 34" inseam and while not quite as roomy as some it was just fine for me.
  10. rpeter

    rpeter Been here awhile

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    It's true, some of those first gen machines were pretty bad around 5000 rpm, including the one I owned for five years. I put beefier bar ends on, which pretty much cured mine.
  11. Nophix

    Nophix Been here awhile

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    They are a bit vibey. Not terrible, but noticeable. Heavier bar ends help. Gear it so your average cruising speed isn't at 5k-5200.

    I've done lots of 600+ mile days. It isn't an st machine, but it's doable.
  12. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    Thanks guys!
  13. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  14. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Well, that settles it. The best way around DC is by bike :evil

    That said, the Z isn't the most svelte of bikes, and I am sure the GoPro fish eye effect isn't helping, but some of those spaces looked really tight.
  15. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Wait till you see the traffic during Cherry Blossom season. It's fuggin nuts.

    The bar ends are the only issue. They are the same height as most car mirrors. Still, I've never tagged one though. I have rubbed the fenders of a bus a few times though. Those things are massive and slow though. The best tactic is to go slow, take your time, and stay relaxed.
  16. LKLD

    LKLD Been here awhile

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    I believe I will have to test ride that 2014, it is that sexy imho.
  17. Gregster

    Gregster Been here awhile

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    This winter seems to be dragging on, it just keeps snowing. I'm super looking forward to getting my Zed out from its long winters nap in a month or so. :snore
  18. Luckybastard

    Luckybastard Adventurer

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    Spring is finally here, got to take the superhero mobile for a ride :wink:
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  19. ///Monster

    ///Monster Does it have wheels?

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    Nice 2014 Z!

    Your helmet is crazy looking.
  20. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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