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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Gregster, Nov 18, 2007.
Now I'm tempted to go back and find out, lol.
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.
Great pic, you can not go wrong with the green.
Ok, next to my bike, I like this one the best.Seriously,that is frigging sweet! Nice bike you have.
Checked out the 2014 z1000 at the Novi MI bike show, very good looking in the flesh.
That is a sweet looking ride! Looks great with the black wheels. I want your exhaust and bottom brackets.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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Well, that settles it. The best way around DC is by bike
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.
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.
I believe I will have to test ride that 2014, it is that sexy imho.
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.
Spring is finally here, got to take the superhero mobile for a ride
twowh by punkasskorben, on Flickr
Nice 2014 Z!
Your helmet is crazy looking.
slow thread bump
2013 Kawasaki Z1000 by Southwade, on Flickr