Z1000

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

  1. ///Monster

    ///Monster Does it have wheels?

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    I was thinking about building a frame that locked in where the seat goes for quick and clean detachment. But.... I question the strength of the seat lock when subjected to a loan amplified by the size of the frame.
  2. Nophix

    Nophix Been here awhile

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    I've looked at doing exactly that. Looks like it should be plenty strong.
  3. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  4. schlitz

    schlitz the slow one

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  5. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    ^^ :lol3

    Crash bars just came in...

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  6. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

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    Crash bars for......

    did I miss domething ?
  7. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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    A buddy of mine has one of these for his FZ-1 and raves about it

    http://www.ricerocketracks.com/static/RR_home.html

    They're not giving them away but at $130.00 how much is your time worth?:freaky
  8. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I ordered these before the bike was stolen. I plan on replacing it with another Zed, so I didn't bother canceling the order.
  9. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

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    Ok, looking forward to seeing the new Zed.
  10. ///Monster

    ///Monster Does it have wheels?

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    That's pretty much what I saw in my head. I think I'll still fab up my own and make it square. I think saddle bags will hang off of it better that way. I think I could also improve the design.

    I'm also thinking, if I was afraid fo the rear seat latch not being strong enough, I could always cut 2 slits in the middle of it and loop a strap around a seat frame rail and through the rack. I'm getting ideas.... Wishing i had my bike sitting next to me at work. I would make a SW model of the rack right now. haha
  11. mudslngr

    mudslngr mud .....a necessity

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    Hang in there bro... I love the new z1000
    Did they grab the z1000 in dc ?
    I often wonder if I should chain my bike while parked. I always you a disc lock.
    My GF has a z1000 and she loves it. Where did you get the crash bars?
  12. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I bought them from Motospecialties, I was going to buy from Twisted Throttle, but they didn't have any in stock.

    Every little bit helps, I will never park with anything less than a two disc locks again.

    I was in the suburbs of DC, in NoVA.

    I miss riding... I've been in a crabby, cruddy mood for about a month now.
  13. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Still waiting on the insurance check? Or for new stock to come in to your dealer? Or...
  14. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Waiting for the 2013 to hit the dealers
  15. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    What mirrors do you guys use?

    I'm thinking of getting some Speed Triple mirrors.
  16. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

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    Dibs on stock mirrors if ya' sell them. :wink:
  17. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    haha, I'll post it in this thread if I do. :freaky
  18. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

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    Ok, I think they would give my ZRX a refresh.
  19. Superbikemike

    Superbikemike Been here awhile

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    kawasaki should be selling these bikes like crazy... huge bang for the buck... the only thing missing is alittle more engine character...imo
  20. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I think most people buy bikes based on looks. They don't realize how awesome it is because they don't even give it a second glance.

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