ZX12R - motorcycle for the criminally insane

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Skidmarkart, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. iScream

    iScream Use the D@m pulloff!

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    Nobody really cares dude...
  2. Rodan

    Rodan Been here awhile

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    You're the one who posted the awesome video of how 'fast' his buddy was going... :dunno
  3. Skidmarkart

    Skidmarkart Dirty Middle Age Man Supporter

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    Rodan is right gearing makes a big difference in indicated speed.

    That said, I am not a drag racer by any means, but my bone stock 12R would do really close to 140mph in the quarter mile in around 10 seconds (with 235lbs of me on it). That is my sense anyway, it's hard to look down when you are going that fast! I am sure in the hands of a more capable rider, and with some parts added, a Hayabusa or ZX12R or ZX14, etc. could get really close to 170 in 11 seconds. The sprocket would definitely effect the indicated speed, but you could also have a time pretty close to that with the right rider.

    I miss that bike.
  4. laylow3down

    laylow3down dirt bike mike

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    I will "NEVER!!!" part with my 12 ( also known as "The Orange Sicle Missle") I just got a set of Dunlop Q3 tires for tha missle... that and new chain and spockets...1st time those have been changed.. got 30,000 miles out of the 1st set of chain and sprockets.. wish the tires would last that long:rofl
  5. Rodan

    Rodan Been here awhile

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    You're obviously doing it wrong... :hide
  6. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    What chain lube are you using? :hide

    Semi serious question though -- I got about 22K out of a set on a VFR which is a much less powerful bike, and I thought that was a fair lifespan!
  7. laylow3down

    laylow3down dirt bike mike

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    WD 40:ricky
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  8. Lolthatguy

    Lolthatguy Has a Zombie House

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    Chainsaw bar oil
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  9. BigSuge

    BigSuge n00b

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    I love my 2000 ZX12R A1. Your absolutely right it's crazy fast and when going slow it's like the bike wants you to twist the throttle. I can't see me ever getting rid of it. It's been a labor of love. I've changed all of the fairings, it's geared, power commander 5 and ignition advancer and last but not least quick shifter and stretched. Oh yeah, she's insanely fast.
  10. d2wing

    d2wing Been here awhile

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    My son and I owned a modified ZX12R. 225 at the crank. I don't remember the time slips, but it was under 10 in the 1/4. I couldn't ride it hard because my hands were injured, it hurt too much to hang on at anywhere near full twist. 2014-08-219520.31.11.jpg
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  11. scareraven

    scareraven Ninja Freak Supporter

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    Damn you.
    I have been looking at buying a commuter. I had a zx12 and sold it after a trip from nj to key west because I was not to be trusted with that power.
    I have commutes on a 990 adventure, 690 sm and a vfr 800.
    Then this pops up and I think.....
    YAAAAAAS! I need another one!
  12. d2wing

    d2wing Been here awhile

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    Yeah, my son sold it when he became a dad, and before my hands healed enough for me to race it. probably a good thing as my throttle hand has put me the hospital before.
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  13. jonnyutah

    jonnyutah less talk , more ride

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  14. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    I heard that because of the funky frame, it can be a real PITA of a bike to work on?
  15. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Long timer

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    My cousin had a 2000, full ti Muzzy, PC, dyno tune, meticulously broken in it was a healthy example. I was on my 2000 Busa, Micron Serpent, filter, PC, dyno tune. Very evenly matched. We rode like speed junkies out west in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Damn those were good times!
  16. scareraven

    scareraven Ninja Freak Supporter

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    They can be a major pain in the ass to work on. I have found any soecialty bike is. In order to change spark plugs, you have to take off the radiator and tilt the motor forward. The fram comes up over the motor instead of a perimeter fram like most other bikes. This let us stay thinner and helped to keep the wheel base where is can out handle other hyper bikes.
    I sold mine years ago. But I have also ridden zx14s and Hyabusas. I was always happy with the 12t and it handled better than anything in the class.
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  17. scareraven

    scareraven Ninja Freak Supporter

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    1045DFBC-C5BC-4A69-8157-AFCEF9283DA2.jpeg Shit I miss that bike.
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  18. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Nice color. The modern trend of matte paint on every thing needs to fuck right off.
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  19. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Yeah that's what I heard, and kept me from picking one up from a buddy selling his to buy a CBR 125. He was scared once too often.
  20. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    Ever try to get the front wheel off of a Busa?