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04-15-2019 02:51 PM
martyzx11 I'm still waiting for the ground to dry up to get the bike out. We have had a long hard winter here in New Brunswick Canada and they are still calling for a little snow later this week. So I guess I'm still in hibernation mode.
04-10-2019 04:40 PM
j.bird4
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Originally Posted by M.Rad. View Post
Looks like hibernation is over and the riders are waking back up! We had a mild winter here in central TX, so riding was doable with only my heavy leather jacket (well, I wore pants too...). This morning it was about 55F, so a little chilly in the Tourmaster mesh, but this afternoon it was in the 80s and perfect riding. Since I only worked 12 hrs today, I had time for a nice "long way home" ride.



I grew up in Buffalo, NY and remember that the first barbeque of the spring season was an "event" so I guess the first good day of riding is much the same for some of us.



It's good to see some action on the forum again, we have a good bunch here! Well mannered, helpful, and mature ( in the best sense of the term). Too many forums these days are not!


55! It was 45 here in California this morning and the ride was cold to work. I only wore a textile jacket and yes pants. Like you said it warmed up to about 75 this afternoon. I didnít do my normal 12 hour shift like you did so I absolutely took the long way home. Donít tell the wife [emoji2958]. Should be nice weather this weekend so maybe Iíll crash the Cars and Coffee in my town and make it Bikes and Coffee. Itís always a good time.
As far as the forum goes. I think everyone is well mannered and helpful. I do wish it was a little more Livelier at times. But the few that are on at times make it interesting.


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04-10-2019 04:29 PM
j.bird4
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Originally Posted by ZXKawboy View Post
First on the list is a windscreen. Since the bike is also a commuter, a little respite from the wind blast on the slab is a must-have.



I'm thinking about bark-busters, for the same reason, so I'd augment the stock mirrors to stick out a bit further for a wider (non-shoulder) view behind me. Bar-end mirrors could be a thing, if I decide against the bark-busters, though. Still on the fence about that.



A Yoshimura Alpha 'street series' exhaust is definitely on the list. Lighter weight (by about 22 lbs or so) and a really sweet sound that isn't too loud.



Let's see...a fender eliminator to clean up the looks, and fender extenders both front and rear, to keep the underside from getting too gunked up. Also on the list are engine case guards, and frame sliders.



And then it's on to luggage... Oi.

The Beautiful Bride will be riding with me on occasion, so that'll bear some thought...


The list looks on point brother.
You should look into Kriega luggage. I have a few pieces of there gear and absolutely love. They are built to last. Been running the same book bag for 6 years everyday to work and not a single rip. They have lots of options.


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04-09-2019 07:24 PM
M.Rad. Looks like hibernation is over and the riders are waking back up! We had a mild winter here in central TX, so riding was doable with only my heavy leather jacket (well, I wore pants too...). This morning it was about 55F, so a little chilly in the Tourmaster mesh, but this afternoon it was in the 80s and perfect riding. Since I only worked 12 hrs today, I had time for a nice "long way home" ride.

I grew up in Buffalo, NY and remember that the first barbeque of the spring season was an "event" so I guess the first good day of riding is much the same for some of us.

It's good to see some action on the forum again, we have a good bunch here! Well mannered, helpful, and mature ( in the best sense of the term). Too many forums these days are not!
04-09-2019 10:57 AM
ZXKawboy
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Originally Posted by j.bird4 View Post
Nice. I have liked the Z. I tested one out and I loved the way it rides. Bar end mirrors, fender eliminator and a good exhaust is pretty much all it needs. What do you have planned for it?


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First on the list is a windscreen. Since the bike is also a commuter, a little respite from the wind blast on the slab is a must-have.

I'm thinking about bark-busters, for the same reason, so I'd augment the stock mirrors to stick out a bit further for a wider (non-shoulder) view behind me. Bar-end mirrors could be a thing, if I decide against the bark-busters, though. Still on the fence about that.

A Yoshimura Alpha 'street series' exhaust is definitely on the list. Lighter weight (by about 22 lbs or so) and a really sweet sound that isn't too loud.

Let's see...a fender eliminator to clean up the looks, and fender extenders both front and rear, to keep the underside from getting too gunked up. Also on the list are engine case guards, and frame sliders.

And then it's on to luggage... Oi.
The Beautiful Bride will be riding with me on occasion, so that'll bear some thought...
04-08-2019 10:40 PM
j.bird4
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Originally Posted by ZXKawboy View Post
Just bought a 2016 Z800ABS as birthday thing...for myself.

Been putting a list of add-ons together, and putting in some mileage.

I quite like this beasty. :D


Nice. I have liked the Z. I tested one out and I loved the way it rides. Bar end mirrors, fender eliminator and a good exhaust is pretty much all it needs. What do you have planned for it?


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04-08-2019 10:36 PM
j.bird4
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Pulled my old girl out last weekend, and after a fresh battery, got her on the road. An odd miss appeared, while riding at steady rpmís with traffic. Did it quite a few times, but not while accelerating. Started thinking she may need a set of plugs.
Today on a quick ride she did it again, but more prominent while leaning over on entrance/exit ramps. Now thinking may be fuel related. Threw a small bottle of Red Line fuel treatment, but so on the ride home I had similar occurrences. Seems to be only under 5k rpmís and not when accelerating.
Iíll dig into it further, but sound familiar to anyone? Lots of variables, I know. Started her once a week to warmup all winter, Star Trol in the tank and circulated, and fresh fuel last weekend.


Is your bike fuel injection? If so maybe they are dirty. Maybe your carb needs cleaning.


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04-08-2019 12:38 AM
ZXKawboy Just bought a 2016 Z800ABS as birthday thing...for myself.
Been putting a list of add-ons together, and putting in some mileage.
I quite like this beasty. :D
04-07-2019 05:22 PM
185EZ Took the wife for a ride to the other side of the lake. 140 mile round trip
Still colorful from all the rain we've had.
We went to the casino where the marina is. Lake Havasu City is across the lake.
04-07-2019 04:56 PM
Fatrock Pulled my old girl out last weekend, and after a fresh battery, got her on the road. An odd miss appeared, while riding at steady rpm’s with traffic. Did it quite a few times, but not while accelerating. Started thinking she may need a set of plugs.
Today on a quick ride she did it again, but more prominent while leaning over on entrance/exit ramps. Now thinking may be fuel related. Threw a small bottle of Red Line fuel treatment, but so on the ride home I had similar occurrences. Seems to be only under 5k rpm’s and not when accelerating.
I’ll dig into it further, but sound familiar to anyone? Lots of variables, I know. Started her once a week to warmup all winter, Star Trol in the tank and circulated, and fresh fuel last weekend.
04-01-2019 07:08 PM
j.bird4 I feel so bad for the people up north with all the snow. Iím in SoCal and I rode on Christmas Day. Iím originally from Ohio so I know how winter can be. California definitely spoiled me.


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04-01-2019 05:44 PM
riturbo Hopefully they will be sweeping the salt up here soon . Its been getting warmer be riding time soon . Get a few warm days here and there but its always when I have to work . Fired up my zrx last weekend but then chickened out and didn't ride it .
04-01-2019 10:43 AM
Daveyboy55
First Ride

Snow finally thawed, and it warmed to 15C (60F) up here in Canada, had my 2000 ZX11 out for a ride after sitting for 4 months. Did the valve clearances (thanks Claude), air filter, spark plugs, just need to sync the carbs and we're ready for another season.
03-19-2019 11:16 PM
PACABADA I use a Geza cover daily at work.

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03-19-2019 11:12 PM
j.bird4
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Originally Posted by 185EZ View Post
I have a simple sun shade. Practically fits in your back pocket. Covers from the windscreen to the tail light.

Similar to these

https://www.shop.cycleshade.com/cate...?categoryId=13


Aww thatís awesome! I like that is so compact. I was just thinking the other day how I should get something like this. Might have to research it a little bit.


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03-19-2019 06:57 AM
185EZ I have a simple sun shade. Practically fits in your back pocket. Covers from the windscreen to the tail light.
Similar to these
https://www.shop.cycleshade.com/cate...?categoryId=13
03-19-2019 06:14 AM
M.Rad. PACABADA- My clock works , sort of... It is so inaccurate as to be nearly useless unless I re-set it before each ride. Not what I would have expected from the Japanese! But I love the bars!

viktor92- Sounds like a cool project. Are you close to finishing? Any particular technical hang-ups? I always like DIY for cheaper solutions.

Weather has been good here in Tx. Rode last Sunday, perfect temp and sunny. I don't like riding to work because the parking lot is gravel and caliche and the wind blows constantly so my bike is immediately covered in dust.
I'll have to get a cover so I can ride it to work this summer.
03-17-2019 06:47 PM
PACABADA Was just looking at your pics of the concours bars and how is it your clock still works? Mine gave up over 10 years ago!

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03-17-2019 04:15 PM
viktor92
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Originally Posted by Jcgonzal View Post
This forum seems pretty slow, in general. Iím usually over browsing on ZRXOA, lots more action over there. I havenít done anything to the bike over the winter, been brutally cold and tough to heat the garage. My biggest project before spring gets here is to put factory ignition coils back on. I tried coil on plug but Iíve been having hot start issues, so going back to stock. Still looking for mounting hardware, if anyone has some laying around...
I had the stick coils for about 3 years and they ran fine until I've got hot start issues too. Now running stock coils and all perfect.
I have no weather issues here, I ride all year, and I like more the winter (it's not so cold and there's no snow luckily). Maybe this year I finally start my old project of a sort of automatic chain oiler, like the Scottoiler, but cheaper and simpler.
03-17-2019 03:23 PM
Cliffclaven Havenít been able to do shit here in Iowa, but Thursday/Friday this week itís supposed to be 60. Iíll likely be out, but the other problem here is the roads are in absolutely terrible condition. Potholes galore, sand, frost heaves, etc.

Iím sure the forum will get busier with warmer weather.
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