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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-17-2019, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Where is everybody?

Kinda empty around here lately. Doesn't anyone have some new project to tell about? What about a story of a riding adventure? Anybody been on an interesting excursion?

My bike is pretty well sorted for now, everything running well. The Concours bars are a god-send and realy relieve the pressure on my back and neck.
I haven't really had much time to ride. Started a new job a few weeks ago that was billed as "about 50hrs/week". So far it's been 60+ (going in for 4hrs today) going on 70...
So far I have accumulated about 1400 mikles on the engine transplant and am very happy with it. Oil pressure is still excellent, and it's good to be able to verify it with the gauge.

I've got 1400 miles of dust and dirt on it, so now I have to figure out how to make some time to wash and wax it.


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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-17-2019, 09:39 AM
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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...
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Happy St Patrick's day!
I wore a lot of green today.
Great day for riding
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-17-2019, 01:57 PM
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Been tuning my 2019 ZX6r the past week. The rain here in California is starting to let up so I think Iíll ride into work this next week. Canít wait for next weekend to rip the open road a little more.


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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-17-2019, 02:23 PM
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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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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.
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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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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.

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I have a simple sun shade. Practically fits in your back pocket. Covers from the windscreen to the tail light.
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I have a simple sun shade. Practically fits in your back pocket. Covers from the windscreen to the tail light.

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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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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 10:16 PM
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I use a Geza cover daily at work.

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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.
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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 .

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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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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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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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...
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