Get you a Mirrow from the parts store with a extending handle. sit on the bike and extend the handle on the mirrow and you can check the oil level without having your wife help you.Hey all.
Any tricks to checking the oil on the ZX-14? I.e. bone cold? warm after 'x' minutes of idle? nice and hot? What do you all recommend? Thx.
:headscratch I was thinking the same thing.you bought a zx14 for a first bike???~ you're either nuts or just have more cash than sense...
Yepper TerribleTed, my man JohnnyB right here is right on the money. Kawi purposefully designed the first 4000 RPMs to be "docile" (not really, but lets say not incredibly torque"ie" like a Busa) for the express purpose of being more comfortable for "around town" riding. But let me tell you if you haven't already found out, that thing is mean 5-7k RPMs, and 8-11k RPMs she is just plain wicked hell on wheels. And if you roll on to fast into her power band (in just about any gear) she will become a rear powered mono-cycle.:headscratch I was thinking the same thing.
My God Man, be CAREFUL. :scared All joking aside, the ZX14
is so docile on the bottom end that you will be just fine as long
as you don't get in the secondaries too heavy. If you do,
you better hold on for dear life.
Take it slow and easy and enjoy your new bike. :smile
I'm amazed, that's fricken brilliant... I'm going to Princess Auto today...Get you a Mirrow from the parts store with a extending handle. sit on the bike and extend the handle on the mirrow and you can check the oil level without having your wife help you.
PerfectWow the guy asked for how to check the oil level and I see mostly posts about a zx14 being dangerous lol. Can you guys shed some light on the oil level please? I check mines after putting it upright on a stand and it looks good. But I only put 4.2 quarts in lol View attachment 20046
I agree with this as long as we're talking adults, not arrested development testosterone poisoned teenagers. It's just like a big-bore pistol; if you don't point it at your head and pull the trigger, it won't blow your brains out.Whats wrong with a zx14 as a first bike? I dont see the issue. The bike operates just the same as any other lower cc bike. If he can control the throttle in a respectful manner then there shouldnt be an issue if the 14 is good for a first bike. My first bike was a Hayabusa, never even sat on a bike before then and 2 hrs after getting it I was on the freeway. I say congrats my friend for having the 14 as your first bike!