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Old 10th January 2018, 10:25 PM
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I'm starting this thread to keep track of modifications to my Z1000SX.
I bought the below 2011 model last year and its totally renewed my love for bikes and making it my own. Not great for my wallet.

The idea is that this thread might motivate me to get all the jobs done that I'd like. I have a tendency to buy parts or come up with an idea and never get round to getting it done

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Old 10th January 2018, 10:26 PM
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Mods currently made to bike:
Vance and Hines CS ONE Exhausts
Oxford Heated Grips
MRP Smoked Screen
LED Side Lights - 6000k
Carbon Fender Extender
Givi V35 Panniers and Rack
Givi E360 Top Box and Rack
Kawasaki Scotoiler With custom bracket to fit dual feed
Motographics Accent enhancers lol
Chinese frame plugs and side stand support for soft ground
SW Motech GPS Mount
Crap tail tidy
Kawasaki GEL Seats

Mods pending:
HEL Carbon Braided Lines
Custom Termignoni exhausts to replace the V&H
Lextek headers and De-Cat
K&N Air and oil filter
ELF Oil
Mototuning custom map once the exhaust is all sorted
Chinese tail tidy that fits much better
Michelin PR5's

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Old 11th January 2018, 09:42 AM
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They're a savage looking bike- on my list for future bikes :)

Always loved the Z1000 but with the wind protection they're onto a winner
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Old 11th January 2018, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by manbearpig View Post
They're a savage looking bike- on my list for future bikes :)

Always loved the Z1000 but with the wind protection they're onto a winner
I agree, this is on my list if I ever have the need to get another bike. It looks like a nice compromise between a ZX-10 and a ZRX.
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Old 11th January 2018, 11:03 AM
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I agree, this is on my list if I ever have the need to get another bike. It looks like a nice compromise between a ZX-10 and a ZRX.
Thats exactly the reason I went with it. I wanted the 10R but needed something I could use for work. ZRX was a dream bike for me but needed something slightly newer.
If I ever upgrade, hopefully it will be to a new Z1000SX H2
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Old 11th January 2018, 11:15 AM
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These are the Termignoni exhausts that I'd like to graft on.
For a number of reasons too:
They've been in my attic for 10 years and worth nothing but still look great.
Once de-baffled, they will flow excellent and sound awesome but quieter than the V&H
They will be 100% unique as the only other Termi set you can get for the Z100SX is bonkers money and I dont like the look of them either.

What are you thoughts of these v the V&H fitted in the above pic??
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Old 11th January 2018, 11:26 AM
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What are you thoughts of these v the V&H fitted in the above pic??
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I'd want to be sure they're not too long (they look a bit long), and it's hard to tell without physically mocking something up.

I like what you've got on there now. The carbon Termignoni doesn't suit the overall bike's appearance; the current setup goes well with the exposed frame, and size-wise seems more proportional.

Those Termignoni's are something I associate with Ducati sport bikes, so that taints my perspective.
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Old 11th January 2018, 11:31 AM
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How do you find the handling? Any plans to do front springs etc?
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Old 11th January 2018, 11:51 AM
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How do you find the handling? Any plans to do front springs etc?
I've a serious horn for the Bitubo cartridge kits but unless I win the lotto, it wont happen.
I'm 16-17 stone with gear on and think it well sprung for me. However, I may not know how to tell the difference. If the suspenders dude ever hosts a course here again, ill defo sign up.
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