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Curious more than anything, because I was away from biking for a few years while my kids grew up. I understand that the Z1000 is also referred to as ZR1 sometimes. Is that a different bike, same thing different name or what?
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ZR1000xxx would be the real Kawasaki model number for the bike, the last 3 xxx characters will tell you the year and/or revision. It gets shortened to ZR1...
+1. Most bikes have a name and a model identifier that's totally different. My old Honda went by several names: "599" in the US, "Hornet" everywhere else, and "CB600F" was the model identifier.
 

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All Z1000 Are ZR1000, My Zephyr 750 was A ZR750 Just like A ZR1 is A KZ1000 & A ZX10 is A ZX1000. The new Ninja 1000 is A SX1000 (ect)
 

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^^^^I did this weekend. lol
I was at deals gap, Going into a downhill 90 degree left hand corner. fairly technical corner. at top of 1st gear I let off and set my turn in speed. (top of first in mine is right at 76 mph) anyway with our heavy as crap flywheel (which is going to get changed) the rear end decides not to go with my plan. As sometimes does. lol but this time I was already at turn end. So but pucker time. lol I set the bike up and ran wide in the corner grabbed the clutch to stop the rear slide and grabbed a bunch of front brake. at the time was really hard to get stopped. It started to chatter and slide so modulating the front and rear I got stopped just in time before I ran off the hill. but I have alot stronger front brakes than the designers at kawasaki ever dreamed about putting on these bikes. :)
 

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Well Curt, sounds like some cheap thrills for you buddy. :) How long does it take you to ride from S'ville to Deal's gap? You come into it from the overlook side, right?
What kind of brake setup do you have on yours?
 
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