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I have a few friends that do some very basic stuff. I personally want to learn how to do it. I'm wondering how friendly the z1000 would be to stunting? I'm thinking it might be too much power to learn to stunt on.
 

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The cages they make for stunting now are pretty advanced. It keeps almost every single part of your bike from scraping with the road. I know its not for everyone's taste. But it's something I really want to get into.
 

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The new 2010 model has plenty of torque to raise that front wheel up with minimal effort. In fact, I think you will find any of the models are geared towards lower to mid-range power over top speed which is helpful. But, I'm not a stunter (just a small wheelie every now and then for about two seconds).

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I don't stunt either but I wouldn't mind learning. :) Had 4 guys pop a wheelie while they blew by me on the highway. I was driving my car at the time and was already cruising at 120km/h.
 

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You can stunt with the Z, but there is a reason why the pros use the smaller 600 class bikes, usually older zx6-r's or cbrf4i's. It's because they are light! And parts are easier to come by.
 

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You can stunt with the Z, but there is a reason why the pros use the smaller 600 class bikes, usually older zx6-r's or cbrf4i's. It's because they are light! And parts are easier to come by.
Wouldn't it be easier to stunt on a liter bike? I'm pretty clueless when it comes to stunting.
 

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i guess it would be ok to do stunting as long as u had one to ride & one just for stunting
 

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Lightness doesn't really have anything to do with it. Case in point --> R6, light, but weak subframe.

Your are better off buying a presetup cbr600f4i or 03-04 zx-6R. These bikes are well proven.

You can stunt anything, but I wouldn't call the Z a prime stuntbike. Obiviously, you can stunt anything.

If you're serious about learning, buy a small dirtbike, you'll learn tons. Here's me on my motard XR100:

 

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Sweet! Nothing like learning on a bike so light if you mess up all you do is step off and stop the bike. Great idea! It reminds me of riding my Son's new CR60r back in the day. Those little things hauled buns for a 60cc 2 stroke!
 

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I wheelie it here and again, but no stunting it..... thats for those cookie cutter, every b!+ch has one, 600cc, find one all day long for a $ profilin' bikes. I wouldn't put a Z through that.
 

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Wouldn't it be easier to stunt on a liter bike? I'm pretty clueless when it comes to stunting.
Not necessarily..... You may notice that dedicated stuntbikes are usually setup with reeeeaaaaallllly big sprockets, making even underpowered machines (not that the typical 600cc supersport is underpowered) able to clutch-up or roll-on easily. Conversely, literbikes these days are geared pretty tall from the factory, such that getting one up in stock form is pretty hard without some speed involved. Not ideal for the constraints of space-limited stunt spots. Of course it's just as easy to gear-down a literbike, but the extra power is unnecessary and the extra weight of the bigger motor is harder to swing around. This is what I've seen and heard from my friends who stunt, not my own experience so take it FWIW.

That said, the Z1000 is geared shorter than a modern 1000cc superbike; and with my limited seat time on mine, it sure feels like the power situation is there for one-wheel action. Again, the weight will be a limiting factor, at almost 500lbs, I don't suspect it'll become the "Stunnaz Choice."
 

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Z1000 is by far the sickest bike i have ever owned. But for a stunter... Not so much. I also have an f4i that is my stunt bike. F4i is a good choice due to the strong frames, engines, and the endless amounts of parts that are availible.

There are quite a few downfalls of the Z when it comes to stunting. First and foremost, the 1 peice frame-subframe. Upon looping out a wheelie, the subframe takes the most impact. Having a 1 piece frame-subframe, you're looking at a lot more damage on even a normal drop while stunting. Also, in terms of stunt parts (crash cages, Handbrakes, dual caliper setups); there is a very small amount of parts for the z. I think 905 makes cages, but thats about it.

I will roll the occasional burnout down the street on my z, but i like my z too much to tear it up stunting it. Whenever i have the urge for wheelies, i just pull out the trusty ol' F4i and tear up the lot:eek:ccasion:
 

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chili88gt that z looks sweet in white. really like it :+1:
 

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chili88gt that z looks sweet in white. really like it :+1:
Thank you!:eek:ccasion: Disregard the fact that the pipe is missing in the pic lol just hadn't put it back on yet when i took that pic. (stubbed Arata)

And ill post a new pic of it in the sun sometime soon. Looks 10x brighter when its not in the shade!!
 
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