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hi everyone,

I just bought my bike this afternoon after I sold my 2006 Triumph Sprint with ABS to a good friend of mine.I will be picking my black z1000 up on this Tuesday.

I have ordered pazzo levers, an akrapovic full race system 4 into 1 and power commander.The exhaust system will take some time to get here. I will post pictures when I have it all on.

Anyway glad to be here and on such a cool bike. I look forward to hanging out here.

cheers

bwt
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Welcome to the pack. Shiney side up!! :D
 

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Welcome. I'll be over here, waiting to pay my bike off before I drop another gob of cash on accessories. IE, jealous. :p
yeh i know what ur saying lets just say that if my original bill didnt have the extras on it then it would take me years to get that system on it.

there's a great quote out there have u guys heard it ?

"what happens at the bike shop; stays at the bike shop!"

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wish i'd thought of that, was in such a hurry to get out of store that never crossed my mind. but,on the other side of that, i'll be able to judge whether it was worth the money or not. reading some posts and other aticles i'll probablly wait and save for what you have instead of going for slipons right away. bought mine (black) last saturday, did my first service thursday night. have 750 miles now hope to get over 1000 by next saturday.sunrise in searcy is bringing in a dyno this coming saturday. we'll see who's telling the truth about rear wheel h.p. i don't know how your triumph ran but these bikes are a blast. lots of low and high end,best of both worlds. rick:D
 

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wish i'd thought of that, was in such a hurry to get out of store that never crossed my mind. but,on the other side of that, i'll be able to judge whether it was worth the money or not. reading some posts and other aticles i'll probablly wait and save for what you have instead of going for slipons right away. bought mine (black) last saturday, did my first service thursday night. have 750 miles now hope to get over 1000 by next saturday.sunrise in searcy is bringing in a dyno this coming saturday. we'll see who's telling the truth about rear wheel h.p. i don't know how your triumph ran but these bikes are a blast. lots of low and high end,best of both worlds. rick:D
wow you've been riding... sounds like a good plan too. :)
it would take me years to get that system if I didn't hit it right away.... live and learn my friend!


the Triumph was rock solid no issues other than that under tail exhaust nut roasting. I regeared it to 1 down in the front and 1 up in the back so it had speed triple gearing. it wheelie'd great. pulled really hard down low. just too heavy and too much a tourer for the hooligan type riding I enjoy.
 

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one of the reasons i traded was the z felt smaller and lighter than rex.my bike is my main transportation all year. rex was perfect except for size. i'm short 5'6". z feels more my size. am thinking about getting a lowering link. worried about changing handling. rick:D:D:D
 

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Just picked it up
here's my break in plan..

bike shop ran my first heat cycle.... basically warmed up until the fan goes on then cooled completely.
I just did my 2 second heat cycle on her...
15 minutes of riding at varied rpm under 7000 and shifting smoothly thru the gears... almost got a ticket! decelerating smoothly no sudden on off the gas. smooth on the brakes and clutch. complete cool down. she was hot!

will do my third tonight.
used just 70% of the rpm range...
I have 75 kms on it. Plan on rolling up the RPM to 8000 after it hits a hundred kms and its over the 3rd heat cycle will keep it under 8000 until its at 200kms. then I will slowly roll up the rpms.

first oil drop is 1000kms my buddy with the same bike did this. no sig, metal.
 

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Wouldn't recommend Motoman's breakin' crap at all. Nor anything close to it.

If you're not going to follow Kawasaki's break in procedure, which you obviously aren't, I'd pay attention to what you find here: http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/running

Comes from a top Castrol Engineer with actual testing behind it, as opposed to the "THEY DONT WANT U 2 NO TRU SEKRET OF ENGIN PER4MANS" garbage or anecdotal "evidence." I swear, looking at the Motoman website reminds me of those really bad real estate infomercials.

Not taking a shot at you or your buddy's advice, this is just a topic that frustrated the life out of me until I found the resource above. Post up "what should I do for break-in" and you get thirty different answers, none of which have any real justification or authority.
 

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read this and another article on same topic and changed my mind about how i would do first service. was going to take it back to shop for first service so i called and talked to service manager. he said they would change oil and filter, check and adjust and lube chain. look over bike. 150 plus tax.asked about oil he said they use yamalube semi syn. in all bikes(they sell kawis, suzukis and yamahas, also 4wheelers including polaris). thanked him and did it my self. used castrol 10w40 motorcycle oil and wix filter. will change to full synthetic after next oil change. rick:D:D:D
 

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Wouldn't recommend Motoman's breakin' crap at all. Nor anything close to it.

If you're not going to follow Kawasaki's break in procedure, which you obviously aren't, I'd pay attention to what you find here: http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/running

Comes from a top Castrol Engineer with actual testing behind it, as opposed to the "THEY DONT WANT U 2 NO TRU SEKRET OF ENGIN PER4MANS" garbage or anecdotal "evidence." I swear, looking at the Motoman website reminds me of those really bad real estate infomercials.

Not taking a shot at you or your buddy's advice, this is just a topic that frustrated the life out of me until I found the resource above. Post up "what should I do for break-in" and you get thirty different answers, none of which have any real justification or authority.
hey thanks for the link that looks great. I skimmed it quick and will reread tonight.

It's such a debated topic. my eyes are bleeding from all of the reading.
I'm running short on time here at work so I posted up quickly and it often bites me in the *** when I post like that.

perhaps I shouldn't have said "close to Motoman's procedure" it's not close. (now removed in first post)

I'm doing heat cycling... loading rpms up slowly and taking it easy to around 500kms. then turning it up. I will wait longer before I
rev it way up. maybe to my first oil drop at 1000kms.
 

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Broke mine in pretty much by the book. First oil drop at 882 miles used dealer 10w40. Kept her under 4K for the first 500miles opened her up a bit now and then no steady rpm runs. At 1200 miles began openning her up a bit more and stronger pulls. Second oil drop at 2600 used Motul 5100 Semi syn 10w40. Third oil change at 5300 using Motul 7100 full syn 20w50. She shifts great no more "notchiness" and purrs like a kitten. She loves to be riden hard but not flogged, if you get my drift?
And she will...make you do bad things now and again!!:eek: ;)
 
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