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So I hear the 2017 Z has a slipper clutch. Also hear the design of this clutch makes for a much lighter pull at the lever. From what I'm gathering the engine is the same as my '15 so I'm looking into this as an upgrade. I need to compare some pictures of the parts, part numbers and then find out how to get this clutch here in the states. Anyone else thinking about this?

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I'm assuming the whole clutch assembly gets replaced? Does the slipper clutch slide right on the transmission input shaft without mods? Where do the parts get sourced from?

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I dont believe we ever posted the complete parts list for you guys.....sorry.. I should have done that.

My 2012 ninja 1000 was the first one we ever converted. I cant take credit for the parts list as that was compiled by the late, but great, Manracing....I know he would love the fact we are still finding his part list and his work, useful.

The listed prices are old, and I'll bet its more expensive, now? This list is the minimum amount of parts needed. This method lets you use a few of your older plates to save money. Obviously, the most simple and easy method would have you ordering all of the plates from the new clutch. Figure an extra 200.00, or so, if you order all new plates.



But, heres your part list:

13087-0566 Hub-Clutch $207.87
13187-0023 Plate-Clutch Operating $108.47
13089-0024 Plate-Clutch SPG COMP $8.49
16007-0711 Seat-Spring (X3) $1.77 $5.31
92145-1630 Spring (X3) $3.56 $10.68
13272-1413 Plate $7.33 (x1)
92154-1116 Bolt, 6x35 (X3) $5.13 $15.39
13089-0023 Plate, Clutch,T 2.3 $8.49 (x3)

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2.0 plates 13089-1073 (buy three)

Also, you may want to consider a clutch cover gasket......50/50 chance of being able to re-use yours.

I hate to even call it a mod...theres no modding here. Remove your old parts and put these in. A very nice upgrade. Clutch pull is about 1/2 of what it was. Its so light, you'll think something is broken.

If you need anything else, pm me, or post it here. Like I said, I did not invent this, Jay did, but I'll help if I am able to do so.
 

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I dont believe we ever posted the complete parts list for you guys.....sorry.. I should have done that.

My 2012 ninja 1000 was the first one we ever converted. I cant take credit for the parts list as that was compiled by the late, but great, Manracing....I know he would love the fact we are still finding his part list and his work, useful.

The listed prices are old, and I'll bet its more expensive, now? This list is the minimum amount of parts needed. This method lets you use a few of your older plates to save money. Obviously, the most simple and easy method would have you ordering all of the plates from the new clutch. Figure an extra 200.00, or so, if you order all new plates.



But, heres your part list:

13087-0566 Hub-Clutch $207.87
13187-0023 Plate-Clutch Operating $108.47
13089-0024 Plate-Clutch SPG COMP $8.49
16007-0711 Seat-Spring (X3) $1.77 $5.31
92145-1630 Spring (X3) $3.56 $10.68
13272-1413 Plate $7.33 (x1)
92154-1116 Bolt, 6x35 (X3) $5.13 $15.39
13089-0023 Plate, Clutch,T 2.3 $8.49 (x3)

and

2.0 plates 13089-1073 (buy three)

Also, you may want to consider a clutch cover gasket......50/50 chance of being able to re-use yours.

I hate to even call it a mod...theres no modding here. Remove your old parts and put these in. A very nice upgrade. Clutch pull is about 1/2 of what it was. Its so light, you'll think something is broken.

If you need anything else, pm me, or post it here. Like I said, I did not invent this, Jay did, but I'll help if I am able to do so.
First off I'm glad to find out there are guys on this forum that know how to turn a wrench. Second thanks for taking the guess work out of this conversion. The lighter clutch pull is my main motivation, but the slipper will be nice on corner entry. Off to the dealer!

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Being that you'll have to order everything, check some of the online places.

Rocky Mountain atv discounts oem kawasaki parts and I had everything on my doorstep in 5 days.

Rocky Mountain, Babbitts Kawasaki, there are several places that are good.
 

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Being that you'll have to order everything, check some of the online places.

Rocky Mountain atv discounts oem kawasaki parts and I had everything on my doorstep in 5 days.

Rocky Mountain, Babbitts Kawasaki, there are several places that are good.
No offense to online shopping, but I prefer to support my local shop. I've been going there for years. I've bought and sold bikes through them. Even worked for the shop for a summer between jobs. After building a good relationship with the guys I always get the best deal through them. I just bought new Alpinestar SMX 6 v2 boots for $225. Got my Joe Rocket perforated stealth sport pants for $200. They text me when my order is in and returns are never an issue. Oem bike parts tend to have an even better discount, like 40% off retail. I highly encourage everyone to buy local.



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Okay back to the clutch. Back in March I bought a brand new 2015 Z1000 because for eight grand it was a steal, but if I would have just bought the 2016 it came with a slipper clutch already?

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Okay back to the clutch. Back in March I bought a brand new 2015 Z1000 because for eight grand it was a steal, but if I would have just bought the 2016 it came with a slipper clutch already?

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I just bought a 2016,I'll pick it up December 22nd weather permitting for $7999+ tax.
 

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That's a good deal for an awesome street bike. Congratulations on your new addiction!

I love how hard the bike pulls from the bottom and just gets to 150 in no time. The power is so meaty in the mid-range that down shifting is not necessary. Doing roll ons from 70 against my friend on his 2017 GSXR1000RR I could pull him by about a bike at least to about 140 maybe 150. Wheelies are easy on this bike, I mean REALLY EASY. The transmission shifts so smooth and has a cool feature that won't shift to 2nd while finding neutral at a stop. Throttle response can be a little abrupt and engine braking is so strong I think the brake pads will last for ever, but I hear a reflash will smooth those issues out.

Suspension is stiff! The Z feels like my ZX after I installed Race Tech springs in it. I weigh 200lbs with gear and to set sag I've taken the adjusters front and rear almost all the way out. The bike pushed the front out with factory suspension setting, but now I've set it up pretty good and it tracks neutral through a turn. I realize the bike doesn't have the most expensive suspension so I'll be looking to upgrade it before I bother with engine upgrades. I'm going to need about $2,000 for the Ohlins goodies. After riding the R1M and the GSXR1000RR I have suspension envy. My single friends with no kids get to have all the fun!

I'm not crazy about the oem tires. They just seem not to hook like the pilot powers I've been running for ever it seems now. I want to try the new Michelin Power RS next season. Guys I ride with have nothing bad to say about them.

I've rode the Z800 and 900. IMO the Z1000 looks waaaayyyy better and has a better engine.

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That's a good deal for an awesome street bike. Congratulations on your new addiction!

I love how hard the bike pulls from the bottom and just gets to 150 in no time. The power is so meaty in the mid-range that down shifting is not necessary. Doing roll ons from 70 against my friend on his 2017 GSXR1000RR I could pull him by about a bike at least to about 140 maybe 150. Wheelies are easy on this bike, I mean REALLY EASY. The transmission shifts so smooth and has a cool feature that won't shift to 2nd while finding neutral at a stop. Throttle response can be a little abrupt and engine braking is so strong I think the brake pads will last for ever, but I hear a reflash will smooth those issues out.

Suspension is stiff! The Z feels like my ZX after I installed Race Tech springs in it. I weigh 200lbs with gear and to set sag I've taken the adjusters front and rear almost all the way out. The bike pushed the front out with factory suspension setting, but now I've set it up pretty good and it tracks neutral through a turn. I realize the bike doesn't have the most expensive suspension so I'll be looking to upgrade it before I bother with engine upgrades. I'm going to need about $2,000 for the Ohlins goodies. After riding the R1M and the GSXR1000RR I have suspension envy. My single friends with no kids get to have all the fun!

I'm not crazy about the oem tires. They just seem not to hook like the pilot powers I've been running for ever it seems now. I want to try the new Michelin Power RS next season. Guys I ride with have nothing bad to say about them.

I've rode the Z800 and 900. IMO the Z1000 looks waaaayyyy better and has a better engine.

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Thanks for all the insight. If I didn't need to buy all new gear I'd already be modding it. I almost pulled the trigger on that black widow header but thought for sure my wife would be pissed if it showed up before I even got home to pick the bike up. I did this same thing last year when I bought a new Polaris sportsman 1000 ATV, I had new tires/rims and exhaust before the ATV even showed up,figured I best not press my luck and do that again. If I didn't need to spend the 1000-1200 on riding gear I would've already ordered exhaust.cant wait to get home and go get it,hopefully it's not raining when I get home on the 21st-22nd of December.
 

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If i had a dealer like that, I'd support them, too.

But not when parts are priced at 120% of retail. I'll support them as soon as they become interested in supporting me, as a customer. Until then, I'll drive the 42 miles to use Rocky Mountain ATV, and save money as I do so.

Scvette, if you can, post a pic of when your at sea.....what sort of temps are you working in, if I dare ask?

Im not sure what current parts prices are like, but you should be able to do this conversion for under 500.00, im guessing......mine was closer to 425.000

And its so easy to assemble. If you paid 7999.00 for your new z, that leaves lots of room to do this conversion.

Forget about it being a slipper, its a way nicer clutch to deal with.
 

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If i had a dealer like that, I'd support them, too.

But not when parts are priced at 120% of retail. I'll support them as soon as they become interested in supporting me, as a customer. Until then, I'll drive the 42 miles to use Rocky Mountain ATV, and save money as I do so.

Scvette, if you can, post a pic of when your at sea.....what sort of temps are you working in, if I dare ask?

Im not sure what current parts prices are like, but you should be able to do this conversion for under 500.00, im guessing......mine was closer to 425.000

And its so easy to assemble. If you paid 7999.00 for your new z, that leaves lots of room to do this conversion.

Forget about it being a slipper, its a way nicer clutch to deal with.
The 2016 has the slipper clutch so no converting for me.
As far as the weather up here,it's not too bad yet,mid 30s but the winds been up the last couple weeks,blowing anywhere from 30 to 70 and 12-30ft seas.
 

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WOW. What a photo....I'll try to find a way to make this motorcycle related and not ask you 75 questions...Its hard to believe what you guys deal with in making sure our fish counters are well stocked. Its surprising its not all 300.00, per pound, based on what you have to go through..

I cant make it related, but thanks for the photo....unreal....

One afternoon, I went into anchorage Yamaha. That was a cool shop.
 
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