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hey guys just found this forum, i ha previously been on the zedoc forums out of the UK cause i coudlnt find any other forums until now for the zed thou. im up north in ontario, anyone else from this region?

im riding an 03 zed with two brothers dual carbon m-5 slipons k and n filter, airbox mod, and some other tasteful bits. still waiting on a hyper pro steering dampener and a power commander. heres some pics!






and since those pics i took the mirrors off for a cleaner look.

also working on a 02 busa and an 07 zx6r as projects. lots of fun!
 

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I'm out of London actually. Find yourself in the area much?
 

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I live about 30 miles east of Niagara Falls In New York, So an occasional trip into Ontario is Fun, Especially in the winter with my snowmobile. We should organize a little group ride for members in the general area.
 

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Welcome Hotrodstu!

Nice ride!! Almost makes me miss my 03 in black...it got stolen years ago. Replaced it with the 03 Orange. Then replaced that with the 2010 in white!! SA-WEET!
 

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that sucks to hear about your zed being stolen, i would love a 2010!
 

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Hi, im new here too. I'm from toronto area, ride a stock 08 Z1000. I see u have frame sliders, do they protect the clutch cover in case u drop the bike? I'm thinking about buying one for my 08 Zed, but i'm not sure if that's any solution cause that's the most sticking out part. I dropped mine twice while practicing serpentine for M1 road test luckily without damage. Used to ride 600cc suzuki before but not in Canada, i find the serpentine pretty tight for a bike like Z1000.
Nice bike by the way.
 

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Hi, im new here too. I'm from toronto area, ride a stock 08 Z1000. I see u have frame sliders, do they protect the clutch cover in case u drop the bike? I'm thinking about buying one for my 08 Zed, but i'm not sure if that's any solution cause that's the most sticking out part. I dropped mine twice while practicing serpentine for M1 road test luckily without damage. Used to ride 600cc suzuki before but not in Canada, i find the serpentine pretty tight for a bike like Z1000.
Nice bike by the way.
well the frame sliders unfortunatly dont help alot on z1000s, they are mainly for fully faired bikes so it doesnt break any of the expensive plastic bits. for the zed it might help stop the clutch cover from hitting but i wouldnt know and dont really want to know.that sucks to hear that you keep dropping your bike, i havent found any of the ministry courses hard in anyway and i have never dropped a bike out of the 5 ive had so maybe im not the best person to talk to about that subject. but for the 20 dollar investment when you know your probably gonna drop the bike isnt such a bad deal. if it stops your tank from hitting then that saves you almost a thousand bucks right there. i stand behind frame sliders one hundred percent! its worth it.
 

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Frame sliders should be standard equipment IMO. It's not even about me dropping my bike, it's more about the kids who jump on when I am not looking or bump into it. I have come out of the house twice to my GSXR laying on the ground because of some idiots.
 

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Thanks, i asked because i am in between frame sliders and racing cage from Racing 905. The cage is about 100$ more than sliders but don't know if its any better, can't find any pics of how the cage looks on the Z1000. I guess ill go with the sliders.
Did u take the test on the Zed or some other bike, cause i tried 250 Virago and it was way easier than on a sport bike?
Thanks again.
 

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i actually did the test on an 04 fjr 1300, so it was a challenge but i psaaed and had no drops thankfully.
 

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Hi, im new here too. I'm from toronto area, ride a stock 08 Z1000. I see u have frame sliders, do they protect the clutch cover in case u drop the bike? I'm thinking about buying one for my 08 Zed, but i'm not sure if that's any solution cause that's the most sticking out part. I dropped mine twice while practicing serpentine for M1 road test luckily without damage. Used to ride 600cc suzuki before but not in Canada, i find the serpentine pretty tight for a bike like Z1000.
Nice bike by the way.
I can tell you from experience!! Unfortunately, I was hit twice on my 03 Z1K - once at a stop sign from behind by another motorcyclist, then side swiped on the freeway by a caged idiot.

The frame sliders work - for the most part. When I was hit at the stop sign, they protected the clutch cover. But when I got hit on the freeway...the clutch cover got damaged - but not BADLY damaged. Just cosmetic damage, it otherwise was fine enough to ride it home with no oil leaks (yeah, I picked it up and rode it home after getting hit at 45mph. Thats what the right safety gear can do for you!) After looking at the bike, I realized that the only reason that the clutch cover got damaged was due to the speed I was going and the fact that the frame slider basically ground itself down to a point where the cover got rashed.

That said, what the hell do they make you guys do to get a license over there? What is "practicing the serpentine"??

Out here in California (of course, this was 18 years ago when I got my license) all you had to do was ride around a circle and keep the front tire between the two lines, then weave in and out of some cones. Honestly, I thought to myself that this would be great if real-world driving was all performed in a parking lot! Otherwise the test seemed pretty lame and didnt test to see if you could actually ride a bike in traffic...
 
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