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I am currently shopping for some aftermarket parts for the Z1000. Does anyone know what manufacturers currently make parts for the 2010 model?
 

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I'm curious about the availability of a smallish-medium sized windscreen. One of the few things I think would improve this bike.
 

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I'm curious about the availability of a smallish-medium sized windscreen. One of the few things I think would improve this bike.

I've currently got a Puig screen on order, but it's backordered. It's been 2 months so far. I'll post pics when I get it.

I'm interested in a gel seat as well, but haven't done much searching yet.
 

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New to the forum. From Texas. Once I sell my Concours 14 I will get the 2010 Z1000. Found this site. Some pretty cool stuff on here.

http://shop.partsworldshop.com/abashop?s=74&p=hierarchyoutline&hi=165.00&hl=3
If you ask me, that stuff is incredibly overpriced. $50 for a pair of plugs that say Rizoma that cover the hole in the frame where the swingarm attaches?? WTF? Nearly $1800 for Akropovic slip-ons?? You can get the same pair on the Akro website for $1200. $165 for a tail tidy - you can get one on eBay for $98, made by Evotech. $700 for Two Bros slip-ons in aluminum - you can get the exact same pair on eBay for $560. $930 for the same pipes in carbon or Ti - you can get the carbons on eBay for $740 and the Ti for $780...and Im pretty sure that shipping doesnt cost $140+!!!!

Nice stuff, but I wouldnt buy from these guys unless money was no object and I wiped my butt with $100 bills. Seeing as I dont, I wont be buying anything from that site!
 

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I agree thier stuff is over priced but, it also seems they have paid attention to details on thier products. Not so basic looking unless that is what you are going for.
 

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I agree thier stuff is over priced but, it also seems they have paid attention to details on thier products. Not so basic looking unless that is what you are going for.
Fer sure, the quality of the pieces is great - but the quality of the Evotech stuff is just as good if you ask me. And, its not like they BUILD Akropovic pipes...so why are they selling them for $600 more than Akro sells them directly off its website?!?!?! Same with the TBR pipes.

Because they are overpriced!!! Thats all Im saying....wont see me order anything from there. The mirrors are gorgeous...but not when I can find them cheaper elsewhere.
 

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The akropovik system is like 1200 full system amer on ebay.
But im told you need an fi box to run it but akropovik says you dont which is BS i was a bike teck for many years and alll yur gonna do is run it lean without a box!
DAMAGE IS INEVITABLE!
I will put afull system and fi box on my bike in the next month or so!
Keep in touch ill let everybody know the result.
The numbers ive seen arent that great ...with the mods akropovik only claims 6 hP!
But we and or me and you will see....ride safe...Barry
 

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But im told you need an fi box to run it but akropovik says you dont which is BS i was a bike teck for many years and alll yur gonna do is run it lean without a box!
Barry - I think you may be confusing the full system with the slipons. Most manufacturers say that you don't need a FI tweak for slipons, but I don't know any that make the same claim with a full system. Also, the full system claims 14 HP per their website.
 

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I just wish someone made a pipe that does have so much of an upward angle to the can. Some of them look like they should be a mortar.

Here is a picture of the Corsa from Leo Vince.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/charlietee/corsa.jpg

Here is a picture of the GP One slip on's that I feel look way better. I wish Leo Vince would make a titanium full pipe with this type can on it.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/charlietee/corsa2.jpg

Hard to for me to buy a pipe that is so fugly. Nice to have the weight reduction and more ponies but most of the pipes I have looked at look like you are out duck hunting or something.


 

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I just wish someone made a pipe that does have so much of an upward angle to the can. Some of them look like they should be a mortar.

Here is a picture of the Corsa from Leo Vince.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/charlietee/corsa.jpg

Here is a picture of the GP One slip on's that I feel look way better. I wish Leo Vince would make a titanium full pipe with this type can on it.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/charlietee/corsa2.jpg

Hard to for me to buy a pipe that is so fugly. Nice to have the weight reduction and more ponies but most of the pipes I have looked at look like you are out duck hunting or something.


FMF! Love mine!



The Vance and Hines Urban Brawlers look good too.
 

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cars and motorcycles that meet smog requirements run pretty lean at idle and cruise speeds. but under full throttle [ open loop] they all run a little rich to protect the engine from pre ignition. a full system might lean out some of that rich condition under full throttle, but i doubt enough to hurt the engine.
this is not science but for some reason a less restrictive exhaust system many times does not lean out the idle and low speed A/F ratio. my 04 Z 1000 100 % stock after a full MUZZY lost about 2-3 MPG [ richer]. i am never going to say do not install a PC and do a a/f check. that would be foolish.
but i also feel from 40 years of playing with motorcycles that just a exhaust system will not screw up your engine. if my ZED started running bad SURGE, HESITATE,POOR THROTTLE RESPONCE OR A BIG SWING IN FUEL MILLAGE i would do a PC.
my bike halls ***, gets steady 40 MPG and just has spot on driveability. a
pc is just a tool. some need it some do not. your A/F ratio on a new bike is not close to perfect. lean down low and rich at full throttle. all a PC does on a dyno is lean out the mixture under full throttle to gain some HP nothing more. if a dyno operator leans it out too much to give you a nice HP gain it is more dangerous to your engine than if you left it alone.
this is my 2c worth. if my post makes you think outside the box i am happy.
i have a victory motorcycle also i ran it for 2 years with a very modded exhaust without a PC. it ran fine. it was leaner than stock becouse my fuel millage went up to much. after 2 years i added a S&S air system which really woke up the performance. at that time i had a performance down load put in the computer and it needed it for sure. some bikes you can do a down load to the stock computer which does about the same thing as going to a PC. it re programs the A/F ratio. with a PC you can change the settings. with a down load you can not.
 

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When I put a full exhaust on my 07 z1000 it had a bad dip just off idle at 2,500/3,500 RPM'S and it was off or on. so i had to go with the power com. All my tuning has Ben done by seat of the paints. I don't think a dyno could get much better. :cool:
 

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put a PCv on my 2010 with a bcm filter. map they installed took away the stumble just off idle, but the bike was turnin' the exhaust black and milage went in the toilet. they sent me some more maps including the stock factory map. installed it and the bike runs better except for the stumble is back. will not mess with it anymore until i get my exhaust. did put a stock k&n on my zrx and it wouldn't run right. big flat spot. took it out and put in in the closet. all bikes are not created equal, even same year same model.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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I'm curious about the availability of a smallish-medium sized windscreen. One of the few things I think would improve this bike.[/QUOTE



GIVI sells one that might fit what you want:)
 
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