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    First ride Z1000SX

    What can I say ? Now im far from being any sort of expert but wow this Z1000SX is the dogs do dahhs ! Had first run out today on my own just to get used to how it handles. What a peach of an engine, its sewing machine smooth and its got so much torque its almost unbelievable. Pulls in sixth gear from 20 mph uphill and never misses a beat ! Its almost like a twist n go bloody scooter its so quick to accelerate. Turns in like an arrow, doesn't get upset on overbanding or rough surfaces and is silky smooth with instant throttle response. Riding position is a little more forward than a GS as would be expected, but even for my lardy arse it isn't that bad, although I have fitted Moto Werk lowering peg blocks to help my buggered old hips. Its early days but im 100% convinced that I have made the right move, and I will admit to being unsure if I had done the right thing. More thoughts will follow, as I get used to it.

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    looks very nice!

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    Looks good Del. How good is the screen?

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    Maybe a set of sissy bars; to help with your poor old wrists !

    Hope you've washed and polished it !

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    I like it too.... but it's a bit small oooer missus


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    Quote Originally Posted by polecat View Post
    Looks good Del. How good is the screen?
    Not very TBH, but I cant find anyone who is doing a tall screen for the 17 bike yet

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    Looks good mate, but let's see some pictures of it with some stunning scenery.

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    That is stunning scenery, well for Aberdeenshire !

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    Looks good in that paint scheme.

    By all accounts - a very accomplished bike - and it returns to the earlier idea of what a sports/tourer should be........ before they all started getting larger.

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty GSER View Post
    Looks good mate, but let's see some pictures of it with some stunning scenery.
    Im not working for the next month, so i think i can provide those pics. Wait out


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    Why do Kawasaki sit the fairing so low?
    Its just above the fender, Move it up 6 inches and it will do something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patzx12 View Post
    Why do Kawasaki sit the fairing so low?
    Its just above the fender, Move it up 6 inches and it will do something.
    All about "styling" I assume.

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    Cunning! - avoid the typical GSER state of your drive, house, garden comment by throwing so many opportunities in that the wouldbe poster becomes discombobulated
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    Sell my bike?
    I would rather stick wasps up my arse !

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    Nice !!!

    They certainly are turbine smooth !

    I had the 120bhp version of your 140bhp in my Versys and I was amazed how nippy it was and how sorted the fuelling/power delivery was.

    Rode a ZX briefly last year when I had my MT10 and only complaint was that the pegs were much higher than on the Yam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    Nice !!!

    They certainly are turbine smooth !

    I had the 120bhp version of your 140bhp in my Versys and I was amazed how nippy it was and how sorted the fuelling/power delivery was.

    Rode a ZX briefly last year when I had my MT10 and only complaint was that the pegs were much higher than on the Yam.
    Yup, I would have trouble getting my plates onto the standard peg position due to my creaky hip joints, that's why Moto Werk were called upon for a set of their rather nice lowering blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wreford Miles View Post
    Cunning! - avoid the typical GSER state of your drive, house, garden comment by throwing so many opportunities in that the wouldbe poster becomes discombobulated
    Yeah I really should get rid of that old washing machine and tidy up that hose. Incidentally the weed infested path you see in the distance belongs to my next door neighbour, he doesn't bother weeding as you can see. lol. However its my only path to freedom with my mighty steed as im in the middle of a row of four houses.

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