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Thread: Test ride of Z1000SX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Top tip , be careful fitting paddock stand bobbins. I don't know if they've changed it on the newer models but on earlier ones , even if you fitted the official Kawasaki ones, they would foul the exhaust when riding, if you were lucky your exhausts would be badly damaged. If you were really unlucky and hit a decent sized bump or carried a pillion then they would hit the exhausts so hard they would shear the lugs of the swing arm and you'd have to replace it and two damaged pipes .

    The handbook states that although threaded lugs are there for bobbins you shouldn't ride with them fitted .
    I did ask about that at the dealers and he pretty much said the same. He then showed me how to use an ABBA stand to raise the bike from the centre of the bike - what a great bit of kit.
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    What sort of range do you get from a tank of fuel, Delboy ?

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    Not sure about range but im getting 55mpg but i ride like a granny lol


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    I have the 2014 model and get between 160-200 miles to the tank depending on "enthusiasm"
    What we need are clearly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy777 View Post
    Not sure about range but im getting 55mpg but i ride a granny lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by patzx12 View Post
    How can you go wrong with a Kawasaki suburb bikes with 100% reliability. It is a great pity the do not make a top spec luxury adventure motorcycle with active suspension and loads of goodies.
    Wilbers shock and fork cartridges will transform the handling. As they do on a BMW. Though they’ll not turn it into and adventure bike.
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    Took one out for the afternoon last week, very impressed, a lot of bike for the money even with the performance and touring packs

    Same as you though I was thinking how my arse would feel after a few hours, but they're seems to be plenty of alternatives out there

    I know it will never be as awesome as my GSA for touring but I am very tempted, this years green is fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by delamitri View Post
    Took one out for the afternoon last week, very impressed, a lot of bike for the money even with the performance and touring packs

    Same as you though I was thinking how my arse would feel after a few hours, but they're seems to be plenty of alternatives out there

    I know it will never be as awesome as my GSA for touring but I am very tempted, this years green is fantastic
    Great turbine-like motor.

    I had the Versys 1000 which has the same motor but in 120 bhp version rather than 140ish of the SX.

    Nearly bought the SX last year but didn't in the end but have one now,although it's the H2 SX so another 70ish bhp on top !!

    An iron-butt nutter did 5000 miles on one in 4 days recently so don't think comfort will be an issue,though I think the seat on the H2 is a bit more supportive than the standard bike.

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    This is the one I bought last September, absolutely lovely bike to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Snooty View Post
    This is the one I bought last September, absolutely lovely bike to ride.
    She's a beauty, love the colour!

    How is it for comfort on longer runs?

    Got trips planned this year, Spain etc. which i'll be doing on the GSA but that is definitely my next bike

    Maybe they'll add cruise control for next year, that would be nice

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    I love the colour and in the sunlight it has a lovely fleck in it, they dropped the colour for the 2018 range so I had to ask Cradley Kawasaki to locate one in the UK. Fortunately they managed to find a couple still in their shipping crates. Comfort seems fine for 100 mile plus runs but I haven't yet had chance to try it out on a 250+ mile day. Seriously suggest that you take one for a test run.
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