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Offline zedster06

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Re: What is your biggest gripe(s) about the Z?
« Reply #200 on: August 18, 2019, 09:25:24 AM »
Re  - side stand bracket  hitting  road surface when cornering hard,  we ride on the LH side of the road over here so this may not be as much of a problem in places where they ride on the RH side but i've seen  various adverts for lowering kits that lower the bikes by 30mm,
 BEWARE-  This could really change the cornering  ability of these bikes with regard to ground clearance.

Offline Mastrocinque

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Re: What is your biggest gripe(s) about the Z?
« Reply #201 on: August 18, 2019, 12:59:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by zedster06 [+]
Re  - side stand bracket  hitting  road surface when cornering hard,  we ride on the LH side of the road over here so this may not be as much of a problem in places where they ride on the RH side but i've seen  various adverts for lowering kits that lower the bikes by 30mm,
 BEWARE-  This could really change the cornering  ability of these bikes with regard to ground clearance.

I never had this problem.
In fact, I always felt that if something would scrape the surface when cornering, it would be the foot pegs and not the side stand. The foot peg is much more protuberant then the side stand (at least on my bike).

Are you sure that there is nothing wrong with your side stand?

Just out of curiosity...why would this problem affect more those who live in a LH drive country?
I suppose the number of left corners and right corners are the same regardless if you are on the LH or on the RH. Funny....!
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Re: What is your biggest gripe(s) about the Z?
« Reply #202 on: August 18, 2019, 02:03:44 PM »
In a right hand drive country, many right hand turns are shorter (smaller radius) than the left turn ones. That's reversed when you drive on the wro... other side of the road. I think that's what zedster is referring to.

Offline Mastrocinque

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Re: What is your biggest gripe(s) about the Z?
« Reply #203 on: August 18, 2019, 02:36:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hillie [+]
In a right hand drive country, many right hand turns are shorter (smaller radius) than the left turn ones. That's reversed when you drive on the wro... other side of the road. I think that's what zedster is referring to.

I get that. But I still don’t think it makes that much of a difference.
If it did, people driving in a right hand drive country would have a little more tire wear in the right and those in a LH drive country, on the left.

Never heard about this before
Paulo Mastrocinque

Offline Dirty Dave

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Re: What is your biggest gripe(s) about the Z?
« Reply #204 on: August 18, 2019, 03:49:29 PM »
My new gripe is Kawasaki's electrical & other connectors. They click together brilliantly but each one is like a Rubik's Cube
to detach. Makes any mods difficult IMHO.

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Re: What is your biggest gripe(s) about the Z?
« Reply #205 on: August 18, 2019, 09:51:18 PM »
A fun gripe.
A sport bike pulled up behind me at a turn light. Odd bike I had never seen before - exotic bike I would say.
We round the turn and I rolled on kind of hard, laying out some tuned header sound lol.
The other bike hung in my blind spot... then... Nailed it! Left me for dead, shifting on his rev limiter... was my engine running??? lol ...My bike is so slow.
I research to find out what kind of bike it is, as I usually know my bikes, but didn't recognize this one.
Low and behold it was a Ducati V-4 Panigale. ...Horizontal led headlights was the clue.

Unreal 200+ hp bike. Total badass exotica. He was gone - never saw him again.
Cool to be blown away by that bike. Rich a$$ Bellevue neighborhood.  :169:

This bike, or some form of it, still not 100% sure... It was charcoal in color.



Am I griping?? Hmmm... Not really! LOL Fun 300 mile day.
Old is new again

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Re: What is your biggest gripe(s) about the Z?
« Reply #206 on: August 18, 2019, 10:18:20 PM »
I have a friend with one - 215HP...aren't many bikes it won't run off from and leave for dead.  :012:
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Re: What is your biggest gripe(s) about the Z?
« Reply #207 on: August 18, 2019, 11:36:40 PM »
That's a sick bike

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Re: What is your biggest gripe(s) about the Z?
« Reply #208 on: August 19, 2019, 06:01:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by Maxacceleration [+]
Rich a$$ Bellevue neighborhood.  :169:
Am I griping?? Hmmm... Not really! LOL Fun 300 mile day.

Back at the dealer, eh?  Lotta hours in the saddle!

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Re: What is your biggest gripe(s) about the Z?
« Reply #209 on: August 19, 2019, 07:05:25 AM »
I FOUND A GRIPE!   :046:

The bike has a recorder ("black box") that collects all the data as you are riding so, in case of an accident the data, including engine RPM, road speed, lean angle, braking application, throttle position, steering input, etc, etc can be examined.  Per the manual the purpose is to help the rider (and Kawasaki) improve their understanding/riding ability.  If anyone believes that's the purpose...I have some oceanfront property in Arizona I can let go cheap; also have a good deal on perpetual motion machines... :745:

Anybody think the insurance company will cover an accident if the data reveals the bike was ridden a manner they consider "unsafely?"  Call me cynical but I suspect that they would consider "riding unsafely" to be almost anything other than sitting at a stoplight.   :172:
« Last Edit: August 19, 2019, 07:08:13 AM by MexicoMike »
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