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Old 09-04-2012, 16:26   #1
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ZX12R a1-just bought one-peoples opinions/input

just bought a 12r today and ran it back-70 miles or so
if anybody has had one they can maybe answer me a few questions
not checked the tyre pressures yet but seems to want to run wide at front...
[got new bridgestones fitted]
some tank vibes and a little stuttery sometimes coming off idle[has power commander mk 2 and venom can fitted]
its the a1 model-i am impressed with the speed and comfort,,,
anybody got suspension settings for a 19st rider...[too many pies i know]
any input on wee tweaks etc-oh and the back brake feels wooden too
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:36   #2
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just bought a 12r today and ran it back-70 miles or so
if anybody has had one they can maybe answer me a few questions
not checked the tyre pressures yet but seems to want to run wide at front...
[got new bridgestones fitted]
some tank vibes and a little stuttery sometimes coming off idle[has power commander mk 2 and venom can fitted]
its the a1 model-i am impressed with the speed and comfort,,,
anybody got suspension settings for a 19st rider...[too many pies i know]
any input on wee tweaks etc-oh and the back brake feels wooden too
Only thing I can comment on is the back brakes on the Kwakas are ****e, if not used regularly the piston tends to seize up.

Try here for suspension set-ups - http://www.sportrider.com/suspension.../kawasaki.html
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:20   #3
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Only thing I can comment on is the back brakes on the Kwakas are ****e, if not used regularly the piston tends to seize up.

Try here for suspension set-ups - http://www.sportrider.com/suspension.../kawasaki.html

will check the caliper
had a few zzr1100s and although not great at least the rear brake was better
the rear tyre was 25psi,it wont help turn in,and the chain is as tight as i"ve ever seen,no free play so need to get that loosened off a bit..
will peruse your link for set-up once i try it with 41/41 on the tyres-but as you"ll be aware the rain is on heavy today
thanks for link
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Old 10-04-2012, 18:54   #4
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They are a royal pain in the ass for major service/ valve clearances and you have to virtually break the airbox to remove it past the frame but that` s just mechanics grumblings..

25psi in rear tyre`s not a good start!.
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Old 10-04-2012, 19:34   #5
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They are a royal pain in the ass for major service/ valve clearances and you have to virtually break the airbox to remove it past the frame but that` s just mechanics grumblings..

25psi in rear tyre`s not a good start!.
one of the things i noticed was the clips holding the airbox all could be aligned better...

and i just noticed its a power commander mk 3 lol got buttons to play with
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