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Re: 2020 Z900
« Reply #90 on: November 10, 2019, 06:46:41 PM »
And now I donít mind the look of the headlight again. Really need to see one in person. I wonder if our screen bolts match up with the new headlight or if youíd need a new screen too?
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Re: 2020 Z900
« Reply #91 on: November 10, 2019, 06:52:46 PM »
well, mu friend just reported from EICMA.... z900 NOT  DBW, it has a cable as our models do.

also he said,  z900 looks good, while ZH2 looks ugly.







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Re: 2020 Z900
« Reply #92 on: November 10, 2019, 09:55:40 PM »
I keep coming back to look at the new model and see if it's growing on me but I just dislike it more each time.  :004:  :027:

From a distance the dash looks decent but the closeups and images of it actually lit up...I really don't like that tft dash at all. Imagine it next to one of the new ducati, yamaha, bmw or ktm screens. Like an old brick mobile phone compared to a new iphone. That and the actual screen layout looks like a complete clusterf**k

For me personally there are zero reasons to upgrade to the new model and a number of reason why I wouldn't want to do so anyway.  :027:

On a positive note I do really like the colour of the paint on the tank in this photo.

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Re: 2020 Z900
« Reply #93 on: November 11, 2019, 12:09:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by MZ900 [+]
well, mu friend just reported from EICMA.... z900 NOT  DBW, it has a cable as our models do.
Agreed. I just carefully watched a video of the Z900 and clearly saw the cables and throttle wheel on the same throttle bodies.

So an I originally said, they must be controlling the "modes" using the secondary throttle plates (and obviously some electronic management). This is really good news because if the modes are OFF, throttle response should be as smooth as what we've had all along.

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Re: 2020 Z900
« Reply #94 on: November 11, 2019, 05:42:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by Frontline [+]
Agreed. I just carefully watched a video of the Z900 and clearly saw the cables and throttle wheel on the same throttle bodies.

So an I originally said, they must be controlling the "modes" using the secondary throttle plates (and obviously some electronic management). This is really good news because if the modes are OFF, throttle response should be as smooth as what we've had all along.

Yes great news that its not DBW.
And this here is how they are doing the traction and modes.
https://ridermagazine.com/2019/11/08/2020-kawasaki-z650-and-z900-first-look-review/

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Re: 2020 Z900
« Reply #95 on: November 11, 2019, 07:23:45 AM »
How? :)


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Re: 2020 Z900
« Reply #96 on: November 11, 2019, 07:40:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by MZ900 [+]
How? :)

Cable controlled potentiometer at the throttle body  most likely, No reason why it has to be direct at the twist grip.

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Re: 2020 Z900
« Reply #97 on: November 11, 2019, 07:41:32 AM »
*Originally Posted by MZ900 [+]
How? :)

In the story it says this,
Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) includes three modes: Modes 1 and 2 control ignition timing to prevent wheel slippage in sport riding conditions, while Mode 3 has higher sensitivity and controls ignition timing, fuel and air for ultra-smooth operation. Two power modes operate independently, with full and low (approximately 55% of full with a milder throttle response) options.
Additionally, the Z900 also offers Integrated Riding Modes that link the KTRC and power modes for quick and easy adjustment to suit a giving riding situation. There are four modes, Sport, Road, Rain and Rider (manual).

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Re: 2020 Z900
« Reply #98 on: November 11, 2019, 11:21:40 AM »
*Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
And now I donít mind the look of the headlight again. Really need to see one in person. I wonder if our screen bolts match up with the new headlight or if youíd need a new screen too?

I reckon we would need the complete headlight, cowling and screen to retrofit this to our models.
If the bolts don't match up it wouldn't take much to fabricate some new brackets.

I do, however, think this would cost a lot to do.
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!

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Re: 2020 Z900
« Reply #99 on: November 11, 2019, 11:39:27 AM »
Well when you consider that the headlight assembly for our bike is £429 plus another £95 for the screen and another couple of hundred for all the cowlings, youíre looking at the best part of a grand for the standard headlight. I would guess that the LED unit will be more than that plus whatever extra work would cost to retrofit it. Then there the issue of mounting the clock, which will probably be another bracket. I reckon that it would cost £1200+ to buy everything needed to upgrade to the LED unit which is just ridiculous.
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