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Z900 - Main Chat board / What superbike would you pick?
« Last post by Marcel on Today at 03:51 am »
     Iím bike shopping at the moment. I want to own a superbike for awhile, along with my Z. Iím keeping my Z. In this hypothetical Iím giving you a budget of $23,000 American. 18,000 pounds. In my case Iím sticking with close to that, also you will have $3000 left over for initial mods. I never owned a new bike, so in this game itís a new bike only, old model year is ok. Hopefully this is fun. Maybe yíall will give me an idea. Thanks!! Ok letís have it!
Z900 - Main Chat board / Re: BMW question
« Last post by Marcel on Today at 03:42 am »
Think Iím going to do another post, just curious what bike people would pick.
Z900 - Main Chat board / Re: BMW question
« Last post by Marcel on Today at 03:40 am »
Iíve been considering an rsv4. Iíve been riding a long time, and always said someday Iíd have a super bike. Itís not about the engine configuration. I love my Z, and if I could only have one it would be that.
    Itís more about the power, handling, corner carving. I want to be able to get on a ridiculous bike for a few hours. Park it and get on my naked bike. I have the chance to do it for a few years, so Iím taking it. It might end up being a zx10r. Iím staying open minded, and I have a budget. Iím 6í2Ē so thatís a factor.
Z900 - Main Chat board / Re: Selling my 2020 Z900
« Last post by zed9 on Yesterday at 05:47 pm »
Z900 - Main Chat board / Re: BMW question
« Last post by Cazzy_R on Yesterday at 11:41 am »
Its your money but why have two in-line 4-cylinder bikes?  :027:
Z900 - Main Chat board / BMW question
« Last post by Marcel on Yesterday at 05:55 am »
Hey all!
       Love my z900, Iím keeping it. I am getting a second bike this year. The s1000krr seems like a great bike, but I keep hearing nightmare stories of reliability; and expensive maintenance. Iím leaning towards a Japanese bike now, but thought Iíd ask. I know, I know, why am I asking here? Iíve been getting great feedback from yíall, so Iím asking. Thanks ahead of time!       
    Ps. Iíd have about $3k to spend on it initially, tuning, exhaustÖ. Now that Iím typing this, sounds crazy.
New Member Introductions / Re: New on this forum - KneeScraper
« Last post by Marcel on Yesterday at 05:36 am »
Hey man! Congrats on the bike. Iím in Reading. Ride an hour and fifteen hours east, Iíll ride 1 1/2 hours west and we can go riding. 😁
Z900 - Main Chat board / Re: Selling my 2020 Z900
« Last post by ras on Dec 01, 2023, 11.34 am »
*Originally Posted by Zed62 [+]
I put a deposit on the new Suzuki GSX-S1000GX.

The GX has peaked my curiosity as well as a replacement for our V1K. I will wait until Feb Motorcyle Show and see it in person before making any decisions  :084:
Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chip in exhaust port
« Last post by zed9 on Nov 30, 2023, 07.15 pm »
A small flat screwdriver or chisel will work. Just scrape at the edges til you canít feel anything then some high temp sealant and youíre good.
You just donít want to create a path for the exhaust gases to sneak by. When you get it running again, feel and listen for a leak.
Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chip in exhaust port
« Last post by jink21 on Nov 30, 2023, 05.58 pm »
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
All youíll need is a little smear. What I saw was mostly on the outside so any excess on the inside may have been burned off and sent on its way out the exhaust pipe. But being a factory install, they are pretty good at applying the right amount.
When I reinstalled the same copper gaskets, I did so without reapplying any silicone and never had a leak even years later.

If there are any sharp edges on your chip Iíd round them out so as not to propagate any cracks. Aluminum does not like square, sharp edges.

Thank you Zed, that is helpful to know.

In terms of rounding out the edges of my chips, what would you use to do that? Below is a better photo and I've circled the chips in red.

The chips are quite small and shallow, so if I do need rounding, I'm struggling to think of any tool that would be up for the job.

I also wanted to see if you think the edges are sharp enough to warrant any rounding.

Thanks again for your help.
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