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« Last post by bigj11 on Today at 06:12:55 PM »
Still got it.....
Thanks for that. I always wondered why there was an 85kw sticker on my bike. Makes sense now. So the bikes are approximately 85kw at the rear wheel? This does coincide with pretty much all the stock dyno figures I've seen. No need to dyno a stock bike when the figure is posted right on it. Lol
That sticker is actually quite handy now that you think about. I take it the 91db is the loudness of the exhaust? (Which may serve to be a hindrance for us who have full exhausts) Do we know what the "4750 min" is?
« Last post by RedRooster on Today at 05:02:40 PM »
I'm not much of race hooligan or twisty rider... I just like to ride. So, I’ve not even come close to experiencing the “maximum performance” of my Z900. For me, the “sweet spot” is everywhere. Low-end torque between 3000 and 5000 rpm is smooth with plenty of power. You don't have to bang down the gears for it to pull hard (normal riding, not racing). Between 5000 and 7000 rpm, it eats up pavement at an alarming rate and screams like a banshee while doing it. Above 7000 rpm, it is nothing less than a rocket on two wheels.
Comfort of seat? I don't know because the previous owner purchased a Corbin and did not provide the original seat. Not sure why I don't see more Corbin seats on this forum. It is a firm seat with very little padding, but yet it is designed for comfort with no hot spots. I had one on my SV650, it was way better than the stock seat. So far, I have ridden 2 hours on my Z without having to get off the bike because of discomfort. Could probably go longer than that, as it is easy to move around on the Corbin.
Electronics? Being an experienced rider, you will probably just set it on Sport mode and be done with it... unless maybe you ride in the rain a lot. Honestly, I think you could get a 2018-2019 at a great price and be happy without the ride-by-wire electronics, although that new TFT dash looks pretty cool. My 2018 has a smooth and controllable throttle, no chance of lifting the front end... unless attempting to do so.
I would have to agree about the handlebar on the Z650. I didn't ride it, but had the same thought when sitting on it in the showroom.
Good luck in your search for a fun and sporty option, that’s what I was looking for also.
I test rode a 2018 Honda CB650F, 2019 Aprilia Shiver 900, 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750, and 2018 Kawasaki Z900.
« Last post by iBuchon on Today at 04:35:38 PM »
I own both the 650 and 900. Both are 2017 models, so I can add a little 650 insight.
I would happily live with the 650 if I didn’t have the 900. For twisty roads, they’re both a blast.
I went on a group ride with some friends not too long ago and we all swapped bikes. There was a BMW K1600 B and Suzuki GSX1100G. The day I brought the 650 it was the one they all wanted to ride. One of them was laughing when he came back and took a 5 mile section 3 times before he would give it back! It’s very nimble but not so much so that it feels flighty or unstable. If you’re wanting something light and fun, I wouldn’t count it out based on numbers. It’s a real world bike that sounds better when you’re on it than off (Thanks for the intake noise Kawasaki) and has plenty of oomph to be fun. The one thing I would change is the handlebars. They feel narrow and too close for my liking when compared to the 900. That’s personal preference though. The seat is a little softer, position a little more upright. Tires are still stock, so I think I’ll like it even more when they’re changed out.
The 900 I brought to the party on another day. More of the same when swapping bikes. I just think Kawasaki did a good job of making slightly sporty but mostly neutral motorcycles that most are comfortable with from the get go. Really depends on what kind of experience you’re looking for from your addition. Good luck!
« Last post by zeta on Today at 03:45:30 PM »
Yes. Put a fuse box close to the battery (pic). You can use 10A or 15A fuse with a 2,5 mm2 wire (about 13 american wire gauge, you can use thicker of course if you want). Oxfords draw about 4A max, but using thick enough wire enables you to connect other devices (like a cig lighter plug for a usb charger).
I now realized you were thinking of using the Oxfords' own wires, the answer is still yes, connect them to the battery. I needed power for a 2 x 2,4A usb charger and the Oxfords so I used a thicker wire and connected the Oxford wires in the front (cut the Oxford wires shorter and I did not use the Oxfords' own fuse).
« Last post by recraed on Today at 02:05:18 PM »
One my keys got damaged so i bought a new blank one. I got the key cut but the dealer don't have time to program the new key until end of next week. So i would like to swap the transponder from the old key to the new one. It seems that the transponder/key is hold in it's housing by a metal pin. Does anyone know how to open the key housing?
« Last post by MZ900 on Today at 01:01:45 PM »
it says - under development
now they monitoring z900 related forum i guess.
PUIG , if you read this - DONT DO THAT, it cheap looking ugly idea