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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: What did you do to your Z today?
« Last post by RobZ900 on July 13, 2020, 10:33:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Cazzy_R [+]
See gallery.

Spot on buddy, many thanks :152: Been giving the subject a bit more thought lately and wondering if I still want to raise the bars. Thinking Iíd prefer to stay at about the same height, which yours look close to stock height, but still need to reduce the pullback for a straighter bend and change from upsweep to slight down sweep. Given that Iím on the tall side, Iíd also like a bit more width. Funny after all the thought that went into it that the bars before that the set you recommended god knows how long ago seem to fit the bill of what Iíve got in my head but I dismissed them before as I had something different in mind. Looks like Iíve got my next little job to do. Now to figure out how to remove the heated grips so I can reuse them on new bars :084: Props to Zed9 too for the broom handle trick. Felt silly but really does work :028:
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Michelin Road 5 - really that good?
« Last post by ras on July 13, 2020, 10:25:57 PM »
CJ how many miles do you have on your front and rear tires?
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: What did you do to your Z today?
« Last post by RobZ900 on July 13, 2020, 10:20:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by cjskinner [+]
Thereís no place you can report the situation?

Wouldnít be any point. Still got a pass so the bikes good for another year and I learned a garage to stay away from. The search for another decent garage continues lol.
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New Member Introductions / Re: 2020 Z900 Slip on issues
« Last post by cjskinner on July 13, 2020, 10:19:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Atkiaz900 [+]
So update on the issue. Went to the dealer today and suggested to have the clutch switch repaired. (forgot it broke off when I had the clutch lever replaced with aftermarket). He said that resistance in the switch might affect the ecu as it thinks that the clutch is always pressed in. Does this make any sense? I still need to change the switch so we'll see where this takes us.

I hope for you it will solve the problem! It does make sense a bit I guess
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New Member Introductions / Re: 2020 Z900 Slip on issues
« Last post by Atkiaz900 on July 13, 2020, 10:17:21 PM »
So update on the issue. Went to the dealer today and suggested to have the clutch switch repaired. (forgot it broke off when I had the clutch lever replaced with aftermarket). He said that resistance in the switch might affect the ecu as it thinks that the clutch is always pressed in. Does this make any sense? I still need to change the switch so we'll see where this takes us.
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*Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
Well today the Z has had her first mot. All good, though the tester was a bit of a dick. Before he started, he said the the numberplate is too small and it didnít have a reflector. Asked him if heíd fail the bike for that, to which he told me he could turn a blind eye to the size of the plate, but he couldnít ignore the missing reflector. Conveniently, they sold the little round stick on reflectors for £1, so stuck one on the bottom corner of the plate and did the test. When he was finished, he gave me 2 certificates. The first was a fail for the missing reflector and the second was a pass, even though the reflector was on before he did the test. Doesnít make any difference, but it pissed me off that the bike now has a test fail on its history when it didnít have to. Wonít be going back to that garage next year!

Thereís no place you can report the situation?
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Michelin Road 5 - really that good?
« Last post by cjskinner on July 13, 2020, 10:03:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
I bought a brand new set of Bridgestone ST tires in 2007 for a cross country trip. I believe they were the bt-020. My trip was 10,700 miles then when I got home I rode to Cape Bretten Canada. The cords came through the rear at 14,000 miles. And that was on my ZRX where for the first 10,000 miles were ridden through brutal heat and highway miles. Up to 115 degF.
You can't beat the bt series for mileage but the Conti RA3 so far has felt the best for grip and feel. Unfortunately I'm far away from coming up with a longevity number.

Iíd like to try the t31, but itís kind of hard switching rear and front at the same time when the front is still decent.

Not sur what result I could get having a t31 front and road 5 at the back
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: What did you do to your Z today?
« Last post by Cazzy_R on July 13, 2020, 09:36:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
On a different subject, did you get a chance to take some photos of the bars yet Cazzy?

See gallery.
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Michelin Road 5 - really that good?
« Last post by ras on July 13, 2020, 09:04:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by cjskinner [+]
Loll its more expensive than the Z!!

But would a sh#t TON of fun lol
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Why the hate for stock tires?
« Last post by mininsx on July 13, 2020, 09:04:18 PM »
I am perfectly happy with the stock tires (D214) as far as handling goes, but the front is shot already with only 5800 miles, and the rear still has tread left. I guess it could be worse, like the stock Bridgestones that came on my '08 Concours 14.  :151:
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