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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:13 pm    Post subject: ZX-10 Mods Reply with quote

Nothing very exciting. I've fitted those fabric straps under the pillion seat from a broken ZX-9 so that I can fit my luggage and I've sprayed the chainguard and hugger body colour.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paint looks well , Cool
good mod i reckon [the straps ]
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've always thought about painting the side panels - think it might be a bit too nerdy though.

yours is looking good - presume you got a steering damper?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've thought the same thing. Get a cheap pair off Ebay, spray them and see what it looks like. Then at least you've got the originals if it looks shit.

No steering damper yet. Your advice about the OE tyres was so right. The Pirrellis on it now have calmed it down no end. We'll see!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks really good.
I pickin up a new one tomorrow, the last of the 05's that is.
Starting out with a new set of Michelins, I'm expecting to need a steering damper but will wait and see? Getting the suspension revalved etc right from the start so time will tell.....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wink Cool Rolling Eyes i'm not at all impressed Crying or Very sad Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timetogo wrote:
looks really good.
I pickin up a new one tomorrow, the last of the 05's that is.
Starting out with a new set of Michelins, I'm expecting to need a steering damper but will wait and see? Getting the suspension revalved etc right from the start so time will tell.....


How exiting mate. You're doing the right thing getting rid of those shite Dunlops! I've got Diablos on mine now and it's a different bike, nothing like as lairy as the magazines say. If I got a damper now it would be because of peer pressure, the bike has a little shimmy every now and again but nothing to write home about, but then I don't ride on the ragged edge ALL the time.

Post a pic of your new beauty!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timetogo wrote:
looks really good.
I pickin up a new one tomorrow, the last of the 05's that is.
Starting out with a new set of Michelins, I'm expecting to need a steering damper but will wait and see? Getting the suspension revalved etc right from the start so time will tell.....


good lad - thinking of getting the suspension done myself. where you getting yours done

shame you couldn't give us a before and after

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ninja998 wrote:


How exiting mate. You're doing the right thing getting rid of those shite Dunlops! I've got Diablos on mine now and it's a different bike, nothing like as lairy as the magazines say. If I got a damper now it would be because of peer pressure, the bike has a little shimmy every now and again but nothing to write home about, but then I don't ride on the ragged edge ALL the time.

Post a pic of your new beauty!


Very interesting to hear the comments about the damper and well worth remembering.
Getting the front revalved locally, will see how i get on with the original springs.
I've got a fully adjustable maxton rear from the 9 and I'm waiting to see if it'll fit, but I suspect its to big in diamater.
If its to big he'll restack the OEM rear as well Question He's done a few for racing and road and thinks the rear doesn't need revalved, just restacked and reassembled. The parts are apparently very good quality. If i still don't like it then maybe go for a new Maxton however, it'll take months to learn how to ride it properly ......


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

presume when you mention "restack" on the rear you mean re-spring? Certainly, for the bumpy roads in UK, it is a tad hard - mines is backed right of on the pre-load. On the little fast-smooth roads we have, its a bit wallowy - can't seem to get teh ballace right like I had on the zx9 - but that was revavled and work perfect out the box.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The springs stay the same. There are a number of shims within the shock for both high (15-18?) and low (not sure how many?) speed damping. The idea is to remove a number of each, mostly high speed. So the damping works better on bumpy surfaces.
I had my 9 in Edinburgh for a year before bringing it here and the road surfaces are pretty much the same in both places ie bumpy. Though they don't throw salt at the roads in winter Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

found an interesting thing here bout the front, most of which is beyond me.... http://zx-10r.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12466&page=3&pp=10
by someone called wstaab
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about this for a ZX10R mod....

Check out the swingarm dudes

http://www.kgrant.co.uk/Forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2182

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timetogo wrote:
The springs stay the same. There are a number of shims within the shock for both high (15-18?) and low (not sure how many?) speed damping. The idea is to remove a number of each, mostly high speed. So the damping works better on bumpy surfaces.
I had my 9 in Edinburgh for a year before bringing it here and the road surfaces are pretty much the same in both places ie bumpy. Though they don't throw salt at the roads in winter Very Happy


I presumed that re-stacking/re-valving was the same thing - hence the confusion.

The article is a bit heavy - but atleast kinda confirms what I though - the rear just aint right. Can't say I have noticed too much wrong with the front. My plan was to send the shock away this winter - but,.........

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes yes you was saying
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