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Old 02-12-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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New UK Owner

Hi all,
Just joined the site after buying a 2000 Model ZX12 in red yesterday. Had to ride 400 miles in temp ranging from -2 to 4 degrees PXed a 98 VFR800i for it and I also own a 2000 ZRX1100 which is very non standard.
Even though it was a cold ride back and I didn't go too mad I was very impressed with the power and grunt fortunately the previous owner has fitted some useful extras including Carbon rear hugger, bar risers, PCIII, Datatool alarm ( although I'm not a fan of alarms on bikes) and the best one for yesterday, Heated grips
Will get some pics up soon.
   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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Welcome mate, you have chosen wisely
Be prepared; when you first open her up fully, the smile on your face can last so long it becomes painfull
   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 06:56 AM   #3
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It comes alive past 9000 rpm. You'll love it. Don't do it til the roads have cleared up though!
Good luck with it.
   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 07:26 AM   #4
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welcome to the forum mate
   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 07:44 AM   #5
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It comes alive past 9000 rpm. You'll love it. Don't do it til the roads have cleared up though!
Good luck with it.
it will actually come alive past 4000 rpms

ride safe Yox!

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Old 02-12-2012, 08:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for welcome lads, I did give it a bit on the A21, long straight and went from 90 to 150 pretty quickly in 6th! slid back in the seat and giggled a bit in my helmet.
Here it is, already shopping for a smaller can and a double bubble screen as I'm 6' 3", possibly looking at a vario one but undecided, going on a tour in May and plan to do the B500 in the Black forest Germany and down to the Route Napoleon in the south of France.




   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #7
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Here's my other one,
   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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Here's my other one,
Hi Yox
Is that the same Yox from the ZRXOC??. You have great taste in bikes mate and love your Rex. Our garages are very similar. You will love the 12. Completely differnnt kind of Animal but equally as fun. Enjoy mate and a warm welcome to you.

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Old 02-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #9
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Very nice
with GazzaZedHead

you will go out one nice day dry at least hope warm too
then you'll go around the same roads you once did but this time your on a 12 and boy you'll know it

my problem is I cant get enough

welcome to the forums
as for parts ebay is great with time a lot comes up


shame you got the slow 12 though if only you had picked a blue one
   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 10:17 AM   #10
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Good looking bike......all you have to do is paint it Candy Apple Green and it will be outstanding :-)
Welcome to the forum...
   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #11
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Yes, I'm Yox from the ZRXOC too, nice to hear from you again Mully

Glad to see the 'colour/speed' thing doesn't change from one forum to the next

Good news is I've already found a can, Its a bit bling for my tastes but was only 45 and its a scorpion flame.

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Old 02-12-2012, 12:16 PM   #12
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Thumbs up

Hey up, & welcome.
you might want to have alook at the touring Spocket thread?? if your planning on doing abit of touring as there not the best on MPG! but adictive. lol
   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 12:46 PM   #13
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Welcome to the site Yox. Ignore DOA he is just jealous cause you have got the fastest colour Kawasaki ever made.
   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 12:54 PM   #14
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To my eternal shame I called the thread "Touring Sproket" with no "c".
The bike will cover distances with ease and is fun to ride, so in some ways it can tour ok. My gripe is not so much the fuel economy but the limited range between fills. When I'm in unfamiliar territory I feel compelled to fill whenever I see a pump after 80 or 90 miles if I don't know where the next one is. I don't think I've ever got 120 miles from a tank. When Bomber, Afkan and I went to Brussels and back in Nov we all had the level indicator flashing at the same time. 600 miles with 6 fill stops. There were bikes there that did on 1 tank. It's not bad enough to stop me taking it to Europe again though!
   
 
Old 02-12-2012, 03:10 PM   #15
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Hi and welcome to the HYPERBIKE club
Be careful giving it the beans in this cold weather !!! only the otherday i got into a hairy tank slapper giving it tooooo much in the cold
Touring on the 12 is great but as Shep says it is a bit of a point to point regarding the relentless fuel stops, i have done approx 15k miles on my 12 around europe and loved every mile of it, i have done the B500 twice, unfortunatly it was raining both times so didnt really get to fully enjoy the awsome roads... the 12 is amazing bike... enjoy
   
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