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  1. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member
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    has anyone here owned one of the quad piped z1000 kawasakis from around the 2005 time period,looking for honest owner opinions including bad points if s-l500 (4).jpg any thanks all.
     
  2. Rocker

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    Yes mate
    I had a “55”plate
    Took it to the TT
    Good on fuel stupid fkin quick
    Good brakes
    Suspension too soft for my liking
    Power delivery up to 6k is gentle after but after 6k it’s mad and takes some riding
    HTH
     
  3. Rocker

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    Oh and don’t change the pipes or you’ll leave a flat spot in the fueling without a power commander
     
  4. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member
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    if i was going for one i would deffo make sure it either had the original pipes fitted or they would be supplied with the bike.
     
  5. youngy

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    I had one. It was awful. Didn't go round corners. Suspension was dire. Got rid asap.
     
  6. chuk

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    ive seen the later version the z1000sx looks much more modern,but i was on the triple on Sunday going up lochside via crainlarich almost at Stirling road nice and quiet at 6pm,then thought why am i looking at other bikes when I've got the triple its not perfect but i cant think of another bike i would want that is worth paying more for at least until finances improve.
     
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  7. Smilinjack

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    Z1000SX is a good bike. Lots of power, decent comfort. I prefer my Speedy, but if l could only have one bike, Kwak would be a contender :)
     
  8. chuk

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    the bike has some positive reviews but nowhere near as smart looking as the triple,the one thing that let's the sx down is that god awful exhaust 1st thing needing ditched.
     
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  9. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member
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    now i had a close up look at a z1000 I'm no likey dunno just don't float my boat,however the gen 2 think v twin tuono is a different matter stunning looking bike but a bit of an animal from what I've read and a few issues.
     
  10. Bad Billy

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    Hi Chuk,
    The Tuono V2 is an awesome bit of kit, and very good value, the early Superduke is also worth a look if banging V twins are your thing!
    Cheers
    Billy
     
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  11. MrOrange

    MrOrange The Lunatics have definitely taken over !!!!
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    V-twin Tuono's are seriously under priced.

    Make sure you get a well looked after example, and they are a real bargain. Lots of hammered nails out there, so look around.
     
  12. Callumity

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    Speaking of hammered nails ;) how is the Bonnie coming along?
     
  13. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member
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    #13 chuk, Jul 27, 2018
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    yes there was a spotless 8000 mls 1 owner gen2 2009 model, i was very tempted to ask about a swap can't make my bloody mind up (now sold) (shcitzo) l.o.l
     
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