zx-12R mini-review

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by darsy, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. darsy

    darsy Guest

    quite quick.
     
    darsy, Jul 10, 2009
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    Hog Guest

    ..... for a Barge
     
    Hog, Jul 10, 2009
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    Gavsta Guest

    Im not sure Id want one of them.


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    Gavsta, Jul 10, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    well, no - you think anything bigger than a 600 is too fast.
     
    darsy, Jul 10, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    oh sure - it's pretty slow steering, but mega-stable.
     
    darsy, Jul 10, 2009
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    Krusty Guest

    Do they have a rear ride height adjuster? I can change the stability of
    the MV from container ship to unicycle with just a few seconds
    twiddling with an allen key. Which is just as well really as the stock
    setting's towards the unicycle end of the range, which ain't great when
    you're switching back & forth to a Tiger.
     
    Krusty, Jul 10, 2009
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    Nige Guest

    snigger

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    Nige, Jul 10, 2009
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    zymurgy Guest

    It filters surprisingly well with so much power on tap :)

    Some people on the M25 might have been a little upset on Thurs
    morning ..

    P.
     
    zymurgy, Jul 10, 2009
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    zymurgy Guest

    LOL. Let's just not go there, eh.

    Paul.
     
    zymurgy, Jul 10, 2009
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    Krusty Guest

    I'm struggling to comprehend how, in the 21st Century, some people
    *still* can't drive a newsreader properly.
     
    Krusty, Jul 10, 2009
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    Steve Parry Guest

    with shite brakes
     
    Steve Parry, Jul 11, 2009
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    petrolcan Guest

    Was that yours outside Coopers today (fri) then?
     
    petrolcan, Jul 11, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    no idea.
    well, it's also somewhat of a different experience riding it back to
    back with an LC4, I can tell you.
     
    darsy, Jul 11, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    I've had bikes with much shiter brakes than this thing. Apparently the
    rear brake needs a new pad and the calipers stripping and pins
    replaced. Or something. But, as I don't use the rear brake on anything
    vaguely sporty, that's probably a a problem for another day.
     
    darsy, Jul 11, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    yep.
     
    darsy, Jul 11, 2009
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    Gavsta Guest

    :)


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    Gavsta, Jul 11, 2009
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    Steve Parry Guest

    Even if it's working perfectly you'd have to stand on the rear to get any
    appreciable stopping force, I found the fronts on mine, in comparison to the
    brakes on the K12GT, to be absolutely dire, especially for a vehicle of such
    performance levels.

    After getting rid of the ZX12 and replacing it with the Boxercup, which has
    the same calipers as the GT, it became apparent that the ZX brakes really
    were bad and would seize at the merest dusting of salt.

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    Steve Parry, Jul 11, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    well, whilst they don't seem to the be the same sort of "instant stop"
    feel as, say, on my old 'blade, I didn't think they were too bad,
    especially as it's currently bedding in new front pads.
     
    darsy, Jul 11, 2009
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    Hog Guest

    There was one for sale in Bradford with flat bars, Oz wheels, Ohlins
    forks and shock and PFM brakes. I thought hard about it and decided £5k
    was still way too much for a Bling'd up Barge
     
    Hog, Jul 13, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    well, I paid just over 1/2 that figure for mine, and it's a lot of
    bike for the money, IMO.

    On 2nd consideration, the brakes aren't actually "bad" - they're just
    not actually as good as they should be on a bike this fast.
     
    darsy, Jul 13, 2009
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