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Yer when they arrived I was left feeling abit bent over. I was sure they were going to be billet Ali but oh no plain old plastic.
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I will have to get this all sorted mid year then for sure. I wonder though without the cat the bikes going to be silly loud... Will I be able to still track day and stay under noise regs


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haha cant answer that one for a definitive nature.
At idle its only a tad louder as I run it without the akra baffle.
I heard somewhere that they test at some tracks at 7000 rpm.

What like is the diamond rearsets? im torn between those, the lightechs and Gillies.

you should put her on a diet - remove the back pegs. only good for tying the bike down
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haha cant answer that one for a definitive nature.

At idle its only a tad louder as I run it without the akra baffle.

I heard somewhere that they test at some tracks at 7000 rpm.



What like is the diamond rearsets? im torn between those, the lightechs and Gillies.



you should put her on a diet - remove the back pegs. only good for tying the bike down


I haven't installed the rearsets yet, still thinking of what quick shift to use before I do. Thinking to get the bazzaz unit with everything on it. Quality wise though there immense. The fat bitch needs to drops some pounds for sure. To be fair though it's me that needs to lose some weight l. I bought my race suit when I was and 11.6 stone and now I'm 12.6 it's a squeeze. The mrs does ride on the back a lot but I am going to buy a tourer for me and her on the road.


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I haven't installed the rearsets yet, still thinking of what quick shift to use before I do. Thinking to get the bazzaz unit with everything on it. Quality wise though there immense. The fat bitch needs to drops some pounds for sure. To be fair though it's me that needs to lose some weight l. I bought my race suit when I was and 11.6 stone and now I'm 12.6 it's a squeeze. The mrs does ride on the back a lot but I am going to buy a tourer for me and her on the road.


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1 issue with an all in one unit is if 1 part breaks then they are both goosed.

yeah I weighed mines came in at 186 kgs wet. still got some stuff to remove like the rear pegs but then I have also added, denali horn, lightech chain adjusters.
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1 issue with an all in one unit is if 1 part breaks then they are both goosed.



yeah I weighed mines came in at 186 kgs wet. still got some stuff to remove like the rear pegs but then I have also added, denali horn, lightech chain adjusters.


Aaaa jealous of the lightechs really like the look of them will be buying some when funds allow me. Had so much to lay out for recently as got a couple holidays and the tt end of May. Going to have to put in some weekend work and get some reddies!!!


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yeah im the same. Away offshore tomorrow but will be ordering the Diamond rearsets (Do you need a longer hose or a banjo bolt switch)? Engine covers for RLR and an indoor cover as inspired by your pic
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yeah im the same. Away offshore tomorrow but will be ordering the Diamond rearsets (Do you need a longer hose or a banjo bolt switch)? Engine covers for RLR and an indoor cover as inspired by your pic


Yes you will need the banjo bolt caliper switch they sell!


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Got round to installing one side of the rear sets today. Really great quality to be fair, good price point I have no issues what so ever with the clutch side. Extremely easy install.

Just need to install the brake side tomorrow and then they'll be all buttoned up.

Got the Michelin power rs coming so can bang then on soon and give my review to you guys.


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Got round to installing one side of the rear sets today. Really great quality to be fair, good price point I have no issues what so ever with the clutch side. Extremely easy install.

Just need to install the brake side tomorrow and then they'll be all buttoned up.

Got the Michelin power rs coming so can bang then on soon and give my review to you guys.


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Very good looking rearsets there.

I look forward to the Michelin RS review. I've been really wanting to get those tires. From what I've read in reviews the rear tire pressure can be lowered considerably for optimum performance. https://rideapart.com/articles/miche...rs-tire-review 31-psi in front, 23-psi on the rear.

With the STG/ RRW review they used 33 front (go to 35 with a 600 or 1000) and 25 rear cold.
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Look forward to that!

The GSXR (750) is supposed to offer a more 'natural' seating position too, where you are not having to lean so far forward on the handlebars (that classic Sport bike position) - so useful for anybody with back problems.

I'm in a similar scenario where I don't have masses of motorcycle expertise (considering the relatively short time of ownership), however am happy to troubleshoot faults / get my hands dirty with intermediate work if I can (another enjoyable element to owning and riding bikes).
It's seems simple, but there's that intangible quality that is so elusive. My '15 S.E. 636 is the first Supersport I've owned, my previous bikes were litre Superbikes. One of the very first notable (& noticeable) differences are litre bikes have a longer wheel base than SS bikes. Thus, allows the rider to "sit in" the bike as "sit on" the bike. These differences contribute mightily in why their respective riding styles are so different,. But, is it really all that different? Yes it is!

So, when I first purchased my ZX my modifications revolved around making the bike fit me! And not the other way around. one ought to remember these bikes were engineered for smaller Japanese riders, and not more hefty Euro-North Americans. The very first thing I did was install Rizoma fully adjustable rearsets; these not only adjust forward/backward, and up/down, but their respective levers adjust for the size of one's foot, I then installed Woodcraft folding pegs, so they don't snap off in a fall.

Next up were SpeedyMoto adjustable Omni clip-ons with angled bars . Fully adjustable bars give up to 10 degrees of drop. Clip-on body has an additional 20mm of rise to optimise the ergonomics. 2-Piece design allows easy installation (and suspension adjustment!) with no need to remove the upper triple clamp. Because the bar end closest to the clamps are angle 14 degrees (works a bit like a cam), the bars can be rotated in a 360-degree range: down & back, down & forward; flat & back, flat & forward; up & back, up & forward - all to infinite degrees.

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Then naturally I opted for a double bubble windscreen (smoke). I had a ZG on the 636 which I liked well enough, I now have a Hotbodies db, and it is OK... it is not up to ZG or Puig specs. There's a bit more torquing & push-pull going on to align the mounting holes with the Hotbodies.

And the last crucial piece, I feel, is a new saddle. I went with Zero Gravity because I've always liked the quality of their db windscreens. When I fist got it I as a little suspect about the quality of the fabric they used - too thin. But it was more comfortable than O.E.M. In hindsight I should have returned it. I maybe I ought to have tried a Saddlemen saddle. I wound up tearing the fabric in three locations just by scuffing them with my boot, they were not huge tears, but for the cost it should not have ever torn. So, I was left with a dilemma: go back to my uncomfortable stock seat, or recover the ZG seat. I went with the latter, and now have a totally custom gel seat.

Now, I ride for days at a time, spending up to (& sometimes over) 8-hrs in a day, for weeks at a time. It takes time and money to alter one's bike to suit their physique. Trying to change the rider to conform to the bike will never result in a totally satisfactory result in the long run. (In the spirit of transparency, I also did the same things with my previous litre bikes, too).
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Liking the bike, I've got a 2015 ZX6R, with some similar mods. Where did you get those crash protectors/ block type sliders that sit behind your R&G bungs? What make , where purchased ,how do they fix on etc?
I got rid of the R&G's as I returned from a run and the LHS bolt had snapped leaving the bolt thread in the block, freaked out a bit but my brother managed to EZ out the remainder of the bolt and I've refitted the standard engine mount bolts both sides as just don't trust them now. But would like some form of crash Protection. (Don't mean to hijack your thread)! Keep up the good work,enjoyed reading.
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That's a gorgeous ride you've got evolving! I love the KRT edition colours, and I like how you're keeping it subtle with the red accents.
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Liking the bike, I've got a 2015 ZX6R, with some similar mods. Where did you get those crash protectors/ block type sliders that sit behind your R&G bungs? What make , where purchased ,how do they fix on etc?

I got rid of the R&G's as I returned from a run and the LHS bolt had snapped leaving the bolt thread in the block, freaked out a bit but my brother managed to EZ out the remainder of the bolt and I've refitted the standard engine mount bolts both sides as just don't trust them now. But would like some form of crash Protection. (Don't mean to hijack your thread)! Keep up the good work,enjoyed reading.


The engine protectors are Kawasaki oem extras and can be bought from eBay or Kawasaki direct. They sit on a plate that bolts into the casing mounts. I wanted multiple places for the bike to slide on incase of an accident.


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Finished the other rearset for the brake side couple days ago and also got the wheels off the bike to install the new power rs.
I've only ridden once on them but my main discovery from my initial ride was that the silica stuff you get covering a normal new tyre wasnt present and the straight up grip was incredible. No worrys about going from lean angle to lean angle just tipped in beautifully with bundles of feedback to inspire masses of confidence.
I am running them at 34 front and 32 rear cold so I will tweak them at the track on Tuesday and find out just how good these are. Overall a fricking awesome tyre that Michelin need a huge pat on the back for creating.


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The engine protectors are Kawasaki oem extras and can be bought from eBay or Kawasaki direct. They sit on a plate that bolts into the casing mounts. I wanted multiple places for the bike to slide on incase of an accident.


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Perfect will check that out and get them ordered. Appreciated.👍
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