This is a discussion on zr-7s converted to zr-7 within the ZR-7 Performance Upgrades forums, part of the Kawasaki ZR-7 category; Well, I gave my ZR an S-ectomy.... The wind noise that's been bothering me forever is significantly improved as well as buffeting. I can now ...
Well, I gave my ZR an S-ectomy....
The wind noise that's been bothering me forever is significantly improved as well as buffeting. I can now ride down the interstate without earplugs...not that I will.
The gauges need a 'back cover', but I might replace them with an aftermarket gauge...not sure yet...I hardly ever ride the the rain...never intentionally. Also thinking about bar-end mirrors, but they are pretty expensive.
Anyway, here's a pic.
Looks sharp! I have the S, and like having the shield for longer trips to keep the wind of my chest, but I think the bike looks better without the fairing.
got the lights from www.aztec8.com
$218 for dual 5 3/4" lights with brackets
I also installed a home-made relay kit to support the higher current demand(2 55w bulbs). I got the relays and holder from www.parts-express.com for about $10....much cheaper than easternbeaver.
I'll try to take some pics later.
here are some closeups...
the scratches on the turn signal is from a..uh..um...prior incident
Looks a heck of a lot better than my bike did when it was fairing-less for a month or two.
Well, that's one way to get rid of the fairing buzz forever!
To protect your gauges, have you looked at those really tiny flyscreens, or that little optional thingamabob on the front of Triumph's Speed Triple and Street Triple? Of course, you could get some gauges from a wrecked ZR7.
BTW, in the one pic your speedo cable isn't routed thru the keeper on the fender.
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Mods/Farkles: Puig "Touring" windscreen, Givi V-47 top case, SW-Motech gas cap mount tankbag, Givi hand guards, BMW Sport Grips, Omni-Cruise throttle lock, Motowerks mirror extenders, Denali Mini Soundbomb horn, Mag-Knight tank pad, decalectomy
Thanks Doug...I noticed that myself after I took the pic...I guess I was in too big a hurry to give 'er a test ride. I fixed it.
I think what I am going to do (to keep it as naked as possible) is just purchase an aftermarket gauge. Acewell makes one I think will work (ACE-2852). I think they are only about $130. I called electrosport to order one and they are currently out of them.
Great pics guys, keeping gg amused at Pradipat Road, Saphan Kwai bkk.
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Graeme Gould at Byron Bay the most Easterly part of Australia
So I got the crg bar end mirrors. awesome visibility and much less distracting than the 'mickey mouse ears'...but not cheap.
Anyway, I ordered a set of flush mount LP bar ends to allow room to mount the mirrors between my bar end and the grip ... since the stock bar ends overlap the lip a little. The LP bar ends fit perfect, but I soon discovered that they are much much lighter than the stockers and my hands were numb very quickly. So, I got some washers and a longer bolt to use the stockers. The stockers are not only heavier, but a lot longer too...which I quickly discovered (see pic).
Now what the crap can I do? They "work" as is, but the "folding" feature of the mirrors are now useless. I can position the mirrors in front of the bar end, but then the mirror mount "squeezes" my hand...which I don't like either.
1 - I can get the stock bar ends milled down to 7/8" and mount the mirrors directly on the bar ends (several Z owners have done this)
2 - I can get shorter bar ends that are as heavy as stock....anyone know where to get such a thing?
Is there enough meat on the bar ends to have a groove machined to allow the mirror bracket to be mounted to them?
Or maybe go with a "bar snake" or fill the bars full of sand or silicone or lead shot?
*Warning* Silicone can get messy
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...it would be close, but I think there is enough...but there definately woudn't be a lot left
Will the stock Z1000 bar ends fit the ZR-7S? I think they are slightly shorter than the stock ZR-7S bar ends (see thread).
In this thread you might also notice that the non-folding version of the crg mirror is angled upward more, so I don't think I'd have this problem if I had that model of mirror...plus the folding mirrors cost more...
You need the heavy bar ends to damp the vibration. If you take them away, you need to fill the bar with lead shot or steel ball bearings. There are shorter, lighter bar ends available on eBay, I bought a set last year, or you can get the local machine shop to make you up something cheap from scraps.
Craig Jackman - '03 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom - "The Vee"
'02 ZR-7S "The Silver Seven" (note - obscure hockey reference) - SOLD MAY 2010