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    Congrats and Welcome to the collective! Have you checked out ZRXOA yet? Keep us posted. Thanks for not going Green, I don't think I can take it anymore, ha ha. Tom

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    Angry I've got ZRX fever too!

    I managed to stay out of the dealer again today but just barely. I
    was going to top at the bank and check interest rates,then at the local dealer to see what kind of deal I could get. I finally talked
    myself out of it and came home and cut the grass. I could do it,I
    just dont want to right now but I like the Black 01 ZRX's. I know there wont be leftovers for long.



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    red is NOT for chicks!!!! I go green all the way baby! It's the coolest and fastest color...and no one can tell me differently!!

    Congrats on the new bike J ! You made a great choice in everything except color, but I'll forgive you on that one!

    I'll say that Black is probably the second fastest with red coming in third....Tom...you just gotta come to Texas and then you can ride a green 1100 and a green 1200!! You'll see that even a green 1100 is faster than a black 1200! haha....

    We gotta have a "former ZR7 now turned ZRXer rally!!" haha..

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    Re: I've got ZRX fever too!

    Originally posted by JonF
    I managed to stay out of the dealer again today but just barely. I finally talked
    myself out of it and came home and cut the grass. I could do it,I
    just dont want to right now but I like the Black 01 ZRX's. I know there wont be leftovers for long.



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    If your'e not sure, then wait one more year for leftover 2002 bikes. It's not worth getting into financial difficulties. I've traded cars too much to know this. The only (highlight) ONLY reason I got my ZRX was because the price was right ($7,000) and my finances are, well, somewhat alright. I can retire from my current job in 5 years as of this November, so I'm doing what I can now. Good Luck, Tom

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    Originally posted by zr7chic
    red is NOT for chicks!!!! I go green all the way baby! It's the coolest and fastest color...and no one can tell me differently!!

    Congrats on the new bike J ! You made a great choice in everything except color, but I'll forgive you on that one!

    I'll say that Black is probably the second fastest with red coming in third....Tom...you just gotta come to Texas and then you can ride a green 1100 and a green 1200!! You'll see that even a green 1100 is faster than a black 1200! haha....

    We gotta have a "former ZR7 now turned ZRXer rally!!" haha..

    Ya'll ride safe!!
    Twyla, you are right, red is not just for chicks, just poll the "so called" faster 7s riders here....ha ha. Many macho on red. Blue is cooler for nekkid 7's as I well know. As for you and Crazee, even though your'e GREEN with envy over my Black Rex and J's new Red one...let us have a convert Rally somewhere soon!! I'm sure we can come to some sort of agreement on which is faster..... Tom

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    Green Monster? Fire red? Black hearse?

    These all pale in comparison to the speeeeeed and beauty of the Silver Bullet, fastest of the super fast colours. Argument over! It is illegal in the states because you guys have lower speed limits and couldn't handle a bike like my sweeeeet silver ZR-7S. I'll send you all some kleenex and a shoulder.


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    okay, I thought it was common knowledge that red was synonymous with speed and sporty-ness. Think about all the fast sports cars, viper/ferrari, all typically in red. Not green. Silver is typically a color you see on sedans, semi-sporty, nothing flashy. Green, not so sure that is sporty, more like fruity, lol.

    I put 60 miles on the ZRX today, tomorrows goal is 100-150 for the day, we shall see.

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    Green is commonly associated with British sportscars that have suspect electrical wiring and carb synchronization nightmares.
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    Originally posted by jrohner
    okay, I thought it was common knowledge that red was synonymous with speed and sporty-ness. Think about all the fast sports cars, viper/ferrari, all typically in red. Not green. Silver is typically a color you see on sedans, semi-sporty, nothing flashy. Green, not so sure that is sporty, more like fruity, lol.

    I put 60 miles on the ZRX today, tomorrows goal is 100-150 for the day, we shall see.

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    Originally posted by KawMan
    Green is commonly associated with British sportscars that have suspect electrical wiring and carb synchronization nightmares.
    What say you now GREEN people? Tom

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    Silver bullet??? Umm..sir, I hate to break the news, but any color ZRX would turn your bullet from stud to dud in about 2 seconds flat!!

    And Mr. Bozeman....what say I??? I say

    GREEN all the way!!! It ain't a true Eddie Lawson replica if it ain't green!!!

    I have a green 1100 and a green 1200 sitting in my garage right now and they both will SMOKE ya'll red and black people! Mwaa hahahahaha

    OH, hey, have ya'll seen the spools that Chris is selling over on the ZRX site? I just got them and they are COOL!! They alleviate the "no tied down spot" problem.

    Regardless.....GO GREEN!
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    Unhappy Sorry about your choice

    Originally posted by jrohner
    Tonight the Kawasaki dealer gave me a good deal I couldn't turn down. I never realized how addictive a bike would be.

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    Jonathan,

    Let me just be the first to give you my condolences on your choice of bikes

    Ya should have gotten the FZ-1, it looks so much better than the REX and is designed with modern technology.

    And all this talk about red/green/black ZRXs won't matter much when I'm looking at you in my rear-view mirror.

    No seriously though, congrats on the new wheels. I know what you mean about it being addictive. It's a good thing I live in Sunny SoCal.

    I did the same thing you did, dumped my ZR-7s on a turn in some gravel. It was sad having it totalled, but it opened up the door for my FZ.

    Riding a bigger bike does mean you have more responsibility now. Go to a Track school and learn how to handle that thing right and break any bad habits you may have already developed. Some people spend years riding and don't realize that they have limited the "joy" of riding by never learning all the skills to ride a bike well.

    With the additional HP the ZRX puts out (almost as much as the FZ) you better make sure you handle that thing correctly the next time you encounter the infamous "gravel in the turn".
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    Hey Netlore, my ZRX pumps out 123.4 hp on the dyno!
    I watched an FZ-1 strain to churn out 114 hp on the same dyno. I do have the basic jet kit, K&N, and slip-on but we all know that doesn't make that much difference. By the way, I'm riding down to Paso Robles this weekend. Is that anywhere near where you live?
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    Talking FZ vs. ZRX

    Originally posted by crazeecooter
    Hey Netlore, my ZRX pumps out 123.4 hp on the dyno!
    I watched an FZ-1 strain to churn out 114 hp on the same dyno. I do have the basic jet kit, K&N, and slip-on but we all know that doesn't make that much difference. By the way, I'm riding down to Paso Robles this weekend. Is that anywhere near where you live?
    CrazeeCooter,
    Looks like you and him/her both need to go check out Ivan's Performance Products like I did for my FZ. I haven't had a chance to dyno it yet, but I've got a Slip-On and his Kit . . estimated HP is about 131 hp +/- 1-3 HP from what I've heard. I'm looking for a place to dyno mine, but I would certainly put it up against your REX on the Dyno.

    Maybe once you modify your air-box (again check out Ivan's site) you will give me a run for my money. Off course I could then get a full exhaust and get another 7+ hp But who really needs more than 130 hp on the street ? Even on the track it's nice.

    The REX does have more torque, but I would expect that from a bigger engine. What I wouldn't expect is the way power tapers off so quickly. I used this Motorcycle Analyzer and did some quick research using your ZRX1200R with 123.4 HP and I estimated 84.8 lb-ft of torque and my FZ1 with Ivan's Kit/Slip-On/15-tooth front sprocket (est. HP 131.2 est Torque 73.7 lb-ft). Here's what I found using a rider about my size (180#)

    ZRX beats the FZ1 off the line:
    ZRX: 0-30 mph in 1.35 sec. FZ: 0-30 mph in 1.38 sec.
    ZRX: 0-40 mph in 1.79 sec. FZ: 0-40 mph in 1.82 sec.
    ZRX: 0-50 mph in 2.20 sec. FZ: 0-50 mph in 2.22 sec.

    ZRX: 0-60 ft in 1.86 sec. @ 41.68 mph
    FZ: 0-60 ft in 1.86 sec. @ 40.96 mph

    ZRX: 0-100 ft in 2.42 sec. @ 54.98 mph
    FZ: 0-100 ft in 2.43 sec. @ 55.15 mph

    Then the FZ quickly catches up:
    ZRX: 0-60 mph in 2.65 sec. FZ: 0-60 mph in 2.63 sec.
    ZRX: 0-70 mph in 3.43 sec. FZ: 0-70 mph in 3.08 sec.
    ZRX: 0-80 mph in 4.25 sec. FZ: 0-80 mph in 3.92 sec.

    ZRX: 0-330 ft in 4.62 sec. @ 84.67 mph
    FZ: 0-330 ft in 4.55 sec. @ 89.58 mph

    And Passes:
    ZRX: 0-90 mph in 5.09 sec. FZ: 0-90 mph in 4.58 sec.
    ZRX: 0-100 mph in 6.43 sec. FZ: 0-100 mph in 5.55 sec.

    ZRX: 0-500 ft in 5.89 sec. @ 95.38 mph
    FZ: 0-500 ft in 5.75 sec. @ 101.80 mph

    ZRX: 0-660 ft in 6.99 sec. @ 104.39 mph
    FZ: 0-660 ft in 6.77 sec. @ 112.08 mph

    ZRX: 0-1000 ft in 9.07 sec. @ 117.42 mph
    FZ: 0-1000 ft in 8.72 sec. @ 125.54 mph

    ZRX: 0-1320 ft in 10.88 sec. @ 124.58 mph
    FZ: 0-1320 ft in 10.40 sec. @ 134.45 mph

    Basically, you'd have me for about 300 ft and then I'd walk away and you'd wonder why you 1164 cc bike got beat by a 998 cc bike "Does he have a turbo charger?" "Is he using Nirto?"

    Okay, I figured I'd better back up my theory of why I see most ZRX's in my rear view mirror.

    Anyway, Paso Robles is about 3 hours North of me. We're trying to plan some kind of ride for this weekend but we're all playing it by ear.

    Once again, I'd like to send my condolences to the ZRX owners for there purchasing decisions

    (I'm kidding, the ZRX rocks and gives the FZ a good run for it's money. I just prefer the styling of the FZ)
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    New to me

    So 0-60 for your two bikes is 2.6 seconds. Wow, there are a few supersport racing bikes who would like to know your secret. 2.6! come-on...maybe the bike could do it, but you would have been thrown off from the wicked wheelie first. Getting back to the most important debate of the day....Silver on any bike is the fastest. They don't make ZRX's in silver because as soon as you crank the engine you would be over the speed limit. A Silver ZRX could beat a green one without turning on the engine, just the driver pushing. A silver ZR-7 against a blurple one....well maybe I would lose because if I looked over to see the blurple I might not be able to go on....damn blurple, now there's Green stuff everywhere....(Sorry blurple people eaters, don't hurt me )

    Take care everyone, and enjoy your new wheels, I'm sure you'll have an awesome time...I also strongly suggest an advanced drivers course....I have a buddy who does the same course every year (for 5 now)...this year I'll be joining him....you never stop learning. Fianally some nice weather--I'm outta here.


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