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This is a discussion on ZRX1200R vs. FZ-1 within the ZRX Land forums, part of the Other Bikes category; If I knew this topic would get such a . . . friendly debate, I may have not started it. I still don't see how ...

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    If I knew this topic would get such a . . . friendly debate, I may have not started it. I still don't see how anyone could possible say that green was the fastest color, but I will let those on their 1100's think what they want too. In response to wind protection differences between ZRX and ZR7s, I am 6'2" and the wind on the 7s always planted every possible but in the middle of my visor. Wind noise was pretty high for me because I was taking the wind blast to my helmet. The wind off the ZRX windshield hits me mid-upper chest. Very little bug/debris hit my face shield. Wind noise for me is down too since helmet is out of turbulence from windshield. But I too have only been up to about 80mph since still in break in. But I am averaging ~150miles/day so soon I will be past the first 500miles. It is nice that 4th gear on ZRX puts you slightly faster than 5th on the zr7s at same rpm.

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    Not Heat but Photon Push

    Matt,

    It's not that the Silver bike will heat up any faster, it's that the photon energy bouncing off the silver (rather than part or all of it being absorbed by other colors). As long as most of the silver is not on the front of the bike (which based on most designs is not) then you would get a push from photon energy.

    But Silver should be the fastest color. But the FZ is still the faster bike
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    Yeah baby!!!! Of course, I know that no man can stand the thought of a WOMAN beating him on a motorcycle, so I may have to prove it someday when we all get together and I PROVE that the ZRX rocks!! (and I do too!) hahaa....

    Actually, with his track training, Net just might take me (on a GOOD bike), but there ain't no way on this green (wonder why God chose GREEN) earth that he'd take my husband!! I'll take that bet and put it on my husband!!!!

    jrohner - this is fun...I'm glad you started it. We are all just having fun with eachother!!! Me, more than some!!

    Thanks for the vote of confidence Martin! I'll have to take you off of that "other" list!
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    Question RC51 ?

    Twyla, Doesn't your husband have an RC51 ? I think he could take me on that, being that it's a pure sport bike and all. But if he's on a ZRX . . I'll take that bet

    He might get me but it would be close, and I'd have fun trying

    This is fun. I'm usually at the FZ1 forum, but there's some drama going on there right now and I don't like real drama, just having fun with good people (like we are here).

    Bottom Line, The ZRX and FZ both rock. The FZ is a more modern design and Yami did their homework. Most of us (me included) don't really race, we ride on the street where we have to keep it sane. Either bike would make a great all-around street bike . . but the FZ just looks better

    Have a great weekend everyone . . remember those who have fallen and are still with us, who have helped service this great country of ours.
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    Re: RC51 ?

    Originally posted by Netlore

    Bottom Line, The ZRX and FZ both rock. The FZ is a more modern design and Yami did their homework. Most of us (me included) don't really race, we ride on the street where we have to keep it sane. Either bike would make a great all-around street bike . . but the FZ just looks better

    Have a great weekend everyone . . remember those who have fallen and are still with us, who have helped service this great country of ours.
    Thanks Stan, Memorial Day is almost here, so ride safe on your ZR7s, FZ1's, ZRXes and Magnas or whatever you may be riding or driving this weekend. Watch out for the drunks too. Tom

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    Stan - my hubby sold the RC51....now he's stuck with a ZRX1200. He's soooo bummed! NOT!

    Thanks for the fun on here! Glad no one took me seriously!!

    Ya'll have a safe memorial day weekend!!
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    zrx1200 valve adjustment

    Hello,
    the sale rep in a local kawasaki dealer told me the zrx1200 valves clearance should be checked every 6,000 miles according to manual, the same as zr7. I find this hard to believe since most of water cooled engines valves require adjustment at 16,000+ intervals. Anybody can confirm rep's statement?
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    The manual lists the following intervals for valve clearance-check
    7500/15000/24000miles. Hope that helps you.

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    re: valve clearance intervals

    Jonathan,
    Thanks for response, any explanation for three different intervals?
    I would expect two suggested maintenance schedule; one for normal and one for severe conditions.
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    For the Blue bike riders...

    Here is the UK version of the '02 ZRX1200r in BLUE:
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    Talking It helps

    Originally posted by jrohner
    The manual lists the following intervals for valve clearance-check
    7500/15000/24000miles. Hope that helps you.

    Jonathan
    Wow, Thanks Jonathan it does help. My FZ-1 manual calls for the valve clearance-checks every 26,000 miles.

    Why is it you have to check the vavles 3 times before I have to check mine once ?

    Once again, my condolences to all of the ZRX owners for their purchase decision

    This is just too fun
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    Re: It helps

    Originally posted by Netlore


    Wow, Thanks Jonathan it does help. My FZ-1 manual calls for the valve clearance-checks every 26,000 miles.

    Why is it you have to check the vavles 3 times before I have to check mine once ?

    Once again, my condolences to all of the ZRX owners for their purchase decision

    This is just too fun
    Stan my man, I'm glad your are having so much fun at our ZRX ownership experience. But I would rather deal with more maintenance than have to tip toe that rather "tall" FZ...Hey I'm only 5' 7" tall (short). I like a 1164 cc bike that I can get out of my garage without falling down --- and sending the message that I've fallen and can't get up! My condolences for the short guys that ride that Yamaha. But I ride a Kawasaki, what was my point anyway? Oh yeah, you thought I was someone you could catch up with.

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    Re: Re: It helps

    Originally posted by Tom Bozeman
    --- and sending the message that I've fallen and can't get up! My condolences for the short guys that ride that Yamaha. But I ride a Kawasaki, what was my point anyway? Oh yeah, you thought I was someone you could catch up with.
    I think you shook him on this thread Tom, there's no way he could follow you here.
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