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I figured out out how I can mount my ABS sensor. I used a bracket that I got with an eBay brake fluid reservoir and mounted it up off the fender mount
The fender will cover most of it once in place
 

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Discussion Starter #82 (Edited)
remaining to do's
  • trim Zx10r front guard so it fits the forks
  • Install Brake pads(f&r)
  • Install Rear shock
  • Install Gauge
  • figure out what Im going to do about a rear reflector
  • Install rearsets
  • recondition and install 3/4' Master cylinder and new reservoir
  • Adjust ergo's
  • Ride the effing thing somewhere nice
 

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The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that I alternated a couple of times between a z1000sx (ninja 1000 2012) and the z1000r 2017 front master cylinder. One of them has the black rizoma integrated reservoir and the other is the traditional white pee cup :)

The reason is i cant seem to get the 1000r master cylinder to bleed properly. Decided to get a rebuild kit from Kawasaki. I can find the equivalent part elsewhere aftermarket but for the small difference in price id prefer the peace of mind.
Master cylinder
Piston part
 

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Also, although i made the existing (z1000sx 2012) fender fit the forks it looks rough and so ive ordered a reproduction item from China. Cheap enough but ill have to paint it myself.
 

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So today I replaced the rear pads. I completed the front pad change the other day.
So she has fresh pads, discs and fluid all round fresh chain, Fresh fork seals and a major service including air, oil, coolant and plugs incoming.
 

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After chatting with another member about altering the tail on the bike
I want to visualise what some of the more serious mods like a tail chop are going to look like before i do them.
To that end i bit the bullet today and started to learn about “photoshop” or rather not photoshop.
I dont want to pay for photo editing software so i found GIMP which is free and a tutorial online on how to mask out the back ground Of an image.
Google GIMP lol if you want to download and this is the YouTube tutorial i found which goes through step by step how to cut the background out


First pic is the original and the second is the finished product which took roughly 50 mins to do

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So now all i have to do is create some different “layers” in GIMP with the various different changes i want to make and away i go.
 

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Spent the day fixing up a few things
Replaced the pad pins- When i changed the pads I wasn’t happy with the condition of them and they aren’t that expensive
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I also have LED Indicators on the rear so i popped the side fairing off and replaced the flasher relay with an LED compatible one - I bought mine for less than 10 dollars AUD delivered and it looked like this one Motorcycle 2 PIN Flasher Relay for LED Turn Signal Lamp for Honda/Kawasaki/KTM | eBay

off with the fairing ...
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New plug looks like this
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The new one doesnt mount the same as the old on a rubber bung. I zip tied it to the bung and hung it in the original spot - Its actually a better fit than standard.

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I also wanted to change to a banjo brake switch. I regret buying a cheap one as it doesnt work. Ive ordered from a local store and ill replace it again when it arrives.

I then moved on to the new gauge. FOund a spot for it right ext to my ignition. Used a spare bracket i found and bolted it under the steering damper bracket. need to adjust my ignition switch mount but no big deal
 

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