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Offline n1njazx

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New to this
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:21:07 AM »
Hi
I am new to this and also to the z1000sx having always had sports bikes
I do have a question that I have no doubt has been asked before. I have a 2018 SX in Silver and am looking for a set of panniers for a trip next year. I have the offer of a set of 2016 panniers but do not know if they will fit. I realise I will have to change the coloured panels and strips. Can anyone offer advise. I have checked Kawasaki's website and they show the 2016 part number a superceded so I wonder if this is to the 2018 number?

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Re: New to this
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 09:30:13 AM »
Hello and welcome to the forum.

If you do a search under "panniers" I think this question may have been asked in the past.
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Re: New to this
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 09:46:49 AM »
The panniers from the 2016 are the same as the 2018 model.  If not included, you'll need the fitting kit which comprises of the rubber mounts that attach to the rear footpegs and the set of plastic shims.

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Re: New to this
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 09:48:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by whyhaveone [+]
Hello and welcome to the forum.

If you do a search under "panniers" I think this question may have been asked in the past.

That's not very helpful, it would take a long time to answer that question and find that information, whereas it's taken me 2 minutes to answer the chaps enquiry.  We should help people rather than simply directing them to the search button.

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Re: New to this
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 10:41:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by trivster [+]
That's not very helpful, it would take a long time to answer that question and find that information, whereas it's taken me 2 minutes to answer the chaps enquiry.  We should help people rather than simply directing them to the search button.

This is true, but if we consistently keep replying with the same answers to the same old questions, the search button effectively becomes useless and a waste of time!  :006:

Working in technical support, I know that to truly help people, it is better to teach them to help themselves, rather than do the job for them each time.  :031:
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 11:54:10 AM »
I agree with that but I also think he is helping himself by asking the question.  My first thought when people are directed to the search button is 'well this lot aren't very helpful'

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Re: New to this
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2018, 12:52:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by trivster [+]
I agree with that but I also think he is helping himself by asking the question.  My first thought when people are directed to the search button is 'well this lot aren't very helpful'

I'll be interested to see if you still think the same way when you are 2, or 3000 posts in and still answering the same questions  :oh_no:  :038:
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Re: New to this
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2018, 03:50:35 PM »
I think the panniers locks are also keyed alike with the bikes ignition key, so make sure , if you do buy separately that you get the pannier key as they not only lock the panniers but also activate  the "lock to bike" mechanism.

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Re: New to this
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2018, 04:29:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by trivster [+]
That's not very helpful, it would take a long time to answer that question and find that information, whereas it's taken me 2 minutes to answer the chaps enquiry.  We should help people rather than simply directing them to the search button.

Hey, at least I welcomed him to the forum!
He also said "I have no doubt has been asked before" so I was directing the OP to where he could find info. Useful for then and in the future so what's wrong with that?  :027:

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Re: New to this
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2018, 05:50:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by whyhaveone [+]
You've caught me at a grumpy moment!  :023:
No he hasn't; you are 100% correct !