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#4230

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Re: What did you do to your Z1000SX today?
Reply #4230 on: 06 Sep 20, 08:07:21
Looks better than I though they would.

Feed back would be good as I’m about to charge my heated gloves but prefer to have heated grips with thinner gloves

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Re: What did you do to your Z1000SX today?
Reply #4231 on: 07 Sep 20, 12:05:38
I had the heated grips and Barkbusters on my 2016SX. As per one of my posts in the current heated grips topic for me it's the ideal solution.

They do work well with (or without) heated grips, they keep the majority of the wind chill off as well as rain. With heated grips I was wearing my summer waterproof gloves for the majority of my winter rides without getting cold hands. Note: I tend not to ride at anything below about 6C.
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Re: What did you do to your Z1000SX today?
Reply #4232 on: 09 Oct 20, 05:21:22
Today i undid a previous mod, the EBC Vee rotors had to go!

They made a pulsing vibration through the bike which felt like old ABS cutting in but faster, very different to warped discs, which is why the OEM discs were changed in the first place. On removal I found another issue, the ABS sensor was rubbing its pickup ring just enough to take the paint off.

I got the micrometer out and the EBC discs are 5.75mm thick at the hub, the replacement Brembo Gold Series are 5.00mm. So they should cure both problems :062:





£285 the pair delivered from Italy
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Discs-Brembo-Kawasaki-Z-1000-Sx-Abs-2012-Brake-Floating-Pair-Front-Motorcycle/362944238224?hash=item5481299290:g:uWoAAOSw~yJebJNB
I know they're for a 2012, but they fit my 2017 perfectly.
Last Edit: 09 Oct 20, 05:23:41 by MattS

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Re: What did you do to your Z1000SX today?
Reply #4233 on: 10 Oct 20, 12:12:42
I also had issues with EBC discs, the XC version. They were significantly thicker and heavier than than the OEM discs. I'd not buy them again.
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Re: What did you do to your Z1000SX today?
Reply #4234 on: 17 Oct 20, 08:31:49
Just got a clicking noise from the starter relay and was the same even after a overnight charge. Ordered and fitted a new battery. 9 years out of the original so can't complain - original replacement was only £35 including delivery so also decided to invest in a oxford oximiser 3x, so expecting at least 20 years out of this one  :008:

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Re: What did you do to your Z1000SX today?
Reply #4235 on: 23 Oct 20, 06:10:11
*Originally Posted by Foxy [+]
Just got a clicking noise from the starter relay and was the same even after a overnight charge. Ordered and fitted a new battery. 9 years out of the original so can't complain - original replacement was only £35 including delivery so also decided to invest in a oxford oximiser 3x, so expecting at least 20 years out of this one  :008:

They don't make them like they used to!    :001:

Now, wen I wus a lad............

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Re: What did you do to your Z1000SX today?
Reply #4236 on: 24 Oct 20, 08:29:16
Only just had my SX but set to fitting Oxford heated grips, 12v power socket, pyramid front fender extender.
Also received my Shad top box bracket but no need to fit that yet, all fairly straightforward, scariest thing was removing the left side fairing, make's me nervous.

Cheers

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Re: What did you do to your Z1000SX today?
Reply #4237 on: 25 Oct 20, 09:06:26
Flushed and bled all brake lines and replaced pads all round with EBC HH, I bought an Oxford one way valve bleed kit for £10 and to be honest best £10 spent for bleeding flushing brakes.

Tube over bleed nipple, slide the clip over to keep it in place, other end of the tube into empty coke bottle with a hole in the cap for the tube, crack off the bleed nipple and just pump the brake lever till all air out / fluid is  flushed through. (making sure you keep the reservoir topped up) once flushed / bled tighten bleed nipple, remove tube and a few pulls on brake lever to check you have pressure.

Saved a lot of time and trouble and much cheaper than the mityvic bleed system I have miss placed.

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Re: What did you do to your Z1000SX today?
Reply #4238 on: 26 Oct 20, 08:34:46
Hi Scotty
Was it the Oxford solo brake bleeder you bought ?
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Re: What did you do to your Z1000SX today?
Reply #4239 on: 26 Oct 20, 12:14:24
 sooty it was yes
It's a very simple device, a small tube connected to a 1 way valve with a longer tube connected to the other side of the 1 way valve.
The 1 way valve which has a direction indicator arrow on it. There is a ball bearing and spring inside it the valve.

Connect the small section of tube to the bleed nipple and put the larger section of tube into a container to collect the flushed fluid.

When you pull the brake lever in the air / fluid pressure pushes the 1 way valve open for the air M fluid to pass through, when you release the brake lever and pressure the spring inside the valve pushes the ball bearing back over the valve hole to stop air and fluid going back upto the bleed nipple.

It's very simply and 100% effective.

The valve can easily be taken apart to be cleaned out after use. There is a fair amount of pressure needed to activate the valve (I tried blowing down the tube and nothing happened apart from me looking like a puffer fish) I thought it may be faulty but connected it to the bleed nipple to see and sure enough my lungs just couldn't provide the pressure needed to activate the valve.

 



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