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post #1 of 43 Old 11-08-2010, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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919 vs zrx1100

Anyone have expierience on both bikes and feel like doing a comp for me?

Ive always dug the zrx but have never rode one and question kawis build quality based on two 90's ninjas i have had around. Maybe stupid maybe not.

Im considering a trade (can't belive it), I had a blackbird and 919 at the same time and choose the 9er over the bird for weight and the 9er was just more fun everywhere but the interstate. so I don't wanna get off the 9er and regret it.

Reason Im considering the kawi is 1) I like em 2) Ive read its fairly easy to get impressive #'s in the 130hp range out of the 1100 with zx cams and what not 3) Ive had the 9er forever and just feel like a change

Im only hesitant because of how satisfied I am with the 919, I really am.

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post #2 of 43 Old 11-08-2010, 07:55 PM
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I owned a 1100 for awhile. It is my 2nd most favorite bike (the 919 is 1st).

It is the carburated version of the 919 that weights more.

They are a lot a like.
Comfortable, good looking, with a ton of torque and not much top end (stock).

I liked it better than my FZ1 and SV1000 naked.

They respond very well to mods.

It was one of the best sounding bikes that I've owned with only a Kerker slip-on.

I would not hesitate to buy another one, but it would NEVER replace my 919.

The older I get the lighter I want my bikes and the more I like FI.

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If you get rid of the 9er get something newer that already has 130hp and ride the wheels off it.

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Kinda what I was thinkin wasnt impressed with the bird I like the flickability of the 9er. dayum dayum.

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just read some reviews the zrx is gettin good ones, is it noticably faster than the 919? Thats always been my single beef with the 9 I hardly ever go WOT but when I do Id like a little more "oh shit" feeling, I like that.

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post #8 of 43 Old 11-09-2010, 05:11 AM
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.......if you don't ride twisties and don't mind the weight.....it should be a good bike.

If your going the ZRX route......why not hold out at get the ZRX1200?

......have had a few friends with 1st gen FZ1's, they really like them....

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I have seat time on a ZRX1200R. Nice cushy ride, really upright seating, and lots of torque. It just wasn't my thing. It felt heavy. A good friend in town owns one.

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Im out on the fz1 they dont feel super heavy but they feel like the weight is held high, hard to explain just feels off to me. I have a chance to get a 1100 thats why I wouldnt hold out for a 1200, Id really like to ride one before making a commiment. I do enjoy some hardish corner riding from time to time but I think the zrex should cope ok for my occational romp, I just felt like the the XX, and my busa were big pigs and they didnt feel very responsive to quick changes I hated that!

The 9er may be the right balance for me and I dont wanna go replacing something that fits my riding style with something thats close to fitting my riding style. Guess I just said it, Im happy with the 9er.

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Ive had the 9er forever and just feel like a change


what...3 years??

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yeah acually your about right, wierd. Its the longest Ive ever had any vehical...

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I got odd replies in another thread for my 11 year stint on a Nighthawk S. Just never had eyes for anything else. Then 7 years on a CBR, then 1 year on a Yamaha Warrior. Going on 4 with the 919 with no end in sight.

If you think all that's bad, my old man is still riding his 1982 Suzuki GS850L that he bought in 1982. Yeah, almost 30 years on the same old thing.

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I've always had a petite chubby for the black/silver/purple combo.

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Ive always dug the green and white ones

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post #16 of 43 Old 11-09-2010, 07:23 PM
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zrx are very cool and comfy and plenty fast!!!l and lots of aftermarket for them.

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I've owned both. Like Murph said the Z-Rex does feel heavy, and is about 50-60lbs heavier. The Rex seat also slids you into the gas tank. If I could find a nice 1200 I would buy it now. Both bikes suit me fine.

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post #18 of 43 Old 11-12-2010, 04:38 PM
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zrx11 was a nice bike. Nice torque , not much hp for an 1100.
The thing weighed a ton. The lower motor mount under the
cs sprocket would crack. When they start shifting sloppy 4 to
5th its a warning - expensive trans problem is near. Under seat
storage was amazing.
Kerker slip on w/jet kit 108 hp.

All in all I like the 9 better.

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At one point I considered stuffing my spare zx-14 engine in one. ZRX frames can be had pretty cheap via the eBay.

Along this line, KAWABUSA but true green.. as in all KAWASAKI.

I decided to keep the spare ZX-14 engine on stand by for the next time I spin a rod bearing or worse.

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What?!! ZRX's are not flickable???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5RZ...mbedded#at=133

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The last guy in the vid killed it. Shaved 3 seconds off the fastest time.

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Oh hey nihonjin man, what does the video title say?

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If you get rid of the 9er get something newer that already has 130hp and ride the wheels off it.
Yes, I second this.










Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shit! I got suckered into an old thread!

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Wow....that's some serious bike control. I'm impressed...

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Off topic from OP, i know, but....

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Oh hey nihonjin man, what does the video title say?
Er...something like Dunlop 2 heat event or rather...


I wonder how it feels riding that RR with a high bar like that.

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You should check out some of the Japanese motorcycle magazines(my wife is Japanese and we sometimes go to Kinokunya bookstores where they sell Japanese books and magazines). They mod the ZRXs over there pretty good. For the most part many use Ohlins for the suspension and I think that would help the ZRX.

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I've owned both, the 919 and a 1200ZRX. To my eye the ZRX is prettier. But I don't regret selling the ZRX and getting the 919. The 919 just feels so much lighter and playful.

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You should check out some of the Japanese motorcycle magazines(my wife is Japanese and we sometimes go to Kinokunya bookstores where they sell Japanese books and magazines). They mod the ZRXs over there pretty good. For the most part many use Ohlins for the suspension and I think that would help the ZRX.

Is there a particular title to look for?

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OMG. I have never seen anyone lean so far at slow speeds. Now I've got to buy a cheap Ninja 250 just to learn to do that. Love it.

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Is there a particular title to look for?
It's called: Mr. Bike Buyer's Guide. Custom. Shop Special Custom Issue.
It's printed by Motor Magazine Mook(I have a 2010 issue)

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There's also a video floating around of the Jap Cops doing drills on the 1400 Concours, complete with radios and storage box on back. Very skilled riders on a 700 lbs bike!

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Is there a particular title to look for?
Pretty good online version of a mag I pick up every now and then, custom people.


?????????CUSTOM PEOPLE??????

Lotsa pimped-out vintage CB's, ZXR'x, Z's and GPZ's. Very cool stuff

The site's in Japanese but the pictures are in english.

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Oh the Japanese way of having fun!

I wanted so bad to just buy one of those 2 strokes and ship it back for "off Road Use Only" of course, but I went over with a 1984 CB700 Nighthawk S and had alot of fun over there with it.

You want to see impressive, find a video with the Police training, I Would NEVER Attempt to outrun a police officer on a bike, if they are in a car, I was GONE!!!!!!

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Depends on what kind of riding you do or want to do. I currently own two zrx's and a 919...they are completely different bikes. The stock ZRX is big, pretty, comfortable, torquey and well...chubby. You can mod the crap out of em for cheap to gain a ton of HP and they will pull your arms out of the sockets once you do. The 9'er is lighter, more flickable and much more parking lot and tight space riding friendly. From stop light to stop light fun, the ZRX is hard to beat. In my book it's a toss up. Here's the 150 hp version.

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150hp? Holy hell.......

Do tell what it takes to get that kind of power out of the Rex.

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150hp? Holy hell.......

Do tell what it takes to get that kind of power out of the Rex.



a butt load of engine mods....this thing rips. What it doesn't do is go very far on a tank of fuel.

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Had a ZRX challenge me on the highway while on my Hayabusa 2 summers ago.....neck & neck the whole way.

Yep.....have first hand knowledge of what's possible. Still to this day wonder exactly what was done to that bike.

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Why don't we do that

I'm no were nere that capable on my bike. Is that done with constant rear brake applied. How can i learn that type of riding ability...???

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