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post #111 of 132 Old 06-26-2017, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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You could always get the remainder on finance. Most dealers would go for that if you part ex.

I would definitely try that new Honda though. Think it's probably best all rounder of the new Superbikes.
Yes finance could be an option but as of yet im not willing to give up on the zx10. Im getting my mupo shock sent to italy today to get it revalved and resprung so im going to try that first.
Ive modded my seat too which is better but still not the same feeling as bmw or suzuki.
They seem to be alot easier to move around on
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Yes finance could be an option but as of yet im not willing to give up on the zx10. Im getting my mupo shock sent to italy today to get it revalved and resprung so im going to try that first.
Ive modded my seat too which is better but still not the same feeling as bmw or suzuki.
They seem to be alot easier to move around on
I don't find the position in the seat as good as my old GSXR on the ZX10R which I find a little more uncomfortable, I think due to the footpeg angle.

At some point I will invest in some rearsets to see if I can optimise the position.

If you like the S1KRR seat, have you thought about buying a used one on eBay and maybe use it as a reference for a custom ZX10R seat?

It is probably more than the seat though so may have to look at the angle of the pegs on the BMW also.

Might be worth a look.

Good to hear you're sticking with the 10....I think it's a great bike, but obviously its not set up out of the crate for every rider.

Let us know the feedback after using the bike on track with the rebuilt shock.
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I don't find the position in the seat as good as my old GSXR on the ZX10R which I find a little more uncomfortable, I think due to the footpeg angle.

At some point I will invest in some rearsets to see if I can optimise the position.

If you like the S1KRR seat, have you thought about buying a used one on eBay and maybe use it as a reference for a custom ZX10R seat?

It is probably more than the seat though so may have to look at the angle of the pegs on the BMW also.

Might be worth a look.

Good to hear you're sticking with the 10....I think it's a great bike, but obviously its not set up out of the crate for every rider.

Let us know the feedback after using the bike on track with the rebuilt shock.
I already have a s1000 seat and ive tried to adapt it but its not going to be possible without looking gash.
Ive heated up my zx10 seat and curved it up at the back. This has allowed 1inch rise at the back but its still not enough believe it or not.
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I already have a s1000 seat and ive tried to adapt it but its not going to be possible without looking gash.
Ive heated up my zx10 seat and curved it up at the back. This has allowed 1inch rise at the back but its still not enough believe it or not.
Maybe experiment with individual layers of padding on top of the seat, then when you have something to your liking...Remove the pins holding the surface covering to the seat and stick the padding in then re-cover.
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Maybe experiment with individual layers of padding on top of the seat, then when you have something to your liking...Remove the pins holding the surface covering to the seat and stick the padding in then re-cover.
That kinda the idea i had. I wanna strip the s1k seat and see if i can adapt the foam onto my seat then re staple
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That kinda the idea i had. I wanna strip the s1k seat and see if i can adapt the foam onto my seat then re staple
At some point I'm going to replace the foam in my seat with some high quality memory foam.

After riding to Nurburgring a few months back, my arse wasn't too pleased.
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I enjoyed watching this GSXR 17 vs. BMW 16 video:
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I enjoyed watching this GSXR 17 vs. BMW 16 video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaXs0VOcztI
Yeah they funny guys.
They commented on the same things i noticed.
The poor throttle. Poor welds and finish. Poo feeling brakes.
But i couldnt say the rest of it was that good like they were saying although i didnt try the rr version.
You wouldnt want one as a road bike i guarentee but maybe it comes together better on track.
The midrange pickup was good and slightly more than my gen4 but not sure about better than s1k.
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Got my shock back at last.
Fully serviced and supplied with a dyno chart.
Although i requested a 110 spring they suggested that i needed a 115.
I thought that may be a hard ride but it just isnt. Its just very controlled over the bumps and nice feedback when leant over.
Not tried it on track but its certainly going to be an improvement.
The only issue i had was hitting some big bumps in the road at high speed caused the bike to get out of control so i need to back off the preload and have a more forgiving road setting.
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Got my shock back at last.
Fully serviced and supplied with a dyno chart.
Although i requested a 110 spring they suggested that i needed a 115.
I thought that may be a hard ride but it just isnt. Its just very controlled over the bumps and nice feedback when leant over.
Not tried it on track but its certainly going to be an improvement.
The only issue i had was hitting some big bumps in the road at high speed caused the bike to get out of control so i need to back off the preload and have a more forgiving road setting.
Are you running the shock with the gen 5 links and dog bone?
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