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post #1 of 20 Old 11-25-2010, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Is it possible to switch .......

I have an 89 ZX10 and am wondering if I can switch the IP from the cable ugly one to a nice new digital one. Anybody know if such a kit or process exists?? I am updating the bike the best I can and would really like to put a 'fresher' looking instrument panel on it...

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post #2 of 20 Old 11-25-2010, 02:44 PM
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maybe possible BUT would take ALOT of work and trickery to get an digital tach/speedo to work on there man..unless you went with like a universal unit maybe? good idea though and still love the look of the ol' girl!! classic!!
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post #3 of 20 Old 11-25-2010, 03:23 PM
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Man that 10 is sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My dad has a pro stock drag bike with fairings modeled after the same design. Looks good man
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post #5 of 20 Old 11-26-2010, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys, shes an old one but man she has power to spare. I am trying to get a bit of a more modern look to it but am having a really hard time finding anything to make her a bit more of a head turner.

Thanks for the replies, its appreciated....I am going to keep trying to find something/someway to move to a digital dash.... somehow it can be done I am sure....

I attached a pic with the new 4 into 1 with FMF Powercore on it, just put on about 3 weeks ago. Over the winter I am going to cut the can down by about 5 inches, change the rubber on it and add some red pinstripes to the rims, do something with the rear fender/plate holder, put a stage 3 carb kit in it and replace the K&N filter with the 'bulb' types along with taking the air box out.

I will post updates closer to spring as it is getting put away now....
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I would personally leave her alone and just clean her up to look new. A bike like yours in great condition is extremely rare and I would cherish her the way she is. Just my

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Darren,
The instruments can be swapped out for a digital display; to go that route will cost you major time and money. I've seen it on a few ZX-10s on a few Japanese ZX-10 sites. I'll try to find the links and post them......

Btw, tell me the tires on your bike aren't Dunlop K455s.......If they are I suggest the first thing you do is put some fresh tires on your bike.
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post #8 of 20 Old 11-26-2010, 10:36 AM
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Darren, here's a couple of links to aftermarket gauges that could be used with your bike:

http://www.acewell-meter.com/
http://www.kosonorthamerica.com/
http://trailtech.net/vapor.html

If I were you, I would get the new gauge that you want, but don't change anything permanently. That bike is a clean example of a complete zx-10.

BTW none of the gauges that I listed are terribly expensive. I think that the Koso's get into the $500 range, but many of the others can be had for under $300.
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This is the reason I love this site, you guys rock!!! Always willing to help out a squid is just fantastic. I search and search the net for stuff and when I cant find it I post a thread and have always gotten a vast amount of information!!

Burner, I am honestly not sure what the current tires are but they are coming off in the spring. They are 15 yrs old (bike was in storage for the last 14 yrs) and both have nails in them. At this point I will not be doing the swap up the the 180 tire....
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post #10 of 20 Old 11-27-2010, 08:19 PM
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Nice looking bike. If you ever need any motor related parts let me know. I used to run that motor in my race car and have some performance parts that I'll not be using having now switched to the 10R.

BTW, if you haven't run across it, here is an excellent site dedicated to the older zed models, and its loaded with lots of members that know that bike like the back of their hands.

www.bigbikeworld.com

Ted AKA dsrbldr on the other forum. Oh, and keep it about a half quart over full of oil. Those motors like to spit the #3 rod when oiling issues show up.
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