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post #1 of 24 Old 02-21-2019, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hell of an Upgrade!

EDIT: weíre calling 19 gen 6?! Lol why?



So sort of on a whim, I decided to look up pricing on the 19 zx10r. My buddy who rides a newer gen (17í I think) r1 was hyping up having a quick shifter and I really wanted to give them a try.

Long story less long here we are, 06 10r gone and welcome the 19í KRT zx10r.

Initial impressions:
Initially I was thrown off by how it felt. Although it felt amazing I was used to having to put effort forth to get leaned into a corner. Whereas the new bike seemingly just fell into the corner as soon as I saw where I wanted to go and itíd just get there.

The quick shifter took some adjusting. For a few miles Iíd use clutch 1-2 and let off briefly on upshifts as if I were doing clutchless shifts on the 06. The downshifts were only difficult because I was used to gp shifting. Btw if anyone knows of an easy way to convert gen 5ís to gp shift let me know.

Suspension, are they digressive shocks? They feel stiff to me initially. But once Iím at speed it soaks up bumps as if itís on the softer side.i havenít changed the factory settings yet but will likely be changing the compression and rebound as the forks are definitely too compressed currently and the rebound is on the stiffer side. Going to be taking it to the canyons before I make any changes.

The brakes are dope and the fact that the lever is adjustable, likely wonít ever change it. Feels great, itís been raining here and the 06 was sketchy under brakes. With this 19 thereís no doubts about anything.

Iím really anxious to get it out to the canyons this weekend to get an actual fee with some lean angle and hanging off of the bike. Iím bored and jus typing at this point as Iíd much rather be out riding but Arizona decided it wants to be more like Seattle (rain). Here are some pics.




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Cute dog.......I am sure it will be an improvement over an 06. Have fun. Not much riding happening here in Malibu with the fires and the Mud. Tune up the skis...it is winter in the mountains.
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Nice upgrade. Glad you got the fastest color, green!

How's the power feel compared to the old 2nd gen?
Does the midrange on the new bike feel a bit gutless?
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That bike stock is a turd. The throttle is horrible and jerky and has terrible power delivery. Do an ECU flash you will thank me.

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Nice upgrade. Glad you got the fastest color, green!

How's the power feel compared to the old 2nd gen?
Does the midrange on the new bike feel a bit gutless?


Rain check on that until after the weekend


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That bike stock is a turd. The throttle is horrible and jerky and has terrible power delivery. Do an ECU flash you will thank me.


Throttle is far from jerky and power delivery is great from what Iíve felt thus far. You may be referring to reviews from the older gen 5s.

I will be getting it flashed/tuned once I figure out which exhaust I want for it.


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Throttle is far from jerky and power delivery is great from what Iíve felt thus far. You may be referring to reviews from the older gen 5s.

I will be getting it flashed/tuned once I figure out which exhaust I want for it.


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The throttle is definitely jerky, you just have nothing to compare it to yet! Wait till the ecu flash ;)
There's plenty of throttle restriction on these bikes stock. PLENTY. If you're using KEBC then that could definitely be disguising some jerkyness.

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The throttle is definitely jerky, you just have nothing to compare it to yet! Wait till the ecu flash ;)

There's plenty of throttle restriction on these bikes stock. PLENTY. If you're using KEBC then that could definitely be disguising some jerkyness.


You could be right.

The throttle is the only dislike I have for a bike. Not that itís jerky (I do have kbec on) but the massive deadzone it has. That and Iím used to cable throttles and they had way more feel. Iím sure this is the lay of the land now. Iím just not used to it.

The restriction comes with different power modes or are you saying even with full itís still restricted?


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Nice! Another Arizonan!

If you want to meet up this weekend (or any other) once the rain clears let me know as I just followed you on Instagram. I'll let you have a go at either my 4th gen or 5th gen so you can feel the difference in the bikes. I lived in Tucson for 10+ years before moving back home to MN for a while and recently permanently relocated back to AZ after doing the snowbird thing for a few years. Moved just outside of Phoenix so I don't know the roads here yet and would like to find some riding buddies to show me where the good roads are!
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Nice! Another Arizonan!



If you want to meet up this weekend (or any other) once the rain clears let me know as I just followed you on Instagram. I'll let you have a go at either my 4th gen or 5th gen so you can feel the difference in the bikes. I lived in Tucson for 10+ years before moving back home to MN for a while and recently permanently relocated back to AZ after doing the snowbird thing for a few years. Moved just outside of Phoenix so I don't know the roads here yet and would like to find some riding buddies to show me where the good roads are!


Dm me on Instagram. Weíll be riding tortilla flat this Sunday (canyon ride by the lakes) on the east side.

We can definitely link up and ride. Will be good to have another kawi guy to defend myself from the all of the yama fanboys lol

Join the Facebook group ďSport bikes and chillĒ itís a shit show but is usually great for meeting people.


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