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As far as I know the exhaust valve goes wide open at about 9k rpm, vets here would know for sure

I came from a '21 S1000RR and unless I'm at the very top of the rpm band I don't feel lacking in power at all, this thing is an animal
 

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As far as I know the exhaust valve goes wide open at about 9k rpm, vets here would know for sure

I came from a '21 S1000RR and unless I'm at the very top of the rpm band I don't feel lacking in power at all, this thing is an animal
From the minimum research I just did it looks like that sounds about right. Opens more with more rpm. Apparently that’s just for throttle response as well. That’s impressive for the old Kawi!
 

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Removing secondaries will give you a bit more top end at the cost of low end. Unlike popular belief secondaries are not there to restrict the bike: they are functional and help achieve smooth power.
 

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Removing secondaries will give you a bit more top end at the cost of low end. Unlike popular belief secondaries are not there to restrict the bike: they are functional and help achieve smooth power.
Yes this is what I’ve heard. Also heard you get increased response as long as it’s tuned well. I was honestly hoping for a bit more on top but this thing is an animal on the street. Oh you wanna pull away from that light quickly… don’t mind if I loft the front end 😂
Fantastic machine those 04-05 ZX-10s are really fun!
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I personally think adding the rear seat cowl on the gen 1 is beautiful
Thanks! Agreed! If anyone knows where I can get an oem one let me know!
 

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Rear cowlings/seat covers are hard to find (new, or even decent used) - you can try here KAWASAKI All Models: Custom Parts for 356 models from classic to the latest - Webike

Make sure you look up the part number for the whole assembly with mounting brackets, not just the cowl piece e.g. 16146-0022-725 (last 3 digits is paint code) 2005 Kawasaki NINJA ZX-10R (ZX1000-C2) Seat | Babbitts Kawasaki Partshouse

Also call before you order...many will list something in stock on a website and they don't actually have it
 

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Rear cowlings/seat covers are hard to find (new, or even decent used) - you can try here KAWASAKI All Models: Custom Parts for 356 models from classic to the latest - Webike

Make sure you look up the part number for the whole assembly with mounting brackets, not just the cowl piece e.g. 16146-0022-725 (last 3 digits is paint code) 2005 Kawasaki NINJA ZX-10R (ZX1000-C2) Seat | Babbitts Kawasaki Partshouse

Also call before you order...many will list something in stock on a website and they don't actually have it
Thanks for the info!
 
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