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Hey All, The names Mark from England but live in Australia. Just got myself a 2011 ZX10r. I'm coming off a Ninja 650 so going to be a huge change but cant wait!!!

It's the Black and Platinum model with ABS, also has an Annitori QS, Taylor Made exhaust and a PCV.

I do need to get some new tyres but not sure the best ones to get; so any advice would be awesome. I do mainly road riding but will take it on the track once or twice. I've had Michelin Pilot 4s on my 650 and loved them but not sure if these would suit the zx10r or if i need to got for more or a racing tyre. What do you guys run?

Anyway, looking forward to getting to grips with the bike (no pun intended) and chatting with you all
 

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:welcome:

I like the Metzler M7RR, but Roadtecs or PR4's should be ok for mainly road use with improved mileage, not so good on track though :smile2:
 

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:welcome:, CUZ.

I'm running Pirelli Diablo Rosso II's, and they have been phenomenal on the wet & dry street. I've run a track day in the sun, and as a Novice class track rider, I could only barely push their limits throttling out of high torque exits.
 

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Wellcome Mark!great info on the gen4 and a great bunch of blokes!how long have you been in Aus and what state mate!I bet your first Summer here was interesting to say at the least!funny thing is your skin is so white when you first arrive but after a couple of a Summers you develop great tans!My step Dad arrived here when he was 21yo(he's 87yo now)after doing his stint in National service and started working in construction in Western Australia(damn hot)!he developed a tan that he still has to date and many of my mates from the UK are the same!enjoy man
 

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:welcome:, CUZ.

I'm running Pirelli Diablo Rosso II's, and they have been phenomenal on the wet & dry street. I've run a track day in the sun, and as a Novice class track rider, I could only barely push their limits throttling out of high torque exits.
Nice work on those tyres!!! Looks like a very good track day!
 

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Wellcome Mark!great info on the gen4 and a great bunch of blokes!how long have you been in Aus and what state mate!I bet your first Summer here was interesting to say at the least!funny thing is your skin is so white when you first arrive but after a couple of a Summers you develop great tans! My step Dad arrived here when he was 21yo(he's 87yo now)after doing his stint in National service and started working in construction in Western Australia(damn hot)!he developed a tan that he still has to date and many of my mates from the UK are the same! enjoy man
Hey mate, In in Manly NSW, Been here for nearly 11 years (I'm 34 now) still sound English, burn English and look English haha. Each year I forget that my skin can;t handle it and burn the crap out of myself haha

For my first summer I actually worked on a building site too, I have never been so hot in my whole life!!!

Can't wait to get the ZX10R on the road :)
 

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Your in a nice place Mark being Manly!Im down South just out of Melbourne mate and you being living here for 11 years your Aussie now not a Pom lol
 

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Your in a nice place Mark being Manly!Im down South just out of Melbourne mate and you being living here for 11 years your Aussie now not a Pom lol
I went back to England this year and forgot how small the roads are, so glad im on the side of the globe! So many amazing twisties ?

You heading over the watch the GP? I plan to go next year ?
 

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MARK <> It was my first track day ever, and 'twas undeniably, incontestably, & unequivocally the most fun I've had in as long as I can remember. An absolute blast! I've already got a new job to generate the monies necessary; I've dieted 5kg off my gut to get back into fighting shape for my next trackday; and I'm resolutely committed to becoming the best version of a track day rider I can be.

That tire photo was after the first 20 minute warm-up/orientation session. I got exponentially better as the day wore on. I was simply too exhausted to keep my body position in check once I actually stopped wondering what turn came next. By that point, at almost 140kg in leathers, my legs just couldn't drive forward up off the pegs to get under the inside of the bike, and I was stuck in the seat for the entirety of my day. My goal is to lose 20kg; I've already knocked 5kg off that... 15 kilos to go.

https://www.zx-10r.net/forum/f32/my-1st-ever-track-day-homestead-351375.html
 

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MARK <> It was my first track day ever, and 'twas undeniably, incontestably, & unequivocally the most fun I've had in as long as I can remember. An absolute blast! I've already got a new job to generate the monies necessary; I've dieted 5kg off my gut to get back into fighting shape for my next trackday; and I'm resolutely committed to becoming the best version of a track day rider I can be.

That tire photo was after the first 20 minute warm-up/orientation session. I got exponentially better as the day wore on. I was simply too exhausted to keep my body position in check once I actually stopped wondering what turn came next. By that point, at almost 140kg in leathers, my legs just couldn't drive forward up off the pegs to get under the inside of the bike, and I was stuck in the seat for the entirety of my day. My goal is to lose 20kg; I've already knocked 5kg off that... 15 kilos to go.

https://www.zx-10r.net/forum/f32/my-1st-ever-track-day-homestead-351375.html
I did a track day on my 650 the other week, agree so much fun!!! I've only been riding a year (but have done 20000kms so putting in the seat time) but I dont move much in the seat on the street. It wasn't till the track day that i started to move and was so much more hard work! Was completely battered that night and I wasn't even moving that much either haha. Was very happy with my times too, one of the quickest in the beginner group with lots of foot and peg scraping, such a strange feeling! Can't wait to get the zx10r out on the track.

Amazing work on the the dieting, there really is nothing more motivational than a track day to celebrate the loss! What type of training/dieting are you doing?
 

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MARK <> . I hear ya; I was sore for 2 days! :grin2: I agree scraping pegs can definitely be unnerving the first few times it happens. You most likely won't be scraping like that once you get out on the 10R... which is gonna be a blast! As for your feet, keep the balls of your feet on the pegs, and your toes should tuck in nicely avoiding any scraping. Keeping your toes extended out is a good way to break an ankle. :frown2:

Diet is straightforward: Cut out nearly all sugars (simple & complex); I'm not exceeding 2,000 calories a day; and I'm vigilantly drinking 4L of water a day. Also, the trackday wasn't celebrating the weight loss - it was, in fact, the impetus thereof. After taking that beating & not being able to walk for two days, I committed to getting back into shape.

Training hasn't begun, yet. I just started a new job one week after the trackday, and the demands on my time are quite extreme while I'm getting situated. Once I learn the systems that are in place & then get my new protocols in order, then I should have a routine whereas I can institute a cross-training regimen of some sort.

Cheers... :eek:ccasion1
 

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So annoying!! spent all days installing a power commander only for it to not start once fitted. Took its all back to the beginning and she started again! The unit was getting power just not firing!!

Will try again next weekend!
 

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Is there a base map in the PC5 ? Sounds like Not! If not or even if yes go on there web site and download the nearest map to your bikes spec, I'm sure it's just that if you did in fact fit it correctly.
 

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Is there a base map in the PC5 ? Sounds like Not! If not or even if yes go on there web site and download the nearest map to your bikes spec, I'm sure it's just that if you did in fact fit it correctly.
I actually didnt check and didnt have a usb cable to connect to my computer. One is on order (its amazing how i dont have a mini usb cable). Is there a way I can check without it being wire to the bike?
 

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Unless the sender loaded a base map which is unlikely without communicating with you, then thete won't be a base map. Did a cable not come with the PCV? I'm sure but I may corrected by other members that if you load an appropriate base map in you'll be fine.
 

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Sorry, answering your question, the PCV does not need to fitted to the bike to load and view maps.
The PCV came with the bike and didnt come with the USB cable. As soon as it arrives in the post ill check the maps. Ill keep you posted but thanks for the help ?
 

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Is there a base map in the PC5 ? Sounds like Not! If not or even if yes go on there web site and download the nearest map to your bikes spec, I'm sure it's just that if you did in fact fit it correctly.
I think you were right! loaded a map, tried again and success. Either i plug it correctly this time or the map but either way... she started up ?
 

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So i have a couple of $$ to spend and thinking either -1 +2 sprockets and chain or braided brake lines. Any suggestions in which was i should go?

Loving the 10r, such a fun bike and always puts a smile on my face. My only worry is adding kms to it; added about 5km in 2 months and dont have any intentions of slowing down haha
 
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