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hi guys,

i have been snooping around this board for a couple weeks and i have decided to register because you guys are cool and i would like to be a part of your group. i crashed my 2k gixxer 750 about 4 weeks ago and i have decided to get a 12 ( a 2k red ) because the hayabusa is ugly. i was wondering what should be my first mods? i was thinking about going down on the front sprocket and adding a steering dampener. i was wondering are there any now problemz with this bike that i need to be aware of? the last question is the handling all my boys say that i wont be able to keep up with them in the corners because the 12 doesn’t not handle to good. can any of your guys keep up with gixxer 750's and zx-9r's in the corners? thanks for you help in advance guys.


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Dawgtuff...

Welcome to the world... One of the major problems we have ALL found with the 12 is that it's very hard to keep it under the speed limit. If you get a 2k there were a few recalls so get that checked out (another 2k owner can help you w/that). The 12 doesn't corner as well as smaller bikes but they cant keep up with the 12's on straights.

I cant comment on mods yet because I am pretty much stock but the guys on this board will love to spend your money for you <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> .

Just look and hang around and I guarantee if you get your 12 you will get some very good info here and will make at least one friend!!

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Welcome to the board.I think you will love the 12.As far as the curves go I think skill has alot to do with it.Not that I am a big curve cutter.Used to ride with a guy that rode a bonniville he busted everybody ass in the curves.Besides you will be so far ahead of them by the time you get to the curves you can take it easy.

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Welcome to the board & the guys that don't think a 12 can keep up in the curves...well, they haven't ridden with Tenn12. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">

Get the 17t front, & put a 180 on the rear...& you'll have no problem keeping up (or passing) your friends!! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D">

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Welcome Dawg.

My condolences to you on your gixxer, they are good bikes. I have a friend who got rear-ended on his 99 gixxer750 and it did some pretty serious damage.

A good rider on a 12 can hold his own with any bike in the curves. I have a buddy that can smoke just about any rider I've ever met on his zx-11, so you know I am a rider 80% / bike 20% kind of guy.

What I'm getting at is the zx12 will take you as fast and far as your skills allow. If you were mid-pack on the 750, you'll be midpack on the 12 (in the curves). On the straights, you will be in front. I have never had another bike take me in the straights, including a Busa. Thats a fact.

First mod you do on the 12 is replace the stock Dunlops. Go 180 in the rear. I highly recommend Michelin Pilots. That will put you right back in the game. The stock tires on the 12 suck. The 200 is the worst tire I've ever owned.

Second mod is a good aftermarket pipe. At the same time, remove the KleenAir to prevent backfiring. Wrap the pipe.

Third mod most guys recommend is a 17t front. I don't run one, but alot of guys do.

The 12 has killer hp, and you will never want for more.

Have fun.

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Blitz said it all! The only thing I disagree with is his second to last statement. Can you ever have enough horsepower? At least with this bike every little mod flattens your ass a little more.

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thanks for all your help guys. i was wondering if i can run a 16 t front sprocket. i ask this because i saw a post were a member on this board used a 16t. i really don’t care about top speed but i want my bike to accelerate like a bat outta hell. can i remove the kleen air system on the stock pipe and will the cpu compensate for added air from adding a k&n air filter?

as far as riding skills i am a pretty go rider. i am in the top three in the group when we ride. i think the 12 should be allot of fun. i am a small guy ( 165 lbs ) does this bike wheelie easy?

thanks for all the posts


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i was wondering if i can run a 16 t front sprocket.

- yes. there are a couple guys here running 16t. I have not heard of any problems due to the tight circ. w/ a 16t, to date.

can i remove the kleen air system on the stock pipe and will the cpu compensate for added air from adding a k&n air filter?

- the K & N is fine. Do NOT run the cat conv. w/ the Kleen Air removed.

i think the 12 should be allot of fun. i am a small guy ( 165 lbs ) does this bike wheelie easy?

- The bike wheelies pretty easy. At your weight I would not push it too hard until you get used to it AND break-in is done.

Added note, ESPECIALLY if you go 2k model, break it in exactly as told. No bullshit before 2k miles.

- Blitz


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Do NOT run the cat conv. w/ the Kleen Air removed.

can you explain these two mods for me. i thought the kleen air was cutting out the stuff that is in stock pipe. am i wrong?

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The Kleen Air sits on top of the valve cover, and injects airbox air into the exhaust ports, just aft of the valves.

The Cat converter is the weird looking honeycomb thing that you see in Marks post, that he is gonna finish taking out tomorrow.

They are are not one and the same, but they definitely rely on eachother.

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2000 mile break in? you gotta be kidding !! My 02 is 1000 miles and it seems like forever

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i get it now. the homecomb stuff is the CAT. so you just cut all this stuff out to perform this mod. so how do you to the kleen air mod?

how do you do the crankcase suction mod? do you connect the clean air system to the crankcase? i did a similar mod to my gixxer it greatly improved the response on the bike.

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Go to the "Performance Upgrades" --- "Kawasaki Kleen Air System" --- Blitz's Number one Kleen Air Removal Proc.".

The CC Vacuum, I have not done, so I can't comment on. Mamba has, amongst others I believe.

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Hey DAWG welcome to the board. I am a 2k ( faster red ) owner. If you want the recall info shoot me a e-mail.

1 Yes a 12 wheelie's VERRY!!!! easly READ== do not push it till you got some saddle time on her. Its a whole new ball game going from a 750 to a 12 ( in power regards)


2 Handling yes she will handle. With the 200 rear tire it just takes more effort to get her to lean to a good angle. ( a 190 or a 180 fix's that ) In fact there a couple of board member's that i ride with that just smoke in the corners ( much respect ND , WD )

3 As far as mods its really how much money you got in you're pocket. And what you want Pipe,17 tooth,16 tooth,180-190 ect ect Just depends on what you want.


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thanks for the info. i will go look around the performance section to see if i can find any tips on these mods.

venom the email has been sent.....thanks dude

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Mod #1......17t (unless you are Blitz)

Mod#2.......180/55 Pilot Sport rear

Mod#3.......Full exhaust


At that point I doubt you'll have any complaints.

Listen to Blitz, he knows what he's talking about (with the exception of sprockets)

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thanks ninja dude,

i guess i will be going with the 17tooth instead of the 16tooth. yes i will be changing the rear tire for sure. i will be getting the full muzzy system.


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vozizm,

thanks for the link. thats a tight bike. do you think i should wrap my headers? i was thinking about doing that on my 750 but the guys on the board said not to do it. thanks again for the link.

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