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post #31 of 42 Old 09-25-2006, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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cool .. ive always wants to make my own..just dont have any metal working skills or the equipment .. need to find someone to work with ot make a riser .. i dont think its rocket science ..
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post #32 of 42 Old 09-25-2006, 05:01 PM
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i was going to make some just to do it, i work in a machine shop i just bought some heli bars for my zx12 $210 for about $20 worth of stuff.i have a welder and a powdercoat guy that will hook me up after hours, so i might make a few over the winter if anyone has a special request..
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I have the bars installed, but still have to trim the fairing. My brother stopped by last weekend while I was installing and gave me a hand. Taking our time, it took a few beers and about four hours so far. I'm guessing a few more hours to remount and trim the fairing. According to the instructions, I only need to trimabout an 1 1/2" off the lower edge behind the mirror.

I think it is possible to make the ZX9 into a long distance tourer. My other street bike is a Yamaha FJ 1200, and I like my 9 setup better. I've altered the seat and lowered the pegs to make it work for me.

I've ridden the FZ1, Triumph ST, Triumph RS, and Yamaha FJR and keep comparing them to the ZX9. The closeset bike to what I want is the ST. It may be more comfortable than a stock ZX9, but it's 70-80 pounds heavier and not nearly as quick. I think it's cheaper to alter the ergos of the 9 than pump up the ST
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post #34 of 42 Old 09-26-2006, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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carey owl .. post some pics after ur done with the speigler kit .. once u get the speigler triple clamp on, i guess u could try different types of handlebars and trim the fairing as required for an upright sitting position ..

i love the 9r for touring too .. put 400 miles last saturday all in rain and thunderstorms all day and waited out a tornado .. i felt so confident riding the 9r in the rain .. also this is the first bike where the stock fairing is PERFECT for me with no buffeting .. gotta love that 48-50 mpg when u baby it on local highways ..
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I finished the installation but can't figure out how to post any pictures. I don't have an account with any public webserver that will store my pictures. :oops: Any ideas?
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careyowl ..

u can email me ur pics and i can post em on here .. :D ill pm u my email ...

looking forward for the pics and ride review with the speiglers ..
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For anyone else having trouble posting pics, there's a 'Sticky' thread in the general section on how to post pics.

Basically you can have a pic on your hard drive, but you have to upload it to this zx-12r site first under 'Bike Gallery' above. Then link to it from there as described in the 'how to post pictures' thread.

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post #38 of 42 Old 10-04-2006, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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here are carey owl's pics..



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:!: Those do look pretty comfy!

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Due to a tempory medical condition, I'm not allowed to drive/ride until I'm cleard by the doc. :cry: I have no other restrictions. This afternoon, I snuck a short ride around the block with the Speigler bar set up. My initial impression is very good. The bars are much wider than the clip-ons. Definitely a lot more leverage to turn the bars. Sitting almost straight up, with a slight lean forward. I don't know about wind protection at higher speeds, but the top edge of the fairing seemed pretty far away.

Hopefully I'm cleared by October 18th and I can give a better evaluation, but I like what I experienced so far. I think this may be the key to my ZX9 sport tourer.
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hope u get back on 2 wheels as soon a possible .. and let us know how it feels ..
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post #42 of 42 Old 05-23-2018, 07:09 AM
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Hi everybody!

Iím obviously late to this party. Wondering how the LSL Comfort Kit worked out. My new to me ZX9R is a candidate for such a modification and if itís a good workable might make my 9R even better than it already is but Iím comparing to my long term FZ1 (G1) with Superbike bars so that one is more comfy. Any inputs appreciated a message already sent to the member.
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