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Old 16th October 2014, 13:05   #91
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The green colour is the same in 2014 and 2015.
The differences between this and 2014 scheme are,
1. Green Mudguard instead of Black on 2014
2. Black side panel instead of Green on 2014
3. Black seat instead of Green on 2014
4. Green Tail instead of Black on 2014

Frankly, I like the 2015 more than 2014 (except perhaps the Green Mudguard). The green seat doesnt look all that great and is really hard to maintain and the green tail looks much better.
Agreed. I wish kawasaki had painted Z1000 green colour on Z800. It has much more shine and looks striking.

IMO green seat & side panels contributed more in adding looks than the green mudguard. To each his own. Even 2015 colour scheme looks good.

How is braking on your bike after 1K KM? Did you ask service centre folks to clean brake pads during first service?

I find them to be sharp on my bike. I guess you got adjusted to N250 brakes which are amazing and comparing with Z800

I can feel some vibrations near 5 to 6K RPM and also some rattling noise in headlight assembly on my Z800. Planning to visit service centre this saturday to get it fixed.
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Agreed. I wish kawasaki had painted Z1000 green colour on Z800. It has much more shine and looks striking.

IMO green seat & side panels contributed more in adding looks than the green mudguard. To each his own. Even 2015 colour scheme looks good.

How is braking on your bike after 1K KM? Did you ask service centre folks to clean brake pads during first service?

I find them to be sharp on my bike. I guess you got adjusted to N250 brakes which are amazing and comparing with Z800

I can feel some vibrations near 5 to 6K RPM and also some rattling noise in headlight assembly on my Z800. Planning to visit service centre this saturday to get it fixed.
Completely agree on the Z1000 colour scheme. Looks striking.
Yes the N250R brake feel was superb. The best I have experienced so far in any bike. They did clean the pads during the service. I am finding the brakes better now.

There are some vibes around 6K (in certain gears, surprisingly). That is further accentuated due the bike being really smooth below it. No rattling noises for me though.
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I am finding the brakes better now.

There are some vibes around 6K (in certain gears, surprisingly). That is further accentuated due the bike being really smooth below it. No rattling noises for me though.
Good to read that brakes have improved.

I felt vibes in 2 and 3 gear near 6K RPM. Quite surprising on such a smooth motor.
Post service, i can feel them at around 2.5K RPM in first gear.

What accessories have you bought or planning to buy.
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Good to read that brakes have improved.

I felt vibes in 2 and 3 gear near 6K RPM. Quite surprising on such a smooth motor.
Post service, i can feel them at around 2.5K RPM in first gear.

What accessories have you bought or planning to buy.
My bike is very smooth below 6K.

I havent bought anything yet. Havent had time mostly.
My plan is for the following,

1. Tank Pad (Looking for a aesthetically good one)
2. Crash Guards
3. Engine Guard (Really love the Kawasaki ones, need to see the cost)
4. Might get some additional rim stickers.

Thats it for now. Not sure if I should get a wind screen. It kind of spoils the look. Lets see.
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My plan is for the following,

3. Engine Guard (Really love the Kawasaki ones, need to see the cost)

Thats it for now. Not sure if I should get a wind screen. It kind of spoils the look. Lets see.
I would advise you to add Radiator guard to the list. It will protect radiator from flying debris.

You can order Kawasaki engine guards from service centre and they cost ~21K in bangalore. Should be a bit less in Pune due to lower tax. They look awesome but they don't cover starter motor.

Puig and double bubble windscreen look decent on Z800. You can search for pics on google.
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I would advise you to add Radiator guard to the list. It will protect radiator from flying debris.

You can order Kawasaki engine guards from service centre and they cost ~21K in bangalore. Should be a bit less in Pune due to lower tax. They look awesome but they don't cover starter motor.
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Any idea on the cost of the Radiator guard. I was told its available from the service center.
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Any idea on the cost of the Radiator guard. I was told its available from the service center.
R&G Racing radiator guard is available with performanceracing.in for 7K + Shipping. You may order on ebay.com, available at lower cost.

AFAIK It is not available with service centre folks.
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Got mirror extenders installed on my Zee. It was 10 minute job. They make a lot of difference.
Rear visibility has improved significantly as riding jacket is no more visible in rear view mirror Also mirror height has been increased by a couple of centimetres. Worth 11 GBP.
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Had been to Auto Service Banashankari yesterday to get 3M PPF (Paint protection film) installed on Z800. I would just say AVOID them. Film is excellent but the guys could not cut it properly leaving gaps between different pieces. 2000 bucks down the drain.
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Had been to Auto Service Banashankari yesterday to get 3M PPF (Paint protection film) installed on Z800. I would just say AVOID them. Film is excellent but the guys could not cut it properly leaving gaps between different pieces. 2000 bucks down the drain.
I got the PPF installed on the rear tail pieces of my bike. There are a lot of bubbles but it does the job of protecting the paint.

That said, I got the PPF installation for my car from a 3M outlet (HSR layout) and they did a fab job. You might want to check if they do bikes also.
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Must be quite a task getting the wrap to bend over all those curves and add to that some inexperienced installers.

Djay, updated photos please with all those mods. Hope it wont be too much trouble?!
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Must be quite a task getting the wrap to bend over all those curves and add to that some inexperienced installers.

Djay, updated photos please with all those mods. Hope it wont be too much trouble?!
Yes but installing ppf on tank was fairly easy task. They could not do it properly.

No trouble mate. I am installing radiator guard today. Will upload pics.
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Installed radiator guard last week. Few pics:

Zee comes home - My 2014 Kawasaki Z800-20141026_163429.jpg

Guard has Z800 embossed on it.
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Mirror extenders are very useful. Riding jacket is no more visible in rear view mirror. Rear visibility has improved considerably.
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Current Odo is at ~1200.
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My first bike ride with team-bhpians

Went on a breakfast ride yesterday towards krishnagiri. Sharath (hifisharu), Aditya (n_aditya) and Roshan Rao joined me for a ride.

We started at 6:30 AM from silkboard junction. Weather was cool and nice.

Aditya was riding a Ninja 250, Roshan has a brand new Ninja 300 with just over 100KM on odo, Sharath was riding a Street Triple and i was riding a Z800.

After having breakfast in Mc donalds, we rode towards krishnagiri for around 20KM and later started our return journey.

Few pics from yesterday's ride:

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Aditya taking a pic of Z800's brake light.
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Venkat Shyam's N650 and Aditya's N250.
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Sharath's ST. I rode Sharath's bike for ~20KM and man its an amazing machine. Never felt that i am riding a big bike. Awesome
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Roshan's new Ninja 300
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I too had an awesome ride.... Was great to ride with all of you. Hope to ride with you all soon. Happy riding!!!
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