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by ronrex
Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: evolution of my zrx1100
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Re: evolution of my zrx1100

header is on...indoor pic...on night shift body clock, just put this together... http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af360/ronbos12/header%20on_zpsaoy0bqbp.jpg and in the sun: http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af360/ronbos12/holeshot%20complete_zpsa4wjk8fs.jpg the test ride was an eye opener. the ...
by ronrex
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: evolution of my zrx1100
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

evolution of my zrx1100

Well, it's been some year. Although i've only ridden 4500 miles since i bought this bike, you'll see it is no longer the same bike. In a few more days it will change one more time when i add a holeshot header system to my yoshimura bolt-on. The list of mods i've done, while riding this bike as much ...
by ronrex
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: zrx1100. 16t front, 47t rear sprockets.
Replies: 0
Views: 2226

zrx1100. 16t front, 47t rear sprockets.

I needed a new chain and my rear sprocket was badly worn....from being a cheap replacement with a cheap chain from some past owner. I went with the DID (zvmx i think...the good one) and a Jt rear with a sun (something...ugh) front sprockets. The bike is transformed in smoothness fromthe new parts, b...
by ronrex
Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LS2 FT2 helmet.
Replies: 0
Views: 2097

LS2 FT2 helmet.

I recently bought one of these in a basic color for only 89.95 online. I am really pleased with the features, noise level, and fit. it is currently over 200 dollars on amazon, so this deal at competition accessories is quite good. Google will easily pull up reviews and availability. it comes in many...
by ronrex
Mon May 04, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Dunlop qualifier series tires.
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Dunlop qualifier series tires.

Just a quick note to say i really like my new tires. Do to size availability and the timing of my purchase, i put a qualifier on the front and a qualifier 2 on the back, to replace a wrong sized rear metzeler. The combination transformed the bike totally. The handling is amazing, ride quality improv...
by ronrex
Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: GSX R750 vs Yamaha R6 vs Ducati monster.Suggestions to help me decide?
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

Re: GSX R750 vs Yamaha R6 vs Ducati monster.Suggestions to help me decide?

I am 5'7" and ride a zrx1100. The seat on it is lower than those three you have to choose from. I had to cut the seat cushion and lower the front 10mm via the triple trees to feel comfortable at traffic lights, especially on uneven street surfaces. Depending on your inseam, that might be a considera...
by ronrex
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Obligatory Pic thread (for bikes)
Replies: 62
Views: 39388

Re: Obligatory Pic thread (for bikes)

Many cosmetic and ergonomic mods. Now also mechanically up to snuff. Love it.

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and with striping given to me by my son for christmas.

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by ronrex
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Your opinions/experiences on sportbike purchase..
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: Your opinions/experiences on sportbike purchase..

cosmetic update:

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still evolving cosmetically, as i am bored for the winter.
by ronrex
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Valve clearance checks and buying a used bike...
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Valve clearance checks and buying a used bike...

Yep....wetsanding is really the key. Finding a paint in a rattle can that behaves like real paint can be tricky too. The old rules of laquer and enamel will always apply. The rustoleum is an interesting animal, being an alkyd enamel vs acrylic. This gives it more gas resistance right out of a spray ...
by ronrex
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Valve clearance checks and buying a used bike...
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Valve clearance checks and buying a used bike...

okay, i had to drag it out into the overcast natural light. It doesn't need much , but bright sun is even nicer! enjoy.
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by ronrex
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Valve clearance checks and buying a used bike...
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Valve clearance checks and buying a used bike...

lol. okay. I shared this on the zrxoa website, just as a fun project i did while waiting for parts. The result was a flame war from the "experts" over there on 1. paint longevity (search rustoleum on that site and you will see they were just being butts about it to me, reason unknown), 2. my lack of...
by ronrex
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Valve clearance checks and buying a used bike...
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Valve clearance checks and buying a used bike...

Hi folks. After buying my ZRX this summer, i synched the carbs and noticed quite the improvement in smoothness and performance. Then i painted it, and rode it for a couple of months back and forth to work. It had 13127 miles on the clock, i think when i bought it. Today it is in the garage with 14,9...
by ronrex
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Your opinions/experiences on sportbike purchase..
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: Your opinions/experiences on sportbike purchase..

lol...exactly...the swingarm is probably going to be black by the time spring gets here. much of what's silver will get blacked out with maybe a little valve cover highlight and fins in gold engine paint or metalcast yellow....haven't decided...that's the beauty of loving to paint...nothing matters ...
by ronrex
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Your opinions/experiences on sportbike purchase..
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: Your opinions/experiences on sportbike purchase..

here is the current staus of my bike. The front is lowered 10mm with the forks raised in the triple trees. the gold billet adjustable pegs and levers transform it ergonomically with the front end lowered for me at 5'6" and shrinking in my old age. The passenger grab handles have been replaced with h...
by ronrex
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Discuss: Bikes you have owned, your favorite and why?
Replies: 9
Views: 2770

Re: Discuss: Bikes you have owned, your favorite and why?

Ironically, i have only owned 2 of my own. A kz650 sr model i turned into my own idea of what it should be and my current zrx1100, also undergoing the same transformation, but in different directions....after all, i'm 57 years old now and i have "matured." Favorite is definitely the z-rex. It is eve...
by ronrex
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: pee wee herman's bike...
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: pee wee herman's bike...

they are slingshot racing adjustable pegs i found on amazon. They weren't cheap, but they ARE exactly what i wanted.. I don't see them for yours, but here is a page you may like http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nav_search_go?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=slingshot+racing+adjustable+foot+pegs+moto...
by ronrex
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Motorcycle Lift or jack
Replies: 5
Views: 4534

Re: Motorcycle Lift or jack

i just ordered these. this bike is getting the going through now that it's getting so cold. http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Stand-Triple-Front-Spool/dp/B006ZZSG2I/ref=pd_sbs_auto_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0B6XFN4TFZXPTJMQA1JS very easy lift, even on the 540 pound zrx1100. I was shocked at how easy. http://i...
by ronrex
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: pee wee herman's bike...
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: pee wee herman's bike...

he had every conceivable tacky add-on lol. I want one of those rotating display tables...i think he had that..lol. Thanks for the compliment. the new control stuff works great. I had to modify my shift lever for length as well as adjust it up because i raised the pegs and inch and a quarter and put ...
by ronrex
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Busa
Replies: 10
Views: 4470

Re: New Busa

I went from a nearly 9 year layoff and my previous bike was a kz650. I jumped directly to a zrx1100, so the transition may be similar. The kz needed to be wound up a little. Not so with the ZRX. judicious right hand is recommended for awhile. The brakes are WAY better on my newer bike...not sure how...
by ronrex
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: pee wee herman's bike...
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

pee wee herman's bike...

I took this pic today to show my son in florida my new brake and clutch levers and adjustable footpegs....when i saw it i couldn't help remember Pee wee's big adventure...lol...enjoy...

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