- Dec 4, 2012
So here's my new Z800.
Cost 383k bht including one year first class insurance which is on a par with European prices.
My impression of bike so far is that is perfect for me, not designed for stupid speeds (I'm too old) but lots of low end power and corners great. You can have alot of fun in the twisties until the road turns to sand @ 120kph (not nice).
Do not like the seat or maybe it's riding position so am looking around for rearsets, bars and seat options.
Mods so far.
Let's start with exhaust. Akrapovic advertised on group in facebook (Thai). Paid 21500bht and 1500bht for someone to collect after checking it was complete. Once fitted realised no removable baffle so straight on the phone to be told it was definately sent, so call guy who picked it up to be told definately not sent. What to do? To replace will cost around 70 euros so would have been cheaper buying new instead of trying to keep money in Thailand.
Anyway fitting was straight forward, butterfly valve cables were tricky and an extra pair of hands would have helped.
Green Akrapovic sticker was another adventure (dealing with Thais is not easy).
Shorty levers with green span adjusters cheap from China, Ebay but look and feel good.
Full set of black probolt fasteners (engine, fairing, preload adjusters, oil filler, rear brake resovoir cover etc, etc etc)
Cheap pillion cover with Monster logo from China, looks good but may get genuine Kawasaki in the future.
Rizoma tail tidy which was a bit fiddly to fit, probably easier if I'd read the instructions first.
Carbon pillion footrest insert thingies from US, had to paint origional fasteners.
Heineken can wrapped around shock resovoir, which I think is cool, some may not.
Black radiator guard from Germany with Z800 logo which vibrates so will have to investigate.
Rizoma crash bungs. Note try to do one bolt at a time as part of engine mount, spent hours on my own trying to get holes to line up again.
Headlight protector tinted that I'm not too happy with (not a good fit, powerbronze I think)
Rizoma fly screen. Looks great but as with all Rizoma gear, expensive.
Think that's it so far.
Still to fit -
Smoke rear light with integrated indicators.
Barracuda front indicators.
Gipro gear indicator (green illuminaton) Always hunting for 7th gear.
K&N filters and irridium spark plugs.
On order -
R&G frame plugs and front spindle bungs.
Still to buy -
Dynojet PCV, autotune and quickshifter.
Bars (Rizoma or Renthal)
Rizoma bar end mirrors.
Brake lines and maybe a Brembo set up in the future.
Incidentally I had a big bust up with the missus before I left for work overseas and both my bikes are in her name so if anyone sees this bike or a pimped out KLX for sale. Please don't buy either.