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Re: MK11 - WOW!

#16 PostAuthor: Gonzo » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:28 pm

I do like a MK11 but not in its standard form, that big square rear tail light looks weird with such a spindly little tyre below it.

Now, if it's a Sanctuary special... Mmmmmmm!

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Re: MK11 - WOW!

#17 PostAuthor: King of Kings » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:59 am

Think it’s unfair to compare them with GSX1100, they came out a touch later, the few contemporary tests where reasonably favourable, but the CB900/GS1000 outhandled them, they weren’t slow though, yank tests got near 135mph with great 1/4 miles, the ST was even quicker! :shock:

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Re: MK11 - WOW!

#18 PostAuthor: trikerdrew » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:36 am

how bloody much!

Rather have a z1000a2

crazy money-bah humbug

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Re: MK11 - WOW!

#19 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:46 am

weaver wrote:don't know why these are so revered,awful styling :)

The Z1 is a bit before my time and as much as I love them, the MK2 was THE big Kwack to own when I was 18. If I had to own just one classic it would be a MK2.
Far rarer than the first model Z1.
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Re: MK11 - WOW!

#20 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:46 am

Gonzo wrote:I do like a MK11 but not in its standard form, that big square rear tail light looks weird with such a spindly little tyre below it.

Now, if it's a Sanctuary special... Mmmmmmm!

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And now you're talking!
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#21 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:48 am

paul doran wrote:I have a UK unrestored example complete with standard pipes

You have to keep rubbing that in Paul...
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#22 PostAuthor: weaver » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:41 am

Gonzo wrote:I do like a MK11 but not in its standard form, that big square rear tail light looks weird with such a spindly little tyre below it.

Now, if it's a Sanctuary special... Mmmmmmm!

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they definitely have potential!

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#23 PostAuthor: njwmct » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm

I've always liked the MKII - a good friend of mine had one new in 1979, I rode it a couple of times & loved it right from the start.
Can't believe that I'm lucky enough to have this one now :D
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#24 PostAuthor: Sgt.Pinback » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:09 pm

Didn´t knew you can keep the center stand in place with a Kerker 4-1.

Looks good. Do you have a pic directly sideways?

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#25 PostAuthor: njwmct » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:43 pm

Sgt.Pinback wrote:Didn´t knew you can keep the center stand in place with a Kerker 4-1.

Looks good. Do you have a pic directly sideways?


Sorry, unfortunately I don't have a full on side picture at the moment - In addition to retaining the center stand what is also good is that there is full access to the oil filter & drain plug.

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Re: MK11 - WOW!

#26 PostAuthor: Sgt.Pinback » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:48 pm

I´m no expert with Kerker, are there different versions? If so, which one is yours?

(I do need a center stand)
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#27 PostAuthor: njwmct » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:42 pm

Sgt.Pinback wrote:I´m no expert with Kerker, are there different versions? If so, which one is yours?

(I do need a center stand)


I purchased this secondhand so I'm not 100% sure of the no.s but I think the system part no. is:

128-61001 for the Chrome System & 127-61001 for Black

I believe it's the same system for the Z900 / Z1000 / Z1R / MKII

https://www.denniskirk.com/search/Kawasaki+Z1+Kerker.q

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Re: MK11 - WOW!

#28 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:34 pm

Sgt.Pinback wrote:I´m no expert with Kerker, are there different versions? If so, which one is yours?

(I do need a center stand)


I think there are just the two types - the “race” pipe is straighter and goes under the oil filter more like the Nitro pipe on the Sanctuary bike, the “street” version is curved round a bit more like you can see in that njwmct pic to allow oil filter access

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Re: MK11 - WOW!

#29 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:29 am

I also have a Kerker that I'm going to fit to my MK2. A great period pipe with the right looks.
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Re: MK11 - WOW!

#30 PostAuthor: Sgt.Pinback » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:53 am

Thanks for info!
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