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  1. #1
    New, but just to this Board
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
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    tx

    Long time lurker, one step closer to being an owner... some questions.

    Looking for advice.

    Been in love with the Rex since it came out. My first big bike was an SV1000 which I loved and rode a long time. It had helibars, lowered pegs, and tuned the suspension for my weight, among a few other go-fast mods. Loved the bike. I originally wanted a ZRX but couldn't find one. Still I loved that bike and put tons of miles on it until I had a huge (bicycle) crash as severed my patellar tendon.

    Long story short. I let go of the SV and the wife was happier. After a long time, I am back in shape and searching.

    Now I am on the edge of buying a ZRX1100R. It has low miles but has been sitting a while and needs a carb tune to run well, so says the current owner, he is not local. It is cosmetically very clean. The valves have been adjusted. It has a full kerker with a jet kit on it.

    Questions
    A ZRX1100R with a Kerker full system and appropriate jet kit should be pushing about how much hp and torque?
    Is there any detriment to getting the 1100 over the 1200 aside from the bigger and smoother motor? Will both motors spin for a long time with good maintenance?

    The guy seems legit, the price is right. The mileage is right. Just considering the cost of a full carb tune, if I don't do it myself.

    So the questions asked.
    1100: Kerker and jetted: how much weight dropped, how much hp and torque picked up?
    1100 vs 1200: both as reliable as the other?
    Carb tune cost from a mechanic.

    Thanks and hope to be joining the ownership ranks soon.
    jsganze@yahoo.com

  2. #2
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Long time lurker, one step closer to being an owner... some questions.

    1100’s are great. Some say they handle better than the 1200. Reliability wise, they are both on equal footing.

    $210 to KWICK and your carbs will be good as new.

    http://www.kwickstand.net/Hyper-Form..._Cleaning.html

    Just remove the carbs, drain the fuel, and ship them to him.

    Once he sends them back, you’ll have to install them and have them synchronized.

    I don’t have any numbers for a jetted and piped 1100 but it’ll go like a bat outta hell compared to the stock setup.

    Welcome aboard!
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  3. #3
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Long time lurker, one step closer to being an owner... some questions.

    1100’s are great. Some say they handle better than the 1200. Reliability wise, they are both on equal footing.

    $210 to KWICK and your carbs will be good as new.

    http://www.kwickstand.net/Hyper-Form..._Cleaning.html

    Just remove the carbs, drain the fuel, and ship them to him.

    Once he sends them back, you’ll have to install them and have them synchronized.

    I don’t have any numbers for a jetted and piped 1100 but it’ll go like a bat outta hell compared to the stock setup.

    Welcome aboard!
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Long time lurker, one step closer to being an owner... some questions.

    I love my 1100.
    What Arash said

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    Re: Long time lurker, one step closer to being an owner... some questions.

    1100,1200, whatever it takes

    +1 on Kwicks carb repair and cleaning. He will get them fixed up and give you advice on some other things to consider on a bike that has been sitting for a while.

    What's he asking for it?
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  6. #6
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Long time lurker, one step closer to being an owner... some questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by ganze View Post
    Questions
    Is there any detriment to getting the 1100 over the 1200 aside from the bigger and smoother motor? Will both motors spin for a long time with good maintenance?
    Download the FREE Service Manual >>> http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...30#post4695130

    My '01 1200 has 70,000 miles and purring like a kitten. Another member on here just turned over 160,000 miles.
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  7. #7
    Weirdly Peculiar
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    Re: Long time lurker, one step closer to being an owner... some questions.

    My 1100 with Kerker pipe (street baffle) and Ivan's jet kit spun out 103 HP on a Dynojet dyno in Wisconsin at 900' elevation. Stock is 92 HP.
    2000 Green, 1109, Mikuni 38mm TMR-MJN's, Yosh pipe, ZX-11 cams, Pods, ZX-11 Ignitor, Kwick Kill, Tealdo Stick Coils, Wyn's Sprocket Cover, Ted's Battery Out, MonkeyPincher Rack

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  8. #8
    All I Want To Do Is A Zoom - Zoom
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    Jul 2008
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    Worcester, MA

    Re: Long time lurker, one step closer to being an owner... some questions.

    i sold my 1100 to a friend of mine and it had 93000 miles on it when i did. i was confident that it would cross 100K without issue because it ran great for the 87K miles i rode it (i bought it with 6200 miles). currently i own 2 1200s. the biggest difference that i can feel is the gearing is longer. i used to think there was another gear to move up to regularly with my 1100. as a matter of fact, i am often pleasantly surprised that there is another gear available with the 1200s.

    bottom line is the zrx is a very reliable bike
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