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Author Topic: ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.  (Read 17324 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.
« on: Jun 21, 2015, 02:39:16 »
My 2000 ZR1100-C4, the ZRX.  I bought it brand new back in 2001 after I moved out from a woman I couldn’t' live with and her two tiny dogs.   I've ridden it stock for 15 years.   It's my normal daily and sport touring ride.   I take good care of it but it's time to tweak a few things.  Photodump of progress so far follows:
« Last Edit: Jun 21, 2015, 03:08:25 by canyoncarver »
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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Re: ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.
« Reply #1 on: Jun 21, 2015, 02:43:30 »
I got some goodies.  New header and muffler, stage 2 jet kit, K&N filters, and a fork brace.  All of it from Holeshot racing.  Dale was cool to talk to and he's got a great rep over on ZRXOA.  This pipe is soo much lighter than stock.
« Last Edit: Jun 21, 2015, 03:14:53 by canyoncarver »
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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Re: ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.
« Reply #2 on: Jun 21, 2015, 02:48:59 »
I love this bike enough that last year I scored a 99% complete same year/color spare bike that I'm slowly tearing down.  Notice the giant exhaust can and heavy stock headers.  I've already had to weld them up once after a wet road trip.  Time to go.
« Last Edit: Jun 21, 2015, 03:15:37 by canyoncarver »
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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Re: ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.
« Reply #3 on: Jun 21, 2015, 02:56:14 »
On the lift and digging in.  Getting the airbox out was a pain as expected. 
« Last Edit: Jun 21, 2015, 03:13:07 by canyoncarver »
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
--

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Re: ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.
« Reply #4 on: Jun 21, 2015, 02:59:08 »
And since it's up there on the lift anyway, I'm doing the valve adjustments.  I wasn't 100% sure on the shop I had do them the last time.  From here on out, I'll do it so I picked up a 9.48mm shim kit from HotCams.  About $80
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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Re: ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.
« Reply #5 on: Jun 21, 2015, 03:18:35 »
Into the valve adjustments. 
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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Re: ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.
« Reply #6 on: Jun 21, 2015, 03:19:44 »
The rocker arms are spring loaded and slide laterally off the shim.  No removing cams necessary.  Nice.

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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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Re: ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.
« Reply #7 on: Jun 21, 2015, 03:26:05 »
I'm glad I decided to do this myself.  I had a number of them that were tight but not too far out of whack.  The shim kit was awesome.  I ended being a single 2.70mm shim short, even after swapping them around.   Bobby J's Yamaha had it for $5. 

A bit of scotch makes the job go smoother.

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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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Re: ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.
« Reply #8 on: Jun 21, 2015, 03:30:15 »
And then there's the carbs and the jet kit.   Stock mains were 95, the stage two kit comes with 128,130, and 132's.  I live and ride above 5000' feet MSL so I went with the 128's . 
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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Re: ZRX1100 - Let's upgrade some stuff.
« Reply #9 on: Jun 21, 2015, 03:35:47 »
Next was the adjustable needles.  3rd notch down from the top, washer under clip.
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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