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  • #31
    FYI, the Zed has two electric fuel pumps.

    Glad you guys are loving your bikes, McDoggy & 9am



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    ~Eumenes of Cardia

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    • #32
      Like my Corbin seat. Bike came with it, have the stock on the shelf, can't see much difference just looking at them, but no reason to take the Corbin off.

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      • #33
        funny thing happened on friday. I dont know how but the keyed seat release cable popped off the little lever part on the key drum. this happens on every GD bike I have owned in the past 10 years. I always remove the key part and instaall a pull cord to remove the seat so it cant become locked on. well about a week before I got around to it it happened again lol.. in a fit of rage I ripped the corbin off the bike so now it doesnt have the tab on the front to hold it down and the pan is cracked near the back and the seat doesnt sit flush at the back. I will have to repair that before I go riding with the honey this weekend. thank goodnees its fiberglass.

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        • #34
          Rage will get you every time.

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          • #35
            If you can find a great seat on ebay etc go for it. Mine had the corbin seat when I got it and I found it too hard. I sold it. Had a local auto upholster take the stock seat and change the foam shape height... and put in a gel pad i think i paid 150 or so...

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            • #36
              Originally posted by 9am53 View Post
              I thought I'd wade in because I love my new Zed :) for reference I'm 6'5" 350# The fairing is excellent. With regular jeans on at 40 degree farenheit weiather my legs are warm as can be and the ZG windscreen I have deflects air perfectly so I can comfortably ride wihtout buffetting and I can cruise without too much weight on my wrists. With stock exhaust it is quiet, very quiet, and the chrome quality on the mufflers is very good. I have a tiny bit of yellowing in one spot, buut otherwise its very nice and clean. I dont need earplugs anymore as the bike simply whirrs along. The headlights are stellar...I'm used to one anemic bulb in an 80s reflector...this is a massive step up. The mirrors are great, I can see everything behind me with just a tiny twitch of my elbow, great power and good mileage per tank to boot. I dont know why these bikes are so often forgotten about as "never rans" its such a great value for money in a super fun practical sports touring platform for the used motorcyle buyer
              Dont mean to hijack just a quick one...is the zero gravity screen good? Im 6'5" also and the stock one puts the airflow right at helmet level if i try to tuck in for corners.

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              • #37
                I like it, if I tuck I can get right out of the air, and sitting straight up its a nice not buffety.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Ian Legg View Post

                  Dont mean to hijack just a quick one...is the zero gravity screen good? Im 6'5" also and the stock one puts the airflow right at helmet level if i try to tuck in for corners.
                  The other question is which ZG screen. They make 3 different styles from memory.
                  "You don't get slower with age, you just get more cautious." Michael Rutter

                  06 Ocean Blue ZZR1200, the coolest colour.
                  99 Yamaha R1

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                  • #39
                    This I cant tell you. To make sure I wasnt a liar I tested it out yesterday on the ride home from work. FUlly tucked so I can just see out of my rf1000 (remember I'm fat too so I cant tuck as much as many of you) I get hit right on the back of my helmet, like where the "spoiler" is I can take a picture of the windscreen when I get home. I can say pretty confidentlly that its not a tall "touring" screen, it has 2 creases along the sides that allow for a ;curved screen area right in the middle of the bike if that makes sense. I am very happy wiht it. I can move around and take as much wind as I want and hide from the rain if I want as well, it gives me options.

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                    • #40
                      based on the ZG pictures I have the double bubble for sure, ti has those creases

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by 9am53 View Post
                        based on the ZG pictures I have the double bubble for sure, ti has those creases
                        I had the ZG double bubble on my Zed for a while, but found the buffeting too much and went back to the stock screen. I'm quite tall though.

                        But I have a different brand of double bubble on the R1 and am happy with it. The airflow coming off it is quite smooth and I can tuck in enough to get out of strong headwinds and rain.
                        "You don't get slower with age, you just get more cautious." Michael Rutter

                        06 Ocean Blue ZZR1200, the coolest colour.
                        99 Yamaha R1

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                        • #42
                          Thats funny, you just threw the guy for a loop looking for a screen for a tall rider lol. I'm tall as well and like the db. keep in mind Ive never had a "new" bike like the zzr so I may not be a good person to take advice from on this topic, I'm used to ujm's more or less.

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