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Thread: 2012 ZX14R Accessories

Created on: 04/04/12 08:49 AM

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ebad050


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2012 ZX14R Accessories
04/04/12 8:49 AM

Hello Brothers!

I'm looking for a few accessories for my new 2012 ZX14. Please let me know where I could find them online or if there is another better way of doing the amendment. I am looking for:

- Frame Sliders
- Blacked out windscreen
- Fogged out Tail Lights
- License Plate holder eliminator

Your help is much appreciated!

Ebad K.

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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
04/04/12 9:18 AM

Welcome to the forum!



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Rook


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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
04/04/12 10:02 AM

Hi, Ebad. wow, you can buy any of those items from any number of online suppliers. Get a PayPal account and and start spending!! (some online suppliers only work through PayPal but most will take your credit card info ---and if there is a problem, your credit card does a good job of straightening it out. PayPal also will solve disputes. Most of my online transactions have gone smoothly if there was a mistake it was solved between me and the supplier.

I just google the part I want and often go with the supplier I find at the top of the list. Some members are really good shoppers and they find stuff on sale.. I don't know how they do it. I guess you can google anything you want and you will get some sort of list to fulfill your desires.

Before I give you any comments, seems as though you may have posted this in the wrong section. No problem, really. I mean, we can adress this here but it would be better to post stuff pertaining to your brand new 2012 ZX-14r in the GENERAL ZX-14Rsection which is located third down on the list at the home page of our site. (<<BTW, that is a link. You can mouse over and click on that to go right to ZX-14r General).


First thing you need to do Ebad,, is decide EXACTLY what brand of item you want. For instance, there are a hundred different sliders that will fit the ZX-14. Educate yourself by googling around and reading reviews and comments. Most of this info will come from online forums like this.

You can always ask a specific question here. That is always my first step. As you use the forum and check in on the various sections that are available. You will find where best to post your thread according to what your topic pertains to. General seems to be the most read section and you get the most responses there. I often try to pick a section that is more specific so that the thread is easier to find. (for example, I may post How do I change Spark Plugs in the Maintenance section.

Bikeland zx14.com is also a good forum to ask ZX-14 questions. although there are a number of hardasses over there who will flame you for being a newbie....some still flame me but no reason to get all bent out of shape. I always get great performance info over there too. There are a good number of racing people over there.

OK. to adress your modifications info needs:

1. Frame sliders- I just installed LSL sliders. Did much research. That is a safe one to choose for the Zx-14. Some owners choose to NOT install sliders on a ZX-14. the 14 requires rather long slider posts to reach the outer fairing. Those long posts act as levers and may break the frame which is a bigger problem to fix than replacing fairings. Also, it is a big heavy bike. Even a tip over onto a slider could break the frame.

LSL sliders have 2 frame attachment points to improve strength and weight distribution in a fall. Every slider made by LSL was engineered for and tested on the model of bike it was designed to fit. LSL sliders also have a nylon insert pad that absorbs the initial shock of a fall which reduces the chances of frame damage further. LSLs are a bit expensive but you can see why. I am really sold on these and I highly recommend. There are other two point frame attachment sliders out there. If you don't go with LSL, def go with a different 2 point attachment slider or I would just go without.

2. Blacked out windscreen.
My God, man, you can get those anywhere. I hear some do NOT fit well so ask around and get recomendations.

3. You talking tinted / colored flashers? I have seen them for flashers and the tail light. Also have heard there is a blackout spraypaint that works well.

4. Some fender eliminator kits will locate the plate farther back on the tail which I always found appealing. It's up to you but I recommend buying a couple L brackets from Home Depot for $1. Here is a link. This is how we did it on the Gen 1 ZX-14 and I bet this can be done on the Gen 2. Your tail fairings may remove a bit differently than the Gen 1. The ECU and fuse box probably all installed the same. You can just cut the wire to the tag light under the tail and avoid all the work of tearing the bike apart. I like to keep things intact as much as possible so I try not to destroy the OEM parts whenI mod.

CLICK>> DIY FENDER ELIMINATOR

for your license plate illumination needs, CLICK>>> LED TAG LIGHT


hope that helps. Feel free to ask any questions or PM me any time.


* Last updated by: Rook on 4/4/2012 @ 10:12 AM *



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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
04/04/12 10:37 AM

WoWWW this was very detailed and informative, thank you very much Rook for the detailed explanation of everything. I waited a good 5 to 6 years for this bike after i sold my 05 black and yellow gsxr1000. It's strange that i bought the fastest production motorcycle but am all about looks and don't really care about speed. I was gathering up information for when I am ready to change things on the bike. Meanwhile I bought the bike for $14200 out the door and have about $15000 worth of accessories on order :) like i said 5 years I saved and i'm all about the looks. This is what I have on order:
- 330 Fat Tire OSD single sided Swing Arm (Roaring Toyz) $9500
- Alien Head 2 complete Exhaust System (Brocks Performance) $1400
- Powercommander 5 with Dynotune $299.99
- LED Kit $170
- A lot of other miscellaneous items :)

I know i'm not going to be able to take sharp turns etc but i'll get to ride the bike may be for a few hours a day, about 4 to 5 days a month so speed is the last thing on my mind, i want to take it out and cruise and enjoy the weather ;)

good to know all of the information you provided me! and thank you Privateer this is my first time on a forum and i was surprised to see the amount of people ready to help, this is great!!

I'll post pictures up when the project is complete :)

Ebad K.

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Rook


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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
04/04/12 12:54 PM

have about $15000 worth of accessories on order


now I don't feel so bad about my money pit I ride around on. LOL



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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
04/04/12 10:50 PM

good to know all of the information you provided me! and thank you Privateer this is my first time on a forum and i was surprised to see the amount of people ready to help, this is great!!

I'll post pictures up when the project is complete :)

Ebad K.

Welcome and this forum is epic when it comes to help!



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ebad050


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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
04/05/12 8:04 AM

ha ha most deff!! i'll upload a pic of my bike after it's completely done and tricked out ;)

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Rook


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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
04/05/12 9:28 AM

Yes, I'm waiting until the bike is "finished" too but you know how that goes. It never is finished.



'08 MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE BLUE flies out, full Tsukigi Cannon exhaust, BMC race filter, Muzzy's block off plates, 17/45 gearing, PC5, AT-200, Bonneville PRO, HM PLUS quickshifter, Shorai 14A2 Lithium battery, Spiegler SS clutch and brake lines, HyperPro RSC steering damper, Vortex rearsets, Ohlins FGRT807 forks and KA544 shock, Carrazzeria Tri-R wheels.

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privateer


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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
04/05/12 10:17 AM

LOL Rook, +1 to that.

I SWORE I would leave my 2012 Concours 14 stock and wtf did I do? Immediately invested 6 grand in farkles for it. And like ebad050 I'll post pictures soon (tm). Really I will.....

For sliders, if you can still find them, get Militant Moto Barrier Bars. If you put a set on, you almost don't need any other sliders, because nothing else will touch down except saddle bags maybe. Plus, they won't shear off or bust your frame. You have to take them off to remove your mid-side cowling though. I had a set I was going to put on my ZX14 but never got around to even taking them out of the box, so I sold them to another member.

What I was going to do was take them to my friend's machine shop, and cut them off about 3 inches from each "end" plate (where it bolts to the frame) leaving essentially two mounts and the bar. I was going to insert stainless plugs in each cut off section of the end plates, with a few inches sticking out, and weld them to the end plate sections. Then slide the bar over each plug, and drill so I could put a pin through. Then I'd just have to pull the two pins to pull the bar off, and the cowling would come off over the end plate sections no problem.

Maybe a lot of work, but once done, you'd have the best sliders in the industry, and be able to still take the mid-cowl off without breaking lose critical bolts.

If you can still find them...



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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
05/08/12 1:38 PM

New owner of a 2012 Blue ZX-14R here...

I'm interested in installing the lsl frame sliders, and read this thread. I can not determine if the lsl model year 2006-2011 sliders will mount without mod.

ebad050 was the most recent (maybe the only) person discussing on-line mounting them to a 2012 ZX14R.

But, no one mentions whether or not they'll actually mount up without mod to this new model year cycle.

LSL themselves do not mention anything about it.

Any opinions would be appreciated before I go buy them.



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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
05/09/12 8:41 AM

Yup - it's amazing how much a little doo-dad here and there can add up to some serious $$$!!!! But as said - you'll never be finished, there's always something coming out new!



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RE: 2012 ZX14R Accessories
08/21/12 9:49 PM

Updated pics?

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