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mikeisted

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« on: June 29, 2014, 03:33:27 PM »

Great forum, BTW. I've recently purchased a 2012 S ZF9 which I am delighted with.  But of course Zero have pulled out of the UK for now.  Are there any other UK owners here? 

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Justin Andrews

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Re: UK Owner
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 09:29:35 PM »

Yep, I'm an ex-ZF9 owner myself, having very recently traded it in for a 2013 ZFS 11.4
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 02:03:04 AM »

Good to hear from you Justin.  I was wondering if you have any good tips on where to get spares.  I'm drawing a bit of a blank right now trying to source a belt tension tester.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 02:04:46 AM »

BTW, I'm near Monmouth if you are ever in this neck of the woods.
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Richard230

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Re: UK Owner
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 03:33:37 AM »

Good to hear from you Justin.  I was wondering if you have any good tips on where to get spares.  I'm drawing a bit of a blank right now trying to source a belt tension tester.

Gates belt tension gauges are available from Amazon.
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Re: UK Owner
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 04:36:20 PM »

I'm just south of Leicester myself.
Funnily enough however I rode (on my Divvy) through Monmouth yesterday comming back from an event up at Tretower.

I'll have to give you a shout next time I'm going that way.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 09:12:01 AM »

Thanks Richard.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 09:40:47 AM »

Please do that, Justin.  Could I ask where you get spares from?  I'd like to have a spare drive belt at least to hand.
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Re: UK Owner
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 03:18:26 PM »

I usually use Streetbike as my first port of call.  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2014, 12:12:14 PM »

Great. I've contacted them and they are going to call me back with a quote for a spare belt. Thanks.
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Re: UK Owner
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2014, 08:33:42 PM »

Great. I've contacted them and they are going to call me back with a quote for a spare belt. Thanks.

I bought a spare belt for my 2012 S late last year and it set me back $70 USD. I got a 10% discount for being a good customer at my shop. (I might add that the drive belt for a BMW F800ST/GT runs around $450.) The belt took a week to arrive from the factory, 90 miles away.  However, I was happy to see that it appears to be a standard Gates drive belt and even had a Gates part number on the belt.   :)
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Re: UK Owner
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 03:22:40 AM »

How long have you had your ZF9 now Mike? All good still?
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2014, 04:04:12 AM »

I've just cleared my first 1000 miles.  Everything generally fine, but had two glitches.  The first was a refusal to power on due to water in some electrics after I cleaned the bike.  The second more serious was an on- road cut out again due to water ( at least I think so).  I am starting to blog my mods in respond to these on my website at www.mikeisted.com, but it's early days yet.
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Re: UK Owner
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2014, 12:41:56 PM »

Thanks Mike, no doubt your blog post will come in useful if I buy a 2012 S. Considering that Zero's engineers are from the motorcycle industry I'm surprised at how many fundamental design flaws there are with these bikes. Justin's Zero had to have a new motor fitted due to water ingress. If I'm going to use one of these for my commute it has to be able to cope. I don't want to have to revert back to my Fazer every time there's a cloud in the sky!

I was fascinated by your post on the hydrogen generation kit and fuel cells. Can you post links if you get a moment please?
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Re: UK Owner
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2014, 02:42:08 PM »

Reminds me a lot of the Suzuki Bandits, I've had three of them over the years ( I like Bandits ) and they all, without fail, would lose cylinders in the wet. (the the point where a can of WD40 was required riding gear)

Nearly half the bikes I've owned have malfunctioned in wet weather, so I was not that surprised when it happened with the ZF9 to be honest.
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