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Author Topic: Proud new Zero SR owner  (Read 2857 times)

xmjsilverx

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Proud new Zero SR owner
« on: March 30, 2015, 08:41:38 AM »

I just ordered my 2015 SR today after a demo ride.  First I have to say thanks to Brett Litle from the Zero factory and Cuyler Coleman of capital city motorsports.  They brought the bike to me to demo from 2 hours away.  I ordered one as soon as my demo was over.  The bike is amazing in almost every way.  I am looking to upgrade a few things.  I'll have to see how the mirrors on my bike are but the demo bike I couldn't see past me right arm.  Are there any other mirror options out there?  I was really disappointed in the tank storage area.  I would love a hard shelled storage box there with locking lid.  Is there anything out there or in the works for this?  I am also going to be looking for a fender eliminator.  I saw R&G has one out but they are sold out over here and I would have to order from europe.  I also saw some universal ones on amazon people had used but those mount the plate and signals pretty far forward.  Is there anything else available?  Thanks in advance and I'm excited to be part of the electric bike movement.
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 08:55:42 AM »

Try turning the mirrors upside down, strangely they work better that way and are not as wide. The R&D Tail Tidy looks very good and is a perfect fit. Given how strong the USD is at the moment you may well find it cheaper in the UK.
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 10:05:30 AM »

You may send a message to krash7172, if I remember correct he did some awesome mods on his bike.
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 07:33:04 PM »

Congratulations on your new ride! Make sure to keep us updated on how you like it once you have driven it for a bit. I will continue to read all the posts I can until I pull the trigger on my own!
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 08:46:37 PM »

I ordered the givi top case at the same time i ordered my SR.  Perfect for me to carry more than everything I need when commuting to work or running out to run errands.
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2015, 09:34:25 PM »

The tail tidy works really well (I have one on my bike) however be prepared for your jacket to get liberally coated with spray in the wet.
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2015, 09:53:49 PM »

The tail tidy works really well (I have one on my bike) however be prepared for your jacket to get liberally coated with spray in the wet.

You mean that the spray is worse than with the stock rear "fender" (license plate support bracket)?   :o
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2015, 10:22:05 PM »

The tail tidy works really well (I have one on my bike) however be prepared for your jacket to get liberally coated with spray in the wet.

You mean that the spray is worse than with the stock rear "fender" (license plate support bracket)?   :o

Yep...
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2015, 10:37:02 PM »

Welcome aboard. Be safe out there, it's a beast!
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2015, 06:44:16 AM »

Thanks everyone.  I'm pretty excited.  I will probably wait til I pick up the bike to buy the fender eliminator.  By turning the mirrors upside down, do you mean placing them under the grips?  I know the harley sportster is like that but never seen anything else.  So I take it no one is working on a lockable hard lid tank storage compartment?  I may try to fab something up if that's the case.  Maybe now is the time to purchase that 3D printer  ;D!  I will look into krash7172, is anyone else doing any other types of mods.
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2015, 07:21:34 AM »

Welcome and congrats on the new toy!

I ordered the 'Power Tank' with mine - so no storage area available, other than the top case and/or side cases.
Someone here on the forum made a locking aluminum cover for the tank storage compartment.
On my 2012 Zero the mirrors were worthless - I had to buy some mirror extenders which pushed the mirrors out another inch or two. My 2015 isn't bad - but you can tell that the left-hand mirror extends out further than the right side. I might get another extender for the one mirror.
Where are you located?
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2015, 05:32:10 PM »

I live outside of St Louis.
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2015, 08:41:30 PM »

Thanks everyone.  I'm pretty excited.  I will probably wait til I pick up the bike to buy the fender eliminator.  By turning the mirrors upside down, do you mean placing them under the grips?  I know the harley sportster is like that but never seen anything else.  So I take it no one is working on a lockable hard lid tank storage compartment?  I may try to fab something up if that's the case.  Maybe now is the time to purchase that 3D printer  ;D!  I will look into krash7172, is anyone else doing any other types of mods.

What he means about the mirrors is to try flipping the mirrors over 180 degrees so that the outside is facing the inside of the bike. That seemed to improve things on the 2012 models.   ???
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2015, 05:10:08 AM »


Thanks everyone.  I'm pretty excited.  I will probably wait til I pick up the bike to buy the fender eliminator.  By turning the mirrors upside down, do you mean placing them under the grips?  I know the harley sportster is like that but never seen anything else.  So I take it no one is working on a lockable hard lid tank storage compartment?  I may try to fab something up if that's the case.  Maybe now is the time to purchase that 3D printer  ;D!  I will look into krash7172, is anyone else doing any other types of mods.

What he means about the mirrors is to try flipping the mirrors over 180 degrees so that the outside is facing the inside of the bike. That seemed to improve things on the 2012 models.   ???

That won't work on the 2015 models. The mirrors are not on a swivel like that. They're better mirrors but could be bigger or offer a broader view around e shoulders of a large rider.
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Re: Proud new Zero SR owner
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2015, 05:29:48 PM »

I didn't get to ride it at night but I was wondering how the headlight was.  If I remember right it was just a halogen bulb.  I don't know what bulb type it is but I was wondering if anyone has used any of these retrofit LEDs and if they are brighter than the OEM or not. https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/led-headlight-bulbs-conversion-kits/filter/Cross_Reference_Number,H11_,21,7710:
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