Kawasaki Concours Forum

Riding => It's not a Concours - other Bikes => Topic started by: Cooter on May 12, 2011, 06:34:49 pm

Title: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: Cooter on May 12, 2011, 06:34:49 pm
I'm the proud owner of a 2002 ZZR1200, the small-fairing, chain-drive, no hard bags version of the Concours...or is it the ZX-11 on steroids?
Title: This forum is dead dead dead
Post by: Uded2me on May 16, 2011, 03:34:24 pm
d e a d
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: Bergmenized on May 19, 2011, 01:47:17 pm
Sorry, this is the Concours 1200:

(http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/12764/2272475720053667879S600x600Q85.jpg)

Dan
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: Uglydog56 on May 20, 2011, 11:33:49 am
Hurry up and wreck it so you can sell the alternator.  I'm second in line behind knight! (j/k - but seriously, I'm second in line.)
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: vman on May 23, 2011, 07:48:14 pm
wow thats a sharp looking machine there!!!
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: mikeboileau on May 23, 2011, 07:53:13 pm
wow thats a sharp looking machine there!!!
And amazing engineering as I remember too.
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: MiniCog on May 23, 2011, 08:04:03 pm
And amazing engineering as I remember too.

Very much so.
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 23, 2011, 08:56:57 pm
Sorry, this is the Concours 1200:

([url]http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/12764/2272475720053667879S600x600Q85.jpg[/url])

Dan

Any bike THAT clean should be outlawed----or ridden more ;D
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: Bergmenized on May 24, 2011, 09:06:08 am
Any bike THAT clean should be outlawed----or ridden more ;D


Like this?

(http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/41465/2954038650053667879S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/48889/2559524400053667879S600x600Q85.jpg)

After several hundred miles of a combination of raging downpours, dirt roads and cutting up the mountain twisties...

Dan
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: Son of Pappy on May 24, 2011, 11:34:06 am
OK, so we are back to the illegal stage ;D

And I'm sure youve heard it once or twice, but, SWEET RIDE Dan!!!
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: mikeboileau on May 25, 2011, 09:56:08 am
Sweet ride indeed!
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: koval68 on May 25, 2011, 08:49:48 pm
I'm the proud owner of a 2002 ZZR1200, the small-fairing, chain-drive, no hard bags version of the Concours...or is it the ZX-11 on steroids?
Yup! ZX-11 on steroids!
Nice ride, Dan! :thumbs:
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: JetJock on May 26, 2011, 12:27:05 pm
Ain't nevah seen one of those before! Love being able to actually see the motor for a change. Was this a one-year wonder?
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: Bergmenized on May 26, 2011, 01:21:02 pm
Ain't nevah seen one of those before! Love being able to actually see the motor for a change. Was this a one-year wonder?


Neither has any Kawasaki dealer (although I try to get them to think this is a "special edition" that they only made a few of, just for laughs).

I built this bike starting in mid-2007 by converting an engine from a 2003 ZRX 1200R to shaft drive and designing my own front engine mount to make it "Concours compatible".

(http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/1702/2927929650053667879S600x600Q85.jpg)

Links to pictures of the entire project here:

http://rides.webshots.com/album/559174986RBxWeD (http://rides.webshots.com/album/559174986RBxWeD)

I also grafted the front fork assembly (forks, wheel, brakes, fender, etc.) from the same ZRX to the Concours. Mean Streak wheel basically finishes up the chassis upgrade.

Dan
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: Rockstar on May 26, 2011, 06:28:29 pm
 :thumbs: Sharp !!  What did you use for trim on the bottom of the fairing?  I've been thinking about going half naked  ;)
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: JetJock on May 27, 2011, 04:35:34 am
I do love the looks of that studly engine! One thing I miss with the Concours, you can't even see the mechanical bits.
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: Bergmenized on May 27, 2011, 12:59:48 pm
:thumbs: Sharp !!  What did you use for trim on the bottom of the fairing?  I've been thinking about going half naked  ;)


I just took some 1/8" X 1 1/2" aluminum bar stock and basically blacksmithed it into shape to replicate the curve om the bottom of the fairing. After I drilled the mounting holes I fashioned a bracket to mount the tab of the inner fairing panel since I cut it at the line of the edge of the upper fairing. I then painted it black with Rustoleum. If I had it to do over I would have tried to make 1" wide stock work (it would be a bit less massive). Here are some pics:

(http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/46362/2888527470053667879S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/47448/2421293030053667879S600x600Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb26.webshots.com/47577/2931822620053667879S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/47200/2243596890053667879S600x600Q85.jpg)

Dan
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: Rockstar on May 29, 2011, 05:40:37 pm
Thanks for the pics, I think I like the 1 1/2 not to big IMO  :thumbs:
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: MiniCog on May 30, 2011, 03:55:18 pm

([url]http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/46362/2888527470053667879S600x600Q85.jpg[/url])



OH.  MY.  GOD.  Look what's in between those forks!   :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: martin_14 on June 12, 2011, 05:59:47 pm
OH.  MY.  GOD.  Look what's in between those forks!   :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

At least is not a KI-PASS...  :o
Title: Re: It's a Kawasaki....the Concours 1200
Post by: MiniCog on June 12, 2011, 06:17:15 pm
At least is not a KI-PASS...  :o

It starts with a "K" and ends with a "B Fork Brace" and you get it from Murph's Kits.    :D