Originally Posted by twowheeladdict
Is there a touring windscreen available?
If Kawasaki would come out with an Eddie Lawson Tribute bike with fuel injection, modern brakes, suspension, etc. and of course in Racing Green I would be on board. Not interested in owning a 4 carb bike with spongy suspension and flexing front forks.
There are touring windshields available but in my mind they make the bike look dorky and the protection they deliver is negligible.
I toured cross country in my ZRX1200 and the stock windscreen on that quarter fairing is good up to 75-80 MPH GPS.
As far as the suspension is concerned, compared to the 650 Versys, the ZRX is far superior. The Versys is very harsh with a lot of front end dive. Driven normally the ZRX is fine. If you want to push it then either good aftermarket shocks or you can revalve and respring the stock setup, which is what I did.
If the fork flexes then you must be an expert racer to have noticed. There is of course a fork brace available and it does make a slight difference although that is highly debated.
Carbs, I like them. The ZRX motor feels electric with properly maintained carbs. No FI system can be as good.
True, you must winterized your bike properly but for daily driving they present no problems.
I've owned two Rexs' over the course of fifteen years and had to rebuild the carbs ONCE. And that was only because the PO had let the bike sit for a couple of years without taking precautions.
The ZRX is a simple reliable bike with gobs of torque and excitement as opposed to the Versys which is also reliable but is about as exciting as a Toyota Corolla. You choose. I have both.
From 2006-2008 there is the DAEG ZRX with FI but it is not for sale in the US. It makes less power than the carbed models.
The 1200 2001-2005 candy green color is much nicer than the jade green found on the 1100's.
If you don't want one, (and I'd go for the 1200 over the 1100), it's a free country. But you're missing out.
Hope this helps.