Just joined the group and thought I would say hello to everyone. I'm Grant I'm from near Canterbury Kent and I have a 2002 ZRX1200s amongst others (Gpz750 Turbo and GPZ750R1 just sold my ZZR110D1). I'm looking to modify the Rex as I have always felt that it is holding back. Hope to chat to some of you soon.
There's lots that can be done to the REX, both from a suspension point of view (probably the best time you can spend on the bike to begin with) as well as the engine.
A proper suspension set up (correct sag at both ends, along with reducing compression and increasing rebound) can transform the handling.
Good tires, with proper inflation can correct a number of handling concerns.
The engine can be improved a bit in throttle response with little cost and a small bit of work. Moderate power gains (in the order of 20+ horsepower can be had with the installation of a good jet kit (with or without pods - but you'll likely opt for pods once you've fought with the stock airbox!) and a full aftermarket exhaust. Power can be increased to over 160 hp if your pockets are deep enough (1224 bore kit, smooth bore carbs, cams, etc. etc.)
Ask questions and if someone here doesn't have the answer, we can likely point you in the right direction.
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2014 18:15:18 GMT by lightspeed
Silver REXes are so subtle - they just slide under the target's radar, then WHAM! they're toast!
03 ZRX 1200R, Akra SS/Ti, Ivan's jets, K&N pods, Ted's advancer, chainguard and storage box, Chrispy's bar end mirrors, rearset plates, fork brace, 'n some other stuff. . . , 84 KZ1100R, 82 GPz550
Kwikasfooki: Hi everyone, I'm Alan a roofer from Stourbridge.
May 22, 2014 5:42:28 GMT
Kwikasfooki: Just got back into biking after having my Bandit stolen. Maybe a good thing because i wouldnt have bought my ZRX1100C1
May 22, 2014 5:44:19 GMT
Kwikasfooki: what upgrades should i take to improve my zrx1100c1 or should i just buy a later 1200? any advice would be gratly appreciated
May 22, 2014 6:04:12 GMT
shyted: Hello,Dave here, just bought a mint fire cracker red 1100c4.It's my second ZRX,and not a day to soon.
Sept 29, 2014 6:00:56 GMT
sparkyt: Hi all ! I'm tony electrician from London . My ride is a Rex 1200r with a few modifications
Oct 17, 2014 15:40:39 GMT
gerbil: hiya i'm Kevin from Stourport loving my 97 rex
Dec 29, 2014 13:48:28 GMT
dodgydal: Hi all, just bought a ZXR 1100, don't know what the C1,2,3,4 is or means can anyone enlighten me ?
May 8, 2016 13:57:29 GMT
mickkyc: hi im mick and have a zrx1200r 2002 model i love this bike..Can anybody tell me if these have a built in immobiliser on the ignition thanks guys also do you ever meet up ?
Jul 26, 2016 21:57:49 GMT
cowboy: Hello 🐑🐑🐑 from Bernard been missing for a while !! Even forgotten my name and pass word lol hope all you guys and girls are ok xxx
Jan 28, 2017 21:36:19 GMT
drack1: Hi, Question, I am rebuilding my ZRX1100-C2 I have just installed new bearings to the swing arm. Looking at the diagram in the manual the diagram I believe is wrong.
Jan 29, 2017 2:48:12 GMT
drack1: the diagram shows The top hat spacer fitting to be on the left. But it will only fits on the right side running throught the seal and upto the large ball race bearing. Anyone else found this issue. ?
Jan 29, 2017 2:54:23 GMT
drack1: dodgydal: The C1,C2,C3,C4 Relates to the bikes model year. Eg; C1 = 1997 C2=1998 C3=1999 C4=2000
Jan 29, 2017 19:50:31 GMT
zrxpilot: Aye up anyone on, just joined,
Feb 28, 2017 19:06:41 GMT
bigsteve: hi all, im steve, from farnham surrey, got a burgandy 1100c2
Mar 4, 2017 19:18:53 GMT
floydzrx: Hi Floyd from Manchester just joined. I have a 98 C2 1100
Jun 27, 2017 11:53:33 GMT
murphyzrx: HI ..IS THERE ANY BODY THERE??
Aug 26, 2018 14:21:45 GMT
bikerpaul: Hi Folks ....i've just joined i'm in the Scottish Highlands riding a zrx12r 2001
Oct 14, 2018 10:46:27 GMT
mickkyc: hi lads and lasses I'm mick from bracknell I've just got myself an 02 1200R i love these bikes can't wait to get it on the road it needs a couple of bits as it was stolen and recovered (ba....ds). Anyway take care. All the best.Mick
Sept 20, 2021 20:25:29 GMT