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New Z300 Coming My Way

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by Mezzo, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. I just put a deposit down on a black Z300. It's getting an Arrow slip on, Oggy knobs and R&G tail tidy fitted and I'm picking it up on Saturday. As a 48 year old on my L's for the first time, I don't think I've ever been more excited :)

    Quick question for you guys...

    Whilst I'm getting the dealer to throw in as many extras as I can for bugger all, is there anything else I should be getting? I read that silicon spray, lube, grease or such, for basic home maintenance of the chain, is a good idea. Am I forgetting something else? Alarm maybe? I already have ATG.

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  2. What the heck...get them to chuck in a can of chain lube and a tank protector. If you can get them to spring for heated grips, that's always good too.
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  3. See if you can get them to throw in another z300
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  4. Tank protector, yes. How did I forget that? I think heated grips might be pushing the friendship a bit, though. I've already twisted their arm getting the pipe and other stuff really cheap.

    That'd be awesome :)
  5. If I remember correctly, I got the grips but they wouldn't install them. I was ok with that.
  6. Are they difficult to install? I saw a set at Moto Hub on sale for $99.
  7. I guess it depends on the type. I have Oxfords. I didn't install them myself, streetmasterstreetmaster did the job (he's a motorcycle mechanic and a close friend). He installs them a little differently than the general instructions tho; he uses a relay and wires them in such a way as that they will DEFINITELY turn off when the bike is off.

    Also depends on your skills with a spanner I guess....I admit I have none.
  8. Thanks champ. I'll see if I can twist their arm a bit further :)
  9. Make sure you get the stock exhaust to take home u may need it in the future
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  10. Maybe a rear stand helps alot with maintenance. Congrats on ur new wheels-carnt beat that new bike smell!
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  11. Thanks guys. Some great advice. Sorry for the noob questions:)
  12. Love those bikes, don't forget to put a pic up.
  13. Bugger, another z300 with a pipe, another bugger waking me up in the morning.

    All the best with your new wheels.
  14. I passed my test 1 month ago, I've looked plenty online and I also like the Z300, but love the lime green colour. Where did you purchase yours from??
  15. - I'll put up a pic as soon as I get it.
    - Believe it or not, the exhaust was not about any performance gain or even the looks. My days as a boy racer are long past me. It was added purely as a passive safety feature. The look of the exhaust over the standard one, is just a bonus. On the other hand, the tail tidy was purely about the looks :)
    - I've decided against the Oggy Knobs. My thinking was that the likelihood of me dropping it in the garage is pretty remote, but if I come off at speed, the Oggyies are likely to cause the bike more damage, than preventing it.
    - I'm getting my black Z300 from Bikebiz at Granville. Pricing still depends on what other accessories I can get from them thrown in, or for cheap, but at the moment with exhaust, tail tidy, rim tape and delivery, it's $7000 neat.
  16. #16 Ned, Aug 19, 2015
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    Congrats on the purchase. 7k seems reasonable for what you're getting. You might want to also consider a radiator guard, especially if you plan on doing open road stuff. Here's one I fitted earlier:
    z300 rad.
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