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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I just bought a 2018 Z125 Pro in red. I went for my first ride today, it was windy and when I tried to accelerate, maybe just doing 45 mph, I could feel the little Z dancing that I had to decelerate rather quickly...is that common? I got caught by surprise. I ride bigger bikes, so this is kind of new to me to be thrown around like that. Definitely need to change the throttle tube and put extenders for the mirrors, I just couldn't see behind me. Also, new levers. So far so good, we'll see what I will upgrade next...lol
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Mirror extensions or bar ends are a Must Have to see behind you.

Just did mine and its very comforting to know exactly whats behind you at all times being on a bike where your going to passed a lot !!!
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Welcome Fireball60.

These bikes weigh nothing and have less gyroscopic force due to the tiny wheels. I'm guessing what you are experiencing is normal. They do get thrown around by the wind, but never to the point where I've felt out of control. (This also depends on how much wind we are talking about.)

The entire cockpit in general is a big adjustment from a big bike. I still don't love the mirrors but I'm more used to using half of them. User @Kawasakibrad made some extenders for @Kaw'ee to test and may have extras or a willingness to sell you a set.

I've gotten one really good set of $20 levers from ebay and one "meh" set. They seem like they all come from the same machine shop but are assembled with different hardware. Worth a shot at least.

Enjoy the bike!

Dropped a gear... . . . . . . . . . . ...still here
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Thank you got the welcome K'wee. I should get the extensions tomorrow, I got them from Amazon, hopefully they'll do the trick. Not seeing behind me was unnerving to say the least. I love the little logo there, thanks. 🙂
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Hi Ando, thank you for the welcome. My friend was in front of me and I could see she was steering toward the wind, maybe 15 mph... the little guy felt unstable to almost a wobble. I just let it do its thing, decelerate and seemed to stabilize. I have to try it in better conditions and see if it was that or the bar needs adjustment. Definitely it's an urban bike, going on the open road lacks oomph...lol
I just rode 11 miles, it's going to take an adjustment coming from bigger bikes, a Yamaha 1300 Vstar Deluxe and a BMW F700GS. But around the city it'll be ok, although, midwestern towns tend to go over the urban speed limit at times.
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Although, midwestern towns tend to go over the urban speed limit at times.
I feel your pain. I can theoretically ride anywhere except freeways (well, freeways are "legal" but not sane) but 55mph limit means people drive 70.

Doesn't take much time for someone to sneak up on you at a 15mph speed differential. Probably roughly the same length of time as a quick text response I might guess. =/

Stay safe out there.

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