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ANGRY BIKERS Moment traffic cop is confronted by a dozen motorcyclists after leaving a stinger at the side of the road as a ‘visual deterrent’

Furious riders said spike strip could kill them after cops were dealt with dangerous driving at biker hot spot near Brands Hatch

By FELIX ALLEN

11th July 2016, 11:36 am

A TRAFFIC cop was confronted by a dozen angry bikers after leaving a stinger device as a “visual deterrent” at the side of a busy road used by motorcyclists.

The furious row erupted after police had been called to deal with reports of dangerous driving in Wrotham, Kent.

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Angry bikers surround a police officer after he laid a stinger trap at the side of the road

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The officer picks up the spike strip device as motorcyclists hurl abuse at him

The area is a hot spot for bikers who organise meetings near the Oakdene Cafe a few miles from the world famous Brands Hatch racing circuit.

As an officer handled a stinger spike strip used to deflate tyres, he was surrounded by angry bikers in dramatic scenes caught on video by Michael Atley.

One biker can be heard shouting: “Are you seriously going to use that?” Another rider walks past the officer and says: “You ain’t allowed to do that, boys.”

A third biker fumes: “Police using stingers for motorbikes. Anyone who rides knows if they ride over that it’s game over. You’re coming straight off the bike.”

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Bikers said the stinger trap could kill one of them if it burst their tyres on the road even at 30mph

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Motorcylsists were furious when police were called to reports of dangerous driving in Wrotham, Kent

As the officer makes his way back to pick up the device, the leather-clad bikers warn him someone could be killed if he uses it.

A biker shouts: “At 30mph you could kill someone. Whether it’s 100mph or 30mph. Use your brain.”

The cop then places the device in the back of his patrol car before someone shouts “f**k off”. The cop car’s reg number is filmed before a biker shouts “See you later. F***ing p***s. Jog on.”

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Often see lots of posts on various motorbike pages referring to stupid cagers... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

Often see lots of posts on various motorbike pages referring to 'stupid cagers' or 'blind cagers' pulling out on bikes but last night had the opposite happen to me when driving home from work. Nearly skittled a rider & pillion after he pulled right out in front of me. Had to brake & swerve and I was doing less than 30 miles an hour so that's how close it was! Bet his pillion thanked him for that!

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    Should anyone be considering buying some Armstrong wavy discs for their ZZR — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

    Should anyone be considering buying some Armstrong wavy discs for their ZZR...........DON'T.

    Apparently they're not up to the job and unable to cope with the weight and braking forces. Mine have worn below the minimum limit in 4500 miles and I'm not what could be considered a 'hard' rider, and don't use the bike on trackdays.

    So, having thought long and hard, looked at other people's experiences, and then applied logic and rationale, I have come to the following conclusion.

    THEY MUST BE SHIT

    (My 1999 Fireblade with 25,000 miles on the clock has the same discs it left the factory with)

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      After removing the front left fairing panel I took a look at the rusting... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

      After removing the front left fairing panel I took a look at the rusting downpipes and decided to spray them with acf50,nothing unusual so far until I put the fairing back and went to the garage to fill up.As usual I reset the trip meter and set off back home.Had a glance down at the meter and is was stuck on 0000.

      I twiddled the knob and thought it was broke but later it sprang back to life but here is the weird bit,the meter always read in kilometres but now it had slowed and it appears to be reading in miles for the first time since I owned the bike.

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        Well I made the fork free I intend to replace the seals without removing the... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

        Well, I made the fork free, I intend to replace the seals without removing the front fork... Discovered I also have a hefty cleaning job waiting; everything is covered in oil and dirt... :( Also I discovered a crack in the mount of the back mudguard (2 pieces) Is it possible to glue this with cyanoacryllic glue? (superglue)

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          Been out to clean the zzr1100 today 1999 model it hasnt been run for a few... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

          Been out to clean the zzr1100 today (1999 model), it hasnt been run for a few weeks. When i tried to start her i just get a rapid clicking from the starter motor area. So thinking the battery may be too flat i put her on charge. just been out niw to check and the battery is now charged but still the clicking. I'm wondering if the starter motor is stuck..... anybody had this issue ? Everything was perfectly normal last time she ran and i have never had any starting issues before, only done 15000 miles

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            Ok now Leela is peeing me off — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

            Ok,now Leela is peeing me off.

            Had this problem for few weeks where she'll start up in the morning or any time when cold. But thats it! Even if I idle her for couple mins,she wont fire up. Engine turns nicely but wont fire. Just put new plugs in to see if it helps,checked petrol pump too.Someone mentioned shims is this the answer or is there something obvious?

            Also is fuel supposed to come out of tap when I pull pope off or only when button pushed?

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              so there i was sitting on my zzr at a set of traffic light s waiting for them... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

              so there i was sitting on my zzr at a set of traffic light's waiting for them to change to green when a Mercedes pulls up in the lane next to me i looked at the badge on the front wing it was v10 the driver slowly crept forward then the lights changed he went he got about 3 yards in front of me then i shot passed him i don't think he knew what was happening i just changed into 2nd when i had to slow down for a 30mhp speed camera then he caught up to me i waved bye bye to him after that.

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                So this morning I was gonna go for a ride being the weather seems ok anyway I... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                So this morning I was gonna go for a ride, being the weather seems ok.. anyway I decided instead not to procrastinate and to get on with putting my 600 back together, upon doing so I bled the brakes through on the 6 & thought whilst I had the kit out, I'd also do the 11, so commenced to do so..

                I set up the pump opened up the reservoir and that's when some realisation began to hit home.. 1st of all since having this bike I have found no end of bodge jobs by previous owner!! So in hindsight I should've closely inspected the brakes before now!

                The 1st thing I find is that the rubber diaphragm had been misplaced and fucked up allowing water ingress to the master cylinder (not good). So I think o'well I'll get a new one & move onto the bleeding process, upon which I find something that sent a shiver down my spine!!!

                The bleed nipple had been overtightened by some previous imbecile & he/she had cracked the calliper housing

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                  Evenin guys I am after some advice I have managed to resurrect the old girl... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                  Evenin guys. I am after some advice. I have managed to resurrect the old girl from a long slumber (not induced by me) and have an issue. When I first got it running, I ran it up for a while, stopped it and restarted it then ran it up until the fan kicked in. When I tried to start it again, it would turn over and wouldn't fire. It seems that there wasn't a spark. After a while it did start. Now, it is even more temperamental and sometimes will start and other times not. I have tried pulling electrical connectors apart and cleaning them, but nothing has worked. Fuel is being delivered, so it must be electrical. Any thoughts????

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                    This is a bit strange These are all under the group files when I m logged in... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                    This is a bit strange. These are all under the group files when I’m logged in on my computer:

                    • Kawasaki_ZZR_1100_Paint_Codes.pdf

                    • Delboy's Garage, Motorcycle Chain and Sprocket Change

                    • Kawasaki ZZR1100 Calliper Upgrade.pdf

                    • ZZ-R 1100 The Legend

                    • Removing rust from a gas tank.doc

                    • ZX11_Service_93_01.pdf

                    • Kawasaki ZZ-R1100 1990 - 1997

                    • Kawasaki 27010-1202 SWITCH,FAN.docx

                    • north bristol bike gang compressed.pdf

                    • ZZR1100 Valve Shim Record.xls

                    • Valve Adjustment and Shims.jpg

                    • Idiots guide to shims.docx

                    • Member_s Location Map....docx

                    • sumpplug.jpg

                    • ZX11_Service_93_01-converted.pdf

                    • kawasaki-paint-codes.pdf

                    But I can only see these when I’m logged in on my phone:

                    • Kawasaki_ZZR_1100_Paint_Codes.pdf

                    • Delboy's Garage, Motorcycle Chain and Sprocket Change

                    • Kawasaki ZZR1100 Calliper Upgrade.pdf

                    • ZZ-R 1100 The Legend

                    • Removing rust from a gas tank.doc

                    • ZX11_Service_93_01.pdf

                    • Kawasaki ZZ-R1100 1990 - 1997

                    Why can’t I see any of these from the phone/android-app?

                    • Kawasaki 27010-1202 SWITCH,FAN.docx

                    • north bristol bike gang compressed.pdf

                    • ZZR1100 Valve Shim Record.xls

                    • Valve Adjustment and Shims.jpg

                    • Idiots guide to shims.docx

                    • Member_s Location Map....docx

                    • sumpplug.jpg

                    • ZX11_Service_93_01-converted.pdf

                    • kawasaki-paint-codes.pdf

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                      Photos from Gavin Margrie's post — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                      So I asked if anyone had upgraded to an LED bulb last week and didn't get an answer .. So I went for it and ordered a cheap set (£22) of 110w 20000LM Cree H4 bulbs off ebay ..

                      I'm staggered at how good they are .. Only arsey bit was getting it fit, it won't unless you remove the nose fairing/dash support sub frame .. Once that's out the way it's literally plug and play .. And the difference between the Osram Night breaker and this LED bulb is night and day (no pun intended) ... The LED bulbs blows it away ...

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                        Pat McCullagh created a doc in the group: The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society. — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                        A very helpful video used by Paul Wallace on his C model and kindly highlighted for us all to access. Thanks Paul.

                        https://www.facebook.com/delboysgarage/posts/12850 34101585667

                        PHOT O

                        This was the second ever (to our knowledge) meet-up of ZZR1100 owners and their bikes in the UK or Ireland. This was organised for us by Stephen Parr at Rockingham Raceway later in 2015 and on a day when they were hosting one of the “Kawasaki UK On The Road” shows. One of the highlights was around 12 H2 owners being given access to a small circuit of the track. You could hardly hear them when Kwak’s own H2R screamed along behind them.

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                          G day everyone I m doing an oil and filter change on my 99 D on the weekend — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                          G'day everyone, I'm doing an oil and filter change on my 99 D on the weekend. I do all my own oil and filter changes on my cars but haven't done the ZZR before as I usually get it done at the bike mech shop. Q: Is there any things I should look out for or helpful tips ? I seem to remember a post about 2 drain points ? and should I drain the oil cooler separately or will it drain via the sump ? Thanks in advance B|

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                            So it finally happened got caught doing 101mph on a 70mph duel carriageway up... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                            So it finally happened, got caught doing 101mph on a 70mph duel carriageway, up hill, which on our bikes is barely tick over. Anyone been caught recently doing something similar? If so am I truly stuffed or is there light at the end of the tunnel? Is my first offence so I'm hoping they be lenient!

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                              Hi all sorry I haven t been keeping up with the group much . strange year — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                              Hi all, sorry I haven`t been keeping up with the group much, (strange year). Me and my lovely red thing are going over to the TT this year, and I wondered if anyone had any plans to meet up. This will be my first, and possibly last time there. I will be playing bass for a band called "Sweet Revenge" Will be at Bushys and others throughout the fortnight. Be nice to meet up.

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                                Sidewinds. Is it just me or does the Zed not like them — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                Sidewinds: Is it just me or does the Zed not like them?

                                I went over the Humber Bridge on mine in a stiff wind once, with some mates, and nearly cacked myself. I was convinced I was going to end up going over the side. It seemed to go on forever and by the time I got to the other side I was shaking like crazy. I had to have a smoke break before I could continue. But the next time I went over, with no wind, I loved it! It was so good I turned round and did it again before crossing a third time and going home.

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                                  Hi folks — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                  Hi folks,

                                  I have a cold start issue, fires up fine when warm /hot.

                                  From cold it has a laboured start up, choke on half and I have to hang onto the starter for around 3/4 seconds, it sputters and then raises up to the set revs as per the choke then its fine, at which point I close off the choke where it idles well

                                  I believe it not to be clutch/side stand /switch gear issue as she fires on the button from warm /hot, on and off the stand, clutch in and out.

                                  Battery is good, it's regularly used and the fuel is good and I don't "rag" it.

                                  Any input welcomed as I'm reluctant to get it into the garage for trouble shooting.

                                  Thanks all!

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                                    Photos from Neil Riddell's post — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                    Thanks for the welcome.

                                    I bought my zzr a couple of months ago after it had been sitting in a garage unused for a year,previous owner had just fitted new tyres,c+s,new disks on the front.needed a service ( no problem) exhaust had a small blow (no problem) front brakes were binding,no problem

                                    Or so I thought!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                    Stripped loads of calipers before without a problem.

                                    Feck me

                                    2 bl##dy days later I finally got them bled.

                                    I nearly put a match to It!!!

                                    But it was worth it.

                                    What a machine for a 20+year old bike.

                                    A lovely smooth and super fast bike that I am looking forward to putting some serious milage on.

                                    When we get our 2 weeks of summer up here in the Western Isles of Scotland.

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                                      Guys — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                      Guys,

                                      Planning a wee tour on the Emerald Isle around May , taking a week off and me and the wife will be heading off most likely getting the Cairnryan ferry. Never been before but always fancied it so just wondered if anyone has done it and have any suggestions for routes or places to stay, not camping probably b+b not bothered if it is north or south.

                                      Ideas please!

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                                        Photos from Pat McCullagh's post — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                        A massive thank you to all for the messages and kind thoughts on my birthday and a big thanks to Steve Stephen Parr for lighting the fuse :-) The greatest present of all is to see this group flourish and grow. There's an incredible camaraderie going on, nothing is too much trouble for lots of you out there when it comes to helping sort out a fellow Zed-Head. It would be a great pleasure to meet as many of you as possible, the upcoming meet at The Ace Cafe on 16th April could help with that. Would be great to have a meet and some numbers to remember. Here's a few from our last meet down there in 2015. Thanks again (y)

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                                          Photos from Roger Strömberg's post — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                          Got some problems with the clutch lever on my friends bike. It doesn't fully return when it's released. Previous owner seems to have solved this using a small piece from a bolt to extend the piston.

                                          Master cylinder seems to work properly and the piston seems to be ok. There's a tiny worn mark where the piston meets the handle, could that be it?

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                                            Hi all this may be something that might interest you — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                            Hi all, this may be something that might interest you.

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                                            I can produce a poster of YOUR bike with whatever caption you would like, for example, your name, the model of bike, where the photo was taken etc.

                                            The picture below is an example using my bike.

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                                              Worst tyre for longevity i have ever fitted apart from a dragon corsa years... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                              Worst tyre (for longevity) i have ever fitted ,apart from a dragon corsa years ago is ....bridgestone 016's , 2264 miles is not funny . The front hasnt got much more either . I dont ride like a hero in the winter , so for it to be shot after such low miles is rubbish . To add insult to injury the d mudguard is also doing a death rattle, and the chain has got a tight spot and is yawing ! I feel a spend coming on ,anyone better the cost of this did chain ? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-ZZR1100-D1-D2-1 993-1994-DID-Gold-Black-X-Ring-Chain-530VX110-/122 342149978?hash=item1c7c290f5a:g:9n0AAOSwzJ5XeDHk

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                                                Photos from Kevin Wilson's post — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                                Wee bit about various calipers...

                                                There's a pile of pics here and I'll put a description against each.

                                                But the first pic is why I don't like nissin calipers on ZZR's. (plenty will now say, I've got them and there fine)

                                                This shows a 2001 fireblade calipers on a standard zzr1100 D. You can tell they are later calipers by the two pad pins...they also have more meat on the caliper for filing away to suit

                                                You can see that the leading edge sits way too close to the disc and that part of the trailing piston sits over the edge of the disc.

                                                Nissins calipers sit better on C models because of there smaller discs, however part of the piston will be proud of the disc...i.e. Your not getting full coverage of your pad

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                                                  Little help guys I was riding to work this morning in very heavy rain bike was... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                                  Little help guys... I was riding to work this morning in very heavy rain, bike was running fine. I stopped for fuel and got about 50m out the driveway of the servo when the bike started spluttering, then stalled.

                                                  It would idle for a while but if I gave it any revs it would die like starved of fuel.

                                                  Obviously I'm thinking bad fuel, but did read on a forum that a heap of water in the stand switch can make the bike act up. Anyone else heard of this? The reason I ask is because sometimes when trying to start the bike there was nothing at all until I put the stand up and down a few times.

                                                  Any thoughts? Could it be anything else?

                                                  I won't have time to drain the tank and put new fuel in until the weekend :(

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                                                    Photos from Colin Plaskett's post — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                                    didn't get around to adding pictures of my other bikes, so here they are. The pretty z400 was bought to replace an xj900..hmmm ! There were health issues behind the idea but it soon became clear that it just wouldn't do. Its on ebay as we speak ! the not so pretty kz440 is actually a cracking little bike and although is my around town/work hack, has travelled reasonably far and wide. I'm picking up some relieved vibes from it though when the zzr turned up :)

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                                                      Balanced my carbs today and turned my pilots out another quarter turn Seems a... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                                      Balanced my carbs today, and turned my pilots out another quarter turn. Seems a lot happier, less fluffy at low revs and better low down throttle response :)

                                                      Quick question though - I've seen loads of ZZR videos on YouTube and you can hear the fuel pump priming before it starts. Mine doesn't do this, my fuel pump has never made any noise. Normal?

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                                                        Hi guys need some help. I striped my carbs cleaned all jets balanced crabs — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                                        Hi guys, need some help. I striped my carbs cleaned all jets & balanced crabs. When I switch off engine I get get a little fuel coming out crabs 3&4. Do I need to adjust the pilot screw or do I need to set the floats on the crabs? Any advise would be appreciated. A wee video of sound from my new cans

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                                                          Any of you guys out there got an aftermarket screen for a d and yes c owners I... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

                                                          Any of you guys out there got an aftermarket screen for a "d" and yes "c" owners I know it will make it even slower, looking for the type that flips up at the top for slightly better protection, standard one at present and getting hit right in eye line by wind at above 75 so looking for good second hand one to tight to pay full price for brand new...lol

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                                                            iam a new owner 95 zzr1100 haven t had a bike for 20years but couldn t pass... — The Kawasaki ZZR1100 Appreciation Society

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                                                            iam a new owner 95 zzr1100 haven't had a bike for 20years but couldn't pass this one up apsulutly a gem 31000 ks custom paint 4into 1 owned by little old lady and only Sunday drives previous owner has spared no ex spence over 5k restoring and only traveled 800ks since he finished it

                                                            but Victoria Australia has the speed crush law and rather him see it get crushed he passed it on to me cheap as chips I take delivery in about 3weeks my question is can a cruise control be fitted to it and will post a picture of her when she arrives cheers you sound like an awesome bunch of people just reading some of you posts

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