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Old 03-06-2007, 10:20 AM   #11
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Default Not that music, please!!

Fun videos. High quality geek porn (somebody pass me the kleenex). But did they have to use Eye of the Tiger as the theme song? That would have been stale for the release of the last concours.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:21 AM   #12
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

As bike become more and more reliable, it is a must to put in more complex structures to ensure extended warranty purchases.



Stop being a "Techy Paranoid" and start scheduling you next appointment with your local dealer service center today.



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Old 03-06-2007, 10:23 AM   #13
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

Oh Boy! $2000 valve jobs! How exciting!
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:24 AM   #14
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

wow ... great videos. i wonder why kawi hasn't taken aim at america with this marketing effort. very effective ...
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:30 AM   #15
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

I don't understand what a supposed wonderful advantage it is to move the valve opening point forward when you are closing them earlier as well. You get no extra duration. Seems sort of pointless. The VFR doersn't show any real improvement in power or torque with the variable cam timing. Didn't the power go down, actually?



Better wait a year to buy one.... don't want to be a beta tester.



As long as Kawasaki doesn't make the incredibly stupid mistake of installing CAN buses like Beemer did.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:42 AM   #16
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Default or better yet....

Buy a ZX-14, add on some saddlebags, maybe a top triple clamp with better handlebars, put a tire gauge in your toolkit and have a sporttourer without the de-cojones treatment.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:48 AM   #17
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

I'm still pissed at Kawasaki for no longer importing the W650. I got rid of my ST1100 to simplify my life. I can't imagine having this thing in the garage. I'm sure it love the beast I were related to a mechanic.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:49 AM   #18
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

I hit the OK button a tad soon. But, I'm sure I'd love the beast if I were related to a mechanic.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:59 AM   #19
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That's what I was thinking, as from what I read the ergos on the zx-14 are pretty good and not your standard extreme sportbike position.



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Old 03-06-2007, 11:01 AM   #20
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+1 on digging the W650!



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