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Old 10-01-2002, 01:52 PM   #91
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Default Re: Hondas are great, but a little staid for my tastes.

I've also had good luck w/ Kawasaki, owned, a KZ750, a GPZ750 and a 1000R ninja, a couple of my bros own Ninja's with out too many problems, that said, the initial service on most aisan bikes is pretty crucial, and often includes re-torquing the head, if that wasn't done then it could lead to problems w/ warping and headgasket leaks, I don't know if thats the case here or not,,,, as for bulletproof Honda's, all I know is that ALL the Honda's I've owned had charging systems that fried regulator/rectifier's or stators, my last bike before my Suzuki was a '97 vfr that cooked two reg/rec's in 40k miles, that's why I got the Suzuki, you or other poster's may not have trouble w/ Honda's but I figure twice bitten is enough for me, we live within 50 miles of each other, Kpaul, so you no it ain't hot weather that does it [LOL] just my opinion and experiance, nothing else, but don't be blinded my Honda's reputation for invincibility, they have a well paid PR dept. just like everyone else. peace out
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Old 10-01-2002, 03:09 PM   #92
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If he is not impressed with the Super Hawk's power plant he the BMW is going to put him to sleep. I admit I'm assuming the vibration and surging not enough to keep him awake.
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Old 10-01-2002, 03:37 PM   #93
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Thanks man. Now the shop says they screwed up when they put the valve covers back on. I don't know what to believe. I am going to take to another shop next time.
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Old 10-01-2002, 04:22 PM   #94
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is it the valve cover that's leaking or the head gasket? a valve cover isn't going to make the head gasket leak, I'd want them to be real clear on exactly what they're talking about, sounds like going to a different shop is a good idea.
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Old 10-01-2002, 06:44 PM   #95
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Hey Flaco,



Did you get anywhere with your insurance claim for the racing crash?



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Old 10-01-2002, 06:46 PM   #96
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Look at the Suzuki Bandit 1200S for comfort.

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Old 10-02-2002, 12:47 AM   #97
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Default Re: Reader Feedback: Honda CBR1100XX vs. Kawasaki ZZ-R1200

Yeah then the next set of papers you'll be signing will have the following letters on it D-I-V-O-R-C-E
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Old 10-02-2002, 09:42 PM   #98
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Default Re: Hondas are great, but a little staid for my tastes.

I have owned both Honda and Kawasaki Motorcycles. I love my ZRX 1200 because it is a little rough around the edges. It is a fun bike to ride. I also believe that Kawasaki motorcycles are a great value. The Zx-9R MSRP is only $9,500, sounds good to me.



My Honda CBR 1000 on the other hand. Well, the poor handling, non-adjustable suspension, and extra weight made it hard to ride.



Oddly, my ZRX 1200 has gone through 1/2 quart of Mobil synthetic oil in 4,000 miles. Is that normal??
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Old 10-03-2002, 06:20 AM   #99
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I agree with Chad.



I am riding a 2002 BMW K 1200LT with power linked anti-lock brakes. This is my first bike with anti-lock brakes and I can tell you that they rock! This thing really stops and you can do it without fear of locking up the wheels in a full power stop. The only drawback of the BMW power brakes is that they are very sensitive. You have to be really careful when you are motoring around some gas pumps at slow speed.
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Old 10-03-2002, 07:56 AM   #100
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are we ever gonna see a 600 shootout? C'mon Burnsie... rip dem *****es up, and skip the fallacious reasoning political lessons.....ok, Professor?
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