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Old 01-10-2003, 01:55 PM   #131
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Default Re: Kawasaki ZX-6Rs: Part one, on paper

Yep I agree no goofy boy racer graphics.
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:06 PM   #132
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Default Re: I wanna be squidly!

I think the Hawk GT 650 would be a great choice, another good '80's bike is the Kawi gpz 750, An '83 gpz 750 was my first sport bike, they're almost bullet proof and handle half way decent, if you can find one that wasn't hammer'd they go for under $1500, I think Kawasaki still uses that engine in the ZR7S, which would also be a good bike to learn on, for $6000 out the door, just keep your silverwing for a rain bike.
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:22 PM   #133
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Default Re: Kawasaki ZX-6Rs: Part one, on paper

fair enough, if you ride all year round does it count as two seasons? Just counting years I have 11 years on dirt bikes and 23 years on street bikes, But,,, if a season is just summer then since the mild but wet Tacoma climate allows me to ride all year do I get to count each year twice? if so I have 68 seasons riding, Pretty good considering I'm only just 45! even if I discount the 4 years I was in the navy to 1/4 points since I only rode when I was home on leave, that gives me 8 years on dirt bikes and 62 seasons total,,,,,,
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:32 PM   #134
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Default Re: Kawasaki ZX-6Rs: Part one, on paper

The advantage is that your memory gets so bad it's all wonderfull and new each time around!
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Old 01-11-2003, 04:06 AM   #135
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Default Re: Kawasaki ZX-6Rs: Part one, on paper

What was the discussion about?
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Old 01-11-2003, 05:10 AM   #136
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Default Re: Kawasaki ZX-6Rs: Part one, on paper

You mean like a Ducati?
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Old 01-12-2003, 12:26 AM   #137
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Thank you very much, I'll keep an eye out for those.
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Old 01-12-2003, 06:43 PM   #138
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Default Re: Kawasaki ZX-6Rs: Part one, on paper

It's very refreshing to see sport bikes offered in tasteful, solid colors once agian.



I'm sick of bikes looking like they have already been crashed.
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Old 01-13-2003, 06:31 AM   #139
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Default Re: I wanna be squidly!

The old air-cooled GPz750 was a great bike in its day, but compared to the Hawk GT, it is a bit of a truck. It has a long wheelbase and lazy steering geometry that make it almost cruiser-like by modern standards. Or at least sport-tourer-like.



The ZR7S is a perfectly good motorcycle, but not terribly sporty. It is sportier than, say, a Honda 750 Nighthhawk, and both are good all-around bikes that will tour well, but anyone looking for a modern sportbike would be much better off with an SV650/SV650S. Around here carryover SV650S models are selling for well under $5,500 (if you can find them).
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Old 01-15-2003, 07:34 AM   #140
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Default Differences are?

Correct me if I'm wrong:



1) Displacement (R is 636, RR is 599)

2) Clutch (RR is more slippery, R is standard wet)

3) Adjustable Swingarm (R has it, RR doesn't)



Am I correct? Looking for the wives (my other) new bike.
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