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Old 02-26-2003, 07:59 PM   #21
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Default Re: Kawasaki Z1000 Reader Feedback

The pipes are irrelevant as any sewing machine stock silencer would be replaced within weeks of purchase anyway. Kawis always have a nice deep tone when piped properly. Even my old '87 Ninja 750 I used to ride years ago did. What is it about Kawasaki motors anyway?



I like that it is the only affordable naked with inverted forks. Then they chintzed out on the full adjustability. The SV1000 has conventional forks but sports full adjoostment. Big fat inverted forks on a naked bike just says "tough" to me.



Glad to see Kawi did not spare the horsepower. We can always count on them for that They will sell a few of these.
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:13 PM   #22
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Default Re: Good test...

Sounds like someone has a ringer....
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:30 PM   #23
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Default pretty fly for a white guy...

Yes, it's different. Unfortunately, it's Michael Jackson different, not RunDMC different.



The Fischer-Price styling may appeal to some people's inner child but they should keep in mind that he's only eleven years old and doesn't know any better.



It's gots lots of power, too bad it's not aerodynamically usable. But that doesn't matter, because it's all about looks anyway. People who buy it are more likely to putter around urban streets in the vain hope that now people will finally notice them, rather than actually riding the bike at speed.

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Old 02-26-2003, 08:31 PM   #24
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(Not that Kawasaki's been known to do that in the past or anything)
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Old 02-26-2003, 09:02 PM   #25
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Default Re: Kawasaki Z1000 Reader Feedback

ugly pipes. ditto on the weather. I also own an RC51.. '02 and can't wait to get out there again to whip some tail.
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Old 02-26-2003, 09:49 PM   #26
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Default Re: Kawasaki Z1000: Looks great, hand me the stepladder

Well, I'm a 30 inseam (maybe 29) and I feel fine. The balls of my feet touch down perfectly. It seems a lot shorter than the 32" seat height.
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Old 02-26-2003, 10:00 PM   #27
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Default Re: pretty fly for a white guy...

I like the looks of my Z1000 just fine. There's just no pleasing you traditionalists. "RunDMC different"??? You are showing your age. Just keep listening to Johnny Mathis and riding your Norton Commando, and try not to lump every young whippersnapper you see into some ridiculous category. And, no, I don't "putter around urban streets waiting for people to notice me". As soon as the break-in period is over, this bike will become well acquainted with redline.
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Old 02-26-2003, 10:24 PM   #28
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LOL. Good comeback.



And good luck with the redline thing in the higher gears. I've never tried para-sailing, but I've heard it's a lot of fun.
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:44 PM   #29
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Default Re: pretty fly for a white guy...

yea its a naked bike.i dont believe its made for top end speed where aerodynamics count..its more off a fast accelerating bike which is good all around and is basically 4 tricks..maybe if it was a sportsbike than u can brag about aerodynamics
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Old 02-27-2003, 12:07 AM   #30
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John,



How would you compare this to the new SV1000?
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