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Old 03-16-2005, 12:19 PM   #101
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the bike could have been a hell of a lot better with an adjustable fork from the ZX6f of 95-97 vintage and the 4-pot Nissin's that have been used on the ZX family for a freaking decade. My ZR7s has these upgrades and a proper shock instead of that sick joke Kaw puts there. How hard is it Kaw to run a ZX shock?
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:28 PM   #102
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buy the now discontinued ZR750. mine does 74HP apparently. the engine will run forever and none of this water-cooled radiator cr@p. I like the Z750 but I also like the ZR750 and that explains that. If I were to buy the Z750 the first thing I'd toss are the forks and the brakes and put my ZX6F pieces on.



You simply can't go wrong with the SV. Same 74HP. 100 BIG pounds lighter. I put 85K miles on a 90's CB750. similar bike to the ZR750 but a little bit lower class all around.



Me, I've never bought a new bike. So many 1yr old bikes with no miles. I'm holding out for the 'priller 450.
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:31 PM   #103
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I have the Euro Z750 2004, and since most of the bike is the same as the USA version I think if you were to ride it you would be a convert. The engine and gearbox are brilliant, it's fast, and handles the curves rock solid. In braking tests I have read on another review it faired better than a, FZ, SV and and Hornet. I have owned the bike for just on six months and would recommend it in an instant.



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Old 03-16-2005, 12:34 PM   #104
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too cold? whadya mean too cold. I'll show you cold!
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:40 PM   #105
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so of all the sliding 2-pin caliper brakes, the Z750's suck the least eh? Geez, Kaw would it KILL YOU to use 4-pot Nissin's? I went from 2 to 4. there is no comparision.
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:45 PM   #106
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For one-up long distance touring I was pretty happy with my Bandit 600. The only place I ran into any kind of lack of power was in Denver. The bike didn't even want to accelerate going downhill. Even downshifting didn't seem to make a whole lot of difference. Everywhere else between Little Rock and Salt Lake there was plenty of power. Even with my 220 lbs, overfilled saddlebags, fully expanded tankbag, and extra helmet and jacket bungied to the back seat. I didn't travel light, but the bike handled it very well. I miss that bike a lot. If I could afford more than one, I would have kept it. If I hadn't been overcome by the "newer, bigger, better, more!!!!!" then I would still have it. I like my new bike, but I guess I'll always have a soft spot for Bandits. In my heart, not just my head.



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Old 03-16-2005, 01:05 PM   #107
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Gabe:



You mentioned in your write up that you liked the Speed 4 enough to buy one. If this 750 had been available at that time do you still think you'd go with the Triumph? I'm trying to decide myself between these two and the FZ6.



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Old 03-16-2005, 01:16 PM   #108
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ME TOO, ET HOKEY. I AM TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN THIS BIKE AND HAVING AN UGLY PLASTIC FAT DEAL POP-RIVETED TO MY NOSE SO I CAN WALK AROUND ALL DAY AND HAVE PEOPLE SAY WHAT THE ***** HAPPENED TO YOUR FUGGIN NOSE MAN THAT FAIRING IS UGLY... WHO'S RESPONSIBLE I WANT ANSWERS.
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Old 03-16-2005, 02:00 PM   #109
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Your humor is a thin veil for your embarrassment.
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Old 03-16-2005, 02:05 PM   #110
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I go with the manufacturers recomendation myself, usually 7500 on the cars and 6000 on the bikes, I do use full synthetic though.



The 3000 mile oil change is the biggest scam going, maybe in the 60's but just a waste now.
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