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Old 03-17-2005, 09:44 AM   #131
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Default Re: 2001 Kawasaki ZR7-s

Keep it and get a Wiesco 880cc kit. Some mild cams, a pipe, jet kit, and whammo, 74-75 whompin' rear wheel horses.



And since your engine is based on the 1980's GPZ (look at the clutch release vs. the K motor) you could turbo the damn thing and it would last forever.



BTW FJR 1300's are scary fast. Can make one vomit. Messy and time consuming.



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Old 03-17-2005, 10:58 AM   #132
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Yeah, I keep forgetting that. With my age and experience I can insure a literbike for under $200 per year for liability. I always buy bikes cash so I never worry about full coverage.



One could buy the 750 and then install larger sleeves and pistons. That's one way around it.
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Old 03-17-2005, 11:01 AM   #133
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That'll be just fine. After all, somebody's gotta do it.



Oh yes.... leave off the stupid links and boldface type too.



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Old 03-17-2005, 12:05 PM   #134
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A week or two into July.
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:19 PM   #135
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I like it. I was pining for an FZ1, but fret at paying insurance for a 1kcc bike. This may just be the ticket.



My hawk GT has clip ons below the triples, racer rearsets, and no wind protection. I'm 32, 5'10", 185 pds and have never owned a repli-racer. All the guys I know that have one don't ride every day. With my hawk set up the way it is, I can see why.



Check out the picture here, which has a much better feel for it's proportions



http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/4/6/77593446.htm



I like the fairing/headlight design. It reminds me of the movie "Predator" when the predator finally takes his mask off in the end and Arnold says "You are one UGLY M--dda...."
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:59 PM   #136
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if all you get out of cams and a 880 kit is 74HP fire your engine tuner. Mine pulls that with no engine mods. Just the K&N, Jardine, and DJ kit tweaked a little.
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Old 03-18-2005, 12:07 AM   #137
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Default Re: 2001 Kawasaki ZR7-s

As someone much wiser then myself has said "you don't need to make that bike faster. If you want something faster go and buy it, since it will be cheeper in the long run". He has a point since a turbo kit is about $4k and the other parts you guys mentioned are a little pricey as well. One thing that bugs me about my bike is the engine vibration making my right hand go to sleep, other then the off-idle hesitation (fixed most of it with the pipe and jet-kit and some extra tuning) it has been a blast to ride.



I am thinking about keeping my ZR7 for the shorter rides, as well as getting the FJR for the longer road trips.
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Old 03-18-2005, 01:52 AM   #138
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Default Re: 2005 Kawasaki Z750S

Since you don't know much of anything about motorcycles, and as boring as listening to bowling matches on the radio, I'd say you were are perfect fit. Maybe you could be the second online motorcycle critic?
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:59 AM   #139
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Nice work Gabe!
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Old 03-18-2005, 01:01 PM   #140
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Do you really ride biker dudes? If so, Gaybar might let you take him for a quick spin.
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