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Old 09-01-2005, 07:19 PM   #31
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Default Re: New ZX-10R and Ninja 650R (ER-6N)

Anyone else note in the article that the 650 engine has "plated" not sleeved aluminum block? Perhaps I'm not up on newest technology issues, but this doesn't sound like a long term engine.

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Old 09-02-2005, 03:44 AM   #32
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Plated cylinders? Is anyone else using plated alumnimum cylinders?



Personally, I like the the looks much better that the Euro ER6n. The fairing has a bit of YZF600R flavor, but the need to change the colors. What's with the lower 1/4 of the fairing not matching?!



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Old 09-02-2005, 06:03 AM   #33
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Does the same apply to the EX250 ? If so, could it be that the rumored 450 single is a replacement?
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:26 AM   #34
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Anyone besides me see a really close resemblance to the ZX-10 profile and an older R-1? Other viewing angles are a different ball game.



More flywheel = less tendency to wheelie. Now why did they have to go and do that for? OK for racers, but what is the percentage of racers vs. street riders? I'm so mad I could just spit.



Thumbs up to the now established trend of disappearing graphic stickers on production bikes. I always felt all the graphics looked cheesy and sure added to cost of repair to a dropped bike. Don't ask me how I know.







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Old 09-02-2005, 08:18 AM   #35
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Yeah. The EX250 ain't gonna survive CARB2008/Euro II.

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Old 09-02-2005, 01:05 PM   #36
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My ZRX-1200R has plated cylinders (as does the ZZR 1200, and the KLX400R). I haven't heard of anyone having issues with them, and I have seen a couple over 50K.



Suzuki has there. SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material), that they use on some of the cruisers.



I'm at 15K on the ZRX-1200, A lot of stop and go commuting, weekends of twisties, and a few 1000 weekend trips on the highway.



Dont have any problems...





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I think plating got a bad name from The Vega in the 70s, where people would wear through the plating in 20-30K miles.
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Old 09-03-2005, 06:12 PM   #37
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You must be kidding, right? Sleeved cylinders have gone out of favor many years ago. I can't think of any current bikes ( Except Harley-Davidsons!) that still use use steel sleeves.



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Old 09-16-2005, 06:09 PM   #38
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Default New Suzuki Hayabusa?

...anyone heard news about what Suzuki plans for the Hayabusa?...I heard it has been discontinued! Waste of an awesome engine and bike...
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:39 PM   #39
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I ride a '90 EX500 now and I was always thinking my next step would be a SV650... maybe Kawasaki will get a look as well. I've enjoyed the economy and rideability of the 500 and hopefully this one will be the same. My worry is the colors. I can have a bike repainted if I really had to (and I'd paint it blue), but the frame would make the whole thing much more time-consuming and expensive. Why couldn't they just have a silver or black frame? Dammit, man. Maybe the production colors will be different.
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Old 09-22-2005, 01:49 PM   #40
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Absolutely correct. My checkbook is poised........IF it has ABS. I couldn't care less what it looks like. And why is ABS an "option", anyway?
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