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Old 08-23-2006, 11:55 AM   #61
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:58 AM   #62
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For a limited time new buyers of "Lucky Chrysanthemums" will get a free year's supply of this.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:03 PM   #63
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Actually, with a set of stainless slip-ons I don't think it would look half bad.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:09 PM   #64
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I have to admit it but yea it is ugly.

Also did you see that seat? Does everybody that doesn't buy a Goldwing plan on riding alone?

I miss the ZXR. That was a motorcycle that looked like a motorcycle.

The Yamaha Z-1 looks like it would be much better two up than the Z1000.

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Old 08-23-2006, 12:26 PM   #65
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Yeah, the good ones with the rubber bands holding things up. Who invented that stuff anyway? Maybe he's working for Kawasaki designing exhaust systems now...



Next the "Blooey" for Kawasaki? Called the Ka-Blooey?
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:34 PM   #66
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This news sucks. For months I have been looking at the drawings of a naked ZX-14r called the Z1400. The rumor was that it would replace the Z1000.



Now I see that the Z1400 will remain a dream
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:36 PM   #67
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Wetter roads, maybe? Being something of a Luddite, I don't know if I'd want it or not, but it would be nice to have the option. It has been known to rain now and then, even here in CA.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:39 PM   #68
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And, unfortunately, the least displacement. I know what you mean though. the 500 was the sweetest bike of the bunch handling wise. But we Americans like lots and lots of power, whether we can use it or not.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:42 PM   #69
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We have more than enough of that out here in the Bay Area.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:53 PM   #70
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I didn't look real close at the thing, cause I wasn't that impressed with it from a distance, but really, is there some law that says a water cooled engine can't look good? At the risk of sounding too much like the old fart that I am, if the engine is going to be visible, shouldn't they try to make it, oh, I don't know, PRESENTABLE? On a naked bike, you are working, of necessity, with just a few elements, and they all are functional as well. The gas tank, the engine, the pipes, and the seat are what you have to work with. If you want to see how it ought to be done, take a look at an old English bike, or even some of the better styled Japanese machines, or Ducati's. You don't see a lot of hoses and crap running here and there without regard to esthetics. I just don't think it should be that hard to make a modern engine to look sanitary. Hot rodders do it all the time.
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