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Old 11-16-2003, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hey George,



What can you do for a Kawasaki 636?
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Old 11-16-2003, 07:18 PM   #2
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George, I've been riding my 97 Blackbird since I bought it new in December of 1997. It now has 46000 miles on it and is bone stock except for a Corbin seat. I commute on it and have riden it all over the western states and Canada

with several thousand mile days thrown in. In

all that time I never thought the bikes suspension or engine performance lacked in quality. The bike serves the purpose it was designed for very well with no additional expenditures.

I also own a bone stock 2002 954 RR. It too does what it was built for and what I ask it to do, which is to go way faster than any posted

speed limit I've ever seen, stop faster than any thing I've ridden lately and go around corners like no one has a right to!
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Old 11-16-2003, 08:17 PM   #3
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..........or you could spend less money and have the better FJR1300................
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Old 11-16-2003, 08:24 PM   #4
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Hey George,

What can you do for my Sportster?
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Old 11-17-2003, 01:29 AM   #5
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I had a 97 CBR1100XX, upon which the previous owner had installed a Race Tech setup in the forks. I thought the suspension, although harsh, provided excellent handling on the street. The rear shock performed well enough to make me not think about it. It already had a Corbin seat and a full Erion exhaust. Of course, the bike was stolen because it was so nice. The modifications you describe here I'm sure would be even better than what I had, but it seems like quite a lot of money for the slight improvement compared to my setup.
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Old 11-17-2003, 04:03 AM   #6
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What about a Concours? Do you have anything for that??
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Old 11-17-2003, 05:15 AM   #7
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You forgot to add the cost of catastrophic medical insurance and a term life policy.

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Old 11-17-2003, 05:42 AM   #8
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Would any of those parts fit an SV650?
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Old 11-17-2003, 06:18 AM   #9
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If you ride hard on the Blackbird you know the facts. Get on the phone, compare prices, and fix it before you get hurt.



I suspect that if you ride hard on a Blackbird a lot you're gonna get hurt no matter what your suspension. Either that or you'll lose your license and all that expense will be wasted.



How stiff is the ride with these components? Enough to cause undue fatique over long hauls? If that's the case then "upgrading" components could be more dangerous since fatigue is one of the major factors in crashes.



Anyhow, I'm still trying to figure our how anyone can call Japanese sportbikes anything less than the penultimate of perfection in all circumstances.

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Old 11-17-2003, 06:39 AM   #10
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George lost me when he said "164 crank Bhp- with careful tuning; 160 where the rubber meets the road". Only 4 hp lost in the drivetrain? I don't think so.

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