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Old 04-27-2009, 03:06 PM   #31
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Performance is always tied to perception. I am swapping out the front end of my Z750S, because I want better front braking and suspension. Does it brake okay? Yes. Is the stock suspension okay? Yes. But I have experienced better braking and suspension on actual sportbikes, and that's what I want on my Z. I guess I'll find out if the ZX6R front end with steel braided brake lines will make a big enough difference. I sure hope so!
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:10 PM   #32
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My new 07 Ninja is so much better than the 01was.
I sincerely doubt you could feel the difference between two imagined pieces of machinery.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:34 PM   #33
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:38 PM   #34
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Performance is always tied to perception. I am swapping out the front end of my Z750S, because I want better front braking and suspension. Does it brake okay? Yes. Is the stock suspension okay? Yes. But I have experienced better braking and suspension on actual sportbikes, and that's what I want on my Z. I guess I'll find out if the ZX6R front end with steel braided brake lines will make a big enough difference. I sure hope so!
Good post. The Z750S is perhaps the most underrated bike in terms of ability per dollar - more people shoulda bought 'em. Hope the front-end swap works well for ya!
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:46 PM   #35
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And your fake girlfriend got a Ninja 250. What a surprise!
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:19 PM   #36
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She is Real, Red-Headed, and Hot

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Old 04-27-2009, 09:33 PM   #37
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So who's bike is that? because we all know its not yours Kpaul..... and maybe if your "girl" lets you in her pants you might learn about "her" past life
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:31 AM   #38
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Jeez now it's:

KPAULSQUIDCOOKVENGERRIDERKRIDER00X (where "X" is a value equal to or one less than the number of times KPAULSQUIDCOOKVENGERRIDERKRIDER00X has been banned.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:55 AM   #39
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Apparently it's worth a lot to a lot of riders, or at least their perception of the value is there. I talk to a lot of riders who spend what I consider ridiculous amounts of money for (again, what I consider) neglible performance increases.
This is true.

This phenomen generally reminds me of a friend who bought an Audi and converted it to a diesel “because he wanted a diesel”. Which leaves us with the interesting question why didn't the coksucker buy a diesel from the bloody start then.

This very same happens in the cruiser kingdom all the bloody time. Stupid people like myself buy 64 rwhp lame smegmas with no worries because “power can easily be hopped up”. Yes very easily after you’ve blown the reliability, stacks of cash and lots of effort to get to an ancient Valkyrie level of 96 rwhp. If you are lucky.

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Old 04-28-2009, 07:08 AM   #40
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So the Big Four don't want to play with the Duc. Did Ducati not have a standard 1198 available to use? There is not that much price disparity between the standard Duc and the Big Four.

Of course, they will would have whined.
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