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Old 09-10-2008, 11:03 PM   #11
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If you're not going far then aim for something that sits upright and has straight(ish) handlebars. I prefer a twin or triple. They both make lots of scrumptious torque for sucking the doors off $80K cars and rolling out of turns. Those Triumphs you ask about make a lot of stonk sucking air in and blowing it out. (That's a good thing).
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:13 AM   #12
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Buy a used Ducati MS4RS Monster. All the Superbike motor you need and cheap insurance.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:09 AM   #13
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The_Fox didn't seem to have any trouble keeping up with me on some twisty backroads while riding HIS ZX-14 when he passed-through here on his cross-country trip. Didn't complain to me about turn-in, or lack of agility with that bike, either.
The ZX14 does handle very well and I never got left behind when I'm on it but it's much more fun at high speed and at low speeds it get's a little clumbsy. Since I am a ZX14 owner I obviously like speed as much as the next guy but I want a bike that I can beat on without instantly going 150mph all the time.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:18 AM   #14
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Buy a used Ducati MS4RS Monster. All the Superbike motor you need and cheap insurance.
Anyone ever hear of Ducati having an oil problem if you wheelie it too long? (I know I'm a bad person, I wheelie)
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:27 AM   #15
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You know, if you shift your center of balance forward a little you could keep the front wheel down on the ground where it can do some good..Then you don't have to worry about tearing stuff up
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:08 PM   #16
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Thats because the front wheel doesn't belong in the air. It's meant to stay on the ground. Period.

I love the old bikes we used to tear around on (we had a couple of...."problems" this year, looks like my ridings done till i can get onto the street) those old 100cc bikes were just a blast up until about 55... then it felt like light speed with LOTS of bumps...
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:14 PM   #17
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yea i totally agree. my boyfriend drives an old school harley
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:08 AM   #18
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The Suzuki B-King is a bigger bike, but I still smile every time I ride it. It is very nimble! I also owned an 01 FZ1 and like the b-king much more. Even two years and 7000 miles later. I replaced the the seat with a corbin, but the rest is bone stock. you can pick them up new super cheap now.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:47 PM   #19
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I currently ride a 06 zx14 bought new. When I bought it I was planning on long trips and the extra size and weight were not a problem. Now after two years I am yet to go on a long trip and due to a couple surgeries I won't be going on any. So now I have a bike that is too heavy and not quick on it's feet. I'm planning on selling it and I wonder what to get next. I want to know what bike is the most fun. I hear a lot about 675 street triples being tons of fun and I'm interested in z1000's or sv1000's. So what bike do you recomend to have a ton of fun (doesn't have to be the fastest.)
ZX14,...not quick on it's feet? Never heard it described quite like that before? Is a supersport going to be comfortable enough for you?
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I would definitely take a look at the new Z1000R Kawasaki, nice and comfortable.
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