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Old 08-20-2005, 11:05 AM   #51
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I'm with you flatspin. I just bought a leftover 02 955i and I love it. Check out the the handle bars from Cyclecat. I'm 6'4" with long arms so I'll probably stay stock but I was planning to get the set-up if I needed to raise the grips.
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Old 08-20-2005, 12:04 PM   #52
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Rapier-I'm not sure if you're addressing me or not, but...I've never ridden the Hayabusa, but just sitting on it feels comfortable to me. A lot like my ZX-6, which I bought because it had the least "ass in the air" position, and I can ride from LA to San Fran. I actually thought about the ZX-9 before I bought the 6 in 2000. The 6 was a few grand cheaper. You know, you're right. I should consider the 9. If I could get one for about 5 grand, that wouldn't be so bad. I think the reason I haven't considered it is I never hear/see anything about it. Never see them used. I'll have to look into it some more. If I got it, then I'd have TWO track bikes! Although, with limited money, I really should expand a little. One Ninja, one Harley, one Ducati....I'm supposed to have bikes that serve different purposes..
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Old 08-20-2005, 12:12 PM   #53
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:12 PM   #54
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I'm paying $300 a year for my 04 955i. If you go with State Farm, they cut you a real good deal on motorcycle ins. if you have other policies through them. My car ins is about $150 a year more but I would have paid over $1400 a year for a liter bike with Allstate (My previous insurer) FYI im a 42 year old male with no tickets or points.
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:27 PM   #55
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So let me get this straight, kpaul - when I compared the torque numbers of an '01 SV-650 and an '01 ZX-6R, you told me my numbers were WRONG, and then quoted the numbers of an '03 ZX-6R. And then you proceeded to brag about the performance of your - '01 ZX-6R .



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Old 08-20-2005, 06:53 PM   #56
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Nice to hear about someone trying something out of character. I often wonder how many cruiser riders there would be out there if everyone got the chance to ride a sport-tourer for a while.



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Old 08-21-2005, 05:42 AM   #57
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I have been using my '97 TL1000S as a sport touring machine for several years now and it works great. Lots of photos and pics on this rig at www.joeberkphotography.com.



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Old 08-21-2005, 06:34 AM   #58
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I'm not sure I'm adressing you either. With all that talk of a Harley. I just want to make a general point. If your flexible enough and hard core enough to use a 75% full on sport bike for touring then the ZX9 deserves consideration. For me I cannot take the agressive if still not totally dedicated riding position which I think is close to the Busas.



The last gen ZX9, 02 and 03, was a great bike. With adjustable ride hieght and great brakes along with that ripping motor. It was dismissed by the entire magazine world for being too big and middle of the road, etc. etc. in all the shootouts. While that was fair I suppose in a lmiited way it makes a lot more sense to view it as an all around bike.



Read Motorcycle Dailies review of it.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/03jun...i2002zx9r.html
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Old 08-21-2005, 07:26 AM   #59
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lol, sounds like fun aye? 4 fast bikes in a remote, early winter, desert. A radar gun...
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Old 08-21-2005, 08:15 AM   #60
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A leftover '02?! Someone actually still had an '02 on the floor in 2005? Where's that?
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