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Old 08-21-2005, 10:25 AM   #61
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"Since I have only 27,000 miles of experience on all a very forgiving 01 ZX-6R Ninja"



What number actually appears on your odometer? I find your claim to be suspicious, and you have a track record of being slippery with facts and, shall we say, creative with language.



So, how many miles does your odometer say you put on that bike?
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Old 08-21-2005, 12:33 PM   #62
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I'm using a ZX12R (the '02) as an ST.



2" Helibars, Ventura rack system (85 liters), Bagster tankcover and bags (30L and 12L), radar detector, double bubble, Scott Oiler, heted grips and heated suit outlet, and it's all day comfortable.



I find the Bus a little tight on legroom, for me the original Gixxer 1000 was more comfortable.



The ZX also handles a little better than the Busa, much more like a sport bike.



Biggest negative is the gas mileage, about 36 mpg at best, 165 miles on a tank or so. Tires are bearable if you switch to the Avon AV45/46 series.



Stats: 6'2", 210lb, 32" inseam, 50 yo...
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Old 08-21-2005, 01:57 PM   #63
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I had to do the math; 480ish a month, 5700/year.

Totally believable but yet.......
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Old 08-22-2005, 04:53 AM   #64
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My actual miles are 26,769 sorry man....I usually put 120 miles a weekend. Sometimes more like 180 this last weekend. Sometimes less. In Seattle we can ride year around. I usually don't like to ride as much in the winter months. However, in summer I come home after work and take my Ninja out for a spin.. So it averages out. Ooops you are right I am lying. It rains here every day and I only have 2,700 miles on my bike...
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Old 08-22-2005, 05:59 AM   #65
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120 a week, see I know, I do the same thing. If I get 200 a week I'm doing well. I work 2.3 miles from home so it isn't worth starting the thing.

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Old 08-22-2005, 07:05 AM   #66
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Old 08-22-2005, 08:24 AM   #67
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See, that's what happens when you destroy your credibility.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:07 AM   #68
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Lots of other bikes you might not think of make decent touring bikes. I've toured on both a 95 Duc 900ss/cr and a 97 Duc Monster 900, and both were passable touring rigs with soft saddlebags and a tank bag. And corbin seats. The CR worked better on the highway with the half fairing directing wind perfectly so that you were kind of suspended over the bars, little weight on your wrists and extremely comfortable. The Monster was better for two-lane backroads, but sitll OK-ish on the highway. 'Course I've also toured on a Honda Hawk, so take this with a bit of salt...
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:20 AM   #69
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No really I was lying it does rain here every day and the roads are straight ....You wouldn't like it here so don't come.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:32 AM   #70
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Don't worry, nobody is going to relocate because of weather and curvy roads. If I were, I'd move to Napa......hey wait a minute, I live on a dry curvy road.
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