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Old 06-08-2007, 03:16 PM   #21
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Glad you ride daily... I'm sorry I assumed it was a garage trophy. So you had a bad voltage regulator?!? I'll have to watch out for that. No problems on my '05 yet, well other than the rider. :BangHead:
I was going off the other post of AWD "one couldnt start his bike up (battery Im guessing)", if a bike that new has a bad battery it is because he has no trickle charger on his garage trophy. Your case was different. Kawasaki isn't the manufacturer of the voltage regulator BTW, they select them from other vendors like GM uses AC Delco.

Any other electrical problems I should look out for?
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:17 PM   #22
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Now I'm cheap? I ride my bike almost every single day, rain or shine. I have NO need for a trickle charger champ.
You must love your 636 as much as I do!:laughing6 :laughing6 :laughing6
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:24 PM   #23
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My only problem with the bike has been that voltage regulator, which caused a relay for the headlight to keep up. Other than that she's been great to me. Shouldn't have even had the problem, but Clear lake Kawasaki doesn't know a ****ing thing about bikes apparently. THAT PLACE!

And yes, this bike is perfect for me, though maybe a little too fast sometimes.
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eh, my 03 600rr which isnt running at 100% can pretty much keep up with a 06 6r....

right Riaz/David?
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KAWI love to you bro!

Just so you know I was only trying to defend our beloved manufacturer and explain that a lose bolt or dead battery cannot be blamed on Kawi, not insult you! I'll run into you sooner or later, I'm not trying to have any bad blood with my MH.com fam. I'll keep an eye on my voltage regulator, may even install a volt meter on my bike somewhere, would hate to get stranded because of that!

Sorry for the off topic whoring, I promise that was my last post here unless it is about the 600rr!
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Haha, you're saying that your 600rr not in perfect running condition can keep up with on 06 6R?

I will give you credit, because its all on the rider at that point. I remember back in the day when I bought my 2nd Ninja. It was a 6r and the guy I bought it from said I should be able to keep up with 900's, IF ridden right. I believed him only to get smoked by a freaking CBR F3. I called him and said, this bike is slow. He said...well, where are you shifting. I said...around 8000. He said, dude, its not the bike, its the rider. lol. I had never even gotten into the power band yet.

Actually, I should say 636.
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I know my bike can keep tabs on 20th edition GSX-R 750s with ease. I think it does depend a lot on the rider.
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Haha, tis all good. I'll admit to being a GOOD rider, not a great one so if you had me on a 636 and a freaking stud on a 600rr im sure I'd get beat. Non the less, was just saying the power seemed down on the 600rr and I got on it once to see how the band was like, just didnt react like my Ninjas did. Oh well. They are sharp looking thats for sure.

dont get me wrong, I got beat by both, but I jumped out ahead on both and they had a hard time running me down.... I think, David and Riaz could prolly shed more light. 600rrs dont make the most HP(well maybe the 07's) but they've always handled awsome and been REAL reliable.
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dont get me wrong, I got beat by both, but I jumped out ahead on both and they had a hard time running me down.... I think, David and Riaz could prolly shed more light. 600rrs dont make the most HP(well maybe the 07's) but they've always handled awsome and been REAL reliable.
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Have never ridden either except for a Ninja250 but from reading and hearing what other people say about their bikes, the Suzukis and Kawis are geared to have a bit more bite in the lower RPMs where the RRs and the R6s have their power up top and are fairly modest down below. I believe if you get an R6 or RR up to 8K RPM at a decent speed, you'll feel a whole new animal.

I had the Ninja250 which was a high-revving little monster and from what I am told, all Ninjas and most Kawis are like that. So, if you go to an RR or R6, yeah, you'll feel a difference. Now, take it to the track, and I'd think you may be surprised at what those bikes really have in them.
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a bit on the lower my kawi 636 kick a$$ all around:icon_bigg not just lower ask moe {blackwidow}about it he will tell you
The Anniversary R6 he has is my dreambike and when I originally went into the dealership last year in spring, being a brandspanking noob, they told me R6s was a racebike and to start on something smaller. The R6 and RR are mainly made for the track or trackriding.

Enjoy your Kawi on the streets and the lower RPM power, which is great for that type of riding as well as on the track for the power it has in the upper RPMs.

It is just that R6s and RRs are for a different type of riding altogether, I'd say. To each their own. In Marketing, we call it focusing on a niche in the targetmarket. :icon_bigg
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The Anniversary R6 he has is my dreambike and when I originally went into the dealership last year in spring, being a brandspanking noob, they told me R6s was a racebike and to start on something smaller. The R6 and RR are mainly made for the track or trackriding.
what dealership told you that? hard to believe they would say something like that.
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