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Old 09-20-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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Flat black as well! That will be sweet!
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:53 PM   #3
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my peevs(though few) are what we always complain about.... lose the undertail, lose the cat/muffler assembly. Lets paint the lower plastics to match as well.

I'll take the kawi green.

As for the magnesium covers to save a little bit of weight... that means you're using aluminium, one-use only torque-to-yield bolts. If its a sturdy piece, it should fair ok in a drop. But if its thin, get use to replacing it. Magnesium chemically melts w steel; so if a cheap frame slider rolls into it, dont unpiece the bike another day when it goes down on a track. Get it out of the way right away.

Sounds like alot of changes for her, I hope there are few little tweaks needed, as seen in bikes that change quite a bit more then minor face lifts. Sounds like progression to a track-bike concept over streetable track is continuing with this line, especially when increasing speed of shifts as mentioned above w the transmission.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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Exactly! Can't believe the 6 is coming with a stabilizer!
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I missed that...

At least its not an aggressive attempt like the RC51 was w Honda.

This bike is still very well defined for someone who rides lightly on the streets.(appears that way.)

It will be interesting to see what people say after they get some experience on it(especially someone whom has owned an earlier model.)
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looks clean. but im a yami man
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:02 PM   #7
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I missed that...

At least its not an aggressive attempt like the RC51 was w Honda.

This bike is still very well defined for someone who rides lightly on the streets.(appears that way.)

It will be interesting to see what people say after they get some experience on it(especially someone whom has owned an earlier model.)
Are ya hinting something? lol, sorry, I already have 3! lol
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And a hugger! about time with that as well!

Hope those rims will fit on my 636! I want them! I like the black with green pin stripe!
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:05 PM   #9
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Does it come with rudder pedals for the giant tail on the back?

jk! I love it! Kawasaki has come a long way in the past couple of years IMO.
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Are ya hinting something? lol, sorry, I already have 3! lol
Need a towel? You will become dehydrated w all the drewling you are partaking in. I wonder if they would be available at the BikeShow when it comes to town... they had riding demonstrations last year... And it was around the lonestar rally... which is next month...
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my peevs(though few) are what we always complain about.... lose the undertail, lose the cat/muffler assembly. Lets paint the lower plastics to match as well.

I'll take the kawi green.

As for the magnesium covers to save a little bit of weight... that means you're using aluminium, one-use only torque-to-yield bolts. If its a sturdy piece, it should fair ok in a drop. But if its thin, get use to replacing it. Magnesium chemically melts w steel; so if a cheap frame slider rolls into it, dont unpiece the bike another day when it goes down on a track. Get it out of the way right away.

Sounds like alot of changes for her, I hope there are few little tweaks needed, as seen in bikes that change quite a bit more then minor face lifts. Sounds like progression to a track-bike concept over streetable track is continuing with this line, especially when increasing speed of shifts as mentioned above w the transmission.
yah, have fun with that one

tighten to 90 ft lbs
loosen
tighten to 120 ft lbs
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tighten to 90 ft lbs
tighten to 45 degrees
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tighten to 150 ft lbs
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:11 PM   #12
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that's one of many things that sux about our jobs, huh Chase?
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:16 PM   #13
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^^indeed it is

stupid germans and their torque sequences...and the great little message at the end

"If specific torque sequence and order is not followed, 100% engine damage WILL occur"
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:58 PM   #14
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Get rid of the stock can and im sure it would look great
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:28 PM   #15
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Adjustable Ohlins steering dampner comes standard is a big +.Wonder what the MSRP gonna be on it.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:01 AM   #16
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I would be willing to bet that the Ohlins damper on both the new 6R and 10R will again be very weak. On the previous 10R you have to put it on the highest setting before it even begins to do any damping. I suppose they have to do that with the factory version damper so that people can't set it so tight that they might crash because they can't slow-speed steer because of too much damping. I'd rather have one that actually works like it should so it would be better to not have one from the factory and cut the cost off of the price and let me buy my own so that I can get something that actually works.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:08 AM   #17
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I like the looks although it looks like the zx10. i'd ride it!
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:02 AM   #18
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nice but ill stick with mine
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looks too much like the ugly zx-10
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:37 AM   #20
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ninjas were the bikes that made me want to ride, they were the first bike i ever wanted to own, however the zx14 lights need to go
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