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Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
Pretty sure Kawasaki used it first... :deal

Pretty sure Kawasaki used it first... :deal
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8,103
Views: 1,227,029
Posted By Tim_Tom
Motorcyclist magazine had a comparison with the...

Motorcyclist magazine had a comparison with the FZ07, SFV650, CBR650F, and Ninja 650R.

They liked the Yammy the best and the Zook 2nd best. Worth a read if you can find it. I was at my local...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
Don't be so disappointed. :evil Looking at...

Don't be so disappointed. :evil

Looking at the silhouette the bike looked much closer in scale to a zx10 than a ZX14... so 1400cc power in a real Superbike chassis. No doubt it will have top...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
The new teaser video is out. Kawasaki is really...

The new teaser video is out. Kawasaki is really stringing us on here.

Nothing new about the H2 but it's a nice look at the other sectors of Kawasaki Heavy Industry and their fancy high tech...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33,061
Views: 8,058,400
Posted By Tim_Tom
He needs to clean the seat of his leathers......

He needs to clean the seat of his leathers... :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
Yes it's been regarded as better than the busa...

Yes it's been regarded as better than the busa since about 2008. However there is no kill like overkill so why not supercharge it!!
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
Maybe not in your area... any given weekend I see...

Maybe not in your area... any given weekend I see dozens of Panigales and S1000RR on the road.

There is a market for premium motorcycles.

And if the was any motorcycle that paid my bills for...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
The point is moot. As a flagship model, part of...

The point is moot. As a flagship model, part of its identity will directly change how Kawasaki is viewed as a manufacturer. People will associate Kawasaki with the best, fastest, and most advanced...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
Really? Because all those guys on S1000RR's...

Really? Because all those guys on S1000RR's bought them because they were affordable?? All of the 1199 Panigale owners bought them because they were good value? No. They bought them because they...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
It will be a 1400cc bike with 2000cc power. :evil...

It will be a 1400cc bike with 2000cc power. :evil

Why? Because people buy bikes that make statements. And huge power and unprecedented speed make a hell of a statement. Who cares if you can only...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
Kawasaki has a jet ski with a 4 stroke,...

Kawasaki has a jet ski with a 4 stroke, supercharged, 1500cc inline four, making 300 hp...

Anyone want to guess they added some wheels and a gearbox? That ought to be enough to be "built beyond...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
The engine pictures are quite clearly a 4...

The engine pictures are quite clearly a 4 cylinder. Looks to be slightly larger than the ZX6 block. Sorry you 250 guys are going to have to keep dreaming...

This thing will be a proper rocketship....
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
Because the ZX-10R knows how to go around a...

Because the ZX-10R knows how to go around a corner. Mostly thanks to 35 years of chassis and electronic development...

And if you want to compare to modified bikes just imagine what sort of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,223
Posted By Tim_Tom
Official Kawasaki teaser page for the bike. ...

Official Kawasaki teaser page for the bike.

http://www.ninja-h2.com

Shows a silhouette of the bike and it is definitely a Superbike. Forced induction and rumored to be 750cc. If the hype is to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 533,096
Posted By Tim_Tom
Great looking 1250. All these reports are easing...

Great looking 1250. All these reports are easing my mind a bit. The newest bike I've owned is a '92 and it's been awesome but for a few niggles. Blew fork seals, ate a plug (after 15000 miles) and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,963
Posted By Tim_Tom
I've ridden all sorts of bikes, but only owned...

I've ridden all sorts of bikes, but only owned Japanese I4's, and I thought they all had soul. My first bike, a Suzuki GS850 had the soul of an old workhorse determined not to quit. Try as I did, I...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,074
Posted By Tim_Tom
If the front wheel tucks why not get it off the...

If the front wheel tucks why not get it off the ground and fix the issue?! Absolutely insane.

At Silverstone he will have shoulder sliders on his suit :evil
Like him or not the kid has mad...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By Tim_Tom
There are a few V7 threads over on Road Warriors....

There are a few V7 threads over on Road Warriors. I think you may get a better response there...

Good luck and happy tinkering.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By Tim_Tom
I like blitzing my favorite twisty roads in the...

I like blitzing my favorite twisty roads in the upper spectrum of the tach. I like rolling off the throttle precorner and allowing the engin braking to scrub speed, plus I've noticed my bike feels...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 533,096
Posted By Tim_Tom
That's what I like to hear. Looks like it's time...

That's what I like to hear. Looks like it's time to gear up to sell my current ride. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 533,096
Posted By Tim_Tom
That's what I was hoping to hear. :D Could there...

That's what I was hoping to hear. :D Could there be any cooling issues running at 85 mph for 100 miles in 110 degree weather?

My last Suzuki, an air cooled GS850, ran so hot in a similar...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 533,096
Posted By Tim_Tom
I'm thinking about picking up a first gen 1200 to...

I'm thinking about picking up a first gen 1200 to be my only bike. It would be used for my future commute of 100 miles each way through the mohave desert (on the roads of course). Also would like to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,146
Posted By Tim_Tom
I'd also suggest the big Bandit and the mighty...

I'd also suggest the big Bandit and the mighty ZRX. Both provide a very torquey thrill and plenty of comfort for one or two. Both can be had in you budget with plenty of after market luggage...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Tim_Tom
This is how I pack my zx600 with weeks worth of...

This is how I pack my zx600 with weeks worth of clothes, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, spare parts and tools.

The sleeping gear goes in this.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8,103
Views: 1,227,029
Posted By Tim_Tom
I don't think the bimmer has quite enough pillion...

I don't think the bimmer has quite enough pillion capability... and the cubic money issue yeah.

Honestly that is more bike than I want right now as well.
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8,103
Views: 1,227,029
Posted By Tim_Tom
Today (and most days) I want a motorcycle that's...

Today (and most days) I want a motorcycle that's sub 450 lbs, supersport handling, goes like stink, stops on a dime, and all day comfortable for two... :eek1

I dream of a naked GSXR 750 with real...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,470
Posted By Tim_Tom
There is nothing wrong with your bike. Putting on...

There is nothing wrong with your bike. Putting on a 21" front will not make you feel in control on tight switchbacks.

Setting your suspension up will not transform your riding either.

If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,260
Posted By Tim_Tom
That is accurate. But the good part is the bike...

That is accurate. But the good part is the bike doesn't have to look like it's half finished.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,260
Posted By Tim_Tom
They are making two models. The ugly chopper...

They are making two models. The ugly chopper thing with a girder front end,and a streetfighter with USD forks.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,811
Posted By Tim_Tom
Ask and you shall receive... It was an...

Ask and you shall receive...

It was an awesome bike, still is but now owned by someone else. :cry

My GS at the Pacific Ocean near Ft. Bragg.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,032
Posted By Tim_Tom
Have you considered a shorter truck? :rofl ...

Have you considered a shorter truck? :rofl

Or just gang three 2x12's together to make a nice extra wide ramp you could ride up on. Not at all ramps need to be skinny little things.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,755
Posted By Tim_Tom
The Ninja engine is tuned differently than the...

The Ninja engine is tuned differently than the versys, allowing to motor to Rev slightly faster. It also has sportier geometry, specifically shorter wheelbase, steeper rake, and less trail. Also had...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,392
Posted By Tim_Tom
It varies from person to person like most other...

It varies from person to person like most other rider issues...

One of the guys I ride with regularly just turned 70 and finally decided it was time to swap from clip-ons to Superbike bars on his...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 17,678
Posted By Tim_Tom
If you are serious about track days, find...

If you are serious about track days, find yourself a Japanese 600 supersport for as cheap as you can. You will crash on the track at some point. Much better to do this on a cheap bike with cheap...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,976
Posted By Tim_Tom
I think you are selling yourself short by not...

I think you are selling yourself short by not considering the Ninja 650R and Suzuki SFV650. Both are super nimble, light, and have enough oomph for your highway commutes. However both are very easy...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,257
Posted By Tim_Tom
You folks are suggesting some pretty powerful...

You folks are suggesting some pretty powerful bikes for 'low speed handling'...

I think what best meets his criteria of a handling standard, that isn't over powered, would be a bandit 400 or 600....
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 175,338
Posted By Tim_Tom
Motorad is doing several `feed your restless`...

Motorad is doing several `feed your restless` commercials. Ive seen one featuring the s1000rr, another with a couple of tourers, one with the GS`s, and the mentioned nineT. Generally ive seen them...
Forum: Racing 05-03-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,983
Posted By Tim_Tom
Colin is FIFTH after FP3!!!! :deal Granted...

Colin is FIFTH after FP3!!!! :deal

Granted we all know that qualifying doesn't mean squat on Sunday. As soon as the flog drops the usual suspects are at the front.
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By Tim_Tom
Don't know about it would work on gravel, but the...

Don't know about it would work on gravel, but the Bridgestone BT45V fits that size and is probably the best 16" street tire you can find. Tons of grip, very good in the wet. I'm sure it can handle...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,290
Posted By Tim_Tom
At the end of the day get whatever gets your...

At the end of the day get whatever gets your blood pumping. If you did get another SV and every time you see a street triple there is that pang of want, then go all out and get the triple!
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