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Old 10-24-2012, 07:41 AM   #46
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the transmission is like going from a tractor to a BMW.
I chuckled at this because of how agricultural BMW bike gearboxes are. Or can be.

I agree about the power delivery of the zed. It's just a lot of useable power without the twitchiness of the race replicas.
When you ride in the mountains a lot, you find yourself rowing the gears all the time with a sport bike, unless you have a torquey bike like the Zed.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:04 AM   #47
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I chuckled at this because of how agricultural BMW bike gearboxes are. Or can be.

I agree about the power delivery of the zed. It's just a lot of useable power without the twitchiness of the race replicas.
When you ride in the mountains a lot, you find yourself rowing the gears all the time with a sport bike, unless you have a torquey bike like the Zed.
Ok, sorry... in my head I was referring to high level BMW cars, not the bikes. Sorry.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #48
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #49
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #50
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Ok, sorry... in my head I was referring to high level BMW cars, not the bikes. Sorry.
I know, Wade. I wasn't trying to bust your balls.

BTW, I love your tumblr. Please keep it going.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:49 PM   #51
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Ok, sorry... in my head I was referring to high level BMW cars, not the bikes. Sorry.
BMW car gearboxes are just as terrible, :p
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:55 PM   #52
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:59 PM   #53
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #54
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #56
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:00 PM   #57
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #58
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #59
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Do you like the Urban Brawlers?
Sorry for the late response, yes I like them alot. I run them without the inserts and they make a good bit of sound. I bought them off the Z1000 forum cheap so I can always sell them and put the mufflers back on if I choose. Black is the only way to go if you ask me.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:34 PM   #60
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Sorry for the late response, yes I like them alot. I run them without the inserts and they make a good bit of sound. I bought them off the Z1000 forum cheap so I can always sell them and put the mufflers back on if I choose. Black is the only way to go if you ask me.
I'm having a hard time finding a really good reason to modify this bike at all... I absolutely love it just how it is, lol.
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