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Old 01-09-2014, 12:24 PM   #4036
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Brilliant New Machine!!!
Treat Sarah to a Scone and coffee!
Keep the Shiny side up!! (and the pictures coming too!)
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:12 AM   #4037
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Nice Ride,

Long way across the Pond so they say. You folks have some great riding. Was wondering how old them skins are and will you change to something els ? Born on date ? Been fallowing you guys for over a year
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:07 PM   #4038
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Aye ... Jimmy did amazingly well to do over 800 miles with a bust collar bone ..the hardest part was when braking .. the braking force travelling through the bars and up his arms to the shoulders was excruciating! Here he is resting his shoulder on his tank bag at the docks whilst waiting to catch the ferry back across the channel.
That's one of my trucks in the LHS of the photo. We could have given him a lift home as far as Gods County!
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:17 PM   #4039
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Super looking bike -- best of luck with it,I look forward to reading your reports and photos in the comming season!
Its nearly three years since I last had a run thru your beautifull country having already been there 15 years or so ago,guess its time for another trip!!!

Thanks for that..

It sounds like you are due another trip over here.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:26 PM   #4040
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Health to wear! Lovely looking bike. I really like the nose bits beside the headlight.

Cheers ......Glad you think so, the 'red nose bit' seems to be the thing that divides opinion on the bikes looks. I tried doing a bit of messing about with 'paint' to get a feel for how it might look without the red nose :-




....and I came down to deciding that although I like the look of the bike without the red nose, it does however make the bike stand out as distinctive compared to other gixxers.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:28 PM   #4041
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Oh yes. ...and I know it. - I have much to be grateful for.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:35 PM   #4042
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For your sake, I hope so too....the bike and the camera.
'Bike & camera' - Yes, - although it's 'myself' that I really need to throw down the road less mainly - I'm getting too old for this 'bouncing malarkey' !
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:41 PM   #4043
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Brilliant New Machine!!!
Treat Sarah to a Scone and coffee!
Keep the Shiny side up!! (and the pictures coming too!)

Cheers Mike...... Haven't had scones for a while - we are too busy finishing off home-made Christmas Cake.

Will do my best to keep the pics coming.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:48 PM   #4044
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Nice Ride,

Long way across the Pond so they say. You folks have some great riding. Was wondering how old them skins are and will you change to something els ? Born on date ? Been fallowing you guys for over a year


Thanks , great to hear you have been following us for this past year.

I'm not sure what you are asking me..... by 'skins' do you mean our leathers?
'Born on date'?..........and if so, do you mean mine, or Sarah's?

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Old 01-10-2014, 01:52 PM   #4045
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That's one of my trucks in the LHS of the photo. We could have given him a lift home as far as Gods County!

Amazing! - It's a small world! ...especially thanks to the internet.

Here is a clearer shot of the trucks taken at the same time...

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Old 01-10-2014, 02:01 PM   #4046
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Whilst picking up the bike on Wednesday I had a look at the other bikes in the dealers.....the new Kawasaki Z1000 caught my eye - Nice!



Those 'zorsts'! :-



Love the 'tail' - would look great with a tail tidy.






...and that face - pure 'Batman'....

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Old 01-10-2014, 05:29 PM   #4047
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Ha funny how things mean different things, no the tires = Skins over here.

My GOD that rotor on the back is HUGE.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:51 AM   #4048
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I like a lot the new Z1000, more in the spirit than the first one

Normally Z1000 was a pure street fighter spirit at the beginning. But really after the first model, and the spirit is back now

But it is not the good green, not the kawasaki green on this one lol
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:40 PM   #4049
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Ha funny how things mean different things, no the tires = Skins over here.

My GOD that rotor on the back is HUGE.


Hi, Yeah the Kwak's rear disc does looks big compared to the sportsbikes' ones....
'Skins' - Aaah! That makes sense ...no, never heard them called that before.
It's a new bike so the tyres are brand new. When the time comes to replacing them I will probably just replace with the same Bridgestone S20's if I like these. I say 'if' 'coz I have never had S20's before ...but I liked my BT014's ..and then the BT016's that followed..however I may well change to a 55 profile on the rear instead of the 50's that it comes with. I preferred the 55's when I put them on my last gixxer (the L1, 2011) made the bike feel more 'flickable' in the bends.
Alternatively I did like the Michelin Power One's I had for a while (track/road tyres). A lot of my friends are also switching to Michelin Road 3's which seem to be getting amazing mileage life whilst still retaining decent grip. I'll have wait and see when the time comes.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:46 PM   #4050
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I like a lot the new Z1000, more in the spirit than the first one

Normally Z1000 was a pure street fighter spirit at the beginning. But really after the first model, and the spirit is back now

But it is not the good green, not the kawasaki green on this one lol

I really like the style of the bike ...and also this green and grey. It seems to be a trend - Yamaha are doing the same sort of scheme with this years R1 with a grey & blue version.

The Z1000 colour scheme in the above pics is The 'Special Edition' version. The standard bike comes in black or black & orange.
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