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500+ mile impressions: \'02 9R

Holy SHEEEEYAAAT!!!!!
wooohooooo!!!
It's a completely different bike up to 6krpm.
Loads of power. Quite enough to get into trouble around
town. I can already tell, I better aim before I shoot on
this beast. /images/icons/smile.gif/images/icons/cool.gif
I think it hits 38mph indicated in first at 6krpm, I dont recall for 2nd. Tomorrow I hit the state routes and then head off for the 600mi service.

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Re: 500+ mile impressions: \'02 9R

Must be nice /images/icons/smile.gif

Mine's still sitting in the garage with 20km's on it waiting for the warmer weather /images/icons/frown.gif
 

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Re: 500+ mile impressions: \'02 9R

I just hit 1100 miles and the thing is still pullin!!!! Watch what happens when you go from 6K to 10K HOLD ON its play time
 

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Re: 500+ mile impressions: \'02 9R

Viper, if it's above 0, and the roads are dry, and salt
free, get out there. Get those breakin miles over with.
That way you'll be ready to go when the weather does get
better.

 

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Re: 500+ mile impressions: \'02 9R

/images/icons/smile.gif yeah what sabre said. yesterday i went out with 2 sets of thermal underwear, my aerostich, 55 pairs of socks and some skiing gauntlets. LOL. m'fin COLD!

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That's the problem it hasn't been above zero in the last week!!! /images/icons/frown.gif Looks like we might hit positive temp's here by the weekend or early next week. Then I'll be out getting those miles done /images/icons/cool.gif

My buddy did ask me if I wanted to borrow his wetsuit to go riding though /images/icons/crazy.gif I almost said yes lol...
 

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Re: 500+ mile impressions: \'02 9R

You guys think you have it bad. I've got a bran spankin new ZX9R in the garage,(0MILES). Its been there for almost a month now,of which most of the time the temp was in the 40 to 50 degree range ;however, 3or 4 days it was in the 70s,and I cant ride it. I just 2 months out of shoulder surgery and the doc says that it will be one of the last things i will be able to do i.e. I can ride it right after I go back to work and not before. and that isnt projected to happen until May maybe June.
 

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Re: 500+ mile impressions: \'02 9R

Viper, if the roads were dry I would still be thinking of
riding. Just don't push very hard.
The tires will never warm up on a ride at that temperature.

I saw the blue 9 at the dealer when I went to pick it up.
It is a sweet looking little brother to the 12.
If that color was out before I made my decision, it would
have been tougher for sure.

One good thing about riding in the cold, no bugs.
It's actually kinda nice.


 

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Re: 500+ mile impressions: \'02 9R

Sorry about your luck Talon,
Somethings are more important than riding today.
Like being able to ride tomorrow.
Good luck with the recovery

 

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Wow I haven't hit the Kawi fourm for a while now (1675 or so new post), probally since I started ridding my 929 I don't want to have to be reminded of my ZX9R. It was/is a killer bike. i've read about the new 9 and even though it's heavier it's also faster. Can't wait to ride one soon.

Later,
Rob
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I feel your pain with the cold, but my bike is in a garage in South Carolina while I sit here in the sand in Saudi Arabia. But I'll be back on her in June with a pocket full of cash to tweak her out. It's going to be a long two months!

 
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