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Messages - Raydial

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Bike Talk / Re: N+1
November 05, 2020, 01:50:05 pm
I concur that you can have fun with 70bhp, especially if it handles well like the ER-6 bikes DaveH mentioned, or the wee Huskvarna Vitpilen I had on the memorial run last year, or even on my CB750 that doesn't have the best handling but overall it's good enough to keep up. If I could only have one bike, I'd want a bit more power - 100bhp at least.

My R1 has plenty of power but still about 50bhp less than current superbikes. But I can't even use that on the roads here without getting fines galore.

Personally, my balance would be to go for something with looks I love and enough power (>100bhp) to not feel frustrated. I'd want it to be a bike that always makes me turn and take another look at it every time I walk away from it. So a Z900RS would tick those boxes for me.
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Sunday. Went out for about 120 miles on the R1 with a mate on his ZX-12R. Was good to be out although I needed my heated kit on the way home.

And went out on Saturday on my own for a similar distance.  :moto:
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Electrical / Re: next Zed addition
November 05, 2020, 06:24:53 am
That's a tidy system. :)
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Electrical / Re: zxr digi dash
August 25, 2020, 01:22:30 pm
Bravo.
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Projects / Re: Kawasaki AR50 restoration
March 26, 2020, 08:28:39 pm
If you can get the design you want made in ImageReady, any printers should be able to print onto self-adhesive vinyl and then you can lacquer over the top if you wish.

Great to see some progress on this thread! :-D
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Quote from: DaveH on January 29, 2020, 12:22:27 pmnot keen on the current styling of the zx6r; did like the Z650, but latest one has lost some of what looks it had.
Yeah, I'm not a big fan of their looks either. I think somehow Kawasaki are trying to incorporate some of the looks (and popularity) of the old B1 across the range with headlights that sort of slope under. But the designs are too fussy for my liking.


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Quote from: GRUMPY on January 17, 2020, 05:24:05 pmThe new SX is designated a Ninja now. Not that I will be buying anything soon.
I would love to have one of those in my 3 or 4 bike garage.   :cheesy:
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I was just reading this article and wondered who's planning to buy a 2020 ZX-6R. I was also surprised at the power they get out of a 600 now - 136bhp with ram air! :shocked: That's more than a third over what my old G1 had!

https://www.visordown.com/reviews/road-test/kawasaki-zx-6r-ninja-2020-review
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Announcements / Re: Forum upgrade
July 23, 2019, 11:44:38 am
Ooh, and much easier to embed YouTube clips. Is there any Giphy (or other animated GIF) plugin for this version?

Well done, Komp!
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Bike Talk / Re: Z1000
June 17, 2019, 02:53:55 pm
I saw an announcement on Facebook but nothing here yet. It's time for an update!
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Quote from: The Wizard of MOz on June 07, 2019, 08:04:18 pm
Good decision (although you ditch the switchgear on race bikes don't you)  :rofl:

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Looks epic!  :afro: I would never be able to use half of the abilities of a machine like that.
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Quote from: The Wizard of MOz on April 10, 2019, 06:50:32 am
Quote from: Alzo on April 10, 2019, 06:23:55 am
Quote from: Raydial on April 10, 2019, 04:56:10 am
I don't know why (or how) I would have had part throttle while using engine braking.  :dontknow:
the XR you had was faulty...all BMWs are unreliable heaps of shit but you can be decelerating but still not completely off the throttle...I did it a few times when I first got it and quickly realised what I was doing.


fixed  ;)

:rofl:
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I don't know why (or how) I would have had part throttle while using engine braking.  :dontknow:
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Quote from: The Wizard of MOz on April 08, 2019, 03:45:38 pm
*Cough* remap, QS and blipper *cough*

The advantage of one even road riding to balance the bike pre-corner downshifting is huge.

The only time I've tried one was a day riding Alpine passes and I REALLY didn't like the blip in revs lurching me forward when coming downhill towards hairpins...  :shocked: