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2008 Zx 10r

Just put a deposit on an '08. Never owned a Kawi before (over 40 years of riding), figured it was about time Supposedly, it will be "new" for '08 as Kawi re-designs on a 2 year cycle (04/05, 06/07, 08/09). No matter what it looks/rides like, I'll still get it. Love buying a bike unseen

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Man you're obviously a liter bike fanatic, that's awesome!

Have some tips for someone going from an sv650 to a liter? I'm all about throttle control and small, progressive input to the controls but any other general tips would help.
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Man you're obviously a liter bike fanatic, that's awesome!

Have some tips for someone going from an sv650 to a liter? I'm all about throttle control and small, progressive input to the controls but any other general tips would help.
It's tough, not knowing your skill level. If you've spent a while on the SV, I assume you have solid basic skills. The major thing is throttle control, so you have a good jump-start there. Until you somewhat master a liter (you'll never fully master it...Maybe Matt Mladin has, but surely not me.) , you'll find it rather harder to flick around. But once you get a feel for the bike, the riding is basically the same. You may have to alter a couple of habits or riding style, but, again, the big difference is the neck-snapping power of a 1000. You have to wring out a 600 or 650 to get the same power a liter has at 1/2 throttle, so don't go nailing the throttle coming out of a turn until you are upright! Actually, I prefer a 600 on tight twisties.

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Good deal brother. What color?



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congrats future kawboy!!
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to the Kaw side.

are you gonna keep the other bikes?

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Good deal brother. What color?
I'm getting blue..I have blue leathers, gloves, boots.. Of course, the dealer doesn't even know the colors yet. I prefer blue, but if they aren't making one (which they probably will have blue) I'll just chose another color.

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Great choice in bikes! I would love a green one personally! Maybe one day
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to the Kaw side.

are you gonna keep the other bikes?
I'm keeping the GIXXER. Just put the R1 up for sale today. Besides my 2 bikes, my brother has an '06 GIXXER 1K in the garage....3 is enough.......for now...

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I'm keeping the GIXXER. Just put the R1 up for sale today. Besides my 2 bikes, my brother has an '06 GIXXER 1K in the garage....3 is enough.......for now...
when you get the zx10 we'll need to see pics of the entire stable.

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Are there even any pics of the 08 yet? You are really brave
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Are there even any pics of the 08 yet? You are really brave
Nothing out that I can find. The dealer said he hasn't gotten anything either. The only criticism I've ever heard/read about on the 06/07 model is that the suspension is difficult to set right. Maybe that will change. I'm no expert on setting up a suspension anyway. The only "sag" I really know about is my 55 year old ass. At my age, very little excites me besides bikes and I'm willing to take a gamble that Kawi won't screw it up. I'll let you know. The dealer orders their Kawi alotment in September, so there will surely be some info out before then.

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Sweet! the ZX-10 is a monster bike. Hopefully they smooth out the power band though.
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Hooligan... you are somin else.... 3 bikes....




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Hooligan... you are somin else.... 3 bikes....

I think it's a mental problem. I had to pay $1,200/month in alimony for 10 years, plus a house and a car (until she married a rich old man with a bad cough). I have a decent retirement coming my way next year, so I figured a couple of years back (when the alimony ended) to spend the "alimony money" on myself. Selfish? Hell yeah! Crazy? No ****!Fun? Double hell, Moth** F%@#ing, Co#$ Suc&%ng YEAH!

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Hooligan... you are somin else.... 3 bikes....
This coming from the guy with two bikes in the garage that, at a combined cost, equal that of 4 SS's...
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This coming from the guy with two bikes in the garage that, at a combined cost, equal that of 4 SS's...
SS's... how'd you know what my new ride is!!




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