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post #101 of 115 (permalink) Old 01-25-2006, 11:01 PM
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That's a crazy exhaust on that bike any way. I'm surprised you are getting an aftermarket so soon.

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post #102 of 115 (permalink) Old 01-26-2006, 07:49 AM
 
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That's a crazy exhaust on that bike any way. I'm surprised you are getting an aftermarket so soon.
Most of the European exhaust companies already have products out since the Euro version (ER-6N) has been out for a few months longer already. I haven't decided which one I'm getting yet, I'm kind of holding off for Arrow to come out with one since I was so happy with the Arrow Ti system I had on my SV.
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very race bike looking!lol The suspension is justso diff looking in the back with the mounting of that shock. Is there a reason your keeping the normal style forks up front, or maybe a better question is, Do inverted forks offer any better performance or is it just for ease of springing them that everything is going inverted?
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very race bike looking!lol The suspension is justso diff looking in the back with the mounting of that shock. Is there a reason your keeping the normal style forks up front, or maybe a better question is, Do inverted forks offer any better performance or is it just for ease of springing them that everything is going inverted?
I'm actually going to be putting on inverted 636 forks, but I wanted to get some track testing in with the stock/emulator setup to see how well it would work. Since we sell suspension upgrades, I like to be able to offer first-hand experience when I talk to people about what works and what doesn't.
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I was wondering the same thing. It guess it makes sense to know exactly what your telling the costumer about and whether they need to spend the extra $$$ for the complete new suspension.

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There are quite a few benefits to the full inverted fork setup, mainly the added stiffness with the large part of the tube being clamped in the triples rather than the smaller tube, the full cartridge internals rather than damping rods for more precise damping and easier tuning/adjustability, and the brakes which are much more powerful. For an average street rider, it's a worthwhile upgrade if you can justify spending $1000 on a new front end, but if not you can still have a very nice setup with proper springs and emulators. For aggressive/track use the inverted front end is pretty nice as long as you're not planning to race in the supersport class.
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Did you just do a track day at Jennings GP? I was looking at someone elses trackday pics on a different forum and saw a 650 in the same color race plastic. Can't be too many of those yet

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Yeah, 3 days at JenningsGP last Saturday - Monday. Where'd you see those pics, I'd be interested to check them out!
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Cool, he got better shots of the bike than I had!
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Here she was in action down at JenningsGP:
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When you've got something that works, why not look for an easy way to get it to more people? That's the question the people at Kawasaki must have been asking themselves, and their answer came out in the form of the oddly named 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n. This naked streetbike utilizes the same chassis and engine combo that underpins the likeable 2008 Kawasaki Versys 650—Kawi's quasi-adventure bike with the longer-suspension travel (unchanged for '09 with the exception of now being California-legal)—and the sensibly sporty Ninja 650R.

Both the ER-6n and the revised-for-2009 Ninja 650 share many evolutionary changes. There's a new tank shape and seat to improve ergonomics and make it easier for shorter riders to touch at least toes down at stop signs. Very low-effort controls were a design mandate of these models from the start, and that carries over onto the '09 model—you don't need big mitts to pull the clutch or work the throttle. And as compliant as the engine is, some complained that the 650cc eight-valve parallel-Twin was a bit buzzier than they would have liked. But instead of quelling it at the source (expensive), Brand K's engineers went after the bad vibes further down the line. The frame itself has revised stiffness (more rigid here, less there) and the rear engine mount is now rubber instead of solidViagra Online . Rubber handlebar mounts and footpeg coverings further insulate rider and passenger from buzz. Hey, maybe the "ER" in ER-6n stands for "Extra Rubber?"
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