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ive been riding for a while. in 1983 at age 17 i purchased a 1983 kaw gpz 550. top of the line bad ass rocket .............back then.In 1986 i got a kawi 750 turbo,and proceeded to kill suzukis and every thing else i met at a stop sign or traffic signal.In 1990 i found a 1986 zx1000 ninja w/600 miles on it in perfect shape,ive still got that bike to this day. A couple of days ago i stopped at a dealership and had the pleasure of piloting a 2004 zx12 ninja, and u guessed it i took her home. i made the mistake of trying to see what she would really do. 120mph,130,150,170 and thats when i said ......ok thats enuff. ive been riding for 23 yrs i have never experienced anything like this. Respect is newly learned. Is there any advice on how i could make it more comfortable for touring.
thanks,and like ill always end by saying ........"keep it on two." if u dont know what that means then feel free to ask me . later. " KEEP IT ON TWO"
 

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Are you talking about modding the bike into more creature comforts, like grips, different windscreen, gel seat, saddle bags, etc. ?

Awesome ride, btw...and definately put up some pics of it !

Speed is an awesome thing, but when you're on zx12, damn, its gotta be just unreal!!!
 

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I just sold A GSXR 1000 because I didn't need all that speed.
It sure was fun though.

After 23 years, I doubt we could tell you anything you don't already know.
New seat, riser and a taller wind screen.
Have fun with that beast.
 

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oldschoolkawininja said:
ive been riding for a while. in 1983 at age 17 i purchased a 1983 kaw gpz 550. top of the line bad ass rocket .............back then.In 1986 i got a kawi 750 turbo,and proceeded to kill suzukis and every thing else i met at a stop sign or traffic signal.In 1990 i found a 1986 zx1000 ninja w/600 miles on it in perfect shape,ive still got that bike to this day. A couple of days ago i stopped at a dealership and had the pleasure of piloting a 2004 zx12 ninja, and u guessed it i took her home. i made the mistake of trying to see what she would really do. 120mph,130,150,170 and thats when i said ......ok thats enuff. ive been riding for 23 yrs i have never experienced anything like this. Respect is newly learned. Is there any advice on how i could make it more comfortable for touring.
thanks,and like ill always end by saying ........"keep it on two." if u dont know what that means then feel free to ask me . later. " KEEP IT ON TWO"
With that kind of experience, I figured most would be coming to you. Yeah, riser, higher windscreen, gel seat. That's really about it on something like that. Enjoy.
 

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I'm sure you will Love it...:yum:

After you find what you want and change it... Let me know what you think and from where. There are a few things I would like to do to my 2k ZX12R... just haven't got around to them yet... But I'm sure that a Gel seat would be as high on your list as it is on mine...

Enjoy that beast... :dthumb:







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oldschoolkawininja said:
A couple of days ago i stopped at a dealership and had the pleasure of piloting a 2004 zx12 ninja, and u guessed it i took her home. i made the mistake of trying to see what she would really do. 120mph,130,150,170 and thats when i said ......ok thats enuff. ive been riding for 23 yrs i have never experienced anything like this. Respect is newly learned. Is there any advice " KEEP IT ON TWO"
Why did you let go of the throttle? Hang on tight and TWIST IT!!
 

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ok here goes,i ordered 1to 2in bar risers, gell seat from corbin,a [email protected] 2in taller windscreen and last but not least an adjustable ohlins shock(u know u gotta take care of the lower back)ordered all but the shock from chaparral motorsports.cool people and great service they actually have live people on the line when u call ,a rare thing these days but a good thing when it happens.ill let u know how the pieces come together.until then ..........."keep it on two". oh by the way..............was that a kat that just passed me. thats ok i was getting gas at the time.
lololololol.thats the only time one of them could pass me.
 

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oh by the way..............was that a kat that just passed me. thats ok i was getting gas at the time.
lololololol.thats the only time one of them could pass me.
Oh ur just starting out in the right foot now arent ya !!! :smash:
 

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Oh ur just starting out in the right foot now arent ya !!! :smash:
Gotta appreciate the trash talk on the 3rd post :dthumb:

Welcome and congrats on the new bike :seeya:
 

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Gotta appreciate the trash talk on the 3rd post :dthumb:

Welcome and congrats on the new bike :seeya:
Yeah, he'll fit in nicely here I think, but we'll have to have a talk about this Kat bashing !! :wink:
 

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My advice? Yes Matt it is to sell the zx12 and buy an R1 or R6. You are right - DING DING DING. Might not help the comfort but at least you will be riding the best.
 

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well as they say"some advice is as good as no advice at all!"thanks but no thanks double2000r something.have a nice day.and as always "keep it on two".
 

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Mudpuppy is the unofficial spokesman for yamaha...they give him a wendy's combo every now and and he's happy to promote their bikes. :wink:
 

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my first Bike was a kaw. got rid of that quick!!! LOL!!! congrats on the new bike!!! nothing like putting those first few miles on them!!!
 

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u know there ,,,,rodogg or whatever yer name is , and of course this is just my opinion,the only thing that seperates a kawi,yama,honda or suzuki..............is probably a a few set of double doors .hell there probably made in the same big ass building,again only an opinion i really dont know or care.i started out on a kawi started buying kawi hats and shirts and other kawi gear,heck by the time i was able to get another bike i had all this gear that had kawi on it.heck it would have cost me more money to switch to something else,besides the bike is only as good as the rider,and of course opinions r free.so until next time "KEEP IT ON TWO". "and by the way this has 23yrs of two wheel experience behind it."
 

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WOW...sounds like a lot of smack going on in here. And some from a newbie. LOL But welcome to TWF. Sorry for the delay on it. Keep posting and hope you enjoy your stay here. :dthumb:
 

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I'm not sure they're all made in the same building or anything, :thumbs: but the market is so competitive from the big 4 out there, that nearly any of their bikes these days is a great ride.
 
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