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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hey from the UK

Hey,

Thought i'd sign up as considering getting a zzr600 wanted to check out the forum seeming as im prob gunna be here a while and gets views on the bike.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 07:30 PM
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Welcome to the projects, is this going to be your first bike?

All this is just ADVICE because at the end of the day, you can do whatever the FUCK you wanna do.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Nah,

First ever bike was a Aprilia RS50
then what i'm currently riding is a Suzuki Gs500

But looking to do bigger trips and the Gs doesn't have the suspension nor the "oomph" to do touring comfortably.

Looked at the zzr600 '94 ish 'cos its cheap and i can insure one haha plenty of power and i find them comfortable.

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Nice buddy. If you happen to pick it up throw some pictures up.

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ZZR600 and touring comfort tend not to go together in the same sentence.

It can be done, but if touring is really what you want to do, look at something different. The SV650, ER-6f or ER-5 are all capable middleweight tourers that can be picked up quite cheap if you're on a budget.

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I have to agree with Rob, I love my 92 ZZR but I don't think comfort was at the top of Kawi's list of priorities when they designed her.

For long comfortable rides I would suggest you look at a Vulcan. They're classed as custom cruisers because they can be adapted to fit your style and they look the business!

If I had the money I would have a 636 for commuting and a fully loaded Vulcan for the weekends

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I don't think comfort was at the top of Kawi's list of priorities when they designed her.
Usually never is.

All this is just ADVICE because at the end of the day, you can do whatever the FUCK you wanna do.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 05:12 AM
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Vulcans are cruisers. Fine for weekend cruising, but not ideal for UK roads and especially for congested traffic commuting. Depends on whether the OP wants a cruiser or an all rounder.

From the custom point of view, anything with chrome on it's best avoided if you actually want to ride instead of polish it. We've probably had over 300 days of rain this year.

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