hey man, you need to register on www.zx-12r.org. there's a guy there from NY,Ny who has a 9r (wife's) and also a few other Kaw guys in that nj/ny area. they're all planning on the Deal's Gap '06 12r rally May 7th. consider coming. always some really good riding and loads of fun. usually more than 200 mile days with very little of it on the dragon.