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post #11 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-20-2014, 08:20 AM
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I had this 12R streetfighter before I built the ZX14. I guess it kinda prepared me for the monster...

kinda

That bike was an animal.

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"Blah blah my bike is faster than yours around a technical track". Yawn. Well I on my feet can beat your small bike in a race of 100 laps around my couch
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post #12 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-20-2014, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah i suppose alot of people "grow" into these as they get riding experience. In my case i don't have that leisure of having as much time to do so if i want to get one, but i am willing to work hard to catch up (spent my youth in airplanes, just recently discovered motorcycles). I would have the chance to ride a friend's Ninja 1000 (2014) in the meanwhile, although that's not close to a 12r in behavior i am sure.

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I haven't had a chance to ride the ninja 1000, but I'm sure it's also a handful.

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so was his dream ever a reality?

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He is probably dead by now.
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post #17 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-28-2014, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Well, happy to say i am still well and alive, although i'm sad to ruin the "dead newbie" running gag (for now!)

Didn't post more since i had gotten enough info and didn't want to spam you guys, the rest was up to me.

Actually i traded the 650 for the 14r yesterday. Got an experienced rider friend who'll help me get into it, although the season is sadly ending soon here up north.

It'll stay on traction mode 3 and low power for a long, long while (though the power setting doesn't seems to do much at low rpm). Even then the break-in period will take some time too.

The beast is in the garage right now (still covered in flies and stuff from the way home...we passed under around 4000 seagulls...you can imagine the "guano" falling left and right aka rain of shit). Can post pictures later on , once it's clean, if you like.

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Excellent oak, welcome to the club!

Post pics? Hell yes! Even some of your pics all covered in muck would be ok, kind of the christening of the bike you know?

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Sure thing, well here are some quick ones removed the more obvious gull crap and flies, but still alot to do.

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Looks good man Congrats and be safe on that beast lol

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