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Old 08-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #541
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I watched that video, it has a ton of great info and i noticed a few things that i was doing wrong.
I went out today and corrected a few of those things and it made me have a much better time.
A lot of the stuff mentioned later in the video is really more for if you're on a track or on super twisty roads where it's necessary. Around here, anything moving off the seat and pointing a knee at the ground will more than likely never happen. Unless i get on a track. I still have to work on my braking, slow in fast out. I find myself still braking as i'm leaning in.

I'm getting it over, for not riding very much i don't think it's bad. Shinko tires. You can tell it doesn't get over that far very often from the little nipples still on. I hate Michigan. So flat.


I took some video of me riding around, but most of it was going over bumps around town, so i edited it down to that... I'll post it in when it's done uploading.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:41 PM   #542
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If you were wondering why i my front mud flap / fender fell off... It's much better with the new hardware kit now.

Edit* 5 minute mark or so is a bran new road... At least 2 or 3 years old...
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Well I have ordered a few parts for the Zed... Motovision headlights, orange led drl's, crg arrow bar end mirrors, targa fender eliminator, zepto turn signals, puig windscreen, and I'm about order new handlebars too. I still want exhaust, rear hugger, oil change, and then put some 3m dinoc on the plain plastic. Did I miss anything?
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Well I have ordered a few parts for the Zed... Motovision headlights, orange led drl's, crg arrow bar end mirrors, targa fender eliminator, zepto turn signals, puig windscreen, and I'm about order new handlebars too. I still want exhaust, rear hugger, oil change, and then put some 3m dinoc on the plain plastic. Did I miss anything?
frame sliders, imho.
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Skip the Dinoc. Do put lots of sliders on it.
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My bad. The first owner already installed them. Other than maintenance that is the only thing done to the bike. The dinoc would only be used on large pieces of raw plastic. Still debating on the urban camo plasti dip...
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Just got done installing the fe kit, signal and new wind screen





Oh look... Smaller chicken strips.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:54 PM   #548
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While at work today i noticed this cute little Ninja 250 parked next to mine.



The rear tire of the 250 wasn't as wide as my front tire. haha
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:16 AM   #549
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I bet that was a hot chick sporting that pink helmet, she was coming onto you dude!





SHE WANTS THE D
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Yes and no. She got on it with her wife beater wearing boyfriend. Who said "i'm getting a 'gixxer soon", like they all say.
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Funny you mention that... A guy comes in to work a few days ago and I see him carrying a helmet. Ask what he's riding and he says a Ninja 250...but I'm getting a gixxer soon.
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Hey I've driven one of those new ones. Apparently the older body style was a little faster, but I can't imagine a more fun bike. You can wail on that thing all you want and you're about as fast as a 175hp 2600lb car. Twas fun.
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I really want a Confederate. Like, really really want. Maybe not one of these six-figure specials, but a lightly used Hellcat can be had for $25k+/-

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:26 PM   #554
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im sorry but I find that ugly as ****.
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Ugly and stupid.
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yeah I don't get it either. 100k for that? pass
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Wrong. Dope. It's like saying "$300k for a Ferrari??!!??" Uh, yes. Completely hand made, engineering that rivals a fighter jet, and completely exclusive? Sign me up. That **** is wicked.

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Wrong. Dope. It's like saying "$300k for a Ferrari??!!??" Uh, yes. Completely hand made, engineering that rivals a fighter jet, and completely exclusive? Sign me up. That **** is wicked.

Except ferrari's look good.

Overly engineered atoms look good.


That looks like a oversized, overpriced, sliding door track wheels.


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Oh my god it does!
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Hey I've driven one of those new ones. Apparently the older body style was a little faster, but I can't imagine a more fun bike. You can wail on that thing all you want and you're about as fast as a 175hp 2600lb car. Twas fun.
Having never owned any other bike other than my current F4i, i must say i'm extremely happy with how well it takes abuse.

Though, it is stock except for the basically open pipe exhaust(gutted and shortened yosh.). I ragged on it for about 5 hours straight today. City driving, hard driving, highway driving. Only taking a couple stops to pee. Covered about 250 miles. I beat on it harder in those 250 miles than i think i have on anything else i own. It takes abuse very very well. Especially for a 12 year old bike with over 22k miles.

I noticed the fan kicks in at 230F, seems a little high. On the highway, or anything above 50mph it is at around 180F. I wish the fan would stay on a little longer. I also wish the fan would stay on with the engine off, but the key on after shutdown. Feels weird letting it heat soak at 220F after riding.

Edit* i also notice a really fast tick, maybe even a slow buzz right around 4k while cruising. I asked a friend and he said his bike did that too... So i dunno.

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