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Looking at a new 2011 ZX14. Is this a good deal?

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Old 02-21-2012, 02:27 PM   #31
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You will also pick up as much as 12 hp on top, and a lot in the midrange too...and the bike will lose around 30 lbs in the process. But either way, you are going to love it. I kind of liked the big pipes, they fit the bike well. Very stealthy, and still very powerful...not so different from a NINJA!
It needs to warm up a bit, it snowed last night!!

Driving this thing home is going to be stupid cold lol. Our riding season is normally between April( at the very earliest) -> Oct
   
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:30 AM   #32
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It needs to warm up a bit, it snowed last night!!

Driving this thing home is going to be stupid cold lol. Our riding season is normally between April( at the very earliest) -> Oct


Not the coldest day I've ridden it, but it still was a little chilly....
   
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:52 AM   #33
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Not the coldest day I've ridden it, but it still was a little chilly....
No doubt ill ride it haha! I just can't when the roads look like this:



The roads are clear right now but I hope it doesn't snow the day before it comes in!!!
   
 
Old 02-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #34
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No doubt ill ride it haha! I just can't when the roads look like this:



The roads are clear right now but I hope it doesn't snow the day before it comes in!!!
Better use mode 2 of the traction control!
   
 
Old 02-22-2012, 11:52 AM   #35
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Here's the trick to riding up here in Mn on them roads....

Ya DRAG YOUR FEET!!!!! And keep her under 100..(FEET PER MINUTE).

Good to see another Mn brother joinin up....welcome.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #36
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Here's the trick to riding up here in Mn on them roads....

Ya DRAG YOUR FEET!!!!! And keep her under 100..(FEET PER MINUTE).

Good to see another Mn brother joinin up....welcome.
Yep!
Hey do you ever go to the simply sport bike season kickoff ride?
   
 
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Never heard of it....
   
 
Old 02-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #38
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Never heard of it....
Been to it a few times, loads of fun. They have a huge ride with nearly 500 bikes at like 11AM then once that's over (2-3ish hours?) they have some professional stunt drivers give a show.

2012 Kickoff - Simply Sport Bikes Eden Prairie Minnesota 55344

No I am not hired by these people (its free anyway) but I always have a good time and meet tons of people doing it!
   
 
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Are you talking about the gig outta Eden Prairie?

If so, it's quite odd that I've never heard of it, considering I'm maybe 10 mins or so from there....strange....

**EDIT - yep...looked up the right thing....**

May have to look into that....
   
 
Old 02-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #40
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Are you talking about the gig outta Eden Prairie?

If so, it's quite odd that I've never heard of it, considering I'm maybe 10 mins or so from there....strange....
Yea, I live up in maple grove.

This is where it starts...
7500 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

I don't think they have a date yet but it's one of the reasons I bought a bike so early in the year! I didn't want to miss it like I did last year going bike less!

They normally do it very late May or early June.
   
 
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Will have to see what's going on round that time. It'd be a blast to be out with a bunch of other sport bike riders....

Be different then the old beater cruiser crew I usually hang with now.......na...they do try hard on them v-twins and dinosaurs......
   
 
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Will have to see what's going on round that time. It'd be a blast to be out with a bunch of other sport bike riders....

Be different then the old beater cruiser crew I usually hang with now.......na...they do try hard on them v-twins and dinosaurs......
Some of these people are just nuts, they have the cops block off alot of the roads and the people at the front of this pack just go crazy! haha Iv seen a lot of 80MPH wheelies and people skiing on their feet at this thing.
   
 
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Yeah...we'll have to see. I'm not a wheelie guy myself...more of a hit the gas in a straight liner here...was starting to learn the fine art of high speed twisties last season before med probs took me out half way into the season....

I'm addicted to the acceleration myself. I love it. The top end is nuts too...
   
 
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Yeah...we'll have to see. I'm not a wheelie guy myself...more of a hit the gas in a straight liner here...was starting to learn the fine art of high speed twisties last season before med probs took me out half way into the season....

I'm addicted to the acceleration myself. I love it. The top end is nuts too...
Yea, I wasn't implying that YOU or I have to do such things but they are fun to watch for sure!
   
 
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Oh..I know.....Sometimes I type things in such a way that it gets misinterpreted.....(ehHEM)....it has rubbed a few here the wrong way from time to time...

Only reason I don't try that stuff on my 12R (intentionally anyways) is it costs too damn much when things don't work out...

Was thinkin about trading my 2001 Yammy Raptor off for a 600-900cc sport bike that I could put a cage on and perfect the wheelies and other crazy stuff....it is crazy as hell to see someone doing a wheelie at 80 for sure....brass balls...or no brains..or a combination thereof...who knows....braver than I.
   
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