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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #50 on: November 06, 2018, 05:05:31 PM »

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« Reply #51 on: November 06, 2018, 05:59:43 PM »
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« Reply #53 on: January 11, 2019, 07:22:39 AM »
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« Reply #54 on: January 12, 2019, 08:13:31 PM »
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« Reply #58 on: June 17, 2019, 04:07:44 PM »
I've been wary of posting a new photo since that's apparently how I broke the internet.  But here goes nothing, this is from the Black Hills, the Iron Mountain Road in particular.
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #61 on: June 17, 2019, 07:36:31 PM »
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #62 on: June 17, 2019, 09:21:24 PM »
Not quite ready for my old man bike just yet, but this one has the most comfortable stock seat ever.

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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #63 on: June 18, 2019, 08:45:07 AM »
Not quite ready for my old man bike just yet, but this one has the most comfortable stock seat ever.
It does look comfortable.

If they put the shaft drive from the C14,
It would be (IMO) the perfect Kawasaki. :drool:
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #64 on: June 18, 2019, 01:53:35 PM »
Not quite ready for my old man bike just yet, but this one has the most comfortable stock seat ever.
It does look comfortable.

If they put the shaft drive from the C14,
It would be (IMO) the perfect Kawasaki. :drool:
Funny, I said the exact same thing.
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #65 on: June 18, 2019, 07:54:36 PM »
Not quite ready for my old man bike just yet, but this one has the most comfortable stock seat ever.
It does look comfortable.

If they put the shaft drive from the C14,
It would be (IMO) the perfect Kawasaki. :drool:

While I agree shaft drive would be nice, the extra weight might be a deal breaker. 
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #66 on: June 20, 2019, 12:06:06 PM »
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« Reply #67 on: June 20, 2019, 12:27:46 PM »
Every time I see that paint scheme I think its a test mule for a new model.   8)

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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2019, 01:42:17 PM »
While I agree shaft drive would be nice, the extra weight might be a deal breaker.

All due respect, that's just silly.  :bigsmile:
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2019, 04:36:20 PM »
While I agree shaft drive would be nice, the extra weight might be a deal breaker.
All due respect, that's just silly.  :bigsmile:
Agree.

IMO - Kawasaki makes the absolute best shaft drive system, bar none!
And really, at most about 20lbs. on a 500lb. motorcycle.

I'm not gonna say never, but if for some unknown reason I ever buy a chain drive motorcycle again, it'll have a single sided swing arm.
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2019, 06:23:06 PM »
IF a shaft only added 20 pounds I’d go for it.   Not being a mechanic or service tech, I have no idea how much one weighs.   Somehow I’d imagined it would add a whole lot more. 

For how long modern chains last, and how little maintenance they require, chain drive wasn’t a deal breaker either. 
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2019, 06:45:53 PM »
IF a shaft only added 20 pounds I’d go for it.   Not being a mechanic or service tech, I have no idea how much one weighs.   Somehow I’d imagined it would add a whole lot more. 

For how long modern chains last, and how little maintenance they require, chain drive wasn’t a deal breaker either.
The 4 is smooth enough that adjustment is a very spaced thing. Mine didn't need adjusted ( first one ) till over 5 k and I was being anal as it was still in the top of the range at that point.I put it back in the middle and will see how it goes.
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #73 on: September 28, 2019, 10:50:48 AM »

For how long modern chains last, and how little maintenance they require, chain drive wasn’t a deal breaker either.

I agree again.
Put over 30,000mi. on my '06 ZX14, chain & sprockets showed very little wear.  However, I was anal about keeping them lubed. :thumbsup:

Never had a bike with belt drive. I wonder :headscratch:?
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #74 on: September 28, 2019, 02:14:10 PM »

For how long modern chains last, and how little maintenance they require, chain drive wasn’t a deal breaker either.

I agree again.
Put over 30,000mi. on my '06 ZX14, chain & sprockets showed very little wear.  However, I was anal about keeping them lubed. :thumbsup:

Never had a bike with belt drive. I wonder :headscratch:?

All I saw was anal lube.
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« Reply #75 on: September 30, 2019, 09:12:14 AM »

For how long modern chains last, and how little maintenance they require, chain drive wasn’t a deal breaker either.

I agree again.
Put over 30,000mi. on my '06 ZX14, chain & sprockets showed very little wear.  However, I was anal about keeping them lubed. :thumbsup:

Automatic chain oilers seem to do the trick.  My Scottoiler makes travel easy, I just have to check the emitter tip for clogs periodically (happened once) and fill the oil resovoir about every 2000 miles.  I still clean the chain, but not very often.
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Re: Show Me Your Kawasaki
« Reply #76 on: November 23, 2019, 05:00:36 PM »
I should get out and take some glamor shots with Ms. Noire.  I need to something good to blow up and hang in the garage.  Maybe Lambeau Field or the Fuel Café in the background?  Eventually planning to ride the Going to the Sun Road and revisiting Tail of the Dragon.

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« Reply #77 on: November 25, 2019, 04:43:35 AM »
Rode to Port Washington, WI, the long way via Germantown and West Bend yesterday.
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« Reply #78 on: November 25, 2019, 05:33:41 PM »
Hit Milwaukee again, the Fuel Café and the Lakefront.  I was wanting some glamor shots in my new town.  The ride started at 48F and misting, went to 52F and sunny before clouds started in from the west and the temps dropped quickly to 46F.
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« Reply #79 on: January 12, 2020, 09:58:46 PM »
A few of my H2 SX SE.  I just realized, 2 of the 3 were taken in Arkansas, lol
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« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2020, 10:54:53 PM »
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« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2020, 11:46:05 PM »
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