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fish_antlers


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posted September 16, 2005 02:06 PM        
Alright.. enough whining. let's talk 'bout what we need to "fix" to make this work

Enough already.....


I'm alight with the headlights.. I kinda dig them.. the rest I can take or leave.... so what do we know about the bike and what do we need to do to fix it?

Engine looks to be a bored out ZX-12R.... cutaway photo is gone/.. anyone care to repost it?

let's get to it!

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gunner


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posted September 16, 2005 02:19 PM        
Well, It needs a new Ass / tail piece and a completely new lower. It can be done it's just a shame we would have to. Buy a new bike a spend 3 g's replacing and repainting body work. All before you even buy a pipe for it. You lead the way Fish I'll follow on this one, but I'll stay real close.
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fish_antlers


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posted September 16, 2005 03:41 PM        
there's a lot of talented minds here... need to highlight the problem areas ,,, we've got a few months...
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jimzx9r


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posted September 16, 2005 05:00 PM        
The super low mount dual pipes have to go. Any midmount cannon like what is made for the 04-05 zx10 will look worlds better.
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posted September 16, 2005 08:42 PM        
more power!
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posted September 16, 2005 08:51 PM        
quote:
more power!

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blueford


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posted September 17, 2005 12:34 AM        
Superficial, shallow, exterior fixated young males, typical, any of you heard that from ex-girlfriends?

It's just plastic, it doesn't count for shit! Strip her down to street fighter, stand back and grab your dick, close your eyes and imagine how little she weighs, how well she turns and those big dyno numbers. That's the true character of a bike not some fancy pretty shit.

You sound like phony Harley dumb asses talking about what they like on bikes, " if only it had some chrome right there next to that obsolete carburetor, I could ride it"

Ungrateful, there was a day I remember when British bikes had a new model about every 25 years.



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aliveagain


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posted September 17, 2005 12:52 AM        
I like the frontal view,the rear just looks dated to me.Being able to put crash bobbins on in useful places would help.Looking down at the top of it looks like there is no room for a steering damper.I would like a little more room in the tail piece,ahem,for a power enhancer.It fits now but alittle tight getting a 1lber in and out.How about some quick disconnects for the body panels to keep in line with new rules.
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gunner


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posted September 17, 2005 01:03 AM        
Guys I've even seen a VMax be made look decent before! This aint no hill for a BIG stepper!
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blueford


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posted September 17, 2005 01:43 AM        
Nobody gets artistic achievement right on the first attempt! Take the funky snorkel on the A model and then with the B model you had a silk purse out of a sow's ear.


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crashtech


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posted September 17, 2005 04:57 AM        
Oh yea. Get those "finned panels and "smooth" and paint them body color for one. Two, take that logo off the fairing and put it on the tank or leave it off all together. Still thinking on that tail though. Undecided on the wheels too, I have never liked "flat" black wheels, but not chrome either. More color choices would help also, they do wonders.
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fish_antlers


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posted September 17, 2005 05:07 AM        
nuttin a gallon of Bondo cant fix... lay it on thick and fill 'em in
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crashtech


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posted September 17, 2005 07:20 AM        
HE HE HE....He said "bondo"!!!
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aughtsix


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posted September 17, 2005 10:17 AM        
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Nobody gets artistic achievement right on the first attempt! Take the funky snorkel on the A model and then with the B model you had a silk purse out of a sow's ear.




Jet - I can't believe you find the toothless Arkansas smile look of the B model more attractive than the clean lines of the A.

In my view Kawasaki's gone backwards yet again. They just keep getting uglier...

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gunner


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posted September 17, 2005 10:33 AM        
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Nobody gets artistic achievement right on the first attempt! Take the funky snorkel on the A model and then with the B model you had a silk purse out of a sow's ear.




Jet - I can't believe you find the toothless Arkansas smile look of the B model more attractive than the clean lines of the A.

In my view Kawasaki's gone backwards yet again. They just keep getting uglier...


I was thinking the same thing..... The "A" is the true 12R PEROID!!!!!!!!!

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posted September 17, 2005 11:03 AM        
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The "A" is the true 12R PEROID!!!!!!!!!


Yup
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posted September 17, 2005 09:53 PM        
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Undecided on the wheels too, I have never liked "flat" black wheels, but not chrome either. More color choices would help also, they do wonders.


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aliveagain


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posted September 18, 2005 01:34 AM        
I still say druz fasteners or at least cut the fairing back to make the clutch accessable without fairing removal.I don't mind the lights but they do look heavy.And while I'm dreaming,maybe a little factory support in the aftermarket line for perfomance.
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posted September 18, 2005 02:53 AM        
Gunner, I owned a 2000 Red 12, now have a 2002 Blue 12...The 2002 is so much better!!!
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Zammy


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posted September 18, 2005 06:34 AM        
The tail light, mufflers and finned side fairings are my only reservations. but everyone else seems to be on that same page.I could live with it as is though.
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BROOKLYNNYZX12


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posted September 18, 2005 08:43 AM        
This will make it all come together: 9.45 @ 150 mph
200 mph top speed
195 rear wheel hp
110 ft /lbs torque
all stock/untouched
then the board will all go "that new 14 really isnt that bad....it's growin on me"
You guys are all SICK,SICK,SICK stop whining I tell ya...I'm sure everyone just raved about how the Busa looked when it came out....I saw one today...it looks like it has warts!


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BROOKLYNNYZX12


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posted September 18, 2005 08:46 AM        
If you guys don't stop whining about this bike I am gonna hit you with you over the head with your purses!!!!!
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extremelean


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posted September 18, 2005 11:45 AM        
ladies, LADIES....relax..........a little FYI for you all........ IF you dont want to wait and see how the body really works, IT all comes off extremeley easy.


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posted September 18, 2005 01:32 PM        
I kinda like it, but I would definitely put a Hindle single side pipe on...like my 12R. One that doesn't hang low like the stock duals. Take off the rear license plate bracket. Hopefully some aftermarket company will offer a panel on the side that can replace those strakes. Put some smaller mirrors on.

I like the way it looks in front. You'll know WTF it is when you see one, that's for sure.

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posted September 18, 2005 03:43 PM        
Lose the RF900 style "strakes " on the side, add a couple inches of ride height in the rear (doesn't look like a true corner strafer), single side exhaust ( or a really trick undertail, think duc 999) let loose the ponies! Keep the nose it looks the business though!
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