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1393kph


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posted September 24, 2006 03:48 AM        Edited By: 1393kph on 24 Sep 2006 04:50
More shots from the show










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HiMile14


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posted September 24, 2006 04:52 AM        
Any chance that the information screen can become a GPS? I'm not sure if I like those better than ours because they are different or cause I'm a bit of an traditionalist.
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posted September 24, 2006 05:03 AM        
Nope...while that's a great wish and idea, we won't see anything like that for some time. It's available on some cars, but don't count on bikes just yet. It's possible and not difficult for them to do, but I guess they have other priorities.
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HiMile14


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posted September 24, 2006 05:18 AM        
FBA,
Back in 2003 I built 12 different instruments for motorcycles...Yes I'm a nerd. The top 3 were like ours (zx-14) with GPS included. I sent them to all the Manufactures and only Yamaha sent me a thank you letter only to reverse it some months later. Laws Suck.
When I talked to Kawasaki last month I gave them all 12 along with my Resume. The biggest problem with the GPS is you either have to use a DVD or have an outlet to update the system. I chose the outlet system thinking that over the Years more could go wrong with the DVD than outlet. Yes I'm a ware of the complications of a the GPS, but I agree with you one day.
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posted September 24, 2006 05:52 AM        
Well Rob, we're a distributor of Garmin GPS nav systems...and in all the units produced in the last few years come pre-loaded with all of North America and Puerto Rico on only 1-2GB of internal flash memory. They also come with an SD card slot on the side that's capable of taking music, pictures and additional software. The maps are highly detailed and contain at least 6 million points of interest (soon to be 12 million). Factory installed GPS uses DVD...old technology in fact, becuase the auto manufacturers are lazy and cheap. After market GPS companies supply annual updates on a DVD, which you install on the PC and then just plug in the unit to update. You could update a bike installed GPS using flash cards -- easily. Why more bikes don't come with factory installed GPS is anyones guess, but I sell more that way so...it works for me
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worm~hole


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posted September 24, 2006 08:06 AM        
...side opening vs top opening side cases...which is better for packing for you?....I like top opening...that way you can stuff things into it without a balancing act, HD-style...with a 'clean sheet' design, I think Kawasaki should've gone in that direction, hinged forward...
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BlueLIGHTning


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posted September 24, 2006 12:06 PM        
I hope they have kept as much weight of this puppy as possible. Some of the tour bikes out there as just to heavy.
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posted September 24, 2006 01:37 PM        
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.I like top opening...with a 'clean sheet' design, I think Kawasaki should've gone in that direction, hinged forward...

NOOO!! clamshell WAY better. my soft bags open at the top (not hinged tho of course) and it is a pain in the ass, cause if u need something in the bottom, you have to dig thru everything to get to it. having clamshell like the concours uses means u can get to your stuff MUCH easier. nothing is deeply burried.as for the balancing act, just take them off the biek and lay them full open when piacking/unpacking is what i'd do.

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zzr1400


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posted September 28, 2006 12:30 PM        
More (and larger) shots ... just scroll down a bit.

http://www.texascitycycleonline.com/new_vehicles.htm


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posted September 28, 2006 08:23 PM        Edited By: ZX11D on 28 Sep 2006 21:25
Thanks for the pics ZZR1400. Almost from every angle possible on an exhibition floor.
Now we know that the engine redline is set at 10,500, just 500 below it's donor, ZX14/ZZR1400. That is a good start.

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Warchild


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posted September 29, 2006 05:32 AM        
Damnation, I sure hope that key recess has a drain hole at the 6-o'clock position, otherwise, it looks like it might retain a lot of rain water...
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posted September 29, 2006 02:04 PM        
What's FSS?
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Donald


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posted September 29, 2006 09:09 PM        
with the red line where it is, that might mean that the valve adjust is going to be quick also.
I like the valve adjust time on my FJR
but I get along better with the loca Kawasaki dealer so am pretty sure there will be a new bike in the garage in a few months

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posted October 03, 2006 04:19 PM        
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Damnation, I sure hope that key recess has a drain hole at the 6-o'clock position, otherwise, it looks like it might retain a lot of rain water...

Look closely at the key recess. It appears that there is an open ring around the ignition switch.

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posted October 04, 2006 05:50 PM        
Looks like it also has quick adjusts for the headlights...
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