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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-29-2009, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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What do you like most about your bike

This isnt an argument thread. I know that most likely it will become one but I want to keep it as unargumentative as possible for at least the first four posts.

What do you like most about your bike, year, make, w/e that puts it above the other bikes in your mind? What makes it special to you?

Also if your bike isnt special to you or you dont like it, what is the reason?

You could surf the web all day about spec lists and dyno charts, but I want to hear the real stories that owners have and why they think their bikes are great.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-29-2009, 07:11 AM
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'05 Kawi ZX-6R (aka 636)

What I really like:
Comfort in the saddle; sit in the bike, not on top of it.
Slipper clutch.
Color (Titanium)

What I don't like:
My wife can't ride it b/c the seat height is in the clouds
Stock windscreen actually gets in the way
No stock pillion cover (like GSXR's have)
No stock steering damper (though I haven't needed it yet)

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2000 Ninja EX250

Good
Its the little engine that could.
Big enough that I fit
Easy to diagnose and easy to find parts

Bad
Absolutely Horrible front brake calipers
Ugly
Sounds like a supped up scooter
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my '03 954

i love my bike because of the balance it has. it has ample loads of power, but not too much power that makes it unrideable. it handles sooo well. i just love the way it feels when i ride. also, it has a timeless look to it. it looks amazing with the titanium paintjob. it's comfy too. i've ridden a lot of other bikes now, and i haven't found another one that suits me and feels as good as the 954

the only thing i can think of thats bad about it is that it's a 954. They're not making them anymore...because of that, it will get harder and harder to find parts for it as the bike gets older. The aftermarket is limited. you can find anything you want right now for your 600rr or 1000rr, but the situation isnt the same for the 954.

that made dropping acid seem like a mild cure for boredom

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'04 Honda CBR600F4i.

What I like:
I got a banana seat. Great for two up riding as the wife loves to ride along.
Smooth power, balanced and bullet proof for the most part.
Lower insurance than the 1000 I was looking at

I do not like:
Not good for long(4+hours) two up riding, then again that is what sport tourers are for. Hopefully will have one soon.
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'09 CBR1000RR

What I like:
The Repsol Scheme
More power than God
Slipper clutch and very smooth shifting both directions

What I don't like:
Complexity of removing passenger pegs
No rear seat cover
Uncomfortable positioning of pegs

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1995 ZZR 1100 (ZX-11)

Good

Enough torque to pull a tree outta the ground. I can roll on the power in 6th from as little as 35mph and just keep rolling it on to the top speed of 170mph.

Massive 24L (18/6) tank. When everyone else is looking for gas, I've still got sh*tloads.

Being a sports-tourer, she's got that slightly-more-upright seating position.

That paint. Okay, it's not standard, but damn it's beautiful.

Bad

Fark she's a heavy b*tch at just under 600lbs wet!

Parts can be hard to find.




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2005 SV650S

What I like:
The torque from the v-twin
The sound (aftermarket Scorpion can)
The comfort - at 5'10" I can sit almost bolt straight upright

What I dislike:
The windscreen blows the wind up - and straight into my neck and chest
The engine braking is pretty intense - the downside of torque
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 03:17 AM
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what i love is the riding position, power and handles great, and really love it when i can stay with the new liter bikes in the twisties and even beat some of them, great bike

what i dont like is the riding season is to short.

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