Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Genoa, Nevada, USA 89411
The ZX arrived without previous discussion to the other half. Bad choice. Up for sale. (but not the others)
Toys are great, but somethings are simply more important.
(However, the DR-350 may be replaced, and a sporty 650 V-twin that could handle fire roads and easy trails would be a welcome replacement, it would also satisfy the sportier approach to the twisties)
While the RK may seem like a lump compared to all the great sportbikes represented here, it's been massaged a bit and actually does fairly well (considering my limited abilities). I did the Race Tech Gold Valves along with Progressive's high-end shocks along with motor mods (cam, injection, pistons & head work) to yield mid-80's in hp and monster torque. I'm not a poser or "lifestyle" wannabee, I love all bikes and have ridden for nearly 30 years now. The RK is simply the most beautiful bike I've owned and one hour on it will "make the world right" for me.
But I'd still like a quick, light, DS bike that would readily convert to spirited street riding (without buzzing me to death like a big single)
(and no, I don't recall a TDM 850, what was it?)
Our greatest challenge in life is living up to our own potential.