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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-20-2000, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you to those of you who wrote me out of concern and not seeing me for awhile. I do appreciate actually being missed by someone.....hehe

Anyway, I apologize for not being in in so long, but life has been brutally rough lately as far as puters and being busy goes. My HD took a major dump and with it took ALL my bookmarks, ALL my email addresses, not to mention a bunch of other things....pics, etc. I was devistated, but learned a valuable lesson to make sure that I back up EVERYTHING!! Guess it's time for some FALL cleaning eh? LOL

Well, I hope everyone is doing well and getting some riding in. My beloved ZX6 is now in a shop on consignment.....

Yes, I'm sad, but at the same time I figure out with the old in with the new. Hubby is dying to get my ZR7 to replace his '85 GPZ 750 so I am probably going to give the ZR to him and get myself another ride. So now the delemma.....what to get??? Any suggestions......??????

Peace to all and be safe!!

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ps: Thanks for the post Chris.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2000, 07:50 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by foxy:

My HD took a major dump and with it took ALL my bookmarks, ALL my email addresses, not to mention a bunch of other things....pics, etc.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Foxy, you bought a Harley? Oh, your talking computers.
What's your hubby going to do with his GPZ? I love that bike. That's the bike that started it all for me and the many tickets that I have acquired. Why doesn't he buy the ZRX1200? Good luck with whatever you decide on as the next foxybike.

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'00 Katana 600
40 tickets now. I need a Hayabusa!
Oh, I'm sorry, I thought that was a Braille name tag.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-25-2000, 02:14 PM
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After spending last Sunday on one of Keith Code's ZX6s I don't understand why you're getting rid of yours. They're great bikes.

Give us a hint or three:

What do you want to do with the bike? Sport riding, touring, commuting...

How tall are you? My Triumph Sprint RS is an excellent bike, but my wife (MonsterMom) can't even some close to touching the ground when she sits on it.

What's your budget? This can make a big difference.

Have you considered a Ducati 748?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-25-2000, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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photobug, thanks.....ya I have considered a 748 actually. I don't really want to get rid of the ZX, however I am in the "I need to pay a big bill" mode and I do have two bikes. So til I can sell the ZX and pay off the bill then I don't get to get another bike, etc. I am 5'7" with a 33" inseam. I have looked at the Sprint RS also....I really like the red one.....so you like it alot? I was gonna test ride one when I was at the WSB races but didn't get the chance....maybe I will next go around. I like how they look really sporty, but yet they're really good for touring also. At this point cost isn't my biggest concern as I can't get one right now, but if I came across one at a decent price I might jump on the deal. Can't do much til I pay off the bill though.....sniff sniff.

Thanks for the info.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-26-2000, 11:08 AM
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With a 33" inseam you'll have no problem touching the ground on the Sprint RS. The ST is a better touring bike, but is quite a bit more expensive. Adding the ST bars to the RS will give you essentially the same bike for less money. The suspension is not as adjustable, but has so far has handled everything I've tried. I'm taking it to the Streets of Willow Springs next week for a Reg Pridmore CLASS class and will write up a review in the Triumph forum after the track day.

So far, I love the bike. The engine is just incredible. There is torque everywhere, and I'm averaging 52 mpg. It's a great bike, and Triumph is discounting them heavily from list, plus offering fairly low interest rates if you have to finance. If you do get one just be aware that the torque will drive you out of corners a lot faster than any 600cc bike. That's not an issue on the track - the 600s are faster there anyway - but on the street it could cause problems with your license.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2000, 04:23 PM
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Sorry you are selling the ZX, but why don't you consider another ZR-7 if your husband wants one as well. The new 2001 model has a quater fairing, but otherwise is similar to the 2000 model and will be priced very competitively. As you know I love my ZR and hope you decide to remain a ZR person as well.

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