Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Jacksonville, NC 28540
Re: The dreaded Kawasaki Triple
Originally posted by sidewaysducati
Has anyone in here ever ridden a Kawasaki Triple? I've heard some stories about these bikes, but never ridden one. I found a decent one on the market, but I'm under the impression that their engineering isn't so hot, handling wise. Is this bike a widowmaker?
If you don't stay on top of the tune they can be ugly. I rode a triple years ago, and it's a fun retro bike. You have a LOT of flex, and you have to keep an eye on that center piston as folks have said. But with modern lubricants and stuff you can keep one up preatty easy if you are watchful.
Fun powerband! Good luck. Post up pics!
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