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post #41 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 10:22 AM
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Haven't been browsing enough...just found this thread

I had a 250 triple for 3 years. If you're looking at buying one, forget it...only the induction roar and exhaust burble is worth anything.

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post #42 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-22-2007, 03:00 PM
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Obviously the first bike you owned wasn't a well used Benelli 125, liked the X-6 better than the 250 tripple though.
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post #43 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-22-2007, 07:08 PM
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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.

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When I was about 20 years old, a buddy of mine had a 750 triple and I had a CB750 Honda. We would trade bikes while riding sometimes. The first time I rode that triple, my impression was:

This thing corners like a boat with a broken rudder

When you hit the power band, you feel like you have a 400 pound bottle rocket up your azz!

I want my bike back right f'n now!

No seriously, it was a fun straight line bike, but you better be a good rider to keep it on the road!
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