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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-07-2004, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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The dreaded Kawasaki Triple

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?

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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-07-2004, 05:32 AM
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I owned a 500 tripple around 1980 MF was fast but didn't corner worth a damn. Save your money and buy some mag/carbon wheels for ur Duc!

A few ccs short of a full litre.
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From what I understand it the frames are a little to flexible. That can make things a little scarry.
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I think i have heard of welds cracking, and yea flexy frame, but i would love to own one, i had a rolling frame of an H2 but i had to donate it to the local bike shop were its used as a sign. cause i relized it was past, was past a resto
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Re: The dreaded Kawasaki Triple

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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?
I've ridden both the 500 and 750 triples back in the early '70's. They were screaming fast compared to their counterparts of the day but as others pointed out their handling left much to be desired. They could wheelie @ will though and spin the rear tire without effort which was made even more interesting because they got pretty squirrely. For nostaglia it could be an interesting bike to own. If you wanted to ride it a lot then some serious mods to the suspension and frame would be a must. Imagine them in a streetfighter type of frame and suspension setup. Something really light yet stiff. Now that would be fun
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I've never owned one, but there was concern about the center piston not getting enough air for cooling. In fact, I've seen several on eBay going for cheap due to a froze center piston.
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daymn!!! aint dat some shit!
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post #8 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-12-2005, 04:26 PM
 
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Steve is that a 2000 Red R6 and 2003 Liquid Silver R1 in your garage? Looks like it. Very nice. I have the 2000 R6 - but its blue - and with any luck I will have that same 2003 R1 in the best color ever made - Liquid Silver..
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I've never owned one, but there was concern about the center piston not getting enough air for cooling. In fact, I've seen several on eBay going for cheap due to a froze center piston.
Kawasakis are crap, I've been saying it for 25+ years.

If I had to own a triple it would be the one sitting about 4 feet from my desk (see attached picture). Yes, that's Agostini's MV Agusta triple...his original bike!
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post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-12-2005, 10:17 PM
 
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Hi Slaintedan-

What's four feet from your desk...a picture of the bike or the actual bike?

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