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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-30-2002, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Share you thoughts on your naked bike

I know that everybody has thier opinions on other bikes, but the impression you get from your own bike can be more valuable to a potential buyer. I figure this would be a good place to share your pros and cons of YOUR bike. So share away. Of course bikes you've owned are up for review too. Remember not everybody likes the same bike, so if somebody doesn't like a particular thing about her/his bike, don't get all pissy and out of shape about it.

2002 919

*Comfy ergonomics
*A real life Handle Bar
*Decent seat for long rides
*Underseat exhaust. How is that, and on a Honda.
*No plastic to remove when it's time for service.
*Looks to have a strong aftermarket emerging

*Cheap, budget suspension
*Not as much power as some of it's competition
*No Clock (COME ON, it's got a digital OD and TRIP, why no clock?)
*Underseat exhaust. How is that, and on a Honda. BUT, the wash back from them tends to make you stinky even on short rides.

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-30-2002, 07:24 AM
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'00 Zrx1100

Great looking bike
easy to service
HUGE trunk
Great low-end
Very comfortable
Upright seating

Heavy as a mutther
Eats back tires
Poor suspension
Prone to headshake
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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-01-2002, 05:19 AM
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That post was a great idea Hondasarge

Kawasaki ZR7

Perfect riding position for tall riders
Very easy to ride
Good handling, gets better with progressive fork springs
Low and midrange power
Cheap to run
Can surprise many sportbikes in the twisties
Mods do make a difference on this bike (really)
Good looks

The power ends at 10000 rpm.
5 gear tranny
On the straights it's slower than all 600s
There s an annoying 2500 rpm stumble
Poor brakes

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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-01-2002, 06:43 AM
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2001 Yamaha FZ1

R1 engine at a cheaper price.
Comfortable riding position.
Can get a host of R1 engine parts and use them on the FZ1.
Bike makes the rear tire look big...friends love the look.
Power up the ying-yang!
Awesome brakes.

Some insurance companies still consider it a crotch rocket.
Sit up and beg riding position sometimes got old (thats what aftermarket bars are for).
Mirrors are great if you enjoy looking at your elbows.
Just now starting to find a better selection of aftermarket parts.
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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-03-2002, 11:49 AM
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VTR 1000F Super Hawk

- Its a Honda
- Handles well
- Good power and weight
- Better ergos/features the Sportbikes
- More Sporty then Sport Tourers
- brakes, power, styling, exotic

- Range
- Slightly weird look
- Not FI
- Honda cheaped out on components ie Dunlop 204s
- no compression adj on susp
- State Farm goes by ccs only so its the same as an R1 or GSXR 1000 to insure

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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 11:22 AM
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Triumph Speed Triple


-stock fully adjustable suspension
-good brakes
-also has real-life handlebars
-strong headlights
-nifty tach/instrument panel
-handles really well next to the other bikes i've ridden
-engine is very strong, triple sounds neat
-5.5 gallon fuel tank for long range
-looks good (to me anyway )

-seat could be a tad more comfy
-if you like fairings, you're not going to like this
-everyone expects you to be a maniac on the road

Matthias Beebe
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post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-14-2002, 10:31 PM
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Suzuki SV650


Cheap! $5799 MSRP.
Light....363lbs dry weight.
Insures cheap.
Great handling
V-Twin sound
Easy to maintain and work on.
Great looking frame.


Suspension has minimal adjustment capabilities.
Stock seat is only good for anhour or so of comfort.
Stock Exhaust to tame
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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 05:40 PM
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all nakid bikes

con: a real mother to wash/clean

pro: a good excuse to skip cleaning it and just keep riding!
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 07:03 PM
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mbeebe900 Said about his Triumph Speed Triple:
Cons: -everyone expects you to be a maniac on the road

The Legend says : HUH? That sounds like a PRO to me. A great excuse to wheelie and act crazy. Kewl!

I love the Speed 3! I put a pair of Two brothers Racing medium rise clip-on bars on my '02 and they changed the riding position just enough to make the bike PERFECT! They get me down out of the wind and put a little more weight on the front wheel without overstressing my arms. The best $350 (ouch!) a person could spend on a Speed Triple.
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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-28-2002, 04:28 PM
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1999 Nighthawk 750
Vance & Hines exhaust
Dynojet Stage One jet kit

It's one of the original "naked" bikes.
Cheap to buy
Hydraulic lifters (no valve adjustments)
Good ride, handles good
Plenty of power (especially after above mods)

Not a lot of aftermarket stuff available
Tires in OEM sizes hard to find
Hasn't been updated in a LONG time (Hello, Honda...anybody home?)

I really like this bike, even though it is almost a dinosaur.
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