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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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zx10r cam shaft changes

Anyone have any experience with this?

http://www.kawasaki.com/Default.asp?...arketingId=565

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 10:38 AM
 
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I'd call muzzys they should be able to help you out with some good info.

BTW, motorcycle usa is slamming the '06s pretty hard...



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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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I just got done reading the ranking for the motorcycle usa smack down. the kawi took 2nd behind the gixxer. Not too bad in my book.

Mostly they were saying the handling was not as good as they expected. But then again why would you take a new bike remove the rear tire replace it with a 180 instead of the factory 190 and also change the profile of the tire also, to lower ride height.... then ride it and rate it? Sounds like the handling was greatly distorted by the test doesn't it?

Who knows....

All I know is that for me it rides great is comfy... (realitive to other 1K's) and it's got a boat load of power. I have 650mi on it now. I am really happy with the color I chose. Plus the dampner and gague really set me over on the kawi this year.

Now I just gotta get the full akra race system on to at least clean up the a$$hole's.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 11:28 AM
 
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The narrower 180 will make the bike more nimble. But 180/55 is taller than a 190/50 so they lowered the bike to compinsate for the taller tire, so that the rake will come back to the factory spec.
If you look at superbike racing, they all run 180's



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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2006, 10:28 PM
 
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The narrower 180 will make the bike more nimble. But 180/55 is taller than a 190/50 so they lowered the bike to compinsate for the taller tire, so that the rake will come back to the factory spec.
If you look at superbike racing, they all run 180's
Old thread but had to make some corrections. 1. the bike comes with a 190/55 and they put a 180/50 on it. 2. If they lowered it, and it already had a smaller profile tire on then... 3. lowering the rear of the bike does not affect rake.
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