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my other bike site i go to is called OC MOTO. nice people. their comes a time when riding a super sport starts causing pain. wrists,neck,back etc. some never admit it. they get a cruiser or just stop riding. some are to proud to ride a bike that is not a cutting edge race bike. if only they could suck it up and try a speed triple,Z1000, FZ1 or other sit up naked bike. i think some do not know our bikes perform pretty well. maybe EGO plays a part.
 

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I don't think people realize how comfortable the riding position is on the Z1000/Ninja 1000 or how much real world performance they have.

I had a C-10 Concours and it was never comfortable for me. Peg lowering brackets and bar risers didn't help. The bike was just too wide and too long. Not to mention the weight, 80's suspension etc.

Went looking at bikes over the winter and sat on a new Z1000. Damn, that bike fit me! Rode my Ninja a few weeks later at a different dealer and as you'd expect it fit great too. Plus the performance and handling were exactly what I expected them to be but even more so. I bought the bike that day.

If more people ignored what they thought they knew and took one of these bikes for a ride there would be a lot more converts...
 

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Most people that I talk to love to brag about their SS. And when I tell them that I have a Z1000 they blow it off and say that its not a SS, just a standard motorcycle. When I mention how much torque and hp it has they kind of back off. Kinda funny!
 

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you gotta realize this.... 100% of riders love riding, 60% of them do it for looks and still ride like they just past the MSF class(and M/C's)

the other 40 percent can be broken up.... drag racers, cruisers, track days(pro or joe), fairweather, yearround(me), canyon carvers, offroaders, stunters, adventurers and backseaters hah.....

we all start somewhere and most of the time someone gets into biking is the look of a bike then they experience a ride. But not all are smart enough to get a less performance bike for their first(I guess its natural selection)

then there are those close minded punk riders that only ride one kinda bike that are apart of that 60% and will open their mind to what else is out there.(I understand you like what you likebut pricks that dont wave at other bikes like harleys and SS's dont wave are ignorant!)

anyways my rant ends here and just wanted to say i know what your talking about.... i think?
 

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i am 63 years old. i had been riding my victory 8 ball and thinking how i still DIG sport bikes. i new in my hart i would not want to ride a busa or super sport. i do not need to be the fastest guy out their. i do want the feel of riding a performance bike.
i saw a green 04 Z 1000 at the used bike section at the dealer and it was instant LOVE.i found my comfy, bad *** looking sport bike. that was a year ago and i am still 100% happy.
 

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you gotta realize this.... 100% of riders love riding, 60% of them do it for looks and still ride like they just past the MSF class(and M/C's)
You hit the nail right on the head.

There are many people out there that simply buy a bike, 99.9% of the time a crotch rocket, in an attempt to boost their ego. They are not out there because they love to ride, they simply bought it to show it off to their friends and tell everyone they own a bike. Usually they are the riders who are consistantly bouncing them off the rev limiters, always going as fast as possible between each stop light and doing 90+ on the freeway constantly swerving through traffic.

I will NOT ride with riders like this. I can usually always tell within the first mile of riding with somebody who I have never ridden before if they are a true riding enthusiast or if they are just a show off. It is dissapointing if they are one of these riders because it's always great to find another riding buddy, but I'm sure as hell not riding with somebody who is simply out to show off and ride wreckless.
 

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Yes, but SS bikes are so cool! LOL
I did note the SARCASM there, LMAO!
...and every speedwhore and profile preppy on every corner has one.....

I have the only Zed in at least 3-4 counties (the only one that rides out for sure!)
 

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You hit the nail right on the head.

There are many people out there that simply buy a bike, 99.9% likely a crotch rocket, in an attempt to boost their ego. They are not out there because they love to ride, they simply bought it to show off to their friends and tell everyone they own a bike. Usually they are the riders who are constantly bouncing them off the rev limiters, always going as fast as possible between each stop light and doing 90+ on the freeway constanly swerving through traffic.

I will NOT ride with riders like this. I can usually tell within the first mile of riding with somebody who I have never ridden before if they are a true riding enthusiast or if they are just a show off. It is dissapointing if they are one of these riders because it's always great to find another riding buddy, but I'm sure as hell not riding with somebody who is simply out to show off and ride wreckless.


oh happy ya know what i was venting about... it was a recent ride with a couple squids and it pissed me off!!!



but it make me think since you saw me on the freeway.... iono if you still wanna go for a ride haha:dontknow:
 

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You hit the nail right on the head.

There are many people out there that simply buy a bike, 99.9% likely a crotch rocket, in an attempt to boost their ego. They are not out there because they love to ride, they simply bought it to show off to their friends and tell everyone they own a bike. Usually they are the riders who are constantly bouncing them off the rev limiters, always going as fast as possible between each stop light and doing 90+ on the freeway constanly swerving through traffic.

I will NOT ride with riders like this. I can usually tell within the first mile of riding with somebody who I have never ridden before if they are a true riding enthusiast or if they are just a show off. It is dissapointing if they are one of these riders because it's always great to find another riding buddy, but I'm sure as hell not riding with somebody who is simply out to show off and ride wreckless.
i am with you 100% on that. i have nothing to prove [ i know i am not that good in the twisties] my main riding buddy and i enjoy the smell and view of a nice ride. a blurrrr at 90 MPh is not a ride.
 

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whew, gald i've got steel toes. been ridin' two wheels for 40 years or so. have ridden japs and harleys. like kawi's. some times i ride at 80%. we have great curves here. not a lot of straights until you grt in the flatlands. don't do 90 on the fereway much. but do like the stoplight tango. not sure where to classify myself. guess i'll just ride alone then i won't have to worry about aggravting the people i ride with. :screwy::screwy::screwy: this bike brings out the tenager hidden in me. maybe i better sell it. anyone want a 2010 with full muzzy PCv and bcm filter. fender eliminator good tires. and will have a fresh oil change. 6600 miles right now. but will be close to 7000 wif the sun shines this weekend. wait aminute 400 miles in a weekend fun and sun. instant power wheelies, never mind i'll keep it.
 

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I went from an R1 to the Z1000 because the comfort level on the R was terrible. 45 minutes on it and I was done. I'm hoping to tour a little with the Z. It's plenty fast, unless your looking to race on a track there is no reason to get a faster bike.
 
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