Kawasaki ZX14..Who haz one??

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Davo-55, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    I rode street bikes in my youth, a 72 Honda CB350, moved to a Kawasaki 400 two smoke in 1974. Traded that for a 1978 Yamaha XS 750 special rode it until 1982 or so.. 1991 or so spent a year or two on dirt bikes and bought a 1975 Kawasaki H2. Sold the dirt toy and the H2 by 93, then nothing until my brother bought a 2005 Kawasaki ZZR 1200. He lives 5 hours away, but I thought it would be fun to ride with him again. The ZX14 was just being introduced, I thought the press pictures showed a rather ugly bike, but I ordered a black one in July, 2006. Last day of July, I took delivery of my new bike. Anyway..
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    Another view, I had just finished a long winter of mods
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    Anyone else want to show their ZX14?
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  2. Newbusa

    Newbusa Been here awhile

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    I have one ,it keeps company with my 990 Superduke and 950S Adventurer:D
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  3. tommykaw

    tommykaw Been here awhile

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    You did an excellent job with the mods-thats the nicest looking zx14 i've seen..Tom:clap :clap
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  5. lagcam

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    My '07, the next winter project.

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  6. arshishb

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    Nice color. Those are some pricey wheels :deal
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    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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  9. Davo-55

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    That is very interesting, as a KTM 990 SMT is high on my want list. How does the 14 compare with the 990 Duke? Do you ride the 14 anymore?
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  10. Davo-55

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    Oh yes, I remember you from our old ZX14 forum. Love the antifreeze green. The BMW is new is that yours?
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  11. Davo-55

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    I believe those are stock wheels nicely painted. Either way they look bad ass
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  12. tslewisz

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    My '06.
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  13. TCAdventure

    TCAdventure Sport Adventurer

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    Here is a picture of my '08 special edition. Sometimes my MBS (multiple bike syndrome) gets the best of me. This is one of those times. Wish I never sold that bike. :baldy

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  14. arshishb

    arshishb Been here awhile

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    Hmm guess he just put the Marchesini stickers on the wheels then :wink:
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  15. BDRB

    BDRB Been here awhile

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    It's amazing what those wheels did for handling.And that's my 08 KLR650 behind it:D .That sticker f*%k's with everybody:lol3 .I haven't even got the valves checked yet.I am going to do it this winter tho.
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  16. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Saw one a while ago with license plate "ITL MOV" :rofl :D
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  17. Newbusa

    Newbusa Been here awhile

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    To be honest ,I don't ride it much anymore. I love the huge power but,Traffic inforcement has become huge up here to where they take your bike away for going 40kph over, so i am enjoying the Ktm's more than ever.

    The superduke i a very FUN bike to ride,it steers very quickly,and has very good drive out of tight corners. And the Adventurer is really the swiss army knife of bikes. It handles in the corners way better than it should and when the pavement ends you can keep going.:D
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  18. Newbusa

    Newbusa Been here awhile

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    I used to own a Hayabusa a while back with the plate saying HYABYA:D
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  19. Davo-55

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    I knew the wheels on the 14 were stock from the build report you did on the Zx14 forum. But I cannot BELIEVE I fell for the BMW roundel on the KLR. I also have a 09 KLR with a BMW-ESQUE roundel!
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  20. Davo-55

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    Wait I missed something. You do have the primo wheels? I know they make the bike handle better because of the lighter weight. I stand corrected
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