Kawasaki ZX14..Who haz one??

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

  1. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Unfortunately you will never learn what riding is truly about and will miss the essence of the experience. Go find a 50 cc scooter and ride the tits off it for a year and then graduate to a 125. Work your way up and you may find you'll never want a ZX14 but will be in love with riding which is a different thing altogether.

    If you kill yourself on the ZX that's your business and I could care less. It's just a shame that you don't seem to understand what riding is about.
  2. alekkas

    alekkas Been here awhile

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    I get what you are saying JNRobert. It is the enjoyment of really learning how to ride and getting everything out of a bike. We all remember that bike or two starting out where you find yourself at apex torn between wanting to wring its neck just a little bit more while having the suspension and your skills maxed out. The thrill of the chase. Woodshedding and learning. Every time I think about adding a bike, it isn't to replace the connie. It's to get something lighter, smaller, with a motor I can fully use. Test rode a used zzr600 yesterday... what a rush. Honestly, I don't think many riders at all can get that from a zx14 on the street other than just blasting the straight aways. I know I can't.

    Sammistad, enjoy the bike. Learn to ride. It won't bite back if you cruise in lower rpms. When you add a second bike to the stable, think of something like a ninja 650, sv, or something like that. Then you'll see another side to riding most experience on the way up. There is no substitute for power, and equally no substitute for getting everything out of a smaller motor. Riding a slow bike fast yada yada.

    Just don't do anything stupid like get a ticket for going 130mph in a straight. No skill in that. Hell of a rush though ... :D
  3. sammistad

    sammistad Adventurer

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    Thanks a lot. The ZX14R has two different riding modes. I will ride it in low mode until I have enough experience to ride it in high mode.
  4. sammistad

    sammistad Adventurer

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    It just so happened that I did have a 50CC motor scooter (2009 Honda Metropolitan) that I had drove around for about two years until I sold it to a coworker for $400.00 this pass May. I already know how to ride in traffics and safely I might add. I feel that I am ready for the ZX14R since I will ride it on low mode.
  5. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    A 50cc scooter is what, 4hp? A zx-14 on low is maybe 150 or so?

    They should feel exactly the same. :lol3

    *note- I made up the horsepower numbers. Doubt I'm very far off though.

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  6. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    more pics, less whining.
  7. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Don't think I posted this yet.

    Edit- deleted photo. Remember why I didn't post it earlier. :lol3

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  8. jasonc32amg

    jasonc32amg Hello Gubner

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    Agreed. Here she is with a full titanium Akra installed.

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    It weighs about 8 pounds and sounds delicious. :D
  9. cls

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    Yep, I went w/the Ti Brock's SMEG. Excellence. It's even fairly fast...
  10. Fatsix

    Fatsix n00b

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    Just sayin Hi.

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    Bike is raised back up a bit from those pics. Emblems are gone. ASV levers are on. The reflectors in the tail light and blinkers are now black.
  11. ZMBKLR

    ZMBKLR n00b

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    I love my 2012 ZX-14R !
  12. jasonc32amg

    jasonc32amg Hello Gubner

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    This weekend I had the opportunity to swap in a flashed ecu and a pcv. It's hard to believe something like this is legal to own.
  13. 1 wheel peel

    1 wheel peel Been here awhile

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    What seat is that?
  14. Yostwerks

    Yostwerks Been here awhile

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    Riding in northern California last week.

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  15. wldct69

    wldct69 Been here awhile

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  16. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    I had one. Kawasaki's FB page

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  17. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    Just in time for winter! There's one at the local dealership that is the same color scheme. When I stop there, I have to sit on it and contemplate on trading in my Blackbird. :wink:
  18. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    You'll wear it out before that happens!

    Jusk kidding. I say go for it and good for you. I learned on a brand new CBR900RR and did just fine. It's all about what's between the ears. Many people would kill themselves within a week, others would do just fine.
  19. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    I think that if sam would just ride the bike out on country roads, he would have a good chance of getting sufficient skills to learn how to ride this fire breather without issue. Riding in traffic is what I would worry about. Just because the thing goes 190mph doesn't mean you have to ride it that fast. I've heard they are great sport tourers too.
  20. kwb377

    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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    Yes...yes they are. :wink:

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