Let's see your bike

Discussion in 'Photos' started by kiwiDakar, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. haknslash

    haknslash Been here awhile

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    Today I piucked up my new 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS. That's a mouthful. I can sum this bike up as the Stealth Cruise Missile. It is insanely smooth and power is ultra deceptive. Kawi did good on this bike and definitely see why it got MOTY for 2011.

    Yea it was funny when I got on one of my favorite long stretch country back roads. I opened her up a little in 6th, maybe 3/4 throttle from 50 mph. I wanted to see what all the "7k buzz" talk was all about. I twist throttle and let it sort of build up to near 7k and the bike talked to me. She said "Hey, we're already hauling *** here but I'm about to reach the hyper-space power sector so pay attention!". I could tell there was a lot of bike up north of 7k! Can't wait until break-in is over so I can see what she was trying to warn me about :D. Personally I didn't find the bikes "buzz" annoying or intrustive at all. I come from big thumpers and big twins. Had a triple and several inline-4's. I think the "7k buzz" is just the bikes personality letting you know you are in its sweet spot for the transition from short shifter to speed muncher. I dig it's character! Lets me know the bike has a little soul to offer and not a snorefest snooze sewing machine of a bike.

    It's in the freaking low 90's today so I'm going to get a ride in after the sun goes down. Check out the lighting and get splattered with lightning bugs on my visor. Trippy effect :)

    The obligatory "0 miles" shot at the dealer this morning...

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  2. richarddacat

    richarddacat I can't be satisfied

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    Gorgeous bike there hak :thumb

    Chicken Rally in Hunstville@Ditto Landing ..... as if you need an excuse to ride.
  3. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Rawrr!

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    Not my best picture of the Buell, but one of the only.

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    My old Honda one night when I was playing around with my camera.

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  4. duck

    duck Banned

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  5. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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  6. grind

    grind Been here awhile

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  7. grind

    grind Been here awhile

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  8. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    That's one of the world's great motorcycle shapes, duck.
  9. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I really want a KLR. My friends think its silly, buy the utilitarian idea really gets me.
  10. haknslash

    haknslash Been here awhile

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    Thanks man :thumb

    Really enjoying the bike so far. Gotta break in this stock seat though :cry
  11. wldct69

    wldct69 Been here awhile

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    I just bought the same one......Loving it!!
  12. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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  13. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    Your other photography is STUNNING also there Lost Rider ! :thumb
  14. Hoopdy

    Hoopdy Do we turn here?

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  15. flipr

    flipr Scofflaw

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    3sum local Triumph fanboy

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    I'm not much on Harley's, but *that* is a nice bike.
  17. Northwest Cajun

    Northwest Cajun Been here awhile

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    2011 Super Tenere' doing what it loves&#8230; It's a gravel road queen ;-)

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  18. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    marc-s photographer

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  20. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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