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A friend of mine's getting a ZX9R. Looks like a great bike; I've never ridden one before. How would a 12 with 180 rear tire compare to the ZX9R handling-wise? Would equal riders find the 180 shod ZX12 much different in the corners compared to a stock 9? (What size tires do they come with, 190's?)
As for the rest, I remember seeing on this board someone saying that they "are the same bike 'til 150", is that kinda sorta true?
Thanks!!
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I think the 9 can take you in the corners,but the corner exits can more than equal things out !

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if you set your 12 up properly (ie, suspension, tires,etc) then you'll find an amazing difference in how it handles. I've got mine setup more like a track bike and it handles like it's 50 lbs lighter. I dropped the forks 3/4" and got the preload cranked up in front and back (add a little rear height). It handles amazing and I haven't even had an opportunity to get a 180 on it yet<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek">

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The 180/55 will change the way you ride & put a major smile <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"> on your face. & all while costing le$$ <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">

Stock ZX-9 comes with a 190/50

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when he breaks it in, just trade bikes for a while and go for a ride together!!!...You will be happy with your choice of bikes...


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Thanks guys I appreciate it! I forgot about the dropping the forks thing---I've done it on other bikes but sometimes the 12 seems so damn, uh, techno/advanced/mystical that i forget about stuff like that. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"> .
I'd just like to do the 12 justice. Wish I could ride like MadMal (or a lot of you) and show what the big Ninja can do...lol.
I guess I wondered mostly what the (70 lbs?) weight difference would amount to.
Any suggestions for suspension settings for a 170 lb rider to try??? I don't mind if it's a bit harsher if it corners better.
I know that its the rider to a great extent---I'd love to be that rider too!
Just for the heck of it; what chain/sprockets make the swingarm shorter for easier cornering---I really don't mind losing a few mph at the top for more driveablity!
Can't wait to put the 180 on the back! I have some more life on the last 200 but I'm getting a bit antsy to changer 'er out! Any advice welcomed.
Thanks a million!
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I can tell you that my buddies who ride ZX-9R's seem to keep up pretty well UNTIL we reach 150-165 or so, the they just
seem to fade away......

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