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post #16 of 19 Old 10-12-2001, 09:23 PM
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Donk316,

How many of your friends have a 12 or have indeed ridden one?Go for the 12, you won't regret it, but sound advice from Ihampel, it will bite you badly if you don't respect it, wet or dry.

Take the time breaking it in to get used to it and also to read the posts on this site, everything you could want to know and more is somewhere on the site and Easy probably knows where to find it.

Wish you luck and of course, the Silver ones are faster!

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post #17 of 19 Old 10-12-2001, 09:46 PM
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I had to have the one on my '97 7R rebuilt to the tune of $1800. Oops, I'm sorry. It was a warranty claim. The joys of an extended warranty. Oh, did I mention it was just a bent shift fork (they replaced everything from the input to the output shafts anyway) and... the bike had 63,000 miles of clutchless upshifts (and a bunch of clutchless downshifts) on it? Don't let those "straight cut" gear stories scare you. Kawasaki trannys might be a tad noisey, but they are basically bulletproof.



As for the FI being just "on or off", it's more like flat slide carbs. If one is rather "ham-fisted" (whacks the throttle to WFO while idling at a light), you could be in for a surprise. One like you have never experienced on any other bike. It does require a little more "finesse", but so does a night in the bed with Kathy Ireland (except the 12R is more fun and lasts longer... trust me on this one).

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Redelk, more details on night in bed w/ Kathy Ireland please. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smokin.gif ALT=":smokin">

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post #19 of 19 Old 10-12-2001, 09:54 PM
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Who is Kathy Ireland????

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