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post #1 of 19 Old 10-11-2001, 08:06 PM
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Ok i put my downpayment on the last 2000 i can find in Green this week. My friends who have owned (since new) 94 to 97 zx6's have mentioned kawa's "allways" jumping out of 2nd gear or similar. Im getting warned about kawa trannys from just about every rider i talk too. Im pretty new to the sport bike camp as i have been riding older crap for a while. Now im also hearing bad revues about 2000 Feul Injection being "like a switch" on or off...no midpoint. Someone please ease my fears on these issues!

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post #2 of 19 Old 10-11-2001, 08:15 PM
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how many friends do you have? 1? 2? 3? maybe 10.how many zx12r are there world wide......approx 5000......you would have to be one unlucky s.o.b. to get a lemon like ya friends. dont worry mines perfect.

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Ignore your friends, once they see you walk all over them talk will cease! IMHO though, the FI can be surging at times when trying to hold steady throttle at certain rpms, nothing that twisting the throttle harder or a PCIIIr won't fix. As for the tranny on kawi's I've yet to have a mechanical problem with one. They can be notchier than some bikes I've ridden but nothing to be scared about. Just respect the beast cuz she'll spit you off fast, if you get too ham fisted too early!

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also if ive been driving old stuff...a bike this new , no matter how notchy will feel 100x better anyways im sure. my friend is buying a 2002 954,another guy is after a 02 rc51 and one guy is keeping his 96 zx6....(see ya!) i needed something physically big enough to haul my ass around. im 6'4" 270lbs... it was either the 12 or a suzuki "haybale" huyabusa...nuff said.

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post #5 of 19 Old 10-12-2001, 02:13 AM
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BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! (the best evil laugh I could do)



You're gonna love that 12, I'll never forget the first time I was on mine. Some nob in a bitched out Accord was fuckin with me and I opened it up and before I knew it or could look down I was at 110, so effortlessly, like I farted and was gone

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So, Silver... when you were propelled forward at the speed of light from your Mega Fart, was there a Blue Flame that shot out of your Ass??? <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">

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Distortion knows what I'm talkin' about. Yeah, exactly like that, then the Accord was just gone....

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Hey Silver, your right, put those Accords in their place...

But speaking of Mega Farts, I was walking down the hall the other day and one of them ZX-12 Mega Farts slipped out, you know the Blue Flamer types <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"> It propelled me across the room and I crashed through the living room wall.

The moral of this story is closely related to driving a 12. Be careful where you point it, before you pour on the gas.. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">

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Donk Buy the 12 wax your friends!!!!! If your so worried it comes with a year warrranty.. For 500 bucks you can get 3 more years added to that. Thats 4 years of worried free riding and Kicking your friends asses.....

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besides, there probably isn't anything on that bike that somone on here doesn't know about

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Donk>>>>>>>>your friends are j e a l o u s!!!!! Let them talk their shit then go ride w/ them. You won't hear another word!!! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smokin.gif ALT=":smokin">

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Get the 2K12 & take it easy for @ least a couple of weeks. Then slowly start increasing the speeds @ which you ride.



The 12 seems to be going much slower than it really is & that can get you in trouble w/cops & the curves.

(Honesty @ 100-110Mph you feel like your going 70Mph!

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Shhheeeesshhhh !!!





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When I got about 3,000kms on my green 01 the shifting got smoother and smoother now at 6000kms it is nice and light and very posative,my `89 ZX7 was much notchier throughout the 20,000kms we spent together..does anyone know if the gears are undercut on the `12s???and speaking as an old fart with 35 years of licenced motorcycling behind me I will concur with all the above posts urging caution,ive been on my ass off my 12 already....MY FAULT ENTIRELY !!!but i love it with a passion and now understand it better,maybe I should have got the slower silver,blue or red !!!!!AH SCREW IT, GO GREEN

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My 12 is "notchy" between 2-3k... after that it`s smooth ass sailing. If you are driving at 2-3k then you should be on a Harley.



My only advice... make sure you have already pulled out from behind the car/bike/truck/spaceshuttle you are passing before you drop the hammer... unless you want to be in their backseat. It`s hard to turn when you front end is in the air.



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