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post #16 of 36 Old 01-30-2017, 04:40 PM
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Certainly understand the OP's issues -- I put a set of Convertibars on my ZX6 and that makes it all good for me. I love the bike, but admit that I have an FJR1300 for long rides. I've owned a lot of bikes, and none of them have gotten my heart rate up like my 636.
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post #17 of 36 Old 01-30-2017, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah i have decided to go ahead and do it. It's bitter sweet to leave the 636 as it is such a nice bike but the Z900 is more suited for me. As for the wind on highway i live in PA and lots of the roads here are in the twisties and back road countryside. I can go to work and never go above a 45-50 mph zone. So highways speeds with wind in my face isn't really much of an issue. My commute to work is only 20 mins if that. And i usually don't commute on a bike anyways. The weekends is when i usually ride for the most part. I'm pretty excited to get the Z900. I'm sure i'll love it. And having everything pretty much accessible should make basic maintenance a breeze as there are no fairings to get in my way. The only bad part is going to be waiting for aftermarket exhausts to come out for it. I'll prolly end up getting another Leo Vince pipe for that bike too as i just LOVE the Leo on my 636. The build quality of them italian pipes is amazing. Good upgraded sound from stock but not obnoxious. The ZX-6R just doesn't really fit my riding style here in PA. I guess i just grew out of it? i don't know. It's just not really comfortable for my style of riding. I have nothing bad to say about the bike. It really is an amazing machine but if the boot doesn't fit, it just doesn't fit. I had a blast on that bike the past 2 seasons and met lots of great people. And it's been a great reliable machine for the past 2 years. I'll be sad to see it go, but it's time to try something more upright and comfortable and let someone buy that bike and ride it the way it was meant to be ridden. As for all the other bike suggestions i sorta have my heart and mind set on the Z900. Nothing against the other makes but i really just don't care for them to be honest. I learned on a kawasaki almost 5 years ago and I've only ever owned Kawis. It's like Toyota vs Subaru or Honda. They are all reliable but i've owned Toyota all my life so that's what i stick to. Same goes for my bikes. I know my way around a Kawi very well and it's just my preference. I appreciate all the help and advice though! Again, bitter sweet to leave the 636/ ZX6R scene but i need something that suits my style a bit more. I'll post up when i get the bike and say my final goodbyes to the ZX6R community. I may pop in every once in a while to shoot the sh*t with everyone or check out some of yalls projects and track day experiences and what not. I guess it couldn't hurt to have a few words from the peanut gallery aye?
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The Kwaks are way too heavy. I tried the Z800, it felt like a pig compared to the Street Triple. Weird feeling having your head out in the air with nothing in front of you (Z800) too. I settled on the Street Triple. These people that say you need a fairing are talking out their arses. I have a little flyscreen on my Streetie and it did nothing. Having said that when it is windy I will take my Street Triple over the ZX6R because it handles the wind a hell of a lot better - the ZX6R gets pushed around if the wind is from the side as the fairing acts like a sail. On the other side of the coin I can't ride that bike over 130mph because it's painful (ZX6R shines here). Under 90mph it is perfect and I get no neck-strain. Try one, you might like it. But I am spoiled, I have both. One for the track, one for commuting.
If you like the street,, you need to try a tiger 1050..

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If you like the street,, you need to try a tiger 1050..

Still love that bike for the all day rides.
I think I'll be spoiled by the Street Triple RS I have coming. My stock model Street is pretty good and I never get tired on that. Not a big fan of heavier, bigger bikes to be honest.
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I think I'll be spoiled by the Street Triple RS I have coming. My stock model Street is pretty good and I never get tired on that. Not a big fan of heavier, bigger bikes to be honest.
Once it's moving, you would never know how much it ways.
Tiger 1050 dry weight (443 lb) didn't find a wet weight for it.
Biggest difference is it's height. Really works for my 6'4" frame.

Ninja 636 wet weight of 454 pounds
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I think I'll be spoiled by the Street Triple RS I have coming. My stock model Street is pretty good and I never get tired on that. Not a big fan of heavier, bigger bikes to be honest.
I had a street triple until last year. Great bike and tons of fun to ride. My daily driver is still a Sprint ST. I can't live without hard bags these days.
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I had a street triple until last year. Great bike and tons of fun to ride. My daily driver is still a Sprint ST. I can't live without hard bags these days.
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I change my mind. I just can't do it yalls. That bike is too nice. I can't sell it. I've decided to give it a sister instead Just gonna add to the garage. I just can't let that bike go. I just don't have it in me. Gonna buy a Z900 to go along with the 636. Fuck it. I want the best of both worlds so that's what i'm gonna get.
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Especially when that woman lets you buy go-fast parts and farkles. I'm a lucky dude
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Good call Ninja FTW -- over time you may find that you're riding one a lot more than the other, and that will make a down-sizing decision easy for you. I've always liked having two very different bikes in the garage (but for me three's a crowd).
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Once it's moving, you would never know how much it ways.
Tiger 1050 dry weight (443 lb) didn't find a wet weight for it.
Biggest difference is it's height. Really works for my 6'4" frame.

Ninja 636 wet weight of 454 pounds
Yeah nah. My Streetie is a lot lighter than the 636 anyway. Besides, I'm not a tall guy. Don't worry, I've tried a Tiger and am not a fan. Just not my style.
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I change my mind. I just can't do it yalls. That bike is too nice. I can't sell it. I've decided to give it a sister instead Just gonna add to the garage. I just can't let that bike go. I just don't have it in me. Gonna buy a Z900 to go along with the 636. Fuck it. I want the best of both worlds so that's what i'm gonna get.
Go to the track...I still think the Z900 is a compromised design. May as well have a Z1000. Or an MT10. Or like a billion other bikes.

I've spent a lot of time on a Z800 and one of my mates has one. The suspension is the weakest link.

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Go to the track...I still think the Z900 is a compromised design. May as well have a Z1000. Or an MT10. Or like a billion other bikes.

I've spent a lot of time on a Z800 and one of my mates has one. The suspension is the weakest link.
on this side of the pond the yamaha mt10 is called FZ-10. I want. So bad
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