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post #1 of 29 Old 01-17-2017, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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I want to start out with saying that I have always been a Honda guy but in recent years they have just been sucking and getting bored with em and wanted to try something new and different. I figured I'd see what all the fuss is about with Kawi. I dove head first into it. I got two bikes now. I bought the 1st one middle of the season for the street and then Just this last month the one for the track for next year. I am very excited to see what these things can do and see if there is any improvement over my Honda. I am always moding crap so always looking and selling parts.. Just wanted to introduce myself officially!

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post #2 of 29 Old 01-17-2017, 05:40 PM
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Welcome! What honda did you have before? I used to have an '06 CBR600 track bike and now have an '09 zx6r and I can tell you it's a much better sorted bike. A bit more power and handles way better IMO. The guy I bought my CBR from actually also has an '09 zx6r now too and he says the same thing. He dropped like 4 seconds a lap at our home track after about a year on the zx6r.

I see you're from Milwaukee...will you be doing track days around there or race with CCS?

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Welcome. Sweet calipers on the '11.

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post #4 of 29 Old 01-17-2017, 06:22 PM
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I want those calipers! Are they the cast monoblock calipers or the much more expensive cnc billet calipers?

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post #6 of 29 Old 01-18-2017, 09:25 AM
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Welcome. Love that matte Yamaha blue lol. But seriously, those calipers <3.

Also...Hindle Exhaust FTW!!

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Those calipers suck!
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Those calipers suck!

Wait really? The M4 cast brembos?

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Wait really? The M4 cast brembos?
It's scorpio. He's being sarcastic...just to be different than everyone else. You haven't figured that out by now? lol
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Welcome to the forum.
Love the bikes, and drooling over the Brembo's.
They look great, thinking about it hope they don't work better than the Nissians I have.

I did Grattan last year with STT, great group. Just don't go there when it's cold, the tire snakes are slick.



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I see you're from Milwaukee...will you be doing track days around there or race with CCS?
Not to hijack the thread, CCS?
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post #13 of 29 Old 01-18-2017, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Yea the calipers are the cast m4 unfortunately! I will need new pads as I like the CL C59 Race pads which I had on my 06 CBR1000rr which was really set up that I have been parting out. I got the 08+ CBR1k monobloc calipers still off that with the pads I like but the Brembo ones look cooler...haha. I am doing mainly track days right now. Once I get up to speed on the bike and hopefully improve some of my times I will try some CCS Racing. I plan on doing a bunch of track days in the midwest and Barber and Jennings towards the end of the year. I got the bike from a guy that raced one year on the west coast and gave up. The thing is pretty setup.
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I assume you've been to Road America then since you're like an hour away? Love that track! My favorite one so far. I'll be up in the Chicago/Wisconsin area probably a few times this year. The plan is to try and do a full season with CCS Midwest this year, so I won't be doing many track days, just a few local ones. Doubt that will happen due to low financials...but I'll do as much as I can.
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I assume you've been to Road America then since you're like an hour away? Love that track! My favorite one so far. I'll be up in the Chicago/Wisconsin area probably a few times this year. The plan is to try and do a full season with CCS Midwest this year, so I won't be doing many track days, just a few local ones. Doubt that will happen due to low financials...but I'll do as much as I can.
Sounds to me like your financials are pretty good if you can afford an entire race season
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