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post #61 of 81 Old 03-25-2017, 09:56 PM
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Welcome Jade! I finally got to do a 2+ hour ride today! It was actually much more comfortable seat-wise than my old ninja 300. Also HOLY BALLS HOW DO PEOPLE EVEN BUY BIGGER BIKES! I can be in 5th or 6th and roll the throttle and it just goes with it. I def plan on keeping her for the long run!
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I have a 2012 zx6r and it is hands down the best bike I've ridden in the twisties & track...but man do i miss my 650r! With a good set of tires(Michelin 3's &#128521 and some smaller foot pegs the 650 was tons of fun in the corners too. And it's not exactly slow on street. If I could have a street bike and a super sport, I'd have a 2011 650r & my zx6r. Basically what I'm saying, is for those long rides, go with the 650r, maybe even a bit older one and don't look back. The zx6r is hard to ride a 100miles without hurting, but then again..im pretty broken 😂
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Try some others. I've had a couple of 650Rs and they never impressed me. The build quality is pretty bad, weight is too high in the chassis and that parallel twin motor is monotonous. I guess in that "class" there aren't many competitors (SV650 perhaps?) but that doesn't say much. Go try a triple (Yami, Triumph, MV perhaps?) and you might find the old bike was quite lacking for touring...

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Welcome! Hopefully you go with the obviously good choice

As for the longer rides. My buddies and I ride our bikes down to the outer banks in North Carolina (4 hour ride) every year. All of us are pretty good the whole ride.


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I just did a 5ish hour ride up and around Lake wallenpaupak in PA. I was much more uncomfortable on my 300 than I was even if im leaned over on my 636. I did get a very painful side sticker though. Not sure if it was from having so much water in my backpack, or the new riding position. I had been on it for about 3 hours previously and did not experience it. I will have to see if it was just a fluke for that day or not.
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My street bike is a 1050 Tiger. Doesn't have much more HP than the Ninja, believe the torque is a tad higher.
For me I could never do 5 hours on the Ninja, being an old fart.

Really glad you found the bike for you.

Someone said it well, it's not the HP that will get you into trouble. It's the rider.
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My street bike is a 1050 Tiger. Doesn't have much more HP than the Ninja, believe the torque is a tad higher.
For me I could never do 5 hours on the Ninja, being an old fart.

Really glad you found the bike for you.

Someone said it well, it's not the HP that will get you into trouble. It's the rider.
Absolutely! I have to def. do some track days soon!
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New riders tell themselves "I won't use the power, I can control myself"

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I know right??! I like hearing newbies say that. Or when they say "I've been riding a few months now on my 250/300 and really just outgrew the bike and I NEED something bigger!".....bitch please. I know people that would run circles on a 300 around you on ANY bike you choose lol.

If I had a dollar for every person on a 600-1000 that I've passed on my little 500 or my friends' ninja 300s at the track, I could almost buy another bike right now! lol

I was that overly confident dummy years ago too so I know from personal experience unfortunately. Get a 600..."I'll be responsible, will be used mostly for commuting to school"....1 week later, BRAAAAAAAPP....140 mph on a highway in town. Several months later...."oh I'm gonna sell it cuz I really want a big bike"...got a new 160 hp bike...BRAAAAAP...2 days later, crash!! A few weeks later, go to the track for the first time ever on my newly fixed 160 hp bike....made it in the top 5 slowest guys there. Got passed by almost everyone including people on much less powerful bikes.

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You guys know that some people actually do have self-control, right? Just because you don't does not necessarily mean that nobody does...

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You guys know that some people actually do have self-control, right? Just because you don't does not necessarily mean that nobody does...
Much fewer people than you'd think. I also know that many people lie to themselves a lot. How many people do you know who bought sport bikes (600s or higher) and never went more than like 90 mph on it??

I have a good amount of self-control, definitely more so than the average 20-some year olds, but when on 2 wheels, a lot of that goes out the window

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Other than myself, I guess I don't know for sure. Certainly you have no real reason to believe me since I'm just a random dude on the internet, but I started on a zx6r 7 years ago when I was 22 and have never purposefully gone over about 80-85 (a couple times I have when trying to pass someone quickly on a 2 lane road or something) not have I ever tried to wheelie or burnout or anything like that...idk...maybe I'm wrong, but I'd like to believe that there are more people like me out there

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Other than myself, I guess I don't know for sure. Certainly you have no real reason to believe me since I'm just a random dude on the internet, but I started on a zx6r 7 years ago when I was 22 and have never purposefully gone over about 80-85 (a couple times I have when trying to pass someone quickly on a 2 lane road or something) not have I ever tried to wheelie or burnout or anything like that...idk...maybe I'm wrong, but I'd like to believe that there are more people like me out there
That's impressive. Props to you for being responsible. I'm willing to bet anything that you are definitely part of the minority when it comes to that.

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That's impressive. Props to you for being responsible. I'm willing to bet anything that you are definitely part of the minority when it comes to that.


Lol...well, I suppose that might be the case...I wish it weren't, but oh well

It probably helps that I don't really ride with other people much either so I've never really had that social pressure to do anything like that
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You guys know that some people actually do have self-control, right? Just because you don't does not necessarily mean that nobody does...
Liar..

Just because you do today, doesn't mean you will tomorrow.
A moment of weakness, because it's THERE.

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Lol...well, I suppose that might be the case...I wish it weren't, but oh well

It probably helps that I don't really ride with other people much either so I've never really had that social pressure to do anything like that
Usually riding in a group its less about social pressure. Usually its just squids trying to impress peeps that cause group accidents. (Usually! there are a few special cases of just accidents happening)
How have you not gone about 80-85? I blink and im like 90... and then im off the gas like oh...oops...
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True,, and some actually do have self control by the truck load.
Or should I say are very intune with there engine sound and easily maintain the legal speed limits.
With 6 gears and the power these bikes have it's very easy to exceed posted limits.
I encounter the problem most jumping between bikes.
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