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post #1 of 17 Old 03-22-2017, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all been riding bikes since I was 17 now 60 no comments. Last few years been riding zxr750's had quite a few.

After a major operation decided I needed a change of bike a lighter one.

This bike came up at the right price 2005 636 so brought it only rode a couple times so far but glad I brought it should of brought one long ago.

The bike has a good respray in black, full akropovic race exhaust, power commander III Remapped with custom map fueling is spot on.

New ebc contour disks pads new tyres chain and sprockets k&n air filter and numerous other tasty bits.

Happy Biking

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-22-2017, 09:45 AM
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They work for the 20 minutes track sessions, but at my age no way could I do a full day trip.
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post #4 of 17 Old 03-22-2017, 10:11 AM
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Welcome, Phil.

I have been happy with the HP available on my '09, and the suspension works well enough to suit. Nimble enough, reliable enough, and not too hard on the eyes.

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Welcome,

Sounds like a good purchase. Have any pictures?

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[QUOTE=Phill636;1401730]Hi all been riding bikes since I was 17 now 60 no comments. Last few years been riding zxr750's had quite a few.

After a major operation decided I needed a change of bike a lighter one.

This bike came up at the right price 2005 636 so brought it only rode a couple times so far but glad I brought it should of brought one long ago.

The bike has a good respray in black, full akropovic race exhaust, power commander III Remapped with custom map fueling is spot on.

New ebc contour disks pads new tyres chain and sprockets k&n air filter and numerous other tasty bits.

Happy Biking
Phil[/QUOTE



Welcome Phil, we are glad to count you amongst us. I'm in my mid-50's and ride all day - only all day, if you count several consecutive days at 8-hr/day.

I think I have a natural wonder/wander lust... I simply am driven to see 'what's around the next corner.' I've grew up in a mountain/prairie rural environment and so am endowed with a fair amount of physical endurance (though if merely looking at me, one might not come to that conclusion); and I've always had a strong will-power as well as a determined mind. My aikido training has empowered me to stay acutely focused, and I simply don't give in.

I have become emphatically aware that my endurance is not what it once was - in years past I could ride 10-12 hours a day with limited stopping... for weeks at a time. This past summer ('16) I had to deal with heat stroke for the first time in my life whilst riding in Lassen Nat'l Pk (CA). Now, I reign it in at 8-hrs.

To be totally honest, I've spent a wee pence or two altering the ergonomics of my steed to accommodate my ageing body. New saddle (& I had that further remodelled), adjustable clip-ons,adjustable rear-sets, double bubble windscreen, are to name a few. Riding is my drug of choice! It's a sickness, I know.

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post #8 of 17 Old 03-23-2017, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome to the forum, Phil.

I too ride an 06 although very modded for the better. I am sure you will have huge amounts of fun!


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post #10 of 17 Old 03-23-2017, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for the welcomes hope to get out on the bike tomorrow and over the weekend weather permitting only been out on it twice since I brought it in December. Changed my front master cylinder internals today after reading on here about they upgraded the service kit.
Eventually hope to put some 2007 Nissans on.
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Thanks all for the welcomes hope to get out on the bike tomorrow and over the weekend weather permitting only been out on it twice since I brought it in December. Changed my front master cylinder internals today after reading on here about they upgraded the service kit.
Eventually hope to put some 2007 Nissans on.
Good call on the master cylinder rebuild - do you feel much of a difference?
I've got a pair of Nissins on mine and a Brembo master cylinder - it's fantastic.

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Haven't tried it yet hopefully tomorrow if everything goes to plain off work at moment having chemo so take each day as it comes.
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Haven't tried it yet hopefully tomorrow if everything goes to plain off work at moment having chemo so take each day as it comes.

Sorry to hear that, Phil. I hope the bike can take your mind of things as I imagine chemo is taking it toll..

Get well soon!

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Well managed a ride today about 60 miles brakes a lot better know will do until I get back to work and some money in the bank then upgrade to some Nissan.
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Glad to hear you are working through the chemo, Phil. Bikes are a very strong motivator -- at least for the likes of you and I. let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

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