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post #1 of 23 Old 02-26-2015, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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Calling on all ZX14s' ???

So is it true no ZX14 (R) owners on 'Wrist Twisters' ? Come on you gotta be kidding me really?

If your out there, identify yourself and post a pic of your bike. Any mods done to the machine?

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post #2 of 23 Old 02-26-2015, 07:09 AM
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ZX14 owners typically do not survive long enough to make first payment, let along find a discussion forum on the internet...

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ZX14 owners typically do not survive long enough to make first payment, let along find a discussion forum on the internet...

Lol. I guess I'm one of the lucky few that have survived.

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Yeah, sorry, we are a very heavy naked bike site. 919's 599's, Tuono's, Sumo's and a mix of everything in between.

There are a few on here, but they probably just lurk more than post.

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Yeah, sorry, we are a very heavy naked bike site. 919's 599's, Tuono's, Sumo's and a mix of everything in between. There are a few on here, but they probably just lurk more than post.
Gotcha ! Understood, oh well I guess the 14s need to quit the lurking and become involved.

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Not trying to push you away, but you'd probably have better luck somewhere like this ZX-14 Forums

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Not trying to push you away, but you'd probably have better luck somewhere like this ZX-14 Forums

Thanks. I've been a member there for over a year. Just thought to explore different sites and meet different people.

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If are no 14s here that's not an issue. Ive ridden with just about anyone with a bike. As long as they like to ride, I'm game.

I remember on several occasions, I invited some guy with a 250cc with to ride along. Grant it I had to wait for him but he appreciated having to ride with a bunch of us.

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I remember on several occasions, I invited some guy with a 250cc with to ride along. Grant it I had to wait for him but he appreciated having to ride with a bunch of us.
Sounds like your ride didn't involve enough corners

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Sounds like your ride didn't involve enough corners

Track would've been a better choice.

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well, how about you post some pics. We like pics

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well, how about you post some pics. We like pics

Sure here ya go ! My friend and I going for a spin.

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she is a big girl. Lets see some more

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she is a big girl. Lets see some more

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cool bike. How long you've had it? What do you think of it? What's good Whats bad?

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cool bike. How long you've had it? What do you think of it? What's good Whats bad?

Thanks. Had it for 1 yr. Incredible machine - massive powerband, comfort and suspension. Mostly all good with the exception that for me - wish the clock numbers were just a tad bigger.

You also do not need any damper at all. This beast is stable as can be, unlike the gixxer 1000 which I ran to buy a damper.

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Had mine for about 6 months. Don't even know how fast it is becuase of Kawi's stipud 1000 mile break in. What I can say this is bike number 26 for me and it's better than all 25 combined.

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Will / Ditch,

Can't claim I have ridden the latest king of speed due to my long absence from motorcycles. However I have ridden many of its predecessors and enjoyed each one for a different quality through the years. While I did not consider any of them great bikes for curvy canyon roads, they all had comfort, style and leading if not dominate straight line performance in their respective years.

I guess my problem is that I am just a motorcycle enthusiast. You see if it has spark plugs, I get interested. Although I do have my favorites such as my 919, it doesn't dampen my appreciation for other makes and models. Its just that way and has been for over 45 years. This site has many knowledgable people on it and you can learn a great deal by just listening (or reading). Don't get too single demential with your thinking, there is a lot of cool bikes out there.

By the way, great looking ride!

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Mark, it's not a problem, it's a blessing to be a motorcycle enthusiast. :-)

True, there are many great looking machines out there but you'd be surprised how incredibly well these bikes handles on the canyons.

I've always been a fan of all makes and models. In fact there is one particular model that still today takes my breath away and that is the classic 1978 Kawasaki Z1R 1000. Wow now that is one supreme looking bike!

I've been riding motorcycles since 1979 when I started on a Honda CB 400 I believe it was a 1976 model. Throughout the years I owned several bikes then took a hiatus but then returned again in 2003. As many of you probably can identify, I just had to return back to riding. :-)


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This is the classic I'd mentioned. Not mine but a googled photo.
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Did not mean to imply that the big bikes are ill handling or that something is
wrong with them. Its just when compared to a 450 LB short wheelbase machine designed for road racing, they are less efficient for that activity. To me the big bikes such as the KZ1000 are also totally awesome machines. I remember them well, even the turbo model. I think they were some of the early version introductions to fairings. I raced a guy on the street one time who still had one of the turbo's. I was on my (brand new 1983) CB1100-F at the time which its self was a good running machine. We rolled them on in second gear for a long quarter mile. I immediately put 8 to 10 bikes between us. Just after the quarter mile, he passed me so hard my helmet spun around on my head twice. Like I said, I have had many good memory's of the big "K" bikes. In those days the carbureted version of a turbo had what we called turbo lag. Just rolling the throttle on especially at lower RPM, delayed the true power until the boost got up to at least 7 LBS. Then all hell brakes loose, very fast bike in the day.

Here is a picture of my old 83 F bike. I got it home from the dealer in February
of 83 and tore it into a million pieces. When it was done, the bike was a rocket for its time and still had all Honda OEM parts except the "Freddy Spencer" header. Lots of great memories there....
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Those CB were something in those days. In 2010 I bought a 1981 Honda CB 750 Super Sport from a guy in NY who had it in his garage. I did some work to it but then sold it to a collector.

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Did not mean to imply that the big bikes are ill handling or that something is wrong with them. Its just when compared to a 450 LB short wheelbase machine designed for road racing, they are less efficient for that activity. To me the big bikes such as the KZ1000 are also totally awesome machines. I remember them well, even the turbo model. I think they were some of the early version introductions to fairings. I raced a guy on the street one time who still had one of the turbo's. I was on my (brand new 1983) CB1100-F at the time which its self was a good running machine. We rolled them on in second gear for a long quarter mile. I immediately put 8 to 10 bikes between us. Just after the quarter mile, he passed me so hard my helmet spun around on my head twice. Like I said, I have had many good memory's of the big "K" bikes. In those days the carbureted version of a turbo had what we called turbo lag. Just rolling the throttle on especially at lower RPM, delayed the true power until the boost got up to at least 7 LBS. Then all hell brakes loose, very fast bike in the day. Here is a picture of my old 83 F bike. I got it home from the dealer in February of 83 and tore it into a million pieces. When it was done, the bike was a rocket for its time and still had all Honda OEM parts except the "Freddy Spencer" header. Lots of great memories there....
Wow the that 83 CB 1100 F was a true classic - an impeccable machine !

That thing is still to this date, a 'head turner'.

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