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  1. The Kawasaki dealership in Columbia had a customer back out on a brand new 2018 ZX10R SE version - 



    The Ninja® ZX™-10R SE is the ultimate race-replica sportbike. Inspired by the Kawasaki

    Racing Team (KRT) World Superbike Championship-winning race machine, the Ninja ZX-10R SE adds exclusive Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS). A state-of-the-art system, KECS combines ride data with road conditions to adapt to riding conditions with every millisecond that passes. With a push of a button, you can experience comfort on backroads or firmness on track days. The suspension's superb damping character offers a level of ride comfort that almost makes you forget you are riding a machine with race-ready suspension, while outstanding damping responsiveness delivers a planted feel that translates to rider confidence and further advances the ease of riding.


    2018 Ninja ZX10R SE


    You know what it is, what the retail price is ($21,899.00), $18K out the door is a screaming deal IMO.


    The $18K includes the $1500 savings from Kawasaki, there is no more wiggle room, or so I was told. 


    YC Powersports at 573-875-4445 and probably talk to Chris Wright, he is the General Manager


    They still have one or two of the Duke 690's, brand new old stock, for $5K out the door as well. 

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  2. Several years ago I met Rich Chase, and when I had the chance, I went to see this collection of motorcycles he said he had. 

    I've known plenty of motorcycle collectors over the years, and I'm sure most of us have more than a few. 

    My 1st trip up was enlightening, as it took everything to a new level. 

    Here is a video of the earlier collection - 

     Recently Rich sent out a video of the "museum" and the collection as it is now - 

    And it's all down a gravel road in Iowa.....

    Not bad, eh?

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  3. I've order up a set of Avon Spirit ST's for my FJ1200 - A set of few tires available in the correct size/speed rating.



    Spirit - might be time to name my bike - Dr. Sardonicus



    And yes, I know this was a "dead thread"


    "It's back"

  4. 7 hours ago, SprintST said:

    It's my understanding that copsycles very rarely ever have to go at high speeds.  Best use for them in speed trapping is to set them up as the gunner, and then have car/SUV units down the road to net the speeders, like IL does.  The moto-unit's main function is to "show the flag".  Escort duty, special events, that kind of stuff.  Parade duty.


    I forgot to mention that there has been, and might still be, a Honda ST1300 copsycle to.  If it's an early enough model they can develop a serious buck-and-weave above 100 mph.  I've seen it.


    You will never see a officer on a Harley in any type of high speed pursuit, that's a fact!


    Hahahahahahahaha, made myself laugh!

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  5. I should of said "new to the USA", it's been out in other global markets for a long time.....


    19 hours ago, SprintST said:

    I believe they already had a cop model FJR in other markets.  The UK and Europe, specifically.  It'll be interesting how it works for police here.  The BMW and Harley offerings are, actually, pretty hard to beat.  With the right dealer to support and service them.


    Harley's are horrible police bikes. 

    Great parade bikes. 

    The high speed handling characteristics of the Harley police bikes is known to be slightly better than a cracked brick.......

    Harley does offer huge discounts and other perks to police departments, that's the main reason so many of them are out there. 

    It's OK, it really is.....

  6. On 10/23/2017 at 5:14 PM, ZRX4ME said:

    ....... Throwing parts and procedures at a problem accomplishes nothing.......


    Hey hey hey - that's what keeps those parts sellers in business!




    Just this past week we repaired a customer's machine, and he ended up paying "the stupid tax".


    Personally, I think he got off cheap, $400.00. 


    He brought in his machine with a no-start no run condition.


    The technician hooked the machine up to the computer and followed the manufacturer's diagnostic process to the letter. 


    Ultimately we found the customer had poorly wired in a set of LED lights and the resulting incompetence resulted in water entering his fuse box, destroying multiple jcase fuses and possibly long term damage to the fuse box itself. 


    When I called the customer, he told me that he was an expert HVAC technician and that we should've checked the fuse box 1st thing - 


    To which I replied "Yes, you probably should have".


    I see too many good motorcycles destroyed with good intent. 


    Always have, always will.......



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