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Going from a gsxr 750 to a zx-10 questions
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Going from a gsxr 750 to a zx-10 questions - October 1, 2010, 04:57 PM

I'm ridding myself of my 2004 gsxr 750 and possibly going to a 2009 zx-10. I know little or nothing about the zx-10 and would like some words of encouragement/discouragement.

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October 1, 2010, 05:07 PM

First off... be prepared for a totally different experience.
This bike will actually be fast, and will not look like a thousand other sportbikes.
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Good choice!

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Go with a cbr1krr.


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Better buy a good tool kit. kawisucky. hehe.
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Better buy a good tool kit. kawisucky. hehe.
Riiiiiiight, 46K miles on mine and the only things I've done are routine oil changes, bunch of tire changes, valve clearance checks, and one final drive system replacement. Up soon are another valve check and final drive system replacement. These are routine maintenance items on any bike.

Someday people will come to grips with the fact that the zx10r was a home run for kawasaki right from the start in 2004. If they had put better front brakes on the gen1 and gen2 bikes, I'd call it a grand slam. Oh well, haters gonna hate, as they say.


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Don't mind the ball busters. I have riden Kawi, Yam, Honda thousands adn thousands of miles with nothing but loyal service. I have never riden a Suz, but can only imagine the same is true. People can say waht they want, but the big four are all pretty tried and true. Good choice on the Ninja though. I wish I had some more info for you on it, but there are a couple ZX10's on here that I'm sure will answer your questions. Vonstallin, I think only rides 10's.


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What are you doing with your 04 GIXXR?


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The bike is a GREAT bike. It is a WORLD of difference. Hitting that throttle will feel like your arms are being ripped out. Is it stock? The most thing you will notice is seating position. It will feel WAY different than your GSXR. The weight is dispersed differently though the bike also.. You point it and it will go. What I STRONGLY suggest is that you have someone set up the suspension on that bike for you. That will be the best thing you could ever do.


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What are you doing with your 04 GIXXR?
Already sold rat, sorry. I know you're always on the hunt when it comes to your bike.


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Go with a cbr1krr.
That bike is seeexxxxxy. My mind is hardly made up, I'm open at this point, just looking for what fits my timing and wallet.


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That bike is seeexxxxxy. My mind is hardly made up, I'm open at this point, just looking for what fits my timing and wallet.
The bike truly feels like a 600 except for the power


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I have an '07 and love it! Kawi has a monster motor in every model. The forks on the 10 are exceptional, though usually sprung for a heavier rider (195 lb?) than other makes. Don't know about the '08-'09, but there were a lot of complaints in the '06-'07 year about the front brakes. I have never had a problem with them after changing the lines and pads. I've done 33, 211, Summit Main and Shenny without problem.
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I had problems with my brakes and I replaced the calipers. Perfect after that. I don't think the 09 had the same problem. My front was set up really stiff and the rear was really soft...after the bike was properly set up...frikin perfect


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Hypothetically speaking, if one were to finance the purchase of one's bike and full coverage insurance was a requirement, how inclined would said finance company be to enforce full coverage?


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Ah ill write you a nice long report when im done with my computer...remind me if i dont.

Ive rode and raced all three gens of zx10R and about to pick up the 2011 Gen 4....
I can tell you a little difference between both bikes aka zuk n kaw.


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