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Old 01 June 2000, 11:41 PM
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Loads of people on here are bikers.
I'm looking for something to suit myself and the missus. She has owned a GPZ900 but found it a bit heavy at low speed. Personally at 6'2" I need something reasonably big - not into trailies! I quite fancy maybe a CBR900 or ZX9R, maybe a ZX6R would do the job? Previously owned a GPX750R for 5 yrs 77,000 miles - excellent machine!

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Old 02 June 2000, 02:23 PM
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At 6'2 you will be very uncomfortable on a Fireblade (probably), likewise the ZX6R.

Go and actually sit on a few, I'm 6'1 and have a Blackbird. Fit's like a glove. Also Consider Thunder Ace.

You could also look at The new ZX12R/ It all depends on what your preference is?

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Old 02 June 2000, 07:34 PM
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my dad is 6'has a '93 Ducati 750ss fits him a-ok has carbon cans on the back sounds awesome know when he is coming down the road! I sit pillian, and its not too high. (916 has tooo much of a drop on handlebars!!!!)
his mate who is 6'2" has a ThunderAce, that fits him fine as well. looks good, BUT not as good as a Duke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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There's got to be a compromise somewhere.

I'm VERY biased to GSXR750s SRAD seat is wide & comfortable so good for the other half, it'll out-scratch an R1 & pull nearly 170. Top reliability. Will fit 6'+ no worries (not that I'm that big!).

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Old 02 June 2000, 09:35 PM
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I've ridden a GSX750R (Whilst the owner was busy pulling wheelies on my fully laden GPX :eek and wasn't really to keen on the all or nothing power delivery. The Kwackers have a nice predictable increase in Torque and Power up the rev range!
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Old 03 June 2000, 09:26 AM
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If you want it easy, look at either a ZZR1100, Yamaha Thunder Ace Or a Blackbird.

Will out accelerate any Sports Bike, in the real world, they aren't hard work.

On my BlackBird, Power (Torque) is always available, in any gear. My bike has 150 BHP at the rear wheel, <I>(and is Approx 6Kg lighter than a Hyabusa)</I>, it just makes such easy work of it, makes for a far more progressive ride and is easier on your passenger.

Easier to get some big numbers up without getting a dig in the ribs off your passenger as well.

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Old 03 June 2000, 10:46 AM
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I like bikes - got mine up to 62 mph - downhill - with legs power only.
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Old 03 June 2000, 12:04 PM
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Have to ask - What Model?

I'm currently running a WV (non injection) SRAD & 117.5 BHP (steady line) with a pretty flat torque line. Does the job well. Would post the printout if I had a scanner at home.

However methinks that you're a kwacker man (just like some poor deluded people like cossies )
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Old 03 June 2000, 01:20 PM
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It sounds like mr tuckwood is into toury style bikes, i prefer race reps myself.

zx6r was a great fun bike and ideal for me at 5ft 9.

996 was hard work for me though as i couldnt put both feet on the floor and keep hands on the bars at the same time !

If you want a real giggle to blast around on (and dont mind looking silly) get a two stroke !

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Old 03 June 2000, 07:28 PM
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Not too keen on 'tourers' but glad to trade off a little sharpness in the bends, for the reduced effort and sheer grunt of a Sports Tourer.



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Old 05 June 2000, 07:24 AM
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ZX6R too small? Nah, suits you sir, I'm 6'2 and 13 to 14 stone(depending on weekends activities) and my ZX6R is plenty large enough. However I did got to it from an R6, so it might just be relative. Only problem with it is screen is too low to really tuck in behind - but thats the same with all race reps nowadays, and helps keep your liscence safe too . Pillion is reasonably comfortable too I'm told.
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Old 05 June 2000, 10:10 AM
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Fireblade small ???? I use one as my summer back and forth to work bike, sometimes I work 150+ miles away. Once you have rearsets fitted it is very comfortable compared with other sports bikes I own almost a tourer but you have to have the rearsets the std pegs are too far forward, Oh I'm 6'1" by the way.
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Old 05 June 2000, 10:34 PM
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Don't know if you're interested but I have just decided to sell my Fireblade CBR900RRV 1997 in red blue and white. I've owned it from new and due to lack of time has only covered 3900 miles, yes less than four thousand miles.
It has been Dynojetted but otherwise bog standard and is a fantastic bike. 4295 or very nearest offer will walk away with my pride and joy!Email me if any good to anyone.
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Old 06 June 2000, 02:18 PM
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1998 ZX6R Green/Purple, fsh, 11000 miles, end can, thatcham 1 alarm,3950 baby forces sale !

If anyone is interested, advertised in MCN this week.

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Old 06 June 2000, 11:18 PM
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Yes..., tempting Peely. I really will have to talk to the missus again

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