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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. katana man

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    Just got my K1 out of winter storage - here is a summer pic[​IMG]
     


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    IMO, one of the best looking motorcycles out there. And very practical, or so I've heard.
     


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    Cool Kookz, I'm selling my ZX6R and looking at naked italian bikes. I rode my friends Brutale 910 and it was amazing. So much fun.

    Since the 848 SF is too hard to source, the Brutale 675 isn't in the US yet. What do you think is an option? older liter Brutale?
     


  4. Kookz

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    Yeah, this weekend I'm going to do the three days with a friend with an 06 Brutale 910. I'm excited to ride it, I'm sure the thing is a blast.

    I'm not one to fear for larger displacement, especially on a 3 or 4cyl which has a softer delivery, so I'd definitely get a 910 Brutale. Beatiful, fun, plenty fast, comfortable.
     


  5. gnatty8

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    eg, I like your flying brick. It's not for me, but it is appealing in its functionality and what I am sure is rock solid performance.

    kookz, if you start posting pictures of one of your fucking picture perfect road trips, I will leave StyleForvm forever.. :lol:
     


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    Thanks, gnatty -- nothing quite like ruthless Teutonic engineering for going fast and far. I've taken it across Canada, to Georgia, the Mexican border and back.

    Who knows, maybe someday I'll feel old and decrepit enough to join the cruiser set and trade her in for a Harley ... :tounge:
     


  7. katana man

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    here is the bike with factory luggage - not the typical BMW hard cases. Includes special tank bag, and 2 side bags with an attached top case linking the side bags together. OK for trips - sleeping bag and tent are attached to all of this. Fabulous on long trips - good weather protection but some heat in very hot weather at your feet.. Came also in yellow/blue and later - all black with silver (where the yellow is). Design due to extensive wind tunnel testing - notice shape of front fender.
    [​IMG]
     


  8. eg1

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    I have that tank bag -- very nice! Side bags on mine are the hard cases in the same "blau und weiss" as the bike paint.
     


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    If you do, please, please, please, for the love of God, don't buy anything with the word "Glide" in its name unless it's a Wide Glide.
     


  10. Kookz

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    How does a highside which tossed me forward and onto the tank sound?

    It was about 30, maybe 35 degrees when I got to the track this morning, much colder than I've ever ridden quickly in. Second sesion of the day, it was probably 45-50 degrees out, still quite cool out. Cracked the throttle a little too hard in a very hard right, spun up the rear, cut the throttle (setting up the high side). The catch threw me up and onto the tank, but I managed to stay on the bike and I thought I might have a chance to save it, as I was upright and rode off into the grass (but still mostly sprawled out on the tank). About 50 feet of grass later (maybe a touch more) there's a steep bern with a very soft mud/grass section in front of it, and the bike went down as soon as I hit it, probably still doing 20mph.

    I ripped the front brake reservoir off and cracked two posts/springs of the clutch off, which was a bummer, but I had it running about 20 minutes later. Took me a while to get it cleaned up, retech, and then I went out running only 3/6 springs on the clutch. It held up, but spit oil on the exhaust I think because it was out of balance, as I completely removed the clutch and could find no additional damage. I got it back together after breaking off a 4th post to balance it, but by the last session the clutch was slipping anytime I was above about 80-90mph and trying to accelerate.

    All in all, it was a shitty but good day. I had an off into the grass at over 100 mph that I saved, so that could have been really really bad.

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    Exhausted, after working on the bike for 4 hours and trying to get out for last session (which was cut short by a slipping clutch)
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  11. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    You spun the rear by cracking the throttle too hard in a hard right when you were already doing 100mph?
     


  12. Kookz

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    No, only probably 30mph. The 100mph off was a high speed left kink, and if you hit a set of bumps it can cause you to push a lot further out on the track than one would want (and in my case, all the way off onto the grass).
     


  13. Steve Smith

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    Ah. Looks like the bike cleaned up pretty well.
     


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    Kookz...Nice meeting you yesterday!

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    I don't love the yellow, I prefer my bikes all black. But damn man, that thing is sexy.
     


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