Allright, So I went camping at Clearlake with a bunch of freinds this weekend. Decided to bring the 10 and meet my buddy who lives near the lake and go for a little ride.He just picked up a used RC51.
So we take off on Soda Bay road RC51 out front. I can ride his ass no problem. We head over the Hopland grade. I am out front this time. We are carvin pretty good...........At least for us....LOL Anyway he is all over me I cant loos him at all. No biggie we feel we are pretty equal.
We get to the other side and get a drink and BS about the road. We decide to switch bikes. He has new set of pilot power on. I am still running the stock dunlops. (My powers are sitting in the garage.) I take off again out front. I am noticing he isnt as close he must be unconfortable on the 10.
I leave him about 4 or 5 corners back. come up on a car and he cant pass with me.I end up leaving him way back. I cant even see him anymore.
What I noticed about the RC51/ZX10 Its like camparing riding a 4 stroke dirt bike to a 2 stroke.The RC 51 was really easy to ride.I felt like anyone can get on it and feel comfortable right away. Which is a great thing. But pisses me off I am working alot harder on my 10 to keep up with 6 year old technoligy.
The RC51 has the suspension set up by a guy on the track. Basically just to weight. Ride height etc..... He has a set of rear sets almost to the top and stock clip ons. I used almost NO body movement to take a corner. The ten is all body movement.
The Ten is straight off the showroom floor as far as suspension and tires goes. with Heli bars,Vortex rear sets,(but set up for comfort). The 10 kills the RC51 in the straights. But I want the 10 more ridable in the twisties.
I also noticed the on the Honda I could get on the gas way soon coming out of the corner + carry more speed going in. This has to be more than just tires. I was going to start with tires and put the old clip on back on, Raise the rear sets, and switch to a 16 on the front. Or should I sell the 10 and get a honda?????????????????????????