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post #1 of 35 Old 06-06-2006, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all. I currently have a 2001 ZX6R and I'm looking to move to a 2006 ZX10R. I'm about 300lbs. and could really use the extra cc when it comes to group rides. I was wondering for those of you that had 6's before geting a 1000cc what was the change like for you. Was it a big adjustment???
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well this is the first bike I owned, i have ridin before i bought this, and it really isnt a step up..... is just a huge ass step
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Its a lot bigger step down than it is up. But be a little careful until you get use to it, and you'll never go back.

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Hello all. I currently have a 2001 ZX6R and I'm looking to move to a 2006 ZX10R. I'm about 300lbs. and could really use the extra cc when it comes to group rides. I was wondering for those of you that had 6's before geting a 1000cc what was the change like for you. Was it a big adjustment???


However, we will need a bit more info....ie. how long have you been riding?
How old are you? How long did you own the 6R?
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and any liter bike is going to take some adjustment just take it slow and get used to it

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However, we will need a bit more info....ie. how long have you been riding?
How old are you? How long did you own the 6R?
I've been riding about a year and a half and I've put about 4,000 miles on my bike since I got it. I'm 22 and have graduated from college. I know many may say it is too soon, if so why? I'm open to listen, also keep in mind the weight difference with me on a 1000 versus someone that weights 120 pounds. I really want to hear different views on this and things to be cautious of.

Iíve read a lot of info on body position and how to lean the bike and I know how to actively use counter steering. Iíve road the twists a few times and Iím planning to do a track day in July. Oh I also took the MSF course and passed.
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Iíve read a lot of info on body position and how to lean the bike and I know how to actively use counter steering. Iíve road the twists a few times and Iím planning to do a track day in July. Oh I also took the MSF course and passed.
You may want to wait a bit on the 10. I am not here to bash on you, however you don't know exacly what 55 more HP is about. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Do your track day in July. Please and then get the 10. It will still be here.

Just trying to make you are here in July. Sorry if I am a bit harsh.
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I haven't just read it I've used but I won't really get to use it well until I go to the track. And your post wasn't harsh.

The extra 55 horsepower gives you more bottom end power and torque(also more top speed but not really in need of that) something I'm greatly lacking right now. Also allows faster acceleration of curves however requires more patience and experience going through curves not to gas it too much and lose traction.

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I got my 06 10R after riding my 01 R6 for five years. I love this bike AND my 600. I took it pretty easy during break in and never really opened it up till after 1000 miles. The 10 handles every bit as well and much better than my 600. It responds better and feels more stable. The only problem I encountered was going from Metz racetechs on my 600 to factory tires on the 10. The stock tires gotta go. They don't slide very predictably. The transition to the bigger bike though was very smooth. I still love riding my 600, but the 10 is just a more refined ride. You'll love it.

I read Keith Code's TWIST OF THE WRIST, Nick Ienatsch's SPORT RIDING TECHNIQUES, and Lee Park's TOTAL CONTROL over winter a few years ago, my riding improved so much I couldn't believe it. I put my knee down for the first time, on my first ride that spring, in the rain, and just about dark, without even meaning to. My riding abilities just came almost effortlessly. I highly recomend reading these books.
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and any liter bike is going to take some adjustment just take it slow and get used to it





I rode 600 sportbikes for years before I bought my first liter bike and It still took alot of adjustment to get use to it.......


I'd say keep your 6 for maybe a another year and put some miles on her(alot), get use to just being on a bike all the time......

Then go get your 1000cc monster........... jmo.....




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