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post #1 of 7 Old 03-15-2015, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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Good morning everyone. I'm Igor and I just bought a new 2014 ZX10R after my friends, family, and random strangers told me, "did you know motorcycles are dangerous?" and "I hope your life insurance is maxed out because liter bikes are a death sentence."

Yes, I knew those things already, thanks :) haha, just kidding folks.

Anyway, some background: I have been street and track riding a ZX6R for over two years and decided to make my 6 a dedicated track bike after a particularly nasty track high side broke too many parts to ever restore to street in a cost effective manner. I had wanted a 10 pretty much as long as I've know about the existence of motorcycles and I was finally able to pull the trigger on buying one.

Here are my initial thoughts after 24 hours of ownership: Holy powerband Batman!!! Like, there is power everywhere. She just takes off like a rocket (except from red lights, which I understand now thanks to a nice write up for new owners I found here). I honestly did not expect such an enormous power difference. I knew it would be more, because 998 > 599, but the power difference is so high that you'd think I was riding a toy bike before, and the 6 isn't exactly slow.

So anyway, I am looking forward to exploring everything this bike has to offer and learning more about it on this site.

Oh yeah, almost forgot, pics or it didn't happen :)
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-15-2015, 07:17 AM
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welcome! what are your plans for the bike?
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It will be street only, at least for a couple years. Track crashes are expensive since insurance doesnt cover them. After 2 or 3 years, I will probably track it because, like many people, the track calls to me. As for mods, I honestly think this bike was made extremely well from the factory. I might get a slip on so people can hear me, but there is probably no need to go for more power on something that has more of it than I know what to do with.

I say that, knowing full well that I love to tinker, so who knows... my 6 has been modded to hell, but that's just because I wanted to squeeze out as much as I could from that little engine.
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-01-2015, 10:57 AM
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It will be street only, at least for a couple years. Track crashes are expensive since insurance doesnt cover them. After 2 or 3 years, I will probably track it because, like many people, the track calls to me. As for mods, I honestly think this bike was made extremely well from the factory. I might get a slip on so people can hear me, but there is probably no need to go for more power on something that has more of it than I know what to do with.

I say that, knowing full well that I love to tinker, so who knows... my 6 has been modded to hell, but that's just because I wanted to squeeze out as much as I could from that little engine.
Congrats! It will be street only!....I f I had a new Mod for everytime I have heard this,I would have a very custom One of a Kind bike!!!

Anyways have fun be safe...............
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It will be street only, at least for a couple years. Track crashes are expensive since insurance doesnt cover them. After 2 or 3 years, I will probably track it because, like many people, the track calls to me. As for mods, I honestly think this bike was made extremely well from the factory. I might get a slip on so people can hear me, but there is probably no need to go for more power on something that has more of it than I know what to do with.
First off, congrats!!

Second, I call BS on just about everything listed above haha. I said the same when I bought my 2011' and it literally lasted two canyon rides. It just wasn't doing it for me.

Mods, where's does that even end? You may start with a slip on, but then, you'll throw in frame sliders and swing arm spools, tank pad of some sort..... Just minor things.... Then it'll be a flash, levers, rear sets, case covers, fender eliminator, pads, HIDs, possibly new bits of gear... Some of the items are minor, but damn do they start adding up.

Good luck on trying to stick to the "I'll leave it for a couple years except for an exhaust" hahaha......


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I might get a slip on so people can hear me, but there is probably no need to go for more power on something that has more of it than I know what to do with.
I said that too. Then I started ordering parts before I signed the papers for the bike. It all started with a slip on. :p
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You'll like the bike a great deal more once you toss those Brickstones and put on some better rubber, Q3's being the usual choice. This bike is very fun and predictable and forgiving if you're paying attention. Set up right, it holds it line beautifully and brakes and turns very well. Power is no issue for the street. So you will probably be very pleased with it as the miles roll by.
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