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post #1 of 9 Old 05-29-2009, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Any Denver Canyon Riders?

Hi All,

Brand-new to this forum. Just sold my ZRX1100 and bought a 2007 ZX10R Special Edition... got it with 85 miles, so it's basically a brand-new bike. After break-in, I'm planning on getting re-acquainted with some mountain twisties. Anybody in here ride in the Denver area? Any advice for a new ZX10 owner as it pertains to staying safe, yet maximizing my fun in the curves? While I was able to ride them, the ZRX fought me a bit in the mountains and I'm hoping for a more manageable ride out of the ZX10. Any sound, sane advice from ya'll will be appreciated!

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-30-2009, 10:51 AM
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I have an o6 I take up in the canyons all the time. Feel free to stop by my shop off Hampden/Sante Fe and we can talk about hitting them hills!
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Thanks Konichd,

Will do... 169 miles now and climbing. Riding in the city every day, but wanna get to about 500+, change the oil and do some minor adjustments before heading up to the hills. I'll stop by your shop beforehand, though, for a talk/bs session, if that's ok. On another topic, was thinking about adding lowering links (I'm 5'7" with a 30" inseam). Any experience with this? I'm also thinking about getting a local upholstery shop to customize the stock saddle to "scoop" it... removing about 1"+ of the factory foam to allow for my height. Got a recommendation for a shop that does quality work without breaking the bank?
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There are a couple places near my shop that can easily handle your seat shaving for @40 bucks. As far as lowering, I don't have much experience with it but your on the right path with a lowering link. These things sit pretty low but welcome to the best canyon carving machine!
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How is the riding in Denver?
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-02-2009, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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The riding is usually great. Being up against the front range of the Rocky Mountains, there are many well-maintained canyon roads and mountain passes with perfectly cambered twisties. Now, I just have to finish breaking in my 07 ZX10 (up to 290 miles and climbing ;-) so I can get up there and ride.
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I'm in Cheyenne when in the US and lots of good riding in the Front Range. (Sitting in Kuwait and heading to Baghdad right now for another 3 month stint) Good site to linkup with other riders in the local area is http://www.cosportbikeclub.org ....there you can find plenty of people to ride with. Enjoy.

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There are a couple places near my shop that can easily handle your seat shaving for @40 bucks. As far as lowering, I don't have much experience with it but your on the right path with a lowering link. These things sit pretty low but welcome to the best canyon carving machine!
Can you pass along the names of those shops? I got a quote from a shop on my side of town (Alameda & Quebec) and he wants $125 bucks to shave the foam and re-use the factory cover... seems pretty steep! At that price, I might attempt to do it myself... worst-case scenario is that I have to send to to Tobin if I screw it up too badly ;-)
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^^I got my 636 seat shaved and done for $45! The shop is right here off Federal and Hampden. I will get you some info on who it was when I can find my reciept.
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