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Vague '70s song reference aside, I haven't been here much for a while and for good reason. My Wife and I haven't been riding our ZX bikes much at all this year. I think we took them out twice iirc. That's not good enough reason to keep a bike if you ask me.

So, what has happened is that the house her and her ex lived in up in Ketchikan is now hers, per court order, and is on the market. The windfall would be enough for us to pay a bunch of (my) bills off and still have a HUGE down payment for a better house than what we live in now. Also, she doesn't care for living in the house my ex and I lived in for years.

So here is what has transpired recently; she has decided that because she doesn't ride her ZX6R, she wants to sell it and get a nice upright bike. We've been eye humping the new Super Duke for some time now and we decided to get rid of our ZX bikes and get the SD. Well, in all reality, I really can't think of a real good reason for getting rid of my 10R. All I have to do is put some Heli bars on it and ride it!

So there you have it! I'm not going to get rid of my gen. 4 and I'll be around more for you guys to make fun of me. :badteeth:
 

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I have grown aggravated with driving my Gen 5 zx10r on the street lately (I guess that is what track day will do) so i bought a 2016 GSX-S 1000ABS (naked) for $9300 OTD. Phenomal bike for the money. The ergonomics are very comfortable for long rides. The bike makes 12 less hp stock than a 2016 GSXR-1000 but about 2 nm torque more. I have been really impressed with the bike, and I am able to hang with my track buddies on super bikes on the street (not so much on the track). The bike is geared perfectly and makes power everywhere, and still has the top end rush of the inline 4. The bike also has the same Brembo calipers as the gsxr and hyabussa. Traction control works great as well, not as nice as the zx10r, but really good for the money. Only thing i am replacing is: stainless braided brake lines, versah pads, tires (I put rs10's), tank grip, etc. The bike really is a great bank for your buck. And the Metallic blue is stunning.

Super duke, s1000r, tuono, fz10 are all +$5,000 or more. This gsx-s1000 makes 140 whp stock and 75 tq. And it freaking shows.
 

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I have grown aggravated with driving my Gen 5 zx10r on the street lately (I guess that is what track day will do) so i bought a 2016 GSX-S 1000ABS (naked) for $9300 OTD. Phenomal bike for the money. The ergonomics are very comfortable for long rides. The bike makes 12 less hp stock than a 2016 GSXR-1000 but about 2 nm torque more. I have been really impressed with the bike, and I am able to hang with my track buddies on super bikes on the street (not so much on the track). The bike is geared perfectly and makes power everywhere, and still has the top end rush of the inline 4. The bike also has the same Brembo calipers as the gsxr and hyabussa. Traction control works great as well, not as nice as the zx10r, but really good for the money. Only thing i am replacing is: stainless braided brake lines, versah pads, tires (I put rs10's), tank grip, etc. The bike really is a great bank for your buck. And the Metallic blue is stunning.

Super duke, s1000r, tuono, fz10 are all +$5,000 or more. This gsx-s1000 makes 140 whp stock and 75 tq. And it freaking shows.
You really should post up some pix. :thumbsup:
 
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