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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The dust you see on your bike is probably salt. I would wash the bike after every ride.
    I don't have a easy way to wash our bikes in the winter so I stop riding once they start using salt on the roads.
    They use a lot of brine around here and at times the roads look white when dry.
    I usually wait until spring rain and all the white residue has disappeared before I break out for the year. I heard once that if can't wash bike frequently after getting that salt dust all over bike it might make it worse to try and wash bike right after that one time ride and then put away for another month. Made sense to me in that I'd be adding moisture with the salt into nooks and crannies. It may be paranoia but my last stable of bikes that I bought new in 2002 timeframe stayed with me until 2016 without any corrosion problems. I have couple of 2016's now that I plan to keep for a long time. Although maybe I should consider something used and smaller to satisfy the winter cravings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    I did it, will now have a representative from each of our two primary adversaries in WWII. Need an Italian rig to round out this Axis on wheels collection.
    Good decision. Looks like a fun bike to ride, and one with an impressive history. I believe the original Kawasaki 900 bikes are regarded right up there with the Honda 750 Four for being legendary motorcycles.

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    I own the z900rs Cafe version (2019) & can tell you it's the best I4 engine I've ever ridden. Comparable to the Triumph Triple which I traded for it. Kawasaki hit a home run with this bike. It was designed, spec'd & engineered with care & attention to detail not usually found at this price point. The exhaust note is inspiring, the motor howls & it carves. It's also beautiful, in either presentation.
    The early ones had a snatchy throttle, but the '19 models were cured. Damn emissions regs!
    You can ride it 150 miles through the mountains & still stand up straight after getting off.
    I submit it's one of the best retros on the market = to the Triumph Bonnie's.
    I also own a Bonnie, & it's nothing like a Bonnie.
    You would be a proud & happy owner...

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    I agree motodan

    Iím with you moto. I too am considering getting a 2nd bike to put in the garage. Thatís on my list. I rode one last Saturday, whew! Also looking at a CB500X or Indian Scout 60. Anybody have any experience with any of these?

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    I've got an Indian Scout in addition to my airhead and R1200R. Totally different experience, which is what attracted me. Crazy easy and relaxed ride...very low, plenty of low end torque, decent feel on the controls. Terrific bike to bop around the local side roads on. That said, the brakes, handling etc. are absolutely not in the same league as a modern BMW...but then, they're not supposed to be. Stock seat is, for me, adequate - and with the limited range, you're not riding that far without stopping for gas anyway. No quality issues after 18 months though admittedly my mileage is low since I have other toys and it's not the bike I'd choose for longer rides. Did the break-in service myself, dead easy. Virtually no electronics (which for some may be an attraction). Mine is an ABS bike, though.

    And - if you wind that engine up, it has exceptional power (this is the Scout vice the 60). In fact the engine is probably the best part of the bike.

    I'd recommend it for anyone that wants a smaller, relaxed, good looking bike to cruise around local roads. Others have ridden them cross country, but not sure I would...
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    Scout

    Thanks for the input subman. Havenít ridden one yet but do intend to. Just sold my 80 airhead so think I need something else.......in addition to the GSadv

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    Z900rs

    Good to hear about the surging throttle fix on the Ď19. I rode a 19 and did not notice it. There are some left over 18ís on the net though for 7500.00 versus 9500.00 +. Thatís enticing

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    Now bonding in the garage....waiting for Spring.
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    Iím jealous! Have you rode the zed at all yet? It being an 18 just curious about the surging. Probably no worse than my old 97 1100R though and it was no big deal. Sometimes I think magazine testers just look for an issue. Hope you enjoy it.

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    I do like the Bonnie crna no dealer near me though. I heard we might get one. Who knows. Iím in the Little Rock area. Jap 4, Harley, Indian and KTM are my choices.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmrrdr View Post
    I’m jealous! Have you rode the zed at all yet? It being an 18 just curious about the surging. Probably no worse than my old 97 1100R though and it was no big deal. Sometimes I think magazine testers just look for an issue. Hope you enjoy it.
    Rode it home after unloading at local dealer's dock (purchased from dealer 300 miles away). So only 7 miles of in town riding at 30 degrees. Therefore NOT far enough (or warmed up enough) to know anything about this particular bike's fueling dynamics. If there is an issue I'll have a flash done by one of the many software shops...should solve any potential issue for a few hundred. COME ON SPRING!!
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    Retro Kawi...!

    Wife said "no more sport bikes", told her this was a classic retro...

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    I decided to purchase a Honda NC750X. Brought it home on 2/29. Sweet little bike

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