AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Can I please get input from people with some serious advice.
Not people telling me to get faster bikes or to check my expectations. The bike has been regularly maintained as per log book, and is very clean, no corrosion or rust on parts. I have looked after it and so have the previous owners. Fork oil has also been changed. I don't need a faster bike, this is quick enough. It has the top end power of a 750, and the mid-range pull of a modern 1000cc, and quite likely a broader torque curve as well. It weighs significantly less than a modern 1000. I like it and it's not your concern what bike I'm riding.
I am no mechanic but have been riding for a while and know when something's up. The acceleration tailed off noticeably.
This is not about going faster than 265, but there is a potential issue and I want to fix it up before it devolves into something else. Then perhaps I'd hear a story from you about how I should have fixed it earlier right?
And you know what? This is a sportsbike, I think I'm quite justified in wanting its full potential. If you don't care about it, that's your problem - perhaps get a Harley Davidson or stick to a 250, maybe both.
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2000 Honda CBR929RR
2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R
Last edited by RothmansRR; 09-23-2017 at 10:16 PM.