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« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2008, 02:36:08 pm »

Yeah, that'll do for sure.  Great looking.   Thumbsup
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« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2008, 03:09:25 pm »

BTW what's the deal with your license plate? Cops don't give you crap for that?
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« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2008, 04:43:16 pm »

I like it in black.  It tones down the ribbed side panel. Thumbsup
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« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2008, 04:57:04 pm »


BTW what's the deal with your license plate? Cops don't give you crap for that?


Long story.  I got the cops called on me for splitting one day when I was still commuting on the Kennedy in Chicago, and report that I was doing tricks and riding aggressively.  Traffic was stuck at 0 and I was splitting at about 10 mph or so.  Trooper who got the call actually watched me for a bit then lit me up.  I pulled over, and he told me he'd gotten a call that someone was doing the fool on the e-way and had my plate.  After that, I bent the plate up whenever I needed to split traffic, and if I ever get pulled over, the worst I can get a ticket for is improper display of plate, which isn't a points ticket.  I can always deny it was me, and unless they SEE me, they can't write me for it.  I'm MUCH more aware of cops when splitting now, that was when I first started.
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« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2008, 05:00:46 pm »

you lane split with those cases? Crazy
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« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2008, 05:49:01 pm »


you lane split with those cases? Crazy


LOL no...I just forgot to put the plate back down.  I haven't split with the cases yet...
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« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2008, 04:01:47 pm »




Long story.  I got the cops called on me for splitting one day when I was still commuting on the Kennedy in Chicago, and report that I was doing tricks and riding aggressively.  Traffic was stuck at 0 and I was splitting at about 10 mph or so.  Trooper who got the call actually watched me for a bit then lit me up.  I pulled over, and he told me he'd gotten a call that someone was doing the fool on the e-way and had my plate.  After that, I bent the plate up whenever I needed to split traffic, and if I ever get pulled over, the worst I can get a ticket for is improper display of plate, which isn't a points ticket.  I can always deny it was me, and unless they SEE me, they can't write me for it.  I'm MUCH more aware of cops when splitting now, that was when I first started.


I'm pretty sure splitting in IL isn't legal.  So now you can get a ticket for splitting AND improper display of your tags.   Twofinger
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« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2008, 04:21:08 pm »




I'm pretty sure splitting in IL isn't legal.  

Hence the folded-up plate.  Wink
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« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2008, 08:58:22 am »




I'm pretty sure splitting in IL isn't legal.  So now you can get a ticket for splitting AND improper display of your tags.   Twofinger


Yeah...and I'm pretty sure speeding is illegal everywhere.  But does has that ever slowed many down? Wink
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« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2008, 11:18:25 am »




Yeah...and I'm pretty sure speeding is illegal everywhere.  But does has that ever slowed many down? Wink


LOL not on these machines...
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« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2009, 01:49:31 pm »

What is the general impression of the Heli Risers on the ZX-14?
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« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2009, 02:48:23 pm »

Very sweet touring bikes everyone! Take that FJR, C14, and ST13! In yo face!

Seriously though, very nice rides.
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« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2009, 01:54:59 pm »


What is the general impression of the Heli Risers on the ZX-14?


Buddy has Helis on his ZX-14 and they do move you up and back a bit.  Not a far back as the C14 bars, but not as sporty as the stock position.  I think he even has enough room to go lock to lock without touching the stock windshield.  Helps with arm and back comfort if you need that.
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« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2009, 09:49:22 pm »

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« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2009, 05:28:38 am »

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« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2009, 09:06:43 am »


Here's a couple pictures with the Corbins.


Keendog, got any close-ups of you bar setup?  Looks like a nice alternative to bar risers.  Any particular reason you didn't go with risers?
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« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2009, 02:37:15 pm »

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« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2009, 06:12:27 pm »




Keendog, got any close-ups of you bar setup?  Looks like a nice alternative to bar risers.  Any particular reason you didn't go with risers?

I had the Heli risers on for a while and they worked great for shorter trips but as I started to do longer trips my neck would bother me so I went with the LSL kit which worked out great; then I mounted a set of Renthal bars and picked up another inch or so. I also had a problem on my trip to NC with the hot exhaust blistering the paint on the bottom of the Corbins with the TBR's so I had Kerry at Area P custom fab a set of mufflers which I welded to the stock mid pipes. Yes, they are long mufflers but they sound nice without being overbearing on long days and line up perfectly with the rear of the bags.
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« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2009, 11:24:45 pm »

Thanks for the follow-up.  The bar setup looks comfortable.  I finally got to ride my buddy's Concours 14 last weekend, and it was kinda' nice being able to sit upright and I can certainly see the advantage on longer trips.  After 20 minutes on the Sprint he complained about his shoulders and wrists hurting and marveled that I rode it to California & back last fall. Wink

The new cans look nice, work well with the blacked-out theme you have going, and they also resolve the cognitive dissonance created by the oval tip-in-a-round-hole thing.   Wink



I had the Heli risers on for a while and they worked great for shorter trips but as I started to do longer trips my neck would bother me so I went with the LSL kit which worked out great; then I mounted a set of Renthal bars and picked up another inch or so. I also had a problem on my trip to NC with the hot exhaust blistering the paint on the bottom of the Corbins with the TBR's so I had Kerry at Area P custom fab a set of mufflers which I welded to the stock mid pipes. Yes, they are long mufflers but they sound nice without being overbearing on long days and line up perfectly with the rear of the bags.

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« Reply #59 on: February 08, 2009, 10:58:31 am »

Beautiful Bikes! I always get tempted looking at zx14s on the showroom floor, just not sure if it would be a practical ride for me (I need the bags, bars etc) You all have just added another choice to my list of "next bike", now if Kawasaki could offer it with a shaft, ala K1200s we'd be talking...
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