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'06 V2K, Baby!
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What a beast!

First gear is too low - have to do a quick shift to 2nd. On the other hand, I found myself shifting to 3rd at 60 mph. I'm shifting too late in general, used to the higher RPMs of my 900.

It loves to go in straight lines. Turning feels much heavier - gonna take a while to get used to that before I head into the mountain twisties. It's more than 200 lbs heavier than the 900.

Much stronger braking. I nearly stood it on its nose once braking too hard.

Have a bit of faint belt whine - might be normal, I'll keep an eye (ear?) on it.

Ear to ear grin, however.

Now to sell the 900.

Requisite pic. 2006 w/ 6800 miles on it.


Side by side with the 900. Noticeably larger.
 

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They are a "beast". I rode one when I was looking for a bigger bike (had a C50 Suzuki). Just too large for me so I settled on a 1500 Classic. Enjoy.
 

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Very nice. Same color as mine-----you are now in the coolest club around...LOL
 

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That's a real nice monster you have there!

I toyed with the idea, but I am getting too old to lug 837 lbs. around.

Enjoy your new ride, it's awesome!
 

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I ride, therefore I am.
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A fine choice. Looks rather familiar too.
 

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Very pretty!! Enjoy!!!
 

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Nice looking bike, now the fun starts, time to think about tires.



Have fun you're now on top of the heap.

Mrfix
 

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Euro gears and a big car tire will fix first gear and the "Notorious Kawasaki Speedo Error".

Let the blinging begin!
 
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