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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:09 pm    Post subject: Nutty thang! Reply with quote

Had my first go on a ZX10 today, Nick Morgan at MSS let me loose on one of his...... bless him (sucker!).

What a totaly sorted bike! and utterly bloody head banging crazy!!!. The ZX9R asks politely for respect and says "treat me nicely or i'll kick ya in the butt", the ZX10R demands respect and says "treat me nicley or i'll bang seven shades of crap out of ya and leave you in a ditch somewhere", with that shuved to one side I thought it was nice and easy to ride slow, but, it really didn't want to go slow, it just kept begging to do what it was built to do, go fast..... very, very fast!.

For something that has such a short wheel base it was very stable, I expected it to be a bit choppy and want to slap the bars a little, but no, I thought it was more stable than my 9, my 9 starts to slap a little when hard out of second and third gear corners, nothing major, just enough to make you think and check your stride, but the 10 just seemed more sorted.

The induction growl is still there, if not even more louder with more bark to it.

The down side i thought were the brakes, I thought they were shite, definitely not as good as my 9. I also came back with a sore wrist, I have a bad wrist anyway but the 9 doesn't affect it to much.I didn't feel cramped though, I could've ridden it for ages I think without any aches and pains (apart from aching wrists).... I'd ignore them anyway just because it was so much fun.

Not sure if I'd own one, just to manic maybe and I don't think i'd be able to ride it slowly... Hmmm, licence....pain.....injury..... court.... bad Idea

I have to say out of all the bikes i've ridden, this has given me the biggest grin, it is one naughty, naughty motorcycle.

Cheers

Matt

(sorry, just wanted to tell someone that i'd ridden a ZX10 and the old girl in the sweet shop just wasn't interested Rolling Eyes )

(Grunty, you're a lucky bugger!, if not a little nutty owning one Wink )

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think my first ride on the 10 was similar to yours - brakes excepted which I thought were ace.

1500miles later and this thing really aint stable. I have had the worst slapper on this thing ever and struggle to get the throttle to the stop out of most corners.

The difference??? Road surface - test drive was dead smooth BUT up here is kinda bumpy. Still SMILING though Wink

Ohhh, off to Knockhill on SAT. Mmmmm

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some 7hrs after my ride and i'm still trying to think about the good and bad points of my ride, but I just end up smiling to myself thinking about it!, what ever bad points it has (which are very small) are just blown away by my big cheesey smile and thats the be all and end all of motorcycling.... the thang is a blast Shock !!!.

Treat her nicely at Knockhill Grunty and have fun (like you won't have fun!...... barstard!!!).

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like an overall good bike, wish i could afford one. i have heard that it will power wheelie in 3rd, is this true? if so, maybe its better that i don't have one (absolutly terrible at monowheeling). also, do you find that the extra RPM available makes it harder to ride on the road(beacuse the peak power is higher)? Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found it had plenty all the way through the rev range, then got ballistic at the top end... mind boggling ballistic!!!.

Power wheelie in third?, it was certainly lifting over any slight ripple or bump in third when gassing it, Grunty best answer that one.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, it will lift on third - but only of a crest / bump. Fom about 5krpm up it has all the drive you need. Below that its a bit fluffy.

ITs a difficult call, but I think that short shifting at about 9krpm will give the same acceleration as a zx9. Its difficult to use the ALL the power ALL the time above 9k cause it does go sooooo ballistic.

I reckon I am an average (or maybe just a bit better Question ) rider. At knockhill on the ZX9 I was in the top 10% of times with a best lap 61s. On the zx10 the best I could manage today was 66s and was definatley running mid field. Embarassed

Power aint everyhting Shock But as track69 says
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

66's and brought it home, that'll do nicely sir. Was it a good day?, stay dry?.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, it stayed dry. That was the 5th time to knockhill and probably the worst. You get four sessions of about 10-15mins with the pace car out for 2laps as warm up.

In the first 2 sessions somebody went down on lap 3 or 4 - so they bring everyone in to the pits. Once the mess is cleared the pace car goes out again. In total, i got about 6 clear laps - AND those were scrubbing in new tyres.

In the third session, somebody binned it half way through so we got 3 or 4 clean laps before the binning and another 3 or 4 aftwerwards.

The last session on lasted 7mins (I know this cause I was using me Kawa lap timer Wink ) cause of all the other crashes Crying or Very sad

Still as you say - I brought her home without incident Laughing

There were another 2 zx10r there and both were in the advanced group. Mixing it up with gixxer, R1, 'Prilla etc. As fast as the zx10r feels, it didn't pull any distance on any of those bikes up the straights - and that includes the 'Prilla (which I thought were slow Embarassed )

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All sounds a bit frustrating, you wanna try and improve your lap times and its all stop start in and out and its not even wet..... argh!.

Bit suprised at the 'Prilla, better gearing out'a the tight last corner maybe or/+ more confident getting on the gas earlier.


(Kawa lap timer,OOOhhh, you off shore boys get paid far to much Wink )

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:17 am    Post subject: Another post Reply with quote

I remeber seeing a similar post a while back. I will search for it and post its address later.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing TIS OVER A YEAR OLD THAT POST M8 ,
YOUR NOT THE FIRST AND DEFINATLY WON'T BE THE LAST TO DO THIS Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but since then I put in a 58.5s lap on the 10 :P
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