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  1. #31
    I came to ride
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by c10 View Post
    6.6 gallon tank , better fuel economy , 5th gear is a true overdrive .96. 10x easier to service
    Bryan was typing while I was.

    All that too
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    '99 ZRX1100, Akropovic, jet kit
    '13 FJR1300, Givi touring stuff

  2. #32
    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by c10 View Post
    6.6 gallon tank , better fuel economy , 5th gear is a true overdrive .96. 10x easier to service
    I know the C14 has a 1.074 6th (not sure of final drives on either) and 1.1 gallons less fuel ...... but cruising at 4,000 brings 85 on the clock which is super smooth and 4,500 has you around 95 and you could do that for 220 miles before the fuel light comes on when properly tuned. Just for comparison at 4,000 in 5th was 70 (true) just like a ZRX (indicated).

    Never rode an FJ .... come to think of it I never had too ................ I could reach the ground on the Connie even when I was fat.

    SS
    For all the members we've lost - this board can only hope to help you live on in others. YTRAP, itchy butt, Gary1129, Mavwrek, Mitch#101 and all the others you are forever remembered.
    I have been to HELL. A loft with John T on one side and SS on the other That was a cataclysmic snore fest, weakening the tectonic plates Georgia rests upon!!!!
    YTRAP 2/23/05

    Quote Originally Posted by youngzrxer View Post
    Perko has a good point though....

  3. #33
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Perko View Post
    I know the C14 has a 1.074 6th (not sure of final drives on either) and 1.1 gallons less fuel ...... but cruising at 4,000 brings 85 on the clock which is super smooth and 4,500 has you around 95 and you could do that for 220 miles before the fuel light comes on when properly tuned. Just for comparison at 4,000 in 5th was 70 (true) just like a ZRX (indicated).

    Never rode an FJ .... come to think of it I never had too ................ I could reach the ground on the Connie even when I was fat.

    SS
    4000 rpm in 5th on mine is 75 mph. That's one complaint people had, but it's been six-speed since 2016. I actually like the 5th gear like it is -- all kinds of gumption in high-gear roll ons.

    I average about 45 mpg touring giving me a 270 mile range with some reserve.

    Both bikes have advantages. Like I said, the FJR just felt better to me on on the freeway or crooked road. Maybe it just fits me better.
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    '99 ZRX1100, Akropovic, jet kit
    '13 FJR1300, Givi touring stuff

  4. #34
    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Ed View Post
    4000 rpm in 5th on mine is 75 mph. That's one complaint people had, but it's been six-speed since 2016. I actually like the 5th gear like it is -- all kinds of gumption in high-gear roll ons.

    I average about 45 mpg touring giving me a 270 mile range with some reserve.

    Both bikes have advantages. Like I said, the FJR just felt better to me on on the freeway or crooked road. Maybe it just fits me better.
    Yeap. The FJ has less power for more range (bigger tank same MPG) and in top gear runs at higher rpm and is shorter reach to ground .... fits you better.

    Seriously, I want to ride a Motus.

    SS
    For all the members we've lost - this board can only hope to help you live on in others. YTRAP, itchy butt, Gary1129, Mavwrek, Mitch#101 and all the others you are forever remembered.
    I have been to HELL. A loft with John T on one side and SS on the other That was a cataclysmic snore fest, weakening the tectonic plates Georgia rests upon!!!!
    YTRAP 2/23/05

    Quote Originally Posted by youngzrxer View Post
    Perko has a good point though....

  5. #35
    The Busa Cop
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Debating FJR on a kawasaki board is as effective as hitting your thumb with a hammer . I'm a kaw fan , but not a C14 .



    It no longer matters how fast I once was .

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    Motor is in.


    c10, I love Ewe

  6. #36
    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by c10 View Post
    Debating FJR on a kawasaki board is as effective as hitting your thumb with a hammer . I'm a kaw fan , but not a C14 .
    Prooof .....You ARE human.

    SS
    For all the members we've lost - this board can only hope to help you live on in others. YTRAP, itchy butt, Gary1129, Mavwrek, Mitch#101 and all the others you are forever remembered.
    I have been to HELL. A loft with John T on one side and SS on the other That was a cataclysmic snore fest, weakening the tectonic plates Georgia rests upon!!!!
    YTRAP 2/23/05

    Quote Originally Posted by youngzrxer View Post
    Perko has a good point though....

  7. #37
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Perko View Post

    Seriously, I want to ride a Motus.

    SS
    ^This is a fabulous statement....

    Cory
    '99 ZRX (Green) #8998
    '76 KZ900
    '08 Concours 1400

  8. #38
    I came to ride
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by c10 View Post
    Debating FJR on a kawasaki board is as effective as hitting your thumb with a hammer . I'm a kaw fan , but not a C14 .
    We're not debating. We're discussing.

    I'm not sure I'm wealthy enough to even be in the same room with a Motus -- much less ride one.
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    '99 ZRX1100, Akropovic, jet kit
    '13 FJR1300, Givi touring stuff

  9. #39
    The Busa Cop
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Ed I kicked around the idea of a Motus , and spoke to their CEO ( they do answer the phone like stated ) Many great things there . The one owner I met , and spoke with in great detail said his only regret was not buying the R model . What put a end to my thought on it was I already own a Chain drive tour bike with 182 hp .
    What I would gain from a Motus was a Center stand , a healthy bike payment ( current bikes all paid for ) American mad , and Stand out from other riders for being that guy with the rare expensive bike .

    They were at Barber vintage fest with them all around their tent two weeks ago . Headquarters is in Bamaland I think after owning a FJR , and a Touring built Hayabusa there would be a serious buyers remorse for myself . We have a dealership in Houston that just e mailed out demo ride info . May have to go ride one just to scratch it of the itch list .



    It no longer matters how fast I once was .

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    Motor is in.


    c10, I love Ewe

  10. #40
    I came to ride
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by c10 View Post
    Ed I kicked around the idea of a Motus , and spoke to their CEO ( they do answer the phone like stated ) Many great things there . The one owner I met , and spoke with in great detail said his only regret was not buying the R model . What put a end to my thought on it was I already own a Chain drive tour bike with 182 hp .
    What I would gain from a Motus was a Center stand , a healthy bike payment ( current bikes all paid for ) American mad , and Stand out from other riders for being that guy with the rare expensive bike .

    They were at Barber vintage fest with them all around their tent two weeks ago . Headquarters is in Bamaland I think after owning a FJR , and a Touring built Hayabusa there would be a serious buyers remorse for myself . We have a dealership in Houston that just e mailed out demo ride info . May have to go ride one just to scratch it of the itch list .
    There's a dealer in Memphis. Maybe I need to go ride one just to say I did.
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    '99 ZRX1100, Akropovic, jet kit
    '13 FJR1300, Givi touring stuff

  11. #41
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Mmmh I might have to buy my first ever touring bike ... and convince my lady to come in the back and ride with me to Italy or something

  12. #42
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Ed View Post
    That's true

    I know I could have added cruise to a Connie for, at the time, about $1000. But the FJR had it. After riding both, I really preferred the FJR anyway.
    As a side note, I created a PnP set of connections for adapting a Rosta/Audiovox non-vacuum universal cruise control to the C14. I also made brackets for the cable end and the "box" end that I can share for anyone who wants cruise control on their C14.... it is much less expensive to do.

    It is soooo worth it....

    Cory
    '99 ZRX (Green) #8998
    '76 KZ900
    '08 Concours 1400

  13. #43
    Hogan
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring



    thanks guys - now that I know what a Motus is - I want the R

    no new car - drive the old truck - sell both bikes and maybe ....

  14. #44
    Hooligan
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    Stillwater, Mn.

    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    I know we all love big bores as do I, it will be interesting to see if this type of technology trickles down to smaller bikes. Like less than 400 lbs and 120-130 HP. And who ever designs Kawasaki mufflers should think about a career change. Sorry but it is hideous. Rest I could live with. Last year they had 1000 Versys with a rebate for $9250. Brand new, looks good, rave reviews. $9250! Aftermarket cruise available for $900. Good thing my garage is full. No more imports until 1 or more are exported.

  15. #45
    Mainely here
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring


  16. #46
    5,000 miles to knowhere
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by c10 View Post
    1100's handle better .
    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    The 1100's handle better.
    Quote Originally Posted by zrx24 View Post
    In stock trim the 1100s do indeed handle better than the 1200s.

  17. #47
    Hogan
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    imho - 1100's do seem more agile at speed but the 12's have the grunt 11's lack low rpm

    all things being equal

  18. #48
    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogan View Post
    imho - 1100's do seem more agile at speed but the 12's have the grunt 11's lack low rpm

    all things being equal
    I'm just gonna sit and wait for Mr. 80 ft lbs from 200 through 15,000 rpm now.

    SS
    For all the members we've lost - this board can only hope to help you live on in others. YTRAP, itchy butt, Gary1129, Mavwrek, Mitch#101 and all the others you are forever remembered.
    I have been to HELL. A loft with John T on one side and SS on the other That was a cataclysmic snore fest, weakening the tectonic plates Georgia rests upon!!!!
    YTRAP 2/23/05

    Quote Originally Posted by youngzrxer View Post
    Perko has a good point though....

  19. #49
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    My other rides:
    1968 Harley Davidson XLH
    1986 Honda V65 Magna 1100
    1985 Honda V45 Magna 700
    2001 Harley Electra Glide 124" S&S
    2005 Honda CR450F

  20. #50
    Hogan
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Perko View Post
    I'm just gonna sit and wait for Mr. 80 ft lbs from 200 through 15,000 rpm now.

    SS
    stock from dealer as is off production line or stage 1 v. stage 1

  21. #51
    5,000 miles to knowhere
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Perko View Post
    I'm just gonna sit and wait for Mr. 80 ft lbs from 200 through 15,000 rpm now.

    SS
    Sold my ZRX. Bought a Harley. I laugh at your measly 80 ft pounds.
    Quote Originally Posted by c10 View Post
    1100's handle better .
    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    The 1100's handle better.
    Quote Originally Posted by zrx24 View Post
    In stock trim the 1100s do indeed handle better than the 1200s.

  22. #52
    Hogan
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbspeedfreak View Post
    Sold my ZRX. Bought a Harley. I laugh at your measly 80 ft pounds.
    I like my 75 lbs of torque on the 500 lb xl1200c

    BT's can be nice after 06'' w/ tensioner fixed

    if that is what ya want - nice - I like sporty 12's & Road Glides

    (Maybe a v-rod muscle too )

  23. #53
    Hogan
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    off topic

    is MOTUS like POTUS - motorcycle of the United States ?

  24. #54
    I came to ride
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbspeedfreak View Post
    Sold my ZRX. Bought a Harley. I laugh at your measly 80 ft pounds.
    I've got some stumps I need pulled. Can you drop by sometime next week?
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  25. #55
    Been down that road more than twice...
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbspeedfreak View Post
    Sold my ZRX. Bought a Harley. I laugh at your measly 80 ft pounds.
    And I laugh at your 5,000 RPM limit.

  26. #56
    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogan View Post
    off topic

    is MOTUS like POTUS - motorcycle of the United States ?
    Of course

    SS
    For all the members we've lost - this board can only hope to help you live on in others. YTRAP, itchy butt, Gary1129, Mavwrek, Mitch#101 and all the others you are forever remembered.
    I have been to HELL. A loft with John T on one side and SS on the other That was a cataclysmic snore fest, weakening the tectonic plates Georgia rests upon!!!!
    YTRAP 2/23/05

    Quote Originally Posted by youngzrxer View Post
    Perko has a good point though....

  27. #57
    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by btl68 View Post
    And I laugh at your 5,000 RPM limit.
    Fake newser.

    SS
    For all the members we've lost - this board can only hope to help you live on in others. YTRAP, itchy butt, Gary1129, Mavwrek, Mitch#101 and all the others you are forever remembered.
    I have been to HELL. A loft with John T on one side and SS on the other That was a cataclysmic snore fest, weakening the tectonic plates Georgia rests upon!!!!
    YTRAP 2/23/05

    Quote Originally Posted by youngzrxer View Post
    Perko has a good point though....

  28. #58
    Turbo Wizard
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    I rode my C14 to work today, it still goes 153 on GPS, I rolled off at that point....



    Turbo
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    239HP & 166 Torque, 1052cc's for now....

    238.580 MPH at Bonneville.... (not on the ZRX... )

    If my inbox is full (it always is!), email me at: rz350ypvs@yahoo.com

  29. #59
    Hooligan
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by RZ350 View Post
    I rode my C14 to work today, it still goes 153 on GPS, I rolled off at that point....
    Nothing better than triple digits in the morning...

  30. #60
    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
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    Re: Goodbye Connie. Hello 200HP Sport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by RZ350 View Post
    I rode my C14 to work today, it still goes 153 on GPS, I rolled off at that point....
    You didn't even have to tuck in I bet.

    SS
    For all the members we've lost - this board can only hope to help you live on in others. YTRAP, itchy butt, Gary1129, Mavwrek, Mitch#101 and all the others you are forever remembered.
    I have been to HELL. A loft with John T on one side and SS on the other That was a cataclysmic snore fest, weakening the tectonic plates Georgia rests upon!!!!
    YTRAP 2/23/05

    Quote Originally Posted by youngzrxer View Post
    Perko has a good point though....


 

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