I can't remember what my handle was there...lol! Could be TroyTali, or twinston, troyw maybe...I asked that my account be deleted, too, because it seemed some folks were getting ugly because I had to trade my Raider, but was still keeping up with discussions on growing numbers of problems with some Raiders. I had oil leaks develop at the valve cover gasket, and two by the push rods. Dealer would fix one, another sprout, brought to another dealer fixed, but not. On the way to the trade, it was leaking again. I spent a lot of time without the bike, so it was gone before too long. I ended up doing an even swap, and had to ride from Ellijay GA to Huntsville AL to get the deal done at one particular dealer. These folks were great, Seth at Cycle Nation in Huntsville took care of a lot of it. I'm not young either, but the Z fits my almost perfectly. Not like any "sport bike", naked or faired, that I've had over the many years or riding. It's actually physically smaller than my wife's R6. I don't ride crazy or anything. I just wanted a powerful, comfortable, RELIABLE bike...so far so good on the Kawasaki. I have actually never ridden a bike that charge so hard down even to 2k rpm...almost to idle. The bike is a monster...especially so after Ivan's ECU re-flash and map.
2012 Kawasaki Z1000, orange and black. Delkevic CF mini slip-ons, Two Brothers Juice Box Pro with Ivan's map, Ivan's ECU re-flash, RhinoMoto bar ends with CRG Blindsight mirrors, K&N air filter, Ivan's air box mod.