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    Re: z900 as my First Bike
    Reply #20 on: Apr 27, 2022, 03.38 am
    Apr 27, 2022, 03.38 am
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    I always knew you were a smart man zed
    Yes, I'm very observant as you can see.
    How's things in VT? So far I have two bikes out of hibernation and have been on a couple of short rides.

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    Re: z900 as my First Bike
    Reply #21 on: Apr 27, 2022, 03.45 am
    Apr 27, 2022, 03.45 am
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    Yes, I'm very observant as you can see.
    How's things in VT? So far I have two bikes out of hibernation and have been on a couple of short rides.

    Same here
    We have both the bikes out and Have been on a couple short rides but weather is still cool and rainy / snowy

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    Re: z900 as my First Bike
    Reply #22 on: Apr 27, 2022, 02.36 pm
    Apr 27, 2022, 02.36 pm
    *Originally Posted by ras [+]
    Same here
    We have both the bikes out and Have been on a couple short rides but weather is still cool and rainy / snowy
    Yikes, snow. None here. In fact I put my snow shovels away a month ago and sent water to my outside hose spigot. A sure sign summer is on the way.

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    Re: z900 as my First Bike
    Reply #23 on: Apr 27, 2022, 03.49 pm
    Apr 27, 2022, 03.49 pm
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    Yikes, snow. None here. In fact I put my snow shovels away a month ago and sent water to my outside hose spigot. A sure sign summer is on the way.

    Yup still get occasional morning high 20s - low 30s

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    Re: z900 as my First Bike
    Reply #24 on: Apr 27, 2022, 11.44 pm
    Apr 27, 2022, 11.44 pm
    *Originally Posted by ras [+]
    Yup still get occasional morning high 20s - low 30s
    Oof!
    Keep your eyes peeled for Rice-O-Rama.

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    Re: z900 as my First Bike
    Reply #25 on: Mar 01, 2023, 04.39 pm
    Mar 01, 2023, 04.39 pm
    I'm very glad I didn't start on my Z900 (it's my second bike) - I might have killed myself. The first ride on my Z after riding a ninja 400 for a year scared the crap out of me. Even in rain mode, the bike is so fast. You really have to have good throttle control or it will definitely get away from you.

    The first day I got the Z I was almost afraid to ride it after taking it from my apartment to my parents house to show them and it's only a 15 minute ride. They asked me how I liked it, and could see the fear on my face, I was like "it's.... really fast". I drove it in rain mode too thinking the less power thing exactly as you. It has less power, but will accelerate to its full 70 HP in like a second lol

    I carefully drove it back to my apartment then decided I didn't want to be afraid of my new bike, road it for like 8 hours straight the day I got it, and then became used to it. But I remember thinking the whole time, "I'm so glad I didn't get this as my first bike."

    Fast forward to today, and my Z900 has a leo vince full header exhuast and unrestricted ECU. Much more fast/dangerous/loud. I absolutely love it. I added a steering dampener too. Badass bike, I recommend for seasoned riders.

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    Re: z900 as my First Bike
    Reply #26 on: Mar 07, 2023, 04.50 am
    Mar 07, 2023, 04.50 am
    Told ya. Glad you listened. The Z900 is a fantastic second bike.

    Ride safe.

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    Re: z900 as my First Bike
    Reply #27 on: Mar 07, 2023, 02.27 pm
    Mar 07, 2023, 02.27 pm
    *Originally Posted by Alex9109 [+]
    I'm very glad I didn't start on my Z900 (it's my second bike) - I might have killed myself. The first ride on my Z after riding a ninja 400 for a year scared the crap out of me. Even in rain mode, the bike is so fast. You really have to have good throttle control or it will definitely get away from you.

    The first day I got the Z I was almost afraid to ride it after taking it from my apartment to my parents house to show them and it's only a 15 minute ride. They asked me how I liked it, and could see the fear on my face, I was like "it's.... really fast". I drove it in rain mode too thinking the less power thing exactly as you. It has less power, but will accelerate to its full 70 HP in like a second lol

    I carefully drove it back to my apartment then decided I didn't want to be afraid of my new bike, road it for like 8 hours straight the day I got it, and then became used to it. But I remember thinking the whole time, "I'm so glad I didn't get this as my first bike."

    Fast forward to today, and my Z900 has a leo vince full header exhuast and unrestricted ECU. Much more fast/dangerous/loud. I absolutely love it. I added a steering dampener too. Badass bike, I recommend for seasoned riders.

    Not quite, you DON'T need good throttle control as the Z900 throttle is very smooth. You DO need the maturity and experience to know when it is safe to give it a good twist. As you say, the Z900 is indeed fast but it can be ridden slowly as well.

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    Re: z900 as my First Bike
    Reply #28 on: Mar 07, 2023, 02.37 pm
    Mar 07, 2023, 02.37 pm
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    Not quite, you DON'T need good throttle control as the Z900 throttle is very smooth. You DO need the maturity and experience to know when it is safe to give it a good twist. As you say, the Z900 is indeed fast but it can be ridden slowly as well.

    A wiseman once said  :762:

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    Re: z900 as my First Bike
    Reply #29 on: Mar 07, 2023, 07.46 pm
    Mar 07, 2023, 07.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by ras [+]
    A wiseman once said  :762:
    You are wise as well for noting that. 😁👍