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post #21 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Don't think you'd find this top heavy Julie, maybe you and Tracy need to work out a deal on a pair of them. I didn't think I'd like parallel twins, but they're a really sweet motor. I loved the motor in Jodie's Ninja 650 and this 800 would be that much better.

They make a low version as well that we saw at the motorcycle show.
Thanks, Brent. I'll have to go take a look at that one. Not sure if I've seen it before.
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I've cut the pic from the Kawasaki site to show the rider/passenger (specifically the driver) and how high up his knees are in the pic. I can't tell by the pic how tall that guy is but if he's as tall as some of us are it appears that the driver could be a little cramped on this bike, yes?

It looks to me like they've shortened the bike, making it closer in size to the Harleys.
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Don't think you'd find this top heavy Julie, maybe you and Tracy need to work out a deal on a pair of them. I didn't think I'd like parallel twins, but they're a really sweet motor. I loved the motor in Jodie's Ninja 650 and this 800 would be that much better.



They make a low version as well that we saw at the motorcycle show.
Ha! I won't be showing her this picture. Though, she'll be getting friendly with the F800 in January when we head back down to the bike show.

Brent, hint-hint:
http://www.sportshows.ca/VanCycle/
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Ha! I won't be showing her this picture. Though, she'll be getting friendly with the F800 in January when we head back down to the bike show.

Brent, hint-hint:
http://www.sportshows.ca/VanCycle/
We'll be there. ;-)
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Ha! I won't be showing her this picture. Though, she'll be getting friendly with the F800 in January when we head back down to the bike show.

Brent, hint-hint:
http://www.sportshows.ca/VanCycle/

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We'll be there. ;-)

hopefully so will I.

maybe a formal gathering can/should be arranged

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Sounds like a plan. Brent, we normally meet there on the Saturday. Tracy and I usually drive down early Saturday, then stay at a motel in Hope overnight and head home Sunday.

We could "van-pool" if you guys want to? Meet in Keremeos, and take you with us in the van?
Just a thought.
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Don't think you'd find this top heavy Julie, maybe you and Tracy need to work out a deal on a pair of them. I didn't think I'd like parallel twins, but they're a really sweet motor. I loved the motor in Jodie's Ninja 650 and this 800 would be that much better.



They make a low version as well that we saw at the motorcycle show.
that's a sharp looking bike, i like it



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I've cut the pic from the Kawasaki site to show the rider/passenger (specifically the driver) and how high up his knees are in the pic. I can't tell by the pic how tall that guy is but if he's as tall as some of us are it appears that the driver could be a little cramped on this bike, yes?

that and the fact that it looks like he's leaning forward.



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it is shorter, when I sat on them I didnt like it, I felt very cramped, to me it reminded me of the 1500 bike size, where my 1600 was longer in the tank. I do like the design of the bike, but I would of rather seen it with the C14 engine power plant, but like they told us in the meeting, they designed this bike to compete with the Harley-Davidson tourers, and the V-Twin is still the best selling bike design out there, so why buck the tradition, if it works and the consumer wants it thats what they will build.
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I'd love to give em a shot. Deron, did they dump the meanie platform?

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