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56 minutes ago, Dafey said:

I know you like a crotch rocket racing style bike. We used to put Zbars on our Kawasaki 900s and drag race against funny cars, (back in the day). My back won't handle riding in that position anymore

Drag racing in that position or a 10 minute spin up a curvy paved mountain road is one thing, cruising around for a few hours for an enjoyable afternoon ride all hunched over is another. My back hurts just from looking at some of them.

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2 hours ago, Dafey said:

Problem is, I only know a couple of highways in Luzon where you can ride like that. Where we are in the province those bikes would bottom out a dozen times on a 15 minute ride. Even the National Highway here can be rugged. Also, the Philippines is either wet or dusty when the roads dry. That dust can be like ice in a tight corner.

Funny, I rode Ormoc to Tacloban to Legazpi in one day. Incl extra 100km 'cause missed the turn in Baybay :)

Off-road bikes like CRF are PITA on high-way. CRF too soft front, seat a killer, machine I dont want even comment, scooter is faster. RE sounds like lawn mower... 

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1 hour ago, RR3 said:

I rode Ormoc to Tacloban to Legazpi

I'm not familiar with that road but you're a better man than I am. That's about twice the distance I would travel on a good day. Now...If I had my old Honda VTX, that's a different story ;)

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You know, there's another budget option for a cruiser style...the Kawasaki Avenger. It's a 220cc Rouser engine that's easy to work on and get parts. All decked out it's about 110 Pesos.

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8 minutes ago, Dafey said:

All decked out it's about 110 Pesos.

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I'll take a dozen at that price!

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Avenger decked out

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But I like black

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I have several friends that have the Avenger. Great low budget bike, but I felt like it was a bit small and cramped riding it. Highway pegs helped this a lot, the wife loved it. We may buy her one. 

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Was this the Kawasaki model you were talking about?

 

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I was in Ormoc yesterday and stopped in at MotorTrade. They can order an Avenger, red would be here next day, black in three weeks and price is 101,000. I didn't ask but I'd suspect 2-3 K discount for cash.

They also had some nice bikes for sale that @RR3 may be interested in...

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Rouser 160cc

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and

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Rouser 200cc

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4 minutes ago, Dafey said:

I was in Ormoc yesterday and stopped in at MotorTrade. They can order an Avenger, red would be here next day, black in three weeks and price is 101,000. I didn't ask but I'd suspect 2-3 K discount for cash.

They also had some nice bikes for sale that @RR3 may be interested in...

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Rouser 160cc

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and

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Rouser 200cc

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Nothing for me, sorry. Had a Rouser 220 

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12 minutes ago, RR3 said:

Nothing for me, sorry. Had a Rouser 220 

Same engine as the Avenger...how did you like it? Fuel injection? Oil or water cooled?

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But....is the bike okay?

 

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On 3/3/2018 at 7:57 AM, Dafey said:

Same engine as the Avenger...how did you like it? Fuel injection? Oil or water cooled?

Fi, oil cooled. It was ok. Or very good for the price then 98k. Hard to compare 'cause today's ride so much better :cool:

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8 hours ago, Dafey said:

But....is the bike okay?

 

Ouch!

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4 hours ago, RR3 said:

Fi, oil cooled. It was ok. Or very good for the price then 98k. Hard to compare 'cause today's ride so much better :cool:

Did the oil cooler help in the heat here. I'm from Florida and have had mixed result with oil cooling.

41 minutes ago, soupeod said:

Ouch!

Need to wear a hard cup in Filipino MC Racing!!!

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Training wheels...

 

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No idea what this is...but I want one!

 

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41 minutes ago, Dafey said:

No idea what this is...but I want one!

 

Chinese tractor from Mao time, still seen all over SEA

What comes oil/air cooled - never a problem, jap or copy bikes are made to this climate, western dont know 

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Power
Engine
4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder parallel twin
 
Displacement
649cc
 
Bore x Stroke
83.0 x 60.0mm
 
Compression ratio
10.8:1
 
Fuel System
DFI® with 38mm Keihin throttle bodies (2)
 
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance
 
Transmission
6-speed with positive neutral finder
 
Final Drive
Sealed chain
 
Performance
Rake / Trail
25°/4.3 in
 
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload/5.9 in
 
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Single offset laydown shock with remote adjustable spring preload/5.7 in
 
Front Tire
120/70x17
 
Rear Tire
160/60x17
 
Front Brakes
Dual 300mm petal-style rotors with 2-piston calipers, ABS
 
Rear Brakes
Single 250mm petal-style rotor with single-piston caliper, ABS
 
Details
Frame Type
Double pipe diamond frame constructed from high-tensile steel
 
Overall Length
85.2 in
 
Overall Width
37.2 in
 
Overall Height
55.1 in/57.1 in
 
Ground Clearance
6.7 in
 
Seat Height
33.1 in
 
Curb Weight
476.3 lb** (+ Saddlebags, Handguards, & Hardware approx. 20 lb.)
 
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gal
 
Wheelbase
55.7 in
 
Color Choices
Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Carbon Gray, Pearl Blizzard White/Metallic Flat Spark Black
 
Warranty
24 Month Limited Warranty
 
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
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Sticker shock....$9000 Yikes!

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23 hours ago, Dafey said:

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Many like new Versys-X 300

 

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