Severe bike lust.

Stupid Femmoto.




I will have to put some thought into this. When I rode the Z750S, it fit exactly like I’ve wanted the SVS to fit all these years. Hummmmm.

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6 Responses to Severe bike lust.

  1. Geoff says:

    Sounds to me like you’ve already put all of the thought into it that you need to. A little rationalization is all that’s lacking!! 🙂
    2001 Suzuki SV650S
    High mileage, but impecably maintained
    Yoshi RS3 pipe and 2 cat stickers included.
    Make offer…. quick!

  2. Ken Haylock says:

    From my perspective, the problems with the ZR-7 start with the insipid, old-tech, character-free, buzzy engine and continue through the cheapo cycle parts and finish to the low-spec suspension.
    If you want an alternative with similar ergos, try an FZ1. The engine and suspension will blow you away…

  3. carolyn says:

    Low-spec suspension? I’ll feel right at home after the SVS! 😉
    Actually, the funny thing is, the crappy suspension on most bargain bikes doesn’t bother me at all. When you’re 100 lbs, it just doesn’t matter whether they put 5 weight or 10 weight oil in the forks.
    I have heard that the Zs are buzzy bikes. It didn’t bother me at all during my track session, but perhaps it would on a long distance trip. Something to think about.
    Cheapo cycle parts…hrm. Do you have specifics in mind?
    Re the FZ1, I’m really not in the market for a literbike.

  4. Ken Haylock says:

    >When you’re 100 lbs, it just doesn’t matter >whether they put 5 weight or 10 weight oil >in the forks.
    Point. Well, until you want to push harder or the road surface deteriorates, and then a poorly suspended bike will still tie itself in knots, in my experience. Budget bike suspension seems to give up the battle far too easily. Of course I weigh 19 stone so…
    > Cheapo cycle parts…hrm. Do you have
    > specifics in mind?
    Well, this is from memory – I had a naked ZR-7 as a service loaner for a day a year or so back – but it looked like a budget paint job on a cheap and nasty frame and tank. No part looked to me like you’d actually want to own it, from the handlebars to the tail-light!
    The FZ1 isn’t intimidating to ride, it’s just great fun, with the engine more user-friendly bottomless pit of power than life-threatening highside provider – and I expect that if you tried one, you /would/ be in the market for an FZ1. The FZ1 isn’t a firebreathing monster like the GSXR1000, the ZX-10 or the R1, but neither is it the bargain parts-bin special that the FZ6 is.
    Well, I’m

  5. Steve Walker says:

    This discussion is going off track. The ZR-7 and Z750s are two completely different bikes. They don’t share any parts.

  6. Ken Haylock says:

    Sorry, Carolyn, I’m not even commenting on the same bike! I misidentified the one you are riding – you had the one with the weird and funky clocks, didn’t you – and not the cheapo parts-bin commuter bike…
    Ken, you eejit…
    Ignore me :-).

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