I'm down to this one, #2.0 since 3/26/19, when I sold #1.0 LiterBike, and putting lots of country miles on it.
Today, and the last few weeks I rode with a newer friend on his ZX10R on some new roads for me w/in 50 miles from my home.
First off- I'm kind of excited, and have to say-
I OUT ACCELERATED HIM twice today!
He has a '04 ZX10R in really nice condition. Similar minor mods- He has a PC, and a mid pipe and aftermarket exhaust too.
He said he had re-sprocketed it some as well.
I thought after the first time I pulled a few lengths on him from 2nd- thru 4th, that maybe he wasn't hitting it?
So a short time later, on a country road, etc. we did it again 2nd gear roll on, I came pulled just past him in 2nd, opened up more of a gap in 3rd, 4th and then eased it off.
As we were splitting up at a stop light to each go home, he mentioned that he thought the difference was my GP shifting.
I think My bike just out pulls his.
We hit some good twistys, new ones for me too.
Before we matched 'em up some though, we switched rides for about 10 country road miles.
It was funny 'cz he had trouble getting used to my GP shifting, and I was shocked that I actually was also having trouble on his standard shift pattern! It was OK though.
He sat on mine first, and immediately shouted 'it's so damn thin!'
His did feel like a was riding a huge water buffalo compared to mine too.
His had less vibration- as in none! Mine seems to have a small amount.
His mirrors are never fuzzy.
My mirrors have some fussiness too.
His bike turned in effortlessly for sure.
He even mentioned that mine wanted to go in a straight line more, but did get turned in.
He mentioned I should sinc my carbs, and will take away some hesitation- I never noticed it and still don't.
He said he as the tool to sinc the carbs and we'll try it on my bike soon.
He mentioned he had thought his pulled better, but once mine hit the mid/higher R's, it pulled well.- (we tested that theory!
We each felt more comfortable back on our own bikes too. Go figure!
I'm glad I got a short ride on his 04 ZX10R- a nice bike for sure!
That's Tony on my bike. Solid character he is.
The right side at a beverage stop
~ 120 mile in a few hours, weather was great, high 70's.