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How do you ride? 4 weeks 9 hours ago #30646

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How do you ride?I’ve often wondered how other owners ride their Kawasaki 1300. I ride mine very carefully and seldom go any faster than 70mph, I tend not to have the engine revving too hard either, keeping in mind that it’s over forty years old.  If I want to burn a bit of rubber I have a Z1000 which is good for a more spirited ride, the 1300 is usually treated like the grand old lady she is. So how do you ride yours, steady and careful like me, or do you like to wring it’s neck?

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How do you ride? 4 weeks 6 hours ago #30649

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Generally, the same as you, though I have sustained an estimated 100 mph at times (I have one of those 85mph speedos), I have a Suzuki better suited for when I want to ride like an idiot. I'm settling on using my 1300 on tours and colder weather as the engine and Windjammer III does well to keep me warm.
1981 KZ1300, '98 Suzuki GSF1200S, '80 Honda CT110, '11 Honda CBR250, '75 Honda CL360, '00 Honda XR100R
Speak softly and mount a fast bike.

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How do you ride? 3 weeks 6 days ago #30658

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The same again.  I used to beast my Z13 everywhere but a few years ago I realised it was getting a bit old and needed to be treated in a calmer and more dignified manner if it was to last as long as me.

So I bought a ZZ-R1100 C1 and I thrash that instead - but these days I have slowed down in general and will only speed if I know there are no speed cameras and can see there are no mobile ones
1980 KZ1300 B2 Touring/A2
1990 ZZ-R1100 C1

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How do you ride? 3 weeks 6 days ago #30671

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Rarely see redline... but have been know to stay in the upper rpm band in 2nd gear on a 5 mile long twisty section of road just to ensure rings remain seated via good cylinder pressure. 

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How do you ride? 3 weeks 6 days ago #30674

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Cautiously "Quick"
1980 KZ 1300 sr# KZT30A-009997
Always High - Know Fear !

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How do you ride? 3 weeks 4 days ago #30678

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Normal cruising 60-70 mph but some accelerations up to red line just to hear the 6-1 singing. Sensible joy and pleasure. 

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