|By Benw on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 05:56 am:|
I've retired the Falco from it's existence as a commuter bike and it's now living out the rest of its years as a weekend/fun machine.
I decided to get a hack so the Falco won't have to spend another winter in the road salt.
A 1999 T reg ZZ-R600 has assumed the role of winter machine. She comes complete with Givi top-box, heated grips (fitted the other night), scottoiler and flip-up screen. She's far more comfortable than the Falco, she doesn't mind if she gets dirty and goes like stink too! She fits the bill quite nicely.
Warm winter commuting here I come...
|By Befbever on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 06:51 am:|
Frozen carbs here we come...
|By Befbever on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 11:33 am:|
Ahem. I was being a bit cynical there I suppose. What I mean was woohoo that you're hanging on to the Falco and giving her a nice bed for the winter.
But yes, I've heard the Kwack suffers from frozen carbs as badly as a Thundercat does. I hope I'm wrong, but anyway you won't get that unless you've got lots of motorway to cover.
You could always bolt the heated grips onto the carbs I guess.
Or put them in the Givi box...
|By Crmc33 on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 12:54 am:|
...or fitted a heated fuel tank
|By Benw on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 02:19 am:|
We've had some cold mornings here already (3 degrees C) and it's not given any signs of icing the carbs yet. Time will tell.
The Falco is going to be treated to some bits and peices now:
Technoflex shock and K-Tech fork valve/spring/shim work
Possibly a TNT system from the Ploughermaster
Then some track days!
|By Richandall on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 03:06 am:|
So the Falco's gone from partner to mistress and now you're going with the girl next door too.
Sound a splendid arrangement to me....
|By Richandall on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 03:12 am:|
....what with her hot grip, flip-up front, big topbox, constant lubrication, comfortable ride, she likes it dirty and goes like stink. Quite a girl!
|By Benw on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 03:12 am:|
The ZZR is the comfy everydayer, while the Falco is the seductive, flighty, Italian plaything...
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