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  • A colorful Saturday in the heart of the winter

    Last Friday I noticed that the weather forecast for the forthcoming week-end were not so bad... So, I run out of the office... we packed the staff on Kawasaki and we went toward Tuscany.
    I always saw the Viareggio Carnival on TV but I never joined. I did not book any hotel, because of all the concerns about:
    • the passenger footpegs
    • handlebar riser
    • windscreens
    • the seat
    • and so on
    In other words I was not sure about reaching a pre-defined destination.

    We realize in Florence an extra space for passenger heels behind the case:

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    I may contract the lumbar muscle and relaxing the elbows for unloading the wrists. An healthy posture that keeps stronger muscles preventing the back pain.

    No wobbling of ZED (like I experienced on R1200GS), actually a reassuring stability despite the big GIVI E56 on the back.
    Great loading capability: 41lt + 41lt + 56lt = 138 liters = 30 gallons:

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    After 2 hours of riding, we gain the confidence for not coming back home, so I booked an hotel in "Montecatini Terme".

    On Saturday morning we bought the Viareggio Carnival tickets and we spent few hours in Lucca:

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    The "Viareggio Parade" starting in the afternoon was great:

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    full of colors:

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    I overcame the paralysis by analysis.
    Last edited by Sirpolex; 02-06-2023, 10:35 AM.

    While the elite pushes for ecological transition and electric engines, I enjoy the power of a 1200cc 4 strokes engine fed by 4 x 40mm. carburetors.

  • #2
    Make the most of it!
    Forget the ones that forget you ....

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    • #3
      You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

      I am becoming old like everyone, but I am not a dog.... I am just discovering an excellent new (old) bike after 8 years of BMW.

      While the elite pushes for ecological transition and electric engines, I enjoy the power of a 1200cc 4 strokes engine fed by 4 x 40mm. carburetors.

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      • #4
        Well done! A Kawasaki is definitely a step up from a BMW


        While I am master of my sword, I shall never think any man greater than myself.
        ~Eumenes of Cardia

        I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. ~Steve McQueen

        I work over by worlds of fun. ~JimmyMac

        My photo album - http://zzrbikes.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=146333

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        • #5
          Me, coming up on 21 years with my Zed. She still gets it done.
          "If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
          but sometimes it just needs a mod"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CHARLIE View Post
            Me, coming up on 21 years with my Zed. She still gets it done.
            After such a long time, the bike tires are supposed to be an extension of your body.
            Instead I am still on the rising part of the learning curve.
            Every time I ride, I improve my feeling.

            This is my 6th bike, in the last 21 years: Suzuki DR-650, Kawa ZR-7S, Triumph Legend 900, Honda CBF-600, BMW R1200GS.

            I tested even for few days (rented) a Tracer 900 and Tracer 7. They were both: super simple and super funny to ride.
            With them you may brutally open the throttle letting the traction control to modulate the wheeling.

            While the elite pushes for ecological transition and electric engines, I enjoy the power of a 1200cc 4 strokes engine fed by 4 x 40mm. carburetors.

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            • #7
              I've had a few bikes over the years myself. I'd have to sit down and recount the list.
              The Zed, to me, is the best, most enjoyable one I have ever owned. It just "fits" every
              mood, road, ride, I go on. It's my therapy for sure.
              "If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
              but sometimes it just needs a mod"

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              • #8
                After a looking at weather forecast.... I set my destination the south..
                After a Nice lunch in Gaeta:


                We proceeded toward Amalfi coast:


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                ... I did wear my warmer motorcycle suit​, but at lunch time I realized how fast we are getting in to spring.
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                Last edited by Sirpolex; 03-06-2023, 08:02 AM.

                While the elite pushes for ecological transition and electric engines, I enjoy the power of a 1200cc 4 strokes engine fed by 4 x 40mm. carburetors.

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                • #9
                  Beautiful, Sirpolex


                  While I am master of my sword, I shall never think any man greater than myself.
                  ~Eumenes of Cardia

                  I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. ~Steve McQueen

                  I work over by worlds of fun. ~JimmyMac

                  My photo album - http://zzrbikes.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=146333

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                  • #10
                    I love this thread and the great photo's but it should probably in the Road Trips and Rally's category rather than Racing and Fantasy Leagues...
                    "The Price of Speed is Eternal Vigilance" 2015 ZX14R 30th, Four Kids

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gregness View Post
                      it should probably in the Road Trips and Rally's category rather than Racing and Fantasy Leagues...
                      You are very correct!!!!
                      My mistake.

                      While the elite pushes for ecological transition and electric engines, I enjoy the power of a 1200cc 4 strokes engine fed by 4 x 40mm. carburetors.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gregness View Post
                        I love this thread and the great photo's but it should probably in the Road Trips and Rally's category rather than Racing and Fantasy Leagues...
                        So let it be written; so let it be done
                        I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way.

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                        • #13
                          In the right cabinet. we may add the right photo:

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                          Pretty far from the race:

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                          pretty relaxing

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                          While the elite pushes for ecological transition and electric engines, I enjoy the power of a 1200cc 4 strokes engine fed by 4 x 40mm. carburetors.

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                          • #14
                            Looks fantastic, Sirpolex


                            While I am master of my sword, I shall never think any man greater than myself.
                            ~Eumenes of Cardia

                            I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. ~Steve McQueen

                            I work over by worlds of fun. ~JimmyMac

                            My photo album - http://zzrbikes.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=146333

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                            • #15
                              The ZZR1200 change my life peace

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