To my fellow ZX1400 riders REMEMBER this 2017 Year is not only about changing... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

To my fellow ZX1400 riders REMEMBER this 2017 Year is not only about changing the Dates but Direction;

It's not about changing the Calendar but Commitment;

It's not about changing the Actions but Attitude;

It's not about changing the Fruit but Faith, Force and Focus!

May you Commit and Create the best New Year ever and My best wishes for you, Great start for Jan, Love for Feb, peace for March, No worries for April, fun for May, Joy for June to Nov, Happiness for Dec.

Have a lucky and wonderful 2017 God Bless You All with lots of love joy and happiness

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    Top Sellerie seat — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

    Selling my Top Sellerie seat. Cost me about $700 just over a year ago and it supposed to be a lowered seat but something got lost in the English to French translation (it's a French company) Basically it is a tad higher than the stock seat and due to a recent foot injury I need every lower millimeter I can get. It is a touch more comfy than the stock seat but the pillion seat is far and away superior to the stock seat. Great if you take a pillion a lot. Selling for $250. I'm located in Vincentia, NSW and can price up postage if anyone is interested.

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      Any of you who ride a 14r also own ride a smaller bike I ve only owned a... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

      Any of you who ride a 14r also own/ride a smaller bike? I've only owned a Blackbird and the 14r so I don't know better. The Blackbird was a barge and the 14 is heaps better but still gets left behind on the tight twisties. I don't know if I'm at the limit of my riding ability or if a lighter bike will be easier to throw around corners.

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        Fly removal — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

        Fly removal.......

        Anyone done it? 2010 model. Is it worth doing on this model or did they have their stuff sorted by then?

        Read a fair few forums, people say they run lean at low to mid rpm due to more air unless ecu is flashed.

        Anyone know if this is the actual case or is it just people's opinions, and the ecu manages to compensate for it?

        Cheers

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          Hey guys a little help — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

          Hey guys, a little help~

          So i just flashed and tuned my gen 2, and its kind of acting weird..

          If i drop the rpm a little, then hold it for awhile.. theres a power cut and the rpm just keeps dropping no matter how much more i twist..

          Went back to the garage and they say it could be the ktrc, as the bike was tuned in "off". I tried again this morning without ktrc and same issue..

          Any ideas? Ill be brining it back again after work today.. but some info would be good.. in case they cant figure it out..

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            Photos from Michael Guess's post — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

            Hi all since getting my bike two weeks ago ive only managed to get out for a two hour ride.

            This week i spotted oil underneath her and this is what ive found, i sprayed some degreaser on and hosed off but she still leaks.

            I've called the shop teammoto only to here its a 10 year old bike so they don't need to help, thankfully i took out extra warranty so she is covered. This shop says they do a 40+ inspection before they hit the road.

            I asked if that was done only to here maybe it happened since ive had her, the engine is thick with dried oil so i thnk no. Ok sir maybe we didn't check. Not at one point a apology was given. Excuse my bad grammar people.

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              The Great ROT Tassie tour 2017 3 4 5 6 7 Mar 2017 — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

              The Great ROT Tassie tour 2017, 3,4,5,6,&7 Mar 2017.

              Ok next years ROT Tassie Tour is going to be a little different. We plan to stay in Strahan for 2 day on this trip. It will be a 5 day trip and people can join and leave the trip as they want. Total trip distance 966 K’s

              At both St Helens there are 2 types of accommodation but everyone is welcome to find their own accommodation if they wish. Note it is up to people to make their own bookings for this trip.

              Please note if you are a member of RACT please let accommodation places at time of booking as it could save you some dollars! Also I am trying to get a ROT discount at the caravan parks.

              Day 1.

              Richmond for breakfast at Czegs’ Café at 8:30 AM and leaving Richmond at 10:00 AM. Our first stop will be at Orford then on to Swansea & Bicheno for Lunch. After stopping in Bicheno for lunch we will head for our first overnight stop point at St Helens. 231 K’s

              Day 2.

              St Helen’s, Bridport, George Town, for lunch then Exeter, Latrobe and to our 2nd nights stay at Sheffield. 291 K’s

              Day 3.

              Sheffield, Cradle Mountain Tullah, Rosebery for lunch the Zeehan then on to Strahan for our 3rd & 4th nights stay.

              Day 4.

              Staying in Strahan where peoples can either do the train ride, Franklin River Cruise or a ride in the area. 0 K’s

              Day5.

              Strahan, to Queenstown, lunch at Derwent Bridge, then to Ouse and finally to the Bush Inn at New Norfolk for an after ride drink 188 K’s

              Accommodation

              St Helens

              Tidal Waters Resort……………….63761999

              Big 4 St Helen’s Holiday park….1300559745

              Sheffield

              Shef field Motor Inn………………..64911800

              Strahan

              Str ahan Village……………………..64714200

              Strahan Holiday Park……………..64717442

              https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Richmond+Tasman ia/Swansea+TAS/St+Helens+TAS/Bridport+TAS/Exeter,+Tasmania/Latrobe ,+TAS/Sheffield+TAS/Strahan+TAS/Queenstown+TAS/Bus h+Inn,+New+Norfolk+TAS/@-41.8913441,146.791177,8z/ data=!4m32!4m31!1m2!1m1!1s0xaa6e0bd5f11df203:0x403 c94dd0de0b70!1m2!1m1!1s0xaa719d6b225a1369:0x403c94 dd0ddfe50!1m2!1m1!1s0xaa7721203ffc86d3:0x503c94dd0 de1330!1m2!1m1!1s0xaa79b7cf6d811c9f:0x403c94dd0dde 8d0!1m2!1m1!1s0xaa7a1a587876f3f5:0x403c94dd0ddeb30 !1m2!1m1!1s0xaa7a363f8e067bd7:0x403c94dd0ddede0!1m 2!1m1!1s0xaa7a48b5cdd638cb:0x403c94dd0ddf470!1m2!1 m1!1s0xaa653dc405e435ed:0x403c94dd0de02c0!1m2!1m1! 1s0xaa6536ea9ee38a1b:0x403c94dd0de0270!1m2!1m1!1s0 xaa6e6b633e94247f:0x9b038b88afc31469!3e0

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                So fellow zx14 lovers in doing my first big trip in April next year across... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                So fellow zx14 lovers in doing my first big trip in April next year across Australia from Albany wa to Ballarat / Melbourne my 2 things. Best tips for long roads like this ? And can anyone tell me what maintenance has to be done prior? So far my list is - tyres, brake pads, rotors, coolant and oil + hoses and wheel bearings . Do I need to change the sprockets and chain? Original chain and sprockets they have done 12000km or would they be okay ?By the time I am done probably lookin at a total of 7500 - 8000km trip.

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                  RBOTM — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                  RBOTM

                  This months ROT Bike Of The Month has to go to Andy Gerding's beautiful 'Basket Case' 1981 XS1100RH. Andy have done a fantastic job in bringing this beautiful bike back to like and adding his own special touch's to it.

                  Bike details: 'Basket Case' 1981 XS1100RH. Fuel tank is 1978 XS1100 Classic with relocated custom fuel filler (Mini Cooper S Monza Cap). Leather and aluminium tank strap made by me. Custom fiberglass Seat cowl made by me, hand stitched leather seat by 'Bazz' Gilbert. Triple clamp mods by me, clip on handle bars with aftermarket brake master cylinder and Posh grips. After market stainless steel braided brake lines. Custom wiring by me, lithium ion battery, Acewell speedo, aftermarket headlight, aftermarket ignition switch and fuse box. Aftermarket LED tail light and indicators, all 'E' stamped ADR compliant. Custom paint jade green base with 6 coats of candy plus gold metal flake and several layers of clear coat. Hand pinstriped in custom gold colour paint and matched on the rims and brake and clutch lever perches. Race number is done in 24ct gold leaf. Frame is two pack gloss black. All paint by Darren Turner. Engine is XS1100 with Dyna performance coils, four into one with custom short reverse megaphone muffler by Motorcycle Exhaust Specialists in QLD. Carbs are brand new Mikuni RS36 Smooth bore Flat Slide Race Carbs with POD filters. All fabrication, mechanicals and electrics were done by me. Special mention to Milton Matuschka for his guidance and advice.

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                    I m after advice on luggage and weight distribution while touring — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                    I'm after advice on luggage and weight distribution while touring.

                    On my last trip to the Snowies (NSW) with top box and soft panniers the tyre wear was more pronounced in the centre with definite flattening of the crown of the tyre.

                    This was despite all of the enthusiastic twisty mountain riding being without the gear on the bike, so it was really the upright freeway riding - two thirds of the total distance travelled - that did the damage.

                    The next tour will be with all gear on the bike travelling to different overnight stops each day.

                    Is it better to carry the bulk of the weight in the panniers with only lighter stuff in a tank bag and a tail bag on the pillion seat ?

                    Very keen not to repeat the mistakes of the past with a new set of PR4's now fitted ready for the next excursion.

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                      Stephen Derham shared a link to the group: KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA. — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                      Hello all,

                      Apologies if not premitted, this is for the Canberra leg however click on the ride link to get information of a ride in your area.

                      The Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer Canberra 20th March 2016 is on again this year and is a great days ride for a worthwhile cause, "Raising awareness of Depression and Suicide Prevention" all proceeds to go to LifeLine Canberra.

                      Details of the ride are on the link below;

                      http://www.blackdogride.com.au/view/rides

                      To register click on the below link;

                      https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2016-canberra-act- 1-dayer-registration-19747027892

                      Merchandise for the ride is available on the day however I will have limited numbers due to postage charges from WA, order online and guarantee you product(s), especially 'Winston'.

                      http://shop.blackdogride.com.au/collections/frontp age

                      Ride begins at 0800hrs (8 am) with registrations, BBQ breakfast, coffee available, 1000 hrs (10 am) departure for a stop at Braidwood Lions Club at 1115 hrs (11.15 am) for morning tea/coffee, 1300 hrs (1 pm) finish at Corrigans Beach Reserve.

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                        Hey guys just been talking with a mate about my 2010 zx14 and this probably isn... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                        Hey guys just been talking with a mate about my 2010 zx14 and this probably isn't an issue but just wondering if anyone else has the same thing ... You have that solid clunk everyone gets changing from neutral too first but I seem to have a pretty "solid" change through all the gears ? Perfectly normal? running 10w40 fully synthetic oil

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                          Photos from Anthony Soutar's post — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                          Well the last Long Ride for 2015 went without a hitch today and concidering how close to Christmas it is we had a great turn up.

                          All up 378 k's of varying weather conditions. The temp went from 7 degrees up to 28 degrees and back again. We saw the sights of Richmond, Tee Tree Road, Granton, Gretna, Hamiltion, Ouse & Derwent Bridge. On the trip home we stopped at the Bush Inn at New Norfolk and caught up with Shaka's.

                          Great ride and thank you everyone for coming along and making it a fantastic trip.

                          This year has been a pretty good year with few incidents and the ROT will be powering on next year.

                          Have a good New Year, Dutchy & Shirena

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                            Tech heads can i pick your brains please This is the only aussie page i could... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                            Tech heads can i pick your brains please. This is the only aussie page i could find sorry. Nightmare running issues with my zed, little brother, zzr1100, d model, starts easy, warms up fine, rides fine. Give it a gutfull and it pulls hard and smooth right through the rev range in 1st half way through2nd it dies in the arse and conks out, pulling the choke on is the only way to keep it going, pull over wait a min or two and away she goes again only to do the same thing! Its getting plenty of clean fuel, carbs rebuilt, did use old slides and diaphrams as they were fine, replaced coils plugs leads, ic ignitor, fuel pump and relay, ohm tested the pick up coil, its within spec. Three 'proffesional' bike mechanics had it for weeks and cant figure it out. Please help.! Anyideas at all?

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                              Guys need an urgent advice My engine never heats up The normal temperature... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                              Guys need an urgent advice. My engine never heats up. The normal temperature during peak traffic reaches max 97/98 degrees and cools down to 89 that's when the fans go off. 4 weeks ago I faced the problem of heating where it would start touching 101-104 degrees. I changed the coolant and air filter and everything was perfect. Back to normal. After that had a 1300 km touring, went well. Today surprisingly again the bike heated upto 100-101 degrees. Something unusual. No engine sounds nothing.

                              It's just been 3700 Kms since my last oil change. My bike has done 13700 Kms. It's. 2013 abs.

                              Jakarta traffic is bad. And with bad I mean it can take anywhere between 30-60 minutes to cover a distance as close as 8-10 Kms.

                              Am thinking of going in for an early oil change but then wondering my previous oil changes also were at 5000 Kms and the circumstances are still the same.

                              Kindly advice on what could be the possible reason for the heating ? Worried.

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                                Guys. big reach out here to Perth or close by owners — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                Guys .. big reach out here to Perth or close by owners.

                                Im traveling around Aus from Brisbane. Totalled my bike on Friday and bought a 2006 zx the next day.

                                I need a gearsack/ventura rack. The closest one is 7 days away... yep... 7 days.

                                I cannot move without one.

                                If you have one suitable on your bike i will pay you the new purchase price for yours.

                                Big ask but far cheaper for me than paying for accommodation and living here for the next week.

                                Im in Rockingham but will travel as needed to pick up.

                                Tx

                                Cameron

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                                  Photos from Anthony Soutar's post — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                  Another beaut Tassie day and another great ROT ride. The day started pretty cool but sunny at Richmond with about 57 bikes turning up. There were new and some old faces in the crowd which was pleasing to see. The run over to Orford was pretty quiet and from then up to Swansea for lunch at the Bark Mill. After lunch some headed straight home from there while others pushed on for Campbell Town and then back to Colebrook via Mudwalls and finally ending up back in Richmond for an after ride drink. All up 320 k's for me and had the very best time on the Mudwalls Road were I was able to unleash the hounds of speed on the Blaster. A big thanks to everyone that came along also thanks to Rob & Ned for removing the log off the East Coast Road after Triabunna. Also thank you to the new riders for that way you all rode and the way people stuck with them. Oh and last but not the least, thanks to the guy's that rode down from Launceston to Swansea and catch up with us.

                                  TTFN until next month, regards Dutchy.

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                                    Just had my 2012 zx14r rebuilt from the crank up for the second time due to a... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                    Just had my 2012 zx14r rebuilt from the crank up for the second time due to a problem with bearing journals on the conrods failing...out of warranty but kawaski came to the party bucause its the second time...bikes only done around 34,000km ...kwaka took the ecu to study data against other zx14r,s which may have had the same problem... its ok by me because I got a new ecu and new rebuilt engine....thanks kwaka :-)...

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                                      Photos from Cameron Tweedale's post — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                      Located in Lidcombe NSW, 17,500km, Rego till February 2016, Serviced in May + new brakes & tyres, modifications include:

                                      - Yoshimura R77 Slip-ons

                                      - Flashed tuned ECU

                                      - H&M Quickshifter

                                      - Tail tidy

                                      - Tinted touring screen

                                      - Centre stand

                                      - all original parts come with the bike

                                      Apart from some minor scratches the bike is in fantastic condition and is truly stunning to ride. $12,000 ono.

                                      The bike is currently fitted with some other parts...

                                      - ABM Superbike Handlebar Kit

                                      - Knight Design 3/4" lowered footpegs

                                      - GTR1400 seat

                                      This package makes touring infinitely more comfortable especially if you're tall like me. I'm happy to sell them with or without the bike ($800 extra)

                                      Please share if you have any friends looking at purchasing ZX14R

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                                        I m looking for someone who can offer me some advice and help with the problem — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                        I'm looking for someone who can offer me some advice and help with the problem

                                        I have I have recently purchased a ZX14 2008 model the version that does not have the O2 sensor in the exhaust

                                        it came with one key so today I went to my local Kawasaki dealer purchased a blank key for the bike got it cut under the recommendation that they could program it to the bike.

                                        But apparently without the red key on the model I have they can't program it so

                                        I am looking for information on how to get round this has anyone successfully cloned an ID from one key to another so that you have 2 keys with the same ID information but the bike thinks that it is one key?

                                        Or is there a piece of hardware or software that will get round this problem for example some of the drag races remove the immobiliser ? I would prefer to keep it but if it's my only option to have a spare key

                                        the way they were planning on programming it was by using the OBD plug and uploading the new key information to the computer but to their chagrin and my displeasure this particular model won't allow that.

                                        With the supplied Kawasaki software.

                                        Does someone know of a generic piece of software that is capable of achieving the changes?

                                        I vaguely remember reading something about Wallach racing unlocking functions on the bar ECM

                                        do I have some hope of this being one of the features they have managed to unlock?

                                        Any advice or assistance would be appreciated

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                                          Today young Alicia Triffitt AKA Smurf went back to work to a 12 hour shift and... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                          Today young Alicia Triffitt AKA Smurf went back to work to a 12 hour shift and as usual no biggy for this very courageous you girl. As you all know she she has been a pretty sick girl in the last 12 months. She said to me the other day she could not understand why people like and care so much for her. My answer was simple, it is because you go about your business in a quiet manner, you don't have to be the centre of attention and that you have more courage than many people I know. There has been many times I have seen in this girl in her eyes she was in so much pain and yet not one whinge or complaint from her. Well done Smurf and thank you for the example you has shown many of many of us.

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                                            Just a quick update on the Smurf She is currently doing very well and her new... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                            Just a quick update on the Smurf. She is currently doing very well and her new kindney Jeff is waking up fine and health. As always she is still smiling and taking each day as it comes in her usual non fussed quiet way. She is riding once again and putting more stuff on her bike Cookie. It amazes me that everywhere she goes she wins the hearts of people. On Saturday Smurf and I called into Moto Veechia Cafe where the staff all loved her. She a very special young woman that many could take a leaf out of her book.

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                                              Photos from Anthony Soutar's post — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                              Quick overview of the ROT Tassie Tour 2015.

                                              This years tour worked out to be pretty simple. I think we all enjoyed it. The secret is pretty simple, good people, good food, good roads all adds up to a great time had by all. There is no bullshit, no clicks, no crap and no hurry. For me it is always about my mates, my bike the road and of course my girl Shirena. I think the 4 days and 880 k's works the best, we're people are free to come and go as they please. The route is simple and we all know where we are going to end up and it really doesn't matter how we get there. Thanks to everyone who came along on the 2015 tour and look forward to next year which I have already worked out. A special thanks to Steve Burn for his support and advise as always, also thank you to the admin team. See you next year.

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                                                Hey guys bit of a nerdy one — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                Hey guys - bit of a nerdy one.

                                                For the people here who've tuned their bikes what do you do with the STPs (secondary throttle plates)?

                                                I know on the earlier 14s you could pull them off. At the moment I've got them open all the time, and can't really fault it. But I've been told that keeping them closed down low improves low end torque because of the venturi effect or something that I don't totally understand.

                                                And some of the maps that I've found on the Woolich racing map share has them closed till about 3000RPM and then they start opening.

                                                Tuners here - what do you do/recommend?

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                                                  Photos from Anthony Soutar's post — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                  Hi everyone and thank you all for a fantastic ride and day in general. The day started at Richmond on a beautiful Tassie summers day. From there it was a pretty quick ride to Orford we're we met up with several other riders heading up the east coast for the day.

                                                  Once we arrived at Swansea the temp for the day started to rise.

                                                  We finally arrived at Orford after playing falling tree branches that came off some stupid old fart's unsecured load. But we got there in one piece thanks to quick road skills and some luck. Lunch at Coles Bay was great and thank you all for the Happy birthday and sharing in my great cake made by Aron Harvey.

                                                  Today I did not want my birthday to overshadow what this day was really about, which gladly it didn't. Today is always a hard day for me and I try very hard to make it really about John, Phil, Matt and Adam. I think they still ride with us and while one person carries their memory in their heart they always will. Thank you all for coming down to the beach for our simple service to our past ROT riders.

                                                  I will also say Matt Mcintyre did a great job of cementing Chinese/Australian relations, even after a bus load of them try to put him off the road.

                                                  The run home was not without incident what with idiot tourists on the wrong side of the road trying to ram us, Chinese tourists deciding to stop dead centre of the road with no indicators with a ZX14R bearing down on them at speed and some peanut who tried to launch a canoe cover at myself & Johnno on the Buckland Strait.

                                                  A big thanks also to the Northern ROT for making the trip as well.

                                                  In end we all made it back to Richmond for an after ride drink and wild tails of surviving Tourist riddled roads. All up 450 or so k's. And again thank you everyone especially Kris Tiggelaven for keeping us all entertained at Coles Bay trying to remove his seat to find his key's. Guess you know what is coming now Kris? Lol.

                                                  A special thanks to Shirena for making this amazing day special for me. To everyone thank you all for your best wishes, cards and presents.

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                                                    Photos from Anthony Soutar's post — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                    What can you say about today's ride? Not a lot except it was another bloody good one with nearly 45 bikes turning up for the ride start at Richmond.

                                                    The month's short ride to Mt Field and BBQ turned out pretty good and to cap it off to catch up with Smurf, her Mum & Dad at the Bush Inn at the after ride drink.

                                                    A special thanks to Rae and her two son's for getting to Mt Field early claiming a great BBQ spot and doing the cooking. There are others who helped out as well and I thank you as well. Today we also had several new riders who came along for the first time and seemed to enjoy themselves as well.

                                                    It was great to see Adam,Teresa Brinton and their young son Alex for coming along and making it a real family affair.

                                                    Thank you all for making the effort to come along and make the day another good one.

                                                    To top the day off it was so good to see Smurf, her mum & dad at the Bush Inn as well, with the Smurf looking well..

                                                    To anyone that gave us more money for Smurf today, thank you so much for generosity and giving spirit and it very much appreciated.

                                                    All up we did around 180 k's of good safe riding and I think we all enjoyed the day. See you all on the next ride!

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                                                      Hi — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                      Hi!

                                                      Well I have been very humbled by the way everyone has dug deep for Alicia Triffitt AKA (Smurf) and I wish to stress it isn't just about the money but also the care and compassion everyone has shown during the last few weeks. And the simple fact that we as a group care about one of our own. A big thank you to my friends and mates who have stepped up with money and offers of help and accommodation. She has had an offer of somewhere to stay near the Hospital from Pete AKA (Chimp) and his lovely wife. She has also had people offer to take her for a ride in their M3 BMW and a ride around Melbourne on a Harley tour bike. She will be eventually be coming home to us and as always she will have a smile on her dial. Our next ride will have a thank you BBQ at Mt Field which Shirena & I are putting on. Then it is time to move forward and please if there is anyone who still wishes to help please contact either Shirena or myself. She is a quiet beautiful young lady who fully deserves to live out her life in happiness and health. Again thank you everyone for you kindness and generosity!

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                                                        Photos from Anthony Soutar's post — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                        Hi!

                                                        Well the weather today fortuned the brave today. This morning Shirena decided to give up a day of tennis and come on the ROT ride to Southport for lunch. One look out the window and seeing the falling rain it was back to bed for her. Jason & I left "Shirenaview" on a greg drizzly morning. On arrival with on bike there it did not look like a good day was about to happen. Then more and more bikes arrived and we set off for our first stop at Huonville.

                                                        From there it was a dry straight run to Southport and to the pub for a beaut lunch.

                                                        After lunch we headed for Huonville and the Apple Shed for an after ride drink. it of corse started raining. On the way the rain stopped and the road dried out so I decided to open up B2 a bit as I rounded a corner I noticed some mad woman standing in the middle of the road waving her arms. Straight away in my head I thought "oh shit a prang" but I was glad to see it was Wiggle and Geordie who had Jet Skied to Dover. I then tuned up the wick and headed for the Apple Shed and caught up with the others.

                                                        After a drink we got a message that there had been a prang at Vince's Saddle and we had to take a detour around through Longley & Fern Tree.

                                                        All up did 265 k's in pretty good weather with some patches of rain with a great bunch of Rotters. Thanks again for all who came along and I hope you all enjoyed it.

                                                        See you next trip, Dutchy

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                                                          Over last few weeks I have seen the very best in my family friends mates and... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                          Over last few weeks I have seen the very best in my family, friends, mates and fellow riders. As you all know Alicia Triffitt AKA Smurf has had a transplant in Melbourne.

                                                          I called out for help and I have been overwhelmed by the response of everyone. I have had offers of money from oversea's and many far place. From the ROT I have had offers of money, some anonymous some not, others have offered words of support to her and her family.

                                                          I have also had money sent from old army mates of mine which I have not seen for years. These are just great acts by good people trying to help this brave young woman. I have had offers of accommodation from people in the Kawasaki Riders in Melbourne and from several members of the 1st Armd Regt Assn who just want to help. I have also had offers of cars also.

                                                          For once I am lost for words and if anyone who knows me, knows that is near on impossible. I also am so grateful to everyone and very proud to have all of you as a part of my life, thank you!

                                                          As yet Smurf is not out of the woods yet her new kidney has not started working yet but she is still upbeat, nothing gets this beautiful girl down. Again I will keep you all posted.

                                                          And just to give you a true picture of Smurf this young woman didn't want to take the money donated to her because she didn't know when she could pay it back.

                                                          We are looking forward to when this girl comes home to us all fit and well and she knows just how much people care.

                                                          Thank you all again for making me feel very very humble.

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                                                            Today's short ROT ride to Orford was a good one and thank you everyone who came along. Please give me some feedback of what you all thought of it and if we should do it again. Once again we had a stack of new riders, bikes and close to 50 bikes turning out for the ride. I am sorry if I didn't get too speak to a few of you but will catch up sometime in the future. Today was a good safe ride in beautiful Tassie summer weather and I hope everyone enjoyed it. A Big Congrats to Tony & Karen and their new Tiger Adventure, beautiful looking bike mate. It was also great to see Shenae McCarthy out and riding with us. It sometimes can be a daunting experience riding with a group for the first time and I believe she held her own on her 125 cc, well done. Looking forward to the next ride to Southport!

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                                                              Hey guy's just letting you know that this is on Sunday!

                                                              Episode 9 Sunday December 21 at 3 pm on ONE and repeat Monday December 22 1.45am

                                                              We go for a ride up the famous Macquarie Pass and discover the Robertson Pie Shop. Dutchy and Riders of Tasmania take us for a leisurely Sunday Ride and Shep shows us his dirt drag bikes in Perth. Adam Wright takes Jonesy and Hirsty on a test ride of some 2015 Harleys.Chancy talks about riding fast and praying hard. We find out why there was a High Court Challenge in Queensland and Darwin HOG fills us in their rides plus we discover why heaps of bikers like the Pink Ribbon Ride.

                                                              Check you local Guides for other repeats and variations during each week or check out recent episodes on Tenplay http://tenplay.com.au/channel-one/temporary-austra lians

                                                              Episode 8 repeated Saturday December 20 at 2 pm

                                                              www.temporaryaustralians.com.au

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                                                                Well another Toy Run & ROT Chrissy drinks over and done with. Ok We're do I start? Well I quest the start will do. Started of by going to the Granton Train park and caught up with several Rotters doing the pre Toy Run Ride which I think everyone enjoyed greatly.

                                                                Next Shirena myself & B2 arrived at the front of the deck and watched the impressive sight of bike from all over the state roll in for the start of the Toy Run.

                                                                From there it was into town and again pretty impressive to see so many bikes and also families and kids on the side of the road. One point of the ride I saw two little kids holding a sign simply saying "thank you" it made us feel very happy & proud to be there.

                                                                After a while in town it was time to head down to Sorell to meet up with other Rotters and then on to the Fox & Hounds at Port Arthur for our ROT Christmas dinner and drinks.

                                                                Although some of the food was not up to standard for some the night ended up being a great night with I think everyone enjoying the evening.

                                                                Quote of the night has to go to one of our newest members and Steve Burn niece Rachael Pearton when discovering Steve had gone to bed said "Uncle Steve is a pansy" Lol. He also tried talking her into getting a dirt squirter, stand you ground Rachael, 300 Ninja! To all the girls and the rest of a great cast of characters made it a great night full of laughs and fun, thank you all.

                                                                One very special person I would like to mention is Sue Tiggelaven. Sometimes courage comes in small packages and in the courage stakes this women is up there with the best of them. Last year as many of you know we lost John Tiggelaven on the Toy Run. Although is a very hard time for Sue with some very painful memories Sue confronted her grief and came along on the back of her wonderful son Kris. Sue and her whole family have my and I am sure all the other ROT members respect and admiration for their courage at facing the day they lost there husband, father and mate to all.

                                                                RIP John Tiggelaven.

                                                                One again the day bought a wide range of emotions mixed in together and I than everyone who made it a fantastic day and thank you all the Rotters that make this a fantastic group to be with you.

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                                                                  Ok interesting ROT ride today with the weather both good and bad with around 380 k's covered safely and a great turn up of about 55 bikes.

                                                                  Started out at Richmond pretty warm and had a great ride from there to Orford. From there on it stared to rain but was just a drizzle. Then it was across Lake Leake Road in fog but coming down into Campbell Town the sun came out.

                                                                  It was then after speaking to a few people we decided to head straight back to Richmond via Mudwalls.

                                                                  Thank you to everyone who came along and I hope the new riders found us friendly enough and you all felt welcome and thanks to all who made them feel welcome on their first ride.

                                                                  I would also like to congratulate everyone on there riding today in the varied weather conditions, everyone road with the conditions in mind, sorry Matt for the fly bye of B2 and myself and hope I didn't scare you to much, lol.

                                                                  Hopefully see many of you next week for the Toy run and ROT Chrissy party.

                                                                  TTFN, Dutchy!

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                                                                    Another great day with the Rotters at the Ross bike show. The ride up was great with us going up through Runnymede, Parattah, Oatlands and then on to Ross. A big thanks to the Oatlands Kentish Bakery for honouring the ROT discount system and the best pies and coffee as well.

                                                                    Caught up with lots of Rotters at Ross and also caught up with the Northern Guy's & girl's as well.

                                                                    The trip home was straight down the Midlands,(how boring) and across through Mudwall's through Colebrook and back to the Richmond Arms for an after ride drink.

                                                                    All up I did about 305 k's two up with Blade Runner acting as my pillion again. It was great day and it is good to see so many Rotters riding with other riding groups and heading up to Ross.

                                                                    Quote of the day has to go to Adrian Lancaster. I just pulled into the Richmond Arms hotel and Blade got off the bike and as I walk over to Adrian he said to me "Dutchy, I have to say Shirena has let herself slip mate"! Funny words from the wise Adrian!! Lmfao!!!

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                                                                      ROT ride 28/9/14

                                                                      Hi everyone and thank you to everyone who can out to play with the ROT on a very windy day. Also to all the new guy's and girls thank you all for coming along for your first ride with us. We had big turn up at richmond with about 45 bikes turning up. The day turned out to be pretty windy but the run over to Orford was quick and uneventful. From there it was straight on to Swansea and then a hassle free run to Bicheno and lunch. At Bicheno we catch up with the Northern ROT guys and it was good to see Mick Kerr again. The run home was a pretty hard ride with gale force wind throwing us around like piece's of paper but gladly everyone got home safely. Also today I lent Max my Z1502 to Chris & Ally and it was great to see her ridden like she is meant to be and hard once again and I think they enjoyed a trip on the old girl. In closing thank you everyone for making the ROT what it is today. We become one of the biggest riding group in Tassie and you are all a great bunch of people. A big thanks to Irene Baksheev for the way she stepped up to help out on the ride home. I hope you enjoyed your day with us and hopefully we will see you again on a ROT ride. See everyone next month and stay safe all of you.

                                                                      P.S. A big thanks to the Northern ROT guy's for the big effort to catch up with us at Bicheno and next year Mick and I will put our heads together and plan some more rides where we can catch up. Thank you all of you.

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                                                                        Where are all the 14 s hiding Great day out today with a quick 480ks and didn... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                                        Where are all the 14's hiding? Great day out today with a quick 480ks and didn't see another 14r or 14 on the road from Gold Coast to Lismore via ... well if you are local you'll know the many and various routes.. hope all that got out had a great day and those that didn't are happy that we did ; ) . New tyres this week

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                                                                          Well Giday People — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                                          Well Giday People!!!

                                                                          Time to put a few extra ponies in the stable.

                                                                          Living in Brisbane Queensland and chasing a recommendation or two , Rods, Pistons, Ignition, timing chain, Clutch,,,, and stage 2 Turbo,, looking for around 350/400hp at 15psi (ball park).. Is there anyone who knows a Kwaka inside out, want it done properly..

                                                                          Note the full Titanium system on bike,, will be available once I have the Turbo sorted.

                                                                          Cheers Guys,,,

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                                                                            G-day everyone!

                                                                            Well today's ROT ride was another ripper and for the last day of winter it was fantastic warn Tassie day.

                                                                            All up we had about 45 bikes turn up at Richmond. It was a pretty good trip were we parted company from the dirty boys and continued on to our first stop at Cygnet. From there it was around the Channel Hwy to our lunch time stop at the Oyster Bay Hotel at Kettering.

                                                                            On the way around one of the more interesting parts of the ride when Chris & Ally hit a large dip in the road throwing Ally out of the seat and nearly landing on Chris's head.

                                                                            It there the dirt boys joined up with us again and I heard John decided to park his BM with the wheels up again so he could check them.

                                                                            Lunch was pretty good although some of the service could have been a bit quicker, but seeing I only booked for about 25 I think they did alright. I had to laugh when Shane rang me to tell me that Smurf and himself were at Snug and some how missed a great white pub while riding through Kettering. Lol. But all ended well when they rode back and had lunch with us.

                                                                            From there it was straight back and safely home for all of us.

                                                                            All up today we did around 207 K's. To all the new guy's & girls sorry if I didn't get to say hi and will next time.

                                                                            Also today it was good to see some old faces back with us and also thank you Ethen McDevitt for making the effort to come out and say bye before he heads off to the wilds of Qld. Best of luck mate and take care.

                                                                            Anyway thank you everyone for todays great ride and see you next month.

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                                                                              As the owner and rider of the Ninja ZX 14R your are sitting on the hardest... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                                              As the owner and rider of the Ninja ZX-14R your are sitting on the hardest accelerating production motorcycle in the world. Despite that fact, and the records that have been set on the Kawasaki hyperbike, it is also a pleasure to ride under all conditions at low or high speeds and the best looking thing ever put on two wheels.

                                                                              So when you set out each day you should remember guys like Rickey Gadson and Ralph Nicholls who have set these records and won championships under controlled conditions on the same motorcycle that you ride.

                                                                              You don't have to prove anything when you are out on your Ninja it has already been done ... and the 14 speaks for itself.

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                                                                                Hi team Tyres I m in NZ we have fantastic riding roads its all about cornering... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                                                Hi team , Tyres .. I'm in NZ , we have fantastic riding roads , its all about cornering in my little world.

                                                                                Its tyre time for my Gen1.

                                                                                Ive always been a Michelin fan .. PR2 rear with Pilot Power on the front.

                                                                                Idve got a mate with a GSX14 that I always ride with and he's now running Shinkos (Verge i think is the type) and loving them !!!

                                                                                So, My question .... has anyone here tried them on their ZX ?

                                                                                I know a lot of drag strip guys use them , but with all due respect I'm keener to hear from people who dig the hard cornering mixed kind of road riding we do.

                                                                                Anyone ?

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                                                                                  Another great ROT event done and dusted.

                                                                                  Thank you everyone who came along to the ROT/Creative Coatings open day and making it a great day with about 70 people coming along. All up we raised $253.75 for Autism Tasmania.

                                                                                  A big thanks to Daz and Creative Coatings, Brighton Bakery, Covehill Butchers, Gary Adderton for his advice and help in doing the flyer for us.

                                                                                  A special thank must go to the Moto Vecchia Cafe Caravan for supplying great coffee and the $50 donation they gave us, with thanks also

                                                                                  to Steve & Jeff for manning the BBQ as well you did a great job guy's.

                                                                                  I think everybody got something from the day especially the lovely lady who came all the way from Burnie to pick up her Spyder.

                                                                                  Look forward to catching up on the next ROT ride.

                                                                                  TTFN, Dutchy

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                                                                                    Guy's I hope you don't mind me sharing this story with you.

                                                                                    One of our ROT Riders is a young woman we call the Smurf and of late she has demonstrated more courage and guts I have see in a fair while. We are all hoping for her there will be a bright outcome for her. In the last year she has ridden with us I have never heard her complain once and she faces life with a smile on her dial always. If you are looking for the true meaning of courage then in this case you do not have to look far and at times it is very humbling to be in the company of this beautiful young woman.

                                                                                    TTFN, Dutchy

                                                                                    Smurf's story.

                                                                                    Hi everyone!! Now I thought it was time for me to let the cat out of the bag...

                                                                                    Well here goes......

                                                                                    My kidney that mum gave me in 2008 has finally decided to give up after only 6 short years... its been happening for a little while but I have been able to manage without any major hiccups untill now....

                                                                                    2 weeks ago I received a phone call from my doc telling me the kidney had run its course and I was needing to start dialysis so preperations were made to have surgery to implant a tube in my tummy for this. I had this operation on wednesday last week everything went well and was discharged on thursday afternoon. And everything was fine.....or so I thought......

                                                                                    Woke up friday morning in pain and the site where my wound was, was bleeding. I was also light headed and shaking... was taken through in an ambulance and after a few tests the docs realised my kidney had failed to the point where I needed dialysis right there and then..

                                                                                    I was taken up to theatre to have a tube inserted into my jugular to immediatly start hemo dialysis. And have been on dialysis for the past 4 days while in hospital.

                                                                                    The reason I haven't told anyone about this before now is because I have always kept these sort of things to myself but I can keep this all to myself anymore. If anyone has any question/concerns im more than happy to answer them for you. Shane and mum only know a limited amount of whats going on but I know all the details so feel free to ask me.

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                                                                                      ROT Winter News Letter.

                                                                                      Ok it is a cold Saturday down here in Tassie so it is time I did another ROT news letter.

                                                                                      The ROT is now one of the biggest non organised riding groups within the state and I thank everyone who rides with us for including us in your motorcycle fun. We have close to 325 riders and pillions that now call themselves Rotters. At this point I would like to thank Shirena and Steve Burn for the job they do in keeping this thing afloat.

                                                                                      Each week more and more people are joining up with us and to all the new guy's and girls joining us a big welcome to you all. It makes me very proud to see in which direction the ROT is heading.

                                                                                      The rides are going very well with good numbers considering it is winter. Our social sip's are also going great and a big thanks to the Ocean Child for making us feel very welcome.

                                                                                      As some of you are aware in the past I have called off a couple of rides due to weather. Safety on rides is something I take very seriously and there will be times I will call a ride off.

                                                                                      Steve Burn has come up with a great idea. Seeing there are quite a few road/dirt bikes riding with us now each ride we are going to plan an alternative dirt route for the more adventurous of us. We will still start at the same place, meet for lunch and finish at the same place as well. It is not a separate ROT ride, but alternative ride and is about time as ROT rides should be for everyone. Please feel free to let me know what you think of this idea.

                                                                                      The Northern ROT is still going strong and I believe their numbers are growing as well, thanks to Mick & Stuart. They also do a ride once a month and numbers are building.

                                                                                      On Sunday the 17th Aug we are hosting a Creative Coatings - Hydrographic Printing 21 Springfield Ave day at their place in Moonah starting at 11am. We will have a Gold coin donation sausage sizzle and Moto Vecchia Cafe will have their coffee caravan selling coffee and other treats. All donations received will go to Tassie Autism to help children and families suffering from the affects of this.

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                                                                                        G day fellas thaught i d show u a pic of my bike 2 days after i baught it new — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                                                        G'day fellas, thaught i'd show u a pic of my bike 2 days after i baught it new. The missus was in shock when she stuck her nose in my garage. The pipes and front cowling weren't even off yet. My parents were more shocked when they came to see the new bike. Mum and the wife just didn't understand. GIRLS, Pffft, NO IDEA.

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                                                                                          Quick ride on the 14R this morning to take my mate to pick up his Bimota DB8... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                                                          Quick ride on the 14R this morning to take my mate to pick up his Bimota DB8, been in the shop for it's first service, and to fix the starting problem, and to change the faulty exhaust, and to fix the decals which were wrong, and to fix the faulty carbon fibre matting, among other problems. 70K apparently buys you a lot of faults in Italy. Nice bike though, but I will keep my 14R Ohlins thanks very much, 12000 k's and not one problem at all, as expected from a Kwaka. Damn fine motorcycles :) All for 22K, even better!

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                                                                                            Well woke up this morning to a nice clear cold but sunny Sunday morning, first Sunday without rain in three weeks. So it was decided to have a ROT Boy's Breakfast at Harbour Lights Cafe down by the Hobart waterfront. It turn out to be a cool ride in with the temp at around 3 degrees. After brekky PP, Kimba & Tony B decided to go play in the dirty while the rest of us headed up the mountain to play in the snow. Well it looked like a good idea from Hobart but once up there it was freezing and blowing a gale with the temp down to -1, so after some photo's it was off home for a quiet Sunday. I might add the power coming out B2's back wheel made cornering fun if not interesting, lol. Thank's to everyone who came along and big thanks to Harbour Lights Cafe for the great service and food.

                                                                                            TTFN, Dutchy

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                                                                                              G-day all!

                                                                                              A couple of weeks a go I was on a ride when I hit a rock the size of a house which took out the lower left fairing on B2. I then rang my local dealer and asked what a replacement lower LH lower would cost me $598 later I decided to look elsewhere. I sourced from Hong Kong both L & R lowers unpainted with heat shielding delivered to my door for $170 Aust. I then had to look at painting. I then decided to go with a new company starting up here called Creative Coatings-Hydrographic Printing. In the end I got both done in a carbon look for $200. They came with a 5 year warranty for cracking or bubbling. I am very happy with the finished product and intend to have my front guard and dash done in the same treatment.

                                                                                              TTFN, Dutchy.

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                                                                                                Great ride through the hills twisties yet again just cranked over 10 000 K s... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                                                                Great ride through the hills twisties yet again, just cranked over 10,000 K's and tyres are about knackered, which is not a bad effort on their part I reckon, next service means new shoes front and rear. I use the bike to commute but also like to crank her through the hills on weekends. Whilst I am no boy racer anymore I am not shy of a bit of right wrist twisting either. So what new shoes do I buy? These were standard Battlax and seemed OK to me and lasted pretty well. I don't want anything too soft as commuting will just square them off, but I don't want them to release when being hammered either. Thoughts?

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                                                                                                  How s this one for a corker I went for a bit of a blast today to see a sick... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                                                                  How's this one for a corker? I went for a bit of a blast today to see a sick friend. So there I was cruising along in a 110 K zone on a major freeway when I see I guy on a large cruiser type Harley thing pulled over pouring water from a bottle in his eye. Now I am not a fan of agricultural machinery but a fellow rider in need that may need my assistance? So I pulled over thinking he has been hit by a rock/insect/lobster entrails or some such due to wearing a silly helmet with no front on it. "Are you OK mate?" I ask concerned, "yeah I'll be ok, just got ash in my eye." Now I know we are in WA and in summer the place catches fire faster than a Aprilia fuel tank but it has been a tad wet and there is no smoke in sight. So I stupidly ask, "ash from what?" "Oh, me durry," he replies, ok, now I know they put ciggy lighters on cruisers back in the day, now they are called power points or something, so I said to the guy, "I didn't know these things had ciggy lighters." I nearly fell over when he replied, "nah mate, was using me Zippo." So this clown is riding a friggin' tractor down a freeway whilst lighting a friggin' ciggy from a friggin' Zippo lighter. Sorry Charles Darwin, if natural selection existed this wingnut's ancesters would never have made it out of the primordial swamp!

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                                                                                                    G-day all sorry this is a bit late.

                                                                                                    Well the last ride for Autumn was a ripper, and a fairly large turn up for this time of year. A big thanks to everyone who came out on a Sunday to join us for another great ROT ride. All up at one stage we had nearly 60 bikes on this ride.

                                                                                                    The day started with a beautiful morning in Richmond, sunny and all most warm. We then headed for our first stop at Orford for coffee and a stretch. It was then on for a good meal at the Bark Mill Tavern in Swansea.

                                                                                                    From there it was across the Lake Leake Road to Campbell Town. From there it was back down the Midlands for a fuel stop at Oatlands then back to Richmond for an after ride drink. I would also like to say hi to all the new riders who came along and sorry if I didn't get a chance to welcome you. I will next time.

                                                                                                    The bravery award has to go to Phil for riding his very small bike the whole way, even though he lost speed up hill, well done Phil!

                                                                                                    It was good to see no one got pinged buy the Copper on the Southern side of Swansea.

                                                                                                    Also thanks to Gerry & Elaine for coming down from Scamander to meet up with us.

                                                                                                    Anyway thank you everyone for making this a good 285 k safe ride and hope you all enjoy the day.

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                                                                                                      G-day all!

                                                                                                      Well the last ride for Autumn was a ripper, and a fairly large turn up for this time of year. A big thanks to everyone who came out on a Sunday to join us for another great ROT ride. All up at one stage we had nearly 60 bikes on this ride.

                                                                                                      The day started with a beautiful morning in Richmond, sunny and all most warm. We then headed for our first stop at Orford for coffee and a stretch. It was then on for a good meal at the Bark Mill Tavern in Swansea.

                                                                                                      From there it was across the Lake Leake Road to Campbell Town. From there it was back down the Midlands for a fuel stop at Oatlands then back to Richmond for an after ride drink. I would also like to say hi to all the new riders who came along and sorry if I didn't get a chance to welcome you. I will next time.

                                                                                                      The bravery award has to go to Phil for riding his very small bike the whole way, even though he lost speed up hill, well done Phil!

                                                                                                      It was good to see no one got pinged buy the Copper on the Southern side of Swansea.

                                                                                                      Also thanks to Gerry & Elaine for coming down from Scamander to meet up with us.

                                                                                                      Anyway thank you everyone for making this a good safe ride and hope you all enjoy the day.

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                                                                                                        Soooo close to disaster hooking in to a nice fast left hander in the hills... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

                                                                                                        Soooo close to disaster, hooking in to a nice fast left hander in the hills chasing my mate, front end just slips from under me, happened so fast it was all over before it began, luckily I was on the gas and not braking, the big beasty just righted herself and we were all good. All that went through my head was, "shit, that was lucky", Thank you Mr Ohlins, I say. Went back and had a geez, some lazy bastard had repaired the side of the road and left a nice pile of loose blue metal sitting right in the perfect line for the corner. Prick. But at the end of the day, I learnt something, whilst it is correct to concentrate on your exit point it is also important to scope the road surface, I was a bit too fixated on closing on my mates Trumpy, I will not do so again, ever! Let that be a lesson to us all.

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                                                                                                          Just wanting to know if anyone has fitted a juice box after fitting two... — KAWASAKI ZX-14R OWNERS AUSTRALIA

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                                                                                                          Just wanting to know if anyone has fitted a juice box after fitting two brothers pipes. Is the JB pro worth doing. Is there many benefits also do I need to dyno. I only have slip ons no air filter just original. Any help would be great. Oh great page. Love zx14r

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