Just a note to say thanks. My latest bike is an '03 ZX-9R. A lot of the reasons behind choosing this bike had to do with the great things that I have read about it, especially as written by TeeTee in his support of the "real world street bike" concept.
Just throwing on some break in miles now, Vancouver to Princeton return trip today. One fuel stop, no crippling pain (I'm older then you so it matters!) Stable as my couch on those long downhill runs in the wind.
I have picked up a lot of great info on this site about tuning, maintenance, gear, etc. Thanks to all you guys and girls who make the effort to help the rest of us.