OK, so I am thinkin about trading in the old girl and getting a new ride. I've come close to getting an 05 R6 Raven but bailed in the end. Now, I've never really liked or wanted to ride a Kawasaki, but the 05 636 has really caught my eye. For me it's always been about Suzuki or Honda.
I started doing some research into the 636 and it sounds like it has got everything one could need in a middle weight sportbike. Light weight, plenty of power, 5 spokes and that tasty slipper clutch. Pretty much ya don't have to change anything on it, except maybe the exhaust, but even then. Oh yeah, and those wave rotors
My buddy just got an 04 636 and already he's complaining about the transmission slipping into neutral between 4th and 5th gears. He just took it into RMS (god only knows why ANYONE would go there) and of course they said they checked it out and couldn't find any problems with it. I asked if they had taken it apart and looked inside the gearbox, and they said no. Of course not, cause that would be too much like doing some fuckin work wouldn't it?? Sorry got on a side rant!!
So my questions are these. Who ownes one, what do you think, any problems with it so far??? What do ya think of the new slipper clutch? Is it comfy? Does that exhaust get hot? Is there even space under the seat anymore with that exhaust? Did you manage to get frame sliders on it without cutting up the fairings? Where did you buy it and do you feel you paid a fair price for it?
I know it's a lot of questions, but it's a big decision. Thanks in advance for the input