I picked up my bike yesterday!!!1

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  1. Mr 20Valve

    Mr 20Valve OT Supporter

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    Woo!! :bigthumb:

    picked it up yesterday morning...

    It's a Yamaha FZR250-R, 1989 model.

    I love it. first time ive ever ridden a bike! :love:
    i'm still too scared to ride it onto the busy roads around my area (plus, i havent got a bike license yet - im going next weekend for the course :x: ) im sure ill get my conidence up in the following few days.
    check it out: (better photos to come, thee are the ones off eBay)

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    yay! :bigthumb:
     
  2. GCEX

    GCEX Drifting Along

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    Good luck man. Practice coming to complete stops and getting it going again. I thought I had it DOWN, but when you're in thick traffic for the first time you just get nervous and stall. :hs:
     
  3. Mr 20Valve

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    thanx man. :bigthumb:

    yeah, i really need to practise my hill starts... im afraid to rev it too much when im taking off incase i accidentally pop a wheelie & crash & die. :hs: (not that theres much chance on my little 250, but im just really paranoid, thats all)
     
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    killteam54 CBR600RR>*.sportbike

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    As long as you slip the hell out of the clutch, you won't wheelie that easy on a 250
     
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    Good luck and have fun! Be Careful!
     
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    congrats and happy riding.
     
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    Front fairing sorta looks like a RC-45. Very :cool: Keep the shiny side up!
     
  8. Mr 20Valve

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    well, ive already dropped it! :hs:

    was doing a really low speed U-turn (something ive never tried before) , planted my foot, and SPLAT! :(

    cracked the front fairing (which i later fixed with SuperGlue :bigthumb: ) and scratched the stickers on the side a little bit, but otherwise its okay...

    that'll teach me to start riding before ive done my learner license course... :hs:

    my confidence is growing slowly... made it to 120km/h last night when there was not traffic around... scared the piss outta me! :eek3: feels a hell of a lot faster than it does in a car! (duh!) :eek3:
     
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    Old school Rocket, I DIG it :bigthumb:
     
  10. Mr 20Valve

    Mr 20Valve OT Supporter

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    why didnt i buy a bike years ago?

    its so much fun! :bigthumb:

    :love:
     
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    pull the fairings off for now, while you practice.


    naked bikes are the new hotness anyway :o
     
  12. Mr 20Valve

    Mr 20Valve OT Supporter

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    im getting a full second set of fibreglass fairings anyway...

    that way i can drop it on the original (already cracked) fairings & ride around for a while, then when im on my full license & confirdent enough not to keep dropping it, ill whack on the new ones... :bigthumb: (im thinking pearl white w/ charcoal & red tribal flames... ;) )
     
  13. The Acclude

    The Acclude Makin' love is cool, but sometimes she needs her h

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    fuck I wanna buy a 250 so bad now :coold: how much did you pick it up for? Miles etc?
     
  14. Mr 20Valve

    Mr 20Valve OT Supporter

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    bought it for $3,000 AUD, and its got 46,000 km's on it...

    (thats $2,200 USD and 28,500 miles)


    got my learners permit today too! :bigthumb: now i can ride without constantly looking over my shoulder for cops. :coold:
     
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    :coold: be safe out there
     

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