My first bike [pics]

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by rubba-chikin, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. rubba-chikin

    rubba-chikin New Member

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    Hi all,

    Just realised theres a bike forum here, so I thought I'd make a post in here as well as offtopic :)

    Just picked her up a few days ago, Kawasaki ZX-2R got about 50 thou on the bike, engine has been replaced cause it died from something rubbing and getting metal filings into the cylinders turning it to shit. New engy has about 10 thou on it. New tyres, fork seals and recently been serviced and its got a snazy looking aftermarket pipe to boot.

    Not too keen on the purple paint, but I couldn't pass it up for $3.5k aud. Hey its my first bike anyway the likelyhood of putting it down is quite high anyway. Not like its green and pink or something.

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    Didn't skimp on the gear either spent about 1k aud so far on just a jacket, gloves and lid
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    Been driving a cage for 3.5 years and I've done 1 day out of the 2 of my Q-Ride course (similar to your riding course) and loved it so far, will come out of that with an open license but I opted for a 250 as a first bike so I'll stay alive a bit longer and I couldn't afford a bigger bike atm anyway being fresh out of uni.

    Took her for a burn yesterday with my dad following who is a licensed rider and hit the power at about 10 grand and nearly shat myself :eek3:

    Can't wait to hit it again, the rush was awesome! I'm absolutely loving it! :bigthumb:


    Saving up for riding boots and draggins once the bank balance recovers, bit low atm heh :)


    So what do yas think of that as a first setup?
     
  2. about:blank

    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    19,000 RPM redline? :eek3: I wish we got those here. Awesome bike, totally jelous :hs:

    Ride safe and have fun. :bigthumb:
     
  3. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    damn, i want one.
     
  4. Lowneon

    Lowneon Author of Illegal street racing for dummies.

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    Great first bike. Nice choice on gear as well. Welcome to the addiction.
     
  5. ryguy461

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    :werd:
     
  6. GCEX

    GCEX Drifting Along

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  7. ANDREW!!!!!!

    ANDREW!!!!!! Guest

    thats a good bike, should last some time
     
  8. Sweet bike :cool:

    I reved my 250RR up to 16k and it screams! Have fun and ride safe!
     
  9. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    ZX-2R? Whoa... :eek3:
     
  10. Ronin

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    i didnt even know zx-2rs existed, one more bike to add to my brain :)

    nice helmet btw 2
     
  11. Esp69st

    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    NICE RIDE DUDE... take care of it...
     
  12. jp1

    jp1 Guest

    congrats, and yes, welcome to the addiction!

    my first bike was (is) a Katana 600, and yes, the first time I romped hard in the power band, I almost pooed myself too....

    just remember, look where you want to go, and you'll go there....... target fixation can be a killer
     
  13. dublife

    dublife Guest

    i have seen that bike before.
    who did you buy it from?
    have you posted pics of it on another board before?
     
  14. deadbolt

    deadbolt New Member

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    what year is it? sorry if its been posted
     
  15. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    send it to me when youre done :)
     
  16. Orestes

    Orestes Guest

    that looks much better than the kawi 250 we have in the US. nice helmet too.
     
  17. Gotcha38

    Gotcha38 OT Supporter

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    Why couldn't they make my ninja 250 look like that? I wonder if the fairings will change over.
     
  18. acedanger

    acedanger I'm a lover, and I'm a sinner

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    nice bike, welcome
     
  19. hopeudiemahc

    hopeudiemahc "stay true to yourself and follow your heart. Giv

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    man i need to move from the dirt to the street
     
  20. hopeudiemahc

    hopeudiemahc "stay true to yourself and follow your heart. Giv

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    nice bike dude
     

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