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Buddy to look at bike

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by disk_1, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. Hi guys,

    Well, as I have stated in another post I got my learners.

    I am wondering if there is anyone in my area (Doncaster) who would be willing to check out a bike with me on the weekend. I will chuck a free lunch in there for the kind individual (Subway, lol)



    Basically I am after someone who can test ride the bike and offer some advice on condition etc. I am capable of testing the bike but I know someone who has a bit of onroad bike experience will be able to read a bike better and spot potential issues with it.

    I am happy to pick up such person and deliver back home.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
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  2. Which weekend?
     
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  3. what bike?
     
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  4. I want an RS250 but after i read the troubles apriliagirl went through it has got me thinking. Someone convince me please because I do have a bit of offroad experience with 2 strokes and power bands. Even ridden RS250/125 before

    The only options of decent sized bikes are the Hysosung GT250R and the Kawasaki ZX2R which was also of a decent size. I called someone today about a ZX2R which is on the market. I wanted to look at it next weekend if it doesnt sell before hand.

    GT250R is a bit of a gamble. Not really after a brand new bike. I dont mind some slight cosmetic damage as I will proabably drop my bike several times as I attempt to go up and down my driveway. It is so friggen steep.

    I am about 6' 2" so I find the CBR's etc a little cramped

    Any takers?

    Tom
     
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  5. I can help you look but I have all of 5 months biking experience. :grin:
    I'm in templestowe, PM me if you're interested.
     
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  6. PM sent to im.on.it

    tom
     
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  7. you are in good hand.. disk_1.

    iam.on.it :woot:


    dun mind me asking.. how much, what year? any photos?
     
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  8. yeah good point got any background info on the bike?
     
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  9. Background info

    1990 Kawasaki ZX2R - which model would this make it 'A' 'C'?

    31,000 k's (could be anything, lol)

    $4000

    Comes with registration but says no RWC - hmmm

    Scratching on LHS fender. Looks like possible crack maybe. Description says it has only minor LHS scratching. Will have to investigate further. I am not overly concerned with having a perfect bike. Pic below

    bikezx2rpic1.

    Thanks for replies,
    Tom
     
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  10. Most replies will be better suited to testing for you, I'm on my L's and have been riding my CBR250RR for only about 5 weeks all up.

    If you can't find anyone else, PM me and i'll be happy to help :)
     
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  11. Bike has been sold :(

    thanks for offers of help everyone

    Much appreciated. Will pop back on again when I can find another suitable bike.

    PM sent im.on.it

    cya,
    Tom
     
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  12. Good choice in bikes!
    Go Ninja!!

    I guess I could give you a hand when you next find a bike.
    I've got one and had heaps of problems with mine and I can probably help you out.

    Was that the six inch or a foot long you were offering?? :LOL:
     
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  13. hey 250ninjas

    I have organised to have a look at another bike on sunday. It is still on the market :p ... Gotta call sunday morning to organise a time for sunday afternoon as he is pretty busy.

    it is a 1990 kawasaki zx2r

    21,000 k's

    yellow

    registration has expired and no RWC

    if you are interested 250ninja's i can pick you up and drive you if you like. im.on.it is a bit busy on sunday. I sent you a PM

    You can have whatever size you like :p

    cya,
    tom
     
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  14. yeah depends how deep you can take it :p
     
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  15. Just for the record, I'm no mechanic or expert.
    Some of the problems I encountered were
    a loose cam chain
    incorrect light bulbs-they drew too much current and stopped the alternator from charging battery
    faulty back break light
    loose front mud guard
    worn brake pads
    cosmetic damage
    broken throttle cable

    I recon you shouldn't buy anything without a roadworthy,
    but..
    part of the joys of owning a bike is doing some work on it yourself.
    well thats what I tell myself, to justify having the bike :grin:
     
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  16. I knew I was gonna get hit with that!
    but still I put it up! :)
     
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  17. woah... lets keep it G rated boys :p

    PM sent again 250ninjas

    cya,
    tom
     
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  18. what? iam.on.it is busy on Sunday? :roll: :roll: :roll:

    Probably going out to look for his BBM friends...

    So Tom, you are in a market for a ZXR250 eh? We can keep an eye our for ya.... Tell me more about this yellow one..
     
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  19. Well cash,

    1990 Kawasaki ZX2R

    21,000 k's apparantly

    complianced in 2001

    Lady owner - hmmm.

    no rego or RWC - ran out and apparantly CBF getting it worked out

    previous light fairing damage

    hmm... rear wheel drive , lol

    $4000

    250ninja said he should be able to give me a hand. Cheers. I will be after a mechanical inspection too to make sure not too much is needed for RWC or general servicing etc.

    thanks for the interest,
    tom
     
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  20. have you ridden any bikes since you got your learners yet Tom?
    If your worried about testing the bike yourself you can have a go on mine.
    can ride it around the car park gain some experience so you can test ride the bike when you check it out.
     
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