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New rider from Melbourne

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by BlackKwaka, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Hi all,

    I've been lurking for a while, thought I should pipe up and say hello.

    I have a 2012 Kawasaki Z1000 (black) & I'm from Melbourne.

    Hoping to get out on a few social rides if there are any open ones going :)
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  2. Good onya for piping up and saying hello in here, appropriately.

    Nice beast the Z1000...lots of our esteemed riders herein operate on such angry, fire-breathing, peace-destroying maniacal 2-wheeled weapons...

    So you'll fit right in :D

    Welcome aboard.
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  3. #3 Greydog, Apr 15, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2013
    Lots? I know 4, including me, although the faired version is around too.

    Welcome to NR from another Z rider.

    ETA: In Vic that is...
  4. gday mate, you staying with BlackKwaka as i will be deleting Melb222?
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  5. Welcome from another Z rider. .

    If you're interested in social rides you should check out the Sunday ride thread. There's usually at least a Z or two there most weeks.. Saturday practice can be a good place to meet people too..

    I look forward to seeing you around.
  6. Yes thanks, couldn't work out how to delete it myself.
  7. #7 BlackKwaka, Apr 15, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2013
  8. Welcome to NR. :)
  9. Ha! You've got the forward LEDs too. @streetmaster put some on his Z and I liked them so got him to do mine too.

    ETA Although mine turn off when the bike is off.
  10. haha yep, we both copied off a fella from the UK on the z1000forum ...

    Mine are linked to the "city light" as its described in the service manual (useless little bulb in between the headlights). Couldn't get a decent pic with the headlights turned on.

    It turns off when i take out the key.

    I am considering putting some led's behind the fairing for the air intake to highlight the honeycomb pattern they have....not sure how it will look. Ill post pics of my fail.
  11. That damn bulb only makes its presence felt when you turn the key off too far, leave it on and flatten the battery. Haven't done it yet but a close call once.
  12. My bike doesn't have it (as far as I'm aware).. Key doesn't have that extra position. .
  13. Hmmm maybe Kwaka learned their lesson by the time the 2013 models came out. Do you have the little torch bulb btw your headlights!
  14. Welcome to Netrider @BlackKwaka
    Excellent choice there!!! (y)
    We're taking over the world!!! :blackalien:
    Yup! :sneaky:
  15. Usually plenty of rides during the week in the evening & (weather permitting) on the weekends too. :)
    I quite often run a 'Learner/newer Riders on a Sunday when I don't have the kids.
    All levels are welcome, up front is usually a 'slightly' quicker pace!!
    Just check the 'Ride & event announcements thread. (y)