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Old Geezer gets a bike!

Discussion in 'Showcase' started by Mcsenna, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Well almost. Got my L's today and am picking up the new toy on Saturday morning. New to me anyway.
    Doing the course after more years off the bike than Moses was an interesting experience, anyway got through. But I meander off topic...the bike.
    After much reading, listening and soul searching I decided on a 250. Light, manouverable and cheap.
    I have a lot of practice to do before I will feel anything near confident. The bike of choice is a 2005 Kawasaki GPX250R, it's done 35k and I have the full history of the bike which was bought new by the current owner.
    After I pick it up Saturday and make it back from the pickup point about 80 Kim's away And if my hands aren't shaking too much, I will post a pic.
    I guess you guys have all seen plenty of these but I will post it anyway.

    May the Tarmac Gods smile in my direction.


  2. Welcome Geezer

    Post it up when you can, we may have seen others, but we haven't seen yours.

    Just take care on the trip home and go at your own pace.
  3. You bet JB, will have eyes in the back of my head, and the ones in the front of my head will be the size of flying saucers.
  4. Congrats mate!! Nothing better then getting your l's then riding your own beast on the open roads :D

  5. welcome to NR, just take your time when you're first on the bike, learn the contorls, feel etc, make sure you travel the speed within your limits!!
    Maybe someone in SA might even offer you an escort to take some pressure off.
    either way, good luck, and as 'they' always say, ride your own ride!!
  6. Good luck in the ride home mate. Ride safe and enjoy!
  7. Hey bloke
    Good luck
    What part of sa you at ?
  8. East side, picked up the new bike but chickened out and trailered it back. Probably just as well the front tyre was stuffed and the chain had about 80mm play in it. All fixed now and buzzing around the neighbourhood in between rain showers and making a general nuisance of myself.
    Still pretty nervous.
  9. Well done and welcome to NR

    Cheers Jeremy
  10. That's great man! Welcome to NR. I'm a fellow GPX rider. (;
  11. What great taste you have. My 250 has done 40,000 ks and seems to run sweetly and I like the general build quality of the bike. When I last rode, the cops were on BSA bikes and the Japs hadn't really got much happening, how times have changed.
    I would definately look at another Kawasaki for my upgrade when the time comes.
  12. Well here it is, not very good at this computer image stuff so I hope it meets the required size etc.
    2005 Kawasaki GPX250R with 39,000k on the clock. One previous owner, another old geezer who will now have to stick to his old BSA. It zips around the burbs pretty weel and will do the job for the next year or so I reckon, or until the L plates go anyway.


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  13. nice bike! I used to have an all green GPX same year as yours, was very nice to ride at a leisurely pace and great for a learner
  14. "leisurely" is the operative word, I'm too old to end up in the scrub. What do you ride now?
  15. unfortunately I let my L's lapse... so have just ordered a new ninja 650 and will be starting from scratch.