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Safety Gear and Bike!

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by Squiggly, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. For some reason i aint allow to post in my original thread, so ill make a new one. https://netrider.net.au/forums/showthread.php?t=126931 so ill follow on from my last thread.

    Ok update,

    Thanks for all the replies, the only reason i mention the power of the 250's as i was worried about going up hills and losing momentum, I believe not have enough power is just as dangerous as having too much. I got my learners (YAY), I was expecting more too it. Since the last bike I road was 6 years ago, I thought I would struggle. I have been doing a lot of research on which bikes, well I think I have narrowed it down to too bikes, CBR250RR or ZX2R. My main concern, I have been reading about people doing engine swaps on the bikes that have between 30,000-60,000km’s as the original engine is flogged out, should I be concern as a lot of these bikes forsale have those types of km’s? I would like to buy privately as it’s hell of a lot cheaper but im not exactly sure what to look for, bearings in steering? Chain and sprocket stretched? Rattle in engine? RWC? But a RWC doesn’t really mean the bike won’t fail in 200km’s.

    I have been doing a lot of reading and investigating on gear. I think I have chosen my beginner kit, what you guys think?






    I know I haven’t chosen leather pants, but I will buy a pair when I do track days ect ect, this is just a start up set and something a bit comfortable I hope. I do realise I could save a couple of hundred dollars if I buy over the net but I’m not exactly sure on my sizes and would like to keep the money in Australia, also I hoping I get a bit of a discount buying everything from one store. (I was also amazed that its not a HUGE saving buying from overseas) unlike my snowboarding stuff, boots were ¼ the Australian price.

    I don’t know if I have forgotten something, thanks for the replies. I hope to learn more.