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Kamikaze
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:50 pm    Post subject: Advice on learner bikes Reply with quote

Ive built a sudden interest for bikes Very Happy . For the past couple of months all i'm ever doin is BIKES. Reading books, magazines, browsing the net, talkin wiv otha bikers, the list is endless.
Ive fallen for the Kawasaki's and av decided to invest in Kawasaki's.
I need feedback from riders of their experinces and opinions as to which bike is good for learners.

Ive got my CBT course in a couple of weeks. Once obtained im going to need a Bike. SO i need 2 know what Kawasaki bikes are good learners bikes?

Ive herd alot about the ZX2r. Yes/No Question
And if yes, im having diffculty in finding them in the U.K
Or are there N E other good learner bikes Question

U Know Wat I Mean. Cheers

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a wind up?

You won't find a ZX-2R cos there's no such thing. Do you mean a ZX-10R?

Not the wisest choice for a learner bike, not without a gumshield and an advanced funeral booking.

Any 5 or 600cc you care to mention will do you nicely. (well.....almost.)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if learning to ride I can highly recommend filling your tyres with helium.

although modern bikes are much lighter than during their pre-war origins the wieght of them can be a bit of a handfull to those not familiar with riding.

therefore filling tyres with helium will significantly reduce unsprung weight for those less experienced and therefore make you more likely to remain rubber-side down (unless you overfill them of course! )

good luck with your CBT Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ninja998 wrote:

Any 5 or 600cc you care to mention will do you nicely. (well.....almost.)


I dont think he can do a cbt then jump on a 500 or 600 to learn on
unless he thinking about doing Direct access
even then he cannot ride his own 5 or 600 if he had one

as for a 125 get anyone cos once you get on the road you will want something bigger so you wont keep a 125 for long

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right Billy, I'd forgotten it has all changed now. I stand corrected. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The zx-2r is a real bike, more commonly badges as a zxr250, they were only sold in Japan AFAIK. They're real common as learner bikes here in New Zealand. They're a 4cyl 250, similar to the H**** vom CBR250RR and the Yamaha FZR250. A good one makes about 45hp at the crank, and they rev to 19000rpm.

HEAPS of fun if you can get your hands on one, but I would say that if they aren't common in your country then you will have a rough time getting spares for them. They make an excellent learner bike if you're not too big. If you're 6' and 120kg like me then they are a bit uncomfortable to fold yourself up onto...

http://www.250ccbikes.com/images/upload200107240555382694.jpg
http://www.250ccbikes.com/images/upload200102100151176451.jpg

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking bike for a 250 looks like the 400
are you doing a normal test once you have your cbt ?
if you do you will be restricted to 33 bhp for 2 years
or if you go ther direct access route tou can get any bike (as long as you can get it insured)
then you can think about zx6r , 636 , zxr750 , zx7r , zx9r and zzrs , Zs ,if you want a bit more comfort
if you do the normal test you can still have any bike but you will have to restrict it to 33 bhp (approx the power of a 250cc once restricted)
O and dont forget green ones are fastest :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy looks like im spamming without knowing it
what really happen is i though crash harrys post was from kamikaze Embarassed

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

torquec1 wrote:
i think your just after getting your post count up Laughing


No No if i was i would reply to your last post Very Happy

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