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PostSubject: Bikeless newbie   Sat Sep 03 2011, 12:40

Hey hey,

Shortie rider here who is currently bikeless. I've owned a couple VTR250s and hoping to get another bike soon. I haven't ridden since January this year and I'm just itching to ride again. On beautiful days like today I just wish I was on the bike losing myself on some twisties.

Hope to see you guys out on a ride one day.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Sat Sep 03 2011, 14:56

Agreed! Officially spring now. It's only going to get better. Enough of layer upon layer of clothing before every ride. I was bikeless myself for around 4 years before I got my current one. I know that feeling of sinking whenever a two wheeled motor zipped past me. I'm all smiles now though.
Buy urself a bike, get a smile back on...
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Sat Sep 03 2011, 15:28

Welcome Steph!! I have some good news for you. If you're after a VT250, Matchstick (on this forum) is selling hers. It's in great nick. Pm either one of us if your interested. You might be making the most of this beautiful weather before you know it Smile

Nonetheless, enjoy the forum, perhaps even come along to the start point of a ride to meet and greet! You might see some bikes you like.

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Sat Sep 03 2011, 16:29

Welcome to the site. It's definitely the time of the year to be out riding.

If you're after a learner legal Suzuki GSX650 (its been lowered) PM me as Im selling mine also
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Mon Sep 05 2011, 08:45


welcome
look fwd to the new bike soon(ish) cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Mon Sep 05 2011, 16:45


yeah you're welcome mate come and join us when you new bike... cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Mon Sep 05 2011, 18:42

Welcome aboard,
If you're that desperate for a ride, there's always room for one more on the 12.... Although no one's been stupid game enough to take me up on that yet?? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Mon Sep 05 2011, 21:16

Thanks for the welcome! Finances mean I probably won't be able to get a bike until early next year.

I'm on my fulls but only ever ridden the VTR250. Any suggestions on 600s a midget could fit? My budget will probably be about $3.5 to $4k.

A friend suggested the ER6n with lowering link, but it looks like it's out of my budget; the Street Triple with link, but I saw one at Pie in the Sky on the weekend and it looks like it doesn't have much room to drop it. It was a bit demoralising seeing all the bikes at PITS and not being one of the riders. But so many nice bikes to perv on.

Thanks for the offer 12guage. Put a guinea pig on the back, and if it survives, I might take you up on the offer one day.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Mon Sep 05 2011, 22:39

starlight wrote:
Thanks for the offer 12guage. Put a guinea pig on the back, and if it survives, I might take you up on the offer one day.

OOPs, already tried that, but I figure humans should be able to handle the G forces better.... No guarantees though.


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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Wed Sep 07 2011, 09:17

Starlight wrote:
I'm on my fulls but only ever ridden the VTR250. Any suggestions on 600s a midget could fit? My budget will probably be about $3.5 to $4k.

A friend suggested the ER6n with lowering link, but it looks like it's out of my budget; the Street Triple with link, but I saw one at Pie in the Sky on the weekend and it looks like it doesn't have much room to drop it. It was a bit demoralising seeing all the bikes at PITS and not being one of the riders. But so many nice bikes to perv on.

Hello Starlight.
My partner is short on in the height department, and when we looked at upgrading from her GPX 250 we opted for the Suzuki SV650s. It's already fairly low, however I fitted a lowering link to it and she's happy as!. It's a 2000 model and we picked it up for $4,000 on ebay last year. They are a little bit cheaper now. Good luck with your search.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Wed Sep 07 2011, 10:23

starlight wrote:


I'm on my fulls but only ever ridden the VTR250. Any suggestions on 600s a midget could fit? My budget will probably be about $3.5 to $4k.

A friend suggested the ER6n with lowering link, but it looks like it's out of my budget; the Street Triple with link, but I saw one at Pie in the Sky on the weekend...

I went from a CBR250RR to A CB600F (Hornet) and was fine. You might not be a fan of the Hornet, but I highly recommend going for a bike bigger the 250 if your on your fulls, even if it's only a 400 even. I found by getting onto a very user friendly 600, the shift to a bigger bike was easy and my riding skills dealing with more power and weight came naturally.

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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Wed Sep 07 2011, 14:16

If you are interested I have a Hyosung Comet 650 that you can ride. If your interested you could even buy it off me. It's my commute bike but I think it is about time to good bye to it.
Let me know if your interested even if it is for a ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Wed Sep 07 2011, 17:30


hi steph
welcome to nsw riders, my son has a 650 hyosung and he is not the tallest kid in the world ,
has no trouble touching the ground. they are a decent bike, you can pick them up at a fair price to. if you do buy one make sure it is no earlier than 2008 model anything before that had a few problems. hope this helps in some way. if you want any more info on them you can pm me and i will tell you every thing i know about them.
cheers bruce
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Thu Sep 08 2011, 09:34

Thanks guys. I've had a look at the seat height of the SV - it's 800mm? That's high for me (Wikipedia says the seat height of the VTR is 760mm and I had maybe another 10mm shaved out of the seat).

A quick search on the Hyo shows it seems to be slightly lower than the SV? I've sat on the Hyo GTR250 and couldn't reach the ground though. I've never really considered Hyos before because of the bad rep they have, but midgets can't really be choosers when it comes to bikes.

I can just reach the ground on the '10 Monsters, but alas, the bloody bike is way out of my price range.

Thanks for offering to let me ride your bike orendan! I appreciate it, but if I ever damaged someone's bike, the guilt would kill me.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Thu Sep 08 2011, 09:47

I know theyre not everyone's cup of tea but have you thought about a cruiser ? Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Mon Sep 12 2011, 14:30

I haven't explored cruisers because I don't think they're my cup of tea sorry. No offence!

I have a Buell mate who might be able to pillion me on a ride with you guys one day so I can come and do some bike perving and sit on some bikes, if you'll kindly let me Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bikeless newbie   Mon Sep 12 2011, 18:10

The bad rep for the hyosungs was earned from their earlier models and from what I hear rightly so, but as gixer04 mentioned the later models are much better, I have heard only good things from those who own the later models, and due to the bad rep they received for their earlier models they are priced well.



Have you looked at the GSF600 (or 650)? Well, at least the name is something like that ...Razz .

I have used it a couple of times as a hire bike while mine was getting serviced. It was a nice ride with good smooth power delivery. It felt low to me, but compared to the Daytona everything is low so maybe its not as low as I think.

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