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post #46 of 107 Old 07-09-2011, 1:20 PM
 
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Re: Young inexperienced rider

I really don't see what the big deal is. I have zero ride time. I jumped on my 900 hit 3 expressways and rode over 40 miles to work as soon as I put the tag on. Personally, I feel like you can ride any size bike as long as you respect it and be extremely careful. Ride with in your means. Don't act like you can ride when you know you can't. I got past by a female rider with heels on. That was a downer u ride that thing good luck!!!
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Same thing here...never on a bike in my life. Jumped on my 929 this morning that i just finished putting back together (it was wrecked) and was out for 2 hours with no problems. Just have to respect the bike your riding.
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Yeah thats true mate. i have been riding mine for two days, and loving it. i dont find it hard to ride at all, its 100% under control. i booked in for an advance training course next month on a track.

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Any chance you can get some tips out of him?
I'm building an EX250R engine currently, it's laid out around me on the floor tonight :-)
Doing some research looking to see if there's a four-cylinder head I can cut up to fit it, something with 74mm bore centres :-)
Haven't looked at what I can do to improve the strength and reliability of the bottom end yet so any tips in that direction would be enormously appreciated.
Damn, you ask questions too??? Good to know theres some normalicy there and you havnt been around since the invetion of the motorcycle lol
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Damn, you ask questions too??? Good to know theres some normalicy there and you havnt been around since the invetion of the motorcycle lol

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When the post came in I happened to be sitting here inspecting engine bits and checking online to determine which bits were superceded by Kawasaki during the engine's 22-year lifespan. I figure those bits are the most likely to be failure points so I'll replace and/or improve those. Considering the EX250 has been hammered by the most inexperienced and ham-fisted learner riders for 22 years I'm impressed that so few parts were deemed to require improvement. A few bits are still being used unchanged in the new-design '08-'11 engine as well.
The crank seems to be the common failure on these when they are mistreated so I'm trying to discover what sorts of mods are made in the race engines to improve oil feed to the bigends. I'm wondering if it's worth running an external hose directly to each main journal. And when they do let go they really mess up the valve train, so I'm looking for a different head that's a reasonably easy swap. I'd like to get rid of the cast rockers and use a shimmed head if possible, as they've done with the '08-'11 model.

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I am the example that others should learn from :-)
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Same thing here...never on a bike in my life. Jumped on my 929 this morning that i just finished putting back together (it was wrecked) and was out for 2 hours with no problems. Just have to respect the bike your riding.
hmmmm careful
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Re: Young inexperienced rider

If you crashed your 250 out of panic, you will crash the 1000 as the panic will happen much faster except with far worse consequences...

swaying to the symphony of destruction!!!!
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If you crashed your 250 out of panic, you will crash the 1000 as the panic will happen much faster except with far worse consequences...
yeah that's the lesson i learned, i dont panic on this bike, no jokes it handles better than my 250!!! accelerating from the lights today, i nearly pulled the front wheel up abit! if i had panicked i wouldnt be replying now
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Re: Young inexperienced rider

Take your time, invest in training, show some restraint and you will be fine.

One of my riding buddies has an 08 CBR1K and it is his first bike. No dramas so far.

This learning experience will be governed by what is between your ears, and seeing as you were open enough to raise the subject in the first place it sounds like you have the right frame of mind to take on this enjoyable challenge.

Good luck and ride safe, your ride looks great

Sometimes I wish I was a faster rider, but there's no heroes in the graveyard..............
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thanks mate i really appreciate that...
and your signature is really meaningful, full on woke me up!
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thanks mate i really appreciate that...
and your signature is really meaningful, full on woke me up!
I am wondering, are there safety courses in Australia?
Please forgive my ignorance. I have no idea.

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thats allright mate.
yeah we do have safety courses courses here, to get your license you need to do one obviously.
i live in outer suburbs full of nice roads, motorcycle deaths have risen by 37% from this time last year. so the council was offering free motorcycle safety courses for all the riders in the area for about 3 weeks.
so yeah there are plenty of them courses around.
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thats allright mate.
yeah we do have safety courses courses here, to get your license you need to do one obviously.
i live in outer suburbs full of nice roads, motorcycle deaths have risen by 37% from this time last year. so the council was offering free motorcycle safety courses for all the riders in the area for about 3 weeks.
so yeah there are plenty of them courses around.
Let me bug you a little more...
Who is the council and who conducts the courses? I am interested in what the curriculum looks like. Is it for new or experienced riders or are there two different courses offered?

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thats allright mate.
yeah we do have safety courses courses here, to get your license you need to do one obviously.
i live in outer suburbs full of nice roads, motorcycle deaths have risen by 37% from this time last year. so the council was offering free motorcycle safety courses for all the riders in the area for about 3 weeks.
so yeah there are plenty of them courses around.


Not compulsory over this side.

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