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Old 12-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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SoCal rider..just stepped up to a gixxer

Hey guys.. new to your site and surprised i didn't come here sooner...

i picked up my 11' 600 a few months ago.. I was riding the 09 ninja 250 for a few months but it doesnt have any power at 80mph.. there are tons of things i hated about that bike but lets move on..

i was looking at the gixxer, 848 evo, R6 & R1.. the gixxer felt right and looks awesome in blue and white.. after looking at for months... i took my wife down to the dealership and had them reinforce the benefit of a new bike with double the payment over small bike which will get me killed.. it worked

a lil about me... I am addicted to coffee.. i have been building and racing cars for the last 18 years but 500 rwhp does nothing in LA traffic.. so, riding fills the excitement when not messing with the mustang..
i also love shooting.. i try to get to the range every day off i can.. i shoot everything but i love the 22lr

im glad to be a part of this board and i hope to learn tons from here
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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i took my wife down to the dealership and had them reinforce the benefit of a new bike with double the payment over small bike which will get me killed.. it worked
Welcome to the forum

Dont understand what youre sayin about the small bike getting you killed
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site bro, Bow tie FTW!!! post some pics up of your ride .


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Old 12-03-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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Dont understand what youre sayin about the small bike getting you killed


But welcome nonetheless.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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Dont understand what youre sayin about the small bike getting you killed
the ninja 250 doesn't do much after 85mph... i need to know that when im at freeway speed that the bike has lots more to give when i twist the throttle... the suspension was poor at best... its awesome.. for a scooter
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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Gotcha. I slapped a turbo on my 250 and I never worried about getting run over by another Yaris again
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #7
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Gotcha. I slapped a turbo on my 250 and I never worried about getting run over by another Yaris again

What don't you turbo
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:47 PM   #8
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ninja 250 getting you killed? i confuse
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #9
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the suspension was poor at best... its awesome.. for a scooter
Coz you are right at the cutting edge of rider skill, aren't you....I hope you've got your gas charged Ohlins forks on the way to your door



I hope in those couple of months you managed to find some corners and actually got to ride the 250.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:59 PM   #10
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the ninja 250 doesn't do much after 85mph... i need to know that when im at freeway speed that the bike has lots more to give when i twist the throttle... the suspension was poor at best... its awesome.. for a scooter
Welcome to GDC.
LOL. That excuse may work on other newbies mate. As far as power, suspension and other stuff goes, tell that to Troy Bayliss below. Now that is cool
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #11
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never seen that before ^^^ but def looks cool....



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Old 12-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #12
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im sure if i said "i love the 250...." i'd get 10 guys flaming the other way..
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #13
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^ nope , different strokes for different folks. 250s are great bikes :thumb up:


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Old 12-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #14
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Re: SoCal rider..just stepped up to a gixxer

Most people here love the little bikes for their fantastic handling and huge importance as a learning platform.

Also, if you care about getting flamed, you're doing it wrong. Don't say one thing because it's what you think is going to be the "right" answer for us, say what you think. You're going to be mocked from time to time regardless; this is the internet. Might as well relax and not worry about crossing stories, right? You're among good folk, here. Relax, and welcome to GDC!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:25 PM   #15
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #16
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:37 PM   #17
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Ever heard the expression "Take your finger out"?
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:28 PM   #18
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Ever heard the expression "Take your finger out"?
Yeah, after she has got used to it and is comfortable with what you are doing.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #19
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Welcome OP! post pics of your bike. I had a 250 the same model as yours and it was awesome. A lot of fun in a different way.

What kinda cars do you build? Im guessing ford pushrods by your username.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #20
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cars,bikes,girls,and guns. thats the life man. haha welcome man!
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