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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:43 AM

I am fairly sure that the motorcycle age laws are the same as the car age laws Down Under, which is 16 years old for a learners license and 18 years old for a full license.

I'm definitely considering getting a motorbike when I'm a bit older.

What do you guys recommend for a first bike? The law in Australia is that learners can only have 250cc maximum, so I'm restricted by that.

Is there anything in particular that you guys think is good for a first motorcycle?

My mum has a Kawasaki ZZR600, should I ask her to keep hold of it until I'm old enough to ride it?

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It's a decent bike from what she says, although in my opinion it's ugly as f*ck.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

Looks like a sport touring. I would definitely take it if its free.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

I think its a new law from 2012, or if it was january 2013.. But to be honest its not to wierd, i live like 500 meters from"the road with most motorcycle-accidents" in the world, or in sweden im not sure

I think you had to be 21 to drive a bike before.. i know i have read that they are gonna do the same with driver-license, but then you had to be 25


but i mean, i was thinking of getting a Harley
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:11 PM

That is an impressive bike. Has a stock bobber look to it. Can honestly say I've never seen one before.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:23 PM Edited by lzw3, 14 March 2013 - 08:25 PM.

What about an older model Kawasaki Ninja?

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Pictured is the 250cc model, which would be the only option if Australia for a first bike.

Another bike I wouldn't mid is a late 90's Honda CBR

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By the time I'm riding it would probably be extremely outdated, but I've heard that CBR's, especially this model, are reliable as f*ck and can last forever.

So out of those two bikes, what would you chose?

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:03 AM

Finally got a picture of my bike. Still about 20 degrees and more snow in the forecast.

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The one on the right is my buddy's R6

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

Sweet. I bet the wait for the weather to change is killin' ya.

I thought I was going to be able to get mine out and cleaned up for the season, but it has been one sh*tty ass, rainy, and cold weekend here too.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:21 PM

It really is. Not even warm enough to give it a proper cleaning. My friend whose Yamaha that is laughed at the bike when I first got it. Then he sat on it lol. Now he's aching to take it out.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

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Yamaha Tricker 250cc. Pretty good bike. Rides perfectly for me. Although I'm underage. sigh.gif

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

Nice bike man. I was told to learn to ride on a dirt bike because they act like a regular bike would just time ten lol.

Anyway I think I. Going to get my bike painted.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:15 PM

QUOTE (ryuclan @ Friday, Mar 22 2013, 12:53)
Nice bike man. I was told to learn to ride on a dirt bike because they act like a regular bike would just time ten lol.

Anyway I think I. Going to get my bike painted.

Painting the Magna - is it just the tank and battery cover that you might get painted? What color?

I also just noticed in your pics that your bike has highway pegs...cool.

@H.I.M - nice ride. I get to ride my buddy's 250 enduro every now and then. That little f*cker is a crazy quick ride. I always feel like I'm going to wheelie off the line.
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In case you can't guess(or haven't seen this shot before) my bike is the one with the R* helmet.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:01 AM

QUOTE (trip @ Friday, Mar 22 2013, 21:15)
QUOTE (ryuclan @ Friday, Mar 22 2013, 12:53)
Nice bike man. I was told to learn to ride on a dirt bike because they act like a regular bike would just time ten lol.

Anyway I think I. Going to get my bike painted.

Painting the Magna - is it just the tank and battery cover that you might get painted? What color?

I also just noticed in your pics that your bike has highway pegs...cool.

@H.I.M - nice ride. I get to ride my buddy's 250 enduro every now and then. That little f*cker is a crazy quick ride. I always feel like I'm going to wheelie off the line.
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In case you can't guess(or haven't seen this shot before) my bike is the one with the R* helmet.

I'm think of just the battery cover and the tank. Hopefully I can get to painting other stuff like cam covers and blah blah blah. What I want to do it paint the tank Black and throw a nice big honda vinyl on the side of it, maybe in red. Like this one just without the lettering and I want it to stretch from the bottom of the tank to as close to top center as possible on both sides.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:14 AM

Big f*cking red Honda wings on a black tank would be cool.

I've been trying to find the right person to do a custom Donkey Kong scene on my back fender for a couple of years now. I always have a hard time committing to big changes on my bikes for fear that I won't be happy.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:03 AM

Yeah I know at you mean. I'm just dreading taking the thing apart. It will be my first time, and I don't want to mess anything up. I can have the tank painted at work, but I'm not sure what the price will be.

Is your bike an 1100? And did you want it air brushed?

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:28 AM Edited by trip, 23 March 2013 - 02:51 AM.

My bike works out to be like 1600 since it uses inches instead of centimeters. It has more than that though because I have a fancy exhaust with some performance parts...not just for sound.

I'm looking for airbrush work, but I want to maintain my factory pin stripe and keep the clear coat and all to match. It really just boils down to 'trust' and since I get a lot of my work done in South Philly...well...


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:36 PM

f*cking sweet bike man. I don't know how long I will wait to get a bike with over 1000cc's. Hopefully my first bike isn't too ambitious and I can handle it pretty well. In my opinion it isn't very heavy and I think I have the mentality to ride it safely. My bike is about 550lbs/249.5 kg wet, I would imagine yours is maybe 700lbs?

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

Yeah. A bit over 700lbs wet. You can't tell though. My 4'11'' wife can flat foot it with perfect balance because it is so low and well balanced.

IMO the bigger heavier bikes are easier to ride and handle unless you are looking for the thrill of a sports bike.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE (trip @ Saturday, Mar 23 2013, 02:45)
QUOTE (ryuclan @ Friday, Mar 22 2013, 12:53)
Nice bike man. I was told to learn to ride on a dirt bike because they act like a regular bike would just time ten lol.

Anyway I think I. Going to get my bike painted.

Painting the Magna - is it just the tank and battery cover that you might get painted? What color?

I also just noticed in your pics that your bike has highway pegs...cool.

@H.I.M - nice ride. I get to ride my buddy's 250 enduro every now and then. That little f*cker is a crazy quick ride. I always feel like I'm going to wheelie off the line.
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In case you can't guess(or haven't seen this shot before) my bike is the one with the R* helmet.

What is the green bike? Is it a Yamaha?

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

That is my buddy's 250 Kawasaki Enduro.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

I'm so anxious to get on the road. I got my MSF classes in May after vacation. Some potential road trips lined up if I can get the balls to ride like I want to and some awesome weather coming up next month. Hey trip do you ride in the rain? I just thought I'd ask because I usually Dont see many people riding during the spring.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

I went down heavy in the rain in '89 so I try my best to not ride in the rain. Aside from the safety part, it is totally uncomfortable if ya ask me. In the spring if the weather people say 40+% of rain I play it safe and don't ride. When they say scattered showers I might run the risk.

You'll have to join us for the 1st Sunday in November when we host the wold's largest toy run. It is indescribable, but for a short (handful of hours) one day event, we have more bikes then Daytona bike week.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (trip @ Saturday, Mar 23 2013, 19:40)
I went down heavy in the rain in '89 so I try my best to not ride in the rain. Aside from the safety part, it is totally uncomfortable if ya ask me. In the spring if the weather people say 40+% of rain I play it safe and don't ride. When they say scattered showers I might run the risk.

You'll have to join us for the 1st Sunday in November when we host the wold's largest toy run. It is indescribable, but for a short (handful of hours) one day event, we have more bikes then Daytona bike week.

Awesome I will definitely have to check that out if it isn't too cold. Last year in November we had snow so I wouldn't have rode lol. There won't be any Harley snobs or snobs in general will there? lol.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:15 AM

QUOTE (ryuclan @ Saturday, Mar 23 2013, 18:01)
There won't be any Harley snobs or snobs in general will there? lol.

Nope...It is anything with a motor. Decked out sport bikes and harley riders side by side. People with little 125cc hooked up to plastic big wheels and stuff. It is the most heart warming, feel good event you could ever take part in. There really is no way to describe it.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:30 AM Edited by H.I.M., 24 March 2013 - 05:31 AM.

QUOTE (trip @ Saturday, Mar 23 2013, 22:29)
That is my buddy's 250 Kawasaki  Enduro.

Thanks. It looks good. icon14.gif

Once I get bored of my Tricker I'm gonna get a Yamaha TW 250. The bike looks f*cking sweet and there are a lot of 'em for sale here in Sri Lanka.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE (trip @ Saturday, Mar 23 2013, 01:14)
Big f*cking red Honda wings on a black tank would be cool.

I've been trying to find the right person to do a custom Donkey Kong scene on my back fender for a couple of years now. I always have a hard time committing to big changes on my bikes for fear that I won't be happy.

Hey I just thought of something. Ever thought about getting it dipped??


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:58 AM

QUOTE (ryuclan @ Sunday, Mar 24 2013, 15:57)
QUOTE (trip @ Saturday, Mar 23 2013, 01:14)
Big f*cking red Honda wings on a black tank would be cool.

I've been trying to find the right person to do a custom Donkey Kong scene on my back fender for a couple of years now.  I always have a hard time committing to big changes on my bikes for fear that I won't be happy.

Hey I just thought of something. Ever thought about getting it dipped??

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Yeah...I'm weird and poor to boot. Dipping would be fun, but then you kind of lose out on the artistic one of a kind edge.

I don't really have a good shot of it but I have a lot of space to work with on that back fender. I will get it done, but I'm in no rush - sh*t it took me years just to get the derby cover I have. Not to be a freaky dork but I want to get a scene of Donkey Kong ripping someone out of a car GTA style. Not matter what it would look cool, and if only one person gets the odd double reference that would be a bonus.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:37 AM

Hmmm, I know what you mean. I'm broke too and there are way too many things I want. I need a windshield, some lower profile handlebars, riding boots. Just got my helmet and my gloves are on the way. Don't even know when I'll have the money to get it painted.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:04 AM

If you already don't know.
http://www.leatherup.com/
You can save $100s on gear(and tons of other stuff) there. Trust me - I have no connection and I'm not advertising, it is just that when I found this place I sh*t myself with how great they are.

50+ and no rain this weekend. Looks like my season starts on Saturday.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

Buddy was supposed to give me a small lesson today but I think he's pissed at me because I didn't go out bowling with him last night. No skin off my ass though. I had sh*t I needed to do.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

Ryu, it sounds so much like your talking about IV haha!




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