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  • #61
    Here's a real graph of a stock VJ22's power output (measured at rear wheel)



    (the two steps where the graph gets steeper are the 2 stages of the power valves opening).
    “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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    • #62
      Just bought a CBF250 and its a great bike for your first year

      Good balance and power and riding is great

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      • #63
        V2 of this thread comming soon.
        In complete darkness we are all the same. It is only our knowledge and wisdom that seperate us. Dont let your eyes deceive you.
        Its the little things that make the difference
        Originally posted by IPIT on relationships
        If either/both of you can take a dump with the other person being next to you within a week of meeting them then you're in with a VERY good chance.

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        • #64
          can any one explain to me what the diffrence between a CBR250 RR and a CBR 250 R is ?

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          • #65
            i think the RR has twin disc rotors and the R single for starters... and different swing-arms... and the RR feels different under your arse - got a more sportier feel...

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            • #66
              Nice thread I'm looking at a yamaha rz 250...1983 model...2 stroke,.parallel twin..Just need to scrape the funds together,..so its great how you spell out all the 'other' costs..thx

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              • #67
                Thanks, This was very helpful,
                I have been riding my ZZR 250 for just over a year, and want to move up to the open class, but have a lack of money situation atm.
                But all the info on here was great.
                Awesome read

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                • #68
                  thanks!

                  really good info, especially the extra tips, thanks!

                  I'm new to biking but I have another good resource to add to where to buy second hand bikes.

                  basically a free online trading post. lots of bikes on there, and I picked up mine pretty cheap too
                  Last edited by Jonhuddo; 15-11-2009, 03:21 PM. Reason: fixing link

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                  • #69
                    Trading post has a lotta bikes as well..Only problem is,..the listings have remained pretty much the same for months..When i rang up about one,.the guy said it sold yonks ago but he could not remove the ad..Maybe its more of an east coast thing?
                    Hey has anyone got ideas on helmets?..Like what to look for..or latest/greatest etc?
                    Brarp!!..brarp!!..brarp!!

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                    • #70
                      bikesales.com.au is another good site for bikes cheap ones are on gumtree or the quokka
                      ZZR250 FTW!

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                      • #71
                        For Sale

                        If anyone is keen Ive got a Yamaha XVS 250 (V star) cruiser for sale.

                        I love this bike, heaps of fun! great first bike but now i feel like im cheating on it when i ride my 600.

                        Needs to go quick sale so cheap price.

                        PM me for more details

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                        • #72
                          Please post here http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/motorbikes/ if your selling.

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                          • #73
                            i ended up with a hyo. insurance comprehensive for a year was 288 with swann

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Cobba View Post
                              i ended up with a hyo. insurance comprehensive for a year was 288 with swann
                              Good luck with that, hope it doesnt screw up on ya. many in the past have fallen apart at 1 year, so keep a watchful eye on it and service regularly

                              Not sure why no one recommends a zx-2r for learning if you want the sports feel. Its quicker than zzr and the REAL ninja. or have i got something wrong
                              Originally posted by Ambian
                              When I was a wee boy I use to whack off to escort adds in the yellow pages, o'course... those yellow women on the pages forever gave me a warped view of the Simpsons...

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by SP33D View Post
                                Good luck with that, hope it doesnt screw up on ya. many in the past have fallen apart at 1 year, so keep a watchful eye on it and service regularly

                                Not sure why no one recommends a zx-2r for learning if you want the sports feel. Its quicker than zzr and the REAL ninja. or have i got something wrong
                                Dont worry. Go for the zx2r. it will entertain you throughout the RE year. For your test its a bit trickier then most 250's due to its aggressive seating position, it makes u turns a little harder but i passed so its not impossible.
                                :aus-salute: Yer thats ULTIMATE :aus-salute:

                                Originally Posted by lobes89 View Post
                                Yea I like the bike but it's hard to get my foot under the brake lever

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