Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 8910
Results 136 to 148 of 148

Thread: First test ride!

  1. #136
    Join Date
    7th January 2012 - 19:16
    Bike
    NC30 VFR400
    Location
    On the move!
    Posts
    442
    Please refrain from calling my first real bike a pile of cheap. Yes I know exactly what I'm getting, and what I'm doing is better organised than it looks. Thanks for the concern anyway. The stand issue has been addressed, and I've got a relatively secure location for parking, god forbid someone think its better than it really is and pinches it.

  2. #137
    Join Date
    9th October 2008 - 15:52
    Bike
    ZX14R
    Location
    wellington
    Posts
    3,514
    Quote Originally Posted by willytheekid View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Yeah...I was concerned to.



    as long as your happy GM (and looking good?)
    ...but...arn't you concerned by the numerous reports of poor quality etc?, and how much is it costing (if you don't mind me asking, Not trying to stir or anything GM, just concerned about your choice of ride-each to their own an all that...but I would hate to read that it fell of the side stand and fell to peices etc..no joke!..the plastics are very fragile...as is the whole bike frankly)
    Im not sure idd trust the you tube report alot.For guys that are running it through twisty roads on camera they arnt to skilled in transfering weight and body position.seems they were trying to get the stand down just to prove a point to me.Quality of build changes cost of purchace.Im sure the bike would be good value compaired to some of the second hand 250s on the NZ market.At the end of the day droping a bike damages fairings of any type and if its near new and insured fairings get replaced rather than repaired.It would be interesting to see what parts are worth.Its possible parts could be half the price of a ninja 250 for plastics.
    I have evolved as a KB member.Now nothing I say should be taken seriously.

  3. #138
    Join Date
    17th July 2005 - 21:28
    Bike
    Dougcati and Geoff
    Location
    Havelock North
    Posts
    9,804
    When you're done with it, pass it on to me and I'll drop an XR600 motor in it and turn it in to a tank slapping beast and crash it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul in NZ View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Ha...Thats true but life is full horrible choices sometimes Merv. Then sometimes just plain stuff happens... and then some more stuff happens.....




    Alloy, stainless and Ti polishing.
    Bling your bike out!
    PM me

  4. #139
    Join Date
    10th March 2011 - 22:19
    Bike
    2009 Suzuki Intruder 250
    Location
    North Island
    Posts
    407

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by GingerMidget View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    That indeed. But mines black with a red frame. It looks quite special
    Oh awesome the black with red frame is my favourite of the 2. You are gonna look awesome on that thing. You go girl
    Doesn't play well with others!

  5. #140
    Join Date
    7th January 2012 - 19:16
    Bike
    NC30 VFR400
    Location
    On the move!
    Posts
    442
    I'm gonna take a camera with me, so I can get some photos! I'm still rather excited. I shall take it to work friday morning, and watch them all pack themselves when I ride it through the lanes on the way home. Or fall about laughing as I stall to buggery while I get used to it...

    I have already planned to take it to the hutt to see my dad as soon as I get it. He's been making bike noises for a while now, and I really want him to get one too. Mum would flip out over it of course, but its something we can do together.

  6. #141
    Join Date
    3rd July 2003 - 11:00
    Bike
    Scorpio, XL1200N
    Location
    forests of azure
    Posts
    9,398
    kiwibiker is full of love, an disrespect.
    - mikey

  7. #142
    Join Date
    4th May 2006 - 21:17
    Bike
    1987 GPX 250
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    3,163
    Quote Originally Posted by jrandom View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Pretty much my thoughts. But shes happy and i'm not going to rain on her parade. Speaking of rain you might want to keep the bike out of it

  8. #143
    Join Date
    10th March 2011 - 22:19
    Bike
    2009 Suzuki Intruder 250
    Location
    North Island
    Posts
    407

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by GingerMidget View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I'm gonna take a camera with me, so I can get some photos! I'm still rather excited. I shall take it to work friday morning, and watch them all pack themselves when I ride it through the lanes on the way home. Or fall about laughing as I stall to buggery while I get used to it...

    I have already planned to take it to the hutt to see my dad as soon as I get it. He's been making bike noises for a while now, and I really want him to get one too. Mum would flip out over it of course, but its something we can do together.
    Awesome, definately post pics on ya profile, can't wait to see it.
    Doesn't play well with others!

  9. #144
    Join Date
    7th January 2012 - 19:16
    Bike
    NC30 VFR400
    Location
    On the move!
    Posts
    442
    I have a garage to keep it out of the rain. Its just a pain in the bum getting in and out at times.

  10. #145
    Join Date
    10th March 2011 - 22:19
    Bike
    2009 Suzuki Intruder 250
    Location
    North Island
    Posts
    407

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by GingerMidget View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I have a garage to keep it out of the rain. Its just a pain in the bum getting in and out at times.
    That's great, don't want ya new baby left out in the weather
    Doesn't play well with others!

  11. #146
    Join Date
    20th September 2009 - 13:02
    Bike
    A big Wheel, and a sponge bob scooter :P
    Location
    ...middel earth?
    Posts
    1,354
    Quote Originally Posted by GingerMidget View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Please refrain from calling my first real bike a pile of cheap. Yes I know exactly what I'm getting, and what I'm doing is better organised than it looks. Thanks for the concern anyway. The stand issue has been addressed, and I've got a relatively secure location for parking, god forbid someone think its better than it really is and pinches it.
    As I clearly stated, not trying to call your choice of ride anything!...just offering 30 yrs of riding & mechanical experiance to a newbie.
    But at the end of the day it is your choice, and I truly DO hope the purchase makes you happy and I am proven wrong in regards to build quality & reliability.
    (Its IS a very VERY nice looking bike...and being a single cylinder should have some nice character to it)

    All the best GM ...I honestly do hope this bike proves me wrong and offers you many years of fun and safe riding


    Quote Originally Posted by mossy1200 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Im not sure idd trust the you tube report alot.For guys that are running it through twisty roads on camera they arnt to skilled in transfering weight and body position.seems they were trying to get the stand down just to prove a point to me.Quality of build changes cost of purchace.Im sure the bike would be good value compaired to some of the second hand 250s on the NZ market.At the end of the day droping a bike damages fairings of any type and if its near new and insured fairings get replaced rather than repaired.It would be interesting to see what parts are worth.Its possible parts could be half the price of a ninja 250 for plastics.
    As I stated in my post mossy, I did researched the bike as thoroughly as possible from the "various reports" in online mags, vids and owner reviews...your an experianced rider and clearly mechanically minded, you do the research...then come back and tell me what your honest findings are. (I would like to hear from crasher, drew etc as well)
    I refuse to cherry shit up just to ensure people remain happy...Im just offering the unbiased facts! (Im not trying to offend, or rain on anyones parade...and I truly do hope Im proven wrong! and the bike is as good as it looks...but the findings thus far...are not that good)

    A cheap bike is usually just that!...and to repair the many faults, flaws and break downs through ownership & use, can have the adverse effect of turning a cheap purchase into a money pit!...or even worst a heart breaker for the new owner.
    GM seems like a very nice young lady, and I would absolutey hate to read on here that her new bike, due to mechanical failure, or poor design, was constantly costing her money...or even worse, she was hurt due too these factors.
    KB is about offerring advice and support to new riders...I have tried to do both, honestly and in good faith.

    Always good to hear from ya Mossy...ride safe mate

    When Life thows me a curve
    ...I lean into it!

  12. #147
    Join Date
    17th July 2005 - 21:28
    Bike
    Dougcati and Geoff
    Location
    Havelock North
    Posts
    9,804
    I think the parts will be very well priced.
    When these are a bit more common, I'm going to snaffle the tail unit from one for another bike build. Unless I could wrap those tasty fairings around something...
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul in NZ View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Ha...Thats true but life is full horrible choices sometimes Merv. Then sometimes just plain stuff happens... and then some more stuff happens.....




    Alloy, stainless and Ti polishing.
    Bling your bike out!
    PM me

  13. #148
    Join Date
    7th January 2012 - 19:16
    Bike
    NC30 VFR400
    Location
    On the move!
    Posts
    442
    Well, due to me still being sick, I've arranged for it to be delivered to my place rather than risk riding it home. So back to bed it is. Another day off work too. What a day.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •