Bikes I've had, and what I have now...

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Postby NJV6 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:25 pm

Ahhh the mighty XR.

249cc of 4 valve raw power - Give or take 153kw at the fly, maybe a bit more since the exhaust has been freed up.
But only producing that when on behind the Pajero.

Prolink for superior bump adsorption with modern fully adjustable coilover design including remote reserviour (I think I need a FOX sticker to make them work better)

Disc brakes front and rear for outstanding stopping power (when they are not siezed)

Built in broken clutch and front brake levers

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Currently being rebuilt - mechanically it is fine but as shown the frame is a bit rusty - just surface rust from sitting near Tiwai for a bit too long.

Still goes good, well maybe it will again, something not right in the carb as it doesn't like downhills but.... ....It gets put in the shed, left for 3 months, blast compressed air through carb to clean it out so it'll go, kicked about 3 times, given death, parked up for another 3 months.

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Postby swampa » Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:16 pm

that looks like a beast, bet you it goes some places

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Postby NJV6 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:10 pm

Yep.....

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Postby swampa » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:15 pm

sweet, what a beautiful spot

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Postby 85BJ73 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:32 pm

Ahhhhhhh, the mighty 'ol XR, I had one of them, helluva fun bike too. I bought it in '89, paid about $3500 for it, there abouts, can't remember what year it was tho, about 86 I think, orange tank, blue seat, white guards.
Local guy, Mike Lovell modified it for Theo Huijs, I was told it was bored out to 340 by Mike, but I dunno if it was or not, he would remember it I'm sure. It sure had stacks of low down grunt, and didn't rev like all my mates 250's. Always blew headgaskets, or so we thought, 'till Glenn at a local bike shop (Paragon) found it was pressurizing crank case, and blowing oil up the headstuds, till it hit head, then it would weep out the side, looking like a blown head gasket, or at least that is what they told me, but I know stuff all about XR motors, and how the studs are in them. I was told the head had been machined to take a piano wire as a head gasket....to hold the compression in. Any way, just after we fixed the oil leak problem, some lowlife stole it from outside my girlfriends, and I never got to find out if we had fixed it or not.
I also remember a 280 or 320 kit by WMW in Oz, if my hazey memory is correct, dunno why Mike went for 340, if that is what it really was.

I edited the post, after re-reading it, and it didn't seem quite right with my explanation of time lines.....too eager to reminise I 'spose :oops:
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Postby nstg8a » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:19 pm

petefj40 wrote:I'll be selling it around 6-8 months from now. Once i get my full bike license.



oh yeah.... :P i have a VFR700 sitting idle in my shed.... :wink:

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Postby petefj40 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:13 pm

nstg8a wrote:
petefj40 wrote:I'll be selling it around 6-8 months from now. Once i get my full bike license.



oh yeah.... :P i have a VFR700 sitting idle in my shed.... :wink:

Well, lets see it then. :D

This is my latest edition to the collection of toys.

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Postby nstg8a » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:18 pm

petefj40 wrote:
nstg8a wrote:
petefj40 wrote:I'll be selling it around 6-8 months from now. Once i get my full bike license.



oh yeah.... :P i have a VFR700 sitting idle in my shed.... :wink:

Well, lets see it then. :D

This is my latest edition to the collection of toys.

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il chuck up a pic in the weekend, but i have just traded it on a 4wd
:P

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Postby MATT4U » Fri May 09, 2008 3:16 pm

just joined the ranks of dirt bike ownership this morning. going up to nelson this weekend to pick it up :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby daneo » Sun May 11, 2008 3:45 am

currently living in my garage is

08 yz250f -brother in laws
03 yz250f - mine
05 yz85 - sisters
93 xr200(not worth showing :lol:) - handmedown/loner bike
93 cbr400 - mine

the cbr
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the 08 250f and 85
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the 03 250f
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our single garage doesn't have a lot of room left after the 5 motorbikes.... currently investing in a larger garage :mrgreen:
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Postby nstg8a » Sun May 11, 2008 11:57 am

heres my old VFR that i traded on my patrol... sorta miss it, but i only did 500 miles on it in 6 months, so its better off with someone that will use it...

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Postby Cloggy_NZ » Sun May 11, 2008 7:45 pm

Being new to bikes and needing to get my licence I have to start at the bottom. So it is a sub 250cc for me.
Went out and bought one of them new Yamaha Scorpio Z's, 225cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke. Nice economical way to get to and from work. Can't believe how cheap these are to run compared with my V8 Disco. Through the savings in petrol costs this will pay for itself in little over a year.
Great fun too. Enough power for a newbie like me to give me the odd scare now and then. I ride it wet or fine. Wet and windy weather makes for interesting times going over the Wainuiomata Hill Road.
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Postby kaney » Mon May 19, 2008 9:26 pm

got a new bike today, fun as to ride and i should be cheaper to run then the truck to work.
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toymota thats stock standard.

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Postby monaro427 » Mon May 19, 2008 9:36 pm

what is it give us some details

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Postby 85BJ73 » Tue May 20, 2008 9:02 am

It's a new Suzuki DR-Z400SM, SM for Super Motard, a great fun bike for commuting and playn'/hoonin' around on. It'll dick a bigger bike on take off :oops: , but once the bigger one has it's revs up you'll get swallowed up fast. Still, they are a truck load of fun. They look good in black too, also come in white, we tried to get one for a customer, but there are/were none left.....must have been a good seller.
Have fun on it, I am sure you will enjoy that new toy....at least until it get cold!! :lol:
No matter the problem, the answer is always give it more gas.......
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Postby kaney » Tue May 20, 2008 9:56 am

85BJ73 wrote:It's a new Suzuki DR-Z400SM, SM for Super Motard,


correct, yep it will be fun, just have to wait for it to free up a bit was straight out of the shop yesterday so will take few hundred more clicks till it frees up a bit then it will be real fun. sportzone suzuki still have a few in stock and cheap at 8k as well.(with 2 year warranty)
toymota thats stock standard.

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Postby petefj40 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:34 pm

Just had me Aprilia Tuono wheels powder coated from red to black. So now my KLX D-Tracker and road bike look similar in style. Only, one goes a shit load faster than the other. :D Since buying the Tuono I've had it chipped and a Akrapovic racing pipe installed. It's insane to ride. :shock:

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Postby sig » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:51 pm

holy hell pete .you must have one hellova good paying job.where do we sign up :D
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Postby skid » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:56 pm

sig wrote:holy hell pete .you must have one hellova good paying job.where do we sign up :D




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Postby petefj40 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:13 pm

Operating printing machinery pays well, I guess. Spending like I do doesn't leave me much though. :oops: Life is to short. PLAY HARD! :D

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Postby muddymatt » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:40 pm

Now - nothing 2 wheels.

Had....

First up was a Yam DT50 as I was only 16 - lol

Then a Yam RS125

Brief fling with a very old BSA restoration before I discovered that 4 wheels was good too..

Much later and in a different country a Kawa 400 trail/road thing (can't remember the model)

Then last in another country again a Honda CBR 600 which was awesome!!

I did get a Hornet but never actually saw it or got back to the country it was in before I sold it again - :(

Cheers Matt

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Postby rangimotors » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:02 pm

wow pete very cool,
all your gear on the walls looks pretty flash and new, with all these toys you must be low on tme to use them all, let us no if ya need a hand :wink:
Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level then beat you with experiance!

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Postby petefj40 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:06 pm

rangimotors wrote:wow pete very cool,
all your gear on the walls looks pretty flash and new, with all these toys you must be low on tme to use them all, let us no if ya need a hand :wink:


:D
Well. Some of that gear on the wall is my partners gear. But she doesn't get a lot of time to ride with me. I'm always keen to do some quad biking with anyone else that has the time. :D

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Postby jimichelle » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:22 pm

started off with a yb100 then xr250,xl175x3 t500 rm125,goldstar,tiger cub bonniville x2 xr200 to now a harley fatbob looking at getting a dirt bike again as well just to balance the rides out

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Postby 89vitara » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:10 pm

I started out when i was 5 with a pw50 then pw80,kx65, drz125 then a crf 230 witch i sold to get into 4wding with my vitara

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Postby kbushnz » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:34 am

Well now this brings back memories..(note all Honda's)
Started out with a C50 when I was 15, but dropped a C90 barrel onto it.(perhaps that's where it all started)
Then moved onto a CB125T nice little bike....
Inherited a CB360 from a guy at work... Ran it for a few years.
Bought a new GB400TT off the show room floor.
Then moved onto a VF500F.
Sold up and got married / kids.
Haven't been back on a bike since...
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Re: Bikes I've had, and what I have now...

Postby oldyella » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:51 pm

Kawasaki kdx200 1985 - Fell off the back doing 3rd gear wheelies on the 2nd day I owned it :lol:

Suzuki rg150 1998 road

Suzuki dr200 2000 dual

Suzuki gsf250 1994 road - Had major crash

Honda cb919 2002 road - Looked over to see cop next to me when doing 200km/hr on the motorway. Walked for 6 months :oops:

Kawasaki z550 1986 road

Suzuki sv1000s 2007 road (Now) Might change to a Suzuki B-King 1340

Yamaha YTM225 1986 (Now)

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Got the YTM225 sorted for another season.

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Wouldn't mind getting a TRI-Z 250 and keeping the trikes as a collectible set

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Postby coxsy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:18 pm

1974 suzuki TS100 new of showroom then shared a T500 twin twostroke, drum brakes, throttle stuck when it rain and don't touchthe front brake in the rain,
back to a TS250 nice handling bike crap gearbox
back to the T500
trade that in for GS 750 killed it in the side of a fiat closing on 180kph in wiri
thus ended the bikes
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Re: Bikes I've had, and what I have now...

Postby DEATH_INC » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:15 pm

Hmmmm I'll try to remember 'em..
'82 YZ125j
'79 PE 175n
'82 TT250j
'83 KX125b2
'82 DR125z
'82 IT175j
70 something CB350 four
'85 KTM 250MXC
'84 ZX750 E1 Turbo
'84 RZ500 (four cyl two stroke)
'82 VF750 sabre
another '84 ZX750E1 Turbo (I still have this one)
'82 KR250
'86 ish SR250
'90 Ducati 900ss
'88 FZR1000 genesis
'99 GSXR750 srad
'00 ZX12R A1 (unrestricted Model-300+ genuine kph)
'99 GSXR750 (actually the same one again)
'05 ZX10R which I still have.
I think that's all of them....

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