Re: Motorcycle

Postby Spokes on Wed 9/Jun/10 11:11pm

Percy Pig wrote:
Spokes wrote:So back to motorcycles, what sort of economy would I get from a 250?

And would there be any legal reasons it couldnt have a bike rack?

Depends on the 250, anything from "Cant remember the last time I filled it?" to "OMFG Ive only just filled the damn thing!".

As a yard stick, my old ZXR 250 did around 280-300k's on a 17l tank, depending on how much time was spent above 11000rpm! :D

No reasons I know of why you cant fit a bike rack to any motorcycle. :eh:


Just a little GN250 which ive found for the right price.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby znomit on Wed 9/Jun/10 11:16pm

I think they're pretty good. Expect 30km/l or thereabouts.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby stiffeeslicker on Wed 9/Jun/10 11:19pm

Percy Pig wrote:
Spokes wrote:So back to motorcycles, what sort of economy would I get from a 250?

And would there be any legal reasons it couldnt have a bike rack?

Depends on the 250, anything from "Cant remember the last time I filled it?" to "OMFG Ive only just filled the damn thing!".

As a yard stick, my old ZXR 250 did around 280-300k's on a 17l tank, depending on how much time was spent above 11000rpm! :D

No legalreasons I know of why you cant fit a bike rack to any motorcycle. :eh:

Fixed.
I can think of quite a few aesthetical reasons why you wouldn't fit a rack to, say, a speed triple or a zxr400 for example... :D
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby big_daddy_jj on Sun 13/Jun/10 11:14am

Any one want to buy a 1979 suzuki gs550e?
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Colin on Sun 13/Jun/10 4:57pm

Spokes wrote:So back to motorcycles, what sort of economy would I get from a 250?

And would there be any legal reasons it couldnt have a bike rack?

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/facts ... icles.html

Max width including load is 1metre for mo'bikes

But plenty room for the load to project behind the rear axle.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 18/Jun/10 11:55am

classicnutter wrote:"and an 850 Lemans II. dressed like a mark 1, little bikini fairing, round headlight. its my grrrl's. with a tickle of a tune up, its pretty much for sale...

hi there SWTCHBCKR Is this the dark green one that was on trademe about a month ago? If so I might be interested if your still keen to sell?
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yep, and yep. have pm'd you. (been in Fiji last three weeks (aaahhh, 30 degrees every day!!!))
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Fraser on Sat 19/Jun/10 1:31am

This years Isle of Man TT saw 3 deaths one of which was Kiwi Paul Dobbs :( so out of respect I will let it be.
Someone who survived with a couple of fractures to his ribs and a sore chest was Guy Martin. For those not into Motorbikes, he looks like Slackboys stunt double.
More picks of the bike and Guy on the mend click on here
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/galleries/guymartinttcrash/guy-martin-tt-crash-2.php
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One way to trim the hedge
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Slapheid on Sat 19/Jun/10 1:47am

Jeeesus wept. lucky boy, it was on a faster bit of the circuit.
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sat 31/Jul/10 6:50pm

This 55 pound box arrived for me from the US of A last week :)

In it was the Yamaha SR500 frame I won on ebay to replace my frame/swingarm/rear wheel (spoked) that the Scumbag who was working on it stole :angry: off me last year.
He then took it to the dump, who then sent it on to NZ Steel to never been seen again :(

I only found that out after finally finding out where he was, going to the Police etc and finally going through Small Claims court and finding out I get nothing.
Yes I am :angry: :( about my loss.

Anyway, I got the guy who sold me this to cut it in half (I can re weld it up) to cut down on shipping $.
After he got some quotes the shipping came to about $230 – for something that big and 55 lbs we thought that was pretty good :thumbsup:

I cut the centre stand mount off it and took it to the sandblaster’s.

Now, how to modify the frame number…. :cool:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sat 31/Jul/10 6:52pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote:This 55 pound box arrived for me from the US of A last week :)

In it was the Yamaha SR500 frame I won on ebay to replace my frame/swingarm/rear wheel (spoked) that the Scumbag who was working on it stole :angry: off me last year.
He then took it to the dump, who then sent it on to NZ Steel to never been seen again :(

I only found that out after finally finding out where he was, going to the Police etc and finally going through Small Claims court and finding out I get nothing.
Yes I am :angry: :( about my loss.

Anyway, I got the guy who sold me this to cut it in half (I can re weld it up) to cut down on shipping $.
After he got some quotes the shipping came to about $230 – for something that big and 55 lbs we thought that was pretty good :thumbsup:

I cut the centre stand mount off it and took it to the sandblaster’s.

Now, how to modify the frame number…. :cool:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby znomit on Sat 31/Jul/10 7:06pm

Gonna look like this farty?
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sat 31/Jul/10 7:24pm

znomit wrote:Gonna look like this farty?
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That’s one sexy bike. I’ve got that pic saved somewhere.

Similar;
I’ve got a fatter, oldstyle tank ½ modified (original for short term though), flat bars, Triumph taillight, mine chromed indicators, short reverse cone muffler, bikini fairing, K & N filter & no battery.
I have a rare as Hen’s teeth XS650 wire wheel/alloy rim/twin discs for the front but the p*&K :angry: stole the semi matching back wheel so it’ll be rolling on the mags for s/term

Engine is stock – 35hp when new.
I’ll aim to get it back on the road in the Summer and then in the years ahead research uppng the hp.
A co. in Germany can get 70hp out of a 600cc kit (with only two valves) :exclaim: :exclaim:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Rik on Wed 20/Oct/10 10:54am

These aftershocks stopped being fun as soon as I got home yesterday

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Yes the R6s back wheel is a foot above the ground


Damage was all cosmetic, but :( they WERE immaculate :angry:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby wuffy on Wed 20/Oct/10 12:11pm

Not the R1! :cry:
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Re: Motorcycle

Postby Rik on Wed 20/Oct/10 1:57pm

wuffy wrote:Not the R1! :cry:


Correct! - R6 :p (R1s are too hairy chested for me)
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