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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-03-2005, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Farewell, old friend

It is with great sadness that I report the passing-on of a dear friend. She was my friend, my lover, my inspiration.

Yesterday, I...... oh God, I can't say, 'cause that'll just make it real....

.........I sold my 600.

So, it was with a heavy heart that I climbed aboard Mrs Tree's trusty 250, our first bike (and, once again, our only bike), to make my way to work this morning. And, I must say, I......

.......had a f*cking ball!!!! God, how I miss throwing that little girl around! Sure, it's waaaaay down on power but, with 50kg (100-odd lbs) less "fat", she's light and nimble.

I do feel bad, though. The poor thing's out in the garage, puffing and panting and trying to work out who the hell was riding her! Mrs Tree is a conservative rider. Me? Yeah, I'm conservative, to a point. Today, I went waaaaay past that point and just had fun.


So, I announce to the world, I'm riding a 250 again and...

....in the words of the late Don Adams....

....LOVING IT!



Edit: Spelling. Oops!




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Cool. ZZR?
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Cool. ZZR?
Yeah, both of them. The 600 is almost identical to the 250, aside from the obvious engine difference.

I had to let it go due to finances. Wedding, house building etc. It's more economical to hang onto the 250. I'm hoping I'll be able to replace it next year, after the house is built.

The 250 will do everything I want it to do, just a bit slower.




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good luck with getting a new one...at least you have something to enjoy...
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i think it says a lot about how you are as a rider when you can hop on a 250 and rave about how its so much fun!

seems like everyone is just worried about getting to the liter bikes...so straight line oriented and power oriented

that made dropping acid seem like a mild cure for boredom

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I sold my '87 Yamaha TZR-250 with a '97 Yamaha YZF600r & '00 Honda 929 in my garage in 04. Crumbs that little bike loved to be flicked around & screamed close to top revs. Sad to see it go & bought a '03 Honda 954 still in the crate. Hard obtaining parts & it was in need of tyres, sprockets, chain, steering head brs, power valve gaskets & such. I had 75% of the above & not installed, in my garage that went with the bike.

Just an amazing fun bike to ride & flick around plus its amazing brakes for a bike of that age plus forks were larger & stronger then a Yamaha 750 of the same age not to mention the single disc front brake was twice that of the 750cc dual small disc brakes of said time--not the later sportbikes, but an FZ750F. Proof would be I thought I was on my 750 Yamaha when an accident in front of me, taking up both sides of the road, gave the front brake lever the normal pull only I forgot I was on the 250. The front wheel stopped, rear end raised & both bike & I went for a slight flight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So know what you mean cookee.
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So when are you getting that 636 you've been talking about?



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i think it says a lot about how you are as a rider when you can hop on a 250 and rave about how its so much fun!...
Thanks.



Vash, I won't be buying another bike until at least the middle of next year, if not later. The wedding is chewing up lots of cash and the house is going to consume a fair amount of each week's pay packet.

As much as I just love them, I'm still not decided on the 636. Part of me wants to head that way, but part of me is thinking I might go for something a bit more touring-inspired. I guess I'll have to wait 'til I can afford it before I really consider it.




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Personally I think you need a zx10. I think if there were more of those, there would be no war. Everyone would be out riding

If you want to tour on it, get a backpack.

And whats thing about a wedding and a house? Where are your prioreties?


j/k bro, best of luck with the new life!



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Personally I think you need a zx10...
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And whats thing about a wedding and a house? Where are your prioreties?...
Man, after listening to your stories of how the 10 scares you, I don't think I'll ever be confident enough to head that way!

I'd love nothing more than to go back in time, elope with Mrs Tree and come back from an overnight honeymoon at the local motel with two new bikes. We've stopped counting the $$$ our wedding is costing. We just count it in terms of bikes we could've bought.




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