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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy A Return to riding...aka sorry excuse.

I been off my wheels for a few years, had to sell "Her" some time back as I lost everything and ended up living at the damn Ywca. Well back on my feet and looking to move and attend collage at MMI in Orlando Florida next year, I want a bike again I will also need to get all new gear but I got it all covered with what I am getting.

I need advice on my next bike here, since I been out of it and in a "steamer on 4 wheels" should I return to what I am used to riding or should I get (insert beer face and pukey complexion here) a lesser bike?

My old bike was a Kawasaki ZX 10R stock 998cc, but I had it modded and in the end had a full Yoshimura engine and exhaust mod among others, in the end it was more like up there in CC and performance on par or more with any Busa. I had it topped out once at 220mph.

I REALLY hate this as I loved my old bike, was one of if not the fastest thing on 2 wheels in my area. I'll down grade if I need too, but don't want too. I need ot get my license again, get a bike take some schooling to refresh myself too. I plan on making the bike my main and only transport during my 13 months of collage in Florida so, I don't care about fuel as long as I am happy and have reliable and fun transport.

Any help or suggestions out there???

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 05:40 AM
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I'll sell you my 2006 Hayabusa: 13,000 miles, custom paint, custom wheels, tons of chrome, PC III usb, Ivan's TRE, Muzzy full race exhaust, Corbin seats, etc. If you're still looking for a bike let me know.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 05:44 PM
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Sound like you already have some idea what will fill your need, so compared to your budget I'll bet you'll have your answer. Especially if you're going the used route; you'll be limited to whatever is available in your area. If you're thinking of getting one in IN, you'll be limited partly because I don't recognize that town and suspect its not near a metropolis (Indy, Cincy, Louis, Chitown). You'd also have the trouble of getting it down to Florida.

keep in mind that bike theft is pretty common, I gather, in FL. So you probably would be well served to have something somewhat unattractive. But your call.

Good luck

EDIT: Congrats on the turnaround story. It says a lot when someone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

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