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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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And the bike comes home!

05 Ninja 500 with customized corbin seat, Woodcraft Clip ons with the fork tubes raised and the suspension lowered out back. It needs a little more adjusting before I take it out, but this is a good starting point. It's a better fit with my boots as well. (last pick is with the bike up)

P.S. This was right after it was delivered today and I would never even think of going riding like this:










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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 01:38 PM
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Congrats on the bike being home!

Here's to safe riding!

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 02:36 PM
 
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Nice to see the bike is home & ready to be riden. I was thinking that you have more of a stretch to the bars then I do on my three sportbikes for I am in a relaxed position with elbows bent, true I sit up right against the petrol tank yet can move back & still have elbows in bent position. Still that is one of those things that tend to hit riders that are a bit on the short side in height.

You will have to let us know what it was like riding the bike.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 02:50 PM
 
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awesome! nice sambas
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 05:44 PM
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Crystal,
beautiful two-wheeler! Congratulations, I'm sure you'll love it.

Out of curiosity how big are you? That bike looks positively huge with you sitting on it, even though I know it isn't!
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-28-2005, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Out of curiosity how big are you? That bike looks positively huge with you sitting on it, even though I know it isn't!
LOL, that's what I said when I saw the pics!

I'm 4'10 and 95 lbs, hence the "AKA: Little Girl" nickname from the car guys.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I finally took the bike out today, only clocked 10 miles in a parking lot (about an hour of turns, stops, starts)but I'm not comfortable enough for the road yet so I'll stay where I'm not a danger to myself or anyone else.

Hopefully I'll get it out early on the 11 or 12 and get used to it on the road. I live right on a main road less then 2 minutes from the highway, so there's no room for hesitation or error.

So anyway:

1) Definately need to do something with the kickstand so I can lower it some more

2) Practice Practice Practice!

3) I can lean way on to the tank and be incredibly comfy, it's more fun that way too and better on the arms

4) I like my bike so much better than the little baby GZ250 I had in class

5) Handling is still good after the modifications... we'll see what round 3 of lowering brings. Gotta find the happy medium
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 07:50 PM
 
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Congrats! That new 500 looks good in black.

Getting a new bike is a great feeling, I'm sure you'll love that thing
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 08:35 PM
 
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What a squid! Not even wearing a helmet!

I'm just kidding. Lookin good!
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 11:37 PM
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no ZX-10R for you, haha, Great bike. Happy learning!
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