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ChildrenofBodom
05-22-2008, 11:31 PM
Check it!! (Hope these pics work, photobucket was working for some reason)

http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=229037746/PictureID=5040032495/a=131895964_131895964/t_=131895964

It's a '91 Kawasaki Ninja EX500. I got this baby for $1700. :eek:

Just bought it today, too bad I can't ride it, I don't have a driver's license. :D

I decided not to get the harley, they are a little too expensive. I like the look of sport bikes a little better too.

Lemme know if the pic works, not sure if it will. I had more pics, but the site I used to upload them I don't really know how to use. :(

HeavenlyCloud
05-22-2008, 11:48 PM
Pic works :) Congrats man, now go get a license!

Jesen
05-23-2008, 12:12 AM
Very nice, I recently bought a VTR 250 and got myself a licence. Bikes are way too much fun, the best part is riding down the service lane at the dismay of drivers stuck in traffic on the highway(This is illegal but how many police are going to chase you??).

By the way, women cant tell the difference between bikes(Most women). So tell them its something super powerful and that you are one mean mother ****** they wont know the difference!:cool:


Have fun, dont kill yourself!


-Jesen

Attomic
05-23-2008, 05:37 AM
Very nice, I recently bought a VTR 250 and got myself a licence. Bikes are way too much fun, the best part is riding down the service lane at the dismay of drivers stuck in traffic on the highway(This is illegal but how many police are going to chase you??).

I've seen NJ cops relay forward. Then again, I've seen NJ cops write a ticket for "obstructed view" with something hanging down from the mirror by one inch. :/

Elsbet
05-23-2008, 06:27 AM
Very nice, I recently bought a VTR 250 and got myself a licence. Bikes are way too much fun, the best part is riding down the service lane at the dismay of drivers stuck in traffic on the highway(This is illegal but how many police are going to chase you??).

By the way, women cant tell the difference between bikes(Most women). So tell them its something super powerful and that you are one mean mother ****** they wont know the difference!:cool:


Have fun, dont kill yourself!


-Jesen

a. You obviously don't live in Northern Virginia, where you can get a ticket for sneezing improperly.

b. Yes we will.

Yaga_Nub
05-23-2008, 06:40 AM
a. You obviously don't live in Northern Virginia, where you can get a ticket for sneezing improperly.

b. Yes we will.

Elsbet, you live in NoVA? There seem to be a lot of us around here.

Nice bike Mili. Now don't kill yourself. :)

Vorn
05-23-2008, 07:32 AM
Have fun!!!

Be safe--not many high level clerics on the server you ride on that have rez or heal.
:)

Cayrie
05-23-2008, 08:33 AM
By the way, women cant tell the difference between bikes(Most women). So tell them its something super powerful and that you are one mean mother ****** they wont know the difference!:cool:

Gotta love gender stereotypes. :rolleyes:

Mili, the bike rocks. Congrats on making it happen. License next! :)

Ozoro
05-23-2008, 08:34 AM
kill yourself milli. go on. do it.

Hanneman
05-23-2008, 08:37 AM
Very nice, I recently bought a VTR 250 and got myself a licence. Bikes are way too much fun, the best part is riding down the service lane at the dismay of drivers stuck in traffic on the highway(This is illegal but how many police are going to chase you??).

By the way, women cant tell the difference between bikes(Most women). So tell them its something super powerful and that you are one mean mother ****** they wont know the difference!:cool:


Have fun, dont kill yourself!


-Jesen


You must not have a wife like mine that bought a 07 Yamaha R1 and then asked if she could change out the exhaust to make it faster. I asked her if 186 mph was fast enough and didn't get a response.

Elsbet
05-23-2008, 09:02 AM
Elsbet, you live in NoVA? There seem to be a lot of us around here.

Nice bike Mili. Now don't kill yourself. :)

Right off 66 and Ffx County Parkway. :)

BurnerD
05-23-2008, 10:17 AM
Congrats on your new bike. I rode and raced bikes for years and had alot of fun on them.

I don't want to start a personal rights conversation here... but please consider wearing a helmet. Keep your melon intact :) (It may be a law where you live... I don't know)

Also just a bit of advice... be very attentive when riding... people in cars don't pay attention to bikes. It is even worse now with rampant cell phone use :(



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Yaga_Nub
05-23-2008, 10:20 AM
Right off 66 and Ffx County Parkway. :)

Nice I'm at 7 and 66.

Wear a helmet Mili.

I got launched over a car when the granny that was driving it decided to pull out with me about 20 feet from her. I slid for about 50 feet and then rolled another 50. It wasn't fun.

ChildrenofBodom
05-23-2008, 11:07 AM
Nice I'm at 7 and 66.

Wear a helmet Mili.

I got launched over a car when the granny that was driving it decided to pull out with me about 20 feet from her. I slid for about 50 feet and then rolled another 50. It wasn't fun.

Ouch.

Don't worry, I have a DOT helmet. I will be wearing it for at least another year. By law I have to wear a helmet until I'm 18, just turned 17 two days ago. :)

About the gender stereotype, that applies to most girls here, all the girls around here smoke pot and cigarettes and all that stupid ****, so none of them have a clue about anything really, unfortuneately. :(

Strakeln
05-23-2008, 11:27 AM
I've seen NJ cops relay forward. Then again, I've seen NJ cops write a ticket for "obstructed view" with something hanging down from the mirror by one inch. :/Pfft. I actually had a cop write me a ticket for "obstructed view" because of a vinyl sticker I had on my completely blacked-out rear windshield. The blacked-out part is perfectly legal so long as you have two sideview mirrors, but the sticker? That might obstruct my view out of the window I can't see out of...

Aspenor
05-23-2008, 11:30 AM
About the gender stereotype, that applies to most girls here, all the girls around here smoke pot and cigarettes and all that stupid ****, so none of them have a clue about anything really, unfortuneately. :(

*** are you talkin' about Mili? Outline for me how "smoking pot and cigarettes" logically leads to the conclusion that "none of them have a clue about anything."

Countdown to Mili-bobbitization in 5...4....

Ganak
05-23-2008, 11:48 AM
Grats Mili! The chicks will love it:cool:

Be safe! Be safe! Be safe! You only wreck once on a motorcycle. It's not yourself you have to worry about, but the other people on the road.

ChildrenofBodom
05-23-2008, 01:28 PM
*** are you talkin' about Mili? Outline for me how "smoking pot and cigarettes" logically leads to the conclusion that "none of them have a clue about anything."

Countdown to Mili-bobbitization in 5...4....

Are you saying you smoke pot ya noob?

What I meant by that is they are as stupid as hell....

Darkwolf
05-23-2008, 01:40 PM
the best part is riding down the service lane at the dismay of drivers stuck in traffic on the highway(This is illegal but how many police are going to chase you??).

-Jesen

As a fellow bike rider. I have to say, I hope somebody door checks your silly a**.

What you choose to do on your bike is between you and the pavement, don't go encouraging others to 1) break the law 2) risk a blowout on the debris resulting damage to bike, body and possibly death.

akla_thornfist
05-23-2008, 01:48 PM
wtg milli nothing better than rideing with the wind in your hair, the only down side is the bugs in your teeth, eyes and nose. one time a bee flew down my shirt stung the hell out of me:eek:

Aspenor
05-23-2008, 01:51 PM
Are you saying you smoke pot ya noob?

What I meant by that is they are as stupid as hell....

Ah, well in that case, no offense Mili, ya might want to crawl out from under that rock.

ChildrenofBodom
05-23-2008, 02:25 PM
Ah, well in that case, no offense Mili, ya might want to crawl out from under that rock.

What are you talking about?

Darkwolf
05-23-2008, 02:35 PM
Oh, and congrats CoB. Bikes are the coolest mode of transportation available. As others have said, half the cars on the road are NOT looking for you. Be careful and have a blast.

Attomic
05-23-2008, 05:48 PM
Pfft. I actually had a cop write me a ticket for "obstructed view" because of a vinyl sticker I had on my completely blacked-out rear windshield. The blacked-out part is perfectly legal so long as you have two sideview mirrors, but the sticker? That might obstruct my view out of the window I can't see out of...

I feel your pain. The "obstruction" in my case was affixed to the back of the mirror and stuck out FAR less than the EasyPass that so many people slap on their windshields.

Attomic
05-23-2008, 05:49 PM
As a fellow bike rider. I have to say, I hope somebody door checks your silly a**.

What you choose to do on your bike is between you and the pavement, don't go encouraging others to 1) break the law 2) risk a blowout on the debris resulting damage to bike, body and possibly death.

Along with the arrogant bastiches who ride between cars, right on the lane line. If it ain't legal for one bunch, it ain't legal for the others. Sorry.

Strakeln
05-23-2008, 06:05 PM
(This is illegal but how many police are going to chase you??). Something tells me this guy would:

http://www.campuswheelworks.com/images/bike-cop.gif

Bamf
05-23-2008, 06:19 PM
I got a coupla new bikes too!!!!!!

Are these better than milli's?

http://www.wired.com/images/slideshow/2007/10/gallery_bike_hacks/cartbike.jpg

http://images.paultan.org/uploads/2007/02/monster-bike-1.jpg

txnroger
05-23-2008, 06:47 PM
Mili Congratz and welcome to the ever-growing family of bikers. I have a 2003 Harley Fat Boy and love it! Couple of pieces of advice:

1. Get an armored motorcycle jacket. Mine saved me a lot of pain and road rash when I had my accident. Worth every penny.
2. Wear your helmet always. When I had my accident I hit my head just hard enough to actually change my vision.
3. Don't forget about your rear brake when stopping. I did when I tried to do a sudden stop. 850 pounds of Harley threw me off and I sheared the head of my femur off. Not fun, lot's of pain and totally avoidable if I had used my rear brake. That Ninja will flip on you if you don't and cause a lot more damage.
4. Have fun. Riding a motorcycle is just about the most legal fun a guy can have. A total nirvana-like experience when I get on mine.

ChildrenofBodom
05-23-2008, 07:24 PM
Mili Congratz and welcome to the ever-growing family of bikers. I have a 2003 Harley Fat Boy and love it! Couple of pieces of advice:

1. Get an armored motorcycle jacket. Mine saved me a lot of pain and road rash when I had my accident. Worth every penny.
2. Wear your helmet always. When I had my accident I hit my head just hard enough to actually change my vision.
3. Don't forget about your rear brake when stopping. I did when I tried to do a sudden stop. 850 pounds of Harley threw me off and I sheared the head of my femur off. Not fun, lot's of pain and totally avoidable if I had used my rear brake. That Ninja will flip on you if you don't and cause a lot more damage.
4. Have fun. Riding a motorcycle is just about the most legal fun a guy can have. A total nirvana-like experience when I get on mine.

Thanks for the advice. :)

The bike in the backround of the pic is my step-dad's Harley '08 Night Train. I have to wait a month before I can ride mine. I get my license June 2, then the next motorcycle saftey class isn't 'til June 16th. :(

The rest before then are full.

ChildrenofBodom
05-26-2008, 02:19 PM
This thread was for people that I know, which is in the argo forum, and that's why is was in the argo forum. Not sure why you move threads anyway cause the stay in the forums is was originally placed, it just has a "Moved:" sticker on it. Kinda stupid. :)

Ninety
05-26-2008, 02:29 PM
I hope the guy used KY after he took your $1700

ChildrenofBodom
05-26-2008, 02:30 PM
I hope the guy used KY after he took your $1700

....? and that means...?

Ninety
05-26-2008, 04:18 PM
You paid $1700 for a bike that's as old as you are. Bikes change every 4 years or so and thus there would be 4 or 5 revolutions of this bike out there now. For $2000 you could have got a new ninja 250 that probably has about the same power, better handling, and better breaks, not to mention you will be the one that gets to break it in and abuse it if you want, not let someone else abuse it.

the KY reference is just a personal opinion on the fact that I believe he screwed ya.

IgorUnchained
05-26-2008, 09:53 PM
He thinks that people who smoke are dumb....that women dont know motorcycles....that you can drive a motorcycle in the service lane....and that a thread about a motorcycle should be on the Argo page and not the off-topic page.

You are surprised that he got hosed on a business deal?

twix
05-27-2008, 02:06 PM
Nice milli.Im working on getting myself a bike as well.Lucky for me my bosses friend sells and restores bikes for a hobby and has two barns full of bikes and bike parts :).I think im going to be going for a cruiser of some sort more then likely a honda shadow 750.Sweet thing is ill probbly get one for about 4-600 in perfect running condition :)Hopeing for a 2003 or better but well see.Gl with your lisence.

ChildrenofBodom
05-28-2008, 02:11 PM
You paid $1700 for a bike that's as old as you are. Bikes change every 4 years or so and thus there would be 4 or 5 revolutions of this bike out there now. For $2000 you could have got a new ninja 250 that probably has about the same power, better handling, and better breaks, not to mention you will be the one that gets to break it in and abuse it if you want, not let someone else abuse it.

the KY reference is just a personal opinion on the fact that I believe he screwed ya.

lol, you must not know a lot about bikes.

First, he had put a bunch of aftermarket stuff on it before he sold it to make it a better bike. He put new brakes, exhaust, and some other stuff. The Brakes work great and are very touchy. So that's really good.

Second, hahahaha, a 250 engine being more powerful then a 500 engine? Do you have any idea what you just said...?

Third, the handling is all about the person riding it, way more then the bike itself.

Fourth, I would NEVER pay 2 grand for a 250cc engine...no matter how good the bike is. 250cc is like a tiny pocket rocket compared to a 500.

You can easily tell if someone abused a bike or not. This guy knew how to take care of a bike. He worked for Cessna (sp?). He changed all the aftermarket things himself. So it wasn't abused.

So, actually, we kinda screwed him. He knew he put the price really low, he just wanted to get rid of it asap 'cause he was moving.


He thinks that people who smoke are dumb....that women dont know motorcycles....that you can drive a motorcycle in the service lane....and that a thread about a motorcycle should be on the Argo page and not the off-topic page.

You are surprised that he got hosed on a business deal?

You are showing your idiocy now, cause I didn't get hosed, bud.

Who said I think women don't know motorcycles? I said MOST GIRLS AROUND WHERE I LIVE don't know motorcycles. Jeez you people like to twist words around.


Nice milli.Im working on getting myself a bike as well.Lucky for me my bosses friend sells and restores bikes for a hobby and has two barns full of bikes and bike parts :).I think im going to be going for a cruiser of some sort more then likely a honda shadow 750.Sweet thing is ill probbly get one for about 4-600 in perfect running condition :)Hopeing for a 2003 or better but well see.Gl with your lisence.

Lucky you. :)

Wish I knew someone like that, would be awesome to save a grand. :D

I'm not much of a cruiser type, way too heavy and slow. :)

I like bikes that are geared for racing. I'm actually thinking about getting into motorcycle racing, but unfortuneately, we don't really have much of that around here. :(

baylensman
05-28-2008, 02:40 PM
First stay safe..take it easy the first couple hundred miles to get the fell of your bike.
Second if you paid what you feel is a fair price tell everyone else to F$#$ off.
Welcome to the club man.

Got my first bike at 8 years old, traded up to a street bike at 16 and haven't looked back, i'm 50 now!! Ride almost every day rain or shine.

Parking at some place is great, alot of the malls and store around here have dedicated bike parking now, sweet it closer to the store than the handicap lanes.

Ninety
05-28-2008, 03:38 PM
lol, you must not know a lot about bikes.

First, he had put a bunch of aftermarket stuff on it before he sold it to make it a better bike. He put new brakes, exhaust, and some other stuff. The Brakes work great and are very touchy. So that's really good.

Second, hahahaha, a 250 engine being more powerful then a 500 engine? Do you have any idea what you just said...?

Third, the handling is all about the person riding it, way more then the bike itself.

Fourth, I would NEVER pay 2 grand for a 250cc engine...no matter how good the bike is. 250cc is like a tiny pocket rocket compared to a 500.

You can easily tell if someone abused a bike or not. This guy knew how to take care of a bike. He worked for Cessna (sp?). He changed all the aftermarket things himself. So it wasn't abused.

So, actually, we kinda screwed him. He knew he put the price really low, he just wanted to get rid of it asap 'cause he was moving.


Apparently I know a lot more about bikes than you. I couldn't find stats for a 91, apparently it's to old to be recorded, but the 94 500 made low 50's in hp. the 2008 ninja 250 is in the mid 30's in hp. 20 hp isn't going to make a difference when you don't know what you are doing. and I'm glad you can look at a bike and tell if it's been redlined to hell constantly, oil not changed on a regular basis, valves and chain maintained on a proper schedule.

Anytime you feel comfortable with your big bad 500, come to Hallett race track (www.hallettracing.net) , they have cycle track days once a month at least. I'll rent a 250 and do circles around ya. I have a 2007 cbr600rr for track days and a 2008 crb1krr for the street normally, but I promise I could beat ya in lap times on a 250. But I don't know about bikes ;) because, like looking at bikes and knowing if they are abused or not, you can apparently look through the internet and see my garage.

Seriously if you think "Third, the handling is all about the person riding it, way more then the bike itself" your ********. Sell the bike and do something constructive with the money, I suggest tutors, or if you can't find one that's willing to deal with retards, see if your county will let you retake 1-12 grades for the donation.

There wouldn't be revolutions of motorcycles if they all stayed the same each and every year. Ergonomics are different each revolution, engine is typically different either at the computer level or the engine level or both, suspension is different every revolution. Do you know what a Steering Damper is? how it works? does you bike have one? if so is it mechanical or electric?

Kid, I'm not trying to be mean or say your bike is horrible, I'm just saying you could have got a better deal for the same amount of money. An older bike is going to cost more to maintain. The only good part about an old bike to start on? When you wreck it by the end of summer, it won't be missed. I suggest you get full leathers, a good helm, gloves and boots. Take your MSF and they will tell you the same thing? Oh, you do know what the MSF is right? http://msf-usa.org/ they teach kids how to ride their toys. Even tell them about some of the laws in the area. I would suggest take the basic course and either at the end of riding season where your at, or next year go back and take the advanced course. They even typically teach you on 250's that are donated for the most part to keep people alive.


Fourth, I would NEVER pay 2 grand for a 250cc engine...no matter how good the bike is. 250cc is like a tiny pocket rocket compared to a 500.

and your 500 is a tiny pocket bike compared to my 1k rr. Who cares? It's not about pulling a ruler out and measuring ... whatever. it's keeping a new rider safe and hopefully you will fall in love with a sport that's extremely exciting.

Bekki
05-30-2008, 02:25 PM
Very nice, I recently bought a VTR 250 and got myself a licence. Bikes are way too much fun, the best part is riding down the service lane at the dismay of drivers stuck in traffic on the highway(This is illegal but how many police are going to chase you??).

:cool:


Have fun, dont kill yourself!


-Jesen


I've seen NJ cops relay forward. Then again, I've seen NJ cops write a ticket for "obstructed view" with something hanging down from the mirror by one inch. :/

QFT.

In jersey They will bust you in a heartbeat!

But be careful man, It has been statistically proven that sport bikes; have far more Motorcycle Accidents, (and Sadly fatalities) than cruisers.

In fact; so much so, that the Navy and Marine Corps have instituted a Sport Bike Training course for ALL Sport Bike owers.

So Take care. They can be alot of fun; but they will bite you in a second! Be safe.

Have fun! But please, be safe, and ride smart.

~Bekki

cdbd3rd
05-30-2008, 03:20 PM
Also just a bit of advice... be very attentive when riding... people in cars don't pay attention to bikes. It is even worse now with rampant cell phone use :(
...


Not counting the helmet lecture, the second thing the guy that taught me to ride taught me was to ride like you are invisible. IOW, always assume no one can see you, and adjust yourself accoringly - it's guaranteed that sooner or later someone won't, and this way you'll already be on to them.


First lesson was how to stop the bike. Gotta love good friends. ;)


I'm not a big crotch-rocket fan, but welcome to the club - well, once you're licensed, that is. I don't have a bike-wave, so a Jeep-wave will have to do for ya.
http://home.att.net/~cdbd3rd/jeepwave.gif

Ninety
07-13-2008, 10:05 PM
So...










you wreck it yet?