I'm new here, but not so much to riding - KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
 
I'm new here, but not so much to riding

Hey there!!!

Name is Tim, i reside in Naples, Fl, I owned this bike for 8 months, it is the only Kawi I have had was a old 1997 KX250 racing bike (as my first bike lol) when I was 17. I gotta tell you, that bike scared the shit out of my, wrecked into a tree day 1, no damage to me or the bike, after a few days of putting around my yard getting used to it, i put on my riding gear (I always ride with a helmet), so jacket, pants, boots, etc, etc.


Go down the road cruising in 5th at what sounds like a high RPM I don't know what the RPM was on this bike, but i was hauling some tail.

I'm glad this bike was a off road racing bike, I had a Lawn mowing truck pull out from no where (was literally hiding behind trees), So quick choice, no more then 2 seconds to react:

try to stop from ~50?
try to get around the truck and hope the stop?
or go into the ditch, jump the driveway, and pray to god that you live??


I chose #3, they did stop, but I still went into the 3' ditch, and up the incline over the driveway, and landed on the flat ground on the other side, the lawn truck was on the other side of the road, but taking up the entire road.

I was shaking like a leaf in a hurricane, but I decided to keep going to the trails at the end of my street, where I fell in love with this KX250.




Like a idiot I got rid this bike a few months after I bought it. traded it for a racing swamp buggy, youtube it they are awesome.

but I tracked it down, and I found out where it is...4 years later I am attempting to get it back!!!

she has a blown motor, and i don't know how rough she is currently..but damn it i want the bike back!!!!!


I don't have any pictures, just a scary story, and a hope to get it back I really hope I do get it back
Maverick_124 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 02:45 PM
Member
 
ShinobiJeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 331
         
Don't lie to yourself, you ARE a noob. I seriously hope that you will not be an "idiot" again if you do indeed buy another bike. Please don't "haul tail" or do any stupid crap. You are not a safe rider and riding beyond your limits, which you seemed to do a lot of, is what will kill you. Don't think your helmet will save you from anything, because on the street it won't. You need proper gear, boots jacket, gloves, helmet, pants and a smart head.

The second you think "i got this" that moment will come when you realize you don't "got this" and something bad will happen.

Ride safe.
ShinobiJeh is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
 
seeing as I don't ride on the street other then the half mile down my back road to the trails I don't see the need for full gear. I am more then happy with the gear I have, helmet, riding jacket, steel toed boots, and some thick denim jeans. I never said I was a expert rider, and I ride with in my limits.

I respect bikes too much to think I can handle them all, so I never had a "I got this" moment,
Maverick_124 is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:54 PM
Member
 
ShinobiJeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 331
         
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maverick_124 View Post
seeing as I don't ride on the street other then the half mile down my back road to the trails I don't see the need for full gear. I am more then happy with the gear I have, helmet, riding jacket, steel toed boots, and some thick denim jeans. I never said I was a expert rider, and I ride with in my limits.

I respect bikes too much to think I can handle them all, so I never had a "I got this" moment,
You yourself said you crashed on day 1 into a tree. How does one manage to do that if he is riding within his limits. You also said you were not new to riding, but you are... that's all I'm saying.

You should be working on slow manuevers rather than "hauling some tail" as you put it.
ShinobiJeh is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 05:18 PM
That Fighter Guy
 
LarryJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chesapeake, VA '06 ZZR fighter, 05 VTX-1300
Posts: 15,150
           
Send a message via Skype™ to LarryJ
OP, good luck getting your bike back. We've all been young and dumb on motorcycles and God knows what else. Learn from it and keep on truckin'.

Most violated KF rule: 2. - Post titles should be descriptive of the contents of your post. i.e. "Help with fuel injectors" instead of "HELP!!!!"


LarryJ is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 05:59 PM
Intermediate Member
 
Strider007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,415
           
Hello and welcome!

2009 ZX-6R (45,000 miles and counting)

Akrapovic Slip-on | MJSPerformance Link Pipe | Spiegler SS Brake Lines | SpeedoHealer V4
Purolator Oil Filter | Hotbodies FE | Custom Blue LED Lighting | K&N Air Filter | Vortex Sprockets -1/+2
Strider007 is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
 
hitting a tree at ~5-10mph isn't the same as sliding down a road. I spent 1 month learning the bike in my back yard, riding through the forest, and learning the throttle response, I only had 1 close call, and the hit on the tree.


I have a job, so I am going to be buying a 600cc bike, but I still really want my bike back, but I also want to be able to go out on weekends and ride with some people. I am not a show off, I don't care about how fast other people are going, if they can knee drag, or if they can race off at 150+, I will personally never take the bike over 70MPH and I will never go on the interstate haha

With the sport bike, I will not go out onto the main road until I get used to the slow maneuvers in my driveway and on my road, so not for a few weeks, I have ridden my friends Suzuki 800cc cruiser, and It was very mellow, I had no issues getting going, and cruising at 45MPH. but slow maneuvers with it are extremely hard
Maverick_124 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Intermediate Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 1,208
           
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeurtno
Welcome? A 600cc sport bike? Because that 800cc cruiser is not even close to the performance of a 600cc sport bike.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Motorcycle.com Free App
mikeurtno is online now  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:36 PM
Core Member
 
goingtoscotland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: On an intergalactic cruise, in my office
Posts: 28,589
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maverick_124 View Post
hitting a tree at ~5-10mph isn't the same as sliding down a road. I spent 1 month learning the bike in my back yard, riding through the forest, and learning the throttle response, I only had 1 close call, and the hit on the tree.


I have a job, so I am going to be buying a 600cc bike, but I still really want my bike back, but I also want to be able to go out on weekends and ride with some people. I am not a show off, I don't care about how fast other people are going, if they can knee drag, or if they can race off at 150+, I will personally never take the bike over 70MPH and I will never go on the interstate haha

With the sport bike, I will not go out onto the main road until I get used to the slow maneuvers in my driveway and on my road, so not for a few weeks, I have ridden my friends Suzuki 800cc cruiser, and It was very mellow, I had no issues getting going, and cruising at 45MPH. but slow maneuvers with it are extremely hard

Why do you need a 600? Buy a GS500 or EX250/300/500

2005 ZX-10R Street and Track Whore

goingtoscotland is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:46 PM
Intermediate Member
 
av8r-92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ (I know...)
Posts: 1,655
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maverick_124 View Post
With the sport bike, I will not go out onto the main road until I get used to the slow maneuvers in my driveway and on my road, so not for a few weeks, I have ridden my friends Suzuki 800cc cruiser, and It was very mellow, I had no issues getting going, and cruising at 45MPH. but slow maneuvers with it are extremely hard
Or, you could go and take the MSF course first, then get a bike that won't bite you over a minor screw-up.

-Will

av8r-92 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome