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Looking for a Zx600-E9 in Pearl Purplish Black Mica. Oh and if anyone wants to offer riding lessons on a 600cc bike. Please post :). Thank you.


I live in the GA area.
Here is a pic of the bike.


Edited by - Jessica on 10/13/2002 00:50:35
 

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lol Yes and No... I just liked the Kawasaki's before it came on but I didn't really know what kind I wanted. So untill the show came on I thought of getting a red Kawasaki ZX-11 :)
 

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Wow...a ZX-11 is a big bike. What's you level of riding experience?
I believe that for Dark Angel (which should never have been cancelled)there were two bikes used for filming. A 600 similar to the one you have pictured and a 250. The 250 was a Canadian model with different body work than the US model. Again, this is what I heard and haven't verified the data.
BTW...Nice pic of yourself.<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Lol wow you really do know a lot about the show, which is very cool. Yes the Zx-11 is VERY big, I tried to get my leg over one but well it was very hard lol (I'm 5'6 1/2), and my riding experience is none which is why I was asking for someone to help maybe give me lessons. so I'm thinking of getting a ZX-250 modify it by getting it custom painted black. If you have any tips on how to modify it go ahead :) I'm going to get a larger tailpipe extention of 3 inches than the actual on the 250. And thanks for the comment about the pic hehe
 

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Oh I meant that I changed my mind, to get a 250 instead of the 600-e9 since my friend told me that it's most likely better and that the 600 puts more stress on the engine something like that. BTW is it best to get it custom painted in a professional motorcycle paint shop or macco?
 

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Jessica,
I was a big Dk Angel fan. Very disappointing that it did stay on. I really expected another network to pick up the show.

The 250 is a great choice to learn on.
Check around to see if there's a local MSF course.
It's cheap, and you'll get a discount on your insurance.
Or try http://www.msf-usa.org/pages/MAIN1.html

What is a 3" tailpipe extension?

I wouldn't go to MACCO to get a bike painted. Just check around with local painters and see if they have any experience with painting motorcycle fairings. Generally, a flex-base is used when painting fairings so that the paint doesn't crack if the plastic flexes. You might wait to paint the bike until you have a little experience riding since it's a common occurance to drop a bike while learning. I also wouldn't worry to much about modifying it for the same reason. When you are ready to modify it, there are a ton of things you can do. Just let me know.

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never get anything painted by Maaco. they suck. the 250 is a great bike to learn on, but if ure comfortable enuf then a 500 is good to learn on as well. anyways, happy riding.

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So Jessica? you getting a 250 or 600? Have you tried sitting on a 600 yet? The seat height might be as high as the bigger bikes. My zx-6r has a 32.5 inch seat height which is bigger than most 900-1200cc bikes.

I think the zx-6e has like a 31 inch seat though....


the 250 has like a 29.5 inch seat height, which might be perfect for someone your size....



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Ah well my friend and I were talking about it, disscusing which was better. So the idea was to have the seat carved on the 600, so we wouldn't have to get it custom painted and such. :) But I already know that I'll love it :D hehe.
 

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yeah, i know of some girls who carved the seat on their 600.....

just becareful with any 600 you get if it's your first bike....they are hella fast!

chics might dig scares on guys, but guys certainly don't dig them on chics ;) i know my girl has a few now....

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Oh yeah goes to like 180mph? right. That is fast, but I'll be careful taking lessons on the 250 at the local MSF location . I've done some reading up on the stuff your supposed to wear to protect you from getting injured really badly ...ect.

Any of you know what's the best gear to get in winter? Just for future refrence.

PS: The date to get the bike will be this year in late May.
 

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I gotta tell ya I'm only 5'4" but the 6R is so light and well balanced you'll be fine once you get use to it. Seat height was one of the biggest decisions in getting a bike because of being short. I have alot of riding experience over the year and I'm sure that helps but the ^r is great once you get use to it. Tippy toe isn't so bad and I do alot of stop and go driving if I ride to work. Good luck and be careful.
 

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Just be careful on hills and backing up in spaces or driveways.
I have a friend that's 5'5" and she has dropped her new FZ1 twice because of oil and sand and she's been riding for years. She ended up lowering her bike and that seems to have taken care of the problem.

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I get off and move it any time I think there may be a balance problem. Never even came close to dropping her(knock on wood) but like anything else just use your head. I had though about lowering the bike but everyone says as long as things are ok now just leave it because lowering is only going to create a new set of problems especially I do like to lean and don't want to catch a peg or something. My friends do look at me funny when I put the stand down and get off and then move the bike...I just say bite me I short. Figures I would hang out with 6 footers.



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