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Hi everyone,

I'm Flash and I just wanted to introduce myself.

I got a 2002 ZX-6r in red (1000 miles on it, bought it brand new last summer) and a 2001 Ninja 250r (3000 miles on it). Been riding 2 years now. I am 34 and my GF is 30. We bought the 250r so we both could learn/train on it (we both took the MSF course) and the 250 was a great training bike to hone skills, but it ended up being too small for me and too big for her.

So I stepped up to the 6r and we ended up getting her a scooter. She is 4'11½ (Gotta add that ½ or she'll get upset) and as much as she wanted to ride the 250r, she just wasn't tall enough or strong enough to balance it.

I try and ride every weekend and a few times during the week, even if it's just around the neighborhood.

The 250r is stock. On the 6r I added black frame sliders and a dark smoke windscreen. I got an FE kit on order as well. Next I am gonna do a hugger. Bike looks sweet, I like it.

Most of my gear is Joe Rocket and I like Shoei and Arai helmets.

Now for my favorite smilie. [8]ball corner pocket.

Does this site host pics or do I got to post URL's from another server?



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Welcome to the board!

One thing your wife might like, is a Derbi :)



It's a 50cc 2 stroke, the oil is mixed automatically, so you don't have too.
Top speed is about 120km/h, and their is an upgrade kit availible to make it 70cc.

Price is $6000 Canadian, 3300 USD

http://www.mrfix-it.net/news/publish/news_307.html
My buddy's wife really wants one.
It's small enough for shorter people to ride comfortably, and one cool thing is that what is normally the fuel tank, is actually a large storage area big enough to hold a full face helmet :)

Fuel is stored under the rear seat.

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we ended up getting her a scooter. She is 4'11½ (Gotta add that ½ or she'll get upset) and as much as she wanted to ride the 250r, she just wasn't tall enough or strong enough to balance it.
Why don't you see about lowering that ninja 250? A shame she took the msf course and has to ride a scooter, can't really keep up with your ZX-6R! Congrats on the bike, you will find a lot of good people on this board willing to help you out, and probably make you laugh from time to time. As far as photos go, you have to post them to a site and insert the URL in between these: Square brackets [] around the word img then more of those brackets at the end with the backslash (/) and then letters img. Easier yet, click on the Forum Code on the left of your screen and it shows you how.

 

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Hey, thanks for responding.

We looked at a reworked seat from Corbin (or is it Corbis, I forget) and also lowering the bike, still estimated to be too tall for her with both mods. Also the weight was still a factor since she is so tiny.

The MSF bike was a these little 125T's by Honda, and it was still too big for her. At 4'11" her inseam is like, way down there.

I'd love for her to be able to ride the 250, but it just didn't work. Before we got the scooter we looked at a Buell Blast with the adjustable seat height as well. It was almost 60 lbs heavier than the Ninja 250 and the reach was took great for her even if the seat height would have worked.

Now on the scooter she took right off on it and is loving it. If we go for a ride together, I ride the 250 and she rides the scooter (easier for me to go slow and easier for her to keep up) and the 6r stays in the garage. When she hops on the back, we take the 6r.

I am still glad we got the 250, I rode that for almost a year and you can throw that lil bike around like nobodys business. I think I am better on my 6r because of the practice I got on the 250 first.

I am ready for an FE, a hugger and a few other things for my bike. I of course don't want to overdo it.

I showed my gal the pic of the Derbi, she loved it, anyone got a seat height for it?

Thanks,

[8] - Flash

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I think it's 770mm, which is 30.31 inches, which is about 2 1/2 feet??




Engine Type: Single cylinder.
Cicle: 2 Stroke
Bore and Stroke: 39.88 x 40 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.5 : 1
Maximum Power: 9 CV at 9,000 rpm
Start: Electric
Cooling: Antifreeze closed circuit
Lubing System: Oil mix by pump. Separate lubrication.
Carburettor: Dell'Orto PHVA 17,5
Ignition Type: Electronic Flyweheel 12 V. 70 W.
Battery: 12 V. 4 Ah
Clutch: Multiple disks in oil bath
Primary Drive: Ground gears
Front Suspension: Hydraulic upside-down Showa fork, 35-mm diameter.
Rear Suspension: Swinging with hydraulic shock absorbers.
Brakes: Front, 260 mm. Inox. disk; Rear, 220 mm. Inox. disk
Tyres: Front, 90/90-16" Tubeless; rear, 120/80-16" Tubeless
Fuel Tank: 7,25 litres
Oil tank: 0,73 litres
Overall Length: 1900 mm
Distance between axles: 1,315 mm
Total Width: 670 mm
Total Height: 1,135 mm
Seat height: 770 mm
Height of the lowest point to ground: 125 mm.


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What about the eliminator 125??? VERY small, it might be bette rthan a scooter...but I dunno...maybe there's a 250 one too?!
 

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We looked at the Eliminator (dealer recommended it) but it wasn't a sport bike. She doesn't like cruisers at all. Hey, can you blame her?

Thanks for imput gang...

-Flash

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My wife has the same problem. I'm 5'4", and only really just tall enough for the ZX-6R (fortunately I have long legs with respect to my height), but my wife is 5'3", and has a long body, which is a real problem.

I bought a 1988 GPX250R a few months ago to get my "bike legs" back before getting back on a decent bike since it had been a number of years since I last rode, but she is way too short for that bike. She doesn't like the cruisers, DOES like the sports bikes, but not sure what she can ride.
 

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Originally posted by CdnNinjaZX6R

Welcome to the board!

One thing your wife might like, is a Derbi :)
It's funny, but my roommate and I want to get a couple of those just to screw around on around town. Especially on the strip. They look like race bikes to the untrained eye and all the ladies seem to dig 'em. I think it would be funny runnin' 'em down the Las Vegas strip! :D

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Might be a bit out of place this one.

My ex-girlfiend was a real short arse 5'1. I got her a Suzuki GSXR400SP. She could get both feet on the floor without a lowering kit. Great bike for learning your skills on too.
 
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