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    Default Little Bikes are just better

    So Ive become a super Spoilt Brat,

    I actually now have to make time to see each of my bikes, Tough life, i know, they each fit such a special role i just cant get enough time to ride each, and take into account im cage bound weekly due to Oopsies that happened once upon a time, so during the week im stuck chewing on a steering wheel, which sucks, but heck we get on when we can,

    So i got a super special Bike, a Kwa ZX300, and man is it a beaut to have and ride, makes just enough power to be nippie in the city, and has all the fun feelings of a bigger bike cause Baby Girl has a Pipe fitted and just brings a massive smile as you ride,

    Ok ill be honest ive had to ease the seat out from between my bottom a few times after riding into a corner and the power feels great, traction feels great, and you lean the bike down to go through the corner and realize that though she has a nice amount of power and can ride rather well at pace, Baby girl is super lightweight.

    i need to be more aware that there aint that much pushing down on the tires when i lean off the bike, nothing bad has happened yet, but man does she give you a feeling the she is alot bigger then she actually is, stepping down from a big heavy powerful 750, this is something to keep in mind as switching from bike to bike can demand a rather large change in riding mannerisms.

    I can advise any one who says "i wont ride anything under 1000" to learn how to actually ride a bike, man, a small bike makes you learn that its alot more then just "massive amount of power" that make it super fun to ride a bike, getting it right on a smaller bike brings a massive smile to your face, as you know you did all the work and got the bike to run better then anything, and sure just sitting on a big bike twisting the throttle and letting the electronics do all the work can be fun, but it gets boring, going into a corner and getting a little bike to apex and exit correctly and the bike moves faster then you ever imagined it could is something i cant explain in words,

    Plus if i where able to commute, again the 3-4-500cc sector is exactly where id spend my money if i ever had any left after all my current baby's, a smaller bike is just way easier to ride and live with, can keep up with traffic, is light weight to split, doesn't have a drinking problem, and super fun if you work on actually riding the bike to the best of its abilities,

    But hec, what do i know, im still an ankle biter, so just thought id show off my baby
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    Lifes like riding the open road. its got its up hills, down hills, its thunderstorms and sunshine, doesnt matter where your going as long as you enjoy the ride

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    Very nice bike indeed.

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    Right bike to the right person......... so happy you are enjoying "Babygirl".
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    Exactly. Right bee for the person and the purpose.

    Enjoy and enjoy
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    I am watching you ..... have fun, just not too much OK
    Spent my therapy money on a K1200S
    Therapy must have worked, bought a GS
    Insanity crept back in, in the shape of an R1200R

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    I get to see my Ex at every event........ he is having waaaay to much fun. It is like getting a divorce and you realise that that person brings out the best in your ex and you are actually happy for both of them...... So happy for Hobbes....... she is with the right person. Not regretted the decision to sell her to him for one minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solstice View Post
    I get to see my Ex at every event........ he is having waaaay to much fun. It is like getting a divorce and you realise that that person brings out the best in your ex and you are actually happy for both of them...... So happy for Hobbes....... she is with the right person. Not regretted the decision to sell her to him for one minute.
    Is this the same one that I escorted you when you just got it to cycle duty one saterday?

    dam....memories!

    @hobbes glad to see you still around buddy!

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    Are we talking bikes or what here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slip_Stream View Post
    Are we talking bikes or what here?

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    Lifes like riding the open road. its got its up hills, down hills, its thunderstorms and sunshine, doesnt matter where your going as long as you enjoy the ride

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    I'm yet to ride anything above a 600 for more than 45 minutes. I sometimes wonder why I'd get anything bigger than a 600, especially looking at my 50km inner city commute.
    I would love a tourer, but it'll be a 1200RT, 1600GT, or something oriental in the 1200/1300 segment. I think though I wouldn't be able to ride her daily due to higher maintenance of just sheer size for daily commute (I know some guys commute on their 1250s and 1600s).

    Smaller bikes, and cages, are so underated by many of us in this market. I agree Hobbes, they fill sit in a good spot, and if fitted correctly to the rider, can be a joy to ride in traffic and the odd breakfast stroll.

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