Hi from Fayetteville Georgia

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Hi from Fayetteville Georgia

Unread post by ZRex » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:37 pm

This is a great site, glad to be on here.

I ride a 2002 Kawasaki ZRX1200R that I bought new, literally still in the box in February 2002. There are two great things about having a brother 5 years older than you, when you are 10 and get in a fight at school you realize getting hit by a 10 year old kid is no big deal compared to you're brother and his friends hitting you, which makes you're friends think you are tough, the other great thing is that I got to do things way before I was old enough, like riding his motorcycle, so I have gone from riding his early 80's Honda CR80 to almost 30 years later riding a ZRX1200R with a few bikes in between. Most of the bike's I have owned were nothing special except to me, like a XR70 that vibrated so much it blistered both of my hands so badly I could not write, although I still rode the next day (with gloves), I had a KE 100 that had a bent fork, the bars actually turned to the left several inches when you were going straight, a KLX250 that everything seemed to break at once, but thankfully I can't complain about anything on my ZRX, everything just works like it is supposed to, anyway this really is a great site.

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Re: Hi from Fayetteville Georgia

Unread post by ZRex » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:50 pm

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Here is a picture of my bike from the honda hoot in 2003. I know its old, but I don't have many new pictures of it, one day soon I will take some after I wash it.

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Re: Hi from Fayetteville Georgia

Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:57 pm

ZRex wrote: I ride a 2002 Kawasaki ZRX1200R
How did I know that before you even posted.... :mrgreen:

Welcome to the site. I always liked the ZRex, especially in the lime green. :kicking:
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Re: Hi from Fayetteville Georgia

Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:10 pm

Welcome to TMW!
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Unread post by fireguzzi » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:55 pm

welcome from Covington GA! Always wanted a zrex. Have fun in the forums.
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:16 pm

:welcome:

Gorgeous bike, I always liked that one!
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Unread post by Joe_F » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:54 am

:welcome:

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:07 am

ZRex wrote:This is a great site, glad to be on here.

I ride a 2002 Kawasaki ZRX1200R that I bought new, literally still in the box in February 2002. There are two great things about having a brother 5 years older than you, when you are 10 and get in a fight at school you realize getting hit by a 10 year old kid is no big deal compared to you're brother and his friends hitting you, which makes you're friends think you are tough, the other great thing is that I got to do things way before I was old enough, like riding his motorcycle, so I have gone from riding his early 80's Honda CR80 to almost 30 years later riding a ZRX1200R with a few bikes in between. Most of the bike's I have owned were nothing special except to me, like a XR70 that vibrated so much it blistered both of my hands so badly I could not write, although I still rode the next day (with gloves), I had a KE 100 that had a bent fork, the bars actually turned to the left several inches when you were going straight, a KLX250 that everything seemed to break at once, but thankfully I can't complain about anything on my ZRX, everything just works like it is supposed to, anyway this really is a great site.

Ahhh, I so envy you owing the ZRX1200R... that's one of the bikes that has always been on my short list. How is the performance and handling of it?

Sounds like you have a lot of background knowledge, experience and good little pearls of wisdom to share, I look forward to reading more!

:welcome2:

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Re: Hi from Fayetteville Georgia

Unread post by ZRex » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:43 am

Thank you, I love my ZRX, the performance is great especially the torque, it has low RPM torque similar to a big V-twin, but revs like a inline four. The handling is of course heavier than a lightweight 600, but it's pretty good, (great if you have never ridden a 600), but I love riding it in the mountains. I don't know how much wisdom I have to share, but I have been around motorcycles my entire life, which is weird because my dad hates them, but my Grandfather, brother, cousin (who I taught) and uncle have ridden for years.

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