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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:28 PM   #176
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Surprised noone hasn't jumped on the cbr 250r yet...
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:32 PM   #177
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my friend bought the blue kawi i think

the red one ain't bad for the cbr 250, however, it's red and not the traditional color of cbr
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Thinking back. I would've preferred something with FI since choke and warm up is a lil annoying hahaha.
All gs500 owners will know what I'm talking about. Damn cold blooded bike.
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Are carbs actually that much trouble? I srsly want FI but i dont like how the CBR250 looks...
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:50 PM   #180
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Are carbs actually that much trouble? I srsly want FI but i dont like how the CBR250 looks...
Not trouble, really. Think about the effort required to prime your lawnmower's engine before starting and maybe using the choke. It's just something you get used to.

kyoshi, is the GS500 that bad? Haha I was going to get one. The ZX6 I got instead is quite the opposite. I've never needed to use the choke.
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carbs aren't really that troublesome. its just one of those things they take care of in one of your maintenance packages. unless you plan on cleaning it out yourself, then i'm not too sure.

its just in the morning it takes a bit to warm up before you can ride. but you can usually open full choke for a min and then decrease it with it open about half way and then ride. and in a few mins, you can generally just close it. or you can full choke open and warm a few mins and then close and ride.

by the time you get your helmets and glove on and pre-trip your bike, it usually is warm enough to ride.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:12 PM   #182
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yeah I own a GS500F, the warming up isn't really an issue at all for me. Start up the bike, helmet/gloves on, check my mirrors I'm good to go.
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It's pretty loud and it doesn't help that the bike is air cooled.
It takes a bit to heat up and then it cools down fast so chances of choke start are higher. It's got a bit of the lawn mower sound for start up, but once its ready to go, its sounds nice and burbly.

Love it though, perfect bike for around town and a few trips.
I start my bike up, walk it out of the gated area and lock up. Then its pretty much ready to go after I finish zipping up and putting on my gloves.
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Hows the availability of spots in PRS? do you have to book a spot like now for a course in Jan 2011?
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How about you pick up the phone to call and ask them?
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I think you can start within 2-3 weeks.
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Just want to chime in here. My 04 ZX6R 636 is the same insurance cost as the CBR600RR etc. 42% discount, $50 a month (no comprehensive).

I just started riding in March 2011. It is my first bike and was a lot to learn on. Now I am a lot more comfortable with it.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:43 AM   #189
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Hows the availability of spots in PRS? do you have to book a spot like now for a course in Jan 2011?
I called PRS towards the 3rd week of June, and started 3 weeks later. Just call them and find out.
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I didn't want to create a thread for my quick question and since this thread gets higher traffic than others.

Ive got scuffed up fairings(dropped and lowsided, shitty.. oh well what's done is done) and was wondering is it cheaper to get my whole oem fairing set painted(me doing the prepping work, sanding down + primer) or to buy new fairings and slap them on(~$550 with S+H off eBay)?

That's without knowing/having any connections. If its dead easy but time consuming I will consider doing it myself as a winter project with the right online step by step tutorial, but I think I'd have a better sleep having it professional painted.

Enlighten me, thanks in advance
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Hey Rossi,

What bike you riding?
As for EBay plastics.....some people have luck and they work out ok but NEVER as good as OE plastics.

If its just some light rashing I would take this as a chance to have the whole bike painted in a new color :P (I'm in this boat too, My R1 has some light rash on the left side thanks to an idiot cager).

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Fix what you can make look as if there was no damage, as for the rest, find OEM parts at the chop shop or ebay.

Wouldn't go fake ebay plastics, as you're seriously lowering the value of a bike for sale in the future imo.
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It's an F4i, i was thinking getting the bike repainted to how I want it to look. I took the idea off another bike that was custom painted., gorgeous. I know with the aftermarket fairings I'm probably going to have to adjust them here and there for fitment, no big deal there. But there's only so many sets out there, Im not a fan of the repsol as I think it's too much, but I'm really liking the playboy fairing scheme minus playboy logo lol.

That's fine if it's not as good as OEM fairings, I have frame sliders waiting to be put on after what I decide to do...

It is 'light' damage IMO, though that's subjective. One fairing is pretty scuffed up, the other side is still in good condition. In the end I think I'm going to get a whole new set off eBay rather than repaint. If I get it painted I'm sure I'll be looking at a g-note at the very least and my valve spring service is coming up as well...

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Well I looked around for my one fairing that's damaged, was quoted $445 however from dealership not a chop shop. $445 for one side fairing vs eBay whole new set like I said ~$500.

My bikes an 01... I have lots more km to put on it haha and I definitely know i wont make much back of what I bought for as the years go by. Probably best to my advantage to just keep it.

I really want to get it repainted instead of slapping on certain fairing sets... Thinking of getting a second job for my bike to do so. Then once everything's said and done, frame sliders!
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Well I looked around for my one fairing that's damaged, was quoted $445 however from dealership not a chop shop. $445 for one side fairing vs eBay whole new set like I said ~$500.

My bikes an 01... I have lots more km to put on it haha and I definitely know i wont make much back of what I bought for as the years go by. Probably best to my advantage to just keep it.

I really want to get it repainted instead of slapping on certain fairing sets... Thinking of getting a second job for my bike to do so. Then once everything's said and done, frame sliders!
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If saving money is an issue, and you don't plan on selling it soon, why bother fixing it up? It's just fairing damage, just put on some sliders and ride that shit out!
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Well I looked around for my one fairing that's damaged, was quoted $445 however from dealership not a chop shop. $445 for one side fairing vs eBay whole new set like I said ~$500.

My bikes an 01... I have lots more km to put on it haha and I definitely know i wont make much back of what I bought for as the years go by. Probably best to my advantage to just keep it.

I really want to get it repainted instead of slapping on certain fairing sets... Thinking of getting a second job for my bike to do so. Then once everything's said and done, frame sliders!
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Ah who cares about how it looks, as long as it rides. =P With that said, check craigslist or the chop shop or supersport motorcycle works. You might get lucky and pick up some fairing pieces for cheap. You would be surprised at how many random near mint fairing pieces there are out there. There are cheaper options than going for a full paint job.

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If saving money is an issue, and you don't plan on selling it soon, why bother fixing it up? It's just fairing damage, just put on some sliders and ride that shit out!
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I probably shoudnt.

But who says im riding? Im just PREPPING for my riding.
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I probably shoudnt.

But who says im riding? Im just PREPPING for my riding.
you should prep by calling PRS and booking a spot.
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you should prep by calling PRS and booking a spot.
Actually i still have to do my knowledge test, but question here is that do i have to wait out the 30 days before MST?

Example.

I do my Knowledge test tomorrow on the 12th, get the 30 day restriction from riding solo thing before im eligible to do the MST. So September 12th im eligible.

Do i have to do my course after September 12th or is there some kind of leniency about the restriction period if you do a course?
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