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  Reply # 285637 28-Dec-2009 15:31 Send private message

Actually I'm interested to see. I've been riding since I was 17 (in England) and never been a speed demon. Will a larger engine make that much of a difference? I've never had a problem with the Hornet being underpowered - not sure how much difference the aftermarket exhaust it came with makes (Faddy Daddy - "It bellows out the sound so racy").


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  Reply # 285728 28-Dec-2009 22:24 Send private message

Once you get your full at least take a bigger bike for a test ride, you can always give it back at the end of the ride ;p




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  Reply # 285730 28-Dec-2009 22:30 Send private message

I have a friend who has owned bigger bikes who now seems content with a scooter. I guess it depends what you do with it though -- his is for commuting purposes.. I
I've had my full for some years now and toyed with buying a bigger bike (I'm still riding a Honda CD250). I've borrowed bigger, and test-driven bigger, but unless I'm hauling up SH1 (which I mostly don't do), I don't miss the extra power. It's fine for back roads where you're not really winding it up, surprisingly good up hills etc.
Highway cruising, I'd love a bigger bike, but most of the time the 250 is fine.

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  Reply # 285734 28-Dec-2009 22:43 Send private message

The only reason for me to get a 'bigger' bike is so my girlfriend can ride pillion!



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  Reply # 286462 1-Jan-2010 23:20 Send private message

I get my new bike THIS YEAR!!!!! 1st March is target date . . . I get my full licence late February, 1st March gives me maximum interest free money on my VISA and is also the 1st day of my days off work.

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  Reply # 305163 7-Mar-2010 03:32 Send private message

We had at least 3 bikes ridden to the pizza evening tonight in Auckland . . .

johnr - Suzuki GSXR1000
psychrn - Honda VT750
scottjpalmer - Kawasaki Ninja 250R

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  Reply # 309770 22-Mar-2010 12:11 Send private message

Hey all, Im completely new here but i came across this thread while searching for acer stuff so i thought id join in.
How do you all stand on cruisers? I noticed the bikes are predominately road bikes, i ride a Suzuki VS1400 myself and am keen to join in rides when i can (Taupo is unfortunately a long way from everywhere).

Have added mine and the wifes bikes - took this on way back from cold kiwi last year


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  Reply # 309772 22-Mar-2010 12:15 Send private message

Hi, and a big welcome to GZ, while you have well noticed that most of us around here ride more sporty bikes, at the end of the day its all about being out on two wheels and experiencing a freedom that a tin top just cannot recreate, I dont care what bike someones on, the important thing is they are out doing it.

Was a good Kiwi this last one too, unfortunately my wife was unable to go with me this time, but my 14yr old son came with me, he enjoyed himself as did I.

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  Reply # 309774 22-Mar-2010 12:21 Send private message

Welcome to Geekzone and GZMC seekerNZ




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  Reply # 309777 22-Mar-2010 12:32 Send private message

I agree, its not what you ride, just that you do.
The wife and I started doing some work for the cold kiwi last year (helping with the site amongst others) and we try to do as many trips as we can when the kids are away (they are too young to come with, and i enjoy the peace and quiet anywyay)

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  Reply # 309788 22-Mar-2010 13:26 Send private message

GZMC needs a meet up in Taupo who is Keen?




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Reply # 309789 22-Mar-2010 13:28 Send private message

SeekerNZ: I agree, its not what you ride, just that you do.
The wife and I started doing some work for the cold kiwi last year (helping with the site amongst others) and we try to do as many trips as we can when the kids are away (they are too young to come with, and i enjoy the peace and quiet anywyay)


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  Reply # 309795 22-Mar-2010 13:55 Send private message

johnr: GZMC needs a meet up in Taupo who is Keen?


I'd be keen of course. Also the Cold Duck is coming up in about 6 weeks if anyone is going that way, would be keen to meet up and convoy on over to Napier

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Reply # 309796 22-Mar-2010 13:59 Send private message

johnr: GZMC needs a meet up in Taupo who is Keen?


Keen as!

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  Reply # 309800 22-Mar-2010 14:16 Send private message

Id be keen work permitting.
I also ride a cruiser-Honda VT 750 (Shadow)
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