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New Rider, Alex

01-28-2016, 05:22 PM
Hey everyone.

As the title suggests, my name is Alex. I am new to this forum, but I have experience with forums for other vehicles.

I recently purchased my first street legal and ride-able bike, a 2008 Kawasaki ex650r. (owned dirtbikes)
As suggested, I to ride dirt-bikes regularly a few years back, so I thought the 650r class bikes would suit me well, and they do. I am also by no means vertically challenged, which also impacted my decision.

I am a full time student at a state school, studying Mechanical Engineering and love to DIY (just ordered a repair manual), so hopefully this medium to high mileage (19.5K) 650r will give me the experience I am seeking, as far as maintenance and repair goes. (I know its kinda high mileage, but what I paid for it made it a steal.)

I hope to learn a lot during my time on this forum, and hopefully some of it may transfer to improving my riding ability.

The Bike:
2008 Kawasaki Ninja ex650r
19,500 miles
-Stock Exhaust
-Sport Bars (unknown brand)
-Zero Gravity Shield
-Carbon Fiber accents (is that stock?)
-R&G Racing Frame Sliders

DIY needed:
-Fairing Vibration Fix
-Engine Vibration issue
-Maybe new chain? / Tighten?


Hot Cruiser
01-28-2016, 07:38 PM
Welcome, Alex. Always good to have another Oregonian on board!

01-29-2016, 09:39 AM
Welcome aboard.