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  1. Kill Switch on the kickstand

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    I would never disable a safey mechanism on the bike for the sake of getting it to work unless I planned on returning it to the orginal condition very shortly after.
  2. Scoring Front Tire; 02' 500R question

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    Thanks, 100 miles will take no time at all. I was hoping that it wouldn't because I don't want to be thinking about that on top of all the other things to worry about while riding.
  3. Scoring Front Tire; 02' 500R question

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    It's been a while so I forget how many miles I need to put on a new tire. I just had my bike serviced and it needed a new front tire put on. I know the new tire needs to be worn in a bit before it's safe to ride in a regular fashion. How many miles do I need to put on the new tire before it...
  4. Were you guys scared the first time on the road?

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    I don't know about scared, but everytime I ride, just before I get going I think about getting to my destination safely.
  5. POLL: how old are you and what bike do you have?

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    33 02' 500r
  6. Short rider? Tall bike? No problem.

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    Thanks I'll give that a shot next time. It seems to always be a nightmare for me. I assume this means you are not on the bike.
  7. Short rider? Tall bike? No problem.

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    I'm 5'4". On my bike my feet sit just planted on the floor, with just a slight bend in my knee (very slight). The only thing that sucks about it is that it's very hard for me to get the bike on it's center stand when I need to, and depending on the street surface and angle it can be hard to...
  8. Were you guys scared the first time on the road?

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    It's good to be nervous, it'll help to keep you alive. When I first started riding I wasn't so much nervous. I was more concerned about being embrassed by things like stalling out the bike at an intersection or having it go over on it's side through a turn. Yeah that sucked. I've seen people...
  9. Turbos street legal?

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    They sell bikes with turbo so why should it be illegal? Some even have twin turbo. I thought only adding Nitro was illegal.
  10. Funny sound when riding......

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    I wonder if it could be something happening with the front brake. Maybe a pad is rubbing up against the rotor. Be careful with that it would be dangerous to ride with something like that happening up front. It could be something else though. I would start with the brake just in case.
  11. Do you really need a bike stand?

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    I'm a shorter fellow so using the center stand on my bike is too difficult. I purchased a bike stand and I'm much happier now. It's very easy to use and not expensive at all. Worth every cent.
  12. Chain Trouble

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    I hope they ate the cost of having to fix it for you after this happened so soon from them doing work on your bike. It seems like they messed something up and don't want to just come out and admit it to you. I've had similar things happen right from the shop. When ever you have work done to...
  13. Ninja 250R/500R

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    Well after that happened to me I took the bike back home I used my own set of pliars to make the part of the spring that connects to the peg on the stand a bit tighter. It has a "U-shape" on the part that connects to the peg on the kickstand. Using the pilars I made the open part of the "U"...
  14. Ninja 250R/500R

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    Yeah I remember when the return spring on my kickstand pop'ed off and of course the safety engine cut off had me stuck out in the middle of nowhere. Luckly the spring was still hanging there. A random person driving by in a pickup truck saw me stuck and offered me some help. The spring is...
  15. Ninja 250R/500R

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    This has happened to me once also, thank God for the reserve. Ever since then I always reset my tripometer, since I don't have a fuel gauge either, and when I get to about 170 miles it's time to stop for gas.
  16. Ninja 250R/500R

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    Hehe, I just keep clicking up till it won't go anymore! :mrgreen: Actually when I took the rider safety class they said something similar to that. Just pull your clutch and see if you have another gear to go. You'll know when it clicks or dosen't click. Honestly, I think I only care about...
  17. Wreck & Learn

    What I learned today
    Hang on a second I've actually peeled that crap off the road once before. It was definately a sticker. Maybe they use different kinds at different areas.
  18. Today...

    Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes
    Nice happy ending :!:
  19. Not so sure about Friday night rides after tonight.

    What I learned today
    That's what I'm talking about. I never ride without highs on. Except at night when I'm right behind someone or someone is coming at me from opposite direction.
  20. Not so sure about Friday night rides after tonight.

    What I learned today
    Ya gotta run with highlights on all the time. I thought that was a given.
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