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PostSubject: Hi new with a quick Q    Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:30 pm

Hey team.

Im 22 and have just picked up my learner licence.. ( was something Ive always wanted to do just never got round to getting it )

looking round for a 250 at the moment but I really dont like the choices.. I would possibly look at a cbr250rr but thats a bit out of my budget at the moment.

so Ive decided to build a basic bobber, ( bet it wont stay basic from my history record )

what is the bike to go for?

Ive been looking at cb125, cg125s, rebel 250s ( seem too dear ) and a gn250 ( most likely looking at one of these? as u can get newish and cheap/ probably reliable )

there isnt too many nice gn250s ive found on the web and they seem to sit pretty high at the front any way of lowering them or new forks?

what is the deal with cutting the frame and making a hardtail with certs in nz?

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PostSubject: Re: Hi new with a quick Q    Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:54 pm

hey ya mate im not to sure about ya 250cc choices but i did buy a cbr rr as me first bike was fukin grate
any way as for cutting up a frame just get hold ov your local certifer and ask them a few q's there normaly easy enuf to deal with
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PostSubject: Re: Hi new with a quick Q    Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:19 pm

Hi fouhy. GN is a pretty small bike to stet with. Great little commuter but physically too small to look right hard tailed without stretching the front as well. For something cheap and the right size you might be better looking at a 4stroke single trail bike. That has longer forks and a 21 inch front wheel already.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi new with a quick Q    Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:46 pm

i tried putting some pics up but i cant until after a week aparantly.

I had a pretty big bail of a dirtbike this year broke a few ribs n it put the wind up me a bit so would be quite keen on starting on something small and a project and turn it into a nice bobber, then hopefully by then I would have enough cash for a cbr250rr! I really want to stay away from credit again!

would it be worth it to get something bigger? cb500? would i really get hassled that much for it? I never see bikes pulled over!

or what are some options for 125/250s under 2k sort of thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi new with a quick Q    Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:53 am

It depends on what it looks loike. Cops have started pulling bikes over with pretty big fines and points for no cert, WOF, and rego.
If you just want to get your hands dirty and learn how its done before you get something bigger, then just pick up anything tht runs and has a rego. Then take stuff off it until it starts looking better. Doesn't really matter what it is as long as you make it your own. That way you"ll learn some practical skills as well as what works as a design.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi new with a quick Q    Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:57 am

would something dereg be a good idea? that would kill some time on my learner licence too.

how hard is it to bring back in the system? im pretty persistant when it comes to well anything.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi new with a quick Q    Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:16 pm

Not really. Seen to many bikes finished and then abandoned as it was too much hassle to get them legal. If you can't ride it then it's jus t an ornament

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PostSubject: Re: Hi new with a quick Q    Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:18 pm

Welcome...Bro its 2011 not really much chance of beating the law on the road,keep it legal it will save $$$ in the long run. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Hi new with a quick Q    Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:01 pm

So I bought chops xs250 it's dereged but I'd like to find more info about certing hard tails and also rev inning? First bike so I'll just use it as a learning curve have help with welding and other mates r building thm too. Plan on a cbr250rr as my reliable bike this is just a bomber bobber
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PostSubject: Re: Hi new with a quick Q    Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:36 am

Good start. There were loads of docs about that explained the cert process. I'm sure somebody can dig them out and everyone has there own pet certifier so they can point you in the right direction.

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