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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-14-2010, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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to Sportbikes. I road raced for years in the Wera class and some stuff out west. Went through a nasty divorce that stopped all that. Been re-married and on the dirt for the last 6 years, but am ready to come back to the sport bike scene. I have missed it.

So if anyone knows of someone looking for a 450 dirt bike, please let me know. I have posted a link on the classifieds section here for it. Wife said that has to go before I can get a sport bike.

I raced Suzuki's and have always enjoyed them so I will be buying another Gsxr when the dirt bikes are sold. Nothing special to begin with, just something decent to get my feet wet again and figure out what I want to do with the hobby again.

Thanks. Lookin forward to joining you at some of the Bike Nights.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-14-2010, 01:32 PM
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Is that RMZ a 4 or 5 speed?

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Is that RMZ a 4 or 5 speed?
4 Speed.
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Welcome, WERA is awesome, lets get you out to the track as well if you are interested!

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Welcome, WERA is awesome, lets get you out to the track as well if you are interested!
Yes I would love to do some more track days. I am sure I am beyond rusty, but I want to be back out there. The sooner I sell this crap, the sooner I can join you guys.
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No-one needs a toy for the dirt? Help a brother out so he can get back in the steet scene.
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Welcome to the madness, Best of luck getting back into sportbikes.


o and by the way Gixxers Rule!!!

Everyone needs a healthy way to relax, mine Church, and two wheels, a stretch of winding road, and a pipe loud enough to give me headaches and make squirrels explode. (Fixed curtousey of PWRMAD)

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Welcome to the madness, Best of luck getting back into sportbikes.


o and by the way Gixxers Rule!!!
Thanks...starting to think my wait will be longer than I thought. Can't seem to move the RMZ as quickly as I thought I would. I don't know how much longer I can wait. Every time I see one on the road I get all excited and then remember I have to still sell the 450. Damn it. Sell already

Yes Gixxers do rule!!!!!!
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