Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Hey everyone thanks for having me on your site.
Bloke, 44 years old, married and 5 daughters
Yep 5 of them
I used to ride dirt bikes as a teenager but haven't ridden for 20+ years.
How i got here...
Some might call it a mid life crisis. I call it finally doing what i really wanted.
I bought a 1989 ZXR 250 a week ago.
It was cheap because it isn't running
It's 100% complete but hasn't been turned over for a few years.
I was a bit naive thinking i would put fuel in it and a new battery and i would be riding it the next day.
So i stripped her fairings off and discovered that bikes this old have lots of opportunities to spend money on them.
So far i have
Empty tank with surface rust inside tank and possible a few pinholes that will leak petrol
A throttle that wont turn
Possibly front brakes seized
I came here so you enthusiasts will convince me to fix her.
Otherwise i will put her back together and sell her again.
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:27 am
Can't help you too much with the ZXR, but at least it will give you something to keep you occupied...
Not like you have much else to do ..
5 daughters ... wow... Good luck with that...
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:51 am
How do you have time, or money for that matter, to do anything with 5 girls
Keep it and rebuild it, even if it costs heaps it will keep you locked away in the shed and bring you some sanity