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Monday, October 2, 2006

Instant expert motorbikes:5 Mistakes Before you make them.

postet by: Bertie Simmons
From Stuffer's Guide.

1. Don't buy a bew bike as complete novice

You will crash and/or drop the bike, sure as eggs become broken eggs. Learn your trade on a solid pre-owned bike, then upgrade when you've learned to filter with finesse and corner with confidence.

2. Don't be a stranger

If we see a fellow biker stranded, we stop and help. Outside the M25, we also wave at each other. It's a shared experience so join the local club, go to bike meets and speak to other riders.

3. Learn to appreciate your bike's performance in a safe environment: take an advanced riding course or attend a 'race school.

4. Don't ignore basic maintenance

All bikes have a small tool kit under the seat, so learn to use it. Something as daft as incorrect tire pressures can have you on your arse. Make cleaning and tweaks part of your Sunday ritual.

5. Try before you buy.

An Italian 'large' won't cover a beer-swilling builder from Brum. Sizes generally vary depending on where you are in the world. Euro sizes are going to be larger for asians. Helmets also differ, with one brand's large being another's XL. Buy the expensive kit. As bikers say - if you have a P10 000 head, buy a P10 000 lid.

How many have z200?

As I ride my z200 going to my office. I seen 3 or 4 with the same bike whether tracking the West Service Rd. or the SLEX. So, I was wondering how many really have z200 on the streets? I don' know where to find a real data about the volume regarding z200, maybe from LTO or from the supplier itself but it will be hard and time consuming. I tried once asking the shop where I bought my z200, he said "Currently, we release a hundred units of z200". Then, I remember that the MCP forums have a list for z200 riders. And I believe that MCP forums was legitimate site for getting information about motorcycles besides Xplorer Philippines Org. And the last count was 131 as of this date. Basically, this will show only active members from the forums that owns z200 and you can find them in any part of the 7 000 and counting islands of the Philippines. In addition, those records were "online" numbers, meaning I can estimate that there are more than 131 z200 owners out there that do not join the online community of the MCP.

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