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  1. #1
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Melbourne Florida

    New guy from Florida

    Hi, I thought it was time to introduce myself. I have been reading the past and current threads for a while and am impressed with the amount of knowledge and talent that is present on the ZRXOA. What a great resource as well as an online community with a positive, helpful vibe!

    I have been riding in some form since age 12 when I got my first motocross bike. Since then there have been many dirt, road, dual purpose, and ATVs pass through my garage. I have had an interest in the ZRX for a long time and recently purchased a very well cared for green 2001 with 4800 miles. My decision to buy was influenced by all the knowledge and resources present here. I do all my own wrenching and am looking forward to doing a few mods to this fantastic bike. I have put about 500 miles on since I purchased and have started looking at a full exhaust, jet kit, and pods to replace the stock header and Yoshimura slip on. After that there is probably some suspension work to come. I'll post a picture as soon as I figure that out...

    Thanks to all of you that make this place possible!

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  2. #2
    I used to be....
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Auburn, AL

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Welcome, always glad to see new people joining in. You'll find everything from stock to highly modified versions here. Bike looks great, looks to be well cared for and clean, no two are the same and green is the fastest color
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  3. #3
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Shiny Side Up ^

    Re: New guy from Florida

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    Big Harry

    "As you swim the river of life, do the breast stroke. It helps to clear the turds from your path!"
    George Carlin

  4. #4
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Melbourne, Florida....On the corner of "walk" and "Dont Walk"

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Welcome to the forum Ernie. I'm in Melbourne as well. We need to get together sometime.

    Post pics.
    ZRXOA #9877
    "IT'S NOT THE BIG THAT EAT THE SMALL..... IT'S THE FAST THAT EAT THE SLOW"
    2004 ZRX1200R-Silver


    Past Kawi's: 76 KZ900, 78 KZ1000, 80 Z1 Classic

    Off Brands: 74 Honda XR75, 80 Yamaha YZ250, 84 Honda 1100 Magna,
    95 Suzuki RF900R, 88 Suzuki Katana 1100
    Wish List: 74 Yamaha DT400

  5. #5
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Birmingham, AL

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Welcome aboard

    You been here for awhile so no need to talk up the forum or it's great members, you already know that.

    Looking forward to seeing your bike and being involved in your upgrades

    ENJOY one if the best bikes Kawasaki ever built.

    BTW... I grew in FT. Myers and move to BAMAland well a long time ago... 1984! I believe back in the day my HS played Melbourne in football every season at least that's what I remember but again that's a long time ago

    Be safe

    Wayne

  6. #6
    Color Monitor
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Wisconsin

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Welcome. Be aware that the belly pan will likely have to go if you install just about any off the available aftermarket headers.


    TG
    TGHW
    ZRXOA #5590
    Welcome to Wisconsin....Come smell our Dairy air !!


  7. #7
    Born In The USA
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Redding, CA.

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Welcome! Nice bike.
    You'll never know how fast you can go, until you go too fast.

    I have discovered that half of being a good rebel is knowing what to rebel against.



    2014 Ninja 1000

    2005 ZX10

    1981 GPz550

  8. #8
    King of Kazmania
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kazmania

    Re: New guy from Florida



    Welcome from the Stuart area. Unique rad shrouds you have there, can't say I've seen those before.

    And Howie isn't really dirty...




    " 'tis far better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt"
    - Someone

    "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on,
    or by imbeciles who really mean it."
    - Someone else



    SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, DO WHAT YOU SAY


  9. #9
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Melbourne, Florida....On the corner of "walk" and "Dont Walk"

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by kazman View Post


    Welcome from the Stuart area. Unique rad shrouds you have there, can't say I've seen those before.

    And Howie isn't really dirty...


    ZRXOA #9877
    "IT'S NOT THE BIG THAT EAT THE SMALL..... IT'S THE FAST THAT EAT THE SLOW"
    2004 ZRX1200R-Silver


    Past Kawi's: 76 KZ900, 78 KZ1000, 80 Z1 Classic

    Off Brands: 74 Honda XR75, 80 Yamaha YZ250, 84 Honda 1100 Magna,
    95 Suzuki RF900R, 88 Suzuki Katana 1100
    Wish List: 74 Yamaha DT400

  10. #10
    King of Kazmania
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kazmania

    Re: New guy from Florida



    He just acts that way. ^ see?






    " 'tis far better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt"
    - Someone

    "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on,
    or by imbeciles who really mean it."
    - Someone else



    SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, DO WHAT YOU SAY


  11. #11
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    US

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Looks like you got a very good low mile, example with unique body fairing pieces


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  12. #12
    2009 Hooligan of the year
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Austin, TX

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Welcome to the madness!

  13. #13
    Legal Eagle
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Tallahassee, Fl

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Welcome from another Floridian

    Wow, 4800 miles and the carbs are clean. How old are those tires?

  14. #14
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Melbourne Florida

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Howie View Post
    Welcome to the forum Ernie. I'm in Melbourne as well. We need to get together sometime.

    Post pics.
    Hi Howie, That would be great! It's always nice to meet people with common interests.

  15. #15
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Melbourne Florida

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikenut View Post
    Welcome from another Floridian

    Wow, 4800 miles and the carbs are clean. How old are those tires?
    Yes carbs are clean, she runs perfect. The previous owner is very meticulous. The tires were replaced less than two years ago and had about 600 miles on them. I drove 8 hours to pick it up and tires and carbs were among the first questions I asked before making the trip.

  16. #16
    President of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Congrats and welcome.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

    CAUTION - My forum posts may be worth what you paid for them!

    2005 Green RessuREXtion - Amateur 1224 & Six Speed Installation - Oct 2015 BOTM - Yamaha R6 - Aprilia RS250s

  17. #17
    In Charge of McGov Only
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Lakewood, Ca

    Re: New guy from Florida


  18. #18
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, now Tallahassee,FL #4835

    Re: New guy from Florida

    WELCOME!!!!! You have some great Florida ZRX owners near you to meet up with and give you support.

    Enjoy and post some more photos.......

    CONGRATS............rockonrockon

  19. #19
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Soflo

    Re: New guy from Florida

    welcome fellow Floridian. nice bike!
    2000 ZRX 1100

    2001 ZRX 1200

    2006 Yamaha Warrior 1700

    2014 Ford Mustang GT

    2003 Ford F150 Lightning

  20. #20
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Melbourne, Florida....On the corner of "walk" and "Dont Walk"

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernieszrx View Post
    Hi Howie, That would be great! It's always nice to meet people with common interests.
    Can't wait to see that belly pan in person. Been considering one for a long time. Just looking for the right vibe.
    ZRXOA #9877
    "IT'S NOT THE BIG THAT EAT THE SMALL..... IT'S THE FAST THAT EAT THE SLOW"
    2004 ZRX1200R-Silver


    Past Kawi's: 76 KZ900, 78 KZ1000, 80 Z1 Classic

    Off Brands: 74 Honda XR75, 80 Yamaha YZ250, 84 Honda 1100 Magna,
    95 Suzuki RF900R, 88 Suzuki Katana 1100
    Wish List: 74 Yamaha DT400

  21. #21
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Christmas, FL

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Hi, just 80 clicks NW of you, let's go riding when monsoon season is over and/or heat index drops
    slightly, bellow 70% humidity

    BTW, WELCOME !!!

    Orig. owner, 99 ZRX, 61k+
    ZX11cams,pistons
    Stick coils, DIM Harness
    Cam degree 105 int.,107 exh.
    Fact. 1.0 w/Ti.,108 MJ
    Airbox w/ K+N
    Full Akro
    OEM ign. +5 Adv
    Dyno 131.7 HP/80.4 TQ.
    Ohlins RS, Race tech fork
    Fork brace+Steering damper




    "TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE" IS EASY, RETURNING IS THE REAL CHALLENGE.

    " WHEN YOU OWN A CHINESE PRODUCT, ALL CHINESE SPARE PARTS ARE OEM QUALITY "

  22. #22
    The Doctor Is In
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    About 90 miles north of where I was before & 15 minutes from the Kingdom of Kazmania, FL

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Ernie, I guarantee you, you've got nothing in common w/Howie. Be happy about that.

    And like Dennis/Kazman, I'm right around the corner from him in the Stuart area.
    Welcome.
    Lee
    "None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me."
    Rorschach

  23. #23
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Melbourne, Florida....On the corner of "walk" and "Dont Walk"

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Boy, you guys from the "South" sure are uppity. Haters.
    ZRXOA #9877
    "IT'S NOT THE BIG THAT EAT THE SMALL..... IT'S THE FAST THAT EAT THE SLOW"
    2004 ZRX1200R-Silver


    Past Kawi's: 76 KZ900, 78 KZ1000, 80 Z1 Classic

    Off Brands: 74 Honda XR75, 80 Yamaha YZ250, 84 Honda 1100 Magna,
    95 Suzuki RF900R, 88 Suzuki Katana 1100
    Wish List: 74 Yamaha DT400

  24. #24
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Melbourne Florida

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Howie View Post
    Can't wait to see that belly pan in person. Been considering one for a long time. Just looking for the right vibe.
    We will have make that happen soon. I will post a couple more pics later.

  25. #25
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Melbourne Florida

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen#212 View Post
    Hi, just 80 clicks NW of you, let's go riding when monsoon season is over and/or heat index drops
    slightly, bellow 70% humidity

    BTW, WELCOME !!!
    That sounds great Allen....less than 70% humidity? We might be talking November

  26. #26
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Christmas, FL

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernieszrx View Post
    That sounds great Allen....less than 70% humidity? We might be talking November
    Yes I know and summer starts the 21st that when it really gets warm

    Orig. owner, 99 ZRX, 61k+
    ZX11cams,pistons
    Stick coils, DIM Harness
    Cam degree 105 int.,107 exh.
    Fact. 1.0 w/Ti.,108 MJ
    Airbox w/ K+N
    Full Akro
    OEM ign. +5 Adv
    Dyno 131.7 HP/80.4 TQ.
    Ohlins RS, Race tech fork
    Fork brace+Steering damper




    "TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE" IS EASY, RETURNING IS THE REAL CHALLENGE.

    " WHEN YOU OWN A CHINESE PRODUCT, ALL CHINESE SPARE PARTS ARE OEM QUALITY "

  27. #27
    Mister Meaner Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Santa Maria Calif.

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Welcome, nice bike.

  28. #28
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    GTA Ontario, Canada

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Welcome Ernie.
    Nice ZRX you've found yourself.
    Enjoy!

    Rob, #10002

    2000 ZRX1100 C4 - Green. Ohlin's shocks, Corbin seat, fork brace, steering damper, Gimbel bugspoiler, ELS: KWICK Kill, +4 Advancer, Tension Tamer & ELS Rack ("lighter than the grab handles"), 70700 kms.

    1978 KZ650 C2 - Bored, ported, electronic ign., K&N, Delkevic SS Ex., braced forks and swingarm, Progressive suspension, steering damper, Koni shocks, Rickman fairing, Guiliari seat, GSXR Rearsets, 125,000 kms.

  29. #29
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Melbourne, Florida....On the corner of "walk" and "Dont Walk"

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Ping Ernie

    Let's ride this weekend!
    ZRXOA #9877
    "IT'S NOT THE BIG THAT EAT THE SMALL..... IT'S THE FAST THAT EAT THE SLOW"
    2004 ZRX1200R-Silver


    Past Kawi's: 76 KZ900, 78 KZ1000, 80 Z1 Classic

    Off Brands: 74 Honda XR75, 80 Yamaha YZ250, 84 Honda 1100 Magna,
    95 Suzuki RF900R, 88 Suzuki Katana 1100
    Wish List: 74 Yamaha DT400

  30. #30
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Melbourne Florida

    Re: New guy from Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Howie View Post
    Ping Ernie

    Let's ride this weekend!
    Hi Howie,

    That sounds great! I'm currently enjoying some cool weather in upstate N.Y. but will be back in balmy Florida Wednesday. I'll PM you my contact info.


 

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