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  1. #1
    New, but just to this Board
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Location
    Western NY

    Free bike newbie...

    Hello everyone, I'm stoked to be a part of this group of enthusiasts. I was recently gifted a 99 zrx1100 that has a cool back story to it. The bike was originally picked up by my brother in law for a friend that had to sell his zrx1200 for various reasons. That's when my brother in law started to build the 1100 with the help of friends who donated parts & fund to get it on the road. After months of sourcing necessities & putting in late nights on the build he finished up. The bike was then gifted to his buddy so they could ride again. After a little while his buddy decided to buy another bike & thus the zrx1100 was free to go to a new home. That when my brother had an idea to gift me the bike to go riding as well with permission from all who had contributed on the project. Thankfully they all agreed & I am the super appreciative that they did because I am the proud owner of the zrx1100 project bike. I have a lot of plans & a great platform to turn the blue monster into a thing of beauty. I'm looking forward to posting the next phase of the build over the winter. Thank you in advance as I know I'll be asking lots of questions & I hope everyone will enjoy the build......I'll figure out how to post pics in a bit

  2. #2
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Shiny Side Up ^

    Re: Free bike newbie...

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    Important Note: Without Pics, It Never Happened!!!
    Big Harry

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

  3. #3
    Born In The USA
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Redding, CA.

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Welcome!
    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

  4. #4
    Father Joe
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Burpinham, Babalama

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    What a great story and pedigree for your stead.

    You will be SHOCKED at how much quality help you will get from this group of like minded ZRX knuckleheads.

    Welcome aboard sailor.
    I'm not completely useless. I can always be used as a bad example.

    The People's rear loading pink Beach Bomb.

    Kwackifoofoo

  5. #5
    I came to ride
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Welcome
    .
    .
    '99 ZRX1100, Akropovic, jet kit
    '13 FJR1300, Givi touring stuff

  6. #6
    President of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Welcome aboard!
    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

  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Palmdale, CA

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Did not happen without pictures, just saying.

    Herb

  8. #8
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    New Braunfels Texas

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Cool story on becoming a ZRX owner and many props to those who made it happen
    2000 ZRX 1100
    2005 FJR 1300
    2014 KTM 250XC
    2008 KTM 250XC-F
    2010 Dodge RT Challenger
    2005 Ram Quad Cab
    1996 Chevy Pickup

  9. #9
    In Charge of McGov Only
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Lakewood, Ca

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Welcome, cool story.

  10. #10
    Just call me Gordon
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Springbranch TEXAS

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Gifted ? I can almost afford gifted lol
    Congrats on the Rex and welcome to the OA

    NOV 2017 BOTM
    #9927

  11. #11
    Calamity Gil
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Niagara Falls, USA

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Cool story bro, canít wait to see it!
    ZRXOA membr #8704
    "It is not the strong but the responsive that survive."

    BOTM Feb '13

  12. #12
    Super REXer
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Buffalo NY

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Welcome! This group knows EVERYTHING about the ZRX. There are a handful of members in the WNY area. So post up a few pics before you store it.

    Oh.......... there are parts and tools available here made by members that you can not get anywhere else.
    Super Dave 436

  13. #13
    No More Clowns
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Olympia, WA, USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    The people on this site knowing "everything about ZRXs" is an understatement. Pretty sure we collectively know more than everything Prepare to be amazed! Welcome to the forum man!

    Your 1st question should be about which oil is best to use...........................
    CLOWNS ARE MY FAVORITE..



    ZRXOA# 8889


    "I'd rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle."
    "The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."

    "Feb. 22 '05" and a single word, "counselor"

    Current 2016 BMW S1000XR
    2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R Bleu (sold)
    1995 Honda VFR750f (sold)

  14. #14
    avtech3d
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Chandler, Arizona 85286

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Purchase price is typically pennies, compared to how much you can throw at it.
    Member #9225
    99 ZRX1100

  15. #15
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    New Brunswick, Canada

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Great story, welcome to the club. Lots of serious intel here.
    Like someone else has already said...pics or it didnít happen. Lol.
    Mike
    #10152

  16. #16
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    GTA Ontario, Canada

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Welcome.
    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.

  17. #17
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    Yes, nice story and very nice brother too. Welcome.

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn Moto G (5) Plus met Tapatalk

  18. #18
    huckleberry squarepants
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Rochester, NY

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    666.........7

  19. #19
    Calamity Gil
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Niagara Falls, USA

    Re: Free bike newbie...

    He’s been busy, self employed HVAC. Here he is and his steed.Name:  ED7E1B6E-8247-4EDF-A402-F7946E280A7F.jpeg
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    ZRXOA membr #8704
    "It is not the strong but the responsive that survive."

    BOTM Feb '13


 

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