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post #1 of 21 Old 09-28-2016, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hi from Bonnie Scotland

Hi Everyone,

I'm Rab from Ayrshire, Scotland.
as of the 19th of this month I turned 30yrs old which actually brings me to why I'm here. After having my license almost 2yr I have since been desperately trying to convince my wife to let me get a motorbike of my own (a ninja obviously) & on the night of my party she surprised me with this....

2002 A1P ZX6-R 636
at 14 and a half year old she has just ticked over 31k miles, with alot of documented history. Almost like she went into my head and picked my perfect bike.

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* Micron carbon fibre exhaust (loud! )
* Pyramid rear hugger
* Gilles titanium rear sets
* Goodridge braided line to the rear
* double bubble screen

Its in amazing condition and now its just finding the very very few dry days in Scotland to get it out on the road and clock up some miles basking in Scotland's beautiful scenery.
Hopefully be able to meet a few fellow ZX6R owners on my travels. I've spoke enough, I'll let the pics do the talking now.



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post #2 of 21 Old 09-28-2016, 07:43 AM
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Stunning Bike, Fingers crossed for the good weather!!
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Welcome and good to meet you. I'm in IT at a famous University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, and my manager is Scottish. She's been here for quite a few years but still visits Scotland regularly.

That is a great looking bike you have there.
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That is a good woman!
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Lovely bike. welcome. Enjoy the weather while it lasts! Your wife has done you proud, on that one. Treat her right, for sure.

Oh, and when you get a chance, post up some pics of your travels.
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as requested some pics from my travels. these were a couple months ago, the bikes now tucked up in the garage hiding from the terrible Scottish winter

Castle Douglas with the boys.



Scottish highlands & Loch Lomond


(when your girl has a drinking problem but you love her anyway) NEVER RIDE PAST A FUEL STOP AS THERE AINT MANY WITHIN MOTORBIKE TANK RANGE UP THIS WAY



Run down following the west coast

Girvan Harbour



Ayr Beach


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^^lovely photos and thanks for posting them. Looking over that pristine bike of yours..... wow. The only change I would suggest, is to replace the front brake lines with jacketed lines. The difference in feel and power that you can apply is significant, especially if the lines on there are the OEM units....
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You had better treat her right. The bike and the wife. Beautiful pics and bike. Keep the pics coming.....
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Aye, good on ya, lad. You've got yerself a bonnie loverly sweetheart. You best keep her around for at least one day after you die... 'cuz you massively need that woman. Wives can make/break bike ownership. Best-o-luck, mate.

You ZX is an absolute classic. A real stunner, it'iz. I feel your pain the roads around my house have about 4"-5" (101.60mm-127.00mm). Brilliant sunshine, reminds me a wee bit like Alberta, Montana, etc. Fortunately the snow will be gone sometime Mon. or Tue., but then there's the poxy gravel they lay down in these parts.

Welcome aboard, glad to have a Scot on deck.

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^^lovely photos and thanks for posting them. Looking over that pristine bike of yours..... wow. The only change I would suggest, is to replace the front brake lines with jacketed lines. The difference in feel and power that you can apply is significant, especially if the lines on there are the OEM units....
Agreed, ordering a set of HEL lines front and rear (rear already has a Goodridge hose but I'm changing to a more discreet finish and want it to match) and a fluid flush with some fresh DOT 4.

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You had better treat her right. The bike and the wife. Beautiful pics and bike. Keep the pics coming.....
Both are well looked after and the favor will be returned when she turns 30 and gets her dream holiday to NYC

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Aye, good on ya, lad. You've got yerself a bonnie loverly sweetheart. You best keep her around for at least one day after you die... 'cuz you massively need that woman. Wives can make/break bike ownership. Best-o-luck, mate.

You ZX is an absolute classic. A real stunner, it'iz. I feel your pain the roads around my house have about 4"-5" (101.60mm-127.00mm). Brilliant sunshine, reminds me a wee bit like Alberta, Montana, etc. Fortunately the snow will be gone sometime Mon. or Tue., but then there's the poxy gravel they lay down in these parts.

Welcome aboard, glad to have a Scot on deck.

Cheers
for a 14 year old bike she is mint, plan on restoring her bit by bit over the years to better than showroom condition with a few very discreet upgrades.

This winter however the list of jobs is minor: new paddock bobbins, replace aftermarket hugger with OEM chain guard, service with upgraded filters (maybe some iridium plugs aswell), HEL lines, brake fluid flush with new DOT 4 & change to clear indicators rather than the bright orange.

there is obviously a more extensive list for the coming years haha.
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You sure NYC is where you want to go? Gotta give her what she wants. I would think a lovely beach and canyon drive through Northern California and some wine tasting in the Central Valley would be more appropriate. What do I know. NYC would be my idea of a nightmare. Let us know how it goes, I am curious if it is all it is cracked up to be.
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