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Old 5th December 2005, 11:33   #1
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I moved to Chicago from bangalore last year...just found this forum and thought it will be a good way to keep in touch with whats happening back in the homeland.
I currently ride a Yamaha YZF 600R.....which is my seccond bike since I moved here.....I had a Kawasaki ZRX1100 for about 4 months before I had an accident and the bike was totalled by the insurance company. I also own a Yamaha RXG which is lying in my garage back home.

Hope to make a bunch of friends on this forum.
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Welcome to team-bhp, ashwingop.

Hope u're totally fine after the accident.
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Welcome to the forum Ashwin, have a great time here...nice rides you got there!!
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Old 5th December 2005, 14:46   #4
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welcome to the team aswingop, be careful and always wear a helmet. my .02cents.
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Holla to a Yamaha fan! Welcome to the Team-BHP!

Out of curiousity, why did you downsize from a 1+ liter bike to a 600?

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Welcome to a fellow biker!

GTO, the ZRX and the YZF are a different class of bikes. The YZF is a sport-tourer (was originally a supersports bike when it was launched, but the 600 class has drastically moved on) while the ZRX is a standard. Both good bikes though, though the ZRX has a lot more character, especially if he had the Lawson replica paintwork.
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Welcome to the forum. Biking in Chicago? Now that it is winter (almost), what car do you drive?

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Out of curiousity, why did you downsize from a 1+ liter bike to a 600?
My guess, his insurance must have shot up after the accident.
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Hey Ashwin welcome aboard and have a great stay.
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Hey dude,
welcome aboard and enjoy our stay here.
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Old 6th December 2005, 00:04   #10
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Hey there Ashwin ,
Welcome to the Forum.
Hope you are totally fixed now ,after the accident .
Looking forward to your views on the forum .

See you at some discussion ....
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hey ashwin..so,how do you like Chicago !?..it's my birthplace !..used to stay in Skokie Ave. there..now parents shifted to Orlando,and I'm in India for my studies..
Must be pretty cold there these days !
Hope you weren't injured in the accident..drive safe buddy !

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Thanks for the warm welcome....save for a sore right leg for a couple of weeks I was unscratched thanks to my gear....unfortunately my bike din't fair as well.
To answer GTO's question...the ZRX was not that much more powerfull than my YZF....besides I was leaning towards something a little sporty and comfortable at the same time to cater to my touring requirement....the YZF fit this criteria perfectly.....on a bonus I got a great deal on it from a fellow member at ChicagolandSportbikes and it is blue in color(the fastest color)
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Hi Ashwin, welcome to TBHP. Nice collection. Are you in UIC ?
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