Kawasaki ZZR 600

by Tamiko

Kawasaki ZZR 600

Kawasaki ZZR 600

Hi, this is my second time posting a pic here. I'm a new rider and I had hang ups about my take off, I had a couple of bad experiences where I killed the engine and got stalled at the light!! Needless to say, I was mentally scarred from it...I almost quit! I would get extremely nervous when I would start up my bike after to the point of butterflies in the stomach! Thank goodness for a network of encouraging riders, male and female, and a persistent fiance' that I am now, or was because biking season is over here in the Midwest, that brave soul that I'd hope I'd become!! I went from being afraid to venture out of my subdivision, to commuting on my bike to work 32 miles each way on the highway!!! It's so exciting and I feel so accomplished being able to say, "yes I ride on the highway! and alone at that"! I'm a newbie and i plan on taking the class over again in the spring to freshen up although I already took and passed the MSF course!! Happy riding girls!!!

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Apr 10, 2014
by: Anonymous


Dec 17, 2011
by: Tamiko

Thanks jolie..and @anonymous, Its a Hotbodies undertail kit, I got it off Ebay, and my hubby put it on..yes it looks way better than that fugly stock license plate holder! I put my plate on my swingarm..

Jun 21, 2011
The hardest thing I have tried to learn.
by: Jolli

Hey Girls,

I live in NJ and I just bought a ZZR-600 about 2 months ago. I took the MSF course about 3 months ago. I have always had a strong desire to learn how to ride. I've been wanting a bike for years. Many family members are against me riding for obvious reasons, but I just see a bike and get excited.

I thought it would be much easier to learn. All the riders I know and have seen make it seem so easy. I had a lil fall. Slow drop while trying to turn down a hill. The person I was with was a lil overly to faithful in my abilities. It was only the second time I ever rode my bike.

That experience shook me up. The streets are very nerve wracking for me. I get nervous, anxiety builds, I become a fearful wreck. I am determined however to conquer this. Everything I have ever set my mind to I achieve. This will be no different.

I have experience riders take me out to places where I can practice and get comfortable. Bikes are powerful and heavy. I mean taking the MSF course prepared me for the work ahead. I learned how serious and dangerous a bike can be.

That's why I believe I won't be riding by myself till I have all the fear and doubt removed. NJ has too many drivers and bad roads to contend with.

I love what you have done with your bike. I am thinking of making mine "girly" as well...to match my Shoei RF-1100 helmet. Good Luck and be safe out there riders.

May 12, 2011
Your Fender Kit
by: Anonymous

I'm just wondering where you found your fender removal kit? I can't seem to find one and I hate the ugly plastic fender that came with my zzr600.

Jan 20, 2011
Response to David and Emily

HEY DAVID!!!LOLOL!!!@EMILY..That's exactly what I did, my bike was all black, it was nice, but I wanted to make the bike more feminine..so I got the seat reupholstered..and got a little spray paint and got creative...I'm doing a few more mods to it over the winter so I'll be set for next season!!

Jan 19, 2011
Guess Who
by: Big David

Hey Tamiko, What up? a friend that I ride with sent me this site and the first person I see is you Lol. You look good on you bike keep the faith remember to always scan around you and you will be fine hope to see you on the streets this summer.

Jan 19, 2011
pink accessories
by: emily


I love your pink accessories! Where did you get them? My local dealership told me to have the seat re-upholstered on my own and spray paint the window because they do not sell these pink items? How did you do it?

Jan 17, 2011
Just Keep Pushing Yourself!!!

Thanks ladies for the comments!! All I have to say is keep pushing yourself, have someone ride out of the subdivision with u on a Sunday morning when there is light traffic..take baby steps..you don't have that GSXR for nothing ( : and if u don't have support, believe it or not go to YouTube and watch videos of women riding their motorcycles!! I will def motivate you to want to get out there,cuz there is nothing more intriguing that a FEMALE ON A MOTORCYCLE!! I just love it..every summer here in Chicago, we have AN ALL FEMALE RIDE!! It a sight to BEHOLD I TELL YA!! There are over 100 women who participate, last year was my first year, I made sure that I was ready because i didn't want to miss it!! Lookin' 4ward to this years, God willing....But I too am going to sign up for the intermediate refresher course..nothing wrong with sharpening up your skills!!

Jan 16, 2011
Subdivision Dilema
by: Mrs.JayB

I feel so much better now to know that someone experienced the same thing I'm dealing with now. I've had my Suzuki gsx-r 600 for a few years now, and like you I only ride in my subdivision. I want to get out there so bad, but it's something holding me back. This year I plan to over come my fears and get out there on the highway! Your story inspired me so much thanks so much! That pink is hot chick!

Jan 15, 2011
Hey, Sistah!
by: Anonymous

What a nice-looking bike; so "girly" :) I get a thrill and feel a sense of pride when I see a picture of another "sistah" on a motorcycle. I don't know of any others where I live.

I ride a 2007 Honda CBR125r. She's put away for the winter and I can't wait to start riding again in the spring. I'm contemplating taking a refresher course before I start riding again though.

Stalling was a huge problem for me when I first started riding. I didn't think I would ever overcome it! I remember stalling in a somewhat major intersection while waiting to make a left turn! When I think what could have happened...my God! To this day, whenever I drive through that intersection, I shudder inside.

I haven't ventured onto the highway, yet. I admire you women who drive on the highways. Perhaps if/when I upgrade to a bigger bike, I may venture onto the highway. I would really like to be able to ride to work everyday. I know that that would help to improve my riding skills and confidence.

Safe riding to you all!

Dec 25, 2010
Love the Pink
by: D_rookietoo

I ride a Ninja ZX-6R, also a new rider. I was an infrequent passenger and never drove a bike until I took the MSF course. I can relate to the stalling at intersections. I'm glad my bike is easy to restart. I plan on riding to work next summer. While the freeway is a little nerve wracking, my biggest problem is winding roads. I've got to get comfortable with how well my bike corners. Good luck to you and it's good to see another girl on a sportbike.

Dec 12, 2010
GOOD 4 you!
by: Pat_anotherNewbie

Congratulations! I'm proud of you!

I took the State of IL class too, but have to repeat it in the spring.

I was the oldest in the class, and had barely been on a bike, let alone drive one. (Mid life crisis???)

I was the only one with 100% on the written test, and the only one who FLUNKED the driving test! LOL

You go, Girl! :D

Dec 06, 2010
by: kp

Good to hear! So proud of you!

Dec 06, 2010
Good going!
by: Rene L

Great that you did not give up and enjoyed your riding season. Thanks for the encouraging story and the nice pic - nice bike.

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