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    Junior Member T McCall's Avatar
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    Hello all, just joined the cafe scene.
    Assume this is the place for intros.
    Sister in law been riding for a yr or so, so wife been in my ear for a ride.So, bought a kz200 to cafe out over the winter.Intend a nice quality build and sure it will get out of hand, like all the others.
    Name's Terry, hers- Kimi.Custom paint for a living www.mccallcolors.com , she is postal.
    People nearest and dearest to my heart call me papaw.
    Any nice kz200's on here and any thoughts beforehand?
    Thanks in advance for answering the stupid questions i will have.

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    Terry,
    Let me be the first to welcome you and sugest you do a lot of reading and searching on here.
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    Terry,
    KZ200 needs some improvements in suspension, brakes and engine performance.

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    KZ200 should be a nice little learner bike for your wife. Probably best just to put some lower bars on (but not clip-ons or clubmans) and let her "find her feet" like that. Full-on cafe style riding positions are not the best for learners.

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    I think the only thing slower than a kz200 is a bicycle. There are mopeds faster. and I am not talking one of those carbon fiber tour de france bikes - those are def faster than a kz200, I mean the 30 year old schwinn with the rusty chain.


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    Thanks everyone.
    I do have the old schwinn also, actualy quite a few of them.
    She knows what fast is and is not interested in that (yet), just a putter which is cool.
    Chose the 200 because it was old kz.Have had and still do the old
    900/1000's kz's.So 200 seems right at home here.
    Yes , suspension sucks on this thing, like a rock.Grew up with one of the top chassis guys out there now ( mcintosh) and turns out i know the tech guy at racetech ( wiley).Seen him in latest issue of cafe racer.
    1st thing we are doing is her riding position and go from there.
    She grew up on the minis and dirtbikes, so should come back to her.I just tell her to hold throttle wide open and let the clutch go!

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