Joined the blade club

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  1. MrMarcOH

    MrMarcOH New Member

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    Hello,

    Looked at blades for years but could never afford one. Had a ZX9R C1 for the last 3 years and racked up 60k on it for a grand total of 125k on the clocks. It's finally showing its age so I found a good deal on this 2011 HRC blade (ABS) that had the quickshifter pre installed and an R&G tail tidy.

    Any advice for this bike...other than the ABS that'll try and kill me haha.

    Bike does seem a bit high on the seat compared to my other bikes, I'm on my tip toes, not sure if its its jacked slightly?

    CBR1000RR https://imgur.com/a/rTGp6nr
     
  2. nigelrb

    nigelrb Elite Member

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    Hi Marco and welcome.

    I had the exact bike. I'll post a couple of pics which will bore others (cos they've seen 'em) but you might be able to gauge correctness of height. I am 5'9" and touch with toes rather than flat foot.

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  3. MrMarcOH

    MrMarcOH New Member

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    Thanks Nigel! I'm about the same height so that'll be normal then! :) Am I right in guessing the red wheels ok mine aren't standard for the 2011 HRC paint scheme?
     
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    Yep, they never had red wheels.
     
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    mk3golfcab Active Member

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    Hi mate and welcome, saw your post in the fb page. Bike looks smart, congratulations on getting it :)

    another member of the HRC club here :) and it’s been proven they are the fastest colour ;)


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    MrMarcOH New Member

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    Thanks, been waiting 4 weeks for, stupidly bought it blind but it's paid off thankfully! Now if the temperature would pick up a bit!
     
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    nigelrb Elite Member

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    I sure have a soft spot for the 2011 HRC. It was my first 'big' bike after many years layoff. Brilliant bike, and agree about the colour.

    It is not just a bit of gobbing off, it is a scientific proven fact all relative to light refractation and how some colours penetrate the atmosphere at a faster rate than others. I won't bore you with the details though - it is thesis long!!:D:D
     
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    Hello and welcome MrMarc ,,,,,,,,yep HRC Blades are the fastest ;)
    everyone knows that :cool:
     
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    Welcome.

    HRC owners are the fastest, just ask the girls ;)
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum
     
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    Hi and welcome !
     
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    PauloHRC Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum and indeed the HRC club of which I am the leader ;)

    Jokes :D

    @nigelrb how does posting pics of bikes you don't own anymore help gauge ones height?? o_O:D
     
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    Hello and welcome
     
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    Hi and welcome.
     
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    Oh, Paul. You have so much to learn!:rolleyes:;)

    Of course it is irrelevant whether I now own the bike or not, BUT, our friend @MrMarcOH raised the query about his bike: '. . . not sure if its its jacked slightly?'

    To help the OP, I posted pics of my former 2011 (whose suspension I knew was set up properly) so that he might be able to discern any height differential - in comparing with his bike - either in the front forks or rear suspension.

    I was perhaps remiss in not advising that the seat height of the 2011 Blade is 820mm as opposed to the ZX9's mere 810mm. :);)
     
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