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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Aussie bike mechanic, signing on!

Hey guys,
My name's Matt, and I'm new to the forum.

I live in south eastern Victoria, in Australia, and have just finished my apprenticeship as a motorcycle Mechanic, working for Ian Foster. (Twice QLD state motorcross champion, '74-76 and former Victorian Superbike Series Rider, and a good bloke to work for.)

I've recently picked up a 1993 ZX2R to re-build, as a long tem project. I was glad to find there is a site for enthusiasts of these bikes'to share what info they can.

With what mechanical knowlege I've gained through my apprenticeship, I'm looking forward to being able to help where I can on the technical pages, with any suggestions I can offer.

So it's nice to meet you all and I look forward to speaking with you soon.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 05:05 AM
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Congrats on your apprenticeship. It has got to have been a crazy cool experience. This site will be a better place with you in it for sure.

Can you post a pic of your zx2r?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kind hospitality!

The apprenticeship has been an excellent experience, and an eye opener into the world of small engines. I'm actually hoping to be fully qualified by next week, after having been an apprentice for a few years now.

But you never stop learning. amirite?

I'll gladly post some pics of the bike below, hopefully these work.
The pictures are of the bike when I got it, not running with low compression. Turned out to have buggered valves, so I'm in the process of re-building the top end now. Other pictures are of the head off the bike, and the valves for anyone interested in how truly small they are. Imagine all those tiny valves opening and closing at 19,000 rpm!!

It's actually technically a ZXR250R. The 4-cylinder grey import, so I hope that's still applicable here?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 06:27 PM
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welcome and very cool looking bike you have there.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 08:24 PM
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Hi Matt, that's a nice bike you know, i did ride that bike before and it is very powerfull on it class compared to my new ninja 250r. I lived in Malaysia at Land Below The Wind or North Borneo now called Sabah.

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