It?s fucking yellow, alright?! altoid's Ninja 500R

altoid

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If an idea is sufficiently silly, it?s worth doing at least twice.

So, why wouldn?t I get another motorcycle? And why wouldn?t I buy it from Shentar and ride it from Hayward to Palms myself? What?s wrong with basically learning how to ride on a 450-mile weekend ride?

Nothing, I tell you. Nothing.

What follows is an incredibly brief pictorial depicting day one of this adventure. It features Darcy, a 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 500R (aka EX500 aka GPZ500S) that photographs orange but is actually more yellow. Yes, really, fuck off.

Better tool around a parking lot for a bit first, to get a feel for the bike and its controls:
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It?s yellow, I promise:
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Motorcycle parking is pretty great:
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Shentar threw in a pretty sweet keychain, one I was actually going to buy:
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Made it from Hayward to King City, 90 miles short of my Pismo Beach goal:
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Possibly the worst proof picture ever:
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Imma? go sleep now.
 
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What kind of "Look At Me" narcissist would buy a yellow motorcycle?
 

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As a Dutchie, I have to applaud the orangeness of this purchase :tease:
 

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What kind of "Look At Me" narcissist would buy a yellow motorcycle?
Only the worst! :D


Great orange! :clap:
:mad:


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Not a bike guy, but I love the orange!
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As a Dutchie, I have to applaud the orangeness of this purchase :tease:
:mad:


Congrats! Is the bike really large enough for a man of your size?
It?s not huge, but it?s manageable. It?ll get slightly easier as I lose more weight.

But one of my observations from my prep and these miles was that I can see (bigger, comfier) touring bikes in my future.

(It?s a great starter, I think, both in terms of size/comfort and performance.)


Is it from Orange County?
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Kawasaki may call that color "Pearl Solar Yellow," but it's really "Pearl Construction Vehicle Orange." :p
 
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