Simon A Baker's Member Page
Member: simker
Name: Simon A Baker
From: Pakefield, Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Gender: Male
Age: 31 years old
Riding For: 16 years
Homepage: http://www.myspace.com/si_baker
Member Info: I“m an Insurance broker working in Norwich. Enjoy riding at high speeds areound the Norfolk and Suffolk border twisties. I currently own a GSXR 600 K4 which is my first four stroker. I have previously owned bikes including MBX50 AR50 TZR125RR RGV250VJ22 and others. My plans for the gixer are to add twin tuning devil cans (shotgun style) and modify the undertray. Other than that this bikeis beautiful and I get as much enjoyment from sitting and looking at it as riding it. I would recommend this bike for anyone moving up from a 250 or 400 cc as it feels very small and responsive just without the rattling of the smaller bikes. My dream bike would be an MV Augusta, I hope to be able to get one in a few years when I eventually upgrade. Crashes - I have been involved in 5 crashes in the last8 years of riding, the worst being a head on collission for which the driver ofthe car was found to be negligent- he didn“t see me coming and pulled across me. I ahve been fortunate enough to have never broken anything, just suffering severe bruising. My crashes have not put me off riding they have just made me mutch more aware of the dangers involved and taught me when it is ok to drive fast and when you should sit back and cruise. For this reason I think that having a minor off is a good thing in a way and therefore think that starting out on a small powered bike is definately the best option. Having said that if I had the money at the time I probably would have got bigger bikes but in retrospect I am glad I didn“t. Things i like - Th Bike Safe Scheme run by Norfolk county council has put signs up all over the ditrict saying "think bike" I think this is great- not only does it make road users more freindly, i.e. they move over a lot more when you are passing, but also the signs make the riders think because they are strategicaly placed at hazardous points. My main aim of this summer is to get my knee down on a corner. In the winter I want to buy another RGV250 and do it up to sell.
 
 Current:
2004 Suzuki GSX-R 600

Photos: 15
Info: GSXR 600 K4 mods to be added so keep checking back the new pipes going on are rare and awesome.
1983 Kawasaki AR 50

Photos: 1
Info: One of my first bikes and the first road legal bike, crashed it a few times so in this photo has a new headlight, new red tank (instead of black) and a scratched helmet haha. Used it for the 10mile commute to school in Beccles (Suffolk, UK) Engine blew up about 3 times but other than that loved it to bits, bought it for around £500 and sold it as scrap for £100 when I couldn''t be bothered to rebui
 
 Past:
1995 Yamaha TZR 125

Photos: 5
Purchased: Aug 2001
Sold: Feb 2006
Info: Stan Stephens pipe. I wrote this bike off with a head on collission but rebuilt it with the 250 rev cylinder fairing and Rossi decals. Best thing about this bike was the huge front disc with Brembos. I used this bike on and of for 4 years
1992 Suzuki RGV 250

Photos: 1
Purchased: Apr 2006
Sold: Jun 2006
Info: Bought for £740 and sold for £1020 and also got £340 for the pipes. Arrow pipes, Stan Stephens Stage 1 tune, tinted screen, kit power valve covers. Well good fun but so so so unreliable, engine seized first time out!
1993 Suzuki RGV 250

Photos: 5
Info: Winter project, bought for £300 as a non runner, up and runing for £100 PARTS AND SOLD AS SEEN FOR £900. Was a bit dodgy all round but had a lot of fun doin the engine rebuild. It has also given me the confidence to do it again if I see another one going cheap. Having a go on this when it was first running made me go out and buy an RGV to keep.
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