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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Oct 25, 2023 at 9:08 AM
    gnarthirty2

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    What on earth is there not to like about that? It's....beautiful.

    Personally, the only thing I would have liked to see is the Ohlins package from the MT09 SP. Other than that, I think it's cool that it comes with clip-on bars, adjustable "rearsets", flow formed wheels, a Brembo M/C, and the R1 derived 6 axis IMU, among other things. This isn't just an XSR with a pretty dress on.

    https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/yamaha-motor-europe-introduces-2024-xsr900-gp/
     
  2. Oct 25, 2023 at 9:10 AM
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    i was reading they want to bring it over next year thou? where you hear that?

    ya a bottom part would finish it off but i also like it without it lol

    i mean if you dont like retro sportbikes thats fine lol not many do
    right i like it a lot and hope they bring it over here since i heard they were going to but gnarthirty said no makes me wonder
     
  3. Oct 25, 2023 at 9:20 AM
    gnarthirty2

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    I guess never say never, but everything I've read only talks about the European market. Hell, they haven't even published pricing for it that I've seen. It would be cool if it came to the NA market considering the men who made that livery famous were Americans.
     
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    Maybe they'll treat it like others and give it to us the 2nd year. Didn't they do that with the T7 World Rally? I know the Transalp was done that way(although we only get the black color:mad:)
     
  5. Oct 25, 2023 at 9:28 AM
    but why tho

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    I actually love retro sport bikes, but this is just ugly. The rear is too stubby and weirdly shaped, the missing lower fairing looks odd and the front looks dumb to me with the headlight being too small.

    I would have liked to have seen a dual headlight version like the old FZR600.

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    The only modern equivalent I think looks amazing is the Velocity Moto kit for the XSR900. That one is retro modern done right IMO.

    IMG_1573.jpg

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  6. Oct 25, 2023 at 9:31 AM
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    Totally understand the situation then. Remote work definitely helps ease the pain of commute if you can do a few days a week at home!

    5 gallon jug at home, fill with known amount of fuel. (some of the 5 gal jugs you can fit almost 6gallons in).

    Reset trip meter to start mpg calculation when you fill your bike full at the PUMP. Ride and Refuel the bike out of the 5 gal can till its gone, fill bikes tank full at pump and add the known amount of fuel from the jug from home to that final fill in the bike to calculate from the trip meter. Your mpg calculations will actually be better this way as you wont have the variances of small fills in the tank of the bike.

    This is how I operate on my grom when I ride it a lot. 1gallon tank on the bike almost necessitates having the "gas station" at home via a 5 gal jug.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2023 at 9:58 AM
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    agreed but wait and see ya know!

    personally not a fan of the dual headlights... but i do agree on the tiny little headlight i dont get that part. the tail thou i like makes it retro modern i guess?

    i do like that kit but not for that price haha
     
  8. Oct 25, 2023 at 10:01 AM
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    I wonder if the headlight would have to be re-designed to meet some kind of DOT regulations for the NA market. It does seem awfully small.
     
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  9. Oct 25, 2023 at 10:08 AM
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    It looks like the same size as the R7 headlight

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  10. Oct 25, 2023 at 11:03 AM
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    thats possible who knows
    true but it also has the drl lights to get more attention
     
  11. Oct 25, 2023 at 11:05 AM
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    that's my rule of thumb too. Though that was when I only had a truck. Now I'm on my bike I'm more willing to extend that

    Confirmed, the commute is the highlight of my work day lol.

    One of my roommates does commercial plumbing, and there was a year long stretch where he wasn't able to find any local jobs, so he kept getting sent out around the state. Few months commuting up to Orange or LA county, few months where he had to work in Monterey, so he and a few other coworkers would get a hotel room for the week, and drive up on Sundays/down to San Diego on Fridays.

    it really wore on him.

    It has its pros and cons

    pros: gives you something to look forward to every workday
    cons: you do occasionally have to deal with crap weather and idiot drivers.
     
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  12. Oct 25, 2023 at 11:48 AM
    but why tho

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    I would have to fill the jug at home with less than what it would take to fill the entire tank, right?


    Also, turns out my work has a shuttle that stops 2 miles away from my house. Ill try that out as well, seems like a good option so I don’t spend all morning splitting lanes.
     
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  13. Oct 25, 2023 at 12:42 PM
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    This is an important point and something that I've run into. During the winter I wasn't getting my F800GS warm enough on my commute so I had a lot of condensation build up in my oil, shit got foamy, my clutch got shredded because of the water in the oil, overall NOT good. If you have a short commute make sure you're getting out for a longer ride every week or two to boil off that crap in your crankcase. I let my bike idle during my entire lunch today in the garage just to get up to temp for a while before I went back in to work.

    You could look at Camel Tanks from Camel ADV. They make them for the more typical ADV bikes, but you're handy, I bet you could adapt one. The BMW F800GS one is almost 2 gallons.
     
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  14. Oct 25, 2023 at 1:02 PM
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    That little icon baby ratchet kit is on sale this weekend:

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    Throw in a few sockets in place of some of the random bits and it makes a phenomenal bike kit.
     
  15. Oct 25, 2023 at 1:03 PM
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    I got one of those and replaced the phillips heads with JIS bits.

    Also grabbed one of these

    9 PCS Nut Driver Set Quick Change 1/4" Hex Shank Metric 5-13mm Non-Magnetic Repairing Tool Kit Suitable for Impact Drill, Wrenches - Amazon.com

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  16. Oct 25, 2023 at 1:11 PM
    but why tho

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  17. Oct 25, 2023 at 1:23 PM
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    I know someone(may have been you) posted in here and cost me money :rofl:
     
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    I bought my setup back in February so if you bought yours after that then… sorry :rofl:

    I have been using the Icon set so much I want another one to leave under the seat on my Versys…
     
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    I just got mine last week :rofl:
     
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    I'm thinking about this myself. Take out the stuff that's not going to be useful to me and put in stuff that will.
     
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