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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

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

  1. Dec 11, 2023 at 3:08 PM
    50Buck

    50Buck Living rent free Timmy the Tool's head

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    You have bought any of the bikes we've suggested.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2023 at 5:11 PM
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    XT225 Grom replacement project updates.

    Bike back together for now (still playing with float levels and needle shims for the perfect crisp running but it's daaaamned close right now).

    Finished up Givi rear rack mounting hardware, need to sort some of the bumper locations but that's easy. First ride a few miles away to Amazon for a return and it's a hoot. Really surprises me with how smooth it is for a little single, I should have been riding it more in the last 4 years that I have had it. WAAAAY smoother than the grom, probably due in part to a dampened counterbalance shaft it has and WAAAAY less sketchy feeling. About the ONLY three things I'm missing right now are the super small size of the Grom (which isn't that much smaller or lighter) , the just get on and go with fuel injection, and brakes which work well on the xt225 but compared to the Grom with it's tiny tires the brakes dont compare ... minor details in the big scheme of things.


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  3. Dec 11, 2023 at 6:32 PM
    Calamity_taco

    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

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    I have no idea. send help!
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    just a couple of things tbh
    right lol
    i mean to be fair my work is going to go on strike in march so im not going to buy another bike until after that... so i wont have to deal with a bike loan and no inflow of money for well idk how long
     
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  4. Dec 11, 2023 at 7:49 PM
    50Buck

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    Fine. Be an adult.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2023 at 8:17 PM
    Calamity_taco

    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

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    just a couple of things tbh
    ya tell me about it... our contract wasnt bad but not great and we turned it down... not sure if it was the right choice or not bnut we will wait and see ya know...
     
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  6. Dec 11, 2023 at 8:37 PM
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    I’d murder for 25/20. Im currently 20/750 ish. -7.5 in one eye and I think -7.25 in the other for contacts. I can’t see shit without glasses or contacts. Literally can’t read the giant “E” or really anything further away than a couple inches. That plus some fun astigmatism making starbursts at night. I’ve been debating lasik but with kid on the way now it’ll probably be a few more years still.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2023 at 10:07 PM
    50Buck

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    Do the eyes now. It'll pay for itself with the glasses the crotch goblin doesn't get to break. :cool:
     
  8. Dec 12, 2023 at 5:05 AM
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    I couldn't see farther than maybe a few inches from my right eye it was so cloudy. I can't recommend the cataract surgery enough. I was pissed about the $1700 out of pocket toric lens(my thought is since I work at the hospital and they basically force us to use them....then we shouldn't have such high out of pocket expenses) .....but now......I'll do it again for my left once it's time.
     
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  9. Dec 12, 2023 at 5:09 AM
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    Was my first and longest kept bike! :)
     
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  10. Dec 12, 2023 at 6:18 AM
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    My riding buddy had a detached retina (left eye) about 7mos ago, it was 3mos before he could drive then that eye needed cataract operation following the retina attachment, apparently cataracts can develop quickly when your eye is tore up from a detached retina. He finally got to where he could drive again but the vision in that eye still sucks enough that he can't see well enough to ride a motorcycle safely, as part of that whole ordeal that eye now stays dilated, very little adjustment in his pupil for bright light.

    To add insult to injury, yesterday his retina detached in his right eye, emergency surgery etc etc etc. This has totally changed his life.

    It's easy to take our health for granted.
     
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  11. Dec 12, 2023 at 6:22 AM
    gixxerphil

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    I'm thanful the good Lord was watching out for me with this surgery. Mine went exceptionally well....or so I think. Luckily my left compensated enough for my right eye and it was never an "emergency" situation.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2023 at 8:54 AM
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    Man, I’ve bought a bike and the tank bag you suggested! My wallet has taken a beating. :p

    I installed the tank protection and tank bag last night. I did have to ride in the rain to work today so I’ll try to hit the tank protection with some more heat tonight to really stick it down.

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    Yeah, that and LASIK will take you out for about a week, much easier to do it before any kids running around.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2023 at 9:03 AM
    gixxerphil

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    That just looks like it'd be a dream to ride on long trips.
     
  14. Dec 12, 2023 at 9:20 AM
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    Kitted up like that. The yellow is growing on me. Lookin good man!
     
  15. Dec 12, 2023 at 9:28 AM
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    As a fellow Grom owner I am sad it’s likely going, but also understand as they’re fairly limited use bikes and if I had to it would be the first to go out of my garage.
     
  16. Dec 12, 2023 at 9:29 AM
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    Thanks! Need to get fluids replaced and then I’m good to go!

    Thanks! I’m going to refer to it as my school bus haha.
     
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  17. Dec 12, 2023 at 9:30 AM
    gixxerphil

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    I dig the Yamaha yellow too
     
  18. Dec 12, 2023 at 9:38 AM
    50Buck

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    Looking sharp. How was the mounting of that bag?
     
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  19. Dec 12, 2023 at 9:41 AM
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    Mounting the base itself was fairly easy. I have some initial thoughts about the bag but am going to give it a week or so and maybe make a YouTube video about it I think.
     
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  20. Dec 12, 2023 at 10:08 AM
    50Buck

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    For a strap mount universal bag I have high hopes for mine. FYI, you can buy just the base and move the bag between bikes as well.
     
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