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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

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

  1. Dec 22, 2023 at 8:57 AM
    oldtoyman

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    Same ^^^
     
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  2. Dec 22, 2023 at 8:58 AM
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    You're not the only one! When I'm looking at used bikes the chain/sprocket condition is one of the first things I look at. I think it can be an insight into how diligent the owner is with maintenance. If I see them clean and nice shape that's a very good sign to me

    I hear ya and agree it's an excellent bike, can't go wrong with a Yamaha. It will be night and day coming from the 500

    Yup just part of the territory, and that's a good point it does get you down there looking things over
     
  3. Dec 22, 2023 at 8:59 AM
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    I'm gonna be test fitting road helmets after xmas, I'll be bringing in my gaiter, I hate the heat, I cant imagine wearing a full balaclava.
     
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  4. Dec 22, 2023 at 9:03 AM
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    The way I see it, I'm already going to be sweating and covered in a ton of fabric from the helmet anyways, what's another layer?
     
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    I have a Bell mx9 helmet and it lets way too much air in but its not hot by any means, I worry about buying a street helmet and cooking alive.

    Something like this. https://fortnine.ca/en/agv-k1-s-solid-helmet

    I also may go modular so I can open the whole damn thing at lower speeds.

    I want to ride more street this year and less dirt. I want comfort and quiet but lots of vents.
     
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  6. Dec 22, 2023 at 9:30 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    i mean i do all the other maintenance its just i forget about the chain all the time lol
     
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  7. Dec 22, 2023 at 9:32 AM
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    That balaclava I'm using is thin enough that I can still feel the vents and get chilly on cold mornings if I don't close said vents. I feel like my RF1400 definitely flows a lot of air.
     
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    Shaft drive is such a game changer for me so far, only having to do maintenance every oil change or so is amazing. Plus you can get 3-4 changes out of a quart of $12 fluid.
     
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  9. Dec 22, 2023 at 9:36 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    thats true buuuuut no bike i want is shaft drive lol all chain
     
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  10. Dec 22, 2023 at 9:47 AM
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    you would hate looking at my used bikes. I neglect tf out of my chain compared to some people I know who are lubing it every week or after every canyon ride...I hit mine probably once a month lol. But anything else that needs handling gets handled immediately.

    i've worn a full balaclava since I started riding (Axial brand on Revzilla). It can get a little hot during the really hot days, but mostly I find its benefits outweigh its costs. Keeps my helmet liner from getting as stinky/gross, helps keep my hair relatively tame, keeps my neck decently shielded from wind. Even in a full face helmet, I can just open the vents or visor to cool down a bit.
     
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  11. Dec 22, 2023 at 10:02 AM
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    Vent and quiet are usually at odds with each other. Modular will always be heavier, and quietness will take a hit as well.
     
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  12. Dec 22, 2023 at 10:04 AM
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    You want the wrong bikes. :p

    If you're not opposed to air cooled Italian bikes, Motorola Guzzi makes the smallest/lightest shaft drive I know of.
     
  13. Dec 22, 2023 at 10:19 AM
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    No judgement here you also ride nearly every day. I'm pretty good with it but not perfect either. Also my bikes mostly sit during the week, and I end up in the garage tinkering and cleaning them up before the weekend comes
     
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    just a couple of things tbh
    incorrect sir! i want more dirtbikes and sport bikes im not into cruiser things lol hell one day i can very much see that i might stop riding on the road and stick with trails..
     
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    Yeah tbh I'm not sure the appropriate interval, I've seen some people say to do it every 500, some say to do it every week, some say 1x a month. answers obviously vary since everyone rides different amounts
     
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    General rule I've heard and in my manual is every 500 miles. Perhaps it varies by bike/chain?
     
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    INB4 "oring chains dont need lube ever"
     
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    500 is probably a safe bet and seems to be the general consensus. I will own my laziness...mine gets done about every 800 or so.
     
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    Lol BMW tried releasing a "maintenance free" chain. They had to re-market it as "low maintenance" after someone put it to the test and it lasted 12k before stretching out of spec.

    But still, 12k is pretty good for doing absolutely nothing, i feel.
     
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  20. Dec 22, 2023 at 12:07 PM
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    I'd be more worried with grit grinding down the sprockets.
     
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