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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

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

  1. Jan 29, 2024 at 10:49 AM
    50Buck

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    Oh, not for comparison. Sorry, I'm not really trying to sell you a Honda. Just curious about the Ninja as I know nothing but the name. The only reason I offer up the info on the 500s is so you can make the most informed decision. Whatever you get, make sure you love it!

    Yeah, if your girl doesn't want you on "fast" stuff then the KTM might get you in trouble. Good way to find out if you need to cut her loose, though.
     
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    I might be more inclined to do it if I had a garage, but then again I might just be lazy then too.
     
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    Yeah I mostly mentioned the kickstarting because my YZ seat height is high af, and I still have to be able to get my leg over enough to kick it over, so height for a non-kickstarted bike should be little to no issue lol.

    Yeah give those ADVs a shot and just see how you like it. You'll know p quick if its something you could ride or it's a hard pass.

    or just to what Cboys did and slap some 80/20's on an R6
     
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    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

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    oh no i get it haha

    its out of concern for me tbh since i am stupid enough to use the full speedo... i mean i did it with my civic si and found its top speed a lot btw its 140 lol
    personally id rather not cut this one loose... i have had no luck with any in the past like 8 years and i met her on accident playing a video game we are not dating as of yet but are always together and talking idk how to explain it haha
     
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    I will say, if I didn't have a garage I would be exponentially lazier. Or be paying for someone else to do it.
     
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    Calamity_taco

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    haha true but a yz is a fun bike! its more of its weight with its height if i got my foot in a hole i could see it tipping to far and going flop lol and for a t7 which is 11k that would hurt!

    agreed the main reason for me not wanting to thou is price its just so high!

    oh god that would be awful! haha
     
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    just a couple of things tbh
    for real its nice turning some music on and working on some stuff tbh
     
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    Yeah drop would definitely be pricier to manage...though i've seen some pretty robust crash cages that seem to do a pretty good job of both mitigating damage and reducing the angle needed to be able to lift it back up. Could probably look into those...though i'm sure they ain't cheap lol.

    I always forget how nice it is because I get intimidated by the amount of hardware I need to keep track of lol. Last time I removed some fairing bolts, I accidentally mixed up two not realizing they were just barely different lengths and spent 15-20 minutes trying to get the shorter bolt to catch a thread it couldn't reach lol. Starting to figure out a system now.

    Comparatively, the XSR was so much simpler to work on in my mind just for that reason lol
     
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    ya the cages are not cheap my buddy has spent a lot on his t7 lol

    man mixing bolts up is the worst lmao
     
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    I always save cardboard from Amazon packages, etc. When I work on something with a lot of hardware I'll just grab a piece of cardboard and make a rough sketch of the parts I'm working on then use a screwdriver to poke a hole in the cardboard to put the fasteners in so they're in the correct locations. A few minutes of prep saves a lot of headache later.
     
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    just a couple of things tbh
    ive done that a lot as well
     
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    That's exactly the method I used this time around lol. Didn't use a sketch, but just took an old cardboard box, and used each panel for one section/fairing piece's bolts and shoved them in in the pattern they came out.
     
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    Went to the Doc today. Will be back on my meds and should start feeling better soon. So tired of being tired and unmotivated.
     
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    He gets off road and has to dab he'll learn real quickly why you rarely see 5'3" guys on adv bikes.
     
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    When it comes to motorcycles... it sucks being short :(

    Found a CB500x last week to sit on. I'm 5' 5.5". I'm happy with this. Same for the foot on either side. Was worried even this would be too tall for me.

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    That 500 twin is a pretty sweet motorcycle, little better sized for those of us who are challenged by tall (or wide) seats.

    I recently sold a Tiger 800 because off-road I was no longer comfortable on it. I'll ride my 500exc up the side of a mountain but the Tiger was like driving a school bus off-road. It was a nice bike to rack up some miles on though, smooth running triple, uber reliable, real cruise control and heated everything, The 480# weight surcharge eventually became the deal breaker. As I get older it's bigger than I want to deal with on anything more difficult then a dirt road.

    CDT in Wyoming

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    Two words for that: Jocelin Snow


    If she can do it, anybody can.
     
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    If they will let you test drive it, get it up to 75-80 MPH for at least 5 miles before you buy. Unless you never intend to go that fast on it. Make sure the vibes don't bother you. That's my single complaint beyond any kind of preference stuff. Fantastic little bike and I wish I had started on one years ago.
     
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    I won't be buying til next year. Just been researching what will work for me. Wife and I will be getting Endorsements spring/summer this year. I've ridden offroad for years, never (legally) on road.

    I hear people complain about the vibrations on these, but only if they have crash bars that seem to make it worse. I don't know if vibrations would bother me much. I used to ride a 350x all day long that would make your feet numb, haha. Most people couldn't stand it. I just got used to it and never noticed it anymore.
     
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    The reason she can do it is because she's kind of a freak in that regard and it's why she's a poster child for BMW, it's also the reason she's got the attention she has, she's got allot of talent. There will always be outliers that shatter norms but no everybody can't do much of what she's capable of and most of us don't want to trash an expensive motorcycle learning.
     
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