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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

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

  1. Mar 18, 2024 at 1:33 PM
    spencermarkd

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    Badass man! Also laughed at 110 being slow. Faster than I’ve ever been on a bike by far.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2024 at 2:17 PM
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    I hope you mean right knee :eek:
     
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    Awesome! :woot:
     
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    Yes right knee. lol
     
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    wanted to get your guys' opinion on something since I am going to the track this week.

    a friend of a friend is letting me wear his Alpinestars Tech Air 5 vest to the track this weekend if I want. As much as I want to, I'm iffy on whether I should attempt it or not. Reasons being:

    1) the vest itself is size XL, I'm typically smaller Large (usually wear M or L in most clothes, tending towards L), i know this is a big no-no for armored gear, not sure if the same applies for an airbag vest
    2) my track suit is a regular Dainese Laguna Seca, not a D-Air suit built for airbag inflation

    Regarding the suit issue, my suit does have a decent amount of accordion stretch panels, which some people I've asked are saying would make it safe to deploy. but I'm also reading online that they should never be worn under a jacket without the proper sizing/space around your chest or you run the risk of breaking ribs or even puncturing lungs, and I sized my suit about as snug as possible without factoring in an airbag. That said...it has a built in back protector, and I don't think i'd need to wear mine if I wore the airbag vest, which would make up some of the room?

    Anyways, feel free to chime in with thoughts and concerns. As of now I'm leaning towards playing it safe and not wearing it (counter intuitive I know) but still undecided. Vest has never been deployed so that's not a concern/issue.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2024 at 4:34 PM
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    I personally wouldn't wear it if your suit isn't listed to work with it. I got off sportbikes long before airbags were a thing. Saw plenty of spills in just leathers(the big hump on the back wasn't even on most).

    Is it safer with a vest? Yes Do you have to have one? No
     
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  7. Mar 18, 2024 at 4:57 PM
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    Yup that's what I was thinking as well. Figure most in this thread will feel the same also but more opinions from fellow experienced riders never hurt, I think
     
  8. Mar 18, 2024 at 6:05 PM
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    I would not wear it under. I've seen guys wear them on top tho. Don't crash, won't be a problem at all
     
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  10. Mar 18, 2024 at 11:25 PM
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    Ok.. so back in 2017ish (i think?) I bought a rekluse clutch for $500something for my F800GS. Last winter it basically disintegrated on me because of cold weather, short commute, and condensation in my oil all together causing the friction material pads to basically come unglued and grenade itself. Rekluse was awesome and replaced it way outside of warranty, but took forever and I installed an EBC manual clutch instead and have actually really liked not having a rekluse. For around town it works better, IMHO. I stay fairly low in the rpm range for most of my commute and rekluse was staying in the slipping range more than it probably should have been.

    So I’ve had a spare rekluse sitting around for almost a year and listed it on ADVRider a couple weeks ago and just had a guy offer me $600 for it. I’m puuuuumped. they’re over $800 new now.

    Also today, I listed my CB750 on facebook marketplace. We’ll see what happens there. Put it up for $4500 which i think is probably high, but Im not in a huge rush to sell. I barely ride it and to get it to the next stage of upgrades I’d want to do would be probably two grand (carbs and 3-2-1 tri-y exhaust) and it just doesn’t seem worth it to put more money into it vs selling and finding something I’d ride more.

    if anyone wants a CB750, I’ll make you a screaming deal ;)

     
  11. Mar 19, 2024 at 5:01 AM
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    i dont need it! i dont need it! i dont need it! i dont need it!
     
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    Anyone have experience with Alpinestars Tech 3's? The MSR boots I bought were the wrong size and they didn't have the size I needed in stock. Found these for $100 new open box. They may be worn once a year....and will never be in any hard riding...........I don't think :rofl:

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  13. Mar 19, 2024 at 7:11 AM
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    I have a pair that I use on the Klx. I like them.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2024 at 7:19 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    know nothing besides they look fancy lol
     
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    I honestly don't think I'll ever get back on singletrack/hard stuff...............but..........I do like to have options and for $100 it's cheap enough :rofl:
    Well.....that's the main concern :D
     
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  16. Mar 19, 2024 at 7:28 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    haha for 100 bucks it sounds like a great deal to me!

    i mean yaaa but idk go with it lol
     
  17. Mar 19, 2024 at 7:32 AM
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    They're normally $250. I know they're not top of the line............but I'd imagine they would be overkill for my uses. Truth be told, they wouldn't be worn unless I was just wanting to look the part:rofl: :rofl:, the Formas I bought will be plenty
     
  18. Mar 19, 2024 at 7:33 AM
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    just a couple of things tbh
    ill wear my formas when i do trails tbh! i love those things! i never thought a tall boot would be so comfy to just walk around in but man have they broke in great!
     
  19. Mar 19, 2024 at 9:46 AM
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    The deal got the best of me. I went ahead and ordered them :rofl:
     
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  20. Mar 19, 2024 at 9:54 AM
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    lol fair point
     

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