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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

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

  1. Mar 20, 2024 at 7:25 PM
    nd4spdbh

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    Executed well.

    While I typically don't condone those seal saver boot things (as they almost cause more harm than good)... In this case it hides the conventional fork haha
     
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    Calamity_taco

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    thanks lol its just the best tool ever to hold stuff on stuff! zipties lmao!

    so ill say this for conventional they are so much better then the acordian style... the old school style is well known to hold dirt and cause damage to the fork so these i take off when cleaning the bike and make sure no rocks get in or dirt. and have kept them great. pluuus as you said it hides how ugly conventional forks are lol they are lucky they are longe travel lol
     
  3. Mar 20, 2024 at 9:28 PM
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    Yep under 21 plates for bikes because of the helmet law - under 21s must wear helmets so plate is a cop target thing and I guess just makes you put one on in the first place
    0 restriction otherwise though
     
  4. Mar 20, 2024 at 10:17 PM
    nd4spdbh

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    Always insane to me to ride a moto of any kind without a helmet... Hell I ride my MTB with a full face helmet (and have been thankful I have)
     
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    Right. I couldn't in a million years imagine not wearing one. And the ones that push so hard to not have those laws, tend to be on the bikes where they have the least amount of riding ability. It's insane to me
     
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    PA used to have a helmet law but revoked it a long time ago. I started riding when the law still required one and have zero desire to ride without it. I was working for a Harley dealership at the time the law changed and of course a large number of our customers supported the "right to choose" as they called it. I remember one particular customer who just couldn't wait to ditch his helmet and was quite vocal about the whole thing. I happened to be working one evening and saw this guy looking at new helmets roughly 7-10 days before the new law of helmets being optional was going into effect. Mostly because of feeling nosy I walked over to see if he needed help and to ask why he was suddenly looking at a new helmet. Turns out just a few days earlier his foot slipped on some loose gravel or oil on the road while stopped and he and the bike fell over and he hit his head. Thankfully it wasn't a hard fall but after he got up and got the bike picked up he took a few minutes to gather his wits and took his helmet off because something didn't feel right. There was a rock stuck into the side of his helmet through the shell and protruding into his temple. He suddenly had that Eureka moment where he realized just how close he had come to a skull fracture or possible permanent damage. He was shocked at how much damage this not so large rock had done and while at a complete stop, and realized how bad it could have been at speed or if moving and had now changed his approach to wearing a helmet.

    I always had enough brains to in my helmet to not require a lesson like that.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2024 at 5:07 AM
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    :rofl::rofl:

    Best post of the day!
     
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    Hells yeah!
     
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    just a couple of things tbh
    ive riden without a helmet before but neeever far or for very long.. it was mainly after getting the bike rebuilt after its top end destruction and i needed to fully hear it while going around the block. other then that ive always worn my helmet since to me its comfortable and well a mask and hides my face so i can be a bit goofy or silly (or as my buddy and gf call it gremlin energy) without feeling awkward so i like my helmet a lot! lmao
     
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    This is what the CB500X should have been from the factory :drool:

    Screenshot_20240321_075138_Gallery.jpg
     
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    But then it'd be a $10K bike, and nobody would pay that for a 500. It's a solid starter bike, designed for the Euro A2 license, and is readily upgraded if you decide to keep it. As sweet as the Rally Raid kitted bikes are, they wouldn't sell as well as the factory bike. Honda doesn't care about making the best bike, they care about making the best selling bike. They are really good at that, too.

    The biggest thing I wish they'd done different was given it a 270° crank instead of 180° for the sound and smoothness. Still a good little bike and I miss riding. Winter needs to end.
     
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    We can all dream can't we? :D

    If I had the 7K to put towards another bike......................I'd go buy that one.
     
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    Where's it listed? I'm nosy about specs and mileage and such.
     
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    just a couple of things tbh
    it does look better lol
     
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    He's got damn near the cost of the bike in suspension and wheels alone. That is probably "my" perfect CB500X.
     
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    That's pretty built out. How many miles?
     
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    That's not bad at all. Price is high for a used bike, even with mods, but so long as it's not needing any maintenance on suspension or anything it wouldn't be bad at $7k. All the build is done, so it's just riding from this point.
     
  20. Mar 21, 2024 at 6:47 AM
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    Upgrades like that and the rally kits are mostly a losing proposition when it comes time to sell the bike. It's like a tacoma someone sinks 4 or 5K into doing the suspension, it's usally worth far more sold separately then with the vehicle you put it on.

    If you want a nice 270 degree twin adv bike check out the CFmoto 450 Adv, they have set their sights directly on the Honda 500 and have been using this motor in a sport bike for awhile now. CF makes the 790/890 engines for KTM and some others as well as major components for many of the well known MC manufacturers, they will be making most of KTMs motors going forward. So now buyers will pay KTM prices on Chinese built motors, not against well made chinese motors but I am against paying a KTM price for one. https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/cfmoto-450mt-adventure-bike-announced/

    A few years ago KTM announced that they were going to use this motor in a planned KTM 500 twin but they decided not to produce a twin in that CC range. I probably would have jumped on the KTM version, unfortunately the CF version isn't as lightweight as KTM would have come up with.
     

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