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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

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

  1. Apr 17, 2024 at 2:39 PM
    nd4spdbh

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    Pssh, if it works out and we can hammer out the details/dates etc on a weekend that works for everyone its not imposing at all! I had some good karma / help getting my super tenere from its previous owner and its the least I could do to pass it along. I have ramp/straps etc to load the super tenere in the truck and take it back home to my place (hell mine has been in the bed and carted 700mi north to northern ca for riding), so it wouldnt be the first time I have loaded a super tenere and would save you riding in LA traffic. We go through it, get you prepped for the ride home and off you go! I literally have a full spare room that used to be the ex's office!

    I have driven damn near that for for less, and this would be an epic mission that im all for!
     
  2. Apr 17, 2024 at 3:16 PM
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    Take off the horns and put down the pitchfork!
     
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    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
    only if you take a photo of legit kicking him out lmao
     
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    Went out on the Klx for the first time in forever. Was real strange after riding the R3. Stopped by the motorcycle dealer and checked out some bikes. Sat on a used gsx-r750 and holy crap that was super uncomfortable. They had three of the gsx-8r in stock so I sat on one and that is the perfect riding position for me. The only thing I don’t like right now is the price. Still have time to think but one thing I do know is I will not be buying an aggressive riding position sport bike. Maybe I need to check out a used 6th gen vfr800. There is one forsale close to me but I don’t want to waste his time as I am really not ready yet.
     
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    That would only allow me to pick up the big paddle to stir the pot which I freaking LOVE to do.

    Hahahaha done!
     
  6. Apr 17, 2024 at 5:56 PM
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    Is that the same motor they are using in the vstrom 800? Interesting. Seems like due to euro 5? Lots of manufacturers are going to the parallels vs the i4s, which tbh is probably a way better more usable linear power and flat torque curve for 90% of the the riding bikes will see vs the i4s.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2024 at 6:13 PM
    oldtoyman

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    Well I am going to look at a 2006 vfr800 with 8900 original miles tomorrow at 10am. This is going to be perfect for what I want. Comfort for long riding, sporty for twisties, great styling and an incredible engine that has plenty of power. I am very excited about this one. I still have to focus on weight loss and my goals.

    This bike will look amazing as soon as I powder coat the wheels and other parts black. Love how clean the white looks.

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  8. Apr 17, 2024 at 6:40 PM
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    The VFRs are V4. Great low end torque for a motor of its size, with an almost 12,000 RPM redline. The 2002s and newer have actual Vtec that come on around 6800 rpms. So in addition to the low end torque, they have great top end as well. I’ve got Micron carbon fiber cans on mine and the V4 sound incredible. IMO
     
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  9. Apr 17, 2024 at 6:44 PM
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    Oh trust me I know about the vfr800s. I lusted over them for a long while. It's back when Honda thought outside of the box and built actually cool things across the board.

    My post above was directed at the gsx 8r.
     
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    VFRs are a great bike that really does everything well. Commute, longer trips, even track days. Well everything except dirt. Love mine. Can also remove the mounts for the panniers and the passenger foot pegs. Also have a cowl to cover passenger section of seat for track days.
    And yes garage is trashed

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    Ah, my mistake, I should’ve read the post you quoted a little closer:anonymous:
     
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    Hover bike let’s go!

    Milk crate was tricky, had to use 2x4s to get it to sit even with flat tires.

    Tubes are a pain but it’s good to learn in a garage rather than learn on a trail.

    Tires arrive tomorrow
     
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    Yes I do believe the parallel twin 800 is the same for the gsx-8s , R and the Vstrom 800.
    270 degree crank like the cP2 Yamaha so it will sound real mean with a tune and exhaust.
     
  14. Apr 18, 2024 at 5:02 AM
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    My buddy has a 800 DE and it sounds pretty good in person. I think the weight savings from a slip on are more attractive than changing the sound.
     
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    True,,, the size and weight of stock exhaust systems with the “bread box” and cat are ridiculous.
     
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    Even if you don't touch the cats and only do a slip on, you can shave several pounds. True for any modern bike. Gotta love the guberment saving us from big bad global warming... oh wait, they don't like that name after it was besmirched with data. It's "climate change" now.
     
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    Whats the reason for the disk rotor being removed?!?

    Oh nice, yeah, a 270deg parallel does sound and run so good n smooth, love it in my super tenere.
     
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  18. Apr 18, 2024 at 7:59 AM
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    You got any more pics of the ST? Trying to live vicariously for a bit here.
     
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  19. Apr 18, 2024 at 8:33 AM
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    First time and I wanted to protect one side of the rear while I moose the tire off. Easier than taking the sprocket .

    on automotive I’ll do this sometimes when learning. I can’t damage something if it’s not there
     
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    Makes total sense! Thats why I do like the bucket, set tire on bucket and its supported by spokes/center supports rather than the disk/sprocket.
     
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