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Discussion in 'Texas' started by ChadsPride, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. May 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM
    Lurkin

    Lurkin Well-Known Member

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    Sure you don't want to ask for the best oil or tires?? ;)

    To be honest, first thing I would decide on is bike type. Cruiser, sport tourer, sport, dual sport. From there you can decide on brands, as some are better/worse in each area. Depending on the person, you may have to decide on engine type and/or drive type, as some are a bit religious in this area to. Personally, I would recommend a beginner to start with a used smaller (300-600cc say) bike to learn how to ride and get comfortable, and to see if they want to stay with it. If they decide to move on, they can decide what and where they want to ride and upgrade from there.
     
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  2. May 15, 2019 at 11:16 AM
    Texas-Elvis

    Texas-Elvis "Checkers, or Wrecker"

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    Yup


    Thank Preston Smith

    PRESTON SMITH was born near Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas. Many Texans also remember Smith's participation in the "Drive Friendly" auto safety campaign.
     
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  3. May 15, 2019 at 11:25 AM
    jlusmc

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    Guy ask me if I knew anyone that rode, I said yeah (you guy's). He then asked me to ask the generalized questions. Think he's just starting the search and is trying to narrow it down. What's got a good rep, what has a bad rep kind of thing.
     
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  4. May 15, 2019 at 11:29 AM
    Texas-Elvis

    Texas-Elvis "Checkers, or Wrecker"

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    ex cycle mechanic, here.

    select a bike that as been in production (unchanged) for about 5 years. allows the big 4 to knock the bugs out.
    out of the 30 plus bikes i have owned: Honda for fit and finish. Yamaha as a favourite, and currently own a Japanese market, 1st year of production WR-250X SuperMoto. (Yes. there were two recalls...)

    Frankly, a WR-250 \ DRZ-400 around town is tons of fun. The dual purpose will let you tinker off-road, but has very good street manners. The Suzuki DRZ-350-400 has been in production longer than some people have been alive. Tons available used, metric tons of mods\bolt ons..

    tons o fun
     
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  5. May 15, 2019 at 11:34 AM
    Texas-Elvis

    Texas-Elvis "Checkers, or Wrecker"

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    Location, from\to local wheeling.

    Hidden Falls is very close.
    Drive in Friday, drop off camping trailers\campers\coolers\kegs\Sousaphones and head out for Hidden Falls for the day.

    Map
    https://goo.gl/maps/wttm4xGp2BRh4bzx9


    Lots of room to spread out..


    [​IMG]
     
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  6. May 15, 2019 at 11:40 AM
    jlusmc

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    Thanks Gents. Will pass this info on. :hattip:
     
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  7. May 15, 2019 at 11:41 AM
    jmdaniel

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    How many fingers?

    I was running to a PT appt. last week, down Parmer to Avery Ranch, and this :censored: decided that she didn't like me driving the speed limit behind her. From 1431 south to Brushy Creek, she blocked me by driving next to this dump truck, speeding up when I tried to pass on the right, brake checking, and other types of buffoonery, all while driving 15 miles under the speed limit of 65. I was only slightly surprised to find a nicely dressed grandma of around 65, when I pulled up next to her at the stop light, as she has to wait for the light to turn left. She declined my request to roll her window to chat, so I simply had to hurl :censored: a bit/lot louder.

    upload_2019-5-15_13-41-4.jpg
     
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  8. May 15, 2019 at 11:44 AM
    CedarPark

    CedarPark Master of Destroying CVs

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    That area is so cancer. Get boxed in on Parmer all the time from people doing a solid 45
     
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  9. May 15, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    We’re getting hats? :D






    Sign me up please :anonymous:
     
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  10. May 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM
    ChadsPride

    ChadsPride [OP] Tacoma Owner & Enthusiast

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    Going to cost ya yer soul :devil: :evil:
     
  11. May 15, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    '07 Yamaha FJR1300
    '16 Honda Goldwing F6B

    Out of those, the Wing, which is the bagger style Honda built for a few years, would be better for cruising. She's a big bitch, with a 6 cylinder. The FJR walks on it, but if your friend is just starting out, neither of mine are recommended, too big/fast, or both. If someone is just into "cruising", that translates to putting around town, which translates to a V-Twin.

    I won't touch the brand/models question with a ten foot pole. I will say it has been nice, over the years, to see Harley riders get over their "rice sucks" attitude, but the only one they were ever hurting was themselves. I have always ridden with anyone but drunks, and never cared care what they were on.

    The scoot market is softer than a whiskey:censored: right now, plenty of bargains to be had.

    upload_2019-5-15_13-50-9.jpg
     
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  12. May 15, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Snapbacks don’t work on me :pout:






    I’ve been working out some custom TTC merch for myself... :stirthepot:
     
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  13. May 15, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    +1000
     
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  14. May 15, 2019 at 12:09 PM
    Texas-Elvis

    Texas-Elvis "Checkers, or Wrecker"

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    I remember the 1st FJ-1100 Yamaha we prepped for sale. 1984
    Very simple bike, compared to the Sports Tourer of today, but that bike created sport touring.

    Who purchased a bike with a 146 MPH top speed? A DPS Trooper, of course!
    He "mentioned" its ability to walk away from pursuit vehicles. gee, I wonder how he discovered this? :)
     
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  15. May 15, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    This road, leading into Roswell, NM:

    upload_2019-5-15_14-16-9.jpg

    Led to this:

    upload_2019-5-15_14-17-21.jpg

    There was a more to go with the right hand, but I didn't want to add insult to injury for the guys that were riding with me, or slide down that desolate and very hot road for 1/2 mile or so, should something go astray. :cool:
     
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  16. May 15, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    It is amazing. They are talking about making it three lanes, which wouldn't be necessary if people simply drove the speed limit of 65. I drive the Tundy like I'm on a slalom course when I'm on it...
     
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  17. May 15, 2019 at 12:25 PM
    Texas-Elvis

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    from Texas, West; or up from Carlsbad south?
     
  18. May 15, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    No, we were heading south from Santa Fe; I think it's Hwy 20, out in the middle of nowhere, and about 50 miles long, if I recall.
     
  19. May 15, 2019 at 12:40 PM
    Nopro

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    Dr650 here
     
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  20. May 15, 2019 at 12:51 PM
    Nopro

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    That’s kinda like asking what the best gun is. Each one has a different purpose and comfort. If he’s going to be a bar hopper, Uber is probably better. I currently have four bikes and I have more fun with the little ones in town than the big nasty one.
     
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