Motorcycle Thread

April 08, 2012 @ 21:26:55 PM
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Yeah, I have a cbr125 so plenty of fairing and I don't have the money to but another bike
April 08, 2012 @ 21:38:00 PM
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Location: san diego
Get a rear stand and just start going at it. just make sure you give yourself extra time andanother ride in case something happens. I have a hard cover book about my bike and www.yzf600r.com if your bike has a website look at somediys and tutorials a couple of times then start working on it. Maybe even YouTube videos if your bike has a big following
April 12, 2012 @ 11:35:22 AM
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My Monster S4:





Built that thing back in 2006.

Then sold it to this guy not too long ago:


If it's your first bike, get a beater. My suggestions:
-Honda Hawk GT
-Suzuki SV650
-Honda 599

They may not be the best looking bikes out there, BUT they're light, easy to throw around, and good to learn on.
I wouldn't go for a Monster as a first bike for maintenance costs. If your income allows, then go for it. Whichever bike you choose, ride safely.
April 12, 2012 @ 21:49:24 PM
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cosign! i had a monster 620 a few years ago, and while it was pretty sweet,
one might as well get a "real" (bigger) Ducati. valve adjustments are a triple digit
endeavor, might as well get some fucking juice out of it.

highly recommend the sv650 if you want a midsized vtwin experience.
April 12, 2012 @ 23:49:47 PM
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Location: san diego
Just sold my thunder cat for 3500 today. Time to start looking for a project
April 14, 2012 @ 07:47:53 AM
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Location: Seattle, WA
I just picked up my 1981 Suzuki GS450 a couple months ago:



It's pretty cafe racer style'd
April 16, 2012 @ 01:29:17 AM
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Location: Banlieue
i love it haha

Be about it

May 02, 2012 @ 17:59:07 PM
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Location: san diego
just copped

May 03, 2012 @ 08:35:11 AM
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^ Dope. Now remove that license plate holder. It's like popping a zit.
May 24, 2012 @ 11:05:54 AM
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Looking to buy a CBR250 soon, can ride a dirt bike (have all my life) never ridden a road bike though, I'm thinking of buying brand new, keeping for a year then selling, if i loose a grand or so im not really fussed. Think i should just buy second hand though?
May 24, 2012 @ 14:53:00 PM
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Location: seattle
^selling my cbr250r right now. I had it for about half a year and put like 1750 on it. I think it was a pretty good choice. THe bike inspires so much confidence because it's so easy to ride.

Easy mang...

May 24, 2012 @ 21:38:38 PM
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Location: san diego
it's always better to buy used, when you buy a brand new one even if you don't drop it or put that many miles on it, when you resell you are still going to be losing at least 1k
June 12, 2012 @ 02:01:48 AM
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monster or streetfighter?
June 12, 2012 @ 22:20:37 PM
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^ Monster S4R.
June 16, 2012 @ 19:20:26 PM
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Location: vansterdam
been looking at 48's for a while...you guys ever rode one of these? 1000+ cc's might be a bit too much for me though smh
June 18, 2012 @ 22:31:09 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
been looking at 48's for a while...you guys ever rode one of these? 1000+ cc's might be a bit too much for me though smh


never rid one but love the look. I'm sure it wont be that bad because the bike is probably super heavy thats why they need to use a bigger motor. I had a thruxton 900 and shit was slow for me. I use to ride sportsbikes in the 600cc class which were a lot faster then my 900cc thruxton
August 17, 2012 @ 02:17:12 AM
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Location: san diego
bump where da bikes at?

tearing mine down right now to replace the base gaskets, thinking of going to a 1250cc kit from nrhs but need to sell a set of rims first to cover the costs
August 29, 2012 @ 03:34:36 AM
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Location: Banlieue
i'm looking to just get started, whats a good cheap starter?

i'll have like 2-4k to spend.

Be about it

September 02, 2012 @ 19:16:04 PM
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Location: so flo
Depends on the type of bike you want. If its a sport bike and you're less than like 200lb I'd say a Ninja 250. I think they're dope little bikes

But then again I'd say get a supermoto cause I'm biased. At that price point you can find a drz400sm

upthefunk

September 19, 2012 @ 06:02:44 AM
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Location: Califas

My beater bike ;( they impounded her because of damn suspended license that I got because fix it tickets, fees were too much to get it back

My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious

September 19, 2012 @ 13:32:49 PM
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i'm looking to just get started, whats a good cheap starter?

i'll have like 2-4k to spend.


ninja 250 is a good starter, think it costs like 4k brand new... so you should be able to find one easily
real light, super fun to burn around.

x

September 19, 2012 @ 17:37:15 PM
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i'm looking to just get started, whats a good cheap starter?

i'll have like 2-4k to spend.


IMO, skip the 250cc and go straight to a 600cc.

Lil JoJo : i really want rizal! 13:10

September 19, 2012 @ 21:07:59 PM
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i'm looking to just get started, whats a good cheap starter?

i'll have like 2-4k to spend.


IMO, skip the 250cc and go straight to a 600cc.

This. Don't be a pussy, I topped my 600 the first day I got it, 250cc is some childish stuff

My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious

September 19, 2012 @ 22:25:22 PM
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I'm not saying that it's childish but you'll outgrow it quick and want to get a 600 anyways.

Why waste the money and time to buy a 250 then have to resell it to buy a 600

Lil JoJo : i really want rizal! 13:10

September 19, 2012 @ 23:03:54 PM
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I know you weren't lol but I am. I guess if your some loser that's never ridden before and decided to get a motorcycle like almost every person now a days get the 250cc crash it and decide to never ride again please

My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious

September 20, 2012 @ 00:14:00 AM
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Location: san diego
my xs650.



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September 20, 2012 @ 02:48:58 AM
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Location: Ontario
Originally posted by Inactive User
been looking at 48's for a while...you guys ever rode one of these? 1000+ cc's might be a bit too much for me though smh


Nothing is too much. My mum got a Streetbob last year as her first bike, she's put over 25k km on it since. Thing is like 15xx cc. Now, she'd be the type to clown you for a Sportster though. ;)

narsha.narsha.narsha

September 21, 2012 @ 22:45:34 PM
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Location: mn
Originally posted by Inactive User
Depends on the type of bike you want. If its a sport bike and you're less than like 200lb I'd say a Ninja 250. I think they're dope little bikes


This. The ninja 250 is an awesome bike. It will cruise at 90mph without a problem, gas milage is excellent, insurance is cheap, and it handles incredibly well. A 600 might not be too much to start on but a 250 is definitely a lot of fun and very practical for the city. Watch this video to see what these bikes are capable of with a good rider:

You gotta think beyond thought to fish for a mermaid - Chuck Inglish

September 22, 2012 @ 17:59:20 PM
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nice vid! Smaller displacement bikes sure are enjoyable in the corners.

Dont forget to buy proper gear before you ride. Saw a guy jet past me on a cbr wearing a tank top and shorts and a couple miles later he was laid out with a ton of skin missing. No fun having gravel stuck in your arms and legs. Defensive riding is a must at all times. Not all cars will see you on the road and thats whats most dangerous. As stated earlier a 250 or 600 will do. First time I would go with a Suzuki sv650, or 06 cbr600rr. These are bikes you can grow into.
September 22, 2012 @ 18:57:37 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Columbus
Just got my motorcycle temps (only 17) and thinkin' about getting a yamaha rd350 for my first bike
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