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[ D a i l y B i k e T h r e a d ] - /dbt/

Post-camping baiku is best baiku edition aka I have no idea what I'm doing edition vol.2

>Motorcycle Benchracing
>Motorcycle Xenophobia
>Motorcycle Hookups
>Motorcycle Pics & Boring Webms
>Your bike a shit

Benchrace your buttocks:
>http://cycle-ergo.com/

>Benchrace your p-plate:
>a2bikes.co.uk

Benchrace your helmets:
>http://www.crash.org.au/

Look at a map that never gets updated:
>https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?msa=0&mid=1YwqbzbdRjMAItdOZPktcND3Nr98

Noob? Git gud:
>>16832611

Webms with sound:
>>>/wsg/1731263

On the last episode:
>>17393709
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>>17397786
How come this bike looks like a mini japanese harley davidson and what kind of bike is it?
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>>17397789
It literally says Honda cm250 on it bruh
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>>17397786
Are kevlar jeans /fa/?
Post the best looking ones.
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>>17397789
Because it kinda sorta was. '82 Honda CM250C. Was made '81-84, and was the most direct predecessor to the CMX250 Rebel which went until last year.
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>>17397799
I really like it.

It looks like a little Japanese fake harley,
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>>17397805
>little Japanese fake harley
That's exactly what it is
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Would it be expensive to have the engine for one of those rebuilt?
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>>17397796
Waiting on these in the mail
Tried them in a store and they were 10/10 comfy
And they make my butt look smashing
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>>17397796
Not sure what you consider /fa/, but I like Draggin' Jeans. Pretty standard look in 14.5 ounce denim (heavy side of mid-weight denim) with Kevlar aramid in the knees, hips and ass. Also have removable CE level II knee and hip protectors. 100% made in America (shop is here in Minneapolis).
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Why is it that harley riders hate Japanese cruiser bikes such as honda shadows and yamaha v stars so much?
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>>17397820
The Venn graph showing Harley fanbois and MADE IN THE USA fanbois has a significant amount of overlap.
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Is it stupid to put down a non refundable £200 deposit to secure the bike I really, really want when its not guaranteed I will pass my motorcycle test?
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>>17397824
venn graph?
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>>17397826
Is it a rare bike that you wont find anymore?
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>>17397796
I got these.

Yeah they look good with a leather jacket and are absolutely perfect for hot dry summers.
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>>17397820
MUH
ALL
AMERICAN
MACHINE
it really is just brand wars.
Harley got BTFO by Nippon and are incredibly salty
Cruiserfags hate harleyfags
Everyone hates harleyfags
Harleyfag hates everyone
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>>17397828
Venn diagram, excuse me.
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>>17397786
still getting a new cb500f for my first bike

very excited
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>>17397831
no not super rare, but its not a common sight either it being a Triumph. Its at such a good deal though which is mainly why I want to secure this particular one.

My instructor has one and said its a really great bike.
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>>17397812
Parts expensive: Not really. I pulled together a complete rebuild kit for about $200.
Labor expensive: Nothing special. They are pretty damned simple, if you've rebuilt a lawnmower engine you could handle it yourself.
Time expensive: Potentially. That complete rebuild kit I mentioned above included hard parts coming slow-boat from Taiwan, bearings from Vietnam, and gaskets from Italy.
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>>17397820
because they're not real bikes
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>>17397834
My uncle had a midlife crisis and started dressing all rockabilly style.

He got a tattoo and a yamaha v star but eventually traded it in for a Harley because of all dnarly comments about it being a Japanese bike.
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>>17397848
Snarky*
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>>17397848
Same thing happened to my uncle
I actively reroute if i see him in traffic
And i ride a fucking nipcruiser
>he bought a harley with a sidecar
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>>17397862
Did he use the sidecar for transporting anything other than cute doggos? If so, you are totally in the right for avoiding him.
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>>17397833
>>17397818
>>17397816
Thank you!
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Under Armour as bike boots. Yay or Nay?
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>>17397867
nay
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>>17397863
His wife or his two kids
>whom arent his because lolnosperm
>cucked by sperm donor
I love my lil cousins and the fact that they aren't related to him pleases me greatly
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>>17397824
But why not get a jap and murican cruiser?
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>>17397867
Just because it has Armour in the name doesn't mean it will save your feet from being crushed to salsa in a crash.
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>>17397874
>edgy
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>>17397826
>>17397841
Do as you want then.
If you can spare those 200, go ahead.
If not, just wait. There are lots of good bikes out there.
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>>17397881
Nah hes a decently big cunt, wife is miserable, barely raises the kids.
Most of the family despise him
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>Harley
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Don't mind me, just posting my bike. You may do the same.
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>tfw you got pretty wasted the other night and find a business card of a tattoo parlor in your pocket with a note describing the Honda wings logo you wanted on your shoulder

I really dodged a bullet there... I might have to give up drinking.
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>>17397920
noice
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>>17397922
>honduh
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>>17397820
The ones they hate are straight up clones like the suzuki intruder and cheap crap with inline-two engines.

Goldwings, vmaxes, etc actually hold some respect because they are top of the line shit that competes directly with HD while having their own distinct image, history, and culture instead of bikes that sort of look like harleys from 30 feet away.

HD riders don't even hate sportbikes. It's intruding on their turf that pisses them off, and rightfully so. Everyone is like that in a way. Want to piss of a sportbike rider? Get out a cafe racer and say "these were actual sportbikes, all sportbikes are cafe racers. we are the same, brother".

>REEE NOOOOOOO CAFE RACERS WERE CHEAP BRITISH KNOCKOFFS OF ACTUAL RACE BIKES DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT THE CB750 WAS NOOOO YOU DON'T CALL ME COUSIN BUT CALL ME BROTHER AND I WILL CLUB YOU OVER THE HEAD WITH A GOPRO AND POST IT ON YOUTUBE
>"broth-"
>CRAZY! Road ragers vs bikers compilation DUDE GETS FUCKIN KNOCKED OUT (the 10 reasons you should buy a gopro).wmv
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>>17397922
Checked for any Harley tattoos?
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>>17397981
Gw isn't a cruiser
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>>17397922
>Honda wings tattoo
jesus christ how horrifying
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my neighbour has an old pan european, it looks good from the back and sides and fucking ugly from the front.
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>>17397996
oh.
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>>17397996
was this a lead up to a mom joke. If so gif related
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>>17397981
retarded harley rider detected.
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>>17397920
Flames, cause it's cool.
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what kind of bike in an intruder a clone of?
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>>17398041
it isn't, its just salty HD faggots.
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Dare I say it boys? That the africa meme is dead.
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>the adventure bike meme will die in your lifetime
>the supermoto meme will die in your lifetime
>the repliracer meme will not die in your lifetime
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Would I be retarded if I put a high mounted gas tank, ape hangers and a verticle tail pipe on a cm250?

If so why would I be retarded?
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>>17398038
EFI cucks wouldn't understand
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>>17398063
I'm getting myself a sports tourer.
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>>17398063
>the powercruiser meme might ascend in your lifetime
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>>17398071
5min after I did this, my brother decided to see if he could get his bike to do it.
I was like, nigga it's fuel injected. He tried anyway. The sadness on his face was golden.
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>>17398063
i doubt adventure bikes will ever die.
people use them for an alternative to cruisers for touring and they do a pretty great job at it.
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>>17398063
supersports seem to be on the decline as they're being replaced by nakeds with engines too powerful for their spaghetti chassis. ADV and supermoto still seem to be on the rise.
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>>17398072
I've been waiting a long, long time for that meme to die.

>it's a fat sportbike
>we swear it's comfy, but it's not!
>comes with hard cases, only a $1000 dealer option
or
>it's a touring bike with aggressive looking plastics
>it weighs 600lbs but we swear it can corner
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>>17398084
Theres litterally no difference between an adventure bike or a cruiser.
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>>17398077
power cruisers rose and fell all within a decade.
>tfw i have to look back to the 80s to get a muscle bike
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>>17398086
But it actually is comfy.
I've ridden for hours with no butt numbness.
And can still lean pretty good.
It's a great all arounder
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>>17397981
Wow nothing about this wall of text is even close to being true

>HD competing with the Vmax

Made me chuckle
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This is what i'd do to a cm250
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>>17398086
>comfortable sports bike with luggage
>HURRRR ITS NOT A REAL SPORTS BIKE

so what
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>>17398101
>dildo on the rear fender
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I'm conviced that the only reason people nate cafe racers is

>Can't be seen liking the same thing hipsters like
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>>17398107
It's a sissy bar you nugget
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>>17398108
I kinda wanna agree with you, but I almost bought a bike to make it a cafe racer one time.
I think it really depends on the bike and how you ride it.
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is riding a motorcycle a hipster thing to do?
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>>17398108
Why the fuck would you ride something sitting on tubes in 2017 if it isnt even comfortable?

I love resto-mods. Cafe racers meanwhile are just pointless.
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>>17398123
Yes.
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>>17398123
Is driving a car a hipster thing to do?
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>>17398123
I think motorcycles are cool because my dad used to take me riding with him when I was a kid.
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>>17398123
If it is I'm doing it wrong, or so was said in a previous thread.
Watch, next hipster thing is gonna be hi vis, I'm just ahead of the game.
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So a cafe race is like the lowered 1960s beetle with roof racks of the motorcyle world?
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>>17398123
I ride bikes because I'm an angsty faggot and need to work on that
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>>17398113
sissy numale dildo riding faget
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>>17398142
If you remove the rear seats and add a racing steering wheel yes.
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>>17398148
>Implying that's a bad thing in 2017
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>>17397826
Just fucking buy it, find someone to drive it to your place.
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>>17397530
>liter vtwin
what do you have? panigale?
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Are engine swaps a thing with bikes like they are with cars?
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>>17398177
Way harder to do, the frame has to support it -wich will almost never happen- and the weight and vibes problems that might arise discourage many from attempting such.
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>>17398133
you should talk to a shrink about that
>>17398123
yes, stay away from bikes
it's for cool and hip people only
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>>17398189
Has it ever been done though?
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>>17398194
of course, slowpoke
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Built a motorized bicycle and suddenly I want something that isn't completely gutless and can actually make it more than three miles before breaking down, I like cruisers and don't want to spend more than 1800, maybe 2000.

What are my options? I like the Rebel but the guys in my shop say a 250 will bore me to tears and cannot into highways, so I'm thinking a Shadow or Kawasaki Vulcan 500. What else is out there for me? Do I need the bike to get my license or should I get the license first?
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>>17398193
>talk to your shrink about your father sharing his hobbies with you
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>>17398202
le joke goes around your head.png
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>>17398201
Take the MSF course
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Is this a good bike?

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mandurah/motorcycles/honda-cm-250-cafe-racer/1148329601
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>>17398201
Magna.
License before bike. It'll make the whole experience less stressful if you're dropping somebody else's machine.
>>17398133
I think motorbikes are cool because my father refused to let me ride pillon.
And after indoctrinating my nephew, I will refuse to let him ride. Thus completing the cycle.
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>>17398226
No
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>>17398230
Whats the bike on rhe right?
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>>17398202
The issue is clearly very deep and hard.
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>>17397867
>Laces
Nope
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>>17398226
Yes.
Is it worth that much: No.
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>>17398232
What's wrong with it?
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>tfw you can't read omens this morning

Ran Energy Parkway at 20 over, was awesome until the gods threw a clueless u-turning minivan bitch right in front of me. Then they rewarded me with zero traffic in Como Park, was able to run it at 45. But then I took an acorn to the visor...
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>>17398235
Cb 750 four
Revolutionary because it worked.
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>>17398266
Thanks.

I thought so.
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>>17398107
Why not dildo on helmet?!?
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>>17398263
Over priced, I also have a prejudice against cafe racers. I'd also get something a little bit bigger and more powerful if possible, that 250 is going to be gutless.
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>>17398201
Save up and get a scout
Or a vtx.
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>>17398279
It's not in America though so it's probably rpiced well for the country it's in?

I live in a country where you need a 250 or smaller when learning to ride.
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>>17398296
You should move
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>>17398308
I kinda like LA but too hard to move.
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>>17398242
>Honda Monkey
>Pictures a Bear
What did they mean by this?
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>>17398316
>la
Nah, move to america
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>>17398288
Vtx is like 3 grand, scout is closer to 7. Think first
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>>17398316
>I kinda like LA
there must be something wrong with your brain
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>>17398321
That is Kumamon, a local mascot from the prefecture that the assembly plant is located in IIRC.

>yes, anime is real in Japan
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Nobody cares about your opinion wilder
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>>17398333
Then don't recommend bikes 50 percent to 400 percent over the requested price
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>>17398327
I like lowriders
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>wilder butthurt cuz his opinion is invalid
Cry more crush washer
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>>17398296
Age and mileage. (Meter-age?)
It's not worth that much. And the "cafe" mods aren't going to do anything by way of performance.
You may as well buy a nighthawk, fabricate a bench yourself, and steal battery cover off an older cb. It'll let you make sure the seat's got a dense foam core to protect your bum. Because amateurs tend to forget to use minimum 3 types. Also keeps performance mods useful, because haphazard bolt ons just shorten the life of the engine.


Do ask him what kind of shocks he put on rear, though. That'll be useful.
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>>17398326
>>17398288
I like the VTX, if I had scout money I'd be buying a sport coupe, but I'm looking into on car advertising for extra cash (anyone have past experiences with this?) so the VTX I could get in a few months

I'm a bit concerned about getting 1300cc for my first bike though
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>>17398321
it's the biker bear of maximum traction, pray to him daily to keep the skid demon away.
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>>17398351
Vtx isn't overly violent. Bit heavy at a stop if you have a feminine build. But once its moving thers no issues.
Its a bullet proof bike though
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>>17398348
The shocks are defiantly not stock, would be neat to know what he used. NOS ones are pushing 400 each these days. I'm not really a fan of the cafe concept (mostly because of the number of hacks out there that cut up neat old bikes and scar them with 3rd-day tech school welds), but the larger real wheel could be nice. The stocks one are a weird old 16" size that is hard to find (all I could find recently were some Shinko 735s).
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>>17398230
+1 for magna if you like cruisers.
My grandpa has a 96 Magna V45. Ironically he's considering a new rebel 300 because he's getting too weak to hold the magna up. I need to take an MSF class so I can get my license and pick up a CBR 600 and ride with him.
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>>17398351
For a first bike, you'd be better off with a shadow 750. They're pretty cheap, make enough power to be comfortable on the freeway and are dead reliable.
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>>17398365
Aren't Magnas supposed to have weird power curves or something? Was told to stay away from them as my first heavy cruiser.
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>Reminder to not listen to junkie tripfags
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>>17398369
All cruisers are heavy silly
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>>17398375
Reminder that if you need that reminder you're a lost cause
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>>17398369
It might be a bit much, it's kind of too powerful for him at 72 years.
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>>17398381
Reminder that people who listen to wilder deserve to fail at life
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>>17398369
It's a heavy v4 muscle bike. Not really a great first bike. You can live, but there's better options for a first bike
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>>17398230
+Plus magna was a fanfuckingtastic first bike. Its a very forgiving bike, but it has enough spunk to keep happy. I wish mine still ran.
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Will police really send a helicopter out for a sportbike running from a ticket? People always say "you can't outrun the helicopter", but I'm pretty sure that would be a massive waste of resources. I'm asking for people outside of California, pretty sure they throw helicopters at everyone?
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>ITT
Opinions on bikes from people who haven't rode them
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>>17398396
550pounds heavy? You must have chicken legs. I've seen old ladies whip this thing around.
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>>17398403
He lacks skill. Why even talk to him about it
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>>17398403
It's a 90hp, 550 pound muscle cruiser. You can survive, but as a first bike, it's not the most logical recommendation. I see women riding goldwings, doesn't make it an easy bike.
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>>17398403
>old ladies
Old ladies who probably have decades of experience.

My entire experience with motorbikes is one week with a two stroke zip tied to a junkpile fixie
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>>17398421
Goldwing is an easy bike to ride. Please stop projecting your blatant lack of skill
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>>17398425
Your autistic lack of perspective entertains need. Please, sperg more.
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>wilders butthurt grows, unlike his skill
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>>17398421
>>17398423
Its not that bad. Its a short bike thats easy to balance assuming you aren't a child. My friend started on an FZ9 as his first bike and learned on a magna for like a week.
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>>17398453
I highly recommend reading the sticky, it's pretty much verbatim my thoughts on the issue
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Is it ok to tumble dry my gloves? They are textile, no leather.
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>>17398456
Thats is because you're stupid. Nobody here questioned that
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Hey guys I'm looking for a first bike would the GSX1400 be ok?

If not then a hayabusa? I'm just a beginner and need something that won't kill me hehe.

Otherwise a kawasaki hp2 would also work!
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>>17398466
>I am triggered by your existence
>"Y-your stupid p-pls no bully"

>>17398467
>Gsx1400
Weak
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>post motorcycle for sale on friday afternoon to both craigslist and facebook marketplace
>only 1 response so far, asking if I'm interested in trades

fugg, I guess I'll give it a couple more weeks and lower the price a bit. I should've sold this bike when I still lived in a big metro area, now that I live out in the sticks it's gonna be harder to sell it.
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>kitkat getting disregarded
Nothing new here kids
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>>17398467
Try a CBR1000RR.
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I'm open to any and all helmet suggestions. I bought a full face matte black helmet with my first bike, now I traded it in and got a new bike, but its matte black as well. I want a new helmet to break up the colors to be a little more visible but every helmet I've looked at that isn't black, I just don't like. Any suggestions?
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>>17398482
But matching helmets with your Indian is fun
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My motorcycle jeans pinch the inside of my knee joint extremely tightly when the padding is in, what can I do about it?

I am already a skinny guy.
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>>17398489
Lol hey bro, I just mounted my ram mount on the left side, I see yours is on the right. Dark horse vs cream, I bet you're on the west coast too. Polar opposites but equivalent tastes lol
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>>17398500
Lol, sup! I'm on the east coast actually.
All my riding buddies usually call mine the pale horse. Sounds cute and biblical

How's the chief so far?
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>>17398508
I can't get enough of it. It's so comfortable and easy to ride and surprises me every time I pull the throttle back. I gutted my mufflers yesterday so it's way deeper and louder, still saving for actual pipes though. Have you done anything to yours? Where at on the east coast? I'm in fl
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>>17398170
superchicken

(or sv1k, tl1kr, buell, rotax aprilia)
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>>17398526
Nah Im lame and have everything stock still. Haven't seen or hard any pipes yet that tickle my fancy. But I ride the fuck out of it lol.
>fyi
If you lean hard enough you'll get asphalt stuck in your exhaust lol
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>>17398526
>>17398541
Also, I live in Va. But I'm down that way for work a lot.

What part of florida?
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>>17398401
depends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbpv5TIVKg8

>>17398471
wut bike
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>>17398482
Go plain white, it's the most visible short of hi-viz and orange without looking too out of place.
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>>17398090
Compared to cruisers, adventure bikes handle better, have a lot more ground clearance, have modern suspension and braking components.... There are tons of differences.
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So why shouldn't I pull the trigger on a '81 Goldwing Interstate as second bike/first heavy bike? $700 w/83k miles, running with clean title.
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>>17398547
'93 Vulcan 500

I'm gonna have a tough time selling it because the relatively low displacement will turn most would-be cruiser buyers away in this area (hurr, if it's not 1000cc+ then it's a bitch bike).
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>>17397786
You should update the OP to point to this post
>>16832630
Instead of
>>16832611
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>>17398546
>>17398541
I've scraped my floorboards, not my exhaust. That sucks though. I live in central Florida, just got out of the navy and was stationed in Norfolk for a while, I have friends I go visit there and might go up again in July, maybe ride the chief up idk yet
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>>17398564
It's in pretty great shape for its age.
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>>17397841
Don't buy a liter bike if you haven't even passed the msf yet.
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>>17398547
>set it down right here
>come on, lets go for a ride

Is this what you become when you get a fasty-type fasty bike?
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>>17398580
I've been riding a 125 for over a year now.
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>>17398557
Holy shit, amazing, don't even hesitate
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I want to go a ride but I don't have any where to go. Even the small cinemas don't have anything weird or interesting on.
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>>17398610
>needing a destination
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>>17398614
I don't need one but I do want to go somewhere even if it's just to see somewhere new.
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>>17398547
>didn't even hit 200mph
I'm disappointed.
What does the laser coming from the helicopter mean?
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>>17398610
Where do you live ? Either find great natural places to go to or juicy twisties to die on.

Go camp in the woods, take some books with you and relax eating some sammitch next to a beautiful lake, or on top of a mountain.

Do you even bike ?
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>>17398616
just go to exploring
you lack imagination
close your eye and point to map
go there and see what is there
go get lost
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>>17398624
I second this, getting lost is the best way to find great places, i hope you have enough fuel capacity to do that kind of thing tough.
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cleaned her all up
>which probably wasn't that bright of an idea given i have 2 exams tomorrow
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>>17398569
Lol it's ok with me. I don't exactly baby my chief.
Yea I'm pretty everyone was stationed in Norfolk at one point. Much bete getting out and bring a contractor though.
Last time I was down in Florida was for bike week. Its a pretty boring but relaxing ride
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>>17398624
I've lived in the Twin Cities area for about 17 years now. I've learned more about getting around town in the last month and a half since I got a motorcycle than in all the time before that.

>>17398637
>clear head = clean scores
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>>17398564
That's actually literally what I'm looking for
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>>17398616
go to a motorcycle dealer that you've not been to before and take a look at the bikes?

Try on that £2000 racing jacket?
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>>17398547
>random helicopter checking traffic
That sucks. I have literally never seen a police chopper down here in rural GA. Our local police are extremely aggressive against speeders and have pit maneuvered a motorcycle at 120 mph in the middle of town.
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>>17398663
>pit maneuver on a bike at 120

What the shit
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>>17398663
>tfw my country is so overrun with terrorists that police don't even bother with speeding anymore and just check for drugs/weapons.

At least one good thing about being a baguette.
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>>17398641
yeah, wasn't getting anything done with this heat
decided to cool off
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>>17398654
Where do you live?
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>>17398673
Yeah, guy survived with 2 broken legs and a broken arm. The cop literally grabbed the guy and told him to comply when he was laying in the grass bleeding. They're shitty here.
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>>17397786
Nice yoga mat.
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>>17398639
You got out and you're a contractor now? Yeah that's kind of what's deterring me from taking the bike up, I think I'd dread the ride back down. 10 hours on 95 and 2 hours down 58, with no scenery. Even the Carolinas seem flat along the coast
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>>17398731
Yeppers.
Its a very uneventful ride. The ride to bike week was kinda rough. Cold as fuck and not much to do besides talk to my buddy and listen to music
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>>17398690
ATX, I'm >>17398201

Actually got the two stroke intending to own a bike without having to get licensed or insured, but even if you know what you're doing they're unreliable shitpiles, though fun unreliable shitpiles. I'll have it running again soon but it's pretty much only good for farting around the neighborhood. There are people who get them to commute but I doubt I'll get mine to that point.

Pic related, I was originally intending to build a new cruiser style bicycle to move the kit to but I think I'll keep it as is until the bike mulches itself (the drive sprocket literally clamps onto the spokes, riding it is like watching a horror movie. It's fun but absolutely terrifying to ride) and sell the kit. The sloppy aesthetic kind of works anyway.
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>>17398749
The indian is so sexy, how is its reliability ?
I may get one if i cash out my crypto at the right time hehe.
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>>17398750
Ah, well I'm in East TX, close to Texarkana so probably a bit too far for you. I'm sure you'll find something in Austin eventually, hell San Antonio isn't too far away from you either so keep an eye on that craigslist page too.
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>>17398749
I miss Hampton roads honestly. I thought it was a shithole when I first got there but there was always something to do and the delicious beers the breweries pumped out spoiled me. Ever go to commonwealth?
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>>17398771
Eth? Btc?
If eth how many and when did you buy?
40 eth here, bought at $16.85
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>>17398771
No issues so far. It's a pretty durable beast. But time will tell how it holds up in the long run
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>>17398783
>>17398771
how the fuck do you buy into crypto without getting mugged or habving to piss away your profits in taxes?
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>>17398771
>>17398783
>>17398794


>>>/biz/ is that way
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>>17398779
It has its ups and downs. Like anywhere really.
Have not been there, but the grill and I live right by one called wasserhund
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>>17398794
Coinbase, poloniex, localbitcoin, etc

>>17398796
Fugg off nobike
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>>17398811
>thinking I'm nobike
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>>17398801
You work on the jets? I bought a bike from contes the bike shop right next to wasserhund. Finished my enlistment at 106 at the end of April this year. Ever been to tubbys?
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>>17398822
No jets. I work special govt contracts.
Been a few times. My favorite places to go are oconners and park lane
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>>17398820
Hello s zuk friend
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>>17398556
I mean, cruisers often tout ABS and EFI like if it was modern technology.
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>>17398277
fuck off, Baird
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>>17398843
??? Not him. It's from my buddies bday
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Which one of you was this?
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>>17398834
Hello sleepy baiku friend
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>>17398834
I like that color scheme on the DR. Mine just looks strange now with a black tank and blue / white plastics : /
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>>17398852
looks like an aprilia
might be the ghost of one of the tuono guys
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So do any of your guys collect stuff from your trips? I found out that Minnesota state parks have unique pins for every park, have a goal of motorcycle camping at each of them and getting a pin. 2 down (St. Croix and Blue Mound), 73 to go. Believe it will actually end up only being about 71, as Garden Island and one other are only reachable by boat.
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>>17398876
bimmer guys plaster their cases with stickers
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>>17398830
I've never been to park lane or even heard of it, I'll check it out when I go up though
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>>17398876
Just pictures and memories so far. I want to start collecting stickers from neat places to put on my panniers / plastics.
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>>17398897
Its in Hampton. Have a great selection of beers and all kinds of spirits
The smart mouth brewery is pretty legit as well if you have the time
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>>17398914
will you post it already?
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>>17398903
I never went to smartmouth either. Chows was another favorite of mine. Cogans pizza, azalea gardens in Norfolk, bay local, so many good places to eat and get those beers at. I never had a bike while I was there, but I remember the roads being really shitty even for my truck. What's it like riding there? Maybe I'll trailer my bike there and we could meet for a beer or 5. I'm going to mountain bike with some friends in Williamsburg too so I'll be able to bring all my toys if I trailer the chief
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>>17398920
it
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Hello dbt is there a problem if I accidentally made a little notch like this in my steering stem/yoke thingy?
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>>17398926
Laughed harder at that than I should've
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>>17398876
I get souvenir shot glasses, try to get one from every state I pass through.
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Trying to work out how fast I can do a corner this tight and sharp. Between 10-15 mph, Trying to slowly build my way up to a sharper corner whilst remaining safe at all times.
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>>17398939
This is said corner, as you can see - very tight.

I can only stay in my side of the centre line otherwise I risk under-steering into a car.
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>>17398933
its fuckd m8
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>>17398783
Fuck you I bought in at 390. Please god eth go high this year again
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>>17398941
Yeah good luck! Perseverance and dedication will tell you how fast your skills and bike will let you go around that corner
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>>17398941
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>>17398939
>>17398941

wat
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>>17398933
If that part doesn't rub on anything then you're fine.
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>>17398957
This. Be careful not to go into that other lane though before you start to turn in
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>>17398941
Step one: slow the fuck down
step two: turn
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>>17398923
My gf's sister works at cogans lol.

Its not so bad riding around, they've fixed it up a lot. The hipsters are a bit annoying though
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>>17398957
Oh yeah..Thanks.
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>>17398052

>Honda
>Displaced by a KTM

Yeah, maybe for the first 5000 miles or so until something breaks.
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>>17398933
scrap the bike ride a trike
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>>17398951
It's in a reverse head and shoulders right now, gonna finish dipping very soon then climb again
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>>17398861
What tires are those? I might get something less dirt oriented soon for a road trip
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>order shit from China
>check tracking on Friday
>in Customs
>oh this is going to take a week at least
>check tracking today
>already in town, might be here today or tomorrow
Finally my Daytona might look like a bike again!
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>>17399047
They're just the stock Bridgestone Trailwings. They're cheap and available pretty much everywhere, do pretty good on pavement, not great off pavement.
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>>17399011
I kinda noticed. Hoping for the best but I'm only invested 500$ in so far. Might buy in another 3k when it dips a bit more.
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Wew lads
>riding up to intersection to turn
>goes green while I'm still a bit out
>speed up to catch it
>Hit the brakes to make the turn
>TooMuchBackBrake.avi
>lose traction
>fishtail into middle of intersection
>stops with me having gone sideways facing the way I wanted to go
>ride off like nothing happened.

Butthole puckered a little bit for this.
This isn't the first time I've fishtailed, but it was the worst. And Idk how, but my body just figures how to keep the bike upright, I don't even think, it just happens.
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Guise. How is BMW G310R?
Want to start riding when I finish my CCNA cert. It looks like a great starter.
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>>17399088

Gave too much rear brake to my GL1100 about a month ago and had a nasty fishtail when a little asian man in a white pickup decided to make a left turn directly in front of me.

Pretty fucking terrifying, but like you said you just go full autopilot when it happens.
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>>17399088
Try to practice it, so it doesn't spoop you

>>17399098
>expensive
>unreliable
>indian made
At least the ktms are fast before they fireball
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>>17399138
That looks worth it even for scrap money
Deffo could make a fortune in eBay spares
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Just picked up a new black vector 2 for $250 off eBay from a dealer.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/New-Arai-VECTOR-2-FROST-BLACK-Helmet-Full-Face-DIfferent-Sizes-NO-BOX-/332261565340?var=&hash=item4d5c55239c%3Am%3AmwTkp-PMZn4HRZrwnRmZCuA&_trkparms=pageci%253Aceff51b6-5516-11e7-9485-74dbd1805c9f%257Cparentrq%253Ac173ccf915c0ab1d27461d81fffad07a%257Ciid%253A1

Couple left hurry up
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>>17399170
They have gotta be knock offs for that price... They're like $500 new
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I like the ducati multistrada because it looks like an agressive duck with autism.
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>Return of the muscle cruiser.

Well, kind of. With what the new VMAX is putting out, this things power specs aren't groundbreaking or anything. Still a good looking cruiser that isn't starved for power
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>>17399152
4750 isn't that expensive.
Are they really that unreliable?
Also I assume that means you're pointing me toward a 390 Duke.
That color scheme though. Eugh.
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Did the onion dude ever sell his ninja?
I kind of want a 100k mile shitbike..
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>>17399170
>too good to be true
Its a scam be default, im not wasting 250 bucks
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>>17397808
except no leaks, great fuel economy, easy and cheap maintenance and huge dick
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>>17399214
No he still has it.
You don't want it after him, trust me
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>>17399202
The power cruiser was never dead, you just had to put a turbo and a straighter handlebar and mid controls on a sporty cruiser.
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>>17398933
sand it down a little so nothing protrudes, then the bearing will cover it just fine.
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>>17399234
Speaking of straighter handlebars..
I have a cruiser i want to put some different bars on, but i have no idea what im looking for.. I know i need the diameter of the bars, but what else do i need to know?
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>>17399214
He still has it
He just bought a new bike too, and plans on turning the 250 into an "offroad" bike
>whatever that means
According to his FB anyway.
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Why has nobody made a mellow futuristic electric cruiser?
I would jump on an electric NM4 this fucking instant if it existed
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>>17399283
Haram
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>>17399283
it would be bloody expensive
And. The first one would just be to test the market, probably wouldnt sell well
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>>17399271
>ninja 250 dirt conversion
Now i really want it
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>>17399287
La! Hilal, sadiiqi.
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>>17399271
>new onion bike
What is it?
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>>17399338
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>look on CycleTrader
>only one FJ1200 listed
>no FJ1100s either
>look on local CLs
>0 results
dammit
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>>17399283

Electric bikes are going to lag a few years behind electric cars, and electric cars are really just starting to get a real foothold in the market. Mass production of electric vehicle systems and battery components will bring the price down as well. I give it ~5 years until electric bikes are a serious consideration, and ~10 until they're competing directly with ICE.

I'd love to have a nice electric bike though, dat quiet. Mmm.
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>>17399396
i want you to die
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>>17399405
mum i told you to stop posting here
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>>17399417
i fukt ur dad fagget
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>>17399396
>Not the glorious pop-up headlight model
C'mon man
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>>17399428
So bike pop ups DO exist
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I'm sure you get this a lot but I'm definitely looking into buying a motorcycle from a friend of mine.
Never ridden before but I'm going to take a test ride later today
Any tips you can give me? I've done some of my own research but I don't wanna fuck this up.
Its a Yamaha FZ6 if it means anything.
Thanks!
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>>17399202
Wasn't Victory going to shut down?
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>>17399452
To the friction zone; not through it
Also is it an fz6 or an fz6r? If it's the "r" model, don't buy it
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>>17398750
I'm in ATX also right now I'm breaking in the rebuild on my engine but once that's done if you get a bike post in a dbt I'm looking for people to ride with
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>>17399452
>Never ridden before but I'm going to take a test ride later today
You should take lessons.
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>>17399428
oh shit thats cool. are there more bikes with pop ups?
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>>17399469
No. They got integrated into Indian production and engineering
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>>17399478
Meh I never took them
You don't need them in the US of A to get your endorsement so obviously they aren't that important

>>17399485
Not that I know of.

>>17399488
IE bought by polaris
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>>17399491
Polaris already owned victory
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>>17399475
Will do, until then keep your eyes on the bike lane, if you see a Hawaiian shirt on a junkpile fartbike give your fellow anon a wave
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>big driving school
>in the lobby the helmet of a driving teacher lying on a desk
>40€ on amazon
are expensive helmets a meme?
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>>17399098
I'm lusting after the G310 (the GS more so than the R) as well, but the US deployments have been pushed back several times. Last update I saw said 'Winter 2017'.
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>>17399470
Why not if its not an R model
>>17399478
That's bascially what today will be, he'll be right there to help.
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>>17399556
the FZ6R is a slow shitbike
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>>17399519
Depends on how much you value what's in it
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>>17399559
my own helmet was very expensive
but I have to wonder
the cheap ones also managed to get through all the tests and got the badges etc etc
why are they worse?
any tests to prove that they are actually worse?
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>>17399570
sound and accessory cutouts
i ride with glasses and plugs so 100€ feels like a good enough price point
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>>17399503
Polaris owned Victory and recently bought Indian. Indian is the more profitable brand so they shut Victory down and will just produce Indian motorcycles now. They'll probably re-tool the Victory factories and offices to expand Indian production eventually.
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>>17399389
E-bikes and scooters are all over in places like China. Pretty much just in the major cities though as their top speed and range is pretty terrible. They're basically used as an alternative to a moped there.
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>>17399599
Indian Vegas 8-ball when
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>>17399615
plus honda now wants to reboot the cub with hotswappable batteries
can't wait for a cheap shitbike without range anxiety
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>>17399599
This. Last I heard Victory was making spare parts only as of the first of this year. Dealers are clearing out bikes in and transitioning.
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>>17399599
You're not telling me anything I didn't already know. Congrats
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>>17399151
Fucking autopilot. Whenever shit hits the fan, it's a life saver.
>>17399152
Might have something to do with this tho, practice. I've spent more time on a dirtbke and it was kinda similar to losing it off road. But still I don't really know how I do it, just happens.
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>>17399616
You mean the darkhorse
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>>17399634
The styling on the Vegas is nicer desu
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>>17399628
don't be a salty cunt m8
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>>17399642
>opinion
Luckily the Indians are just overall better.
Im sure they'll come out with even more fancy bikes together
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>>17399652
You'll get over it cruiserfag
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>>17399656
Say that to my face, not online, and see what happens.
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>>17399661
Literally nothing. Because you'll be busy getting buttfucked by your dads
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>>17398624
>go get lost

T. Teenage tumblrina
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>>17399623
30,000 baby! Somebody's got to take the plunge, to make electric feasible for regular humans.
Being first is something, but being the first prepared is entirely different.
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Where the fuck can i find clutch slave rebuild kits? Ebay has nothing and i dont want to buy a whole new slave for $200.
Can i just get new rings sized?
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>>17399787
It's perfectly normal o-rings, you can get them 10c a packet
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>>17399720
As 26 y/o using tumblr for porn and anime shitposting, can confirm every bike blog is either "guns, tittays, engines" or "get lost in an artistic way."


Meh. Let the kids explore life some. The Desert will consume the ones too stupid to pack a jerry can.
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>>17399821
Eh, I have a lot of fun when I go out and "get lost" on the bike. I'll go out and ride 30 mins - 1 hr away from home in some direction and then just start taking random rural roads. If I end up getting completely lost then I just open up OSMAND+ on my phone and figure out how to get back to a main road.

I did the same thing when I lived in the city too -- I'd just go out riding with no destination in mind while trying to take roads that I'd never been on before. That was fun too but I enjoy riding on poorly maintained rural roads out in the middle of nowhere vs riding around city / suburban streets.
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>>17398624
>>17399720
The pro version of this advice is to look for twisty roads on the map and get lost on and around them. Or dirt roads if dualsportmasterrace.

>>17399821
>As 26 y/o using tumblr for porn and anime shitposting, can confirm every bike blog is either "guns, tittays, engines" or "get lost in an artistic way."
"guns tittays and engines" ain't so bad as such, but the state of motorcycle tumblr is just appalling. All chopper/cafe shit (nttawwt, but not what I'm looking for) or staged cheesecake pics with models who have never ridden in their lives posed next to Generic Literbike Number Umpteen Thousand. Which is odd, because gun tumblr (for example) is actually pretty OK.

(but maybe there's better out there. if so pls link)
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>>17399821
>>17400172
I honestly don't use tumblr, everything I read about seems terrible, including these posts.
But I never thought getting lost on purpose was a hipster thing. Well I suppose if you get lost just to post about it. I do it for my own enjoyment and mine alone, for the sole purpose of actually being alone.
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>>17399523
Well then I'll have time to get my cert. I don't need something fast yet. Nor want it. The 310 should be perfect. It supposedly has enough power but not a fast bike by any means. It looks simple, nimble, and easy to handle and operate which is what I want as a learner. Not to mention it's cheap so in the off chance I drop it or lay it down I won't cry over it too bad.

Plus muh BMW
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>>17398610
me here
>>17398633
>>17398624
ended up just buzzing along B-roads to the coast and back in a vague loop. Took a couple crap photos.
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How much of a meme is it to get a 500 as your first bike? I'm hearing a lot of conflicting advice.
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>>17399523
I hope it comes out, or I might buy the Versys-x
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>>17400571
They get boring pretty fast, 600 is better
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>>17398063
>KLR650
>30 years and still going
It`s the meme that keeps on giving.
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>>17400571
Don't follow this gentleman's (>>17400617) advice, a paltry 600cc supersport will be boring by your third month of ownership, a 1.3 litre turbocharged Suzuki gsx1300r Hayabusa on the other hand, will keep you entertained for as long as you ride.
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>>17400571
>>17400617
>>17401212
Don't fall for the memes. You start with this Chinese supercub, and you end with it still in your stable.




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