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post #2461 of 4356
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Awesome man, what are your impressions so far?

I'm liking it. I've stalled it quite a few times though. I do think having ridden my scooter for the past 6 months helped in that I can focus on clutching/shifting/etc instead of having to worry about balancing, braking, etc.
post #2462 of 4356
Do you guys perspire a lot when you ride?

What type of bikes did you guys start with?

I live about 10 minutes from campus, could I get there without being drenched in sweat? (I live in Houston)
post #2463 of 4356
I don't think you can go anywhere in Houston this time of year without getting drenched in sweat.

This is very similar to my first bike except mine was blue. It's a Carabela, a Mexican brand, no longer in business.


post #2464 of 4356
First bike was a Sportster.
post #2465 of 4356
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Do you guys perspire a lot when you ride?
What type of bikes did you guys start with?
I live about 10 minutes from campus, could I get there without being drenched in sweat? (I live in Houston)

I don't sweat at all going 20 minutes to campus, even with my backpack on. Unless you are stopped at a light for a LONG time then you shouldn't have to worry about getting too hot. I just rode home 130 miles from College Station and the only place I'm a little sweaty is my head from wearing my helmet. The air coming at you is the ultimate air conditioner and you aren't sitting up against anything to make your back sweaty.

My first (and only) bike is my 750 cc Honda Shadow.
post #2466 of 4356
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I'm liking it. I've stalled it quite a few times though. I do think having ridden my scooter for the past 6 months helped in that I can focus on clutching/shifting/etc instead of having to worry about balancing, braking, etc.

 

 

Is your friction zone at almost full clutch lever release? My Triumph grabs at almost the very end of the lever range. It was a bit tricky at first but you definitely get used to it.

post #2467 of 4356
I want to squeeze an extra 2-3 weeks of riding going into the winter and spring. To accopmlish that I might need heated gloves or handlebars. Any suggestions / experience with either?
post #2468 of 4356
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Is your friction zone at almost full clutch lever release? My Triumph grabs at almost the very end of the lever range.

Yup! That's what it's feeling like anyways.
post #2469 of 4356
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I want to squeeze an extra 2-3 weeks of riding going into the winter and spring. To accopmlish that I might need heated gloves or handlebars. Any suggestions / experience with either?

I have experience with heated grips, I suggest you get some.
post #2470 of 4356
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I have experience with heated grips, I suggest you get some.

Why did you choose grips over gloves?
post #2471 of 4356
They come standard on my current bike and they really keep your hands warm. The bike also has hand guards which keeps the wind off. I also use winter gloves. I didn't choose one over the other, if you can use heated grips in conjunction with winter gloves so much the better. If your concerned about using bulky winter gloves then I think heated grips with hand guards are a good option. Keeping the wind from hitting your hands makes a big difference.
post #2472 of 4356
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post


Is your friction zone at almost full clutch lever release? My Triumph grabs at almost the very end of the lever range. It was a bit tricky at first but you definitely get used to it.

After riding it around for the weekend, you're right - I did get used to it.
post #2473 of 4356
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*Ignore* - I'm going with the Trialmaster:
Trialmaster:
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Came in yesterday. Feels like quality.

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Came in yesterday. Feels like quality. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Those things are the bee's knees. Looks great. You'll love it. And you can pass it down to your kids.

Also, please send me your mini foosball table.
post #2475 of 4356
Very nice jacket.
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