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post #3316 of 4526
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Do those BMWs have trouble if they get tapped in a parking spot (by a parallel parking car) or knocked over? Seems like the cylinders would be especially vulnerable.

 

You may end up with some scuffs on the valve covers if you're trying to scrub chicken strips. rotflmao.gif

post #3317 of 4526
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

So i tried youtube for motorcycle jacket reviews, so i could see them on people under normal lighting, not stock photos, and the only thing I could find is this entire culture of leather daddy's that post vids of them smoking in leather gear... what in the fuck, i don't even... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUU_2XEXy3s

Revzilla's videos are good.
post #3318 of 4526
Funny moment while out today - passed a guy wearing a Scorpion Hat Trick jacket just like mine, down to the colors ("Phantom"). I didn't even realize it until he was past me and I saw the shape of the reflective stripes...
post #3319 of 4526
Anyone have any recommendations on black kevlar jeans that don't fit like a tent? I want something to replace my Levi 511s that has some level of abrasion resistance. I'm seriously considering trying women's jeans shog[1].gif
post #3320 of 4526
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Anyone have any recommendations on black kevlar jeans that don't fit like a tent? I want something to replace my Levi 511s that has some level of abrasion resistance. I'm seriously considering trying women's jeans shog[1].gif

Deth Killers has a black kevlar-woven jean I believe.
post #3321 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Anyone have any recommendations on black kevlar jeans that don't fit like a tent? I want something to replace my Levi 511s that has some level of abrasion resistance. I'm seriously considering trying women's jeans shog[1].gif

No need to get all drastic. Draggin' Jeans has a model for men called Slix that sounds like what you're looking for, though they're a bit pricey. There is a review of them on Pipeburn.
post #3322 of 4526
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

So i tried youtube for motorcycle jacket reviews, so i could see them on people under normal lighting, not stock photos, and the only thing I could find is this entire culture of leather daddy's that post vids of them smoking in leather gear... what in the fuck, i don't even... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUU_2XEXy3s

WTF?
post #3323 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Tck13 View Post



I knew this was going to happen. I see that misinterpreting what I wrote is happening already which is typical as most people don't read very well (if you're replying to my post).

I never suggested that people should start riding on an R1. I knew that I shouldn't have put it in my post as people would think that I started seriously riding on that bike which I didn't. It was a trade in at a car dealership that I worked at so I bought it to sell and make some money. I took it for a couple of small tools around the neighborhood (and I had already taken an MSF course) but it certainly wasn't a good "first bike" for me which isn't why I got it anyway. I assume that if anyone has the ability to read that they may understand but I don't have much faith in that.

My first serious bike was a Honda VTX 1300 Cruiser which is the same size as a Harley Sportster. When I got it I had more than one MSF course (beginning and advanced) and many hours of practice under my belt before heading out for any serious riding. The bike was extremely comfortable, fit my 6', 225lb frame very well and the power was perfect. Enough to get me out of any trouble on the road yet not underpowered.

As I said earlier, (and since I need to make extra clear what I stated in my original posts) starting out with no experience on a bike that you can't handle is a stupid idea. Why is that even a part of the discussion? Why would anyone be even getting a bike without any experience? There are plenty of free courses that you can take that will give you some great experience for riding a bike and one doesn't even need a bike.

I could handle my bike (VTX) very well and rode within my experience (not that I didn't have a lot to learn - even after several years there's still much more to learn). I wasn't "lucky" and surviving "a few years" with "a superbike". A VTX or Sportster is far from a superbike. Plus if my (or anyone's) skill level matches that of a Sportster or even something like a Deuce I really don't see the purpose in wasting the money buying a Ninja 300 when it's not something that they like or want to ride and they can easily skill-wise handle a bigger bike with more cc's (like a Sportster, Bonneville, Honda 1300 , BMW 800 or 1100 enduro) I'd say go for it. I'm so glad I didn't waste my money and I loved my bike. I knew my limits regarding experience and $. To each his own.

 

Ok I couldn't hold it in anymore: that's all I can stands I can't stands no more!  This whole diatribe is full of shit.  Not that it didn't happen but the author's conclusions are just bullshit.  Advice like this is what gets people hurt because they are in over their head

post #3324 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Tck13 View Post


I never suggested that people should start riding on an R1.

Not directly but you did say this
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I guess I'm one of those idiots that will never agree with all of this. I didn't do it and it worked out great for me.

"This" being to not start off on a supersport... If you want to get semantic, sure, the article as about 600s and not 1000s but both are pretty stupid bikes to start on

You also played the whole "it worked out fine for me" card

And now you are writing essays to backpedal

Bottom line, someone w/no experience on a motorcycle has no business on a 600/1000. A couple of months on a 250-500 won't kill you and taking your time to actually learn how to ride instead of just surviving is a good thing
post #3325 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Anyone have any recommendations on black kevlar jeans that don't fit like a tent? I want something to replace my Levi 511s that has some level of abrasion resistance. I'm seriously considering trying women's jeans shog[1].gif

 

 

 

 

Have you tried sartso ? I find them to be very close to my 501 levi's.

 

http://www.sartso.com/index.php/currentrange/mens/raw-blue-stretch or http://www.sartso.com/index.php/currentrange/mens/dark-grey

post #3326 of 4526
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Originally Posted by SplasH View Post

Have you tried sartso ? I find them to be very close to my 501 levi's.

Their gear looks good, but when you try to order they only have 3 or 4 sizes of everything, at the more extreme ends of the spectrum (very large, very small). That and the 30% or so discount on everything gives the impression they're going under and selling off old stock. Looks to be a good buy if they have your size.
post #3327 of 4526
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Originally Posted by epb View Post

Their gear looks good, but when you try to order they only have 3 or 4 sizes of everything, at the more extreme ends of the spectrum (very large, very small). That and the 30% or so discount on everything gives the impression they're going under and selling off old stock. Looks to be a good buy if they have your size.

Yea this and that. Plus their black jeans don't look too great.
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Spent a little bit of time mocking this up today...
post #3329 of 4526
Here're the Deth killers jeans:

http://dethkillers.com/dethstore/denim1.html

blakjean.jpg
post #3330 of 4526

That rear shock reservoir doe. wow.gif

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