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post #3331 of 4527

Why denim on the bike and not just leathers? Don't want to change when you get somewhere or walk around in bike leather?

post #3332 of 4527

Another wierd yet interesting bike

 

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post #3333 of 4527
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

That rear shock reservoir doe. wow.gif


Ohlins doe

post #3334 of 4527

Looks good in picture but i wouldnt ride a bike that has its exhaust so close to my leg :)

 

Is that the front end of 600 CBR RR ? Where does that dragster end comes from ?

post #3335 of 4527
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

That rear shock reservoir doe. wow.gif

Those are Ohlins shocks.

post #3336 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

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This picture is the motorcycle epitomy of hipster.
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

This picture is the motorcycle epitomy of hipster.

 

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>Pabst

 

 

I want to hate that motorcycle, but I can't; it is great.

post #3338 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Yea this and that. Plus their black jeans don't look too great.

There's a thread in the Streetwear and Denim forum about kevlar jeans, ya know: http://www.styleforum.net/t/61010/motorcycle-jeans-project/60#post_6538226

I don't think anyone's found that holy grail of motorcycle jeans, subtle ones. As I mention in the other thread, my play was to get Draggin Kevlar underwear and add knee armor, which protects me while letting me wear anything.
post #3339 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

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

I was never in "over my head".
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Not directly but you did say this
"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

I haven't backpedaled at all. Unfortunately, what I have done is defend what I wrote against others (like yourself) filling in spaces with things that I didn't say or mean. If someone feels completely comfortable on a larger bike then I don't see why they shouldn't get one. If one's not comfortable with it than they shouldn't do it. I was completely comfortable with what I did.

Also, someone with no experience should start out taking a MSF course (or a similar course) and learn about riding and handling a bike and make sure that they even LIKE riding a motorcycle or it's something that they can even physically do. I've stated that from the start. That's nice of you to put words into my mouth though. Once again, that's not backpedaling, it's not letting you take liberties with what I said.

How long have the two of you been riding and how did you start out? Anyone that started riding later in life (as in after 18 yo.)? Have either of you taken the MSF (or similar) courses?
Edited by Tck13 - 8/16/13 at 4:19pm
post #3340 of 4527
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I was completely comfortable with what I did.

 

 

Thing is, there's a 99% chance that you didn't knew what you were doing, principally because you had no idea what the bike was capable of doing. And how could you, since you had no way to compare it with anything ?

 

This is the recipe for disaster and that's why what you did should never at any point and for anybody be a recommandation.

 

There's no way we can stress enough that being able to do something and being able to totally control it aren't the same.

 

There's a reason why EVERY book, rider, forum starts with the advice "get a small bike first". It's because it's way harder to be an old rider than a big bike rider.

post #3341 of 4527
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Originally Posted by epb View Post

There's a thread in the Streetwear and Denim forum about kevlar jeans, ya know: http://www.styleforum.net/t/61010/motorcycle-jeans-project/60#post_6538226

I don't think anyone's found that holy grail of motorcycle jeans, subtle ones. As I mention in the other thread, my play was to get Draggin Kevlar underwear and add knee armor, which protects me while letting me wear anything.

I really want a pair of esquad jeans. They are something like 30% stronger than pure Kevlar but with French fashion styling. That's my grail jean. Now, if only they had US stockists.
post #3342 of 4527

They're also stiffer that the competition. If you know your size and want one shipped to the US, maybe i can help ? If you want a quotation on how much it would cost to sent it over the pond, just let me know.

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

I really want a pair of esquad jeans. They are something like 30% stronger than pure Kevlar but with French fashion styling. That's my grail jean. Now, if only they had US stockists.

I bought some from Europe, it wasn't that hard.
post #3344 of 4527

Yeah, after a quick research, http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/ seems to deliver worldwide :)

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Originally Posted by SplasH View Post


Thing is, there's a 99% chance that you didn't knew what you were doing, principally because you had no idea what the bike was capable of doing. And how could you, since you had no way to compare it with anything ?

This is the recipe for disaster and that's why what you did should never at any point and for anybody be a recommandation.


There's no way we can stress enough that being able to do something and being able to totally control it aren't the same.

There's a reason why EVERY book, rider, forum starts with the advice "get a small bike first". It's because it's way harder to be an old rider than a big bike rider.

You're right. After 3 MSF courses (2 before even getting a bike and one soon after getting one) and several months using my bike in parking lots testing the limits of the brakes, acceleration, drilling at turning and maneuvering at slow speeds, expanding on the skills that I learned in my classes, etc. I had absolutely NO IDEA what I was doing. I should have played the lottery as well. I could have won millions as I was so lucky!


What kind of training in addition to what I did would you recommend before someone moves up to a bike with a higher CC than 750?
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