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post #4081 of 4585
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

It's frightening to see a grown man just thrown like a doll.

Physics: stay on its good side
post #4082 of 4585
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

Found a photo of me from 1982 just after having ridden from Texas to San Francisco and back on my '82 Honda CB750F.

Nice jacket. It's weird, something about those bikes makes me want to park it next to a 944 - such blatantly 80s designs.
post #4083 of 4585
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Originally Posted by pfurey View Post

In that high side video the rider got super lucky and walked away with only some bad bruises, or so Reddit says... Even still, looks like he landed squarely on his back and slid which is damn lucky all things considered.

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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

It's frightening to see a grown man just thrown like a doll.

I'm actually impressed he didn't slide further than he did. Sounds like his gear worked as it should.
post #4084 of 4585
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

How is the finger length on those? My normal issue with gloves is that they fit in width but not in length.

For day-to-day wear, this isn't a problem, but on a bike or a motorcycle where you are putting weight on the joint between thumb and forefinger, it gets uncomfortable if the glove is too short.

I usually have a problem with my fingers being too long and these gloves are perfect. If you size right it will be easy o accommodate the width and length. If you're interested, PM me. Remember, 100% satisfaction guaranteed or you can return it!
post #4085 of 4585

about to buy a pristine condition 2012 Ninja 650R with 5.6k miles, needs a new rear tire..other than that it's fine and comes with a two bros exhaust, seller was asking $4,900, I got him down to $4,200 (apparently lost his job and needs $)

 

this is a first bike so I'm going used...think I should pull the trigger?

post #4086 of 4585
650R is a little quick for a starter bike. Damn good price though, they are $8K new. I have an 06, love it, just be careful
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awesome, appreciate the response. I've grown up on bikes/quads, so I think as long as I respect the power I should be good.

post #4088 of 4585
O yea if you have any kind of previous experience the 650 is fine.
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

650R is a little quick for a starter bike. Damn good price though, they are $8K new. I have an 06, love it, just be careful

It's a parallel twin, so not as twitchy as an I4 - for a beginner I think it's one of the better choices as far as a sportbike goes. A cousin of mine got one as his first bike and I was nervous for him, but once I rode it I could see it working for him. Weird thing - asking seems to be low to mid 4s for all of them, from 2005-2012.
post #4090 of 4585
my xs650 is a parallel twin as well and it was my first bike. I think it's just right. Not having enough power is also a liability...
post #4091 of 4585
A 250 will get up to highway speeds safely. I don't think there is any instance in which a 250's lack of power would be dangerous.
post #4092 of 4585
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A 250 will get up to highway speeds safely. I don't think there is any instance in which a 250's lack of power would be dangerous.

100 hp is the generally accepted minimum for an SF Baller Motorcyclist.
post #4093 of 4585
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

A 250 will get up to highway speeds safely. I don't think there is any instance in which a 250's lack of power would be dangerous.

What I've encountered on my CB400T is being unable to maintain a buffer zone to the rear when someone inattentive comes up behind me too quickly. It will (theoretically) top out at ~100 mph, but if I'm cruising at 60 mph in 5th it'll take a while to speed up unless I downshift a couple of gears and lean on it. I290 if really bad for this, to the point I typically keep the gears low and the revs up, just in case.
post #4094 of 4585

Gents, the g/f is putting me under a lot of pressure, some shit about "All I hear is talk about your next pair of shoes or your next bike but nothing about us (read: ring), blah blah blah".  SO it seems my 1098 Streetighter S dreams might have to get put on hold.  2nd gen Speed Triples are looking pretty good right now though.  Suspension is a little soft and it doesn't have balls like the Duc but I like how they ride.  What say you?

 

 

http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/2010-motorcycles/SPEED%20TRIPLE%203.jpg

post #4095 of 4585
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Gents, the g/f is putting me under a lot of pressure, some shit about "All I hear is talk about your next pair of shoes or your next bike but nothing about us (read: ring), blah blah blah". 

Buy her a helmet and ask her if she'll be your ride or die chick?
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