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post #4126 of 4526

i don't see brake lights, am i blind? and some states are also very strict about license plate positioning, I'm almost positive if i were to ride around NJ with one of these a cop would pull me over for not being able to read the tags.

post #4127 of 4526
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Originally Posted by dohare View Post

i don't see brake lights, am i blind? and some states are also very strict about license plate positioning, I'm almost positive if i were to ride around NJ with one of these a cop would pull me over for not being able to read the tags.

They are pretty small and tough to see. I live in Colorado, so I think they are little more lax with motorcycles. From what I have read, all you need is headlight, tail light, one mirror, and horn.
post #4128 of 4526
Alright, well now that I can see those brake lights (hopefully the oncoming traffic can see them too), I guess they are legal in CO.

Still would want turn signals though. Hand signals are not so great. How do you hand signal a left turn across busy traffic? You reach out your arm, but then traffic doesn't clear up so you have to keep slowing down and maybe even stop. Now you've got to reach your arm back in to operate the clutch...and now you are just slowed/stopped in the middle of a busy road without a signal indicating why. Goes double if it is dark out.

Would much rather keep both hands on the bars (especially for a beginner)
post #4129 of 4526
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Looking for my first bike. Would prefer to only spend around $1,000. It will only really be used for around town and to and from work (about 5 miles). I am thinking about going with an old dual sport but am a little overwhelmed with all the options. Some of the models I have been looking at: DR350, DR650, TW200, XL350, XL600. Any help or suggestions would be super helpful.

Based on the above, why a dual sport?

As for age of bike - if you're mechanically inclined and want experience working on an old bike, buy something old. If you actually want seat time, get something newer that you can just hop on and ride. I've got a 1978 and 1988 bike and had a 2006 Honda until a couple of weeks ago - being able to walk out, hop on and ride is a wonderful thing.

Of the bikes listed, the DR line is so beloved I don't think you can go wrong. I've ridden a cousin's TW200 and thought it was fun - lightweight, peppy, easy to ride. He lives in rural KY, though, where a dual sport makes more sense.
Edited by epb - 2/17/14 at 4:39pm
post #4130 of 4526
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Based on the above, why a dual sport?

As for age of bike - if you're mechanically inclined and want experience working on an old bike, buy something old. If you actually want seat time, get something newer that you can just hope on and ride. I've for a 1978 and 1988 bike and had a 2006 Honda until a couple of weeks ago - being able to walk out, hop on and ride is a wonderful thing.

Of the bikes listed, the DR line is so beloved I don't think you can go wrong. I've ridden a cousin's TW200 and thought it was fun - lightweight, peppy, easy to ride. He lives in rural KY, though, where a dual sport makes more sense.

I live on dirt roads and also, I just really like the looks of them when they are all stripped down without the plastics. I was also looking at Yamaha XS650's before that white Honda caught my eye. I would like to get something newer (electric start) but I just don't want to spend that much money until I am sure I will actually ride long term.
post #4131 of 4526

if you live on dirt roads then what i said about turn signals and brake lights is probably irrelevant haha.

post #4132 of 4526
Well, I will only be on dirt road until I get out of my neighborhood (3 miles) then once I get into town I definitely agree that turn signals and a good brake light will be a good idea.
post #4133 of 4526

Would you ride this Panigale?

 

 

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post #4134 of 4526
Sure, with higher bars. It looks a little busy, could use a tail and a belly pan I think just to remove some clutter

Whooo I can only imagine a Panigale with some upright bars
post #4135 of 4526
So is the trellis on it just decorative? I don't mind the frameless design of the Panigale per se, just that it seems to not be doing well for them racing. Of course, since I am basically a poseur and have only tracked my old Ninja 250 a couple of times, not sure if that matters.
post #4136 of 4526

decorative

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post #4138 of 4526
Just pay the 4 bucks on amazon prime.
post #4139 of 4526

Man, over the winter I replaced the intake seals on my bike, and checked that I had the appropriate jets in the carb and replaced some gaskets. I guess buell/harley guys recommend replacing the intake seals every ~3 years, and mine were the original from '97. Bike now richer across the board, which is to be expected, but throttle response much better. But... I still get damn hiccups at low rpm's under light throttle / low load, which was the main reason I wanted to attack the seals/carb. I think that requires a needle adjustment or something for low throttle/load enrichment, as it goes away when I pull the choke out a bit. It's rich at idle, though. It's better than before, but still annoying when I'm trying to cruise at low rpm's. Before it would hiccup whenever I tried to rev match when dropping gears, which was super annoying. Not sure if I should even bother to adjust it, or just chalk it up to typical Harley issues. I'm more comfortable with adjusting fuel maps on a PC than messing with a carb. Sad.

post #4140 of 4526

This winter has been one of the more disheartening I can remember. So I bought myself a little pick me up for my birthday. Decision made.

 

Haven't taken her home yet and all her fancy clothes are still on order, but here's my new girl, getting prepped in the shop: 

 

 

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