Motorcycles and style

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lawcat, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I know a guy with an SC who put a standard Rizoma bar on his triple clamp (I think he machined his own riser) and he seems to find it much more comfortable.

    Interestingly, I went to Supersport forks on my bike (the stock ones are non adj. and very harsh) and they are over 1" longer than stock. That 1" sticks out of the top of the triple and if I wanted, I could move my clipons up onto that section and gain almost 2" of height. With them up that high I could also swing them back some as they'd be higher above the tank. If I ever want to tour on it, I may do this, but as it is I don't find it that uncomfortable.

    I would like to add some padding to my seat though, to raise me up a little and let my knees un-kink. 34" inseam means the peg to seat distance is a little short for me.
     
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    I think some rear sets would do a lot to unkink your 34's and it would really add to the cafe style vibe of your bike.
     
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    I think some rear sets would do a lot to unkink your 34's and it would really add to the cafe style vibe of your bike.
    True... I'll have to see if anyone has come up with a solution to the problem of the BBTs (Big Black Triangles) that hold up the mufflers and rear pegs first though.
     
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    Those Duc's are beautiful, but the Triumph Speed Triple is teh sex. [​IMG]
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    I considered one of those, test rode it, and realized I would be buying not only a bike, but a ticket every week or so. I rode it back to the shop and started looking at weaker bikes.
     
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    Beautiful bikes, j and john doe. Here's a photo of the exact '71 BMW R75/5 that I have: [​IMG] It's a fun bike... lightweight, decent size engine, and cool vintage features you don't see on modern bikes. It's a good summer beater/canyon rider. I'm a huge fan of the Ducati Paul Smart 1000 [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you. I remember lusting after one of those in the mid '70's, it was the gold/orange model with the small cafe style fairing. Your bike is a classic, nice.
     
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    Thank you. I remember lusting after one of those in the mid '70's, it was the gold/orange model with the small cafe style fairing. Your bike is a classic, nice.
    That would be the lovely R90S: [​IMG]
     
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    Yes! That's it, man that's a beutiful bike.
     
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    Bike? Stylish? Loop-frame Guzzi. Simple as that.
     
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    If I were to buy a new bike, it'd be between a Ducati Sport1000 and a Triumph Speed Triple. Both are stylish and perform well.

    But, regardless of what bike you get, the most stylish thing to do would be to wear the proper gear at all times. That's a full face helmet, leather gloves, leather or textile jacket with armor, a good pair of boots and pants with armor. Either armor under your jeans or leather/textile pants with armor built in.

    Riding motorcycles on the street is risky, and you WILL go down eventually. Better to minimize the damage with the proper gear. I've seen (and suffered) some horrific injuries due to improper gear.
     
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    my Vespa was just featured in a magazine. Pics don't really do justice to just how pretty this girl is, but anyhow, here are the pages with my bike. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Uh, neat bike, more pics of the girl?
     
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    my Vespa was just featured in a magazine. Pics don't really do justice to just how pretty this girl is, but anyhow, here are the pages with my bike.



    [​IMG]


    holy shit, she's hot.
     

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