Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Sucks dude, hope it didn't get scraped up too badly.. I had the same thing happen to my Sportster, but lucky for me, no damage other than the blood vessels I burst in my forehead upon returning to the scene. :fu:
     




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    I had it all fixed in about 30 minutes but it cracked the tail, so that's a bummer. It's not super noticeable though.

    All in all it's been a terrible week for my bike though. Monday the upper headlight bracket broke and the whole thing nearly fell off on the highway, I had to hold it with my left hand for the 10 mile ride home (awful). Tuesday it got knocked over. Thursday I got a flat in my rear tire which I just put on 3 weeks ago (replacing another flat). Happened on the highway but only 2 miles from home so I limped it back.
     


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    Going to look at a used bike tomorrow as a potential first bike?

    I've read some guides on what to look for...but any other potential wisdom?
     


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    Fucking cunt!
     


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    Ugh, that sucks. Happened to mine twice now. The first time, it "bent the frame" (steering stop tab, which is welded to the frame) and therefore would have "required" $5000 or something to fix, and my insurance company gave me the option of a new bike (and I could buy it back at auction for a few grand), fixing it, or a check for the total value of the bike (and I keep the bike). I took the check. I highly recommend Foremost insurance. [​IMG]

    Currently though, mine had the battery die after it sat for 4-5 months after I bought a house and moved into it, and I found out that my prepaid maintenance contract had a time limit on it. I guess at the time I bought it I must have thought I would obviously put 15k miles on it in 2 years, but apparently that was not the case. Big waste of money, but at least I can take it out of the above check.
     
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  7. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    Some dude that lives me built this. I think everything from the seat forward is a Triumph and behind the seat is a yamaha? Chopped the front end, new fenders...

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    95% sure this will be mine next weekend

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    '79 KZ400 with 27k miles. Rode it around the block a few times and everything felt good (though my riding experience is limited to the MSF course) and the price may be a little high against the national average but seems good for bikes that I can get to close to the city in good working condition.
     


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    Looks like a clean bike. :nodding: Do it!
     


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    Just finished another trackday at PBIR. it was insanely hot on the black asphalt, no garages, clanky generators everywhere, but went plenty fast (160 indicated..) and no crashes.

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  11. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    In the past several days I've seen people actually riding sport bikes without glasses. WTF?
     


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    The best, I saw a guy riding an enduro bike on the street the other day, barefoot, pair of cutoff denim shorts, unbuttoned hawaiian shirt. The did, however, have a full face Shoei to protect his melon.
     


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    Just received a Bell Custom 500 from Motorcycle Superstore. Damn, I love this helmet. I have a few helmets I rotate between, including a Shoei 3/4, Shark modular (just cannot cope with the full face helmet), Cromwell, and Fulmer V2, but will probably wear this Bell almost exclusively now. What helmet do you guys ride with?
     


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    I had a Shoei 1000 (I think) full face that I really liked. I used a half and shorty for several months and couldn't stand them. The full face was so much nicer. Different strokes I guess...
     


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