Motorcycles

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

  1. KnowYourRights

    KnowYourRights Senior member

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    Nice. But this bike is 1,000 times more interesting than a row of...yawn...Commandos. :)


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  2. ken

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    This was one of my favorites: a clean vintage bike customized to look like modern muscle.

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  3. poissa

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    Twistys first and foremost.
     
  4. rohde88

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    You looking for a one piece or two piece?

    I recommend any Alpinestars suits in your budget. Definitely look into one or two time used suits to save a bundle. I personally ride two piece with 360 zipper because I like to walk around without my jacket. RS Taichi, Dainese are all solid brands. Komodo or Speed and Strength are newcomers...
     
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  5. sonomadrifter

    sonomadrifter Active Member

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    For those doing track days, how much riding experience do/did you have before the first track day?

    I've been tracking cars for 3 years (I know its a completely different animal) but curious on how grounded novice riders are.

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    My first carbon fiber mold:

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  6. eg1

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    I have an old BMW City Suit, but I think I look kind of douchey in it what with the fairly idiotic red/white/green Italianate colour scheme. All nylon, I think -- not great in the heat, really. One good thing, though, is you can wear normal clothes underneath it.
     
  7. gnatty8

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    Kind of douchey he sez....

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  8. eg1

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    Indeed -- for FULLY douchey you need to be astride a Harley ... :devil:
     
  9. rohde88

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    I had been riding twisty roads for about 2 years before my first trackday. It was more than enough. I think you just need to feel comfortable setting up a turn, leaning off the bike and you'll be fine.

    I also do HPDE in my S2000, so that will be useful for moto track days, but the sensation (and actual) speed is completely different.
     
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    Dude, I am not sure anything can be less symbolic of douche than a Harley Davidson...
     
  11. eg1

    eg1 Senior member

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    As I have attempted to explain earlier in the thread, around here the Harley community is loathesome. I don't get that vibe from American posters and I cannot account for the difference.
     
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    methinks the problem morein lies in the interpretation of the term douche..
     
  13. sonomadrifter

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    Thank you, exactly the information I was looking for. Which events do you enjoy more?

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  14. eg1

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    Could very well be -- I am frankly old enough that I would never attempt to use it IRL. :plain:
     
  15. TRINI

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    Passed my motorcycle training course this weekend and now have my M2 licence. I was on a Suzuki Marauder for most of the weekend.

    Any recs for a good cafe-racer style beginner bike?
     

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