Motorcycles

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

  1. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    Anyone know where to buy a tank flushing kit locally? Do auto parts or hardware stores sell them or do I need to buy them online?
     
  2. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    And sitting on one of these:

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  3. otc

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    I had to move my motorcycle to another parking spot across the street for street cleaning this morning.

    It was rather nice to be able to just sit down on it in the clothes I was wearing and ride it down the block...but really I don't even like to ride my bicycle at a decent speed without a helmet and would want to have more than a dress shirt on if I were going to go out on anything more than 30mph surface streets.
     
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    I know what you mean. It feels nice but I won't ride without gear. I have two riding buddies who sometimes ride without helmets. It just boggles my mind how someone can ride a motorcycle without a helmet. These two guys were with me a few years back when I had a wreck and ended up with a broken collar bone. If I hadn't been wearing a helmet my head would have been split open. Even after seeing me wreck they still ride without their helmets sometimes. It's incomprehensible to me.:puzzled:
     
  5. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I almost wish there was room to store a helmet in the seat like you can on most scooters...
    There are plenty of short surface rides that I would be willing to do with just the helmet since I feel like wearing a dress shirt and some jeans is about 10X the protection I am wearing when I put on some lycra and go hammer away on the exact same roads with my road bike. It would just be nice where it was one of those things where if I step out of my apartment and have the keys in my pocket, I would have everything I need if I feel like taking it to the store.

    When I am going to be going for a real ride, I don't really mind putting all of the stuff on...the jacket and helmet don't feel too hot at speed and having wind protection and extra sound muffling is nice.
     
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    New Hampshire, Live Free Or Die...so many moto accident fatalities every year because there is no helmet law.

    My only advice, buy a white helmet and don't worry what SF says, it's so much less HOT.
     
  7. Texastyle

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    Got home from a 450 mile ride through Texas and Louisiana today and I got heat rash all over my chest :(. It was still a beautiful ride and I got to see some cool old towns in the middle of nowhere. I also got some good bonding time in with the old man, so that's always fun.
     
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    Why not just hang the helmet on the bike (securely, of course) ?
     
  9. otc

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    I do hang it from the helmet hook when I park it somewhere for a little bit or am in a lot...but the bike lives on a tightly packed urban street. One little tap (and there are so many facepalm inducing motherfuckers who can't parallel park a car without feeling their way into the spot with their bumper) and the helmet is toast. Also might get stolen even though a helmet without a strap is kind of useless.
     
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    Cool, what highway(s) did you take? I used to live in Houston, and would make the trip over into Louisiana fairly frequently, and you're right, so great countryside. Best viewed in the spring or fall though.
     
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    Suzuki bandit possibly the best bike I have ridden, sturdy reliable and nippy.

    Triumph speed triple possibly the bast naked bike you can get and performs like a four cylinder bike.

    BMW's are ok bit their engines and shape are not the best.

    As for a Harley, hmm all noise and no go!
     
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    On the way down there we just went down to Galveston on 45 and took the ferry over to Bolivar and then took I-10 to Beaumont (not the nicest views) and then LA 12 and LA 109. The way back was MUCH nicer when we took LA 8 back through to Jasper and then headed back to Houston.
     
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    Almost like I got paid to ride to the office today.

    Went out to the bike and found $5 in the gutter. If I had just walked past it and gotten on the bus, I would be $5 poorer (and I have still managed to find enough space to slide the bike in on the half block of unmetered parking so I have yet to pay to park it)
     
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    Nice, cool (comparatively) day for a ride today. Took a spin along Northshore Boulevard and back :)
     
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    Yeah, well, ya know that's just like uh, your opinion, man.
     

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