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Motorcycles

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

  1. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    It sure did, but $1300 for a helmet? Too rich for my blood.
     
  2. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    The technology aspect is hot and a 9 hour battery life with constant usage is amazing. I wonder how much it weighs?
     
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  3. MarioImpemba

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    If there's a market for it, I can't imagine Shoei and Bell being more than a year or two behind rolling out this sort of tech. It'd save me from having to buy a bar-mount phone holder for directions.
     
  4. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Anybody got a good bar mount rec tho?
     
  5. EgliComet

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    RAM Mounts
     
  6. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    I would like to ride with others; the prob is it seems like a large contingent of sport bike riders are idiots

    I think the answer is to ride with older folks.
     
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  7. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    , +1
     
  8. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    Look what I found

    2006 Speed Triple
    18,521 miles
    $4,999


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  9. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    Yessss.
     
  10. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    Love the speed triple except for the double headlights. Replace with a Vrod headlight and you are good to go!
     
  11. Cool The Kid

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    Fuck that actually looks like a good deal. And Im going to DC next week :D

    Had a real pucker moment... didn't panic though. Coming around a corner on a road I hadn't ridden before, I came across a fucking sea of gravel. Thankfully I sat the bike up, kept it rubber side down and on the road. That always sucks, gravel frightens me
     
  12. TRINI

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    Had a similar moment last weekend. Had just finished a half-day of dirtbiking and was following my buddy in his SUV back to Toronto.

    Coming out the dirtbike camp's area is this tight left turn (almost a 90 degree) that I totally went into with too much speed despite the 20km turn warning sign posted. Took the turn too wide and realized that I was going to run off the road - couple that with the target fixation on the gravel on the side of the road, I almost panicked.

    Luckily, i slowed down gradually and just let the bike run off to the side of the road onto the gravel shoulder and then merged back on. I honestly thought i was going to run off the road completely though. Learning moment for sure.
     
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    Finally a day when I could work on the bike again, had to spend the last three months moving to a new apartment and working on that.

    Figured out why she idled so troublesome, and lately died without choke. Two out of four idle needles were broken off and stuck, cylinder 2 and 4. Fuck. Took me 2 hours to extract them..

    Ordered 4 new ones and hope to spend at least one month of this season riding trouble free.

    And I shouldn't have bought a four cylinder to fix up as a first bike, live and learn..
     
  14. Cool The Kid

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    I def target fixated too. It's tough because that's the natural response when you come across something you don't see often. I have to add that to my reaction repertoire
     
  15. BostonHedonist

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    When I go out with my buddy who rides harder than I do, we always ride new roads at a pretty moderate pace, not usually over 60 except on straightways. We pass a good twisty section that looks up to code, we'll turn around and hit it again backwards and forwards at our limits. But not the first time.
     
  16. Rumpelstiltskin

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    I would tell you to link me and we'd have a drink but the g/f has been in Colombia since the end of June so I am almost certainly on lock down status. I'll shoot you my info anyway on the side
     
  18. Cool The Kid

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    I have a full itinerary anyway, I don't even think I would have time to check this bike out. Plus I have to sell my bike first.
     
  19. Cool The Kid

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    That's a good idea. I did the same with my riding buddy. He lived about 2 hours away from me though, which sucked.
     
  20. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    It

    It's a Vulcan.
     

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