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Motorcycles

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

  1. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Well-Known Member

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    Clutch is getting mushy. Not slipping but def could use more bite
     
  2. TRINI

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    Coincidentally I just saw a video on this. Check your clutch cable for kinks and/or snags if you haven't already. It may just need lubing
     
  3. Cool The Kid

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    Hmm that is a good idea. I did not even consider that. I am also considering swapping the springs. Cheap, easy, effective, though it could be a bitch in stop and go traffic which is usually not an issue for me.
     
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    How was that guys ass after riding the super duke across the country?

    Pfurey, excuse my ignorance, but which bike is that?
     
  5. John Doe

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    Apparently he was fine from the ride, which is mind-boggling. Having ridden the beast, the vibrations in the bars are the only uncomfortable part about the bike. That, and it was far too tall for me. It's pretty much a VERY fast dirtbike for the road.
     
  7. Cool The Kid

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    School me on how to get test rides. I have never ridden a motorcycle besides my own and I don't really want to join any MC clubs or w/e.
     
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    1. Go to Euro dealerships such as BMW. Every teenage kid wants to test ride a gixxer

    2. Make sure dealership is on the good part of town

    3. Stay away from asking to test faired bikes. Plastic costs

    That's about it. I once popped into a small Ducati dealership that was off the beaten path. Shot the shit with the salesman and then he asked me if I wanted to take anything out for a spin. I was in a hurry so I declined but he told me to come back anytime because they kept bikes specially for test rides.
     
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  9. Rumpelstiltskin

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    I am in awe

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  10. John Doe

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    This is a much better way to surf as you'd be too fast for a shark to get you, although running out of gas would be a bitch.
     
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  11. TRINI

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    Call around the local dealerships and ask when their demo days are.
     
  12. TRINI

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    Had a nice ~400KM round trip ride this past Saturday which really made me appreciate my bike a lot more. I put the little Dart flyscreen on as it was primarily slab riding and it really seemed to help.

    I also stopped in at one of the large bike dealerships on my way back and sat on a Striple....it fit nicely. :crazy:

    They had the new Ducati scramblers there as well but I wasn't really that interested.

    Any good riding from you guys this weekend?
     
  13. Cool The Kid

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    I rode out to a dealership to see if I could get some test rides out yesterday as I had to work from home and had some free time. Took the highway up, but it was backed up on the way home so I took some nice country roads back. No dice on test rides, they gave me some shit about floor bikes not having any oil or w/e and used bikes being all on commission. So apparently they sell all their bikes w/o anyone actually test riding them lol.
     
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    The place near me has demo days, and if you call a sales guy in advance they can set something up.
     
  15. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Or gas. That was almost certainly true.
     
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    +1, I ride BMW and have never purchased a bike without first riding it, most J-bike shops won't even let you test used bikes in my experience.
     
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    Next week myself and a couple of buddies are riding up to Silver City, New Mexico to blast around the mountains, camp, and drink alcohol. We'll be gone for about five days.
     
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    There's a 2007 SV650S that's local to me here in MA. Price is 3400 but I'd offer 3000, I think.
    https://worcester.craigslist.org/mcy/5145085366.html

    Problem is... my license, car insurance, etc. is all registered to PA. Anyone ever bought a bike across state lines? Any advice? I can get stuff notarized here and take it to a dealer etc. I just need to do the homework but don't really know where to start!
     
  20. Cool The Kid

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    I *THINK* you should be OK w/no plate and just a bill of sale if you get pulled over. Maybe not. IDK. 100% legal option would be to tow or U haul the bike and not ride it until you get it registered. But if the seller doesn't need his plate you should be OK just riding it with that.
     

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