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Motorcycles

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

  1. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Distinguished Member

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    I have a nowhere near top of the line Teknic 1 piece suit that, thanks to a summer of beer filled evenings, fits a lot more snug than it used to. lol You have to take in to effect your body type. For example I cant see squeezing the aforementioned beer belly into a RS Taichi suit. Those slender framed days have passed me by.

    I tend to watch what road riders such as TT racers as well as motorcycle magazine reviewers wear (Fast Bikes, Visordown, Motorcyclist, Cycle World, etc.) and it seems you can't go wrong with AlpineStars, RST or Spada. A* in particular come at every price point and are super popular. As far as brands that I prefer I do love my Dainese jackets but I would not buy one of their suits as they are too expensive. I like Spidi's products but they are almost as expensive as Dainese. RS Taichi is good if you are of small stature. Vanson if you are of large stature. I hate Joe Rocket gear but they are very affordable as is AGV Sport
     

  2. Rumpelstiltskin

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    So I rode a kitted out (80 cc) Derbi GPR 50 over the weekend. Solid framed, 17" wheels, proper suspension, 6 speed tranny, 2 stroke thumper. Powerband is about as narrow as a rubberband but it's kinda fun and once you hit about 8k the front wheel actually gets light. That's the fastest I have ever gone on a slow bike

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    That's awesome! Where is it?
     

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    Colorado (Telluride, Ouray, Silverton), and Moab, UT. Some of the small towns in that part of Colorado are connected by old, defunct mining roads. It makes for some beautiful riding if you've got the right tires and ground clearance.
     

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    Is anyone here on ADVrider? @emptym ?
     

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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Damn, that looks like a lot of fun.
    Yep, but I think I'm emptm there. Haven't posted for a few years. I haven't taken any fun rides since we had our oldest, so about 6 yrs. And we moved a couple years ago, so my commute is just two miles by bicycle. Been thinking of selling the bike...:(
     

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    Ah, bummer. Bicycle commute is ideal, though.
     

  9. Rumpelstiltskin

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    On today's episode of I Think It Moved we feature the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro

    1000 cc inline 4
    208 hp
    85 ft/lbs of torque
    Ohlins front & rear
    Red carbon fiber wheels
    Copious amounts of carbon fiber bodywork
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    The good news is that MV will release a standard version of this bike that is attainable by mere mortals. I'd be happy without any carbon fiber bodywork, an in-house exhaust (maybe) and Marchesini wheels. I'd want to keep the Ohlins suspension though, esp that blacked out fork. If only there were local dealers. The 2 closest dealers are either 158 miles and 166 miles away. WTF? What sense does that make? I'd understand if I lived in Bumfuck Arkansas but I'm in DC. Why isn't there a dealer closer than 3 hours away from the nation's capitol?


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    I would never ride that thing, but damn, I can appreciate beautiful design. Wow.
     

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    So, is this thread suitable for all kind of motorcycles or just for certain type?
     

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    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    Only the cool ones
     

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    Hehehe Harley Davidson, Indian, are ok?
     

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    This thread is Carabela and Islo specific (I'm pretty sure only Betelgeuse will get this reference).
     

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    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    I prefer Kymco, but whatever floats your boat.
     

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