Motorcycles

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

  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Today I lowsided while turning into my driveway. I think the tire lost traction on a pile of leaves [​IMG]

    It all happened so quickly. One moment I was making a routine turn, the next I was on the ground. I was wearing my gloves and helmet and a hoodie, but shorts on the bottom = road rash.

    The windshield's cracked and one of the turn signals is broken, but other than that I think everything's fine. Haven't checked to see if it'll start yet. I'll check alignment tomorrow. Any other tips?


    That sucks man, sorry to hear it. Didn't you see the leaves? Depending on how long they were there, when they trap moisture underneath, they can slide like greased f*cking lightning. Hope your road rash was not too bad, and glad this happened in your driveway as opposed to a street or highway with oncoming traffic...

    On the plus side, road into work today. [​IMG]

    Did you wear your Canada Goose?

    [​IMG]

    lulz at that windshield.. WTF?
     


  2. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    It's about the size of the one on my GS, just enough to smooth the air a little at highway speed. That pic makes me think I should really strip my bike down, find some gravel and go try riding dirt style at some point.
     


  3. gnatty8

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    It's about the size of the one on my GS, just enough to smooth the air a little at highway speed. That pic makes me think I should really strip my bike down, find some gravel and go try riding dirt style at some point.

    Interesting. I had assumed it had some sort of implied functionality, and judging by the shape, aerodynamically, it probably does direct some of that friction above the rider.
     


  4. sonomadrifter

    sonomadrifter Active Member

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    Some great looking bikes in here.

    I've been scouting for a CB550 project for a while, put a bid in on one and hopefully build it up this winter!

    Some others:

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    ^^^^^ WOW! That motorcycle is sex on wheels!
     


  6. KnowYourRights

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    Giving some serious thought to adding this to my garage.. Anyone?

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    Good, solid bikes. And a good value!

    I like the 360-degree motor found in the regular Bonnie range, but the 270-degree in the Scrambler makes it a really good town bike. The Bonnies and Scramblers are heavy bikes (450+ pounds), but not unmanageable.

    If you go for a new one, it will have the fuel injection. But if you go for a used one and it has the carbs, be prepared to do a little surgery. Bikes came super-lean with the carbs, so you'll want to rejet them. Better still, tear out the entire airbox, get some better flowing pipes, and rejet the carbs. It will be a whole new bike. I did this to an '04 Bonnie I had, and the difference was night and day.

    Not sure about the stock suspension on the Scramblers, but the Bonnie I had really benefitted from slightly heavier fork oil to reduce the diving under hard braking (if you're over, say, 170 pounds). That, and I put in progressive springs.

    Don't let any of this put you off. The Hinckley Bonnies are great bikes right out of the box whether you've been riding a year or 50 years.

    Lots of owners and their stories at http://www.triumphrat.net

    cheers!
     


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    I loved my R90, but I sold it after a very bad accident, and I´m never ever gonna ride again... ... I´m completely recovered, after half a year of physiotherapy, and I don´t want to sit in a wheelchair ever again! And what´s the best way to avoid a motorcycle accident?... that´s right, not riding one! This is an R90 just like the one I had... it looks like it has pretty good brakes, but it was heavy and it took a while to stop. [​IMG] I wanted a classic motorbike that could be relatively reliable, and BMWs are good at that.
     


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    Did you wear your Canada Goose?
    Ha -- actually was a nice, sunny fall day. Soon enough the snow will fall ... [​IMG]
     


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    quick iphone shot of my friend Walt's newest production (as in, his non bespoke offering) piece - meant to be a MTO, client has choice of several frame, bodywork, seat colors and engine/detailing finishes.
    This is an upright Monster based bike, utilizing a Ducati 900SS motor/frame - many custom touches. The bespoke bikes are really amazing - www.waltsiegl.com
    Enjoy -
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    Discovered this thread today and fell in love with this beauty! [​IMG]
    Good enough a reason for my first posting in this forum.


    abaqus
     


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    anyone else notice the price of new ducatis falling to prices near japanese sport bikes?

    It might be time to bite the bullet and finally join the ducati family
     


  12. gnatty8

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    Beautiful weekend for motorcycle riding.. Low to mid 70s, sunshine.. Probably logged about 250 miles on backroads with some beautiful fall scenery.. When I got home, wanted to wash my bikes, since it had been a while. As I was rolling my forty-eight into the garage, I forgot that I had pulled my kickstand up.. [​IMG]

    I realized what I had done before the bike fell, so I was able to ease it down without it slamming.. Surprising how easy it was to lift the thing back up, at over 550 pounds.. No damage, I got lucky..
     


  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Reading this thread makes me [​IMG]
     


  14. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Reading this thread makes me [​IMG]

    Making that poast made me weep..

    So Pio, did you get your Kawasaki Councourse?

    I saw some really nice looking Victory bikes the other day.. If I wasn't so brand loyal, I'd be highly tempted..
     


  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Making that poast made me weep..

    So Pio, did you get your Kawasaki Councourse?

    I saw some really nice looking Victory bikes the other day.. If I wasn't so brand loyal, I'd be highly tempted..


    No, I still have not gotten another bike. Victory is on my mind. I'm thinking of the Hammer S.

    [​IMG]
     


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