• Bikers of Facepunch
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It's a 2007
If i do get a bike id probably be doubling or even tripling my gas mileage. I need to wait till early spring though so I don't just start riding right as winter rolls around. I'll probably keep an eye on this thread and do some more research on if I want to or not.
ugh I can't decide if I should go ahead and get a motorcycle my stepdad doesn't really like the idea, but he'd accept it. my dad, on the other hand, would absolutely hate the idea and probably have a heart attack if I got one. I know that no matter what I'll eventually get one, so maybe I should just go ahead and do it now
why the fuck are some parents against biking?
[QUOTE=H4ngman;31939163]why the fuck are some parents against biking?[/QUOTE]They are scared of their kid dying or getting seriously injured. You are smaller, you are faster and you are less protected against impacts, of course they'd rather see you in a car. The parents that are really really against it just take to fear too far.
Because they don't want their child to be hurt riding a bike if they get into a crash or whatever. I was in this thread earlier thinking about a Honda Ruckus, but now I'm going towards some other 50cc bikes like the older mopeds and those 50cc street bikes. I was looking up the Aprilia RS50 and the Honda NSR50 which look pretty good, because I want to start with something small and all I'll need to ride it on the street is a driver's license or learner's permit and a registration for it. The only problem I have is finding where to buy one, and I live in Massachusetts. I don't like riding my bicycle on the side of the road, and the bike path doesn't reach the parts of town I'd be going to.
If you can, get a Honda MB5 or MT5, good brakes, and can go quite fast for a moped, 4 speed, sometimes 5. If you prefer something classic get a Kreidler or Zundapp, but those will be even harder to find, they're considered to be really reliable for their time though.
I'll start looking for those bikes. I like the MB5. But instead of the Aprilia RS50 and the Honda NRS50, I think the Aprilia SX50 would suit me better. The only problem I have is finding one near me (I live in Massachusetts). The only place that sells Aprilia bikes is kind of far from me. [img]http://automobile99.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/APRILIA-SX50.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=H4ngman;31939163]why the fuck are some parents against biking?[/QUOTE] because the risk of riding one on the streets is immense
Anyone can learn on a 600 as well as a smaller bike. Just take your time and get a feel for it. You're obviously not going to be cranking it constantly and if you do you deserve it. If you have the money to buy a 250 before a bigger bike than go for it. But otherwise just get a bigger bike. You won't regret it later.
This will be the bike for a moped race in my region: [t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/DSCI0179s.JPG[/t] It looked like this when I bought it :v: [t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/DSCI0001s.JPG[/t]
Looks a bit like a peugeot, with the open frame and all. [IMG]http://s1.e-monsite.com/2009/09/25/09/44314378peugeot13dkr1-jpg.jpg[/IMG]
All old mopeds look like that :v: [img]http://www.varpamaki.fi/muuttuotteet/ajoneuvot/tunturi_super_sport_-78_095.JPG[/img]
[QUOTE=***zer0***;31952320]All old mopeds look like that :v: [img]http://www.varpamaki.fi/muuttuotteet/ajoneuvot/tunturi_super_sport_-78_095.JPG[/img][/QUOTE] Disagree: I'm gonna repost my '71 kreidler, hold on a bit. [editline]26th August 2011[/editline] [IMG]http://i53.tinypic.com/hugen9.jpg[/IMG] There, you see -> no open frame
Ugh, i didn't mean it literally. :v:
[QUOTE=***zer0***;31955284]Ugh, i didn't mean it literally. :v:[/QUOTE]Yes you did
[QUOTE=Dutchlike;31969322]Yes you did[/QUOTE] No i didn't :(
My Steam friend in the UK just bought a Honda CG. [url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250881241160[/url] [img]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqF,!lsE4mnL(H61BOV-FgkT7!~~60_12.JPG[/img]
I do not mean to sound elitist, but it seems like we have it much better here in the United States in terms of motorcycle licensing. One license, you can ride anything with two wheels.
[QUOTE=SKEEA;31983688]I do not mean to sound elitist, but it seems like we have it much better here in the United States in terms of motorcycle licensing. One license, you can ride anything with two wheels.[/QUOTE]How much is a license there?
[QUOTE=SKEEA;31983688]I do not mean to sound elitist, but it seems like we have it much better here in the United States in terms of motorcycle licensing. One license, you can ride anything with two wheels.[/QUOTE] Ayup. Here in Finland we have four licenses: Moped license (M) that allows you to drive "motorcycles" that are 50cc and their speed is limited to 45km/h. Nowadays this costs around 400 euros. You have to be 15 years old to get this. Light motorcycle license (A1) that allows you to drive motorcycles that are up to 125cc and their max power is 11kW. This costs around 800 euros. Age limit 16. Middle class motorcycle license ("small-A") that allows you to drive bikes that have their max power limited to 25kW and their power to weight ratio is up to 0,16 kW/kg. This card is free IF you have driven A1-license before. Otherwise it costs another 800 euros. You'll have to be 18 years for this. And finally the real deal, full motorcycle license (A) that allows you to drive anything on two wheels. I THINK that you will get this free too if you have driven A1 or small A. If you haven't it costs about 900 euros. You'll also have to be 21 years old to get it. Personally I think this is BULLSHIT. It's pretty much just legal robbery. Nothing else. The moped license used to be around 40€ and it only consisted a theory exam. Now it has a few driving lessons and a few theory lessons, plus the theory exam and a driving exam.
[QUOTE=Ailerssi;31984863]Ayup. Here in Finland we have four licenses: Moped license (M) that allows you to drive "motorcycles" that are 50cc and their speed is limited to 45km/h. Nowadays this costs around 400 euros. You have to be 15 years old to get this. Light motorcycle license (A1) that allows you to drive motorcycles that are up to 125cc and their max power is 11kW. This costs around 800 euros. Age limit 16. Middle class motorcycle license ("small-A") that allows you to drive bikes that have their max power limited to 25kW and their power to weight ratio is up to 0,16 kW/kg. This card is free IF you have driven A1-license before. Otherwise it costs another 800 euros. You'll have to be 18 years for this. And finally the real deal, full motorcycle license (A) that allows you to drive anything on two wheels. I THINK that you will get this free too if you have driven A1 or small A. If you haven't it costs about 900 euros. You'll also have to be 21 years old to get it. Personally I think this is BULLSHIT. It's pretty much just legal robbery. Nothing else. The moped license used to be around 40€ and it only consisted a theory exam. Now it has a few driving lessons and a few theory lessons, plus the theory exam and a driving exam.[/QUOTE] We have the same system here in Germany, only that the licenses are more expensive :saddowns:
[QUOTE=SKEEA;31983688]I do not mean to sound elitist, but it seems like we have it much better here in the United States in terms of motorcycle licensing. One license, you can ride anything with two wheels.[/QUOTE] No power restrictions? So anyone who has the license can jump on a 1000cc sportsbike just like that? That's pretty insane.
[QUOTE=***zer0***;31988593]No power restrictions? So anyone who has the license can jump on a 1000cc sportsbike just like that? That's pretty insane.[/QUOTE] yes, and that's why many people get killed some guy wrecked about a quarter mile from my house. the guy bought a honda cbr600rr for his first bike and only had it for a week before he crashed and died. he locked up his front brakes around a turn and hit a guard rail.
[QUOTE=SKEEA;31983688]I do not mean to sound elitist, but it seems like we have it much better here in the United States in terms of motorcycle licensing. One license, you can ride anything with two wheels.[/QUOTE] Ours isnt too bad. We have Class C standard. Class A Commercial (varying grades) and Class M
[QUOTE=G12-A5;28410491]My little baby. She's only a 250 but still very fun and extremely good on cornering. [IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a191/jonathansays/P1010365.jpg[/IMG] How many other people named their bikes? Mines name is calypso.[/QUOTE] It looks like it says "Nigga" at the side of your bike
[QUOTE=***zer0***;31988593]No power restrictions? So anyone who has the license can jump on a 1000cc sportsbike just like that? That's pretty insane.[/QUOTE] It is exactly like that. The license does not cost much either. It costs 25 dollars for the written and that is it. You can get your motorcycle skills test waived if you took a motorcycle safety course too.
[QUOTE=SKEEA;32051759]It is exactly like that. The license does not cost much either. It costs 25 dollars for the written and that is it. You can get your motorcycle skills test waived if you took a motorcycle safety course too.[/QUOTE] That's fucking mental compared to our €1100,-
[QUOTE=SKEEA;32051759]It is exactly like that. The license does not cost much either. It costs 25 dollars for the written and that is it. You can get your motorcycle skills test waived if you took a motorcycle safety course too.[/QUOTE] MSF costs like $350 here so it can cost a little bit of money if you go that route.
I recently Bought a Honda St-90 (1974). Wiring is shot and the motor doesn't work for some reason. The seat is pretty much completely chewed off. It's missing a mirror and a few lights as well. There's some rust as well, not serious though. I found a bunch of parts for it though, almost enough to build an entire bike minus the motor and wheels. I'll post pics when I get around to shifting my ass over to the garage where I keep it. I'll be fixing it up as a personal project. I love those little bikes, had a black Trail 70 back when we lived on an acreage, used to putt around all the time. I always tried to go as fast as possible on the dirt road, usually ended up in the ditch haha.
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