• Bikers of Facepunch
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[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] Haha, it costs 120 USD for 1 driving lesson here.. and you can only guess how much the safety courses, driving exam, etc costs. :(
[QUOTE=Dutchlike;32060045]That's fucking mental compared to our €1100,-[/QUOTE] This is including lessons though! Theory exam is €35,-, AVB and AVD is about €300,- . (AVB = vehicle control AVD = participation in traffic)
So I went for for a ride with my race moped today, runs quite well. The only problem I had was that I almost lost the swing arm because the screws came out :v:
I love motorbikes more and more as time goes on. Today I filled my tank with change because I forgot to get cash out. I then went riding and forgot to get cash out, again -_-
[QUOTE=Watevaman;32068899]MSF costs like $350 here so it can cost a little bit of money if you go that route.[/QUOTE]MSF here in California costs $150. I guess I got lucky. It is a lot better than taking the dumb skills test. Seriously, one infraction and you fail. MSF actually teaches you stuff.
it's about $185 here in florida. if you drop the bike then you'll probably automatically fail and have to retake it, but it depends on how lenient the instructors are.
Here's my baby. 1993 Dnepr MT-11 [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2640799/23801771f.jpg[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2640799/23801756f.jpg[/img] Sidecar is so awesomely capacious, I even sleep in there often, comfortably enough. It can also easily hold up to 3 corpses in it.
Here's my pride and joy, a 1983 Honda MBX 50 my first ever bike, soon to be replaced by a 125 Honda MTX or a 100 Honda MB50 (yes it was tuned out for 100 cc, i know originally the mb was a 50) all original paintwork too, we just cleaned it up a bit and sorted the carb, been stood since 1984, had 5000 miles dead on the clock [img]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6077/6133814549_d5e8762046.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=husky101;32221587]Here's my pride and joy, a 1983 Honda MBX 50 my first ever bike, soon to be replaced by a 125 Honda MTX or a 100 Honda MB50 (yes it was tuned out for 100 cc, i know originally the mb was a 50) all original paintwork too, we just cleaned it up a bit and sorted the carb, been stood since 1984, had 5000 miles dead on the clock [img]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6077/6133814549_d5e8762046.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] That's a sweet looking bike. 2-stroke? Also thought this was pretty funny, and true :v: [img]http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs892.ash1/180051_1429275872519_1851510618_769873_7137569_n.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Kira;32216658]Here's my baby. 1993 Dnepr MT-11 [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2640799/23801771f.jpg[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2640799/23801756f.jpg[/img] Sidecar is so awesomely capacious, I even sleep in there often, comfortably enough. It can also easily hold up to 3 corpses in it.[/QUOTE]That bike is fucking awesome man. [editline]11th September 2011[/editline] I bet it sounds sweet too.
[QUOTE=***zer0***;32224206]That's a sweet looking bike. 2-stroke?[/QUOTE] Yeah 2 stroke 50cc, when it was new and shiny it probably had about 6 or 7 hp maybe, many many moons have passed since then, it struggles on hills like mad but heh =), we also worked out that if a engine loses 1 hp per year mine would be at around about -18 XD
[QUOTE=Kira;32216658]Here's my baby. 1993 Dnepr MT-11 Sidecar is so awesomely capacious, I even sleep in there often, comfortably enough. It can also easily hold up to 3 corpses in it.[/QUOTE] Is that a Ural? I have heard rumors that they can be expensive to maintain due to imported parts and that they might not have the greatest construction. Is there any basis to these rumors?
[QUOTE=SKEEA;32250310]Is that a Ural? I have heard rumors that they can be expensive to maintain due to imported parts and that they might not have the greatest construction. Is there any basis to these rumors?[/QUOTE]If I'm not mistaken it's probably the worst steel you can find. And the production tolerances are pretty high. But they're produced with that in mind so they're quite reliable.
[QUOTE=SKEEA;32250310]Is that a Ural? I have heard rumors that they can be expensive to maintain due to imported parts and that they might not have the greatest construction. Is there any basis to these rumors?[/QUOTE] It's not Ural, it's Dnepr, well, you can call it ukrainian Ural (bikes are pretty much the same and both use flat engine). Expensive to maintain - if you don't live in post-USSR territory than yes, it's hard to find parts. But I live in Ukraine, where the Dnepr factory itself is located, so the bikes themselves are very cheap here and there are official dealers that sell parts, they are cheap too.
I had to pay over 4000 usd for my license here in Norway :S This is my first bike i got about a month and a half ago [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/Zwogon/2011-08-141450.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/Zwogon/2011-08-01004459.jpg?t=1315940807[/IMG] 2003 SV650s I prefer the naked ones when it comes to looks, but i guess having a fairing is an advantage living in norway
So I rode my first street bike this past weekend. Was my friend's Yamaha Virago 250 so it was pretty easy and I enjoyed getting used to it. Was insanely comfortable as well, but I'm still gonna want a sport bike when I go ahead and get one.
[QUOTE=Zwogon;32272185]SV650[/QUOTE] I love the growl of those things. 2-cylinder sound>4-cylinder sound. I'm probably gonna get a supermoto or one of those next year, if i can save up the money during the winter. [editline]13th September 2011[/editline] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KEXI5GHoUI[/media] Supermotos, they are awesome.
[QUOTE=***zer0***;32272716]I love the growl of those things. 2-cylinder sound>4-cylinder sound. I'm probably gonna get a supermoto or one of those next year, if i can save up the money during the winter.[/QUOTE] Yeah growl is the right word, great sound. What do you prefer, the naked or faired ones? Pre- or post 2003?
[QUOTE=Zwogon;32273433]Yeah growl is the right word, great sound. What do you prefer, the naked or faired ones? Pre- or post 2003?[/QUOTE] The nude ones look better, i don't know why but the sidefairings look really off on that bike. I prefer the newer ones, the old ones look way too "Soft", i don't know how to explain it. The lights are too circular and everything is so curvy :v:
[QUOTE=Zwogon;32273433]Yeah growl is the right word, great sound. What do you prefer, the naked or faired ones? Pre- or post 2003?[/QUOTE] I'm hoping to get one as a first (or second) bike and I'm gonna be going faired (the SF, fully faired) and post 2k3.
[IMG_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9497245/Photo%20Aug%2023%2C%207%2005%2022%20PM.jpg[/IMG_thumb] So I painted my cbr 600 white. It had been dropped in the past and the one side looked awful. Now it is fixed and looks sexy.
sexy, although it'd probably look awesome with some white wheels too, or at least a pinstripe
I think he should paint the wheels blue or red to give the bike a complementary accent, will look badass.
[QUOTE=B-hazard;32337548]I think he should paint the wheels blue or red to give the bike a complementary accent, will look badass.[/QUOTE] I once saw a bike with fluorescent orange wheels, that's pretty cool too, although a bit 90's.
[QUOTE=Dr McNinja;32330595][IMG_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9497245/Photo%20Aug%2023%2C%207%2005%2022%20PM.jpg[/IMG_thumb] So I painted my cbr 600 white. It had been dropped in the past and the one side looked awful. Now it is fixed and looks sexy.[/QUOTE] awesome do you have any fly by videos or vlogs?
I'm trying to find a decent Derbi GPR 50, Aprilia RS 50 or Reiju RS1/RS2 for under £600. Tried Gumtree, Ebay etc but having trouble finding one not bashed around by some Chav. Anyone know of any reputable classifieds for bikes, eg a forum?
My gsxr 400, thinking of painting in black with green monster decals and such. [IMG]http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r136/daniflem/BIKEZ.png[/IMG] [editline]18th September 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=B-hazard;32352933]I'm trying to find a decent Derbi GPR 50, Aprilia RS 50 or Reiju RS1/RS2 for under £600. Tried Gumtree, Ebay etc but having trouble finding one not bashed around by some Chav. Anyone know of any reputable classifieds for bikes, eg a forum?[/QUOTE] Tried MCN?
[QUOTE=Flem;32353242] Tried MCN?[/QUOTE] None in my area on MCN.
[QUOTE=B-hazard;32354209]None in my area on MCN.[/QUOTE] Ahh shame really your just gonna have to look hard and maybe travel a few extra miles to get a nice bike thats not been throttled to hell by a 16 year old. Also get a RS 50 the rest suck in comparison.
[QUOTE=Flem;32354280]Ahh shame really your just gonna have to look hard and maybe travel a few extra miles to get a nice bike thats not been throttled to hell by a 16 year old. Also get a RS 50 the rest suck in comparison.[/QUOTE] Most of the other bikes such as the RS2 and XR6 have the same engine as the RS 50, but the Derbi GPR6 does not. But apparently the GPR6 is superior. [editline]18th September 2011[/editline] Also I'm 5ft 11, so I think the size of the bike will be an important factor.
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