• Bikers of Facepunch
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[QUOTE=DaCommie1;28410980]I've got my intermediate level bike license, and I've been meaning to get a bike, but I have no job, and not enough cash saved up for insurance after purchasing a bike, so I haven't gotten around to buying one. I'm not likely to get a bike from after 2000 as my first one, though, due to costs of the bike, and due to insurance costs I'm also not likely to get anything above 400CC.[/QUOTE] Get a Ninja 250, Mine is an 07 and I got it with under 3000 miles for 1,200. Insurance is like 18 a month too.
[QUOTE=ThatHippyMan;28350052]Here's what I'm doing to the Savage this weekend... -New rubber! -Chopping off the rear fender -Remounting the license plate, brake light, and turn signals -Tinker around with a new, artsy exhaust system. -New paint If any of you guys are interested, I could post up some pictures of my progress as I go.[/QUOTE] Yes please
I'll be posting pictures of my little Honda Rebel in a while, or tomorrow. She might be small, but it's still my first, beloved piece of metal. :3:
I haven't ever driven a bike, but I really want to get into it. I'm more of a sport guy than a chopper, so I was looking at the Honda CBR 250R. Yes, no?
I've never ridden, and I've always considered me a man loyal to four wheels, but recently I've really wanted to try. An experience today solidified this: [img]http://i53.tinypic.com/25hlieu.jpg[/img] Gridlock on a highway, lasted for at least an hour or driving at 5km/h. Watched many bikes just zip in between. Also would be much cheaper for a broke uni student like myself! :buddy:
[QUOTE=TheGuru;28453937]Gridlock on a highway, lasted for at least an hour or driving at 5km/h. Watched many bikes just zip in between. Also would be much cheaper for a broke uni student like myself! :buddy:[/QUOTE] Trust me, leaving traffing jams behind you with a trollface under your helmet is possibly the best feeling you can ever get while driving in a city. For the money part, well... Bikes usually drink less gas, pay less insurance, and cost less than a car. But having both a car and a bike can be a bit of a challenge for your money, it's a choice you have to make: keep your car, spend a bit more of it and be more protected (crashes, weather etc.) and more comfy, or sell the car, get a bike gaining freedom but losing your comfort? Motorcycling is a bitch in winter... :sigh:
[QUOTE=jimhowl33t;28456250] Motorcycling is a bitch in winter... :sigh:[/QUOTE] Not really... I mean if you wear the proper clothing its just like riding during summer. I have a Joe Rocket jacket with removable insulator that I wear and I wear a longsleeve shirt and sweater, or light jacket underneath and I'll actually have to open the vents to cool off while riding. I ride all the time in the winter and have ridden even when the temperature drops down below 15F
[QUOTE=jimhowl33t;28456250]Trust me, leaving traffing jams behind you with a trollface under your helmet is possibly the best feeling you can ever get while driving in a city. For the money part, well... Bikes usually drink less gas, pay less insurance, and cost less than a car. But having both a car and a bike can be a bit of a challenge for your money, it's a choice you have to make: keep your car, spend a bit more of it and be more protected (crashes, weather etc.) and more comfy, or sell the car, get a bike gaining freedom but losing your comfort? Motorcycling is a bitch in winter... :sigh:[/QUOTE] See, I'd definitely need to have both because I frequently have to carry stuff or people in my car. A bike would just be great for going to uni and back.
[QUOTE=G12-A5;28461754]Not really... I mean if you wear the proper clothing its just like riding during summer. I have a Joe Rocket jacket with removable insulator that I wear and I wear a longsleeve shirt and sweater, or light jacket underneath and I'll actually have to open the vents to cool off while riding. I ride all the time in the winter and have ridden even when the temperature drops down below 15F[/QUOTE] How easy is it with an inch of slush and snow on the roads and ice everywhere?
[QUOTE=mpntball2012;28464331]How easy is it with an inch of slush and snow on the roads and ice everywhere?[/QUOTE] Obviously you wouldn't drive in snow or on ice. On days where the ground conditions permit is what I was referring to.
[QUOTE=Ratboy14;28257995]I own an '83 KZ 550 but the previous owner chopped it a bit. Got it for $285 :smile:. Can't wait for riding season again. [media]http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii185/Ratboy18/1024001528.jpg[/media] Yay for my driveway being covered in shit.[/QUOTE] Sweet my dad has an 81 kz 550 that he bought new. Still less than <8,000 miles. I live 300 miles away though so rarely drive it anymore. Sometimes we take a bike in on trade at work so I get to drive them to a wholesaler or something.
[QUOTE=TheGuru;28463965]See, I'd definitely need to have both because I frequently have to carry stuff or people in my car. A bike would just be great for going to uni and back.[/QUOTE] Try getting a light one then, say a 125 or 250... Mine's a 125 (age limits, shit) but it can rival most cars in traffic.
I was working on this before I started on a 66 volvo: [img]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/37689_104123039641879_100001325506692_31605_526646_n.jpg[/img]
Today I purchased a 2004 Ninja 250r. Its yellow. Will have pictures up shortly.
[QUOTE=Dr McNinja;28610203]Today I purchased a 2004 Ninja 250r. Its yellow. Will have pictures up shortly.[/QUOTE] Good choice.
It is in really good shape. One owner. Never dropped. It's got a scratch on the side from a rock chip but other than that its pretty perfect. [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9497245/Photo%20Mar%2015%2C%203%2059%2021%20PM.jpg[/img_thumb]
That's a sweet looking Ninja!
[QUOTE=Dr McNinja;28621596]It is in really good shape. One owner. Never dropped. It's got a scratch on the side from a rock chip but other than that its pretty perfect. [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9497245/Photo%20Mar%2015%2C%203%2059%2021%20PM.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] Damn that's nice. How much did you get it for?
I got it for 1800. Its got really low mileage for a 2004. And yellow is my favorite vehicle color. My rx8 was totaled a couple weeks ago because some old lady in a rav4 decided she wanted to approach an intersection without bothering to stop. At least her insurance is paying me about $5000 more than I bought the car for.
fuck you all, wish i had a road bike. im stuck with this piece of shit and limited to fields until i pull my figures out of my ass and make it road legal [IMG]http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv328/mat-dragon/motorbike/12032011631.jpg[/IMG] Yes, it's a large pit bike, and yes, you can make them road legal if i register it as an enduro bike.
I had an enduro bike that was road legal :D
I'm getting a Dnepr 650 or a BMW 650 next year, can't wait!!!
[QUOTE=bradley;28632652]I had an enduro bike that was road legal :D[/QUOTE] Nice :D what bike was it ? Mines a 200cc 4stroke :D
;17 Kawasaki F7, 175cc two stroke. [img_thumb]http://atomic.uirpg.com/kawasaki/1015101847.jpg[/img_thumb] Sold it for $125. I needed the money and it needed repairs. If you guys are wondering, tank is from a '71 Honda CB175
Iv been doing some work to my cbr600f street-fighter has a ducati 748 back end had a ninja can on it but i chopped it, new headlights, bars, grips, gave it a service and oil/filter change, changed exhaust gaskets, only has 30k miles on the clock and its the same age as me 21, just needs some clocks now. [img]http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7185/cbr6001.png[/img] [img]http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/1050/cbr6002.png[/img]
Holy hell, that's gorgeous.
[QUOTE=ThatHippyMan;28666238]Holy hell, that's gorgeous.[/QUOTE] thanks mate, shes a beaut ant she.
[QUOTE=firstblood;28666120]Iv been doing some work to my cbr600f street-fighter has a ducati 748 back end had a ninja can on it but i chopped it, new headlights, bars, grips, gave it a service and oil/filter change, changed exhaust gaskets, only has 30k miles on the clock and its the same age as me 21, just needs some clocks now. [img_thumb]http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7185/cbr6001.png[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/1050/cbr6002.png[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] I like that alot, but i'm getting some wierd vibes from the front fender, just something.....
[QUOTE=4NGRY MUFF1N;28667047]I like that alot, but i'm getting some wierd vibes from the front fender, just something.....[/QUOTE] Well it did look like this one but look at it its ugly it needed a chop imo. [img]http://www.motorcycleobsession.com/honda-motorcycles/1989-honda-cbr600F.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=firstblood;28667149][img_thumb]http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7185/cbr6001.png[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] That is one hell of a nice bike. I love the look of streetfighters, if I ever get a bike I'd love to do the same thing.
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