• Bikers of Facepunch
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Today the Gilera. Possibly tomorrow the Aprilia. It would've been so much easier if I knew people around here that had an automatic and/or a manual bike, but it's either car, bycicle or ladies scooter that goes 25KM/H
Yeah same here, had to travel a lot to see the bikes I liked, it's a pain in the ass but in the end it's worth it. :v:
Once I get my GS500 fixed I'm thinking about switching out the bars for something a bit sportier. Gonna go from this (stock bars): [img]http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/1787/srinathbarsbackbefore.jpg[/img] to something like this [img]http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9251/srinathbarsbackafter.jpg[/img] those are bars the dude made himself but the ones I'm looking at are almost identical except a bit lower and a bit more angled back.
Looks a lot better with the lower ones. Also, DNA vs. Aprillia, I know what I'd choose: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKiF5xH7nRE&feature=related[/media]
I just came back from my holidays and I met with the guys from the MotoGP Team Ducati in the Airport train. They're a bunch of cool guys but once they get technical, close your ears, they talk about every small detail it makes your head explode.
Nothing like late-night cruises when it's far too hot to ride in the day. There's also no cars about xD [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/0ZT2c.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/OI9Mr.jpg[/IMG]
So in the end, I went with the DNA. I'm really pleased with its performence and cool factor. Three things though which I hope FP has some knowledge off: 1. Electric start doesn't work. The starting motor does turn, but it doesn't actually start the motor. Why? 2. Left/Right blinkers don't work. I only get a faint light that doesn't blink. Brake lights, back lights, full and dim front lights do work though. Maybe ties in with problem one? 3. There's this smell of gasoline coming from it. Outside it's not noticeable, but when put inside it fills the house withing hours. No noticable leaks, drips or puddles though. Is this normal? PS: I can't find the choke or gas tap anywhere...
1. how many times do you have to kick to get it to work? could be a weak spark or not enough gas going in. 2. I don't know much about electric so I'm staying out of this 3. Probably unburnt gas in the exhaust or something, mine always stinks the garage up, but there hasn't been any oil leaking anywhere for months.
1. Just once. I thought I had to kick forever in the beginning, but it turned out I wasn't kicking it fully but 80% or something. A full kick or two, even in sub zero temps, starts it without a problem. 2. Fair enough. Still though. Could it be the battery or something? 3. Perhaps. It's gonna stay outside with a good cover over it though, so it shouldn't be an issue. Any further input from someone else would be appreciated. It would be handy to find out the issue without having to take it to a dealer and get the bill for it :v:
Is it carbureted? Check the oil and see if that's where the gas is coming from. On my GS500 gas was bypassing my carburetor because of a stuck float and it got into my right cylinder. You don't want to ride with gas in the oil.
I have no idea what any of the means v:v:v Well, I sort of do. But how and where I should check for that I don't know.
Open up where you would change the oil and smell it. Is it a strong gas smell?
You mean the oil tank under my seat?
[QUOTE=Watevaman;34449780]Open up where you would change the oil and smell it. Is it a strong gas smell?[/QUOTE] He has a 2 stroke, so all that oil is burned. Two-Strokes are smelly. I'd still love to have one.
Riding a 2-stroke for 3 years made me sort of like the smell. Some 250 2-stroke sportsbike would be dreamy. Honda NSR 250 / Suzuki RGV 250 or something. ... Or perhaps some 500cc one [editline]29th January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=anklyne;34440905][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/0ZT2c.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] These pictures seriously make me depressed. Can't ride for a couple of months. Damn snow.
I sometimes pour a little extra oil in for that smell. :v:
Also, 5 days to the biggest motorcycle exhibition in Finland. Can't wait! Shame i have no decent camera.
Yamaha Yzf R1, that's all.
Someone traded this in at the dealership I work at, so I bought it. [img]http://4xj.org/i/var/resizes/cars/2012-01-28_15-09-39_232.jpg?m=1327878601[/img] 2009 Ninja 650R with ~1800 miles on it. Anything I need to know? I've had my license for 10 years now but only because my dad had an 1981 kz550 so I would ride it when I was in high school. Already did the oil/filter change since I don't know if it's ever been done, and I bought myself a helmet. It's the middle of winter so I can't ride it for a few months anyway.
[QUOTE=blackdenton;34452387]Someone traded this in at the dealership I work at, so I bought it. [img]http://4xj.org/i/var/resizes/cars/2012-01-28_15-09-39_232.jpg?m=1327878601[/img] 2009 Ninja 650R with ~1800 miles on it. Anything I need to know? I've had my license for 10 years now but only because my dad had an 1981 kz550 so I would ride it when I was in high school. Already did the oil/filter change since I don't know if it's ever been done, and I bought myself a helmet. It's the middle of winter so I can't ride it for a few months anyway.[/QUOTE] Did you get it for a good price?
$3500, we are a car dealership so we just got a buy bid from a few bike stores and that's what one was willing to pay so I had to match that. I looked at a pretty similar one last summer for the same price on craigslist, but truthfully didn't do much research, mainly, if I could afford the insurance!
The great thing about bikes is that they basically don't lose value unless you do a bunch of modifications, add tons of miles, or drop it. I bought my ninja 250 for 2000 and sold it for 2000 six months later after I was ready to upgrade. It was my first bike and a great learning experience but I was ready to move up to my 600.
[QUOTE=***zer0***;34450901]These pictures seriously make me depressed. Can't ride for a couple of months. Damn snow.[/QUOTE] I'd hate to live somewhere that it snowed yearly for quite a decent amount of time :/ I hate being cold and not being able to ride? No dice. Also those pictures were taken at about 4AM. I was hanging out with mates, then on my way home I just sorta kept going and ended up near the coast. It was great.
[QUOTE=DarkWolf2;34449267]1. Just once. I thought I had to kick forever in the beginning, but it turned out I wasn't kicking it fully but 80% or something. A full kick or two, even in sub zero temps, starts it without a problem. 2. Fair enough. Still though. Could it be the battery or something? 3. Perhaps. It's gonna stay outside with a good cover over it though, so it shouldn't be an issue. Any further input from someone else would be appreciated. It would be handy to find out the issue without having to take it to a dealer and get the bill for it :v:[/QUOTE] 1. Wel I don't know much about starter motors but the engine itself should be fine, as far as I'm concerned starter motors are fueled with magic and fairyfarts. 2. I'd sooner think it's a resistance or a wire. 3. Okay, with Kreidlers they say "If it isn't leaking it doesn't have any oil", this is not always true but leaking usually isn't a problem at all.
Maybe I should whisper it compliments to fuel the starter motor or something. But first things first: Helmets. Tight budget, so would this suffice, providing it's a good fit: [url]http://www.helmonline.nl/integraalhelm-zwart-tweesupport.html[/url]
If it's ECE certified it's good enough for a motorcycle, so a moped would be fine. The most important thing is the fit, a €30,- helmet that fits perfect wil do waaaay better than a €3000,- that doesn't quite fit right.
For 3000 Euros it better give me independent life support for my possibly severed head.
Was shopping for a helmet, found a nice Half helmet to go with my moped. The BAM! On the newspaper. Half Helmets Ban Enforced.
i know it's a big thing for scooters (especially in Asia) but I'd never wear a half helmet and here's why: [img]http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2135/helmetcrashdiagram.gif[/img] those percents are the amount of impacts in that region after crashes. Almost 45% of people hit the area where a half helmet doesn't cover when they crash.
It's quite scary to ride a 60KM/H 130KG weighing two-wheeler when you're used to a small 60KG 35KM/H only riding in cycle lanes v:v:v
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