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Reminds me of my first time on my GSX600F. Hadn't really rode sportsbikes before, apart from my friends 125cc ones. That acceleration, jesus christ.
Half helms are famous here because of the hot weather. But looking at the image above, 3/4 helms don't cover that 15% too. Dang.
I wish there was a diagram like that for motocross helmets. Every summer you see retards on 1000cc "streetfighters" wearing nothing but a hoodie + a motocross helmet. Looks stupid too.
[QUOTE=***zer0***;34477515]I wish there was a diagram like that for motocross helmets. Every summer you see retards on 1000cc "streetfighters" wearing nothing but a hoodie + a motocross helmet. Looks stupid too.[/QUOTE] Maybe they can't afford full helmets with good ventilation.
Hmmm. I have a strong suspicion it's the battery that stops my blinkers and electric start from working. The battery under the scooter wasn't disconnected when it stood still for a few months. Is it still prudent to drive around trying to charge it? Or do I have to go and buy a new one?
[QUOTE=DarkWolf2;34478066]Hmmm. I have a strong suspicion it's the battery that stops my blinkers and electric start from working. The battery under the scooter wasn't disconnected when it stood still for a few months. Is it still prudent to drive around trying to charge it? Or do I have to go and buy a new one?[/QUOTE] Try charging it then, it might also be a dead battery.
My old bike: [IMG]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g115/31337_tom/IMG_1677_small2.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g115/31337_tom/IMG_1689re2_small.jpg[/IMG] I loved it, but I decided I didnt want to be killed. I miss it dearly.
If anyone here who's between 17-24 and lives in the UK wants to get their full bike licence I would highly recommend doing your tests before the end of the year. In 2013 you will have to be 24 to get your full licence. If your 17 you will have to ride a 125cc after passing a test for 2 years then take ANOTHER test to get your 44bhp restricted licence. Thats it then right? 2 years then I'll get my licence automatically? nope. You will need to pass a further test to gain your full unrestricted licence. So a 17 year old will have to pass 3 or 6 tests (depending on if module 1 is required for each test), wait until their 19 to even have a restricted big bike and only when they're 21 have a full unrestricted licence. In cost terms (assuming you do inital training all through a school and hire a bike): CBT, First mod 1, 2, theory and training - £400-700 depending on pass/fails and school Second and third mod 2 - £80 or 180-200 with school So lets assume our 17 year old is now 21 with his full licence, failed their theory and mod 2 once and did it through a school. Total cost of getting a full licence will be anywhere between £700-1000. This could go up as bike schools will need to make changes to their fleet as DAS now requires a 595cc bike and most use 500's so chances are they will be charging more.
[QUOTE=AKA Alex;34481874]Silly UK laws coming in[/QUOTE] Promised myself I would finally start riding this year and get around to sorting out Direct access so I could chug around on a 125 for the summer then get the full cat A after a few months. Always said to myself no rush in this, but when I heard about this a few months back realised I would have to sort it out this year or else be restricted till I'm 24... brilliant.
[QUOTE=adam1172;34477571]Maybe they can't afford full helmets with good ventilation.[/QUOTE] Full face, visor up + goggles. Never have to worry about ventilation.
I just found the best looking hybrid helmet ever: [url]http://www.mc-sport.fi/shop/product_details.php?p=2481[/url] Someday, when I'm rich, I'm going to buy a reaaal sweet supermoto and that helmet. In other news, two days until the biggest motorcycle-expo in the Finland/nordic countries. I loaned my uncles Canon EOS500D, gonna dump a shitload of pictures after it!
I have a modular flip up helmet. Pretty nice.
[QUOTE=Ailerssi;34497876]I just found the best looking hybrid helmet ever: [url]http://www.mc-sport.fi/shop/product_details.php?p=2481[/url] Someday, when I'm rich, I'm going to buy a reaaal sweet supermoto and that helmet.[/quote] I was kind of annoyed that a whole pile new sub-$250 DS/hybrid helmets came out just after I bought mine :/ [quote]In other news, two days until the biggest motorcycle-expo in the Finland/nordic countries. I loaned my uncles Canon EOS500D, gonna dump a shitload of pictures after it![/QUOTE] :D
Man, I'm getting pissed that the dark smoke replacement shield for my helmet has been on backorder since I ordered it in October. Thinking about just buying a dark smoke inner shield and getting a light smoke outer shield.
I just got this helmet, have yet to ride with it, seems nicer than the cheap one I keep at my parents house. [img]http://www.helmetcity.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/is16matte-large_370x371.jpg[/img] Love having the inner shield, I wear glasses so I don't have to bring my sunglasses with me too.
[QUOTE=Ailerssi;34497876] In other news, two days until the biggest motorcycle-expo in the Finland/nordic countries. I loaned my uncles Canon EOS500D, gonna dump a shitload of pictures after it![/QUOTE] I'm also going and borrowing my brothers camera. Not sure if going today or tomorrow. Gonna be sweet!
Just an ass shot of my motard: [img]http://i.imgur.com/aBXcM.jpg[/img]
Gotta bring away my DNA tomorrow to get a new battery + starting issues fixed. Later this month it'll be getting a maintaince/checkup, a new dashboard and some better tires. Too bad it's going to be shit weather the coming weeks/months. Can't wait to give it a good whirl at warmer climates.
[QUOTE=r4nk_;34509902]Just an ass shot of my motard: [img]http://i.imgur.com/aBXcM.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] IIRC you're from Perth, aren't you? When my mate gets his DRz back in one piece and out of my garage (and my bike's running again) we should go for a burn.
[QUOTE=anklyne;34524683]IIRC you're from Perth, aren't you? When my mate gets his DRz back in one piece and out of my garage (and my bike's running again) we should go for a burn.[/QUOTE] Yeah man! Totally up for that.
Some pics from the motorcycle-expo: [url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6755edit.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6755edit.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6730edit.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6730edit.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6586.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6586.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6589.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6589.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6603.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6603.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6592.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6592.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6593.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6593.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6540.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6540.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6554.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6554.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6564.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6564.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/0IMG_6657.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/0IMG_6657.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6548.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6548.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6546.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6546.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6547.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6547.jpg[/img][/url][url=http://www.1337upload.net/files/IMG_6533.jpg][img]http://www.1337upload.net/thumbnails/IMG_6533.jpg[/img][/url] I also drove an electric supermoto. It was crazy, with all the enormous torque kicking in instantly when I gave it some gas. Too bad the floor was too slippery, it could have done some pretty nice wheelies :p It just drifted around the corners and even gave some wheelspin when going straight!
Mostly a lurker as I'm not quite old enough to ride yet but i'm heading up to the London Excel bike show with my dad on sunday, expect pictures, that's if there are some nice bikes there.
I just got pictures of my bike being loaded onto the truck and prepared to ship to me. in 10-15 days I shall be enjoying my new transport.
Damn england and it's unpredictable weather, just got about 5-6 inches of snow in my area last night, takes riding and driving out of the equation, the only other option is public transport but it would take us several hours and it would be severly disrupted, sorry guys, no bike show pictures from me.
[QUOTE=SoupCan;34556239]Damn england and it's unpredictable weather, just got about 5-6 inches of snow in my area last night, takes riding and driving out of the equation, the only other option is public transport but it would take us several hours and it would be severly disrupted, sorry guys, no bike show pictures from me.[/QUOTE] I hear ya. Snowfall for hours + -10 degrees freezing that night = slippery ice track for weeks, [B]EVERYWHERE[/B]. Well, they do salt the roads, but not the suburbs and parking lots. Plus mushy snow is still slippery if it keeps freezing.
I hear ya. It was -31°C this morning, every road is covered with snow, SNOW, SNOW EVERYWHERE.
Snow is nice to look at sometimes, but i'm glad we only get it usually a week or two a year.
[QUOTE=biodude94566;34370288]My therapist also says her son is looking to get rid of his bike (all I could get was 80's Suzuki cruiser), and may be as cheap as $500. It's sat for 12 years, though, so it'll need at [i]least[/i] a fluid change to run. Either bike I'd probably end up taking apart and putting back together.[/QUOTE] Just got an email back from this guy. [quote]My mom mentioned you were interested in my motorcycle. I bought it while I was living in Nebraska in 1998, and then brought it to [where I live]. Rode it maybe twice in 1999, but then got a job in [neighboring city] followed by a move to the East Coast and have kept it in storage in a shed at my mom's house since then. It was running when I left it there. Dunno if you know the stats - it's a 1983 Suzuki GS1100E, aftermarket exhaust system, I think around 37k miles? It will need a good carb cleaning, new battery, not sure what else...the turn signals might need some work as well. The front fork seals may need replacement after sitting for so long, too. Nothing is mechanically wrong with it. I was hoping to move back to the Bay Area and get a place with a garage that lets me tinker with it, but that's doubtful since I'm planning on being here in Philadelphia for at least another year. I'll sell it for $400 if you're interested. I still have the title, too. Thanks![/quote] So it's an '83 Suzuki GS1100E. I'm trying to find info on it, because I don't want to be starting on an 1100cc engine as my first bike. Amazing luck that it was running before it sat, and that it'll hopefully only need replacements for old, worn fluids, seals, and crap. $400 sounds like a steal, too. But yeah, does anyone know more about the GS1100E? Wikipedia says it should technically be part of the GSX line?
[QUOTE=biodude94566;34568683]Just got an email back from this guy. So it's an '83 Suzuki GS1100E. I'm trying to find info on it, because I don't want to be starting on an 1100cc engine as my first bike. Amazing luck that it was running before it sat, and that it'll hopefully only need replacements for old, worn fluids, seals, and crap. $400 sounds like a steal, too. But yeah, does anyone know more about the GS1100E? Wikipedia says it should technically be part of the GSX line?[/QUOTE] I'd be worried starting out on such a big bike too, but that sounds like a damn good deal. Sweet looking bike too. Get some good training courses under your belt, ride sensibly and carefully and you should be just fine.
I think you should only get the Suzuki as a weekend bike though. But its your call to make the choices.
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