• Bikers of Facepunch
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If anyone knows more about these things than I do, and notice something amiss in the video below, I'd really like to know. [url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8632815/20120304_101807.mp4[/url] [editline]4th March 2012[/editline] Mediafire link: [url]http://www.mediafire.com/?9ie10idwc90vv2d[/url]
Did me some ridin' today. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/QClj3.jpg[/IMG] And then a mate joined me [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/1FEEI.jpg[/IMG]
Looks like your mate flipped his car. Seriously, that looks like an awesome place. Is that an abandoned military testing center like in the movies?
The snow is finally starting to melt. Thinking about selling my GSX600F and getting something a tad newer with all my savings. It needs some overall maintenance which i really don't want to do, got the bike for so cheap, would feel silly spending too much money on it. Oh, and since it's also got too many KW, don't want no troubles with the police again.
[QUOTE=Watevaman;35005489]Looks like your mate flipped his car. Seriously, that looks like an awesome place. Is that an abandoned military testing center like in the movies?[/QUOTE] I won't ruin it for and just say, yes. Yes it is.
[QUOTE=anklyne;35005260]Did me some ridin' today. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/QClj3.jpg[/IMG] And then a mate joined me [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/1FEEI.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Sweet man, where are these places? (Particularly the second one?) Here's one from my weekend: [img]http://i.imgur.com/Y5IXe.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=r4nk_;35020321]Sweet man, where are these places? (Particularly the second one?) Here's one from my weekend: [img]http://i.imgur.com/Y5IXe.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] [url]http://g.co/maps/w28se[/url] Point A is picture one, Point B is the entrance to get to picture two. Where was your photo taken?
[QUOTE=anklyne;35020361][url]http://g.co/maps/w28se[/url] Point A is picture one, Point B is the entrance to get to picture two. Where was your photo taken?[/QUOTE] That place looks pretty cool. Mine was taken on a mundaring weir road run, decided to take one of the powerlines tracks (although I don't think it's part of THE powerlines track) before it got dark. Pretty sure this is the place here: [url]http://maps.google.com.au/maps/place?ftid=0x0:0x0&q=-31.973382,116.101568&gl=au&hl=en&cad=src:ppiwlink&ei=zClWT8XgHIjKkgX_wIXeAw&dtab=2[/url]
Figured I'd post my bike and what I want to do with it. [t]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9497245/Photo%20Feb%2008%2C%206%2035%2051%20PM.jpg[/t] Here is it now. Its just a plain white CBR 600 f2. I have three ideas that I want to do. One is add the style design you see on the newer cbr's just in black on the white background. My second idea is to paint the whole bike black and paint the rims a metallic gold. And the third option would be to paint the bike black, gold stripes, gold rims. [IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9497245/Photo%20Dec%2005%2C%205%2016%2005%20PM.jpg[/IMG] Luckily this picture is basically exactly what I'd like.
That bike in the second picture looks sweet. I'd go for that option. Anyways, an update on the DNA. Apparently, my radiator was clogged, causing the cilinder to build up an excessive amount of heat. To give you an idea, the cooling water reached 70 degree celcius (160 fahrenheit) after running stationary for 4 minutes. Due to the heat, the piston in the cilinder expanded causing it to graze and ruin the cilinder. The guys at the shop did feel sorry for me, so they gave me a 60 euro discount on the repairs (making it 50 euros including labor fees) So, new cilinder has been ordered, radiator gets declogged and small fuel pump hiccup fixed. To be honest, the cilinder needed to get renewed pretty soon anyway. It didn't start fluently and it prevented the electric start from working due to reduced compression. Hopefully everything will be dandy after this. [editline]6th March 2012[/editline] I see you rating my posts Dutchlike. Feeling smug that I didn't take that RS50? :v: Thanks for the support :)
Hey guys. I'm thinking about buying a bike for my dad's birthday (For him, obviously. Ultimate troll if not), and a fine specimen of a bike popped up on CL. It's a 2006 Ducati S2R 1000 with nine miles on it (I wtf'd when I saw '9' on the odo), but for 6.5 grand. Any input?
[QUOTE=DarkWolf2;35022545]That bike in the second picture looks sweet. I'd go for that option. Anyways, an update on the DNA. Apparently, my radiator was clogged, causing the cilinder to build up an excessive amount of heat. To give you an idea, the cooling water reached 70 degree celcius (160 fahrenheit) after running stationary for 4 minutes. Due to the heat, the piston in the cilinder expanded causing it to graze and ruin the cilinder. The guys at the shop did feel sorry for me, so they gave me a 60 euro discount on the repairs (making it 50 euros including labor fees) So, new cilinder has been ordered, radiator gets declogged and small fuel pump hiccup fixed. To be honest, the cilinder needed to get renewed pretty soon anyway. It didn't start fluently and it prevented the electric start from working due to reduced compression. Hopefully everything will be dandy after this. [editline]6th March 2012[/editline] I see you rating my posts Dutchlike. Feeling smug that I didn't take that RS50? :v: Thanks for the support :)[/QUOTE] Only 50 euros? After a 60 euro discount? That's one big discount you got.
[QUOTE=ramirez!;35025073]Hey guys. I'm thinking about buying a bike for my dad's birthday (For him, obviously. Ultimate troll if not), and a fine specimen of a bike popped up on CL. It's a 2006 Ducati S2R 1000 with nine miles on it (I wtf'd when I saw '9' on the odo), but for 6.5 grand. Any input?[/QUOTE] If it's his first bike, then that is quite a large displacement, and you should probably get him some proper training and some [U]proper[/U] safety gear with that. It's a pretty good deal, and unless there is nothing really wrong with the bike, and you are willing to shell out 6.5 grand, then go for it.
[QUOTE=DarkWolf2;35022545]That bike in the second picture looks sweet. I'd go for that option. Anyways, an update on the DNA. Apparently, my radiator was clogged, causing the cilinder to build up an excessive amount of heat. To give you an idea, the cooling water reached 70 degree celcius (160 fahrenheit) after running stationary for 4 minutes. Due to the heat, the piston in the cilinder expanded causing it to graze and ruin the cilinder. The guys at the shop did feel sorry for me, so they gave me a 60 euro discount on the repairs (making it 50 euros including labor fees) So, new cilinder has been ordered, radiator gets declogged and small fuel pump hiccup fixed. To be honest, the cilinder needed to get renewed pretty soon anyway. It didn't start fluently and it prevented the electric start from working due to reduced compression. Hopefully everything will be dandy after this. [editline]6th March 2012[/editline] I see you rating my posts Dutchlike. Feeling smug that I didn't take that RS50? :v: Thanks for the support :)[/QUOTE] Haha! no, I feel your pain man, my first moped was broken all the time the first few months and I hated it, in the end it's worth it though!
[QUOTE=r4nk_;35020472]That place looks pretty cool. Mine was taken on a mundaring weir road run, decided to take one of the powerlines tracks (although I don't think it's part of THE powerlines track) before it got dark. Pretty sure this is the place here: [url]http://maps.google.com.au/maps/place?ftid=0x0:0x0&q=-31.973382,116.101568&gl=au&hl=en&cad=src:ppiwlink&ei=zClWT8XgHIjKkgX_wIXeAw&dtab=2[/url][/QUOTE] Yeah, the Mundaring 4WD powerline track starts (or where most people start) from McCallum Rd and heads N-E, then E-N-E: [url]http://g.co/maps/637rg[/url] How do the 'tard tyres go on the dirt?
Well, my moped's fuel gauge does not work, the light switches has no tactility (I have to slowly adjust it to the off position cause I might end up getting the hi or lo lights instead), electric start does not work. I guess these are just first world problems and the biggest problem so far is the clutch does not really hold so if I am in the first or second gear a little twist makes me end up in neutral. Also, the road tax for my moped is RM2 per year. That's like, US 65 cents.
[QUOTE=anklyne;35033486]Yeah, the Mundaring 4WD powerline track starts (or where most people start) from McCallum Rd and heads N-E, then E-N-E: [url]http://g.co/maps/637rg[/url][/QUOTE] Yeah been there a few times in my 4runner, actually messed up my 4wds exhaust there a few weeks ago. [QUOTE=anklyne;35033486] How do the 'tard tyres go on the dirt? [/QUOTE] Haha pretty bad, although better than the GPX use to go: [img]http://i.imgur.com/yk9Ex.jpg?5961[/img] I've never ridden a dirtbike before, do you feel really planted and confident with knobbly tyres or is it all still a bit suss? Here's another picture with my gippa and my friends Hyo at the top of [url=http://g.co/maps/4s66a]zigzag road[/url], if you haven't been there yet you should go its got a great view: [img]http://i.imgur.com/QjebB.jpg[/img]
All these great pictures in this thread, and all I can offer is some depressing rainy weather as a backdrop for a bike that isn't actually here... :v:
my next bike: [img]http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3292/ducatistreetfighter8483.jpg[/img] god i want one so bad. everyone i know thinks it's ugly but fuck the haters
[QUOTE=Watevaman;35035741]my next bike: [img]http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3292/ducatistreetfighter8483.jpg[/img] god i want one so bad. everyone i know thinks it's ugly but fuck the haters[/QUOTE] It looks good in a power rangers sort of way. Personally i think it has to much clutter.
[QUOTE=Watevaman;35035741]my next bike: [img]http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3292/ducatistreetfighter8483.jpg[/img] god i want one so bad. everyone i know thinks it's ugly but fuck the haters[/QUOTE] Its not ugly but I think the look can be improved. Maybe by getting less or more body panels I dunno.
[QUOTE=DarkWolf2;35035720]All these great pictures in this thread, and all I can offer is some depressing rainy weather as a backdrop for a bike that isn't actually here... :v:[/QUOTE] As promised: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8632815/piccyfix_1331136166_20120307_165309%5B1%5D.jpg[/img] (Ignore the bicycle, it's not actually mine.)
[QUOTE=Watevaman;35035741]my next bike: [img]http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3292/ducatistreetfighter8483.jpg[/img] god i want one so bad. everyone i know thinks it's ugly but fuck the haters[/QUOTE] Who the hell said it's ugly!? One of the best looking IF NOT the best looking nude bike ever. [editline]7th March 2012[/editline] Well, the mirrors are somewhat bulky
I'd put on some different mirrors anyway. Probably some bar ends.
Amazing looking bikes. Although one thing that has ALWAYS bothered me about it is those rabbit ear looking mirrors. They just don't fit the look of the bike, IMO.
[QUOTE=DarkWolf2;35036070]As promised: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8632815/piccyfix_1331136166_20120307_165309%5B1%5D.jpg[/img] (Ignore the bicycle, it's not actually mine.)[/QUOTE] Who left their bike in the rain? They are certainly not caring people.
[QUOTE=r4nk_;35035485]Haha pretty bad, although better than the GPX use to go: [img]http://i.imgur.com/yk9Ex.jpg?5961[/img] I've never ridden a dirtbike before, do you feel really planted and confident with knobbly tyres or is it all still a bit suss?[/quote] You've definitely got a lot more traction with knobbly tires but, that said, I've avoided dirt completely on my street bike so I can't really compare it to street tyres and the rear tire on the TT is nice and square, so I end up sliding all over the place anyway. It's still easy to slide around corners with proper, brand new knobbies but I think the riding position of a dirt bike compared to a street bike makes a huge difference to whether you end up finishing the slide on your arse :v: The fact that you can easily stand up and just let the bike move and slide around underneath you is really helpful. Your mass isn't being thrown about by the bike, you can throw your mass about when you need to and your arms and legs are preventing a lot of shock getting to your head so you're not as disorientated with every big bump or rough terrain. [quote]Here's another picture with my gippa and my friends Hyo at the top of [url=http://g.co/maps/4s66a]zigzag road[/url], if you haven't been there yet you should go its got a great view: [img]http://i.imgur.com/QjebB.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Definitely saving that one and heading out there very soon.
My custom bike [IMG]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mKi9xtyGV-8/TJjfFdLN0lI/AAAAAAAACnE/7HLYPrRddKU/s1600/20100828093414.jpg[/IMG] I call it the Bananahandle 3000
Been having problems recently, my vespa won start anymore. And this happened 30 mins after I got the electric start working. When I try the electric start the engine revs create a metal clank sound and shuts down. When I use the kick start is revs and nothing happen. We think its a problem in the carburetor cause no gas to flow into the engine. Its an LML vespa by the way.
[QUOTE=kart22racer;35044763]Who left their bike in the rain? They are certainly not caring people.[/QUOTE] Those bikes are pretty rust proof, and it's probably because there are too many bikes in the shed, there are more bikes than people in the Netherlands.
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