1. Post #1321
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    And we have video!
    http://youtu.be/MheNEbVcfQo?hd=1
    Edit:

    Ughhh
    How do embeded?
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  2. Post #1322
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  3. Post #1323
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    -fuck, ninja, by 12 hours too. :/-
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  4. Post #1324
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    I love 'meeting' people by riding around. Like the other day it was so nice out and I was just riding around aimlessly. And I ended up behind this guy and he waved me to come up next to him and we had a chat and just ended up riding around. It was a lot of fun and I don't even know the guys name. But that's one of my favorite thing about motorcyclist is that generally all of us are extremely friendly to our own.

    Once my bike wouldn't start and I pulled over on the side of the road and several bikers pulled over to ask if I needed anything and one even got his truck with a trailer and helped me get back to my girlfriend's house. It was really awesome.
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  5. Post #1325
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    May 2009
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    Yeah that's true, and you pretty much wave or nod at everyone on a bike who approaches in the opposite direction.
    Don't bother doing it for the bikies though, they just give you the look that they want to beat the shit of you and steal your bike once they're done.
    I would wave to the scooters but i'm too busy laughing my head off.
    I once saw a guy with full racing leathers on riding a scooter, fuck it looked funny.
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  6. Post #1326
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    I wave to everyone on a two wheel motorized vehicle. Although this one time there was a guy on a bicycle that waved at me and I wasn't sure he understood why motorcyclist wave at eachother.
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  7. Post #1327
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    That was probably a "hey I want to have a motorcycle one day too!" wave in which case I would've responded with a nod.
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  8. Post #1328
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    The other week my mum saw a guy in full riding gear, wearing a small pink Dora the Explorer backpack...on a bicycle.

    I love how friendly most bikers are. Especially when I'm on my enduro, it's not uncommon at all for people to give me a nod, say "Nice bike" or start talking to me about their bikes/riding adventures when I'm filling up with fuel or something.

    bikes4lyf
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  9. Post #1329
    The best part about owning a vespa is, if you see one parked by a restaurant, park next to it, look for the owner and sit down with him. Chances are you are going to get free lunch.
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  10. Post #1330
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    or gay sex
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  11. Post #1331
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    I was gonna comment on how they would buy you free lunch to get in your pants but Ollih beat me to it.
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  12. Post #1332
    Homosexuality is illegal here but seriously though, the riders here do not like it if you ignore them at a restaurant or something especially the veteran riders.
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  13. Post #1333
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    My mother wanted a pic of my bike on her facebook before i leave for a ride, ill leave it here anyway.

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  14. Post #1334
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    and

    noticed this while lubing the chain.
    i think i may need to slow down more in the turns.
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  15. Post #1335
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    my friend used to ride his scooter quite fast in corners, it looked kinda cool at night when sparks were coming off his stand
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  16. Post #1336
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    FUCK THIS BIKE


    Finally had the urge today to put my GS500 back together. Almost done, head on, timed the cams and everything to spec. Get everything back together and go to put the oil filter cap back on after replacing the filter and bam! the thread stripped on one of the nuts.

    Not a hard fix, but fuck if I just want to ride my bike instead of fixing it.
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  17. Post #1337
    Fight until death, shoot until empty.

    November 2009
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    Hey guys, I currently dont own a bike but am interested in learning to ride, and own one.

    What are good starter bikes. I dont need one that goes 100mph. But I dont want a dirtbike.
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  18. Post #1338
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    November 2010
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    How tall r u. What u weight.

    I liked my shadow 600. It is a great starter bike. Tops out at about 95mph. The throttle isn't jerky. And get 54-60 mpg driving spirited.
    U have to find a bike that fits u or was free like mine.
    I'm 6'2" 250lbs.
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  19. Post #1339
    Fight until death, shoot until empty.

    November 2009
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    How tall r u. What u weight.

    I liked my shadow 600. It is a great starter bike. Tops out at about 95mph. The throttle isn't jerky. And get 54-60 mpg driving spirited.
    U have to find a bike that fits u or was free like mine.
    I'm 6'2" 250lbs.
    6', 170lbs

    Edited:

    And I really have no knowledge of bikes
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  20. Post #1340
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    Hey guys, I currently dont own a bike but am interested in learning to ride, and own one.

    What are good starter bikes. I dont need one that goes 100mph. But I dont want a dirtbike.
    Ninja 250? Suzuki SV 650?
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  21. Post #1341
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    November 2010
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    Ninja 250? Suzuki SV 650?
    i would like a sv 650

    i found my knees weree above the dish in the tank for your knees, i fit better on the 650 ninja but i do like the versies (sp?)

    well first bike always buy used. go sit on a few get the feel.
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  22. Post #1342
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    I'll throw in my two cents and say both a GS500 and Ninja 500 (EX500, I believe) are also great beginner bikes. A good deal more power than 250s (the Ninja 650 and 500 are very close power wise) but very lenient on throttle twists.
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  23. Post #1343

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    [pictures]
    Thought that was a piston, reminded me of my NSR :p



    The funny thing is, it didn't even weld itself into the cylinder. I felt that my beloved started losing power and went to get some gasoline and when I tried to start it, nothing.

    Oh well, it's fixed now!
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  24. Post #1344
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    Thought that was a piston, reminded me of my NSR :p



    The funny thing is, it didn't even weld itself into the cylinder. I felt that my beloved started losing power and went to get some gasoline and when I tried to start it, nothing.

    Oh well, it's fixed now!
    Ouch.
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  25. Post #1345
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    I got the front wheel up on my friend's 599 yesterday. Was gunning it over the top of a hill going down and next thing I know it climbs and climbs. Was scary as shit, but I felt like a badass because there was a line of cars next to me.

    But I don't want to do it again any time soon. At least until it's on my own bike and I know I'm intending on doing it, because yesterday's was unintentional.
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  26. Post #1346
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    Sounds like the countershaft is leaking, gonna have to change the seal, oring and bushing then it should be fine.
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  27. Post #1347
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    Does anyone else ever get a really nice feeling when someone else parks their motorcycle in the same parking slot as you do?

    /bump
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  28. Post #1348
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    November 2010
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    Does anyone else ever get a really nice feeling when someone else parks their motorcycle in the same parking slot as you do?

    /bump
    i usually park diagonally in a spot.
    so it can be seen better.

    hit a bird yesterday with my left fork, first time i hit a bird. killed it.
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  29. Post #1349

    July 2009
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    hit a bird yesterday with my left fork, first time i hit a bird. killed it.
    I hit a seagull once with my scooter. It was kinda absurd, never would have thought you could actually hit a flying bird with something so small and something so slow :p
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  30. Post #1350
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    November 2010
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    I hit a seagull once with my scooter. It was kinda absurd, never would have thought you could actually hit a flying bird with something so small and something so slow :p
    that would of been great to see. mine was a sparrow i was going about 40-45mph. one made it, the one following didnt.
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  31. Post #1351
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    May 2009
    246 Posts
    Came close to be taken out by an owl last thursday. Just flew out infront of me at last second from a bush. This was at night so would of been my lights that startled it. This thing was huge and only just missed hitting me in the head by just under a meter.

    Was going around 70km/h around a bend so got pretty lucky.
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  32. Post #1352
    Can i have a tital Dav0r?
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    August 2005
    1,887 Posts
    I almost hit a hawk two days ago when i was doing some high speed runs on back roads. I just hit about 70mph and he started to fly in front of me, so i started braking and missed him by like 3 feet.

    Edited:

    Except it was in my car, and i forgot i was in the bike thread. It's not really the same concept.
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  33. Post #1353
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    November 2010
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    I decided to get the cm400 out and ride it in the yard. Started it, with full choke. Let it idle for 3-5 minutes. Hop on it every time I touch the throttle it bogs and quits. Sane thing if I take full choke off. After fumbling around for ten minutes. I give up. Go inside eat dinner.


    So I decide to pull the bowls off. So I undo the screw so I can drain the bowls. Only a few drops come out. Interesting I think. Flip it to reserve. It flows out. Back to on it stops. Close the screw. Flip to reserve and it fires right up and runs gear. After. 97 miles, taking th carbs off three or 4 times, having a stuck float valve that drained about 1/2 gallon of gas out. I have finally ran a tank through it, in 3 months.
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  34. Post #1354
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    December 2005
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    I've had my bike license for a year as of yesterday, so now I can go for my open class license (>250cc).

    I'd really like to get a TT600S. Kick start, as opposed to electric like the TT600E, but it's more offroad orientated than the E model. USD forks, Ohlins rear shock, look sweet (imo).
    Unfortunately they're hard to come by and I'd want to get a larger fuel tank for it, which will probably cost me close to $500 to get.


    I'm probably going to get an XT600e; They're much easier to come by, usually not as thrashed, cheaper, plus I should be able to find one that already has a big 21L tank on it (much like in the 2nd picture of the ex-Aus Army XT below)



    I should probably sell one of my current bikes first though...
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  35. Post #1355
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    You can also think about a DRZ-400, its an amazing and very reliable bike for dual sport, its also cheap. It can get you pretty much anywhere you want. Its also about 40-50 lbs lighter, more capable dirt bike and more ergonomic.
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  36. Post #1356
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    December 2005
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    You can also think about a DRZ-400, its an amazing and very reliable bike for dual sport, its also cheap. It can get you pretty much anywhere you want. Its also about 40-50 lbs lighter, more capable dirt bike and more ergonomic.
    Cool bike, but far too complicated for my liking. My mate has a DRz400e, I watched him rebuild it in my garage after he drowned it. I often tease him about how I don't have to remove a single bit of plastic from my TT250 to change the spark plug or adjust the carby pilot screw and various other things.

    They're also a decent bit dearer than the XTs. I can get a an XT600 in decent condition for about $3k where as my mates '00 DRz cost him $4k and it was hardly in the best condition when he got it. They're very sought-after bikes here and they keep their value almost TOO well. All the well kept S models with oversized fuel tanks are usually $6-7k.

    I mainly want the bike for commuting/general riding/longer trips and going from what I've seen of my mates E model (I understand it would be different with the S model), it's not really that great for long distance: Hard seat, short gearing, chews through fuel when you're on/off the throttle thanks to the fuel pump. It's also a very tall bike stock.

    I'd also go for a DR650, but again, as I've noticed with the DRz (and my Across) they're a bit unnecessarily complicated sometimes, plus they're also more expensive.

    Also, for getting parts, my closest Suzuki store is a 30-40 minute trip (one way) and very close to the city so traffic and parking is shit, where as there's a Yamaha shop only 10 minutes from home/work (I work 5 days a week until 5PM, shop closes 5:30).

    As for the weight, yeah it is pretty heavy, but as I said, it's going to be an commuting/adventuring touring/general riding bike, so weight isn't such an issue. I'll probably end up getting a fancy, pimping, light, powerful enduro bike for the dirty weekend fun rides eventually anyway.


    Thanks for the suggestion though. I don't want to come off like I'm being closed-minded or anything, I appreciate the input
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  37. Post #1357
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    May 2005
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    3-4k? Damn thats expensive, i got my ktm 525 2006 for 3500$, 4000km odo, i though that was expensive.

    But anyway, its your choice, xt are also good bike.
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  38. Post #1358
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    Oh my god, just found some bikeporn. Looks PERFECT. And doesn't just look. It's also got a 750cc 2-stroke motor in it. Oh my god, must be a blast to ride.


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  39. Post #1359
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    I love cafe style.
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  40. Post #1360
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    It looks like the kawasaki H2. It also had 750 and got 3 cylinders, but stopped the production in 1976.

    1973 model.

    In your pic, the top looks like a retro chassis, with a modern looking bottom.
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