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how do I overcome my fear of being ran over whilst illegally lanesplitting
>>20819780Stop breaking the law, asshole.
>>20819780Only do it when there's a lot of space for you to cut infront so you can get some cars between you and the psychopath cagie that will try to chase you
Vtwin best twin!>>20819780Ride at 300km/h.
a minutes silence, if you please
Anybody near Belgium going to 1000 bochten (1000 turns)?
>>20819795Vtwin is trash
>>20819805Thanks for trying.
How is Harley going to prevent themselves from going bankrupt?
>>20819820Stop making shitty vtwins
>>20819798right in the feels
>>20819823They tried that already and priced themselves out of the market.
>>20819820>tfw you have three bikes and none of them worki brought this upon myself
>>20819820Put an end to the metrosexual faggotry. Indian does it, surely they can do it too.Whether they will or not remains to be seem.They bikes aren't even necessarily bad. But far too expensive.
>>20819842>They bikes aren't even necessarily bad. But far too expensive.You can say that about every bike that isn't Japanese though.
>>20819872I disagree. I reckon Italian bikes are worth what they cost. I could say the same about Husky, KTM, Indian and some Brit bikes.And then there's Royal Enfield.Pic unrelated because reasons.
how long is your range /dbt/?too-twenny miler here
>Sun up to dusk = I am the machine of deathhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mobtxEJHhY4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9eWbrc_ynw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HUWUtTZvK4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVW5rjA5O7U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SSDZHZHYvM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iymtpePP8I8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDaOgu2CQtI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcK0GjTHv_o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_2D8Eo15wE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec0XKhAHR5I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQbiNvZqaY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmRlyyLaHhY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF9fN3VYcQI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsM7ZQIyeVM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6XxwbiUTq0 >Sun down to 00:00 = tfw no gf hourshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU_Lsa1gcHg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBCLsnxNd4Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GW6sLrK40k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAYfJckSEN0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_3Dpw-BRY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOMwO5T3yT4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXAGF7L9wP8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE6dUc8QlfE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ItUbttXR74 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyQWXRJ8Lc4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4I-8Hu62To https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET6657PH9gQ >00:00 to sun up = I have transcended sadness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfUpn6pJFrs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVgSuuUTwQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nafii87gdzs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3OpHLnDoE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb0SglHO218 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T9Yygju9IY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHP_9heGEKo
>>20819934KTM? Really my dude?
>>20820034Their dedicated dirt bikes are pretty good, are they not?
>>20820037imo so are their big bikes but as with all expensive euro bikes they're big on the whole regular maintenance thing
>>20820037Oh well that's because those types have to be built to be reliable.Their other bikes on the other hand, premium price and high maintenance cost.
>mfw motorcucks need license, registration, and a stop at the gas station before they get on 2 wheels.
I turn 27 today, I feel like this is the year where someone pulls out in front of me and kills me
>>20820141I turned 27 2 weeks ago and I'm still here.Just don't ride like an idiot and you'll be fine.
>>20820170>Just don't ride like an idiot and you'll be fine.where's the fun in that?
How is the gear from Cycle Gear? I got a mesh jacket for $70 and some gloves for $40.Did I get got?
>>20820180being alive to enjoy other things that are fun
>>20820207Death by bbc
>>20819800Belgian fag here, it looks like the event is full. Fugg. I totally forgot we had such an event.
>>20820229where you at? I'm near Ghent, maybe we could hit the road some time, make our own 1000 bochten, love the ducati, I'm gonna miss mine
>commuting home>screamed at by traffic cop >cut off numerous times>yelled at by 2 cagies >pedestrians walk right in front of youIs it time to just buy a car lads
>>20820268they're all jealous, don't cage in
>>20819934Italian bikes are only worth the cost because of the economy of scale and market. They don't make many and make up for it by being screaming death traps that will haul your massive balls once you get into the power band. They aren't expensive for what they are and how many they make. Harley is just shit all around for the price, rising cost of chrome notwithstanding.
>know something is wrong>don't know shit about bikes so don't know what is wrongE N D M E
>>20820330Fucking this. >bike has been running fine>go to ride it>doesn’t startAGHHHHHHHGGHGHGHHGHHHHH
>>20819993I did 250 km once, was scared of running out of fuel on the highway.
>>20819993>dad's bmw is like 280ridic
>>20819993130m at 34mpgyeah boi
>>20820268>works at a shop that specializes in over-charging for work on euro bikes>bitches about bike life and wants a carWhat a fucking surprise. You know there is a light-rail crossing only about two blocks away you could lay down on whenever you're done.
Is something like this fixable? Replace tail section , seat, new brake light. Considering fixing for my first bike
>>20820376>Is something like this fixable?Yes but you'd be better off going street fighter on it.>>20820376>Considering fixing for my first bikeJust don't.>>20820378We can see that. Don't start on a supersport. Specially a fucked up one.
>>20820376>600 supersport>borderline repairable>first bikeYeah, maybe not.Looks like she flipped multiple times. Would need to verify integrity of the frame, swingarm pivots and forks at the very least.
>>20819993260 km before reserve
>>20820389>>20820376nah just weld a seat and put a handlebar and you're good to go
>pinched the tube again!I keep fucking up my inner tubes when I change the tyres. Reeee
>>20820436>having tubesCute bicycle anon, maybe one day you'll own a motorcycle.
>>20819993Light comes on at about 200 miles, but I think it has well over a gallon left at that point. I could probably go like 260 miles if I were risky enough to let it get really low.
>>20820436Use tire irons with a curved lip at the end. I really like these. The small curve at the end with the big curve is really nice for finding the edge of the rim. I can feel it pop over and tell by the feeling whether it is on rubber or metal.
>>20820387I understand this is a dumb idea for sure>street fighterHmm, any resources for this you recommend?
>>20820306Is that you?
>pinlock cracked at ear while trying to put it on and doesn't adhere to visor nowfucking epic
>>20820476what brand ?
>>20820480Pinlock brand Pinlock. It came with a brand new AGV helmet.I put it on, but realized that there was a smudge on the inside of the helmet. After trying to put it on the second time it cracked at the ear.
>>20820472>Hmm, any resources for this you recommend?A lot of money.
>>20820484Well that's counterproductive
>>20819820This looks like a horrible attempt to use the Buell IP that they bought, to create some sort of ridiculious looking cross breed.Assholes. They should have just let Buell continue to do what they did best... Make beautiful, awesome, bikes.
>>20820485If you were working with a cheap (non-crashed) 90s sportbike you would be fine with know-how, some tools and a nice round headlight.With that rekt R6 you'd need tons of money.
>>20820493>They should have just let Buell continueBut how would they afford their brand of cigarettes, ventilator fans and other merchandise? You have to think of the brand, anon. Harley invested on the brand. :^)
>>20820495Thanks for the info, ill keep looking for something not so fucked up and a bit slower
>>20820493>buell>beautifulthe bikes looking like horrifying monstrosities was one of the reasons they sold so poorly
>>20820495why do all the streetfighter guys have those short bent up tail ends?
>>20820564Beats me. If I was to make a streetfighter I'd give it a comfy one such as pic related.
>>20820564they are all ducati cuck bikes thats why
>>20820181Last summer I lowsided in a Bilt mesh jacket and came out unharmed so I guess it cant be that bad.
>>20820507dont listen to that cuck, chinese fairings and a sub frame can be bought for less than $500 and you would have a running near stock bike
>>20820596Look at that bike again, moron. It needs a lot more than that.
>>20820136>mfw cyclecucks play with children's toys on public roadsEnd your life
>>20820598yeah, it need a new subframe/battery, seat and a set of farings
>>20820483hum weird mine are very flexible too bad
>>20820440>not having superior, lighter, stronger, more capable wheels.Lol pleb
>>20820636>KTM-390poo in the loo
>>20820643Spoke wheels and tubes are far superior
>>20820633>What is reading comprehension?
>>20820655i dont see them in cars or moto gp so there probably cuck shit
>>20820659Because cars and motogp are for pussy faggots on smooth surfaces
>>20820655That must be why they're extensively used on MotoGP, WSBK, drag racing, etc.
>>20820660>what poorfag redneck dirt crawlers actualy belive
>>20820669You mean all those pussy sports?>>20820674>he thinks dirtbikes are cheapKek
>>20820655only offroading and even then spoked tubeless are better.
>>20820675>he thinks dirtbikes are cheapthey are, thats why poorfag rednecks buy them to ride in the trailer after they rape their 7yo sister
>>20820678Wrong>>20820689Exactly. Stick to your smooth safe space, pussy.>>20820690Wrong. Stay mad
>>20820701>Going 40km/h on a dirt road makes somebody a man.
>>20820706>having no clue what youre talking about
>>20820690They are actually very expensive which is funny because their designs have remained stagnant for 20 years.
>>20820708>Y-you don't get it, I'm special. I can even jump at 40km/h!I'm sorry there are no paved roads where you live, anon.
>>20820701>>20820712paid a fortune fo this badboi like $200 instead of them 48 packs keystone
>>20820716Its ok to admit youre a noskill pussy.I wont judge
>>20820723Such skills much impressive!
>>20820675much cheaper than any racing bikemotogp bikes are over a million bucks each
>>20820701>isle of mann>smooth surfacem8 you gotta watch a video on it, much more unstable than dirt.
>>20820742>motogp bikes are over a million bucks eachWhat do they even put in them? golden pistons?
>>20820747high performance parts you dummy
>>20820747They run on the tears of jews
>>20820750Yeah but a million dollars' worth? Internals forged in the depts of mount Fuji, folded over a thousand times?
>>20820747Wouldn't surprise me if they use gold in the electronic packages. Gif is not related at all but I'll leave it because I accidentally selected it and found it funny, lel.
>>20820767Its just small dick pussies with overvalued shit on their pussy machines cuz their dicks are tiny
>>20820773>Dirt bikes don't have 300bhp.Lel @ you fag.
One month till samWhomst ready to become the second nigga to crash and die at a dbt meet
>>20820773u tell thim bubba!!!!
>>20820787Every group of girls has to have an ugly one. :^)
>>20820787I would go, but there are suzuki fags. Its guaranteed to be a bad time because of all the breakdowns and crashes they have.
>>20820747You don't really just buy GP level bikes. You buy the right to run one, and access to their support infrastructure. A thousand man hours of factory tech time adds up real quick. IIRC the base Aprilia RSV4 race package comes with a bike (the full retard with pneumatic valves and everything non-essential stripped off), a spare engine, all the computer hardware and software to manage it, extra wiring harness so that you can run the motors off the bike, etc, etc.. And 24/7 factory support for the season.
>>20819769TO THE RETARDS WHO WEAVE IN AN OUT OF TRAFFIC:Why do you do this? I don't care that you want to go fast, but weaving through traffic is gonna kill you and someone else.
>>20820375>bike is at blue cat therefor I work at blue cat
>>20820814I gave you the benefit of the doubt, but if you want to admit that you're dumb enough to be their customer...
>>20820181sedici is alright. they're not exclusive to cyclegear. revzilla has them, too. But, i think cyclegear and revzilla are both owned by a parent company. bilt is exclusive to cyclegear. bilt is good for someone just trying out motorcycling and aren't sure if it's right for them. a minor opsie, and bilt gear is trashed.
>>20820787where is it
is it true that vtwin is best twin?
>>20820927post ur budget commuter
>>20820901only if its a real motorcycle
>>20820901I've only ever ridden ptwin and I4
>>20820901Why V and not W
>blocked on and off GF of 7 years tonight>ordered new carburetor for my dirt bike tonight
Cleaning my carb for the first time this weekend. Wish me luck that I don't kill my bike boys.
>>20820960Its not difficult.I had my carb apart like 6 times the other day. Childs play
>>20820951You better not let her slide back in to your life. Go prowl the MX track for some fuckin ratchets
>>20820951Imagine all the bikes you could have
>>20820931These are pretty cool to check out at bike events
>>20820991If I had gotten back together with her I would be moving to Texas and would have both space and money for a new bike every month ;_;
>>20820999I appreciate the craftsmanship but hate the end product.>>20821012sux 2be u nerd, go do some wheelies.
>>20821024I'll rape u fag
>>20820991>>20821012Baird is too gay for his own good, thus continues to live in SF so he can suck the entire Folsom Street Fair off
>>20821024Thank you anonI need to hear that every day for like the next year
>>20819993150 miles till reserve, then idk but probably another gallon or so, I'm guessing to 200ish but I don't want to find out.
>>20820636explain these headlights they're cool
>>20821085"We want to be BMW but even weirder"
>>20820620What pisses me off is that I could have bought the Veloce GT which is older and doesn't come with the pinlock for $26 less. They are virtually the same helmet except the Veloce S comes with the pinlock which I didn't even get a chance to use.
>>20821085Probably a universal rally light. The bike is custom built.
>>20821108Personally I think the pinlock inserts are completely unnecessary and vastly overpriced.I'd much rather buy a second replacement visor in a different tint. If your current shit steams up uncontrollably, then maybe its worth it for you. I wear glasses while I ride and don't have any issues with simply cracking open the visor at stops to vent out. As long as your helmet ventilation works to keep it clear at high speeds I see no reason to need a pinlock.
>>20821108you could always just buy another, its only like $25. way overpriced but not so expensive that it was a one shot deal On another note. the pinlock inserts I've bought in the past were also very flexible, I would have guessed it would tear no crack.
>>20821160If you ride in the rain it's invaluable.
>>20821160Honestly, I just wanted to try it out. I only ride in dry conditions and ride a lot in the evenings and at night, which apparently it's not meant for. It's very likely I would have taken it off after today anyway, but I'm annoyed that I didn't even get a chance to try it out after paying more for a helmet that came with it.>>20821164What happened is that it cracked by the hole and a little piece chipped off enlarging the hole. The larger hole results in the pinlock not being pressed against the visor. If it just tore I still could have used it.
>>20821171I dont understand why it would beis it because you don't want open your visor at stops? or because higher relative humidity doesn't wick away lense fog? I still crack my visor at stops in the rain and its never been a big deal. perhaps my helmet ventilation is better than I thought.I can see how in the cold and wet it could be an issue, but I rode today in the rain, air temp was 50f and had nary a fogging.
>>20821195yeah that sucks. at 25ish a pop you'd expect those things to at least be durable.
>>20821199Every helmet I've ever owned has fogged up in the rain at stopsI make a point of not opening it ever while it's raining because then you have water on the inside and the outside to try and see through instead of just the outside.
>>20820504I like that Suzuki
>>20820636>that headlight assembly
>>20821199When the weather is cold having a well ventilated helmet isn't a good thing. You could just remove the visor and wear goggles but that would be uncomfortable.Also having to keep fucking about with opening and closing the visor is inconvenient, especially if you don't have frequent stops so you have to do it while in motion.
>>20820708Why post an inferior dualsport?
>>20820901Hello yeah unless it's a Hardly, they basically have a single with 2 cylinders.Otherwise they rev higher than ptwins and vibrate less thanks to their balance.
>>20820901What if they made a 180twin wouldn't it be perfectly balanced
Any milkman in
>week bike goes into shop its supposed to be rainy and miserable>bike goes into shop two days ago>75 degrees and sunny rest of the weekmother nature can suck my tiny dick
>>20821394i be bbc milkman who this?
>>20819769How awful are bikes made by MV Agusta and Moto Guzzi?
>>20821450Autistic people seem to like Moto Cuckzzi and ive only seen MV agustas on the street in Mexico.
>>20819993250 miles comfortably, ~300 if I push it.
>>20821450>MV AgustaChances are good you get to see the crank from the outside sooner or later, especially if its a three-cylinder.the old 750 I4 is supposedly their most reliable engine.
CBR decided to give me the middle finger and not start, so I'm buying another bike tomorrow. This cunt goes into the shop on Friday. It better be a cheap fix.
>>20821450MV's F4 had really bad fueling but the F3 and Brutale are supposed to be pretty good. They're mostly known for their looks and unreliability but they used to be the best. Made more to be moving art pieces than good motorcycles. They still have the 2nd most MotoGP wins despite not even being in it for ages.Moto Guzzi is owned by Piaggio and made to be their cruiser brand just like Aprilia is their sport brand. As far as cruisers go they're pretty good, sound good and look unique but at the end of the day they're still cruisers so they're not going to have amazing specs.
>>20821533>owning less than 3 motorcyclesClearly you've never owned Italian bikes.
>>20821533because you crashed the bike
>>20821535>They still have the 2nd most MotoGP winsThat was a completely different company. These tossers just bought the name.
>>20821539Nah. I used the kill switch and it suddenly stopped working. The owner's manual even says not to use the kill switch. Lesson learned. I might remove that motherfucker.
>>20821535Piaggio is bringing it back. The lack of HP in the Heron head motors is due to Guzzi being owned by DeTomaso for 28 years, and he was a shithead.
>>20821537Factual. I not only fear the reliability, but the maintenance costs.
>>20821450Guzzi had some dark times, but the Piaggio buyout was mostly good for them. Afterwards they actually had money to fix things, and P threw its weight behind them. Basically if you want to sell or be an authorized repair for any of their brands (Aprilia, Guzzi, Vespa, etc) you have to stock parts and train for all of them. That vastly improved Guzzi's service network.They don't have any proper sport stuff any more after the Griso was axed in '17 (and it was a very niche thing), but their big bikes are pretty great. The V7 is great around-town bike. Looks good, sounds good, runs good, and gets eye-fucked where ever it goes.
>>20821552you're supposed to stop the bike by stalling.
>>20821552>blames the kill switchObviously you're full of shit> Googles "cbr kill switch">google says CBR kill switches are shitasticWell fuck you, Honda.cbr250.net says to "jiggle the kill switch while pressing the start button." Like jiggling the handle of a toilet I suppose, did you try that?
>>20821567When I do that, it does start right back up. Good tip. Thanks, Anon.
>>20821566Now if only KTM would forbid their dealers from hiring the homeless as techs.
>>20821570>did you try that?I did not. I didn't even see that when I searched the series of tubez for possible solutions. You have, however, given more points to my idea of circumventing said kill switch all together.
>>20821580probably for the best.
owning any motorcycle is a maintenance nightmare compared to a car. It makes me want to buy one of those Zero electric bikes.
Where does one even find LEDs bright enough to do pic related
>>20821592I'm a little embarrassed about my Honda fan-boi status.
The hunt is on
>>20820202>being able to enjoy thingskys fucking normie
>>20821664Okay, have fun going through some middleman that doesn't have what you want I guess.
>>20821674that's not a Ninja that's a samurai
>>20821678Show me a 1000lm led bolt
>>20821682A Samurai on a Ninja.Here, have a Sumo without a Sumo
>>20821684You're going to want to get multiple in one housing and then just put it behind the plastic. Might melt it though and the light dispersion is going to be trash since most is getting blocked by the fairing.Check out Morimoto headlights.
What kind of damage can rain do to a covered up bike? The cover I bought is supposedly waterproof.
>>20819792>psychopath cagie kek thanks
>tfw mom keeps telling me I should ride with an open face helmet or without a helmet so it'd be easier to breatheAs if my parents didn't give me enough shit advice for a life time already.
>>20821809Not much, bikes are mostly waterproof.
>>20821834>parents actively trying to stop you developing stronger lungslmao tall poppy syndrome right there
>>20821847I don't think you understand what those words mean
>>20821855I'll fucken rape you,cunt
>>20820376The tail section is where a lot of important electrical components are such as the fucking ECU(computer), battery and fuse block. Tank is fucked too, those can get expensive. Throttle clip on is broken and it will need new fairings and probably a headlight assembly. All of that and more could end up costing more than what the bike is worth.
>>20821809Fasteners that aren't stainless will rust in 10 years, not 20?
>>20821809Rain can splash onto the rotors and make it rust but its just surface rust and goes away with a few application of brake
>>20819835Should've kept the Buell/Rotax thing going.
>>20821855His parents must be weak lunged smokers who don't want him to better himself and develop stronger lungs than theirs.Is that not the definition of tall poppy syndrome?
>>20819835Isn't this thing like 40k? Lmao
>>20821958>His parents must be weak lunged smokers who don't want him to better himself and develop stronger lungs than theirs.I didn't get that at all.
>>20821834Isn't it harder to breath with high winds, though?
>>20821990Joke? What joke. Jokes are supposed to be funny. Write a better joke next time.
>>20820250I'm in the shithole that is Brussels. Worse case scenario, we can just follow them without really joining.
>>20821980Well I mean, back when they were doing the whole 'hey, flying is cool' thing, they thought certain speeds would be impossible because the pilot wouldn't be able to breathe.I think it's the pressure on your nose that ticks a little 'Might be drowning' sensor.So yes, no helmet would make it perceivably more difficult to inhale, but my guess is that their logic is they've never worn a helmet and have terrible comprehension of breathing, which would explain their lack of oxygen.
>>20821998You should update your sense of humour sometime as well, do us all a favour.
>>20822023If I stick my head out of the window of a car I have to pull it back in to take a breath. Seems it would be the same on a motorcycle.
>>20822028Definition of tall poppy syndrome right there.
>>20821375they call it a boxer
>>20822032You can learn to overcome the smothering face life preservation thing, just like snorkeling or scuba diving.Aside from the attempt to protect our head, good helmets (full face) also cover the mouth and/or have a visor, you'll see a lot of open face riders with a face-bandana-thing partially for that reason.Additionally, most bikes have a windshield or high enough bars to disrupt the airflow and turn it turbulent.
>>20822064Are you dumb?
Gonna try out this set later today:https://www.rst-moto.com/rst-pro-series-adventure-iii-jacket.htmlhttps://www.rst-moto.com/collections/adventure-collection/rst-pro-series-adventure-iii-jean.htmlAlthough i'm more interested in the pants for heavy rain. Anyone have any experience with these two pieces? Is the jacket any good for both hot days and cold/rainy days?
Anyone ever go up the twisty mountains in the dead of night? Would it be fun or terrifying?
>>20822203>non-tinted windshieldYou wanna get blinded when racing into the sun?
>>20822234It would be dumb as fuck to go fast when you cant properly see the road surface.
>>20822186>Rasputin grows yet another persona
>>20822203>implying it's big enough to see through on most bikes
>>2081999316 Liter Tank 250 km till reserve light goes on and 4 liters are left in the Tank. Should be good for another 80 km so 330 all in all but never tested it.
>>20822234I've done it. Even turned off my bike and coasted down by moonlight.
>>20822239Inb4 people defying the laws of physics and the dark adaptation response drop of rod photoreceptor function.
>>20822203My windscreen is pretty damn useless. I only need to see through it during absolute chin on the gas tank full tuck which I never need to do. Even at full tuck it still doesn't completely deflect air over the helmet and its a double bubble design.
>>20822272if only we could put a light on the front of our bike to help thissomebody should really come up with that.. million dollar idea right there
>>20822278Rider has to look farther into the turn but the bike only illuminates straight ahead, we need headlights on our helmets
>>20819993190km/118mi in a 16L tank (reserve at 3L) before I turn the reserve tap.270km/168mi in a 17L tankZXR250 = 35mpg in town, untested open road.TL1000s = 38mpg more or less everywhere.I've never really had a lust for high mileage, they tend to be less fun.
>>20822278Let me again refer to the photoreceptors in our eyes of ballz.Human eyes can detect minute differences at lowest perceptible light levels, but falls of very quickly as they get brighter.At the same time, it takes longer for the cones/rods to 'refresh' after being exposed to bright light (Going indoors after spending half an hour outside in peak summer sun, etc). Fixed fairing headlights or fixed to fork style, the beam direction is less than preferable around corners and the contrast ratio of headlight vs ambient just makes it harder to see shit. It's literally the worst combination for viewing fine details and our brains building the data in time given the limitations of our photo-receptors.
>>20822186>>20822252I'm not the spammer
How's the scenery where you guys ride?I'm very likely to sell my bike soon. I live in the midwest and there's nothing I want to see here anymore. The city roads are shitty and full of potholes and construction messes, the country roads are too strait and bland as well, and the best local roads I've ridden time and again. Ever since I came back from riding rentals in Japan I realized the full gravity of just how geographically gypped I am.
>>20822326>Still thinks posting a screenshot clears him of being a faggot
>>20822328Asia has amazing roads and scenery
>>20822006Ah, I'm already signed in, might meet you there then!
>>20822328I live in the PNW so I have nice mountains on one side and ocean on the other with lakes, canyons, rivers, glaciers, etc. all around. I think it's one of the best places in the world to ride if only lane splitting was legal and insurance cost wasn't jacked up.
>>20822328C A L I F O R N I A
>>20822350>>20822343Any places for poor unskilled people left on the west coast besides the tent cities? I don't want to spend my entire life in the midwest, but even if I had money it would be hard to leave since I have nobody else to look after my aging parents. I can't stand this though and each year feels like i'm getting a little more stir crazy.
>>20822336Vietnam is stunning
>>20822343Any good personal pictures? Or at least a famous local namedrop so I can youtube a motovlog of what i'm missing?
>>20822368I have a bunch on my computer at home, not much on my phone sadly.
>>20822328Depends what you mean by scenery.
>>20822383From a recent trip
Thanks guys, sorry to derail the thread into /trv/ but the photos look good.
>>20822328Pretty good, honestly. Near the most significant geographical features in the country.
>>20822403>Near the most significant geographical features in the country.The Rockies?
>>20822414Mt Warning and associated surroundings
>>20822417>Mt WarningLiterally never heard of that as a non American
>>20822420Not America.Australia isn't really known for its geography.Mt Warning was a supervolcano a few dozen million years ago, blew up, now there's a significant mountain in the middle and a large caldera from the previous foothills.Also part of the Great Dividing Range
>>20822428Ah okay that's pretty cool. I thought I saw some photos of snowcapped mountains in Australia. Is that pretty secluded?
>>20822374hey scooty, how is TEFL, do you recommend it, do you ever go and see cool things or do you go and feel isolated
>>20822448No snow here, but there are places with snow way down south.Mt Warning is pretty close to several major cities, actually. Tweed Heads is the south end of the gold coast which is no small area, and it's maaaybe 50km away.
>>20822503he lost his job for screaming at a child, draw your own conclusions
>>20822512I lost me job because the person I was replacing negotiated to come back after taking a month off. And I already have a new job
Bought a used 2015 Grom with 2.6k miles for 2.2k, did I fuck up? Dude busted the tail light fucking up a wheelie, bent the handlebar, tires are nearly bald and it doesn't look like he took care of the chain at all. Thats like an extra 300 spondullies right there. Also it feels like I cant reach 8k rpm in fourth gear, hard to get past 45 mph, the hell could be causing that?
>>20822387Let me help. It was really pretty when I went out there.
>>20822518Though I wanted to put some knobby tires and a protaper bar on it anyway so I guess those arent a big deal.
>>20822518>hard to get past 45 mph, the hell could be causing thatthe fact that it's a 10hp bike
>>20822537The last grom I drove had zero issues hitting 55
>>20822554Check the air filter
>>20822374Is this a discount red panda cafe? Do they have one with rats instead of bunnies as well?
>>20822234>turn corner>hit deer you can't seeand anon was never heard from again
>>20822610Why all the effort into a post that just makes you look butthurt ?
>tfw you get barely over 100miles per tankits a good feel
>>20822619>u-umadbro?is it 2012 again?
>>20822623just gives you an excuse to stop and see the sights
>>20822627Just trying to help you, at least avoid saying things that make him look correct.
>>20822619It's just a copy of the original post you dunce.
can anybody give me a quick rundown on the modern state of harley davidson?as i understand it they are overpriced noise machines which have an undesirable association with mid-life crisis, criminals and boomers. these associations seem to repulse younger customers and as a result their customer base is dying off.that's my best guess anyway, feel free to correct me.
>>20822655harley since day 1: shit
>>20822655if not for donald drumpf and his tariffs HD would be pumping out quality and affordable motorcycles for every man#notmypresident
>>20822655Their customer base is dying off because they sell bad motorcycles and muh heritage doesn't work on the younger generations. Seems like they've realized this and are actively making better and more modern motorcycles now but they still have a long ways to go.Check out the weight and power figures compared to any other bike manufacturer, coupled with the fact that they're expensive, unreliable, handle poorly, have unsafe geometry, and a lot of people I know consider them ugly. The only thing they're good at is rolling down freeways but a goldwing does that better anyways.
>>20822673that's honestly what I figured. I basically had the choice between a cb650f and a street 500 as a new rider. why would I pay thousands of dollars more for a slower, uglier, less reliable bike? what could the harley possibly offer me over the honda?
>>20822673>muh heritage doesn't work on the younger generationsWorks alright for ducati. Look at the Scrambler:-meme valves-air cooled-belt driven cams
>>20822698I was thinking this, if people hate Harely's because they cost more without more power, then why don't the European bikes cop the same flak?I don't really hate either.
>>20822698It works because they advertise in movies like venom
>>20822701Because they perform the best
>>20822701Because euro bikes have an exotic appeal and a perceived air of superiority or refinement, versus Harleys which are just seen as loud boomer machines.
>>20822710This. Euro bikes are expensive and not afraid to be a bit snobbish.Harley are expensive and want to retain the down to earth working mens bike image.
Is Shell enging oil any good? The service guys put it in my bike.Semi-synth so that's good at least.
>>20822702Sound Design in that movie was atrocious. They just said "fuck it" and dubbed i4 sportbike sound all over the glorious 90° V-twin. i could barely contain my autism.
>>20822704This, japs are more reliable but the performance/tech crown is europeans.
>>20822715That's another good point. Harley are marketed as a rebel's bike when in reality their customers are all relatively square and affluent 40+ year old professionals or tradesmen cosplaying as outlaws. Their image and their reality are completely at odds.
>>20822717Ducati says put shell oil in bike, so i put shell oil in bike. So far 10000 km without incident.t. sheep
>>20822717>manual says put synthetic in>reading the forums, everybody recommending half synthetic to save the clutch and that's all it really needs>ok cool it's cheaper anyways>within 2000km the oil pump seizes and stator friesFull synthetic from hereon out, should have listened to the engineers over the forumdads
>>20822723Cool.I was only going to get rid of it if it was bottom-of-the-barrel grade anyway.
>>20822721I really thing Harley should've kept Buell going as a sub brand similar to what Ducati is doing with the Scrambler line. Just put out a Scrambler, a Flattracker, a Powercruiser or a naked Bike. Maybe even capitalize on the custom cafe craze.
>>20822719>dubbed i4 sportbike sound all over the glorious 90° V-twinAnd the didn't even bother doing that right. In some scenes they forgot to swap out the engine sound.
>>20822719That's terrible, I4's have the worst sound. Sounds like wasps fucking in a tin can
>>20820181I've had the sedici firenze jacket for a year and a half. I can't say how well it will do in a crash, but it hasn't fallen apart yet?
>>20819995petition to change actual time of day monenclature to this
> list bike on gumtree (uk craiglist) for a couple of monthsno messages> list bike on ebay for 2 monthsone timewaster and a couple of lowball offers> list bike on facebook 2 days ago10 messages about the bike and a guy promising to view it on sundaysheeeeeit I had no idea facebook marketplace was so popular
>>20822698It works because youngish hipsters love cafe racers and scramblers because they match their beards.if harley released something like pic related, the young'uns would be all over it
>>20822815Are those exhausts setup to ruin shoes and burn your leg on purpose?
>>20822815If Harley released something like the bike in your pic it'd cost way too much for hippster faggots to afford.
>>20822817>implying that bike will do anything but sit in the window of some faggot hipster cafe
>>20822808Of course it is, as I recall it Facebook is literally the most used website on the fucking planet.
>>20822831Aren't Jewtube and Jewgle more popular?
>>20822831I barely ever use it so I wasn't aware the fagbook marketplace was a yuge thing.
>>20822822But why. This must be doable for 10k$.
>>20822854Who tf knows, anon. The Iron 883 costs a lot more than the similar stuff the Japs put out.
>>20822840I never use it either but even my illiterate, normalfag parents know about it.
>>20822889>and the swiftness of the Hansen is still talked about todaaaaaaaaay
>>20820141And they'd be getting accolades from the Royal British Navy for it, you pirate scum
>>20822902>>20822889is that from TCAP? I don't remember that one
>>20822942should be thread on /tv/ still, some new vids were dumped there Vincent Ambrosea or something like that is the unit's name
>>20822947nice I forgot he was making new vids
>Dodge cars look the best to me >Would get the charger in a heartbeat over the mustang or Camaro on looks alone >FCA makes the fuckin worst cars This is why I stick to bikes, where the bikes I like to look at are actually competitive. Post yours
>Gear is on the way to my house.Fucking finally. Can't wait to find out none of it fits me.
>>20822615Its a raccoon cafe>>20822623I get about 100-150km out of a 3.7L tank
Tfw bikes arent allowed on expressways :^(Any other part of the country its not a big deal, but in this province its a bit nasty. Top speed of 85 doeant help things
>>20822615Raccoons are bro-tier when they're raised around people. Just like feral dogs are complete gremlins while well raised domestic ones are nice, only there's basically 0 "domesticated" raccoons so everybody assumes they're all diseased vermin.
>>20823150Comparison to using expressways
>>20823150Just buy a proper bike and outrun the cops. Post videos on youtube and make infinite money.
>>20823150>>20823154why didn't you answer my question
>>20823159Its seriously the only serious traffic offence you can do other than hitting someone, the fine is the single highest ticket you can get in the whole country for anythingBut on the plus side, no speed limits for motorbikes, so when i get that mt03 by summer i can let loose :^)
>>20823182Sorry what question?
>>20823150You're telling me you can't ride a motorcycle on the highway in Korea?
>>20823198Capitalist white pigdogs aren't allowed on honorable Korean highways.
>>20823198Not on the expressways. The same laws about front facing licence plates that make speed cameras not work on motorbikes... Also, you just know McDelicery people would tace their 50cc scoots, and others with their suowrcub clones on then
>>20823216Can't just get a second license plate and stick it on below the headlight?
>>20823191Depends on your situation right now. The money and lifestyle is pretty good here, the food is great, the language is learnable if you try.Its not japan, its a much realer, grittier place with a different and far more casual culture.
>>20823188I just wanted to know if teaching english in a foreign country was fun or soul crushingly depressing. t. neet
>>20823223Motorbikes of any kind are not allowed on expressways
>>20823235More fun than living with your parents working part time in a supermarket.
Guys, I need you. I had an issue with my wee 125, Kawasaki eliminator, couldn't start, just clicks. Battery is fine, I can push start but that's it. Called a mechanic for 2 weeks, managed to get a check one months and 1 week later due to Easter. Now, they are saying I have to pay 400 £ for a starter. I don't have the money, I paid the bike 800, but what's worse I had the exact SAME ISSUE on December, and last time they said it was a cable. Are they scamming me?
>>20823235You can try vietnam, taiwan, korea or japan for the most popular choices right now
>>20823216always nice to see a countries sub-par vehicle licensing process result in retarded laws.
>>20823240So is it because of the license plate or because theyre just not allowed. You're being unclear
>>20822328Mostly rolling hills and farms. If I go east for about an hour though I get some nicer views and roads.
>>20823271They are just not allowed, and one of the main excuses given is the front livence plate.
>>20823263Tell me about the filtering laws in america?
>>20823281Oh I see, it's the excuse given for not allowing them.
>>20823292Yes, but given the other advantages of not having a front licence plate, most bikers see it as a fair exchange
>>20822873>>20822854Scale, labor, "premium" pricing, endless past failures and I'm guessing an out of touch leadership.
>>20823302What fuckin advantage is there to not having a front license plate?
>>20823317Speed cameras dont work on vehicles without a front licence plate
>>20823327In germany there are speedtraps that also take a picture from behind.
>>20823333Not in korea.
>>20823327Yes they do? They take pictures of the rear of the vehicle. They send you the picture in the mail with the ticket. I've gotten them in more than one state, including front license mandatory states. >>20823336Why the fuck? Stupid backwards country
>>20823337>Stupid backwards countryWhat can you expect from a country that is only modernised because of being annexed by Japan?Korea's greatest president (Park Chung-hee) literally served for Imperial Japan and signed a blood-oath to Japan.
>>20823352crazy what you can get done with zero empathy and regard for human life.
>>20823356lol, that was the Korean soldiers.The Japanese soldiers treated POWs during Russo-Japanese War and World War One fine.'Judge Bert Röling, who represented the Netherlands at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, noted that "many of the commanders and guards in POW camps were Koreans – the Japanese apparently did not trust them as soldiers – and it is said that they were sometimes far more cruel than the Japanese." In his memoirs, Colonel Eugene C. Jacobs wrote that during the Bataan Death March, "the Korean guards were the most abusive. The Japs didn't trust them in battle, so used them as service troops; the Koreans were anxious to get blood on their bayonets; and then they thought they were veterans."'
>>20823368>One day in June, at the age of 13, I had to prepare lunch for my parents who were working in the field and so I went to the village well to fetch water. A Japanese garrison soldier surprised me there and took me away, so that my parents never knew what had happened to their daughter. I was taken to the police station in a truck, where I was raped by several policemen. When I shouted, they put socks in my mouth and continued to rape me. The head of the police station hit me in my left eye because I was crying. That day I lost my eyesight in the left eye.>After 10 days or so, I was taken to the Japanese army garrison barracks in Heysan City. There were around 400 other Korean young girls with me and we had to serve over 5,000 Japanese soldiers as sex slaves every day - up to 40 men per day. Each time I protested, they hit me or stuffed rags in my mouth. One held a matchstick to my private parts until I obeyed him. My private parts were oozing with blood.>One Korean girl who was with us once demanded why we had to serve so many, up to 40, men per day. To punish her for her questioning, the Japanese company commander Yamamoto ordered her to be beaten with a sword. While we were watching, they took off her clothes, tied her legs and hands and rolled her over a board with nails until the nails were covered with blood and pieces of her flesh. In the end, they cut off her head. Another Japanese, Yamamoto, told us that "it’s easy to kill you all, easier than killing dogs." He also said "since those Korean girls are crying because they have not eaten, boil the human flesh and make them eat it.">One Korean girl caught a venereal disease from being raped so often and, as a result, over 50 Japanese soldiers were infected. In order to stop the disease from spreading and to ’sterilize’ the Korean girl, they stuck a hot iron bar in her private parts.Yeah wow Japanese were angels. Fuck off with your revisionist history, retard.
>>20823356>Japs just spent their money investing in Korea because they just love killing peopleYou should probably never enter politics.
>>20823337Its deliberate to be nice to motorbike delivery drivers
>>20823376I never said they were angels. So me the source, is it coincidently Korean anecdotes? Sounds like typical VANK propoganda.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeju_uprising>From April 1948 to May 1949, the South Korean province of Jeju Island was subjected to an anti-imperialist, communist-linked insurgency and subsequent anticommunist suppression campaign, during which between 14,000 and 30,000 people were killed.:139, 193>During this period, ROK police forces engaged in numerous war crimes. One report describes the events of December 14, 1948 at a small Jeju village, in which ROK forces attacked the village and kidnapped many young men and girls. The girls were gang-raped over a two-week period and were then executed along with the young men.
>>20823376>>20823389ah so this is where hentai comes from
>>20823389>it's a weebPottery. There's good reason that nobody from older generations in Asia likes Japan.>>20823380It's not that they intentionally wanted to murder them, it's that they obviously wanted to see the maximum return on their investments into the region and were willing to achieve it at the cost of human life and suffering.
Mfw an american criticises another nations traffic lawsp
>>20823398Taiwan loves Japan, especially the older generations.
>>20823398How does mass gang rape of underaged girls improve their return on investment?
>>20823404Taiwan only became Taiwan after Japan were raked across the coals and never allowed to make a proper military.
>>20823398Yes, that's why the Korean population sky-rocketed under Japanese rule, people living in fear and being executed just brings out people wanting to have babies.
>>20823413>People living in fear and being executed just brings out people wanting to have babies.Sure does in China.
>>20823410Yes, Japan leaving Taiwan was so good for them. God bless the USA.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_28_incident>During the 50 years of Japanese rule in Taiwan (1895–1945), Japan developed Taiwan's economy and raised the standard of living for most Taiwanese people, building up Taiwan as a supply base for the Japanese main islands. Consequently, Taiwanese perceptions of the Japanese rule were more favourable than perceptions in other parts of East and Southeast Asia.>After World War II, Taiwan was placed under the administrative control of the Republic of China to provide stability until a permanent arrangement could be made. Chen Yi, the Governor-General of Taiwan, arrived on October 24, 1945, and received the last Japanese governor, Ando Rikichi, who signed the document of surrender on the next day. Chen Yi then proclaimed the day as Retrocession Day to make Taiwan part of the Republic of China, although there were questions about the legality of doing so.>The February 28 incident or the February 28 massacre, also known as the 228 incident (from Chinese: 二二八事件; pinyin: Èr’èrbā shìjiàn), was an anti-government uprising in Taiwan that was violently suppressed by the Kuomintang-led Republic of China government, which killed thousands of civilians beginning on February 28, 1947. The number of Taiwanese deaths from the incident and massacre was estimated to be between 5,000 and 28,000
>>20823403California isn't America anymore.
'Lee Young-hoon, a professor at Seoul National University states that less than 10% of arable land actually came under Japanese control and rice was normally traded, not robbed. He also insists that Koreans' knowledge about the era under Japanese rule is mostly made up by later educators.'
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1938_Yellow_River_flood>The 1938 Yellow River flood was a flood created by the Nationalist Government in central China during the early stage of the Second Sino-Japanese War in an attempt to halt the rapid advance of Japanese forces.>The Nationalist government, after initially claiming that the breach was caused by Japanese bombing, used the heavy casualties to demonstrate the scale of sacrifice required of the Chinese people; it claimed that 12 million people had been affected by the flood>because there were many Chinese civilians killed during the flood by the KMT, most of the civilians residing in that area began to cooperate with the Japanese.
>>20823458Are you okay, anon? Are the slant eyes holding you hostage?
>>20823465I laugh at the absurdity of life. That is all man can do.'There is also another vanity, which is done upon the earth. There are just men to whom evils happen, as though they had done the works of the wicked: and there are wicked men, who are as secure, as though they had the deeds of the just: but this also I judge most vain.'- Ecclesiastes 8:14
>>20823475where do you live anon
just bought a new dl650xt,so /dbt/, hard break in or factory manual?
>>20823527It doesn't matter, apparently.Might as well take it easy and learn it.
>>20823356to be fair Korea was basically Chinas rape and slavery backyard, getting pushed around by the Japs probably felt like a neverending vacation to them.
I want a kymco spade 150
>>20823571so buy one
>>20823563Japs raped the Chinese, I saw several movies about that.
>>20823605And we all know Chinese propoganda films are the best place for knowledge.
>>20823644Rape of Nanking is pretty well documented
>>20823605Sick fucks. Who in their right mind would rape the chinese?
>see traffic>don't give a fuck
>>20823681Any hole's a goal
>>20822518>hard to get past 45mphdid he fuck with the gearing so he could do sikk wheelies easier? Check the sprockets
>>20823403lol wtf. two times past same point in six hours is just a round trip!? it could even be daily commuting!