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>Motorcycles only
>Scooters and homosexuals not encouraged
>N/o/bikes not allowed
>Clean your foreskins
>Practice low speed masturbation for maximum control of your motorcycle
>schizo posting is part and parcel of /dbt/
>FS: low mileage/new pillion seats
>t.nogf posting
>Motorcycle anime
>Motorcycle dogs no cats

Useful stuff:
>https://www.motocap.com.au/
>https://crash.org.au/ratings.pp
>http://a2bikes.co.uk
>https://cycle-ergo.com
>https://sharp.dft.gov.uk/helmets

Twist of the Wrist II by Keith Code https://youtu.be/BhOomvv6oNI [Embed]

>FAQ: https://pastebin.com/xu560p4q

>READ THE STICKY:
>>23526953

Previous thread: >>23852570

Threadly statement: dirt is for chads
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what does dbt keep in their trunks?
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>>23855291
Today I carried Guns n ammo!
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kings.
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>tfw no Magna
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>>23855291
SAE to female 12v socket, eagle 350 cloth, owners manual, registration, tank prop.
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Hey so I am looking at a used bike this weekend. It is a 2012 model ninja 300, has 10k miles which is very low. I am concerned this may have given it problems if it wasnt used. What should I ask about and inspect on the bike? this is my first motorcycle and im using it for getting to work and school. I asked about this in the last thread but am just trying to get multiple peoples input. Someone commented it is essentially new with that low mileage, but i am worried it might have issues from nit being used enough.
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>>23855314
>injection bike
>having problems from lack of use
you should just buy a scooter if you're so concerned.
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>>23855325
i dont understand what youre trying to say. Everyone has to start out at some point with no knowledge of something they are new too. and no one wants to waste money on something that wont work or will be a liability.
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>dealers dont have shit
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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>>23855340
they somehow still have more than craigslist
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>>23855314
very low? my 2014 Forza had 4k miles and my 2007 SV650 had 6.5k miles.
make sure paperwork matches (Vin #, license plate # on bike, registration, title), make sure it's cold when you get there and start it (touch muffler), note any cosmetic issues (curled levers, dents, scratches, blemishes), any leaks/stains on the ground underneath the bike/on the bike, check tire wear and date manufactured, check chain for any rusting/bad care, look at the front forks and see if they look nasty (leaking seals?), brake fluid in the reservoirs should be clear, brake lever should feel firm, wheel should face forward when handlebars are faced forward, open gas cap look inside for rust, check controls (turn signals, brake lights, hazards, horn, etc).
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>>23855342
thats not hard
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>>23855346
is a motorcycle different than a car in regards to how often it needs to be ran? i know that cars are supposed to be driven around the block a few times every so often even if all you did is keep the car in a garage, so i was wondering if the same logic applied.

if i find any of these things like a chain that might need replacing or tires, is it worth mentioning this to lower the cost?

>wheel should face forward when handlebars are faced forward

this one made me kek but its so simple it makes sense to check..
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>>23855277
this bread is based
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does a motorcycle need to be smogged like a car? How much is the paperwork and fees to complete a transfer of ownership in america? just wondering if the fees to fix up a bike and to transfer ownership are substantial enough, that it might make more sense to just buy new for piece of mind that it will just work for the first year.
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>>23855361
motorcycles in general have way less mileage put on than cars. 10k on a 2012 is around 1250 miles per year which is plenty for an average weekend rider. the battery could be weak if it isn't run for awhile. rubber parts may need to be replaced if they dry out/lose their pliability (think coolant hoses, fuel lines)... you can look up the owners manual for the service intervals, look up 2012 ninja 300 common problems/thinks to look out for/forums if you really wanna get familiar with it.

yes, do everything you can to negotiate a lower price. tires can be like $150-$200 per wheel, and that's not including the $25-40~ labor for a shop to mount and balance each one.
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>>23855394
depends where you're at.
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>>23855401
CA atm
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>>23855291
stuff to adjust the carburetor and take it apart road side. And spare gloves
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>>23855394
look up your state/country regulations lol. California motorcycles do not need to be smogged, do not need to be inspected, only registered and insured. Texas for example requires ALL registered vehicles to undergo an inspection (brakes, lights, signals, exhaust decibels, etc). I paid $200 to transfer the title and register it off of non-op, and it's going to cost approx. $130 for next year's registration sticker, plus insurance.
buy a $3k used bike, do the basic maintenance (oils, fluids, lubing, tires) and you shouldn't have any problems if you buy it from a legit person. ignore the tempting $2.5k bike where the owner only bothered to put 1/2 pics and 1 sentence accompanying it.
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>>23855394
Where I live there is literally 0 emissions. All you have to do is take the title to a title office to prove it's in your name and register it. Bike or car. Not living in a commie dystopia is great.
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>>23855412
I dunno but knowing California, yeah.
BC gang still has street legal two strokes.
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>>23855399
i will be paying about 3500 for the ninja 300, and im not sure if that is a good price, since it is older, but it has suuch excellent or low mileage. it is also a bike in high demand, so i really have no idea what to expect going into it.

If i am spending essentially 3500 on it, if i have to fix or replace anything, depending on the costs to transfer the vehicle (if there are any) and if i have to smog it or something (no idea what ca laws are) i am afraid that it might be closer to like 4k or 4500 in unexpected repairs and fixes.

at that point i am wondering if it makes more sense to just spend 6-7k or whatever it is on a new ninja. I just need something cheap and reliable to get me to work and school which is a half hour commute.
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>>23855416
are there any good ways to keep cheap motorcycle insurance? I figure if i crash a motorcycle, the insurance doesnt matter anyway because the bike will probably be totaled and i would probably die from the crash so i dont fully understand it in the way i understand it for a car.

If i take a motorcycle safety course before the license test, how much would that lower the insurance rate? because i am trying to save money and get to school and work cheap the low insurance is important to me for the next year or two.

>. I paid $200 to transfer the title and register it off of non-op, and it's going to cost approx.

does this mean you paid 200 to transfer it to a buyer? or that as a buyer you paid 200 for this paperwork? sucks that people have to pay so much to just sell or buy something from another person.
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>>23855361
Not really I mean it can sit for a month no problem, it might struggle a bit to start but it’ll be fine... more than a month and you’re looking at squared tyres, rotted cables and bad gas
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>>23855427
2012 ninja 300 is the first year they were produced. $3.5k is quite steep, for reference my 2014 Honda 300 and 2007 SV650 were both $3k flat in mint condition with half the miles. If it's your first bike, get used. You won't feel bad about thrashing it, learning the clutch, etc... it's a fun experience.

>>23855447
you're paying so if you rear end someone, you cover the person you hit. Uninsured if someone turns left in front of you but they don't have insurance. Collision (not recommended if the bikes value is really low anyways) if you ride the bike into a guard rail. Comprehensive if someone throws your bike into a van. Roadside when your shit breaks down. MSF course should be taken by all riders, the discount on insurance isn't much. I paid $200 to transfer the title into my name and get a 2021 registration sticker.
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>>23855277
Anyone else just wear AirPods while they ride instead of spending a shit ton of money on a cardo?
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>my used sport bike went in for its first major service
>they've found so many things wrong with it (including the fuel line not being clipped in among other major things)
>already been called by the mechanic three times to get the OK to replace more parts
I'm getting raped here lads. Never buying used again unless it's from a reputable dealer.
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>>23855476
Cardo is nice because when you're wearing proper earplugs it sounds good and you can still hear the outside world, plus adjusting the volume with the physical dial is nice, not having to touch your phone.
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>tfw getting aftermarket K tech shock before an exhaust.
I just wish the same brand cartridge kit wasn't $900
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>>23855476
how the fuck are you able to keep the earbuds in when you put on the helmet?
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>>23855501
I would replace those god awful turn signals. Holy fucking shit they’re ugly.
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>>23855501
At least your priorities are in order. Hoping to get one like that later this year or early next, first thing it'll get is suspension to be less of a bouncy castle.
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>>23855480
lol rip
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Tips for going long distances? Gonna be riding four hours tomorrow and I’m a little apprehensive. I’m gonna be taking frequent breaks and drinking lots of water.
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>>23855512
Going slower doesn't wear you out as fast. You can go a lot further at 65mph than 75mph, less concentration needed.
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>>23855512
Prehydrate
Eat gud
Hope you have a windshield or at least a tank bag as a pad
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Should I get a t7 or a used concourse and a used dirt bike
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>>23855480
what is your shitbike and how much is it costing to fix it?
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>>23855480
Didn’t you do an inspection of the bike? Shit looks pretty obvious, removing the seat and inspecting whatever you can takes like 5 mins tops
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>>23855512
>I’m gonna be taking frequent breaks and drinking lots of water.
That's pretty much it

4 hours isn't that much, what kind of bike are you riding?
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>>23855536
vstrom
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>>23855548
Under the seat seemed alright, the stuff wrong with it is mainly to do with under the tank (missing/loose/stripped bolts), coolant resevoir and shit. Heaps of fairing bolts missing too but I knew that. Should've just bought new.
>>23855541
Ninja 650, I'd say probably $1000 unless they find even more shit which wouldn't surprise me.
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>>23855505
I already did, but I didn't have any pictures on my laptop
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>>23855291
Weed is bad for you man. It fucks up your REM sleep and causes long term emotional regulation issues.
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>>23855505
along with a tail tidy.
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>>23855580
Why did you crash your scout
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>>23855570
I know it might sound like I’m autistic (more than I really am) but if a bike is missing bolts it’s because the owner is careless about it, and it snowballs from there
A good owner would make sure to at least replace a fairing bolt, those things flap in the wind if they’re not tightened
Considering it’s a Ninja 650 it shouldn’t be too pricy, unless it was actually seriously really fucking fucked
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>>23855604
Because I ride hard and live for the glory of Jesus Christ so I'm not afraid to die. You should try it as well.
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>>23855412
In CA. The laws are fucky, but basically if you are in state and buying an instate bike, no. If out of state the dmv wants an emissions sticker/stuff.
I will say every non in-state bike I got they just asked for any emissions info, and never cared really.
You don't have to smog the vehicle bi-yearly or any bullshit. There is a reason every couple HOGS can run drag pipes.
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>>23855580
Much better
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>>23855618
Absolutely based
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>>23855277
i bought this brand new summer

am i gonna make it?
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>>23855291
snacks....and zip ties in case I get a flat and don't have a spare tube
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>>23855586
>>23855618
some of you cruiser bros are okay
don't come to the mountains this weekend
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>>23855644
Checked. We're all gonna make it lads
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gsx-s750 anon is back, convince me not to buy one
>z900 is $4000 more and I’m not a fan of the styling
>mt09 costs the same but is a floppy noodle only good for wheelies
>striple is 5k more and not Japanese
>trident is only sold as a lams here
>mt07 is a worse mt09 that costs the same
>790 duke is hot garbage

I would get a sport bike but I want abs and to be comfortable. Do I just need to start looking at litre nakeds for better performance value?
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>>23855644
Dubs state you are
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>>23855653
>litre nakeds
be a real man and ride a 250
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>>23855653
Get one. They’re sweet bikes, looking at one for my next as well
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>>23855653
yamaha tenere 700 or the super tenere 1199cc
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>>23855653
Don't discount the mt09 in the twisties it's pretty good
mt10 or gsxs1000 are better choices
the accountants got ahold of the 750 killed its potential
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New anime is in the menu, boys.
How many cursed bikes with death tolls is this going to sell?
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>>23855653
Just get the MT-09 SP
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>>23855710
how often does a bike with a K/d stay intact?
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>>23855644
fuck u anon, I want one but no one has one near me.
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>>23855720
they're officially discontinued in canada now too.
i scooped up a brand new 2019 last year for $6300 + fees

8k in the first 3 months....no regrets
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>>23855714
1
either one or both (the bike) dies as well
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>>23855561
Any links on that trailer and hitch setup?
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>>23855524
Good to know. I plan on taking my time anyway, thanks anon.
>>23855525
I do indeed have a windshield, luckily! I anticipated this when I got the bike, I just didn’t expect to go down the coast so soon.
>>23855555
Thanks anon, it’s gonna be around 9 hours split over three days, 4 hours first day. It’s a 90s Honda CBR, relatively comfy and I’m not too hunched over
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>>23855672
I ride a 300 but I want to be able to overtake cars on the open road more safely

>>23855699
If I got a tenere 700 dad would lmao at me from his super adventure

>>23855702
I know the mt09 is ok, but it is a fundamentally flawed machine and I feel like I’d be trying to ride around the bike too much. This would be my first non lams bike and I’d potentially have it for a while

Also I did wonder why the gsxs1000 was pretty much as cheap as the 750. It seemed to me like it would be a bit too much bike for me. I’ve ridden a gsxr750 and loved it, I’ve ridden a cbr1000rr and hated it

>>23855713
Hard to find a good deal on those, also does having ohlins really fix that bike?
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is it dumb to get a scrambler for a first bike?
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>>23855561
....is that made of wood?
i wouldn't ride with that shit, just asking for trouble
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>>23855763
I'm pretty certain it's custom fab. Badass though.
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>>23855789
>If I got a tenere 700 dad would lmao at me from his super adventure
sounds wholesome as fuck, Anon

I would definitely buy a tenere 700 just to make my dad laugh if he was still around. They have ABS and everything too, I kind of want one for a second bike
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>>23855800
I actually like adv bikes, but I wouldn’t want to get one since I can’t ride on dirt for shit and don’t really have the time to learn. If I was going to get one I’d get a vstrom since it’s way cheaper and more on road focused. I do want at least 100hp though
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>>23855798
Fugly
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>>23855789
get the 1000, quality components make it worth handling more horsepower
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>>23855811
I don't see a bike in this post. Thanks for the (You).
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>>23855811
you've been btfo
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>>23855476

I got a Cardo Freecom for about the same price or less and never worry sbout earbuds. I don't need a Packtalk because I don't ride with anybody, and the Freecom works great as a dedicated bluetooth helmet device for phone, gps, and music.
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>>23855809
>I can’t ride on dirt for shit
just slam it down and put street tires on it

SUMO700 would be pretty fun
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>>23855798
based.
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>>23855831
Oh god, oh fuck, I need this.
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>>23855777
>9 hours split over three days
Sounds perfect anon, 4 hours isn't much riding at all especially on a comfy bike. Have fun and post pics
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>>23855851
i think that will be my next bike
keep the 250r for dirt and sumo a T7
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>>23855831
>MT-10 lights
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>>23855870
A sumoed T7 is just a worse FZ07, anon.
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>>23855501
>cartridge kit
Yamaha puts a damper-rod fork on non-budget 700? I thought Suzuki was mean.
>$900
The Ohlins cartridge kit is only $650
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>>23854300
If you're around CA/AZ, anon, I'll hang with you if you need a friend.
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>>23855879
yeah bro Im in Eureka ride up here lets get drunk
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>>23855872
>>23855874
>worse FZ07
how is it worse in any way?

for starters, it isn't an fz.....
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are bikes more expensive right now with covid or cheaper? I think i had heard some dealerships were doing deals or something for cars when covid was in full swing, did any of that ever effect bikes?
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>>23855887
they were way more expensive but I've noticed that alot of people are regret selling now and the market is packed, atleast here in BC.
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>>23855887
>are bikes more expensive right now
yes, it's spring time
every idiot is selling their bike for 2-3x hoping for some sucker to buy it

dealers are busy as fuck and low on stock but it shouldn't affect prices
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>>23855896
>>23855899
the same used bikes asking 10k right now will be 3k again by late August. This is the worst time of year to buy a used bike.
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is the ninja 300 even manufactured anymore? or was it replaced in the US with the 400? is it just the 250 or the 400 at this point, for a smalller ninja? I was going to see if there were any new ninja 300s at my dealership to price compare with a used 300.

If i buy that ninja 300 for 3500, then add the 200 title transfer that is 3700, if it needs new tires and some fixing up because of some fun "surprises" in the first year or two, that might run like a grand...and that would be 4700. that is basically 5k at that point just for a used 300.

At that point wouldnt it make more sense to just buy a new 300? if i am spending 5k....i want it to simply work. I dont want to learn how to fix the bike while im still learning to drive the thing.
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>>23855903
i cant wait until august. maybe i will just buy another bike in august then and resell it the next year at a profit to make the difference up. or keep that bike and sell the one i get now. I need a vehicle for work and school, dont have the luxury to wait unfortunately.
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>>23855886
You're getting a CP2 motor in a ~430lb bike, except with weird suspension geometry and higher riding overall. Get it if you want to jump it, I guess.
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>>23855915
its probably not going to be that broken and there is this thing called haggling you should try.
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>>23855346
you start a bike by touching the muffler? wtf are you E.T.?
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>>23855928
im not much of a haggler, i usually end up feeling, even if i do talk the price down for something. Ive done it at swap meets and shit never something as large as a vehicle. I may have to bring some of these points up though.

my concern is that with so many people wanting a ninja, even if i am objectively right about whatever points i bring up, there is a chance someone else would buy it anyway from the dude for even more money. just because of it being a "ninja".
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>>23855934
feeling bad* fuck.
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Can we talk about the Supercub anime? Its pretty good also
>Has your motorcycle killed 3 people?
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>>23855915
>some fixing up because of some fun "surprises" in the first year or two, that might run like a grand
>buy a new one
i wouldnt buy a new one in your situation, you will lose more money on a new purchase than fixing a used bike no matter how you do the math

tires are a couple hundred, you should be able to find a well maintained almost never used 250 street bike. People outgrow them fast.

if you need to spend $1k or even $500 fixing a used bike you should just buy a different one.

>>23855926
>Get it if you want to jump it
i hop a lot of curbs and ride dirt roads and service roads, but please, tell me more about what i need
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>>23855924
>maybe i will just buy another bike in august then and resell it the next year at a profit to make the difference up
if you want to flip bikes get a trailer and buy in winter and sell in spring, you wont make any money though or everyone would be doing it already
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Posting again, crashed my '83 Sabre, lost the stock signal light, anyone can recommend replacements? I don't have a Haynes manual yet so not to sure what to do on this fucker. Any ideas appreciated! And the anon that posted the reminder, thank you.
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>>23855882
WAAAYYY too far tonight, I'll be in the area next Sunday though
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>>23855942
im not really trying to flip the bikes to make a cheap dollar, it just seemed like it might be economical here to get a bike now and a bike later if the prices really deviate to such a degree. if i got a good enough deal i suppose i could just have two. it never hurts to have a back up vehicle if you need to get to work or school. so in theory i could sit on it for a while if i wanted to sell one. if have two bikes i could maybe get a feel for which one i like most. just spitballing at this point.
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>>23855946
F
I recommend something nice that is not led. LED lights are fine, but I like to do 2 or more when I do them since half the time you need the diode to make the shit work right.

Don't cheap out too much. I find 10/20 dollar turn signals are super useless.
Find some old OEM ones on ebay, or something similar.
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>>23855950
more bikes IS more better
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>>23855939
I will check it out. Sucks that Funimation has it though.
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>>23855277
KTM adventure, the master race, in the house!
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>>23855934
I tell hagglers to suck my fucking dick. You know how much demand there is for your bike when you post the ad based on the attention you get. So if there's three people that want to see it, and the first guy thinks he can talk the price down, you tell him "No I have to consider other offers"
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>>23855984
If you have a VPN Muse Asia's YouTube channel has it
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Hello friends. I love you all and hope you have great riding weather. I am on vacation visiting some friends and i honestly would rather be on my bike.
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>>23856002 very based. im thinking about one of those as my next bike. what is the comfortable cruising speed (rpm-wise) on it?
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Do you run from the cops?
https://crazyshit.com/cnt/medias/80470-full-uncensored-fatal-maryland-shooting-video
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>>23856040
I think he means because Funimation is a terrible localizer.
Granted there isn't a good localizer.
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Yes I ride a Harley.

Yes I fucked your mom.

Heh, nothing personal kiddo
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>>23856057
thanks wingy
>dont care if youre not wingy
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>>23856109
Tell me that motorcyclist won a lawsuit
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>>23856109
cops don't exist. I regularly do 80 in a 40 on main roads and they just don't exist. right place right time all the time.
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>>23856155
Apparently the motorcyclist got his fine reduced to $250. That's it.
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>>23856155
probably not since he ran, and then ran out of gas kek
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>>23856109
you'll get shot either way
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuWVR2Dv5vM
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>>23856165
Stop lying. He neither ran nor ran out of gas.
you can look up the video. That webm start moments after the cop turns on his lights.
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Good morning bike frens

>>23856146
Not me but same sentiment desu
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>>23856109
Can someone turn this into the lev punch meme?
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>>23856164
A newer article says the cop resigned.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/iowa-officer-resigns-video-shows-striking-biker-64508286
Could be the motorcyclist is in the process of suing, or trying to.
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>>23855296
Why not? They seem plentiful, I can find a few in my area at any given time. Maybe they ain't running but you're gonna need to learn how to fuck with it anyway.
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>>23856109
I've only been pulled over once, and it was because they misread my licence plate and thought it was unregistered.
I wouldn't run, because I'd be fucked over 10 times more if they did catch me. If they didn't catch me I'd feel like I couldn't ride my bike for at least a year.
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>>23856192
Aye, you've got to have a bike for runnin and a bike for not
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>>23856190
because I'm broke and retarded.
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>>23856183
What a loser.
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>>23856190
They aren't reliable machines
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>>23856203
this too, you need to get a non 750 for it to not be a POS.
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>>23856169
PUT IT IN PARK

>>23856171
you can look up DEEZ NUTS
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>>23855476
Based. I never understood how helmet comms companies stay in business when shit like discord and blutooth IEMs exist.

>>23855504
Put the buds in, the put the helmet on-top of your head, then with your thumbs underneath the buds, work the helmet down with your fingers. If you're wearing an open face/modular then you can simply put them in normally.
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>>23855480
You are like a little baby
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>>23856225
>If you're wearing an open face/modular then you can simply put them in normally.
or use wired buds like a real chad.
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real comms aren't THAT expensive. worth it to me to not have to fiddle around with half measures
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>>23856200
>now you want a magna
Just save up and buy what you want then leet anon.
Whatever you do buy one in better shape then your cm400 or cx500.
Otherwise git gud and fix yo shit son.
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Why does my gear indicator go blank? Is it because I shift down too quickly as I’m stopping?
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>>23856225
>tfw no helmet antenna
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>>23856070
>very based. im thinking about one of those as my next bike. what is the comfortable cruising speed (rpm-wise) on it?

I don't know, I just got it. I have a KTM 400sxc. Its geared low speeds.

The adventure is said to be good for 80mph with ease, they say it shakes and you can add a flywheel if it bothers you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atiTdBSsGCU
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>>23856232
Wired buds are 10x harder to wear in a full face than wireless. Putting on the helmet without it pulling them out via the wire is practically impossible; I tried it once and gave up after like 5 minutes of struggling, resigning myself to notoons until I was able to get my wireless ones back.

The ACTUAL chad amongus would buy a set of quality over-ear headphones (Vmoda, audiotechnica, etc.), a FiiO amp and a battery bank then disassemble them and proceed to mount them inside the helmet.

Maybe one day somebody will be that based.
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>>23856254
I got on her today. I'll get my motorcycle license in the next week.
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>>23856251
Simply fix the issue, anon.
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>>23856251
Is there no helmet girl figure?
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>>23856256
What bike is this? Is it yours?

Post more please
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>>23856256
eh I just got a pair of Shure IEM's that have the wire go around the ear, spread the helmet, and slip it on. More of a pain when I remove them, but have had good luck so far. Plenty good audio quality for myself.

I do like gauges in tanks. Just makes life comfy seeing nothing but the open road, and bars.
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>>23855295
king
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>>23856258
>presidential candidate Wayne Lambright is officially hasbike

Okay, this is based.
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>>23856262
How'd you put it on there? I might try and rob a radio.
>>23856263
Kek, holy shit I had no idea how retarded Amazon's figure prices were
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>>23856263
>using Amazon to find figures
NGMI
>>23856265
that website causes pain when you see all of the real nice kits that are locked away in some hikkis collection never to be sold.
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>>23856264
>What bike
2015 dyna low-rider.
>Is it yours?
If I said yes then I guess you'd just have to believe me, wouldn't you? Not like you're gonna prove me wrong.
>Post more please
I'm curious as to why you're so interested; these bikes are pretty common and this one is nothing special.

>>23856268
I have no idea how you do that with a helmet that fits so I can only assume your helmet does not fit. Regardless based & tankgaugepilled.
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>>23856109
As I recall, the cop in the webm didn't even assault the right biker... Dude just happened to be there.
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>>23856295
why are twinks always sat on Harleys with their arms like that?
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>>23855476
>>23856225
Wind noise is too much on the highway. I need actual earplugs + something for coms. I want the antennas for looks
>>23856281
I haven't had a problem tracking down figures for sale. It's just costly. Especially with shipping costs right now.
https://files.catbox.moe/iua2bm.gif
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>>23856295
I just like seeing cool harleys breh, especially if it’s OC. Guessing you are new.

Welcome fellow Harleychad
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>>23856251
4chan incarnate
Maybe buy a bed instead of another anime figure
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>>23856263
>These things cost more than some Perfect Grade kits
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>>23856308
He's a few piss bottles short of that.
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>>23856109
>>23856296
Woo dude just got $225,000 from the state of Iowa for this.
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>>23856244
because you touch yourself at night
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>>23856280
>playing PD2 as one does
"I could put an antenna on my helmet"
>Go to goodwill
>Borrow an antenna off of a radio
Yeah speaking of I gotta go return that soon probably.
>Drill three 1mm holes, in a line, into the side of the helmet
>Proceed to connect those holes making a 3mmx1mm rectangular slot
>Apply gorilla glue to pic related
>Insert
>???
>Profit
Inb4 aaaaaa drilling into helmet?!?! It's a piece of shit open-face bilt; the thing's a glorified hat. I paid 30 bucks for it nib so it's the shitter helmet I get to practice painting and mounting dumb shit (namely an antenna) on.

Though with my now probably unrivaled antenna-mounting expirence, I will say gorilla glue is some strong shit. You could very likely get away with removing the rectangular bit at the base of the aerial, then simply apply a drop of glue to attach it. I'm not exactly sure how strong that'd end up being, but it'll likely be more than enough to withstand general antenna-helmet bs like wind resistance and the occasional twig. The drill & slot method is beyond overkill, as I honestly couldn't remove it if I tried without solvents; shit's fuckin' on there good.
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>>23856295
Take your meds retard
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>>23856295
>big radius style exhaust
b-b-based Always sound great on exhaust vids compared to everything else.
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>100mph lane splitting
Am I a speed demon or is this normal behavior from motorcyclists?
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>>23856346
you are a retard, not a speed demon.
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>>23856346
Likely organ donor
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>>23856303
Not new, but I'm not gonna sit here and pretend to have been lurking for ages. I just don't often post that bike because it's obviously not mine.

>>23856298
Sorry but I wasn't posing I was riding. I didn't know the photo was being taken otherwise I would've flexed my ripped bi's & tri's just for you, anon.

>>23856301
Get better tips for your IEMs, I suppose. I wear a carbon helmet and even I don't get what you mean by saying too much wind.
>Antenna
See >>23856328
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>>23856353
>>23856355
I was on the highway what's the big deal?
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>>23856340
They do sound breddy good.

>>23856335
Which ones would you recommend? I'm sure you know what's good.
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>>23856360
>splitting at SPLAT speeds
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>>23856346
... why
I get that there is probably a rush of adrenaline dodging cagers but I would rather not smear my body on the pavement.
>inb4 bussy
sure.
I unironically follow the lane split rules since I see so many lane changes occurring at 5 mph.

at 100mph I would probably be passing dudes on the freeway till I get a ticket.

>>23856301
I run these
https://www.amazon.com/Shure-SE215-K-Isolating-Earphones-MicroDriver/dp/B004PNZFZ8

About 75% as affective as the foam earplugs. With music you can't hear any wind. The material of the plug is basically a foam earplug over the speaker.

>>23856360
Hope no one merges.... Lane splitting requires a decent amount of cars too. You could just be weaving between lanes.
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>>23856360
No one expects someone to be riding in between lanes especially at high speeds. What if they change lanes suddenly and you’re in their blind spot?
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>>23856357
it's not that, I just don't get why you need to be hunkered forward on a cruiser.
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Based rotary motorcycle
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>>23856379
I was checking the mirror before I pulled out into the street. I guess you're right though, real doms just pull out.
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>>23856313
>because you buy shit that's still being made
See >https://files.catbox.moe/iua2bm.gif
None of those are being made, except the bottom left that has of yet to be made, but you're searching for something ultra rare, and on top of that, a GK.
It's too bad no chink has copied the pieces and made his own molds for it.
Good luck on your hunt. I recommend keeping a browsing open that just auto-F5's auction sites in the background.
>>23856328
Guess I have a small project to look forward to. My helmet is just a cheap Bell so I don't mind drilling into it. Apparently putting stickers onto my helmet already killed the warranty anyways.
>>23856373
>I run these
Shit anon, those cost more than my helmet. I could use some new earbuds though.
I think I'm going to try wind proofing my helmet a bit more first. Maybe put some electrical tape around some grooves and stuff. Maybe try to make a custom chin curtain
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just a reminder KTM 690 > DRZ. That is all
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>>23856404
Yeah do what you can.

Not sure if I will ever get into the figure game. Might as well take a look for whats out there.
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>>23856404
lemans tape windproofing is the chad way to go, see headlight for details.
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>>23856447
Truly peak aero
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>>23856346
B-but I thought splitting 20mph faster than the flow of traffic was okay?
80+20=100
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>>23856457
a mirror delete would have gotten me to 208, no buts.
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>>23856462
>new MT-07 leaked
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>>23856404
You'd better post pics when it's finished
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>>23856462
>bead seat cover
I want that to face off against that anon's sheep fur cover
>>23856464
Kek
That reminds me I need to try a top speed run again.
This time with no mirrors, tool kit out, premium gas, perfectly inflated tires, and a go pro video that doesn't give the watcher a seizure
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>>23856462
>yo dawg I heard you like lights, so I put some lights on your lights, so you can light it up.

>>23856478
I think I should start doing this once, on all my bikes.
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>>23856478
>tfw a GS500 would dust your shitbike
145km/h before death shakes on my "touring bike"
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>>23856477
I will
And I'll get out my fanny pack too
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>>23856480
We can see who has the fastest shitbike
>>23856487
I'm more scared of the police than crashing when I'm doing speed runs.
I was shitting myself at every set of headlights that went past in >>23856478
I tried to do it along a stretch that had a quick overpass I could flip onto and quickly get away.
I'm fairly certain one of the vehicles was a police vehicle because I could see them flip on their signal after going past me.
And there's only one real reason to do that.
>death shakes
At that point let Jesus take the handlebars kek
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>>23856505
>I'm more scared of the police than crashing when I'm doing speed runs.
Makes sense, nothing more scary than the government.
There's a nice section of freeway near me where the police tend to not set up because it's too inconvenient, same place where I took my old Geo conv to the limit.
>At that point let Jesus take the handlebars kek
I put my trust in my Suzuki windbreaker and new balances to keep me alive.
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>>23856517
Holy shit that's a cool windbreaker
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>>23856518
Value Village sometimes stocks the good shit, still on the lookout for a Honda one saying as I've never owned a Suzuki motorcycle; A slide suit to match is up there too.
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>>23856527
>Value Village
My thrift stores near me should be open soon/now. I should hit them up. I remember going to a couple to get clothing for me and my friends cosplay clothing to modify.
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>>23856535
They're worth stopping by to check whenever you have the time, really.
>cosplay clothing to modify.
I don't even want to know
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Why don't y'all have a Super Cub, anons?
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>>23856566
I kind of want a ct110 instead
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>>23856566
I already have a slow shitbike that can also go offroad. Super cubs are cool though.
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>>23856566
because I don't want one, 250ccs and up to get on this ride.
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>>23856346
Depends how fast the traffic is going
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>>23855653
Test ride the 750 and the 1000
I test rode the 1000 but have decided to keep my 650 for another year or until I get a garage.
just get a liter bike.
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>>23856346
It's fun, keep doing it.
In the UK we have smaller lanes and more traffic.
My bike only does 130 :(
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>>23855277
why don't dealers update their websites? I'll see a bike I want, call and they don't have it. okay. Look on their website again I see another one that's in stock. Call them and what do you know they don't have that bike either.
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>>23856566
They're very popular with the youth where I live. They mod the fuck out of them and try to make them fast but they're still ridiculously slow and you look like a tool using one for anything but city strolling
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Is removing the speed limiter on bikes going to damage the engine?

"They are limited to 180 kmh or 112 mph. This is a hard coded limit done by the ecu"

This is a forum post for a Triumph Bobber, it seems extremely weird to limit it to such a slow speed unless they are trying to protect the engine or something
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>>23856600
You called, great success
They might sweet talk you into buying something else
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>>23856617
No. Only if the bike has an electronic rev limiter that is based on engine rpm, not speed. If the bobber is full throttle at 112 mph and turning like 5k rpm in top gear it can be removed safely.

Triumphs are now made in thailand, not air cooled, and finally, are speed limiting bikes.
Kinda cucked imo.
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what do you guys check first on a used bike
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>>23856627
exhaust manifold.
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>>23856626
>are speed limiting bikes.
>Kinda cucked imo.
On a youtube video a guy was riding a Daytona and it was speed limited at 168.

Do you know any reliable websites that catalog different bikes and their limited speed as well as websites for removing/increasing speed?
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>>23856627
The owner.
If the guy has room temperature iq the bike is guaranteed to be a bodged mess
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>>23856645
you could extend this to the initial ad.
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>>23856627
>in person
Fuckery(slide marks, ghetto wiring, rotting tires, oil seepage). Then (if it's supposed to be running) check that it starts, ride it and do electronics check(turn signals, brake light, etc)
If I like it I buy.

My issue is if I see something I want online I tend to yolo it and just fix issues as they come up. You could bring someone knowledgable too. I am way more critical of someone else's purchase(no emotions). Then if I bought it.
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>>23856637
168 is fast enough that it isn't actually an issue unless you are on track. I have gone past 112mph passing a string of cars, and would not like hitting a speed limiter.

Maybe check motorcycle specs.za
They have decent specs and reviews on each bike which might talk about a speed limiter. Otherwise check forums if you are serious.
As long as the bike is unlimited up to around 130mph I would be alright.
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>>23856637
Note that what the speedo says is not the always the truth
Every liter peter will stop counting at 300kmh, but if you look up your speed with a GPS you'll discover it's a wink wink kind of limit
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>>23856627
It's a long list. Let's go over it front to back.

Front wheel, wiggle to see if there's play in the bearings, inspect rotors and calipers to see if they look like absolute shit, check front forks for leaks or damage, hold front brake and push down on them a bit to get a feel for them. Set up bike on center stand and grab both forks and move back and forth for headstock bearing play.

Handlebars, check that they're straight and alligned with the front wheel, check all buttons and controls that they work and are in good conditon. Check sides for signs of a fall. Check throttle/clutch cables for feel and visually.

Gas tank. Check for scratches dents and cracks, along with fairings if any. Fairings often crack at the bolts. Check gas cap, that it opens and closes right, that it's not discolored as hell, that there's no gas leaking by the petcock if there is one.

Engine. Check for leaks and discoloration. Grab hoses and check if they're brittle. Check the drain plug for weeping, check carbs or injectors for fuel leaking, check gaskets for weeping, check overall condition of it.

Check both brakes, for fuid color, lever feel, possible leaks.

Check the rear wheel much like the front. Also move sprocket to check for worn cush drives, check condition of the chain. Check exhausts front to back for rust and or loose rattly bits inside.

Check that all lights and blinkers work right. Check that horn works right.

Take for short ride. Let go of handlebars to see if the bike tracks straight. Go on a big road and accelerate hard through all the gears to check for clutch slipping and that all gears engage correctly and no selector forks are damaged.
A lot of it comes down to feel and experience. That's why it's always best to go to a mechanic who works on that make of bikes to check it out. They know where they're prone for failure as well as how a good one is supposed to feel.
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>>23856654
>but if you look up your speed with a GPS you'll discover it's a wink wink kind of limit
Interesting, can you show me some examples?
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>>23855939
Oh I've been waiting for this. Thanks for reminding me.
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>>23856662
https://youtu.be/Xb3NqyTVgYM

I know for sure the R1 does this as well. The Panigale straight up shows 3 dashes once you hit 300 as if to say "fuck it m8"
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>>23855367
>BMW
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When the 1st gen Busa came out with a top speed of over 300kph there was a bit of a media scare about how dangerous bikes were becoming.

The industry, fearing regulations by governments, unofficially made an agreement to not go over that ever again because it's better to set your own terms and limits than have a government do it for you. Since then more powerful and faster bikes have come out but since fuel injection is the standard now, compared to then where only some bikes had it, limiting is very easy. You wring the throttle out at top gear and the bike just stops revving at some point, despite not being in the redline yet. So for these faster and more powerful bikes the top speed is rarely a selling point like it is with cars. Some may go over the limit with some speedo shenanigans but generally speaking they just keep them around the 300kph area on purpose.
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>>23856694
Do you think they’ll eventually lift the limit because of electric bikes?
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>>23856711
You do understand that electric bikes are like the opposite of normal engines right? They make MEGA power at the bottom and end up making less up top. I am still waiting for someone to setup a multi speed electric bike so we could reach faster speeds. I guess they could just run a SUPER tall gear and maybe get there.
This is why electric vehicles do better in city compared to highway.
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>>23856711
Very unlikely, but it doesn't matter much. I mean taking your busa to 300 is sort of an event, you have to plan it out, go out to a road you know that can support it, hope there won't be many cars there and then go for it for a minute or two and then that's that. Realistically top speed matters very little and even for track it has to be a very big one for top speed to make a difference.
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>>23856721
And when electric bikes reach higher speeds would they lift the limit?
>>
tes
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>>23856721
>gearing an electric engine
No, electric engines are as good as they can get, gearing is a system used to squeeze more efficiency out of ICE.
The problem with electric is power storage. A powerful engine capable of hitting high speed would require tons of weight in batteries that would require more power that would require more weight ecc.
Battery capacity and charge speed are the reasons EV's are still a joke, but if a new type of lightweight electric storage came out tomorrow they would take over the market in a month
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finally she is mine. poobike revolution incoming
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>>23856749
They don't have a wide enough rev range and it would do wonders for their distance range so it's not actually a bad idea
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>>23856756
The odour rises...
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>>23856759
This is not how it works
Put aside that electric engines have a higher rev range, the point is that the torque is constant on all of it.
So if you have an ebike that can hit 200kmh it has the same torque at 1kmh, you can't transfer that upwards, you'd only lose energy
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>>23856749
They could do a two speed planetary setup like in drills and shit. Would be complex but might work.

>>23856756
>prius and toyota brz passes you IRL
Still a cool bike.
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>>23856778
So stuff like two speed drills are for the users sake then? So we would need higher output batteries that could sustain the motor spinning at whateverthefuck speed it needs to go?
If that's the case then electric bikes will just get faster as fancier batteries come out, and then they will be speed limited by nannies again.
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>>23856756
Nice
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>>23856786
Yes, exactly.
The key is power density: ev's lose because gas has 100 times more Jauls/g, so if you need to go faster caveman dump more explosion fluid
A zero / tesla would need to triple the weight nullifying the gains
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>>23856805
Damn. Not entirely surprised but that's good to know.
Well I will be waiting to see if something interesting comes out.
Dad's looking at retrofitting one of our bikes with a crank mounted electric motor. The fact that we can legally go on bike trails is going to be cool.
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>I fucking called that price.
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>>23856821
Oh shit, it's coming here?
>20hp, 20tq at 421 lbs.
So MSF class is getting hold of these. The suzuki savage finally has a competitor.
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I'm starting to think about my next bike and so far I have pic related as options. Any thoughts on these?
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>>23856829
>Any thoughts on these?
theyre all so nice you cant fuck up
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>>23856829
huh the suzuki actually has a 1055mm seat height. Maybe this is the bike for non manlets
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>>23856829
There's no wrong option here really but 2 of them are 2 cyl and the other 2 are 4 cyl and that's two very different styles.

Z650 is a fucking solid bike and with better handling than the MT (though that's up to debate for some). MT has a better and more fun engine with a bit more power. MT is definitely the more popular option in recent years.

The Honda and Zuki are 4 cyl, that means more power and more maintenance and fuel costs. Zuki is better performing, Honda is newer and there's the question of styling which is up to you.
Test ride as many as you can get your hands on or ideally all 4
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>>23856842
What kind of extra maintenance we talking about?
>>23856838
Its also the only one I haven't tried sitting on yet, hm
>>23856835
Yeah they're all cool and make me excited
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>>23856848
4cyl vs 2cyl maintenance
The 4cyl will have. More expensive valve checks, possibly more frequent(if it's higher tuned engine), worse mpg, more things that "could" go wrong, wider and heavier bike.
That's about it. I would do 4cyl or mt07. Z650 sounds like a nice bike but I wouldn't go with it.
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>>23856838
>1055 mm seatheight

Maybe for the pillion, lol
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>>23856853
Doesn't the Z650 have the most tech out of all of them and isn't it the cheapest?

I'd take the CB650R, to be honest.
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>>23856856
yeah i looked it up and its 820
stupid indian source.
Still the tallest of the 4
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>>23856848
Quantities and costs go up across the board. More cylinders, a bigger engine. Needs more oil, needs more parkplugs, has more valves, more throttle bodies etc.

Also overall as a higher performance bike it costs more overall, not just on fuel. Tires, sprockets, brake pads, all are more expensive because they're higher performance components.
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>>23856821
Won’t sell, rebel 300 isn’t any more expensive than that and it’s actually reliable and makes more power
Sad flop for RE
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>>23856894
It mostly comes down to the type of hipster with these bikes and classic styling is actually more popular than neo retro
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>>23856897
I mean you have a point, the enfield looks very, very sharp, but the rebel isn’t bad either and it’s just a much better deal. Maybe I was too harsh and we’ll see but as someone who’s in the marker the rebel is the clear winner for me
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>>23856829
I have the CB650R and it's breddy good.
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>>23856829
I've ridden the MT-07 it's pretty nice but I recently got to ride a Versys, which has the kawi 650 twin, and I have to say, it's no slouch either. It pulls very comfortably from down low.
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>>23856781
>prius passes you irl
it's not that slow, or at least it doesn't feel like it is. rode it for 50ish kms and i had a fucking blast, can't wait to practice a bit on twisty roads next weekend.
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no wrencher here: How hard is it to change your oil? I've never done it before on a car or bike, but I checked yesterday and I'm almost completely out on my bike. I figure I should learn how to do it myself and it seems easy enough. Take the filter off, drain the oil, then put the filter and plug back and top up the oil. just need to go out and get myself a new filter and a litre of the right oil.

Also is there a best kind of oil to get or is it bike specific? Also what do you do with the old oil, take I take it to an auto shop in like a Mason jar and have them recycle it?
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>>23856950
You figured out everything, you only need to do it once to dispel your wrenchlet fear
As for the waste, google it, there has to be a disposal center in your proximity.
Or dump it into the ocean
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>>23856950
Better check the manual for right viscosity grade oil or if you don't care just put in olive oil.
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>>23856950
>what do you do with the old oil
Burn in a bonfire or spill it on the ground
I've also washed some down from the toilet but it took quite some time to get it all gone
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>>23856950
Stupid easy
Check what oil your bike needs, how much for an oil+filter change, get a drain pan, have the right tools, and fill the oil up slowly (easy to overfill, so it’s better to take it slow than to have to pull your drainplug again)
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>>23856950
>Also what do you do with the old oil, take I take it to an auto shop in like a Mason jar and have them recycle it?
If you are based you will do this in a walmart parking lot or the side of the road and just shart out the old oil onto the ground.
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>>23856950
I also highly recommend a funnel and having some rags on hand in case you spill
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>>23856950
did you check with the engine cold?
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>>23856829
From value perspective the MT07 wins. It’s the cheapest of the three and will provide the most smiles per mile. The Kawi has better tech and the tank is more ergonomic than the MT but the engine isn’t as fun plus it sounds like a leaf blower. The MT with an aftermarket exhaust is easy the best sounding bike for the money on the market.

https://youtu.be/QLPBK1U5LO0
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>>23856860
The only tech the z650 has is an admittedly nice tft display. Is still has no ride modes or traction control. It also doesn’t come standard with dual channel ABS which is a $500 option. The MT is the only Ptwin bike in the class that comes with dual channel ABS standard other than maybe the trident.
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>>23856829
Indian FTR, retard
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>>23857161
>wanting ABS and TCS on your bike
>you can't even turn it off
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>>23856829
Sportster Iron 1200. Then you might actually get laid.
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>>23857144
You've got to go back
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>>23857168
Too expensive, FTR is my next next bike
>>23857144
Ahh niccce
>>23857188
I'm not 45
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>>23857188
Sounds like he knows there’s no point in even trying
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>>23857191
Fine

Get the gsx750, with the full fairing
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>>23857182
>be against AIDS
>own many bikes
>AIDS free for 6 years
>buy new bike
>have to turn ABS and TCS off everytime I turn the key
>get lazy and leave it on sometimes
>develop comfort in knowing the back end isn't surprising me by sliding every 2 seconds
>start thinking ABS isn't that bad

I'm becoming what I hate bros
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>full fairing GSXS is only offered in the 1000 (gsx1000f)

Gay
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>>23857220
At least you didnt get an adventure bike where you have to pull the abs fuse everytime you want to go off-road
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Thoughts on the Speed Triple1200 RS?
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>>23857190
Ah he’s, the classic “I hate whatever is popular because I desperately need to be seen as a unique individual” 4chan poster. Grow up, it’s Yamaha's best selling bike for a reason.
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>>23857241
The headlight looks like it was pulled off a different bike in a scrapyard and zip tied to the front end.
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>>23857257
Are you me? I’ve been saying this about the street/speed for years

It might be the ugliest bike I’ve ever seen desu
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>>23857241
Looks great and is probably one of the best handling bikes you can get, position is aggressive tho
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>>23857298
I hear the street is more fun for spirited riding. Haven’t had the pleasure of riding either though.

If I ever settle down in the UK I’ll probably get a clapped out street
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>>23857243
>Ah he’s, the classic “I hate whatever is popular because I desperately need to be seen as a unique individual” 4chan poster. Grow up, it’s Adult Swims most watched series for a reason.

WUBADUBABUBDUB
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>>23857243
Not him and I personally don’t hate the MT-07, it’s a great bike for the price especially, but there’s nothing wrong with wanting something a little different or unique, MT-07s are probably like the most common new bikes anywhere
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>>23857191
Well I looked up the price of that exhaust and died inside a little
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>>23857336
Wouldn't say that, it's distinctive.
I diacovered that to a nobike eye the most generic is the SV650, to them it looks like a bike branded "Motorcycle " bought at Walmart, whereas all MT's are straight up obnoxious and recognizable
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>>23857314
The street is lighter and the speed used to have a high center of gravity which made it “less fun” but they changed the exhaust to the bottom, and it feels way way better
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>>23857335
Your mistake comparing adult swim to Yamaha
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>>23857383
>that headlight
I'm sorry bro
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>>23857230
What company would commit such a sin against decency?
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>>23857383
Or should I get this scrambler?
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>>23857367
Don't even bother for Akrapovic unless your bike is worth >20k, but since the MT-07 is selling like hit cakes you have the most aftermarket.
I have this one and it's lovely, for half the price (start at 40s)
https://youtu.be/adrvPfySY40
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>>23856002
Hey Wayne
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>>23857394
Yamaha did this for the Super Tenerè
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>>23857383
>>23857396
triumph is gay
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>>23857396
Scrambler for me. You can have what's left.
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what am i looking at price wise for a starter full helmet? any decent suggestions that wont asolutely break the bank?
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>>23857418
Triumph is cool actually
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>>23857440
okay gaywad
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>>23857434
Hjc i10 is cheap and snell rated. Perfect for a wobly beginner likely to crash.
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>>23857434
350€
HJC rpha
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>>23857446
This is what I get for phoneposting.
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>>23857434
AGV k3 sp
200 €, 5 sizes, tons of colors, well ventilated and comes with a pinlock.
Gets noisy on 130kmh+
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Well, >>23855480 reporting back with the damage.
>air filter wasn't even attached so the engine sucked in a bit of dust (not too much)
>fuel line wasn't clipped in so could've ripped off and sprayed fuel everywhere
>ABS module is fucked
>coolant catchment is cracked and needs to be duct taped up until we find a replacement
>bunch of stripped bolts around the tank
>bunch of fairing bolts stripped/missing
>battery was giving 8V instead of 12V and needed replacing

Bike runs like a dream now actually. Mechanic definitely didn't screw me on the price either.
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>>23857434
Scorpion has some good affordable ones such as exo 420, 520
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>>23856627
chain, if the chain is neglected you can guarantee everything else has been too.
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>>23857480
>>23857453
>>23857451
>>23857461
ill look em up...is it worth trying them on in person? with covid idk if shops are even letting people try gear on. I hear you have to test fit a helmet for like 10 minutes to know for sure how it fits.
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>>23857471
eh that's not too bad, it's basic previous owner memes
we had shit like that in the store so often when people do either their own maintenance or just bought the bikes and bring them in for the first service

the calls they did are basically reassuring that you know what's going on, and most likely didn't charge extra for that stuff like clipping the fuel line back in again and replacing stripped screws is just the extra for the new screw
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>>23857496
what you can try is if you bring your own Baklava, maybe they let you try on (if they are even open). maybe give them a call.
Helmets are something you want to try on in person.
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>>23857394
>>23857411
And suzuki is still doing it on the vstrom, at least the 650, I'll wire in my own switch at some point but it's fucking stupid.
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>>23857397
this sounds exactly like that "mod" shitters are doing where they drill a hole in the stock exhaust.
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>>23857496
Depends on where you are, call them and find out. You can measure yourself by running string above your eyebrows and ears to get your circumference but you need to use a mirror or selfie to determine headshape between round, long oval or intermediate oval.
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>>23856404
JESUS super sonico is thicc
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>>23857530
>>23857530
>>23857530
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>>23855314
It's probably fine. Observe it start from cold. (That's important as an engine may run like shit until it warms up or smoke due to wear then cease when warm, but at 7K that's unlikely.)

Download a factory service manual (should be easy to find for free via Ninja forums or the Carl Salter site may have one) and get an idea of what to inspect in conjunction with asking Ninja gurus on Ninja fora.

Know what worn chains and sprockets and tires look like. Have an idea what your local price range is but don't get too anal about driving the price down if the condition is good.

It would be a very good idea if everyone reading this studied what to inspect long before going to buy a bike/car/female because it's much easier than learning at the last moment if not mechanically inclined.

Example forum thread:
https://www.kawasakininja300.com/forums/#kawasaki-ninja-300-general.6
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>>23855427
The difference isn't much so why not buy new? A few grand over a few years of ownership is nothing and $7K isn't real money any more.
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>>23857700
>$7K isn't real money any more
huh
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>>23855792
The wood portion slooks like a mockup since the rest appears unfinished. Noob metalworkers and hobbyists familiar with wood often use it for mockups.

The rig is custom but gives an idea how to do a nice one. I wouldn't use a trailer if it were free but to each their own.
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>>23855946
http://v4musclebike.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1563&highlight=manuals may have something but registering is required to view.

They should be able to answer your question specifically and someone may have a used signal for cheap.

Get familiar with forums and make an effort to get the factory Honda service manual as they're excellent books. Haynes will do but they often miss useful content and you can never have too much tech data so get gud at finding it online.

Parts vendor sites are good sources of exploded views (as is your Honda shop if they've not shitcanned their old microfiche).
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>>23856950
If you have never turned a wrench in something like a motorcycle, get thyself a torque wrench so you can learn "feel" for fasteners. Motorcycles are rather delicate and you do not want to damage drain plug threads.

Get a factory service manual, you can usually find them for download. Failure to have tech data is a common avoidable mistake.

>my bike

Always refer by year, make and model because there may be something we know you don't. They're not all identical.

When reinstalling drain plugs start the plug by finger. Place plug in hole and turn slowly COUNTER-clockwise until you feel the plug drop into engagement with the threads, then turn clockwise by finger until you cannot go further then finish with a wrench. Fasteners are not intuitive, they just seem that way.

Oil changes aren't hard and learning can be the beginning of a life of saving money on maintenance while ensuring no one fucks up your machine.
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>>23855277
Thoughts on the tw200 as a first bike? I'd like to use it as a utility vehicle, hauling deer out of the woods and transporting equipment, as well as some trail riding. I like that they're cheap and can take a beating, and it's a big plus that it's street legal so I can ease my way into that type of riding as well.
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>>23857336
They’re common because they’re a very good value. I’ll never understand the mentality some people have where they think that if they buy “this” mass produced bike they’ll be more unique than I’d they buy “that” mass produced bike. At the end of the day, unless you’re having a bike custom made for you, every bike is common because the manufacturer will make thousands and thousands and thousands of them every single year.
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Help me design a decal for my dr650, dont like the current look so want to put new white plastics and decals on it
https://app.motocal.com/app/#/kits/-/-/-/-/606e72620c4f1d119a7c38ff/selector-map
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>>23857716
Where the fuck are you looking that a ninja 400 costs $7000? You should be able to walk out the door with the bike for no more than $5000.
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>>23858105
Perfect and they have incredible resell value
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Hello ladies
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Finally got around to watching Bakuon!
This anime is literally bike shitposting: the anime. Nice
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>>23858283
Just get a gulf oil theme
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