grandpas BMW edition>Layin' 'er up>Pickin' 'er down>backin' 'er out>bringin' er down>smaller lighter bikes can fit in a backpack>motorcycle cats>boring webbies>Motorcycle anime girls>Teal anon come back>motorcycle clubs>living with deathwobblesHelpful stuff you'll never check:>https://www.motocap.com.au/>https://crash.org.au/ratings.php>http://a2bikes.co.uk/>https://cycle-ergo.com/>https://sharp.dft.gov.uk/helmetsTwist of the Wrist II by Keef Code: https://youtu.be/BhOomvv6oNINOT Twist of the Wrist II by Kymco : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtG6MRIVtZgFAQ: https://pastebin.com/xu560p4q READ THE STICKY:>>23526953 Previous: >>24388649
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>>24389641Is this a porch someone is using as a garage?
Anyone got a good slip on recommendation for a 2021 CBR500? Want it louder because loud = fun.
>>24389637First for Sporties!https://youtu.be/xGLj2zlf4iUWhich is your favorite Sportster /dbt/?
>>24389643yes. until his gf kicked him out
>>24389644Try it with no muffler. If that's too loud just go for something. Hard to tell until you have it IRL. Most aftermarket mufflers are good. If it was a cruiser I am partial to vance and hines.
How do I record myself wheelieing so I can have a cool webm for dbt?
>>2438964572or like, a XLCH
>>24389641i miss dogfay
>>24389655drone with chase capability
>>24389666I'm not buying a drone so I can make a cool webm
>>24389670that is why no one will remember your name
>>24389672Kermatt, shut the fuck up
>>2438967275% of namefags, are just that. fags.
>>24389645I would like a 1200,carbed, and around 5k to spend on mods.
>>24389655Tripod in a parking lot
>>24389655>set up camera on tripod with composition you want>set timer and continuous shutter drive mode on high shutter speed 1/125 or160 or so>check your pics on camera and try again for better shots
>>24389679What year or does that not matter?
>>24389696Why not just record a video
>>24389651>with no mufflerSo... just unbolt the muffler? Or do I need to get a specific straight pipe for it. I don't think I want it THAT loud, but I want it louder for sure.
>>24389637>getting to be the thread imageI'm honored
>>24389699Doesn't matter much to me. By far the coolest parts about sportster are the aftermarket, and the engine, so everything else to me is changeable.
>>24389700i guess you could but where's the art in that? make a wooly montage. if you want a video then record in higher FPS and slow down in post.
>>24389702Well it's a good experience you may say "this is just right" and just get a tip of some sort. Or you may say "holy shit, that's too much" and look for a muffler that is on the middle of the loud spectrum. Stuff like SC project, or those "mufflers" that look just like exhaust tips are quite a bit louder than a larger muffler.I found it was a good experiment to do on my bikes.
>>24389643At least he has a garage I guess.Renting an apartment sucks ass.>>24389704How does this thing sound?>>24389666I'm surprised the cops haven't picked up this tech
>>24389714Is there any issues I might run into without a muffler? Not talking about the "backpressure" meme, but can it damage anything for any reason? It's my first bike, so not entirely sure how exhausts on bikes work versus cars.
>>24389679Get an 883 and drop the hammer 120hp kit in it. You can wheelie so hard you can probably power wheelie every gear
>>24389707What would you do with that five thousand dollars for mods if ya don't mind me asking
>>24389056>85 evo with hopped up compression>open primary>dry clutch>suicide clutch>original shovelhead kickstart tranny before they got the 5 speed>no front brakemy god
>>24389730Most EFI bikes will run worse with aftermarket exhausts with no tune, but they'll do way better after a tune or at least a Power Commander.
>>24389735Not sure I would want such short gears, but that would be a blast.>>24389730I only did it to see how loud it would be. Just to "know" You could ride it around a little, but the bike might run lean if it doesn't auto correct for the now free flowing exhaust.You won't hurt anything if you just do it for a short time. If it feels down on power you know it's running lean.
>>24389720dad said you cant eat in the batrhoom
>>24389743>>24389744So if I wanna get an exhaust, I should probably get a power commander first and then the exhaust? I appreciate the help and answers to my questions.
>>24389730>"backpressure" memeIt ain't no meme sonFrom my limited experience bikes are a lot more sensitive to these things.>>24389745It's probably better than eating in the carpeted bedroom.
>>24389737I kind of just threw out a number. I would want to do.>air cleaner>dual disc brakes>high rpm cam>exhaust>heads port and polished>tune>rear shocks and front springsMaybe some other stuff. I want to do a custom build on a bike kind of like a naked bike but my ideas change constantly. Luckily I have some projects that I can work on, and will mess with for now.
>>24389750Once you have decided on what muffler you like, then get a tune. You can ride it around a little, but will run better once tuned.
>>24389751>It ain't no meme sonYou're right, it's not a meme, it's just ignorance. You may lose a marginal amount of low end torque by applying open pipes, but that "backpressure" nonsense comes from the 2 stroke days, where it actually was something very important to consider. It's just that the wives tales got mixed up when 4 strokes started taking over and no one took the time to educate themselves properly on what they're talking about. Same with people who talk about damaged dogs or strain on the gears when clutchless shifting. Some dude said it and people just repeated it for whatever reason.
>>24389750It won't hurt it, but you might notice it stumbling at high revs or something. The freer exhaust means the computer is getting more airflow than it expects and it doesn't always know how to compensate while keeping within emissions targets.
>>24389757>>24389765Gotcha, I appreciate the help friends.
>>24389761I could feel a significant loss of power when just one of my exhaust gaskets went
>>24389767The brain is a powerful thing, huh? Why do you think people drag race with open headers? The only real negative is some shit might fall in them or something, or I suppose if it makes you run lean enough you could burn a valve.
>>24389773>Why do you think people drag race with open headersbecause those engines are tuned to match those open headers
>>24389775>>24389773And in turn, those headers usually aren't just stock stuff chopped off, they're bent and sized and crossovered accordingly for max gainz.
>>24389775Who is talking about tunes? Of course your fuel needs to be tuned to your configuration.>>24389784Yes, but the gains are minimal and only going to be relevant in a competitive setting like a quarter mile. Fact remains that you aren't going to feel much of a difference if it's got straight pipes, back pressure or open headers. You'll only notice maybe a second on the quarter mile or some shit.
>>24389660Lol he thinks of me as a demi-god
>>24389800Learn to fucking read, Kermatt
>>24389802Love the paint on the 48's.
>>24389792I only bring it up because we see it now on new bikes. I remember Hotwing complaining about the R1's ECU not being cracked because the bike was stumbling a bit after the exhaust was put on it. You can't just re-jet around that.
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>>24389645https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U91ts09fkjQLet's give it up to the words of wisdom!
>>24389730I think it matters.I believe both sides matter a lot. Same reason you've gotta reject the carb when you run a k&n lunchbox coming from a stock airbox + filter.Same applies to the back end from what I've read on my bike's forums.My bike (gs500) it seems to be a big thing that changing the exhaust can cause the bike to stutter, start poorly, and lack power if not rejected properly.Even messing with the PAIR system that connects to the exhaust can fuck with the efficiency of the bike apparently.>>24389745I'm a grown ass manfren>>24389826>fork gaitersAhhhh I want those
>>24389828>Drive a motorcycleThis fag is a motorcycle enthusiast. Not a biker. You don't 'drive' a motorcycle. You ride a motorcycle.
>>24389637Dykes on bikes
>>24389826Kermatt, did you fail english classes in school? It seems like you did.
>>24389867Lol just watched this movie the other day.
>>24389885I know. that dude needs to have his daughter do the videos so he doesn't kill my wood when I'm trying to get a bike jack in
>>24389875>>24389802>peanut tanksAre they worth it bros? Stopping and filling up every what? 90 miles?
Man the pricing on these is so whacky and they're kinda hard to find. I'm kinda tempted to just go for an 800 since they're pretty based. I WANT ONE SO BAD THOUGH BROS
>>24389929That's a good bike I like how the fairings look like one piece with he tank.
>>24389893Doesn't hurt to get off the saddle and stretch. Bring a jerry can if you need the range.
>>24389893>>24389938AND POUND A BREW WHILE YOU'RE AT IT BROTHERS
>>24389937I love everything about them. I do wish the exhaust note was a little bit more like the vfr800's but basically everything about the bike is exactly what I want and curse Honda for ceasing production on them. They're kinda just like comfy v4 hayabusas with a shaft drive.
>>24389893What >>24389938 said.Hell if you can you could even get a good sized jerry can and not have to stop for gas for a good bit.Though since they are Sporties, you could probably get a bigger tank for em. I guess.
>>24389929tried to buy one new but they would not budge from msrp + rape. sat for 2 years, went to auction. typical "powersports" chain dealer kek.
>>24389893If you're on a bike with a peanut tank and you're going distance with a group? You could all carry some jerries if need be.Like this dude and his buds.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTiZ6NChcUI
>>24389956Is a beautiful color.
currently /nobike/ and just did the msf equivalent course in my country but I still feel like I'm not ready for the road. how did you guys get started? just practice in a parking lot? I feel like it doesn't replicate the road scenario.
>>24389975Ride Tuesday at 1am.
just a reminder that KTM 690 > DRZ. That is all
>>24389975Ride on low traffic hours. I used to ride around 7pm and do a certain loop around town. Slow speed can be done anywhere.
>>24389975Can you drive in traffic normally? Did you not lose your shit and dump the bike all over in the MSF? You're good to go, the road is easier.
>>24389943HE'LL YEAH BORTHER
>>24389975Unironically >>24389976, after getting my bike I'd go out riding around for half an hour or so after midnight so I could comfortably get used to riding without worrying about anyone else around making me nervous or rushing me.
>>24389976>>24389983thanks I guess nothing beats real road then. it's still locked down where I live so there are barely any cars even during peak hours.>>24389988yeah been driving for almost 10 years and haven't had an accident. didn't drop the bike once during the course but did stall like 5 to 6 times on the first day.
When will honda get their shit together and start exporting these? This would be the perfect all rounder bike.
>>24390014Yeah don't overthink it, stalling has to do with your clutch control, not how you ride when you're actually moving. Still keep your head on a swivel, but you're good to go on the road and get some practice.
>>24390015Between the CB500F and NC700 I don't see the point.
>>24390015If the meteor sells, then honda might do it. Otherwise they won't.
>>24390025Yup the CB500 gets already shat alot in europe for being a budget starter bike. Nobody would buy something with a scooter sized engine here.>NC700 Ill never get over the fact it cant rev past 6000. Literally a car engine.
>>24390029>>24390025Bonneville and cb500f are plastic shitshows to work on. Ten million plastic pieces clipped together and shim-type valvetrain, no thanks.nc700 is pretty based, but is a heavy pig around town. The cb350 is 50kg lighter despite its all metal construction. The nc700 is a better touring bike.
>>24390041Is the CB350 a hydraulic valvetrain or something? Now you have my attention.
>>24390041You do know all the structural bits are still metal, right?
>>24390023yeah I definitely had a bit if problem with clutch control. they were using cb125e for the course and took me a while to find that friction point.
>>24390053You'll get used to it. Practice clutch slipping more in some parking lots, and starts, learning clutch on a road bike is harder because you can't just slip the rear tire like on dirt.
>>24390045Yea, it's got screw and locknut valve adjustment. It's also air cooled with an oil squirter under the piston to keep it cool.For me, that's the advantage over the nc700. The cb350 is simple enough to fix yourself, and quite understressed, so it will last for a very long time.
>>24390059My only complaint is no twin-cylinder version, then.
How do you tell how much gas do you have without the gauge?
>>24390074You look inside the gas tank
>>24390074I look through my clear-plastic tank.
>>24390067There's w800 and cb1100 if you absolutely must have a multiI, for one, am sick of synchronising throttle bodies
>>24390074A good question. I asked some passive aggressive chopper anon that same question.
>tfw still no s1000xr
>>24390086On second thought I think I just want an XSR700. 26,000 miles between valve shim adjustments is just fine.
>>24390110>xsr700Layers and layers of plastic, anon
>>24390110>>24390112Yamahas barely ever even need valve adjustments. The schedules are huge and most the time they are not out of spec. I've seen FJR's and Royal Stars go over 100k miles and still be in spec lol
>>24390092What did said anon respond with?
>>24390112I don't seem to have whatever the aversion to plastic is that some people do, nothing there looks just too terrible.
>>24390110>>24390112>>24390113Yeah that's the valve adjustment, but you're forgetting the throttle sync that's part of eery service on most multi cylinder bikes. Every 4000 miles, yamaha expects you to dismantle half the bike, hook up a specialty vacuum tool, and adjust some buried-as-fuck screw that you need a 90 degree screwdriver to access.That's way too much hassle for a fun toy
anons, is it possible to learn how to drive a motorcycle, if I never learned to drive a bicycle as a child?
>>24390118throttle balances tend to need to be done when your idle is shit. At least that's how it is with carbs.Could always get a harley, or other single intake bikes. >>24390121Go get a bicycle, and start on that first. Pretty fun too.
>>24390121Learn how to bicycle, balance is expected before all the other complications.
>>24390118Seems more like a "do this if the idle is shit" service than a regular service. Even then, tank off and those side plates off really doesn't seem too awful.
>>24390121As they already told you, get a bicycle first. Learn how to ride it and then go look forward to a light motorbike.
>>24390118To once again reference those 100k+ mile FJRs, can't say I recall a single one of them ever doing this, or it being annoying enough to complain about.
>>24390074Experience, you get to learn how many miles you can get outta various types of riding. Also you can tap or feel the side of the tank, it'll sound different or be a different temp at the level of the fuel
>>24390141I can play that game too, but mines an 86 srx 250 that was a race track rental. 13k miles and the bike had almost no lash.... but it was used hard and put away wet. 25mm shim over bucket design.Gained a good amount of power after I had the right shims in it.
>>24390145Shimming is more important due to risk of burning valves, poor compression etc. Throttle bodies should just be a set and forget, maybe check once a year.
>>24390148Oh ya, I just meant on the long valve change intervals. If the bike is ridden really hard it might need it at the interval.
My grandad is selling his triumph bonneville but he won't sell it to me because if I fell on it he'd blame himself...Kinda sucks
>>24390193Why would you fall? Are you a new rider?
>>24390197Not fallen since I was on my 125 nearly a decade ago. He's just a worrier. I just wanna keep it in the family because it's a sweet machine
>>24390193It's not his bike's fault if you wreck
>>24390201Actually it was more than a decade ago thinking about it, fuck im getting old lads
>>24390201>>24390203I understand that, though if you've been riding for 10 years I can't see why he'd think you'd fall on his bike lol. Especially a bonnie of all things, they are terribly easy to ride.
>>24389644Ride a gear lower kekeje
>>24389702If you take the muffler off you're basically running it with short, straight pipes, which is about as loud as you can get a motor. It should give you a good perspective for what you want to get for it when weighed against the stock muffler.
>>24389956sexy, but i cant get over the gay headlights of those triples
Someone in my area is selling a mint 03 GSXR Alstare edition at a decently cheap price. Fuck I want it bad and already have a 06 gsxr 750. I think I'm gonna buy it, I've always loved that bike
>>24390311Suck my cock
>>24390314With that type of paintjob the value probably won't go down. Pretty cool anon.
>>24390314Suck my cock
>>24390321Why did you post some random old busa with no second gear?
>>24390310The fresh bike of bel air
>>24390326Local auction bikes for cheap.
>>24390123>>24390130>>24390141Stacy tier"I get my oil changed when the light comes on"The more complicated the bike, the harder the cope about skipping difficult/expensive maintenance.The king of skipped maintenance cope is vfr800 guys with VTEC. The forums are full of "but do you really -need- to check the valves? My buddy knows a guy who's uncle said he did 100k without the bike blowing up" Buy simple bikes and the manufacturers will stop making these supercomputer F1 engines
>>24390341Don't care. Its wagies problem to fix it
>>24390341What kinda shitbike owning autism is this?
>>24390341>you have to follow the manual for everythingthink outside the box anon.
How do people even do this? Are they all stickers? How would you even remove all this stuff?
With all this maintenance talk... is 88k miles high for a FJR1300? There's one for cheap nearby and I'm kinda thinkin about it.
>>24390369>having a virgin sticker on your bike
>>24390387>highWell, yeah. Of course that's a touring bike that probably isn't flogged like an r6, or ninja 250. Higher mileage bikes all depend on the owner. Some will die early, others can make it to 200k miles.If you can find that fjr1300 for 2/3 or less than a lower mileage one it's not a bad deal. I wouldn't pay more than 3k for something like that.Realistically I would prefer the 1200, or an older bike since I like old stuff.
>NOOOOOOOOOOOO WHAT ARE YOU DOING YOU NEED TO CHECK THE VALVES AFTER EVERY RIDE!!!!! ITS NOT LIKE YOU CAN HEAR OR FEEL THEM COMING OUT OF SPEC SO OPEN HER UP NOWWW!!!!!No.
>>24390396I see. Yeah, 3k is what I'd offer though he's asking a bit more. It looks pretty clean and doesn't have any damage. My only issue is he's some black guy whose name I can't pronounce, so I'm sure it's had 3rd world Detroit levels of care.
What should i do to remove rust from old bike parts?
>>24390442>What should i do to remove rust from old bike parts?Take the rust off
>>24390442I've seen good results from various blasting methods like soda or sand blasting , I think sand blasting is quite abrasive so be careful with it. Or wire wheel followed by scotchbrite wheel
>>24390451>blasting an object with an abrasive media that physically removes the rust>I think sand blasting is quite abrasiveDid you know ice is cold as well?
>>24390464incredible, i mean i'd go with soda blasting first unless the rust is really bad
>>24390397Jokes on you, valve clearances tend to tighten up with time as the valve seats wear away. You will never hear it, the motor sounds fine, until one day you lose compression and burn a valve because you skipped skipped basic maintenance.
>>24390476just tell insurance you checked the valves yourself lul
Finally bought a tank bag yesterday. Put it on before work this morning. Have to admit it is quite nice to have.
>>24390476>Basic maintenance>Just tear down the top half of your bike every 7000 milesBut for real, how do you deal with the nagging knowledge that your bike is only running perfect for a brief window after adjusting the valves? The rest of the time during the service interval, the engine is just slowly but surely working to get out of spec.
>>24390397>YOU NEED TO CHECK THE VALVES AFTER EVERY RIDE!!!!!I check mine every 3000 miles. I also change my oil every 3000 miles. They do tighten and it is barely enough to notice.
>R6 was running hot, posted about it awhile ago in /dbt/>tried rad flush, looked inside radiator was pretty corroded, owner said it sat in garage for like 6 months without being used>got new genuine radiator>running perfect nowYep, im thinking we're back boys
>>24390499That's the trick anon. Some bikes are designed to be low or easy maintenance, but they are rare. For example, it's no big deal adjusting valves on a Guzzi V7 or a klx230... wouldn't want to try that shit on a bmw k1300 or Triumph sprint.I really like bikes that don't have some Achilles heel or massive imminent maintenance task to hang over your head. It's a great feeling to ride along knowing that you can do any required road trip maintenance with the modest toolkit that is onboard the bike.
>>24390499This is why you get a bike with long service intervals and easy valve adjustment as your daily
>>24390569so a harley?
/nobike/ planning on buying soon. is the semicon shortage also hitting bikes as much as the 4 wheelers
>>24390574There are plenty of bikes with easy valve adjustment
>>24390581harleys have none tho
>>24390530>>24390569Yeah I'm playing both teams now. >While you were balancing and syncing carbsI was riding>While you were cleaning, lubing and checking chain tensionI was riding>While you were talking apart the top end of the motor to check valvesI was ridingAnd now that it's a nice afternoon you have the audacity to ask if I want to go for a ride?
got the slapass 3it's too small
>>24389655tripod>>24389956purple,red and black>>24390074knowing how many Km you can run, or when hitting reserve>>24390341hey look, its mein shitboik
>>24390608What the hell are you doing here chief? Get your ass to Cairo station!
>>24390619Man it looks so cool but its so shit fuck my life
>>24390476Or if you let it sit for long enough it can get even worse.
>>24390593Do you perhaps own a boxer/transverse V twin bike?
>>24390624Ironically, the BMW boxer twin is actually the best engine design to PREVENT this since it's so damn easy to check and adjust valve clearances. It's super easy to do all basic maintenance come to think of it, since everything is off on the side and free to work with.
>>24390593>And now that it's a nice afternoon you have the audacity to ask if I want to go for a ride?Kekd >>24390634Hi tiger!
>>24390608Holy fuck that’s one ugly helmet
>>24390623>it looks so coollmao whatit looks like shit
>>24390074>Fill up tank>Roll back trip meter to 0>ride until reserve>Note mileage and riding style>Fill up>Roll back trip meterYou now know how many miles are left before you hit reserve.
>>24390074>>24390092imagine being this fucking stupid holy shit
>>24390623What are your gripes with it? Still considering picking one up eventually (on a holiday discount or something) purely for halo memes. Icon airflite doesn't do it for me.>>24390634Nah nothing that exotic. American caveman engineering.
>>24390643Hello fren! How’s your day going? >>24390666Pardon my ignorance but you still have to check valves right? I mean should be tough considering you can almost remove the heads without taking anything off
>>24390666Well it's simply too small. I checked their chart and my tiny ass head is between a XS and S, yet the S is WAY too small. It's not even close to being bearable, I've had an XS that was less tight than the Atlas in S. Near impossible to get on and off, and I can't keep my earbuds in when putting it on. I'm not even gonna test ride it but I've heard wind noise is awful. Also it's not nearly as premium as it should be considering I ended up paying almost 1000 usd for it after import fees (although I ordered some accessories)They didn't give me the free gold visor they promised, nor the 2 pinlocks I ordered either.If you only care about the design for the memes they're gonna have a sale tomorrow on their 2.0 lids with up to 50% off on helmets that are slightly damaged. I hate being a salesman for them but just trying to help out
>>24390530>>24390569>>24390634>some bikes are designed to be low or easy maintenanceLiterally how BMW built its reputation. The /2s were legendary even in their own time for being exponentially more reliable and easy to work on than literally every other bike on the market. They weren't wild or fast, but you could hop on one any day of the week and ride a couple hundred miles without having to do anything beyond putting gas in the tank, as long as you take 10 minutes to do the minor shit every few weeks.
>>24390680>1000 usd>for thatholy fuck you can't be serious
I think Kermatt reported some of my posts to the tranny janny
>>24390688with import fees and accessories. It's a carbon fibre helmet with speaker + mic system, 2 extra visors and 2 pinlocks. Norway takes 25% and puts it on top as a fuck you for not shopping domestically. It's expensive, but not unexpected. Point me in the direction where I can get the same thing for considerably less than 1000, you can't.
>>24390657post yours my nigger, I'm waiting
>>24390684Having the heads sticking out like that does seem pretty convenient. I mean, I'd inevitably break my shin on one eventually, but I can't complain when I only have a 5 minute valve check.
>>24390670>Hello fren! How’s your day going?I almost got taken out by a truck in my Miata. Me and this guy were travelling in opposite directions and one of his tires went off the road so of course he overcorrected it and got the truck sideways in my lane. It was kinda funny because I could see he wasn't buckled and he got tossed around in the cabin a good bit before regaining control of the truck. Can't imagine hitting a truck head on at like a combined speed of 70-80 mph.
>>24390684Love your bike Patinachad.
Looking at a new bike and trying to widen my scope from >vtwin cruiserWhat are some good bikes to look at? The only thing I won't consider are ADV bikes, naked bikes and pure sport bikes (i.e. not the Ninja zx10 or z900, but the Ninja 1000 is interesting to me). I've certainly done my own research but nothing beats just chatting with people who've lived the life. I'd prefer something with comfort as at least a part of its design philosophy though. Thanks in advance.
>>24390737sounds like you want a sport tourer? A viffer perhaps?
>>24390670No adjustments required, Harley evo motors all use hydraulic valves. Barring any catastrophic surprises the valve covers will be staying right where they are.>>24390680Nah thanks I appreciate the info, no shill would trash talk a company that much.
>>24390739Those are pretty neat, I do like the idea of a couch attached to a rocket ship. What is a viffer? Is that a VFR? I've been looking at those too and people either seem to really love or hate these things lol. They seem kinda fat and slow though compared to the competition, though I'm not sure that matters if they "feel" good enough I guess. Guess I just ain't sold on them?
>>24390747Yeah VFR. I don't know much about them except the fact that almost everyone in dbt likes them, they look good, they're comfy, my dad and teacher had one, and I kinda like them myself. I heard they're hard to come by so probably not the bike for you if you aren't immediately in love. How about a tracer? Or could you maybe share your budget? >>24390742you're welcome anon
>>24390761there was one autist that would spam VFR SUX REEEEEEEEE whenever it was mentioned. I wonder if he finally got a hugbox
>>24390773try it. and ask about swapping pads. I rarely find a helmet that fits perfect out of the box, almost always swap pads around for different sizes to get it right
>>24390734Thanks Himalayachad. Love your Nighthawk too.
>>24390761Yeah tracer has that kinda "ADV aesthetic" I'm not too into. I reckon the VFR is good for something since they people who love it REALLY love it. There's really just none around to even bother with buying anyway though.
>>24390718I have an extremely basic looking arai rxq
>>24390780No, I don't want to. I'm gonna have to do a whole bunch of shit with import duties to not pay twice + the helmet has trash reviews and I have buyers remorse anyway. Just gonna get a different lid>>24390792Oh right, so it's the look you don't like about the ADV's. No nakeds + no adv looking tourers really rules out a bunch of stuff along with no pure sport bikes. I'm not sure you're left with anything besides sport tourers
>>24390791>tfw beautiful day today>tfw have to work I can't wait for my lunch break. I take 1.5 hours for lunch because I can get away with it and do some fishing over lunch break. There's a good pond that's about a 15 minute ride away. Feels kinda silly fishing or hiking in khakis and a button up, but I don't care.
>>24390722Nah, the heads are no trouble at all. Even with my fuckhuge size 13 feet, everything is out of the way. The problem on the BMW twins is the carbs. Not on mine, obviously, but the CV carbs the later models had were noted for digging into shins at times. At least, they were on the /5s.
>>24390813based. Wish I could take a longer break too. Been at work just watching the sun disappear all week
>>24390791Also forgot to return a thank you. Thank you.>>24390815It sucks, but fortunately my office is laid back and it gets slow after Wednesday especially. I once took off for a 3 hour lunch break and no one cared or noticed. Perch were biting like crazy and I was not about to let that opportunity slip.
>>24389637>friend doesn't want to go motocamping todayreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
officially a neet right now. will probably be riding all week until some non-warehouse janny job shows up on my feed. cyclegear ironically declined me.
>>24390842>will probably be riding all weekwhat bike though?
Should I buy this stolen fxr?
>>24390704Imagine not being street legal
>>24390842Get a job
>>24390847You know there's no bike to buy there.
>>24390842>applying to work in retailwarehouse janny is a better job.
>>24390868Doc sweeper is a better job. Pays well, I hear.
>>24390858I know, One can dream though. I wonder how these scams are supposed to work?
>>24390878I dunno, because I've never answered one of these, but I'm told it involves the seller being out-of-state or out of the country so you have to wire him the money.
Does saying "MotoGP was more interesting when Marquez was injured" qualify as "critical race theory"? Because I can't figure out why I got cancelled.
>>24390897In California, petty theft is any theft less than $950, so we see a lot of $900 bikes with no title, sold by guys who live in a lake.
>>24390912Admittedly those scooters look like they were dug out of a lake
>>24390074You can make one with like 4 dollars worth of parts.I'm not telling you how though.
>>24390801>I'm not sure you're left with anything besides sport tourersI really just wanna hear people sell me on why they like their bike more than anything
>>24390938Oh, well I won't try to sell you on mine because it's made for yurocucks on A2 licenses. You could get the 650 version though, it's a sportbike with slightly relaxed ergos. Don't think you will find it comfy enough though
>>24390657This may be a bit difficult for you to grasp but sometimes people other than you like things other than what you like.Crazy, isn't it?
>>24390948Oooo see this is why I ask, didn't know the CBR650 was really a thing. Well, I knew it existed, but I thought it was just a normal sportbike. Something else to consider!
>>24390962huh, well there you go. everyone, shill this guy your bike
>>24390938ADV bikes are amazing, imagine if you will, a ride so comfy you can literally just dial in cruise control and do 1,000 miles in a single sitting, does weather stop you? Hell naw nigga, ADV bikes got you, raise that windshield and turn on those heated seats and grips so you’re enveloped in a pocket of dry and warm air, comfier than a pub in January… but wait what if you want to carry a pillion? ADV bike don’t care, load up one or two bitches on the back, want to go camping? ADV bike got you, want to pretend you’re Ewan McGregor or Charlie Birdman? Easy Peasy, ADV bikes will give you this mysterious aura… “where did he come from? Where is he going? His ADV suit looks rad! Man I wish I had a spaceship looking motorcycle like that” -local townsfolk But wait you want to carve corners and pretend you’re an anonymous poster who scrapes every day? ADV got you, you might not scrape but you’ll be carving into corners that would grind a Harley to the frame, and with their smooth power delivery and high tech ABS and TC you can forget about everything and just hunt for the best line coming out on a single wheel out of every cornerBut you’ve only said positive things Tiger Anon! Bah! You got me, they’re heavy, you’ll need to reach puberty before riding off on these beasts, you’ll need skill to manhandle their loaded weight and of course you’ll need to be able to corner to actually have fun on them… no biggie! But I don’t have the money Tiger-Sama!Just look for any bike within your price range, these babies will run forever, and if you love wrenching a 100k mile Gs from 2000’s will probably last another 100k miles with small works Go. Get. An. ADV bike. Become a Dad.
>>24390970>shill this guy your bike>>24390962hey anon you should buy a rare bike that was only made for 3 years and has extremely limited part availability
>>24390792The adv style setup gives it a very comfy ride though, nice situp non crampy ergos
>>24390974Tall, heavy, pavement princess, long way larper reporting in. ADV bikes are best bikes for touring and as an added bonus, you get to lock your knees all the way to the local Starbucks.
>>24390999good thing you got the beefed up skidplate
>>24391016It's just a lunch tray from the local homeless shelter I hammered into place. It's all about a e s t h e t i c s
>>24390974I appreciate this post. You almost got me, but I'm still not going to get one lol, but boy do I appreciate the post. Actually that Triumph I think looks pretty sharp. A lot of the issues I have aesthetically with ADV bikes is the stupid looking front end. it's like it's some stretched out bird face, but that bike looks pretty cool. I'll admit that I'm kinda tempted to go check out a Tiger in person though now.
i am addicted to dandan the fireman's videos of stupid riders doing stupid shit, please help
>>24391033no need to lie, i can see the lazer cut logo on the front
>>24390974>But I don’t have the money Tiger-Sama!Himalayan says hello
>dealership said heated grips + install would cost about $400
>>24391035It's better to just watch motomadness so you don't have to sit and watch some bald manlet talk for 30 minutes about how the biker lost traction because he locked his front wheel in the rain. And don't forget, the secret to being a S.M.A.R.T. rider is in these 5 easy steps...
I'm such a wrenchlet that I've been putting off adjusting my chain for weeks even though I know I need to by nowWhat's the worst case scenario when attempting this for the first time? Can I actually fuck this up badly or am I just being a retard for not giving it a go?
>>24391070>What's the worst case scenario when attempting this for the first time? Can I actually fuck this up badly or am I just being a retard for not giving it a go?It's usually pretty retard proof. There should be an indicator on the chain guard as to how much play there should be, and there's notches on the swing arm to make it easy to make sure the wheel is lined up properly. If it doesn't tell you exactly how much play there should be, just google it, but usually it'll be around an inch/inch and a half up or down
>>24391070It's super ez. Just YouTube it
Took this to work today. Now it’s all muddy and I have to wash it again. I fully expected it to be super scary riding it on the muddy roadway on site but it was fine, dragged the rear brake and rode the clutch ezpz, exactly the same as I did on my mt03. It’s almost like… riding a learner bike for a year actually taught me basic bike control that translates to a bigger bike. Got the money for the mt03 as well, going to blow it all on a tasteless double bubble I can slap stickers on >>24390999Super adventure isn’t that heavy. It weighs the same as my bike
Its been raining this whole week because of this stupid storm in the Philippines MAKE IT STOP I JUST WANNA RIDE
>>24390980I think I just wish it had something else going on there between the fender and the... fender? ADV bikes always look like they're making a surprised expressing to me... you know? :O
Are there any bikes for under $10k new without constant mesh transmissions?
>>24391066Alright, guys. This is a classic case of biker rage and why it shouldn't be encouraged. Sure, the gentleman in the car opened the door, which may have put the rider in harm's way while filtering, but the blame mostly lies on the rider for filtering at such a high speed. Remember the SMART system for safe riding and in this situation, I'd call it total brown stage. That's right. It's a straight badunk in the trunk time for this rider since he's not looking for obvious signs of danger out there on the road. I keep telling you, guys. Sides of the vehicles, always get your focus up in places like intersections, junctions, stop signs, even parking lot entrances, especially if you see a side of a vehicle exiting a driveway.Subscribe to my channel DDFM to be a safer and smarter rider. Also, buy RokForm and enter my discord to find out how you can win a brand new CBR500R that Matt bought by accident.
>>24390850dirt bikes are for dirt
>>24391083>>24391086Hmm ok I can't find an instruction video for my bike specifically, but it's pretty much the same shit across the board, right?
>>24391105>win a brand new CBR500R that Matt bought by accidenttop kek
>>24391110I cannot conceive as to how you would fuck it up unless you made it so goddamn tight it snapped
Btw 2 stroke bros how do I not get dizzy from inhaling the smoke from the exhaust?
>>24391070>worst caseyou loosen the axle and try again
>>24390999It’s not a shame to make a bike intended for everything a pavement princess >>24391034The shape and look is a big part of it, the aero it creates ensures you’re in this pocket of relaxation, you should give one a go>>24391040Ayooo forgot about the Himalayan, worth mentioning the CRF rally
>>24391070Yeah you can't fuck this up. I'm an ACTUAL wrenchlet, I'm gonna watch a video guide when swapping out my levers, but I managed to adjust the chain on my CBR125R just with the owners manual back when I was 16
>>24391118be born with xy chromosomes
>>24391118Ride fast enough to escape the cloud
T7 gang WYA
what phone holder yall usin? I need to be able to text thots while riding
>>24391179couldnt find it, got a link?
>>24391147I'm not a wrenchlet, and I'll still watch vids if it's some bike I haven't worked on. there may be a trick someone discoveredservice manual:>remove widget B to access what you want to get to. widget B takes 2 hours to remove and put backsome dude in a shop who's done it before:>yeah, take this completely unrelated bolt off over here, and you can just shove widget B out of the way.
>>24391151No one who uses this Mongolian basket weaving website has any of those anon>>24391151True but it's still weird just seeing so much smoke
>>24391193I watch videos now too, I was just saying that to explain how easy it is to adjust the chain. A nerd like me could do it
>>24391193this is what i've done. I single-handedly changed the way an entire community changes their air filters now. used to be:>remove upper fairing>remove side fairing>undo wire harness>remove relay brackets>remove filter cover>change filter>reversenow it's:>remove upper fairing>remove one relay bracket bolt>bend everything out of your way>remove filter cover>change filter>reversemy procedure literally saves 45 min-1 hour
>>24391207Thank you for your service
Went stronking offroad again today. Almost washed up on gravel when turning on intersection and then slid on some cow dung. Pretty 5/7 day I would say.
>>24391137>The shape and look is a big part of it, the aero it creates ensures you’re in this pocket of relaxation, you should give one a goI guess. If the ride quality really is so good then it's not impossible that I might overlook my little niggles with their various aesthetic quirks. There's a BMW dealer like 2 minutes from my house, wonder if they'd let me test ride something?
newbike herehow do i carry my pistol on my body while riding? i usually appendix carry when i'm out and about, should i continue carrying there?
>>24391229Stuff it down the back of your pants
>>24391229Magnetic holster and stick it to the tank.
>>24390974>tfw test rode a Tiger 800 yesterday and really liked itHonestly I think I'm just dead set on getting any Triumph triple as my next bike after test riding a Speed Triple and Tiger, the latter would by far be the more sensible option though. Also rode an FZ09 just for the sake of checking out a triple that wasn't a Triumph but that bike would be a handful for me, it'd either get me in trouble with the police or put me in the hospital trying to willy to hard.
>>24391238oooooo I like this one
>>24391218Do you like that tail case?
Boys I'm not sure what to pick... the choice is between a few bikes in the 300-500cc range and MT-07I'll mostly be doing low speed riding in the city with the occasional weekend outing (still not high speed stuff, like 60-70mph) Will riding the MT-07 at low speeds feel like I'm wearing a chastity cage or what? Will I have more fun riding low cc bikes when I'm mostly riding at low speed limits?
>>24391229shoulder holster is the safest in a crash
>>24391229handlebar holster with left-hand draw, fanny pack, shoulder carry, hip carry (if fat), backpack
>>24391229>>24391271Body carry is suboptimal on bikes. Are you a bad enough dude for a full scabbard?
>>24391218Ever feel like you bought the wrong bike?
>>24391259Get as much bike as you can for the moneyMT-07 all the way, or XSR-700 if you're based
>>24391245It looks like ass but its light, cheap and practical. Just have to lock it everytime you ride, if left unlocked it will rattle itself open on bumps. Fits two L-size modular helmets too, although barely. >>24391282Not really. I dont enjoy extended offroad sesions and Im a pussy when it comes to hard trails. Going down the gravel road for ani hour is my idea of adventuring.
>>24391281Not having weapon on your body all time is suboptimal you memester.
>>24390608It kinda looks like it has a vagina on the front of it.
My fauld wrenge DDD-: Fugg gravel DDD-:<Bud I know whad do do, one Self-Dabbing Sgrew will figgs dis one B-DDDGina bards dage doo long do ged here :'-(((
>>24391356damn gay anon that's rough
>>24391178Acquire a bluetooth setup for your helmet, then you can text thots with your voice and keep your hands and eyes on the road, you dumb retard. chttps://www.sena.com/product/50https://www.sena.com/product/50r
>>24391365It's a 30 dollar engine cover. Honestly just pissed this scuff can't be fixed with spray paint like the scuff some red-light running spic put on my fairings.Still surprised I didn't drop the bike during that. Put a nice fuckin' dent in that wetback's cherry red tundra and took some of his paint as trophy.
>>24391356hows your head
>>24391383what about the fairings?
>>24391384The signature casque-faggote is untouched. Nothing hit the ground but my jacket and the bike. I was going maybe 5mph full street Rossi in that parking lot when I hit the gravel and lost my silver dollars. Bike slid maybe 8 feet away and I was just left sitting there.Kill switch, lift bike, wait a minute, started and went to work. The worst of my injuries is a cut on my left middle finger where I grabbed the bike to lift. Cut right in but ididn'tgaf I needed the bike off the ground. Rode home fine with that busted foot lever. Going to put a bolt+2 nuts through that right now while it's replacement is on it's way.
>>24391393Minor scuffs, nothing spray paint can't fix.Both from the red light cock sucking beaner & my slide.
>>24390341This is fun.
Want to ride a specific service road that goes up to the peak of a mountain but the Indian tribe there put a gate over it and says it's their land now.Fuckin amazing.
>>24391431Do it anyways, fuck those drum-beating alcoholic bowniggers.
>>24390839yeah I don't know this feelmy friends always ride with me even when it might rain on Sunday
>>24391440It's not really possible to get a bike around it. People that rode it in the past say if the tribe sees you on it they'll tell you you're trespassing on their sacred land and now they put a gate up. It's just government land.
>>24391447Where there’s a will there’s a way
>>24391109How do you get to the dirt?
>>24391452Looks like one of those gates with the guards so you can't get cutting tools into where the lock is
>>24391462lmao nigga like just walk your bike around it
>>24391473There are giant boulders on either side specifically so you can't do that
>>24391484holy fuck that's one big CBR
>>24391431you can most likely pick the lock in less than 20 secounds by raking it (0 skill atack) learn on YT
>>24391485yeah, it's a 500 B)
Hire me, NAPA.
>>24391462Reclaim the trail, be a hero
>>24391459In my truck, subarucel>>24391479I could ride those boulders
>>24391462Where the fuck is this shit so a real nigga can come boltcut that pussy shit open and ride it on a real man's dual-sport touring motorcycle?
>>24391462Have you ever heard of something called "manifest destiny" friend? It's every Americans god given right to do as they please with injun land.
>>24391500And their women.
>>24391489>Hits bike>Duuude is it just me or are w*men gross?
>>24391508lmao I was def getting eva vibes from the originalbased shop
>>24391522>he wants jannies to be able to ban his actual ip What a retard
>>24391531>I shit up threads so hard I need a phone to ban evadeonce again you confirm phoneposters are the worst
>>24391541>>24391522Shut up you nobike having dick smoker. I'm gonna fuck you in the ass, no condom, and poz your little angy wangy boy hole.Is that what you want? My big dick splitting you in half? I hope not because I like it when they struggle.
I always phonepost, but it got alot harder after new captcha. Taking some photos with a real camera right now, hopefully they turn out good!
>>24391557Based norsk niggaIs the AssPass 3 going back or do you want to get poz'd too?
>>24391541I use my powers to report posts multiple times actually
>>24391431Have you tried asking politely, you ignorant rube?
>>24391570Those drunks are lucky we let some of them live.
>>24391570He's have to give em a pic pack of cigs and booze
>>24391541Want a list of all the stupid shit you can get b& for on dbt?>calling jannies trannies (x2)>telling a janny that you are 12 and ride a motorcycle >discussing relationships>telling anons not to fap to trannies >making a thread that doesn’t have a discord link Why would you leave yourself at the mercy of these irredeemable cunts?
>>24391581>>discussing relationshipsThis should be a bannable offense.Off topic blog posting about your love life is dog shit
>Hao. I come in peace on my iron horse, with gifts of smoke leaf, and firewater. I wish to travel across your people's lands, and promise not to defile what the rain and sun have given you.>Allow me this alliance with you, and we will together become stronger.
>>24391593Kek, gonna need to remember this one, riding through Tulsa next week.
>>24391587Because it is a reminder that you are a turbo virgin who will never get a gf/bf? lol
>>24391562It's coming home. To the UK that is. Piece of shit was too small
>>24391493>in your truckThats pretty gay Matt, why not ride to your dirtbiking location with a street legal bike?
>>24390501You also ride a cheap third world made piece of shit