wide open spaces edition>Motorcycle chat>Motorcycle girls in bikes>Motorcycle trips, rides, and camping>Motorcycle street racing>Motorcycle midlife ADV bike crisis>Motorcycle its time for a new bike buying>Motorcycles should not be bought from/made in chinaLinks:>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>STICKY: >>23526953 >FAQ: https://pastebin.com/xu560p4qVids:Twist of the Wrist II: https://youtu.be/Xp6gxdGrv5E Twist of the Wrist I: https://youtu.be/AtG6MRIVtZg Prev: >>25471325
too early, everyones sleepin
>>25473444I would love to do that but currently when I go too far from home the anxiety just gets worse and worse. Was on 2 day trip and it got so bad I started throwing up randomly and having my heart race for hours.
I'm 110lbs. Am I too skinny to ride anything in the 300-600cc range? Or anything at all. Im looking to start my courses this month.
>>25473616no, the bigger issue, if youre short, is getting your feet to touch the ground
>>25473606not the dualsport chadswe up and we out
my varadero <3<3<3<3
>>25473616Most bikes are designed for people around 5'7" to 5'10". Cruisers are for shorter people and ADVs are for taller people.Go on cycle-ergo.com and check your height against a few bikes.
Why do most people wear back helmets instead of white in hot climates besides edgyness factor?
Official /dbt/ ratings>Kawasaki - lolicons>Yamaha - gays>Harley - boomers>Suzuki - traps>Ducati - autists>Honda - girls>Bmw - introverts>Aprilla - schizos>Triumph - men of culture
>>25473622>>25473627Welp, I'm 5'7 so I'm guessing this is going to be hard.
>>25473644It's fine. Just look at a few bikes on cycle-ergo.Remember, you're the average height of a Japanese male. You're literally the exact target market.
>>25473638Black helmets are more common. Carbon fiber. It's simply what they have (handmedowns). Whatever other specifically reason.Generally it's because it's what they got, and the people before them had it because edge. I own pic related because it was 66% off new in box carbon fiber and I was not about to say no to that. Left to my own devices I'd be a white-power ranger.Also I guess Kawasaki is for pedos now because forced meme.>>25473643>loliconsshotacons*
>>25473602I'm gonna ride my bike today to a place. It's not far and probably won't be fun and the course layout suits things like hyaboosa but I love my bike so I'll be happy
Where are the 1st gen FZ1 anons? They're popping up like rabbits for good prices and I can't resist
Is H2 really the only bike with 300hp?
>>25473673H2 doesn't even have 300, you gotta get h2r. Anyway, if you're a wrenchlet then yes h2r is your only shot at experiencing boosted power. However don't forget that chain/belt driven compressors are cucked and gay. Turbochargers are the way.
>>25473602Best 2 into 1 for an M8 softtail?
>>25473624>>25473624damn my dudeyou got the only drz in the world that doesnt have a tidytail past the first day of ownership
>>25473698>making an already gay nuharley even gayer with 'performance' modsWhy are you like thisJust jack it up, put those skinny T handles on, and buy a Simpson outlaw bandit + flannel already. At least that way you'll be more apparently gay to the guys who are looking at your favorite spots.
>>25473692The blower on the H2's is gear driven.
My chain is slipping sometimes.Especially when I exert more energy on the higher gear pedals.It just clacks and i lose momentum.You guys know what it might be?
>>25473711When's the last time you looked at the supercharger system on the H2?
>>25473643does this mean I can put anime stickers on my ninja now
>>25473714Wrong chat.Sorry -_-
>>25473710Sorry you can't afford one bro. Be more responsible with your money.
>>25473716I looked at the spec sheet nerd.
haters gonna hate, seethers gonna seethe. poor souls!
>>25473721Delete your retarded comment about h2 supercharger being gear driven retard. You can't just start pretending you never said it. See this is why I hate talking to people irl, you can't quote these normshitters to expose them for the retards they really are.
>>25473670Had one. Sold it. Wish I didn't. Fucking amazing bike.
>>25473714>This man's fucking sprocket>>25473721>(((affording things)))I'll never understand how middle class white people see this as a flex. You're as broke as I am nigga, just living out of your means on some Ashkenazi's leash.Niggas fr out here slinging dope got more bags than you doing some tucked-in shirt shit like working at home depot shit...
>>25473724is that a lesbian couple with a "trans man"?
>>25473728Have sex incel.
>>25473732>Niggas fr out here slinging dope got more bags than you doing some tucked-in shirt shit like working at home depot shit...I understood this and it was funny
>>25473732Hopefully your shitbike's seat is absorbent enough to soak up all your tears from coping.
>>25473743i hope not, imagine having a wet seat
>>25473737NO! I, unlike you (man with weak will and slow bike), cannot be tempted by the flesh for I have an iron will.
>>25473746Yeah that does suck. I just buy a new motorcycle when that happens.
>>25473748Mm hm. Go outside. Touch a tree. Hear a bird chirp.
What's a good lock for my bike?And by bike I mean scooter
>>25473757>bike I mean scooterBased
>>25473743Imma be out here whippin when you lose that bike to the bank, Lil' Debtie.
>>25473739ronaldinho anon, make a tier listhttps://tiermaker.com/create/-dbt---633684
>>25473768You're gonna be cryin' when I dust your clapped out 600 in the twisties.>"n-no! Harleys are supposed to be slooooooow!"
>>25473602Putting my 1984 V65 back together that I bought from my uncle, had to soak the bottom carb boots to soften them up so she will go back on, radiator+tank and trim then I'm good to go.He tuned it about 10 years back and it made like 110 wheel horsepower. Pretty excited.My bikes before this were a 99 TTR250 and then a 2000 Kawa ZR-750 which I loved.
>>25473781Slow and sooky
>>25473781>You and what bike, John Doe?>Last I checked you've only made 76 or your 98 payments, and this last one being late means according to contract you forfeit the vehicle>Repo already handed it back to the auction house, so don't worry about delivering it>Oh and say hello to your regional manager Scuzhberg for me at the Home Depot worker's awards, e-hehehehe
https://strawpoll.com/polls/bVg86NO6zyYLet's do this fags
>>25473798I'm going over to work on it around noon so I'll snap a pic for you bro, it still looks a mess right now lmao
the gns insurance is at risk of being cancelled because i forgot to pay an installment (all of them but the first one accually)
>>25473806>tfw everyone is a yamahafag>tfw I am the only unironic kawasakifag>tfw everyone thinks I'm a pedo because of that forced meme spammer
Why does no one like ktm?
>>25473824breaks in half
$2 for compressed air at the gas station? Or that explosion trick with WD40?I'm worried I have actually damaged the inside wall of the tire.I'm so fucking stupid.>>25473818Ok pedo :^)
>>25473818it's okay, they're still soulless
>>25473828You're telling me yamaha has soul? You faggots only buy them because they come standard with a quickshifter.
>>25473835Literally said the opposite
>>25473838I thought you meant kawis had no soul. I admit they aren't the best when it comes to quality, honda and yamaha are probably better objectively, but I love my ninja
https://youtu.be/uzT1RMi0q9IWe all agree this is the best sounding bike ever made, right?
>>25473849No, gixxer 1k's still better
>>25473851Doesn't sound as brutal but I can respect your opinion.
>>25473714Look at your sprockets for sharkfins. Then check tension of chain.
>>25473849>only ever heard triples on youtube>thought they sounded shit>heard one in person>easily the best sounding engine configuration
>>25473859Triples in real life sound like the world is ending, they are fucking amazing. Don't like the R6 sound though
Taking my adv to the local Starbucks hope i find some frens!!!
whats the craziest video you have seen of people riding on the street
>>25473875og ghost rider
>>25473879>3rd worldNot interesting to watch.
>>25473879how many drugs you reckon he sold to afford that
>paint fairing white>looks really good>spray 1k clear coat on>turns yellowWHY IS THIS HAPPENING
>>254738813rd world is the most interesting to watch, everything is one mistake from becoming a liveleak vid
>>25473894Yeah but it's so normal it's boring.
My friends took his R1 to dubai and fell off as he did a wheelie at 60mphHe miraculously survived but his whole left shoulder and arm is now made out of steel and he has a huge scar on his entire arm, the bones shattered to literal dust so they put in steel, he says he feels like his arm doesn't feel like his own arm anymore. The reason for why he slipped? There was sand on the street. I'm glad I don't even like wheelies
>>25473904>his whole left shoulder and arm is now made out of steel and he has a huge scar on his entire armHell yeah, super villain time
>>25473912It's not fun at all, he says it doesn't feel like an arm and he doesn't feel much through it
https://strawpoll.com/polls/bVg86NO6zyYGO GO GO SUZUKIBROS WE GOT THIS
>>25473920Gay harley fag just woke up, just give it a minute until America comes on line.
For those in unfree countriesHow do you signal that there is a speed camera ahead?
>>25473940I just download the app for my smartphone and it tells me
>>25473818I sometimes reget selling my versys 650... might one day get another kwak
So I just tried a joe rocket jacket and the fit is good but I can't lift my fucking arms. I'm guessing they're all like this with no room in the shoulders?
>>25473818just explain that you're a hebe not some sick pedofag.
>>25473940Flash and point downwards
>>25473827don't believe the meems you can seat a bead with a soccer mom air pump you just have to be patient
>>25473904Sand? In Dubai? No one could have seen it coming.
>>25473609Damn bro what a mess
Okay, who the fuck voted for harley? The nightrod is a good cruiser, but they are nowhere NEAR making the best bikes
>>25473609Then maybe smoke some weed to calm down i don't know anon, you should see a professional
>>25473972you didn't define best. harley are best for greybeard dads sucking each other off at biker rallies, ergo harley a best.
>>25473609>when I go too far from home the anxiety just gets worse and worseholy shit why live
>>25473948Damn that sounds sad. Versys is a cool bike
SUZUKIBROS WE CAN DO ITHAYABUSAHAYABUSAHAYABUSA
>>25473952Yes shoulder armor does that
>>25473991>nothing new in 20 years>sales falling>pulled out of MotoGP due to monetary issuesIt's just not in the cards
>>25473827Fixaflat incase you fucked it off lol. At least that way it'll bubble out and show you where you fucked it off, if not hopefully plugging the hole.
>>25474002S-shut up it's because they are focusing more on cars now rather than bikes!!
>>25473818>everyone in /dbt/get a life
>>25473940don't care because it can't do shit against motorcyclesin car just flash highbeams
>>25473999are you fucking retarded, I have 4 full armor MC jackets and none of them keep me from lifting my arms.
How do we deal with deerniggers?https://youtu.be/VGAApKm-szE
>>25474007>Fixaflatman don't do that to the anon, nobody deserves that. tire plugs are fine, but only to ride to the tire store and get a new one- I mean I'll run a poke plug on a cager tire forever, but on a bike I wouldn't even trust an inside patch. then again I'm not in sub civilization 3rd world country and can actually buy a tire. regardless don't ever use fix a flat in anything.
>>25473891cute bocci, maybe you should just embrace the off white look
>>25473920suzuki is winning!
>>25474017I'm saying purely to find any leaks not seal the tire. He didn't even puncture it, I'm assuming, just fucked-off putting it on.
>>25473946HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA>SHITHAMAnot even ONCE.
>harleygays woke upAaaaaand thread's over.
>>25473602Hey guys idk anything about bikes or cars but I am 18 and have about 20k Australian dollars saved up I think I want to buy a motorbike cuz they're cool and fun what should I look at to decide what to get what advice do u guys have :^)
>>25474055you say somethin
>>25473781they are and so are you, get real lmfao
>>25474058Get Kawasaki ninjaaaaa
>>25474058Buy a kawasaki
>>25474058Get something cheap you won't feel too bad about dropping first then just sell it when you feel comfortable getting whatever you actually want.
>>25474059>harley >ledssee yourself out
>>25474081Kawasaki does look kind of cool... What tha hell is that picture though
>>25474058Invest in crypto
>>25474087That was the point.
>>25474093No my friend did that and he's lost 600 dollars I am scared of losing my money.Guys I'm getting pretty sleepy now so I'm gonna go but please keep giving advice so I can read it in the morning. Goodnight guys.
>>25474099Invest in NFT's
>>25474070>sat on new 650 ninja and liked it>dealership won't let me test ride it (need licence two years)Fug
if you're on a trip and staying at hotels and shit how do you nigger protect your bike?>what locks>what chains>what if any alarms>general tipsshould I just do airbnbs instead of hotel?
>>25474108Your hotel doesn't have its own Parkhouse?
>>25474108stay at motels on the ground floor and have an alarmed disc lock on your bike right outsideor just wheel it into your room of it's a dump
>>25474103nfts solely exist to make crypto value seem real. pls don't be stoopid anons.>>25474099also buy full gear
>>25474103literal ponzi scheme. You can make money if you know how to jet before the rugpull
Harleys and cruisers aren't bad. People that only ride Harleys though, absolute garbage.
>>25474151Same with whatever you ride
Wait I thought new bikes are always connected to your phone so if it moved while it isn't turned on your phone would go off with an alarm, or was that just a fever dream?
>>25473891Did you even let it dry?
>>25474156>just a fever dream?Some of those new euroshit bikes might do that but I highly doubt it.
>>25474156I've only heard of that with some electric scooters, I think it may have been a Niu or Super Soco. I know some of the newer Zeros also have a cellular connection but I'm not sure of the exact functionality, it may allow alerts and tracking or it could just be remote charge monitoring.
>>25474058Buy 10 china bikes
Saw some wild turkey and deer, and the temperature was perfect.
>>25473978>>25473974yes I think about trying therapy one more time before I might finally an hero. I do not have much to loose but just maintaining my job and and myself physically takes up most of my energy those days
China is the enemy. Their people are soulless bugeating pod living drones, their buildings are ugly, their economy is fake, their culture is gone, and their motorcycles are terrible. Despite graduating more engineers every 2 years than the USA has in totality, they need to use Japanese engines from the 90s and buy designs off of KTM because they are stupid.Never gonna eat the bugs, never gonna live in the pod, never gonna buy a chink bike.
>>25474193Anon I was the same, going to the gym changed my life, just go and lift some weights and set free that testosterone, don't an hero anon
>>25474197I don't get /dbt/ obsession with china bikes, who is even talking about them?
>>25474197>ILL BUY EVERYTHING ELSE FROM CHINA BUT NOT kys btw
https://strawpoll.com/polls/bVg86NO6zyYKawacunnybros...? What is this?
>>25474210Suzuki is winning, can't wait to show these results to my foomy.
This is the coldest year on record in the last 20 years where I liveIt rains about every dayWe just got fresh snow on the mountains
Thingken about getting the new suzuki katana, whatcha guys think?
the old katana 125 made 14hp when other 125s did 12,5
alright... maybe LRS? whats a slightly less posteuring cruiser
>>25474223Damn it’s gonna be 85° here today
Not sure if this is the place to ask, but am gonna drop it here anyway.Am 33 years old and just got a big promotion with an even bigger bonus check. I have been thinking about getting into bikes since I never actually owned or even rode one, just bicycles, but anyone who hears about it immediately asks "Is this your midlife crisis, bro?"That shit aside, the one thing am worried about is securing my bike from niggering. Maybe it's my car mentality, but it feels that a car is a thousand times more secure and harder to yoink than a bike, how do you guys handle going out with friends for example, when they all park their cars in the barely lit parking lot and you have to leave your bike there as well? Am I just being paranoid because am new to this?Also am still looking at local dealers and bike places, but I will take any advice you guys drop about what my first bike should be. Obviously not a vespa or a shitty moped, but not an off-roader or harley davidson either. Am not much of a speeding guy, nor am I gonna be roaming the country with it, but I do plan to use it daily for the home-work-bar routine when the weather isnt rainy.Bonus points if the maintenance and mechanical side is noob friendly since I also want to get into that.Have pic related since it seems to be the thread's theme.
>>25474280midlife crisis? are you gonna die at 60?maybe if you get a bike LOLbut i'm 29 and just now getting into itas for nogging idk
>>25474276Must be nice
>>25474286What did you get for your first baiku?
>>25474259I doubt it actually did, a modern liquid cooled fuel injected DOHC 125 makes 15hp
>>25474280Damn that sucks or good for you or whatever but I'm not reading all that shit with an anime picture posted
>>25474182>saw wild turkeyCool>saw deerTerrifying
>>25474303vitpilen 401imo don't get a strong bike for your first one or you'll learn wrong and maybe hurt yourselfi like naked bikes and husky's are sleek and kinda neo-retro
>>25474280If you live in the US of A. Take the MSF, a three day weekend course that teaches you the basics. Google it, book it, go to it. If you pass the class and you had fun, think about owning a motorcycle. If you don't pass, maybe motorcycles aren't for you.
>>25474322what that's not the pic i wanted>>25474318i've heard of people taking four times to passif you're determined don't give up
>>25473757BasedThe Best lock is living in a less diverse area.
>>25474306it had larger pistons
>>25474280>>2547428628 here and I just got my first bike. Do it anon.
>>25474346enjoying your midlife crisis much? if this wasnt your midlife, now it is lol
>>25474355i already made that joke >>25474286go away
>>2547428033;Years old and you are still listening to all these drongosIf you get a bike as a teenager everyone tells you how you're a huge idiot and you're going to kill yourself what an idiot oh my God you just a child you shouldn't be allowed in your vehicleIf you're in your early 20s people go on about how motorcycles are dangerous you're basically just an organ donor anyone who drives a motorbike is going to die and deserves it blah blah blahTo lay in your mid to late twenties and people start talking about how it's time to grow up and get a real vehicle real I don't ride motorcycles blah blah blah you should buy this minivan blah blah blah by this hatchback blah blah blah spend more money on something less enjoyableOnce you get into your 30s and 40s you're told for having a midlife crisis and you shouldn't try new things when you're over the age of 29At what point are you going to realize that all these people are a bunch of cunts and you should never listen to a thing any of them have to say?People will come up with the worst case scenario and tell you that's definitely going to happen to you and when it does happen they're going to Crow about it forever but when it doesn't happen they're never going to accept that they were wrong.
>>25473624based, just came back from riding
Does anyone else take pictures of stray cats?Its a hobby of mine...
Are big group rides any fun if I'm a socially impaired autist? There's one happening in my city next weekend and I kinda want to go but I'll be by myself.
>>25474369Is that the Tenere? What happened to it
>>25474385>Are big group rides any funno
>>25474385Last time I went on a group ride some boomer got mad that I spun my tire too much and flicked a rock at him
>>25474341And? There are modern 125s with even larger pistons and a lot more compression and they're still only making 15hp
>>25474388Engine rebuild, carbs rebuild, electrical issues fixed, changed original tank cuz it needs to be restored
>>25473602do I need a vernier caliper for anything bike related? I already use a toonie for checking tire tread and a ruler for checking chain slack.
>>25474391This little guy did not appreciate my cat impersonation
>>25474401no big deal, 50 year old 125s are almost as strong as modern ones
>>25474416i violate people's privacy and take pictures of every cat i see
>>25474410They can be useful for some things, they're a bit easier than a ruler for some jobs too like if you've got to measure the width of something. But if you can't think of any reason to buy one, don't buy one and get one when you do need it.Also thanks for making me feel like a fucking moron for buying a tread gauge when I already have a set of bloody calipers that would've done the job better kek
>>25473602Why are bike riders such obnoxious faggots? We get it, you have a motorbike, stop revving the stupid things to shit in residential areas. Makes me want to throw bottles at you silly cunts.
>>25474472ok. anything else youd like to add?
>>25474405>changed original tank:(no longer says tenere
>>25474480A philips screwdriver to your tires for being so obnoxious.
>>25474484thats a crime you know
>>25474484You won't do any of that lol
>>25474472Just to annoy cagoids
>>25474472>>25474484Seethe cope dilate
How dumb would it be to get a 6.5k bike as a first bike (XSR700)? I tend to keep my vehicles for a long time, I really like this one too. Regarding my decision, I need a bike that’s newer than 2004 and preferably not a 4 cylinder because I’ll ride a detuned bike and the 4cyls suck when restricted. 390 is way too flashy, I can’t find an old CB500 in a reasonable state, and modern CB500 are worth about as much as the XSR.I really wanted to start on a relatively older bike but somehow during the last two years it became acceptable to sell non-road worthy pieces of junk for more than half the price of a new bike.
>>25474517Probably be fine, just get frame sliders because you will likely drop it.
>My friend who's an expert with motorcycles is no longer responding to my textsHow am I supposed to buy a motorcycle now?
>>25474518Greetings fellow based kawasakibro!
>>25474430could I use a caliper to check brake pad thickness?
>>25474485Who cares?>>25474493Hope they introduce new laws to make filtering illegal. If I have to give you space, you have to give my car space. :)
>>25474182>>25474314I am not a fan of deer.
>>25474560lol if you did that to me i'd plough into your bike at the first chance
>>25474562Internet tough guy lmaoYou won’t do shit faggot
is the LRS too aggressively torquey? Would it not be ideal for relaxing long trips?Does it cruise?
>>25474548Yeah although the lip around the edge might get in the way. I've never done it so I don't know the specifics
>>25474568>>25474562you're both internet tough guys>threatening strangers on 4chan on a saturdayget some self awareness, fast
>>25474562Here's your futurehttps://youtu.be/pO_FOdRBQEw
>>25474574why don't bike faggots learn to ride normally then? just ride between the lines and don't rev your shitty scooter constantly. it's not fucking hard.
>>25474578this dude madchill out. none of it matters. go be corny somewhere else
>>25474582i'm sick of you plastic riding faggots interrupting my evening constantly with over revving bikes.
>>25474578i mean, making cagies seethe is hilarious but splitting saves everybody time by reducing trafficif your problem is with scooters then try >>>/n/ we dont like em either
>>25474586i want any legislation that punishes bike riders and hgvs to be brought in desu, you're part of the biggest road hazard group
Bar end mirrors suck ass. I can't believe I fell for this fucking scam.
>>25474598why do they sucki just ordered someshould i return themi want that cafe racer look
>>25474593well that's not going to happen so you're going to have to find a way to cope with it or keep getting upset, its your choice.
>>25474607I'll just move out towards the middle of the lane in slow traffic. Touch my car, I touch your back wheel. Seems fair.
>>25474604You can't fucking see SHIT. Sure they look cool but they're literally useless. I've spent two hours riding with them trying to find a spot that works best and it's impossible.
>>25474613does anyone else know about this
>>25474604return them and get the under bar ones at least. bar end mirrors are the worst option>>25474611say it all you want, literally nobody here believes you will do that my dude
Are jeans enough if I'm just cruising? Riding jeans are:1. Hot2. Expensive3. Hard for me to size because I'm tall and have muscular thighs
>>25474621try it. find out. "sorry officer i thought he was attacking my vehicle to endanger my life, i made manoeuvres necessary to ensure my safety"
>>25474569Please respond >>25474569V222x
Imagine being an assblasted cagie coping and seething in a thread full of motorcycles all day
Mt09 or Z900, 3cylinder yamaha glory or 4cylinder power, so many QUESTIONS FUUUUUUUUCKKjk the yamaha has a built in quickshifter so it wins by default....what was kawasaki thinking?
>>25474598Cheap Chinese mirrors saved my bike when I went down. They took a lot of the damage as they folded apart. I only had to sand the rough edges down afterwards, didn't even smash I agree you cant see shit out of them. Would buy again
>>25474631Not really, no
>>25474631As long as they’re real jeans (i.e. denim) it’s fine. The fabric will hold a slide at 50mph for sure, maybe more. To me the whole point of riding jeans is the armor but that’s not really convenient for many riders.
>>25474656MT-09 is lighter too I thinkBut it looks gay as fuck
>>25474664>The fabric will hold a slide at 50mph for sure, maybe moreDamn bro I wanna know what kind of jean material you buy
>>25474631You have to wear riding jeans for the knees, you instinctively fall on your knees when you fall to the ground, and when they break, it will take at least a year, maybe two to get them healed, and even then, they will never be the same and be very weak. Take care of your knees anon.
>>25474665He could just get an XSR900
>>25474665Z900 somehow manages to look worse
FINALLY GOT MY BABY RUNNING only took 2.5 monthslesson learned the hard waytake care of your bike even in the winter
>>25474682Wipe the grease off your lense next time
alright bros I'm still leaning towards a gsxr600 for my first bike. I get the whole "slow bike fast" thing but I don't want to spend the money on a 300 and have to turn around and resell it right away only to buy another bike.
>>25474666Are you a dainese stockholder. A regular quality denim jean will definitely hold a slide at 50mph on average quality asphalt. As others have said the knees are the vulnerable part.Remember the video of that guy getting all 4 limbs ripped apart after sliding at 300kph? His jeans held up, his legs just slid out of them.
>>25474669Z900 cafe looks cool tho>>25474668True and based I forgot about that lol
>>25474693Get a 650 instead, fast enough but you won’t KYS on itYou also will not be able to afford insurance on a gsxr-600 with no previous riding history, depending on your age
>>25474621>bought from MNNTHBX with my custom sliders>Any returns must receive prior authorization and be accompanied by purchase history and full contact information.>Product must be returned in uninstalled, as new condition (20% restocking fee applies).so i'd have to pay to ship them back then pay an $18 restocking feeanybody else have experience with this shop??
>>25474700shit I forgot about the insurance. I'm 26 and haven't ridden a street bike but I'm comfy on a dirt bike. Getting an R3 doesn't sound all bad but my CR250 made more power than that thing. surely if I just respect the bike and take it slow, I won't kms, right?
>>25474720Dude your only options are not piddly 300s or race bikesGet a Ninja 650 or an SV650 or something > surely if I just respect the bike and take it slow, I won't kms, right?Maybe, but it’s a lot easier to fuck up and lock the brakes on a supersport or whiskey throttle it when you don’t have experience riding something tamer first
>>25474687Its not grease its just fucked
What gopro would you recommend for riding? I'm going to norway next week and want to make videos
>>25474750bought the Yi 4K for 125 usedive had no problems
>>25474750Used hero 7 if cheapOtherwise whatever new ish model that you wantGet extra SD cards and batteries
>>25474731I'm used to 2 stroke power bands though and the inline 4 sounds amazing compared to all the shitty v-twins and parallel twins I've been looking at
>>25474552>Who cares?clearly not your parents lmao
>>25474764SV650s with a good exhaust on them sound pretty nice imoMT-07s too
>>254747772cyl sound horrible, really really horrible
>>25474786damn what a shit opinion
>>25474598Agreed, they look bitchin on most nakeds though. I just don't get why people bother with them on sportbikes unless they're too fat to see out the stock mirrors and god forbid they get the useless tiny round ones
>>25474598I like mine. And can see fine. A pair of CRG arrows. Took a little bit to get them angled how I wanted, but was worth it. They even come with multiple detents if I find a tight fit.
Is it actually super easy to change my own tires?
https://strawpoll.com/polls/bVg86NO6zyYPut the poll in the next op, suzuki CAN'T win
Took this random piece of garbage off my carb and plugged the original air filter in. Bike got so quiet I can't even tell when to change gears anymore. They didn't have the resonator in stock though, so for now I've just got a big fuck you m20 bolt in the hole.
>>25474814no. It's not awful, if you have some strength in your muscles, though.Some are easier than others. Wat bike?
>>25474822That resonator will give you a little midrange.
>>25474830Like, in terms of audio quality?
Is the Honda shadow a good first timer bike?
>>25474829If you can afford an H2, you can afford to have your tires hand changed by consecrated virgins.>>25474830No, power. That resonator plus your airbox form a helmholtz resonator, and it's resistance to airflow will be effectively zero at it's resonant frequency. The modern tuning meme with manufacturers is to cam the engine for peak power, then fill in the inevitable dip in the midrange with resonant tuned intake and exhaust.
>>25474850>if you can affordWell yea, but I don't want to be a faggot that can't do his own maintenance.
>>25474845Why not? It's comfy, not too tippy because it's a cruiser, and you meet the nicest people on a Honda.
>>25474856That's what im saying yanno it seems like a good beginner bike because it's not stupid fast like a crotch rocket and its decently stylish And cheap, 5k is like a decent used car But I've never rode a motorcycle, not even once. Should I get lessons?
cock balls even.
>>25474862>I've never rode a motorcycle, not even once. Should I get lessons?Taking the MSF course wouldn't hurt.
>>25474862If you're in the US you can get the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) approved safety class, which will get you going in two days. In some states (like Cali) if you're young the state will pay most of the fee.If you're outside the US you may have to take some government approved lessons.
Did you give your bike a name?
>>25474850That does sound a little bit like audiophile chat, but let's say I believe you. But I'm not changing all the cables to those weird snek things.
>>25474845Yes, if you want a cruiserBit heavy so be careful at slow speeds or manuevers
>>25474880No. But I do refer to it as 'she/her' and imagine she's making ahegao when I open the throttle and yandere when not doing a power rip from a stop.
>>25474880Not really, I just call it My Baiku. It's a good baiku.
>>25474876I am in the US so ill probably go that route desu, not a kid though (23) how much is these classes on average>inb4 Google it im trying to have a conversation here
>>25474880I haven't even settled on whether it's a boy or a girl.
>>25474890$350 out here in CA
>>25474894Oh okay that's not too bad
>>25474880it kinda makes me think of my favorite gundam but i haven't named it...........
>>25474884WTF are you talking about?
After only 2 weeks of riding I just had my first accident, maybe unsurprisingly caused by a car driver.On a country road an oncoming car swerved into my lane and hit my left mirror.Luckily only the mirror was damaged and I wasn't hurt, still it's a bit of a shock how fast shit like this can happen.
>>25474928I want these in my tranny assNow
>>25474880SasquatchIt's big, dark, and can be seen lurching around the forests of the PNW
>>25474970i fucking wish
I rode today. It was fun
Yeah, I’m thinking Harley my dudes
>>25474997>>25474997>>25474997>>25474997new bread come quick its warm and fresh!
>>25475000Nice trips, but this one is not even at bump limit.
>>25475003yes it is!>>25475004too slow scooty!
>>25475014hey dont be mean to me
>>25473958Can, or can't?
>>25474007It's less of a whole, and more of a tear in the inner bead.
>>25474280>but anyone who hears about it immediately asks "Is this your midlife crisis, bro?"This is the biggest npc memeBuy a bike.
>>25474367Good post, fuck normies
>>25474656Kawasaki was thinking it's riders are skilled enough to clutchless shift without a quickshifter
>>25474046Are those apes new?
>>25474669It looks like one of those AI generated images.