Synthwave editionPost night riding music and motorcycleshttps://youtu.be/CQXMIiYA5GA?t=4>Motorcycle discussion>Motorcycle news and rumors>Personal attacks based on brand preference>Carb cleaning tips>EFI cleaning tips>Mirror removal services>Top motorcycle speedruns>Undersuits keep you cool on hot days>Wear earplugs every time you ride>Highschool girls riding motorcycles>Motorcycles taking naps/dbt/ Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1Q2T00gYYuhB-Y6Ng9AJ0Hdy5U1DDYeQTo be added or updated, email firstname.lastname@example.org with:>The year/make/model of your bike and a web-hosted photo of it>Your general location and a note about yourself if you wantIf you don't wanna dox yourself then just don't send personal information you retardREAD THE STICKY: >>23526953FAQ: https://pastebin.com/xu560p4qLinks:>https://www.motocap.com.au/>https://sharp.dft.gov.uk/helmets>http://a2bikes.co.uk>https://cycle-ergo.comTwist of the Wrist II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp6gxdGrv5EStreet Smarts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtG6MRIVtZgPrev: >>25611142
>>25612866wtf that twist wrist link is downhere's a new one i'll fix it in new OPs.........https://youtu.be/EIbMN0lZd14
>>25612876Twist of the wrist(1&2) is outdated and not teaching correct information
>>25612887well the first one there is street smartsas for twist wrist it helped me learn to corner by teaching me that leaning doesn't matter but countersteering does and once you crack open the throttle you roll smoothly onto it throughout the curveso be more specific or gargle my balls
>>25612887post back tire (wont happen btw)
I want a Harley Pan Amera so bad bros
>>25612902OK, now you do it.
>>25612878>A KTM with more than one cylinderKinda cringe fr fr no capBut I'd buy one
>>25612909thats not yours STOP I JUST GOT THE BIKE YOU CANT DO THAT DELETE THAT THATS NOT YOUR BIKE HELP
>>25612878that's the bike I want
I'll have to make a new seat at some point. The stock one gets lifted when I lift the tank.
>>25612866In Pythagorean GematriaHarley=33Indian=33Walt Disneys 33rd Animated Film was?
>>25612704Absolutely gonna do MSF first, just thinking about what I'm gonna want after that. Dude who posted all those links wasn't me, but state and county are kind of a hard thing because I'm moving soon and not sure exactly where yet. It'll probably be a major city in the South or Southwest though. I'm not likely to do 200+ mile rides on this bike though, it's definitely something I'd like to do down the line but that'll be a future bike, this will just be for commuting and shorter distance fun but not particularly fast rides on whatever scenic and twisty roads are around. I don't feel like I should try to get a "forever bike" at this point, I want the easiest and safest learning experience I can get and don't really want to box myself into something more expensive that I may not end up liking that much - I can write off the depreciation on a 5k bike but once that price goes up it's gonna be a lot harder to feel that way.>>25612678Looks like it's long out of production and I'm really looking to buy new. I'm really not into the idea of a bike I have to hold back on like that anyway, I'd rather have a slower bike I can get on hard without killing myself. >>25612683Vehicle loan counts toward what I need.>>25612710It's still on the list, but I'm just kinda concerned about some of the things I've seen in reviews, especially the high-speed stalling issues.>>25612696Most of those are the wrong kinds of bikes or way more than I want to spend.
https://youtu.be/2cpOQh529b0Best video on shifting?I Know how to do it just not perfect
>>25612893>leaning doesn't matter but countersteering does (track riding) leaning is 10x more important, you want to reduce the bike's lean angle as much as possible for the best possible tire contact patch. More lean = more risk. Body position straight up and down vs "hanging off" is night and day in how the motorcycling responds in corners. You would never be able to go around the track fast with your butt in the middle of the seat the whole time. >open the throttle you roll smoothly onto it throughout the curveinitial throttle has to be very smooth, yes. but the whole idea that all the braking has to be done before the corner, before the apex, before the turn in - is 100% incorrect. you stay on the brakes until you are happy with your speed and the direction the bike is pointed. if that's 75% through the turn then so be it. The idea that you can't lean the bike with the brakes at the same time is antiquated.
I'll see you boys at Laguna seca. Chad shit
>>25613020I would rather see child porn be spammed here than see your ugly fucking face again.
>>25613020they wont let you on the track without a license unless you are just there to spectate?
>>25613020I thought the mutt meme was just a meme ameribros...
>>25613026>I would rather see child porn0/10. nice try, you'll have to find it yourself
>>25613026i bet R6 pedoi bet
>>25613002>leaning is 10x more importanthmmmmm
>>25613002i meant leaning doesn't control the bike, it's all countersteering, but yes body position in the turn does matter but they don't discourage that, they just say "yeah 'leaning turns the bike' is a myth, it's that you naturally countersteer while leaning and you need to understand the mechanics of that">what is trail brakingi don't think they discourage that either, you just don't brake IN the turn or you stand the bike upi feel like their analysis of human survival responses in relation to riding is relevant and i honestly don't know what issue you have with them
>>25613002>you want to reduce the bike's lean angle as much as possibleHow can I reduce the lean angle? By turning slower? Or with magic?>Body position straight up and down vs "hanging off" is night and day in how the motorcycling responds in corners. You would never be able to go around the track fast with your butt in the middle of the seat the whole time.what's this in simplified English
>>25612991I will never fall for (((financing)))
>>25613048>you just don't brake IN the turn or you stand the bike upWhat if I brake in the turn and move the handlebar to keep it leaned
>>25613057he means the BIKE needs to be leaned less to maximize its traction so you maybe shouldn't do this >>25613045 because it pushes the bike down toward the pavement and reduces traction as opposed to leaning with it>>25613064whatidk maybe
>>25613064What if I break ur nose
herro ninja 400 goys
>>25613060>I will never fall for (((financing)))It makes sense when inflation is higher than interest rates
>>25613045thats a supermoto aka dirt bike on pavement. dirt bikes dont follow the same rules. on dirt you want the weight on top of the wheels and tires for traction. find a professional motogp rider with that body position on their bike...>>25613048>naturally countersteer while leaningyes, and mentally it plays no part on the track. unless you are at almost full lean and you need to countersteer to help you straighten back up. >issue you have with theTofW:II teaches to never use the rear brake, and more bs about braking after turn in pages 104-105
>>25613045he's talking about road racing not putting around a gokart "track"
>>25612887you're right but TOTW was never anything more than an elementary guide to cornering, it's like MSF for the twisties
>>25613070>so you maybe shouldn't do this >>25613045 # because it pushes the bike down toward the pavement and reduces traction as opposed to leaning with itWaitIf it's pushing the bike down doesn't it mean better grip and less risk of skidding and falling? I've always tried to stay up (or lean against the bike) thinking it was safer
>>25613087i just watched the video and didn't read the book, but the dude at the start that said "trail braking" actually got me to look it up and now i use it when i ride because it feels nicepost a better learning resource then u faget>>25613101see >>25613087only on dirt is that preferable because dirt's softon asphault it's risking a slip because it's hardeasyif it were preferable you'd see real racers doing it
>>25613057>How can I reduce the lean angle?Body positionAss 1 cheek off the seat, inside arm bent, outside arm resting on the gas tank. Head and eyes up. Make a triangle with your leg. Ball of the foot on the footpeg, turn the knee outwards like a sail.^on the track. on the street you should never be trying to drop a knee, just pivoting the upper torso and turning the shoulders is enough
>>25613101Foot out/counter steering is indeed 'safer'. In the end its what you feel most comfortable with. On a sumo, tight technical sections counter steering + foot out, in fast sweepers its knee out. >>25613088>>25613087lol. lmao
The map is gay and anyone that posts in the discord is a fucking loser.
>>25613120>The map is gayseeing a bike map is cool>anyone that posts in the discord is a fucking loseryes, that's rightthe two are not mutually exclusivei like baiku map but i'm not associating with discord trannies
>>25613115>post a better learning resource then u fagetnta but look up motovudu on yt and downloads his books, i know it will get mocked but most anons here aren't able to comprehend his level
>>25613128hmmi may do that
>>25613118How can counter steering be safer if it's the only way of steering
>>25612683lmao youre the moron that thinks credit scores are only tied to credit card use.
>>25613100while we are at it MSF is teaching wrong things too. "Get all the braking done before the corner" "Never brake in a corner"But maybe they need to because it would be information overload to explain too much to new riders. IdkI haven't been to the MSF in 15+yrs do they teach trail braking?
>>25613139recently took it, they do not teach trail brakingi LITERALLY only know about trail braking because in the "whoa there's lots of advice out there!" portion of TW2 somebody says to always trail brake and i didn't know what that meant so i looked it up and i like itso no, nobody teaches it
>>25613139>>25613144add a line about it to the op for newfags so they don't dirt bike lean and die
>>25612909>>25612917Lmao. Who has the smallest streetbike tendies in dbt?>>25613020What an oaf>>25613116>pivoting the upper torso and turning the shoulders is enoughI like to look through the side mirror and pretend I’m full bodyposition even though I’m not because it feels cool.
>>25613144>>25613128best $50 you'll ever spend but if/when you sign up for their track days they give you the online stuff for free https://ridelikeachampion.com/courses-page/
>>25613157the nearest one's in arizonai'm in coloradooh well
>>25613132counter leaning, dummeh.>>25613115>only on dirt is that preferable because dirt's soft on asphault it's risking a slip because it's hard easywhat?pro tip: never follow the advice of randumb 4channers who got a bike last summer and suddenly think that they have the credentials to give 'advice' after watching motogp clips on YouTube and riding 'hard' in their local twisties
>>25613139My ride forever course instructor said trail braking was a good way to lock your wheel and crash. He was probably referring to trail braking the rear but I’ve never seen anyone teach that. I’ve only seen a vid of a ducati monster lock the rear and highside mid corner, but he may have downshifted or something>>25613144Theres a youtube channel called canyon chasers that teach it, they disagree with totw on what mid corner braking does. I don’t bother with any of that shit, I just ride with a margin and if I need to brake I’ll brake>>25613151Plenty of life left, trains brake just fine steel on steel
>>25613167So it's safer if I keep counter leaning? What are the other 2 ways of leaning for?
>>25613167butyou're only posting supermoto pics
>>25613166roadtrip. or wait until they go to a famous track (willow springs/ road atlanta) and make a vacation out of it. Although using your own bike would be best
It is surprisingly easy to talk to women while traveling with my 75 year old mother. I guess bitches love a mommy's boy. This picture is from Zion, where I would like to ride my motorcycle to someday. There are no helmet laws here so I can leave the half helmet strapped to the rack.
>>25613180are their driver's license laws there?
My masterpiece>>25613186Than what
>>25613188than it did
>>25613188Why don’t you plaster that hole in your wall
>>25613178looks like they went up to denver last month but it's two hours awaymaybe someday
>>25613184This gn saga reminds me of the dudes in high-school who would do butcher old jap hatchbacks by stanching them and gluing fake hood scoops on.
>>25613190ThanksLike Id planned
>>25613172usually, on a normal motorcycle, you counterlean at slow u-turn in the parking lot speeds. normal riding on the street you dont need the body to be off the biketrack riding the body needs to be off the bike to MINIMIZE the lean angle of the bike. the more you throw your body off to 1 side the straighter up the bike can be. the straighter up the bike, the more grip you have available
>>25613172Yes, street riding is generally neutral body position or a little bit of counter leaning. If you're on an upright standard bike like a dual sport, supermoto, ADV in the twisties, you can generally remain upright and neutral if you wanted. Sure, it's more fun to lean off the bike with your knee out, and it's also fun to counter lean with your foot out like a Moto America sumo rider, but it's not necessary. Now if you're going for record times, knee out thru long sweeping corners is the fastest. In back to back technical sections, it's easier and quicker to shift the bike under you (counter leaning). On a Supersport, the ergonomics generally don't make sense for foot out/counter leaning since it's easier to shift your ass and knee out to the side.
>>25613201this was also my understanding
Where do you guys like your friction zone to be? I kinda like mine near the handlebars/early middle vs the very end
>>25613201>you counterlean at slow u-turn in the parking lot speeds.Why, it's irrelevant at parking lot speeds>normal riding on the street you dont need the body to be off the bikeSo I just lean with the bike not more not less?>track riding the body needs to be off the bike to MINIMIZE the lean angle of the bike. the more you throw your body off to 1 side the straighter up the bike can be.I thought it was impossible to change lean angle? To do a given turn at x speed the bike has to lean y, and only a slower speed would allow it to lean less
All this talk about steering and leaning is autism. If you ride a bike for more than 10 minutes all this stuff becomes intuitive. You don't have to put it into words.
>>25613217>Why, it's irrelevant at parking lot speedsIf you're doing a u-turn or making any kinds of slow sharp maneuevers, shifting your weight to the outside of the bike will make it want to lean over more, thus turning quicker and easier.>So I just lean with the bike not more not less?Basically, unless you want to have fun/mess around.>and only a slower speed would allow it to lean lesshuh? vid rel
>>25613217>I thought it was impossible to change lean angle?holy shitif YOU UP, bike down lowerif YOU DOWN, bike up higheryou stupid nigger
>>25613214Between the balls and the perineum
>>25613201Discord is laughing at you
>>25613228a) he's rightb) hrt doesn't change what you are
>>25613226Sure, it may help lean the bike more or less, just like forcing on the footpegs like a cruiser grandpa would, but the bike can't make the same turn at the same speed with different leaning angles, it's physics
>>25613188All that work and nobody is gonna be able to tell the difference. Those who can will just think you rammed it into a tree a few times and some stuff is now misaligned
>>25613228>posting this shit like anyone would give a fuck>talking about discord >telling the world youre a complete faggot
>25613238you're exhaustingyou're pretending the placement of the body has no effect on the position of the bike through the turnand the position of the bike affects the tightness of the turnat this point i'm assuming you're fishing for you's and i'm done talking to your stupid asscountersteer into a semi
>>25613244The guys at the gn fb group sure will
>>25613188Oh it's a piece alright.
How come none of you mother fuckers care if I get a lowrider s
>>25613261What's a lowrider s
>>25613238>can't make the same turn at the same speed with different leaning anglesno one said this?the bike can't make a turn at high speed without lean angle. a bike won't have much traction when the bike is leaned overhow do you solve this
>>25613261they wouldn't care if i built a hot rod either, but as soon as i mention building a cafe racer at least two come out and go "lol gay"
is it ok to adapt a 100cc/110cc carburator to a 50cc engine?is it worth it?what mods are ok for an old 50cc bike?
>>25613261we dont hold HD in very high regardppl on /dbt buy china bikes off amazonwe are powerless to stop them. no one listens to our advice
>>25613275Leave that poor bicycle alone. Park it in your living room that seems like a good mod.
>>25613246>>25613230Discord is now laughing at you incels
>>25613261Why do you care what anyone else cares? That's not very Low Rider S of you, anon.
>>25613275>Is it okay to do vague thingSure go ahead
>>25613269I lean against the bike so there's more grip on the tireAnd control the handlebars so the bike doesn't lean any more or less depending on my upper bodys position you dingus
SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT LEANING
>>25613275Usually that increases fuel consumption with no gain in performance. If your carb is bad just get another 50cc carb
>>25613275Leave it stock, you don't need more.
>see /b/ on road>put kickstand down and get off bike to rescue bee>put it into bushes>it tries to fly away but lands on the road again>It's cleaning it's wings and it's near the edge>figure it is safe, leave>it is smushed on the road when I get backHe was like a father to me
>>25613294I do believe your father was like a bee
>>25613286>stop talking about motorcycle things in /dbtlets talk about trannies insteadso anyway.... motorcycles?
>>25613297i see your point but i'm a little exhausted with it and i'm not even a trannylet's talk about anon's bee >>25613294f
>>25613285Am I wrong? Am I not increasing grip by doing that?
>>25613154>Who has the smallest streetbike tendies in dbt?not sure but mine are smoller than yours that means id beat you in races
>>25613300what bike would a bumble bee ride
>>25613151Still got lots of life left on themI should have taken a picture of mineThe piston or whatever you call it that pushes the pads had actually pushed through the pads and was being grinded on the rotor
>>25613241oh shit, i like when you post this one! gs500 is so good at turning and not falling over.
>why are you putting a longer swingarm on your gn bro it's not necessary
>>25613294You motherfucker you didn't try hard enough that was my cousin!
>>25613224For street riding, sure. Tell anyone who races that body position is all just "intuitive" and you'll be laughed out of the pits.
>>25613317yea id have to get the extendo too not even gonna cap
>>25613241What's the point in leaning your body like that, it's like you're trying to pull the bike to the ground
>>25613317>bike is in somewhat good condition
>>25613297Do motorcycles have trannies?
>>25613324Just fun. He was trying to drag his helmet.
>>25613305>that means id beat you in racesThe winner is whoever make it to the end alive so unlikely
>>25613294BEES ARE TRANS!
>>25613326the mechanical kind/dbt has the mentally ill kind
>>25613281It's ironically the most Lowrider S thing you could ever post
>>25613319>>25613294Can bees ride motorcycles or does the wind knock them off?
>>25613332you wouldn't push me over thats not good racing >:c
>>25613335My bike does not have a trannyI refuse to believe you
>>25613337If you keep the lil guy inside your helmet he'll be just fine! Also I once opened my visor for some air and a wasp got inside but some how didn't sting me.
Did anybody say low rider s
>>25613351I decided to ride with my jacket open once and a bee exploded onto my chest under my shirt which was moving in the windthe stinger somehow got me and I had bee fragments all over me
>>25613372just bee yourself
>>25613354why do people buy american style japanese bikesthese types of people should be beaten with sticks
>>25613372THAT SOUNDS LIKE A REAL OUCHERINO>>25613373Good post
>>25613377Best of both worlds
>>25613373I put the bee in /dbt/
>>25613377>why do people buy american style japanese bikescheap life insurance since American cars and bikes are deadly (not in a fun way) pieces of shit.
SM/MX "counter" leaning is just the bike equivalent of handbrake turns and dorifuto, it works for super tight corners and low traction surfaces where it's a bitch cunt to rotate the bike that way when you're under it.Hanging off is not even worth a lot of lap time relatively in track day/amateur racing terms but those people like to crash by pulling an epic biker move and lean angle maxing while increasing throttle because TotW said you can't lift after you turn in so it increases their margin for stupidity.
>>25613392Since we've brought this back and I can no longer tell who is being genuine or not, doesn't body position affect corner radius for a given lean angle a *tiny* bit? I can shift to one side on the bike while going straight and lean it over a bit the other way, yet still continue going straight.
>>25612730>>25612725plugfonesI think they have a bluetooth version too.
>>25613399Yes it absolutely helps because the physics of the bike are that weight to the inside of the contact patch makes it corner, but the average rider is like 30s off a track lap record, barely if ever uses full throttle on bikes over 80hp, brakes so light they don't even need a front brake, and has a lean angle peak that is 110% mental rather than tire limited unless they are pulling the aforementioned epic biker move in which case having the bike more upright for what is likely still the same corner speed might keep them on two wheels another lap.
where do you hang your gear /dbt/>apartment is a synthwave album cover
>>25613449The closet in my entryway is basically dedicated to my motorcycle gear, and it smells really bad.
This is how much I lean on my work commute.
>>25612991Hmm, I was kinda ready to write a dual sport off, just because of the highway performance, but it sounds like the DR650 might be adequate for getting from home to wherever the good trails are. I'm not sure it'll be right for my first bike, I'm concerned the 35" seat height is gonna be way too high for me to handle as a new rider, but something like that could be a pretty good second bike. It might also come down to traffic conditions where I end up, I'm used to Southern California freeways where anything slower than 6 seconds to 60 is terrifying but I know it's not like that everywhere. As for the other stuff, I'm definitely not interested in a cruiser or anything along the lines of a full fairing sportbike, but I guess I could consider a 650 naked, just kinda concerned it's gonna be too much for me.
>>25613474If you are even average height then it's honestly not too tall. It's a bit annoying in stop/go traffic when you can't flat foot it, but consider that those bikes are made for trails and negotiating obstacles at relatively low speed, they're actually very well balanced and maneuverable with throttle+clutch control. Eventually you'll miss the taller ride if you ever go to something lower, and even cruisers that are easy to flat foot feel "top-heavy" by comparison. Not trying to sell you on a dual sport but definitely don't let it be a deal breaker.
>>25613474Dr650 is a great choice, try finding a used one.If you can get comfortable with the seating position, balance, stopping with one foot instead of two you'd be off to a good start.
>>25613502Be careful of theft. Dual sports are very desirable and easy to steal.
>>25613474The best dirt bike riders in the world are all manlets. And they are on bikes with 37"+ seat heights. Even in stop start traffic it isn't an issue.
What's a good cheap used commuter bike between 250-400cc that can fit decent saddlebags?
>>25613498>>25613502I'll see if I can at least go look at one and sit on it etc. I'm leaning toward new for credit-building reasons that I mentioned last thread but I guess used might be an option too. (Guess I could look into a bank loan or even putting it on a credit card somehow and achieve the same thing.) My main concern is not being able to put two feet down in a panic situation, I'm only a 30" inseam and it's pretty tall for me to do that afaik. The other hangup is just that I'm not really into the style. I like the more modern-looking ADVs but the boxy, brightly-colored dirtbike look of duals doesn't do much for me and honestly I feel like I'd feel like a dork riding one around, which isn't really what you want in a bike. >>25613521Yeah but they've been riding their whole lives while I'm an out of shape 36 year old who's never been on anything more intimidating than a shitty Chinese scooter.
>>25613530versys 300, enfield himalayan, drz400 adv mod
a bit dirty but i couldn't go for a ride and not take a pic for my /dickbuttrannies/
If anything my biggest complaint about the dual sports i've tried are the vibrations and buzz from single cylinder engines.>>25613535>The other hangup is just that I'm not really into the style.Fair enough, especially if you are going to finance the purchase you might as well get something that you are excited about riding. Otherwise you're wasting your time and money.
>>25613535>I'm only a 30" inseamSo am I. It's really not that bad. I started on a klx 250 when I was 13 years old and shorter.Keep in mine that the seat height is spec'd for a bike with no rider. There is an addition sag spec. Generally 3-4 inches. Also if you drop the bike who cares. Pick it up and move on.
>>25613449helmet goes on the stand by my door, gloves inside, jacket is hung in my room.
>>25613574Space nigger are you a transvestite? Whys your room lit up like a titty bar?
>>25613474>>25613535You can get lowering links if you REALLY want, or low-cut seats, etc. You also have to remember that MX boots add like 1" to your height if not more.
>>25613553Love the K2
>Be me>Be German>Planned on getting my Motorcycle License this year>Call 3 Driving Schools>"We´re full for 2022, try again next year">FUCK>Gotta wait 9 fucking months>Gonna get my Car license this year then>Can drive 50cc Scooters with that license>Scooters are fucking gayShould I get a 50cc for those 9-10 months, or should I just wait?Will it give me an advantage for when I´ll get my Motorcycle License? It´s a 2 wheeled vehicle after all, and I can acquire some riding skills, before I ride an actual motorcycle for the first time.
There are only like 3 MT10s for sale near me and they're priced at msrp with thousands of miles on them
>>25613757They sound rad and are more reliable than its euro competition thoughOnly problem as far as I can tell is the shitty gas mileage and range
Is there anything that gets your blood boiling more than picrel?
>>25613778this pisses me of if i'm in a car or on a bike. fucking women.
>>25613722checked and rekt. when i was in your situation i bought a bike and rode it without a license. only person that rode to my learner's test>>25613777nice trips. apparently the gsx-s1000 is getting competitive now. if it were me looking for a jap hypernaked i'd just put LSL riser bars on a superbike
Tommorow's gonna be a good day, I get my duke back from my accident I'm gonna ride all day
>>25613867How can an image both be hot, and cringe as fuck...
>>25613898Nothing hot about any of that you closeted faggot
>>25613778I don’t care about those people when I’m on my bike. They are usually easier to overtake>>25613898>sexy girl>being a squidSquid girl images are all like that. Boner says yes brain says no. Not much different to crazy hot chicks you meet irl>>25613913>hot woman>not hot and homosexual
>away from home for work>It's been about 2 weeks>starting to get emotionally distraught about not riding my bike every day like normalI did NOT expect such a strong reaction.
>>25613307idk would a bumblebee ride a bumblebee>>25613898>hotsoft skin denoting a high E fertile woman>cringetire paint
>>25613792I can only assume the rider survived since this gopro footage was uploaded.
>>25613942Often the footage is uploaded by family
>>25613963>target fixation as fuck
>>25613963Literally steered into it.
>>25613987That's a man though
>>25613029Not everyone can be a superior ginger
>>25613987I like going to these and asking the model to get out of the way
>>25614128Luckily I don't require souls. >>25614138kek
>fucked driving record 130$ to put a homolbigated racing bike (shift times measured in milliseconds, 180hp/L naturally aspirated) meant to win global championships on the road for a whole calendar. Get the fuck out of here supersport ban by EOY cap this.
>>25614155sir how much have you had to drink tonight, but 130 is not bad for an entire year, is that just insurance? I think you're right give some more time and the only thing we'll be allowed is gay escooters that do 80kph and we'll be telling war stories to young kids about the time we had these petrol bikes on public roads that did nearly 300kph
>>25614213it's actually starting to look good again
>>25614222It's the same shit
Had to buy the reregistration for my bike. Just makes me wonder why its even a thing to do a rereg. Like, I registered it under my name already, why do I have to do it again? The only time it wouldnt be registered under my name is if I sold it and someone else registers it themselves. Seems like just a big scan from the DMV. Not just for bikes but cars too.
>>25614252Yeah it's a scam. You buy the vehicle, pay to register, have it in good conditions with lights and all thats required, but in the end it's still rented because if you don't pay some taxes the government will take it away
>>25614252YOU CAN'T QUESTION THE GOVERNMENT THEY NEED THEIR SHEKELS FOR SHANIQUAS 5 BABIES FROM 5 MEN
>>25613080is it worth putting money to mod the n400 to make it more track ready or should I just go for a 600 took my full stock n400 to the track, only swapped the factory gpr300 to s22. started scraping the peg feelers so I took them off. then I started scraping the pegs probably because shit bp bit I thought I wasn't leaning all that much.is the clearance on the stock pegs that bad? I thought you could go like 50-60 degrees even on stock pegs
So my digital trip meter has reset a few times in the past few weeks. Could it be caused by a dying/weak battery? I've noticed it does it anytime I try to start the bike and it stalls for like 1-2 seconds while cranking. It's a 1800 vtwin so I was thinking that depending on the crankshaft position, the starter would be under more strain if it starts spinning on the compression stroke. It cranks plenty fast and I can let the bike sit for weeks and it still cranks strong. Not really a big deal, but I use the trip meter for fuel since I don't have a gas gauge.
>>25613778That situation but a negress
>>25613867>gsx-s1000worse, uglier, and no crossplaneyamaha wins again
>>25613551>drz400 adv modkys
>>25613157is the online stuff good? there's no chance I can attend in person since I'm not from US. but if the online content is good I'll get it since it's half price right now
>>25614408if you're poorfag you can hacksaw an inch off the pegs or just get restarts from aliexpress. 600s are great track bikes but i've been lapped before by a nationals rider on a 300 so the skill limit is pretty high >>25614416buy it then, i thought you were looking for alternatives
>>25614411Good luck vtx1800 anon. When my metric starts it dims the headlights and turns off everything so max power gets to the starter+decomp release.My guess is it has to do with wiring issues or something like that and so it just resets your tripmeter.Oh and manual gauges win again.
>>25614427are the chink rearsets decent? I don't know how easy it'll be to get replacement parts compared to like vortex, woodcraft, bonamici since everybody seems to be running one of those at the track
>>25614447definitely my biggest issue with the bike is only having 1 goddamn gauge. as much as i hate the government, i wouldn't mind if they mandated full gauge suites for any vehicle that could legally go on interstates.
>>25614421watch the vid on that page, if you feel like you would benefit from that info, then yesThere's a lot of good and new information in there
>>25614472I actually prefer only 1 gauge, especially one on the tank since it creates an uninterrupted view of the road.On my cruiser I only have miles, trip, and mph while I have a secondary set of lights below it.There might be another model with more gauges that you can swap on. I know the vtx series had the F, N, R, and I think C variants.
>>25614480kek. Most of my bikes either run a bolt+nut, or a pin+E clip.
>>25614474looks good just got it
>>25614486he probably meant the peg and the bracket too
>>25614408Stock shitbikes only have 45deg or so of clearance, depending how much suspension travel you use. Peg feelers are often there as a warning before you start dragging stock exhaust or whatever too.
>>25614486Speaking of passenger footpegs. How do I adapt those with perpendicular bolt on my bike that uses parallel
>>2561451345 degrees is how much you can lean before you lose grip and drop the bike. It's physics I watched it on youtube
>>25613898Its when you realize thiese woman are tiny as fuck cuz those motorbike are small.
>>25613722a 50cc anything hardly handles as any real motorbike.Might as well just go around more with your bicycle.
>>25614528What would they look like on an adventure bike
>>25613474Check this video for freeway speeds on a CRF 300 rally, the guy does a 16 hour day on one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcgt1IEmV6QFreeway on a DRZ 400https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLpTHKKfW5QAnd a DR650https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEWQPJnE9pU
>>25614408the best advice would be to learn as much as possible on the 400 before moving up, its a lot more forgiving. also I doubt your body position is right after 1 track day, regardless of what is scraping.you WANT the bike as upright as possible.watch https://youtu.be/MLrjm84_BOUgoing from 400 to 600 you are going to use a lot more brake pressure. The idea that we "accelerate with the intent to brake", was the hardest for me to get over. on a 400 you can practically cruise around the track without being hard on the brakes, you increase speed (bigger engine), now you actually have to work with the brake lever as much as the throttle. I can accelerate fearlessly, braking hard still scares the shit out of me.
>>2561451345 doesn't seem like a lot but I guess they don't want people ripping hard on the stock n400. maybe I'll put my phone under the seat next time to try track the lean angle.I know the bike is capable of a lot more from watching fully modded out n400 on wssp300 but I don't think it's worth spending like $8k to fully upgrade a n400 when the bike itself is like $6k
>>25614532Can't you disguise a 80cc engine with a 50cc carcass80cc two strokes are probably decent
Does it wear the clutch if I rev to limiter with clutch pulled? I think it's only bad if I do it around the friction zone and not fully disengaged is that correct
>>25614562yeah my bp is definitely shit since I've focused more on getting a good habit with my throttle control, vision and line selection first. I was told to leave bp last until I get good at all of those first. I also want to get good with hard braking and trail braking but it's like you said on a 400 I can pretty much get around without super hard braking.I want to wire up some kind of brake pressure sensor to get some telemetry on how hard I'm braking but it looks like the n400 ecu doesn't give those information
>>25614576I appreciate your webms
>>25614173>telling war stories to young kids about the time we had these petrol bikes on public roads that did nearly 300kphBased knower
Good morning bike kike
>>25614570As a simplification, 45deg is 1G lateral. In reality tire width takes away a little and hanging off adds a little to the effective lean angle for that calculation, and most corners have some banking that gives you free lean angle.By the way that limited clearance is why I would never go out of the way to put hypersport tires on a stock lightweight bike, I could never even get rid of the strips on the stock Road Wieners back when I was touching down pegs on a CBR300 let alone the SR881 on it now.>>25614598I have a solid idea of how hard I'm braking overall from GPS, brake pressure is something that would only seem important when you start sliding the front or dealing with pad/disk friction and want to see some really specific things.
>>25614173I doubt it. Even if they try I'll just immigrate to some third world shit hole taking my bike with me and setup shop smuggling hentai by motorcycle.
I just fell. Who the fuck decided to put a slippery floor like that on the covered parking lot of supermarkets? What is the reason? It's bad enough when it's dry but with the storm and the water it was like a fucking ice rink.
>>25614702Sucks to suck
>>25614702>he doesn't knowThat's just concrete with what looks like an epoxy coating. It's probably more durable then normally finished concrete but I can say it would not be my choice of floor.Any bike damage? or just pride?
>>25614714Just pride. No, the motorcycle has nothing. The end of the brake handle ripped but it's worthless. God bless the inventor of the crash bars. It may be ugly but it's fucking useful.
>>25614723looks like a kawasaki.Well that's good that it's only a 10-30 dollar brake lever. I find crash bars look pretty decent but I know it's an odd take.>>25614721NO TANYA, PLS NO
>wake up this morning >feel like shit>ride to work, white ring around my field of view>get to work>everyone sounds like they’re in a large tunnel >legs feel weak, caught neutral twice on the commute>can’t keep eyes open, luckily made it in one piece >go into employee break room since I’m a few hours early >sit in chair, fall asleep expecting to wake up in 10 minutes only to sleep for 2 hours with gear on including helmet>still tired as hell, forgot I fell asleepWhat the fuck is going on today bros? Should I have rode?
>>25614784See a doctor
any zx-4r news?
>>25614814Yeah they’re only selling it in Mozambique
>>25614814Kawacopers are depressing
>>25614784you need a suppository
>>25614814no but good news from big red>Both the CL500 and CL300 look likely to get launched later this year as 2023 models, part of a thrust from Honda to revisit past successes, since the firm is also due to bring back the Hornet name on a new 750 twin-cylinder streetbike, and expected to follow that with a reborn Transalp before reviving the NX (Dominator) name on an upcoming CB500X-based NX500.
>>25612878Really on the fence about making the jump to a second cylinder. Seems frivolous, tah bee honets
>>256148142 more weeks
>>25614860That's not good news at all, they're all going to be underpowered A2 bikes that will bore anyone that's not buying their first bike to death.
Went the state park but it was a bit slick from an early drizzle so just sped home weaving through traffic
>>25614876I have a local, non-highway commute, that this >>25614862 bike would be perfect for
>>25614879be careful, MT-0# bikes end up in lakes../dbt cursed bike
>>25614888Then buy a CB500F already
>>25614891>buy some ugly bug bike vs a classical looking oneno.
>>25614888>>25614891>>25614896or if you absolutely must due to your cripplinf addiction to cock a Rebel 500 which is what they shooped their render out of
When new thread? Want to post my new bike
>>25614901i dont have a cripplinf addiction to cock, thats why I dont want a rebel 500
>>2561490260 more posts newfag
>>25614896So get a trident 660 if you really want an underpowered middleweight bike that's got a round headlight. Honda don't need to ruin perfectly good revivals catering for people that are scared of going fast.
>>25614912lol you keep recommending uglier bikesI would also make a comment on how they are indian made bikes, but nowadays all hondas cheap stuff gets made in malaysia so 2 bowls of shit only difference is the smell
>>25614480The 06 is just two bolts, took me two seconds
>>25614912>that are scared of going fast.when you turn into an adult, you'll realize you dont want/need to be on a R1 just for short trips.
>>25614926>these bikes are uglier than this imaginary photoshop of a bikeholy retard
>>25614934photoshop based on patent drawings* realer than the imaginary cartoon child porn you pull your tiny dick to
>>25614930I'm not recommending a fire breathing leader bike. 90-100 horsepower is a perfectly reasonable amount to have for an everyday bike. These 500s are all locked to 47 because of the EU, and it's really fucking boring.Maybe when you've had a bike for more than a couple of months you'll appreciate that.
>>25614860They're going to be shitty pavement princesses with an adv beak
>>25614945>These 500s are all locked to 47 because of the EU, and it's really fucking boring.1. I did not know that. EU is fucking gay>Maybe when you've had a bike for more than a couple of months you'll appreciate that.2. I have had my motorcycle license for 15 years, and am currently on my 3rd bike which is 1200ccs.
>>25614908Stop talking to me like a ride a Harley
>like a ride a Harleylike a my balls a
>>25614912kek eat another penis benchracing nobike
>>25614960We're on the same page man. If the Honda 500s made a reasonable amount of power for their displacement (idk, 60-70 horse seems entirely reasonable) then you can sort of see it. But they're neutered from the factory to meet the age restricted licenses over here and it sucks.What 1200 have you got? I had a Bandit and a Buell Ulysses but I've downsized now.
>>25614968indian ftr, before that a yamaha fz6 and before that a 1981 honda cb750
Had another bike related dream. >Go dealer>See bike I like>Sign for it, get on>It's too fast>Some sort of Jap bike on steroids>Accelerates as if I'm speed hacking In a video game>Not having fun>Fear of death prominent>Want to sell it and get a slow cruiser>The loan was actually 30k>Dealer fucked me on a high interest loan on a custom build that lost half its value the second I got on it>Wake up strangling my wifeFeels bad bros
>>25614968They make 20% more power per liter than a fucking Buell
>>25614681>hanging off adds a little to the effective lean angle foHow the fuck
>>25614987>it's more efficient than some bastardized pushrod engine from 1948no shit
Can you convert a jap vtwin to make the Harley sound
>>25614988The "real" lean angle in terms of the speed/turn radius equations is from the contact patch to the combined CoG.
>>25614681>that limited clearance is why I would never go out of the way to put hypersport tires on a stock lightweight bikeyeah the mechanic recommended the s22 since no one sells the stock gpr300 anymore but at the same time he told me I'm going to be running out of lean on the stock bike before I run out of tyres on the s22. I tried the bt46 before which is a sports touring tyre and it feels like absolute shit so I don't really want those anymore
>>25614997The fatter the rider is, the harder he can corner.
>>25614991The sound is mostly a result of the crankshaft design and cylinder angles. I was just wondering earlier today if it would be possible to get close by making some sort of unequal length exhaust to change the timing of the exhaust pulses exiting the pipes to better mimic a Harley engine.
>>25614997i'm saving this pic, it'll stop all these autistic misunderstandings
>>25614814AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH>>25614991Just buy a honda with the 52 degree single pin crank and run a 2 into 2 exhaust. Will be close.Or just buy a sportster.>>25614998I think bt46's are biasplys, which IMO suck for cornering.Every radial I have used handled better then a bias ply.Love me s22's.>>25614982So don't get a h2r, get a streetbob?
>>25614998Is it the H rated S22? Despite having the same name, they're a completely different tire than the Z rated tire, specifically made for lightweight sport bikes. They run hotter, not multi-compound, etc. They're very good.
>>25615007Doubtful. People think some dumb shit with cars but the stupidity among motorcyclists when it comes to how anything works is incredible.>>25615004Depends on tire load sensitivity really, but it is interesting that height and weight have some positive tradeoffs once you get to a corner rather than just eating shit during full throttle acceleration.
>>25615010>StreetbobMaybeWas thinking a 21 iron
>>25615024That's good too. I find myself cruising more than spirited riding just because I need to get to X location and the cruiser is way comfier.I thoroughly enjoyed the 05 1200 sportster I rode.
>>25614997So counter leaning is bestWhy is it so hard to find a simplified piece of text listing the benefits of the 3 ways of leaning and when each is best
>>25613898its called a trashy boner
My gn will become a harley once it gets the longer swingarm
>>25615019yeah its the h rated one. I thought they have the same compound as the zr but just different load index and speed rating? h is 54h and zr is 58w
>>25615031>not leaving home late so you have to ride fast
>>25615049>He didn't see the British riding safety video
>2 years later, teneres are still unobtaniumfuck this gay world
>>25615044You'd have a hard time getting the ZR hot enought to give you the grip that the H gives you right from cold. It's the advantage of building a tire knowing that the bike's never going to go 160.
>>25615052What is it
>>25615054yeah I thought about that. my n400 is never reaching 160mph. plus the grip when it's cold on a cold day is still really good. and s22 doesn't have a zr for 150/60 rear anyway so no point getting a zr front and h rear
finally got my shit together and brought koomtm back to life after 3 or 4 months. the valve clearance is supposed to be 0.12mm, but i couldn't even get a 0.04mm in. i adjusted them to around 0.13mm and bike rides well and doesn't backfire as much.however the top speed seems to have become around 10kmh lower and the valve sound louder (but the dude in the tutorial vid showed his exc and it sounded the same). could it be the air filter/carbs from standing around for too long?also is it normal for the engine sound(not exhaust) to be louder in neutral when i let off the clutch?>>25615053:(i'd probably trade both of my bikes for one
>>25615071clean the carb.Lots of riders don't do valve checks ever and that's why your valves were so tight.Had an old yamaha that had 13k miles and was low on power the valves were so tight.
>>25615053I've seen a few dealers in the midwest that have them in stock, you have to do some searching, but they're out there.
>>25615091im sorry but i really do not believe you. im part of a tenere finder group where we all try to find ones in stock around us and let others know. just a couple weeks ago some dude in the group literally called every single yamaha dealer in the continental USA and nobody had them.
>>25615098>im sorry but i really do not believe you.based polite anon
>>25615071Ktm singles are about always very noisy even when nothing is wrong
>>25615113Thanks a lot
Supertenere vs Africa Twin 750, old Triumph Tiger 900 vs 1100gs/1150gs?
>>25613867>>25613922god i wish i could sniff their seats
>>25615032neutral: perfect compromise between corner speed and visibilitycounter-lean: visibility and low speed stabilityhanging off: maximum corner speed
>>25614681>>25614997>says hanging off>posts pic of counter leaningYou're confusing me>>25615232Counter leaning doesn't increase stability at higher speeds? But hanging off does? It doesn't fuckin make sense
>>25615328both sides of that illustration are going straight
>>25615408Don't @ me with mysticism anymore
Why does no California dealer have a CB650R? Shits making me kind of sad as I want one for my first bike.
>>25615569nobody has anything
>>25615569Just get something used
>>25614702I had a floor like that in a bathroom and it would get wet after showers. One night I got up in the middle of the night to pee and slipped on the water, woke up with my head crashed through the cabinet a few hours later.I'm glad I didn't have my motorcycle with me