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Trying to find a bike for MSRP edition

>M is for motorcycles
>O is for /o/
>T is for text in the name field
>O is still for /o/
>R is for RR-R
>C is for cute motogf
>Y is for Yammy noob
>C is for cc gotta be >1k
>L is for Learners permit
>E is for ebikes not allowed

Mandatory Garbage:

STICKY: >>23526953
FAQ: https://pastebin.com/xu560p4q

>https://msf-usa.org
>https://cycle-ergo.com/
>https://www.motocap.com.au/
>http://a2bikes.co.uk/
>https://sharp.dft.gov.uk/helmets


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>>25917729
1st for EV bikes
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Bikefags are the worst people on the planet.
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Is this a trike or no?
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First for honda

>>25917648
Superfast matt considered putting a superdouche vtwin in his s600. A vtwin car seems kinda weird, but I guess it will be more acceptable once ptwin econoboxes start coming out. You know ptwin econoboxes are coming
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>>25917729
What letter is for gn125?
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>>25917742
shut up, pianie
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>>25917745
Good, that means I don't have to care about the planet, you, your society, or anything like that.
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@25917753
T for Trash
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>G for great
>N for never fails
>1 cylinder
>2 wheels
>5 stars
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>>25917763
>Gay
>Nigger
>1 round wheel
>2 different fork angles
>5 different colours
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>>25917409
>The lowest rates even from Credit Unions are around 7% right now
You kids are so fucking stupid. Why do you even post?
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>L is for Learning Disability
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>>25917748
technically yes. a trike is defined as a three wheeled motorcycle.
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>>25917774
Where at where at
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>>25917774
>as low as
>1
Yeah go and ask them for that real special rate on a harley thats priced 6k over msrp
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>>25917773
rekt
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>>25917783
>>25917786
You know you can google "motorcycle loans" and see this shit for yourself right?
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Are Ducati's good for you?
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>>25917792
Good for the soul, bad for the wallet.
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How to stop Allen keys from wearing out???
It always fuckin happens. You can't give any torque with these fuckers or effectively tighten anything, they're only good for mild stuff (nothing on a motorcycle, perhaps the mixture screw kek)
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>>25917795
Do you think I should consider a Diavel over a 2nd gen vmax, or wait for the upcoming v4 diavel in a year or two?
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Looking for this Aprilia Pegaso Strada
650cc thumper with good looks

What you think bros
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>>25917801
based and rotax pilled.
Do check online forums for common issues.
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>>25917792
I've not road a diavel, but my experience on a scrambler was terrible. Horribly designed tank that dug into my knee.
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>>25917796
Unbrako is the name you're looking for
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> the bike has been babied by two experienced riders. Never has been dropped or crashed! Ever!
Why do people lie? I would never believe any one that says they never dropped their bike.
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>>25917801
Love singles, all the way from basic bitch buell blasts, grudgingly good genuine g400's, and downright dangerous dukes, wish there were more modern options.
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>>25917796
stop using chinesium bolts or allen wrenches and you might have better luck.
JIS screws are worse. At least with round allen bolts you can use vice grips to undo them.
I have torqued plenty of 10mm and 12mm allens fairly tight.
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>>25917815
I've never dropped a road bike in 30 plus yrs
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>>25917814
Do they sell a set of Allen keys

>>25917821
>I have torqued plenty of 10mm and 12mm allens fairly tight.
How many times though until the key wore out
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>>25917801
these ranked pretty high in Bike magazine's top 50 cornering motorcycles in 2006. i have dug up the pdf for you shitbike enthusiasts
>https://upload.disroot.org/r/WbLVCpFc#Urq8zTz9CbspYRa1/q0emue1I/ayI4WjvhsIuPP6cCI=
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>>25917773
Lmfao
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>>25917789
Already out of date and that is a Ad site to boot. That is how fast the rates are moving right now.

"AS LOW AS";
>DCU 5.50% to 6.25% 36-60 months
>LS 7.99% for $10k 60months
>USAA 7.34%
>Navy Fed New 6.95%, Used 9.05%

This is just what they are promoting on their websites. Not some out of date article.
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>>25917843
Yeah they're the best I've found so far
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>>25917814
>>25917843
unbrako are great but bondhus gorilla grips are pretty damn comfy. if you're doing a lot of fairing removal then T-handles are the way to go
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>>25917862
why not just use a ratchet with hex heads
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>>25917815
I specifically looked for "wife's bike" when browsing cycletrader back in the day.
When society was still white and honest
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>>25917864
as opposed to what?
gorilla grip:
>can quickly swap between sizes if your bike is all hex
T-handle:
>way quicker to spin off for low torque fasteners like on fairings
i use a ratchet occasionally but a lot of hex fasteners are buried in places where i need to use an extension and that makes the torque vector less precise and risks rounding the head
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>>25917862
I love my trail tool for fairing removal probably the best single tool I've ever brought
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>>25917862
Fuck practicality I just want something that doesn't wear out so quickly
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>>25917899
buy quality bits. Something made in japan, america, or europe.
>>25917879
I use a t-handle with a 3/8 square drive so I can switch from 5 to 6mm. On fairings I just use an allen key since they aren't torqued hard.
I don't use the gorilla grip style since I don't like the tool flexing when undoing bolts.
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>>25917742
2nd for chinabikes
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How long should I wait before devaluing my bike with stickers and wraps?
I kinda want some flair and not gonna lie, even though it looks very nice, the Yamaha blue does get kinda old. Don't know if I want to start with some stickers on the windshield/fairings or go all out with a themed wrap.
Not sure what I want though, I could rip off a full weeb cringe itasha, or go for a more low profile change by adding some yellow red and black lining for a megaman battle network inspo design.
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>>25918024
WOOOOO
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>>25918032
However long it takes for you to decide what looks cool.
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You anons ever buy the bike you've been lusting after and realize it's not what you imagined? Pic related :(
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>>25918061
I buy bikes that are deals in their respective place to try out that genre of bike.
Luckily I don't hype up a bike. Recipe for disaster.
Would a 690 sumo be better or what's the issue with the drz?
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>>25918069
I've been hyped to try out a supermoto and it's just not clicking that dopamine for me. Bike's fine to my knowledge, worst thing is the aftermarket seat is a touch high for my tastes. Coming from a supersport, it doesn't feel as precise or planted in corners as I'd expected. Idk if I need to tune the suspension, but it's not as confidence inspiring as I expected.
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>>25918086
To state differently, I guess expected a slower, upright sportbike. But what I feel like I got was a slightly faster grom.
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>>25918032
Wrap wont necessarily damage value if you do it over the graphics. A good wrap job might even help curb appeal if you sell it some day.
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>>25918086
Try a tuono/gsxs750/1000, etc. Then you still get a planted bike but with more leverage on the bars.
Never rode a sumo but they seemed best at tight twisty canyons with corners rated for "25mph" or under 50.
Honestly a lightweight sportbike is probably king for most common corners.
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>>25917815
>I would never believe any one that says they never dropped their bike.
in 10 years I've dropped a bike once. My current 2 bikes have never been dropped. no everyone is a chicken legged bitch like you.
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>>25918122
> tight twisty canyons with corners rated for "25mph"

Unless you just like wheelies and being a neighborhood menace, I don't feel like my DRZ's good for anything other than a technical parking lot "track". Honestly my old Ninja 400 felt more capable for cornering on public roads than this thing. The hype isn't making sense.
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>>25918147
well at least you tried. Maybe dirt bros like it a ton idk. Maybe what you found is why they are still a niche category.
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Alright mein nyuggas, I am in the market for something absolutely absurd, relatively comfy and relatively fast. I've narrowed it down to either a Busa or Rocket 3, probably ~2005-2010. Pretty comfortable with older machines and maintenance they may require but I've heard some horror stories about the second gear in both of them tho, what do you guys think?
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>>25918061
Supermotos were designed to race around gokart tracks o on normal roads it's bound to feel worse than a sportbike. Swap some dort wheels on and just ride offroad
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>be me
>hit deer
>bike totaled
What do
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>>25918225
cumskwirt
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>>25918189
Just don't buy a flogged one. 2nd gear is an issue since it's the gear you go ham on the most often. With the triumphs I heard it was the earlier years that had the issue.

IMO depends on what you want. more comfort for cruising and touring? rocket
more top speed and i-4 action? busa.
I want a rocket 3 but can't justify it with my current shitbike fleet.
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how cold is too cold bros

do i just go until there's snow?
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>>25918061
I'd wanted one for nearly a year and when I finally got my hands on one I just couldn't bond with it...
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>>25918254
this is exactly whats driving me away from naked bikes and towards ADVs. I'm so sick of not having any wind protection or anything
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Update on the ZX6r
went to the dealer this morning and checked it out, bike was very nice, started up fine and sounded good except for a somewhat rattly camchain(which ive read is common), forkseals etc all looked good. Couldnt test ride it due to rain, waited for an hour and it didnt pass. Can give it a test ride tomorrow
I have found another cbr600f4i in my city overnight, better condition than the other one and has 43k km. Checking it out his arvo. Im thinking if its pretty tight ill just buy the cb and pocket the 1700 dollar difference.
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>>25918266
That's rough, how long did it take you to realize it wasn't right?. Also I wonder what it is about a bike and a rider that leads to the correct match or not.
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>>25918147
>The hype isn't making sense.
Maybe it's you and not the bike
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>>25918273
Obviously its me. People aren't wrong for loving these, I've just misinterpreted why they like it and am disappointed.
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>>25918272
2 months and 2k miles lol. Personally I think that's plenty of time to decide if you reeeally wanna keep a bike, others may tell you different. I don't regret it though, I'm at about the same amount of miles ridden on my Tuono and I like it more
Only things I miss about the Speedy are the crackly exhaust (which I can have on the Tuono if I really felt like it, still has stock exhaust) and the off the line grunt, that thing was near impossible to stall. Otherwise the Tuono is faster, more comfortable, sounds better, handles leagues better and has a bigger aftermarket surprisingly
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>>25918189
Rune
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>>25918291
Who here comfy
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My car is in the shop for a while so im just going to ride my fathers motorcycle to work. Dont have a license for it but i know how to drive just fine since he taught me. Any quick reminders and tips that you guys can tell me?
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>>25918357
>dad's bike
>no license
>boomer taught me
>drive
>Any quick reminders and tips that you guys can tell me?
Yeah, tell him to get you a fucking rental if he actually likes the bike.
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>>25918361
Well its under his name but the bike IS mine, i just havent had the time to go to the DMV. Whats wrong with half the shit you quoted?
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>>25918243
Guess I could just try and find one with some miles on it, if it still has a second gear at 40k miles it's probably pretty safe lol. Yeah I generally don't ride very aggressively so the Rocket might be the better bet. I guess I could always split the difference and get a Concours or something too?
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Got stung in the neck by a wasp today. Thought I got hit by a piece of gravel at first. Hate wasps.
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>>25918370
Had a bee fly into my open visor, shit kept swelling over multiple days and had to get it checked out in hospital. Hate bees
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>>25918332
Maybe I'll buy a windshield for this winter. I remember looking at a quick release deflector from National Cycle last year but didn't bother because it's mostly my hands that get cold, so I got some Gerbing gloves instead.
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>>25918367
Concours 1400 is good. my friend has one and it's very comfy with long gears so lots of cruising potential.
If you are really fit or know you can do long hauls on sportbikes the busa is fine. I have a bike that is similar to a busa but slower(550lbs wet, 150hp sportbike) and I am pretty tired after a 10hr riding day. Where as a 10hr riding day on my cruiser is a numb butt.
>>25918370
Yeah. I try to bee myself but them the wasp stings me and I get PISSED.
Big bugs hit hard man.
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>>25917852
https://ilwucu.org/loans/auto
>Competitive rates as low as 3.24% APR
You just have a shit bank lol
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>>25918332

it's getting too cold here in alberta tenere bro

i dont think i can make it past october
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>>25918444
It's time to get a commander
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I got an interesting looking quote by a italian motorsports dealer for a 2021 LRS

let me go get a screenshot of it
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>>25918472
That's more than I paid for mine new but in CA that's probably as good as you're gonna get.
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finally got a tmax, everything in the reviews is true
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>>25918477
Yeah.
I also wanted to share it because it seemed like a optimistic sign.
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>>25918485
it's brave of you to come out of the closet
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>>25917729
Hmmmmm
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>>25918472
>used bike
>selling for new MSRP
Well, it's Pro Italia. You should feel privileged they let you in the door.
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>>25918381
Well designed ones are nice. My brother got some Amazon special that made the buffeting worse.
>>25918432
Stay strong, weather is only an obstacle.
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>>25918503
To be fair, it probably has less than a hundred miles on it and is new for all intents and purposes.
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>>25918472
Are you the same guy from earlier? Honestly you seem dead set. If you can float the payments no problem go for it. Seems like you wont be happy otherwise.
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>>25918510
I just like to shop to check how the markets doing in my free time, i feel like everythings dying right now and its fun to watch.
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>>25918472
I paid 12,500 for my Street Bob.
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>>25918472
Sweet a local anon. How many miles? 2021 is pretty new but whats the condition? if its still in break-in its a pretty good price for a dealer
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>>25918519
Ah. Got it. Yeah we will probably see dealerships packed with bikes this winter.
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>>25918527
I still want the fucking bike of course. Just dont want it to hurt my bank account so much. I know it seems like a fairytale to get a bike out the door for MSRP or less, but... BUT... BUT STILL

>>25918523
I know glendale well but dont live there, i know LA like the wrinkles on my scrotum.
The bike has 7k miles so its a little more than broken in. But its the cheapest one i have seen so far.
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is the 890 duke anon around? one just popped up dirt cheap near me
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>>25918527
That's what I'm waiting for. I'm actually selling now to prepare for it, I bet I can find something pretty cool for cheap. Be sure to check out local Harley dealers, they don't usually list their non-Harley stock and they quite often get some really cool shit traded into them and sell it pretty cheap.
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>>25918536
I would rather wait until the dealers are getting their own useless shit repo'd, then i will make them suck my cock while i sign the bill of sale
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>>25918532
Yeah in the same boat. Been looking at 890 adv r but dont want to pay over MSRP.
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>>25918500
pretty good deal. Does it need more things though? because most quickshifters are easily $500
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>>25918552
Yeah the one I actually need is 350$ comes with a little module and everything. Only problem I have is how I’m going to mount it. All of their kits are for forward controls. I have mids…
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>>25918541
well youre paying over msrp no matter what if you want the dlc
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>>25918189
VMAX is an absolute beast. Or you could get a b-king which is a naked busa
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>>25918332
I'm comfiest when I'm out riding my Tenny.
Every morning when I ride to school I wish I could just not go and keep riding.
Not looking forward to the cold wet weather, but since I got the bike insured for a full year, I'm going to try and ride every day I can.
Gunna hate parking my pretty new bike in the rain for 6-8 hours a day even though I know it will be fine.
I'm going to get those oxford heated grips someday soon which should help a lot. Those are completely waterproof right?
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>>25918644
My bike basically lives outside and has rarely ever seen covered parking, you'll be fine.
Oxfords are cheapest on eBay, just wrap the lines into the control unit well because it seems like that's the weak point.
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>>25918644
>school
You can just keep riding. Do it at least once because it's way more difficult once you're a wagie like the rest of us. Enjoy it while you can.
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>>25918366
Not that anon but you're a dumbass and if you don't drop it, wreck it or get it impounded then ill give $100 to Bidens campaign fund.
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>>25918472
I think you're a fucking moron if you finance through the dealer.
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My sides are literally obliterated.
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>>25917803
Good resell value too
>>25917818
Would be fun to have solid single piston I hope!
>>25917850
Hey thank you, this will be my read now instead of work
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>>25918472
>8% interest on 20k for your fucking harley
Man I like the look of some of them but they're so overpriced
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>>25918675
your mom swags out with fags out
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>>25918675
I am just happy I enjoy shitbikes. Only harley I would swing for would be a used one.
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>>25918654
Any signs of rust? Do you put anti theft shit on your bike?
I just checked Ebay and only sketchy listings are sub $100.
I might just go to the local dealer and pay $140 for em.

>>25918658
Good point.
I probably will but maybe not this semester.
I have 6 classes and they are really picking up and slapping my nuts.
This is supposedly the hardest semester out of the 5.
I can take the scenic route on the way home atleast.
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>>25918695
What degree?
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>>25918705
Electrical/Computer engineering
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I just got my first motorcycle and license
A 1999 Kawasaki drifter 1500
With a Indian style body
Shaft driven
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>>25918289
I've found that Italian bikes always had more aftermarket stuff available for them. Also KTM
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>>25918669
damn that .99% really stacks up. I financed 10k, 4k down at 6%. The thing that really fucked me over were the state taxes. Dealership for my bike doesnt do markups or paperwork fees so it was worth driving 100 miles away for.
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>>25918710
I see pajeet and chang working alongside you in your future.
>>25918713
based. The drifter variant always had the cool indian style. Looks comfy.
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>>25918032
Don't paint a bike you don't plan to keep
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>>25918669
Now do Harley
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>>25918713
Go fuck around and tell me how the powerband is. I need a shaft drive for a single seater sandrail project.
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what anons have crashed recently?
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>>25918831
homo poster. Crashes once every couple months. Killed the zx9r and zx12r.
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Where do you guys buy tires? I'm tryna cop some michelin road 5s but theyre out of stock on every site I've tried.

140/70ZR-17
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>>25918840
i'm assuming by your negro vernacular that you live in the united states of muttery?
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>>25918846
Si señor
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>>25918189
Rocket 3 cruiser just seems absolutely retarded. But it feels right.
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>>25918849
God I hate ghetto rats
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>>25918880
Shut the fuck up.
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Is there a way to get scratches off tanks
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Copped the CBR600f4i
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>>25918914
GOOD
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Thoughts on yamaha r1 crossplane exhaust sound? Is it generally considered to sound better than a typical flatplane inline 4.
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>>25918914
Nice. Was it purely price?
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>>25918968
Mostly price, plus it had far lower mileage than the zx6r. If the Zx had 20 000 fewer Ks i probably would have copped just because i love the aesthetics of it so much
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>>25918970
also it had a full service only 4k km ago with headset bearings, fork seals and rear shock done, at a mechanic. which he had athe receipts for.
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>>25918974
Nice. Let us know how it goes after a few weeks.
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Posting bike
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>>25918974
Should be a good thing bro I loved my f3 that was my first road bike
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>>25918381
>shitytrends
>2 burner phone stores
>shoe reseller
I hope you got out alive
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Frost belt Anons, if you ride on the winter, how do you keep your bike from rusting from all the road salt?
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Parking bike by police station so I can walk around care free on a night ride smort.. Even got some pussy last night thank God for motorcycles
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>>25919092
Second this looking to get a bike and ride this winter
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my bf doesn't like bikes so i don't ride anyone but i really want that rumoured i4 ninja 400 if it actually happens, but im a car fag now
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>>25919096
At a bingo game (they are old)
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>>25918695
>Any signs of rust?
I think there's one bolt in the frame that looks rusty but the rest of the bike is pristine.
Do you put anti theft shit on your bike?
Yeah just an alarmed disc lock, sometimes a bike cover. There's no peace of mind quite like full coverage insurance though.
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BMW G310R or Honda CB300R?
>inb4 more displacement
I'm a cuck in a cuckingdom
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>>25919246
more displacement
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>>25919107
>Pussy
>On that learner's bike
Yeah none of us actually believe that but cool story anyways brah
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>>25918624
The B-King would be based but they're hard to find and way overpriced when they do pop up. I suppose I could just put handlebars on a busa lol. The vmax is awesome too but the abysmal gas mileage turns me off of them. It's not bad if you have a light throttle hand but I mean... who tf gets a vmax and rides it with a light throttle hand
>>25918875
That's the beauty of it eh?
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>>25918663
Can i at least ask why? I dont think im terrible at driving it.
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>>25918086
I don't think a sumo is necessarily meant to be a direct replacement for a sport bike, and expecting it to be one is setting yourself up for disapppointment.
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Well, pro italia motors is willing to come down to 19500 OTD. Think thats as good as theyll do it.

In other news, a cute korean girl just did a new hire tour at our office.
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>>25919417
If you can get better financing ...
Of course, if you can afford it and you want it that's all that matters, really.
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>>25919417
>"20k flat and you let me sniff the butthole of the Korean"
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Finally got my license and my eyes got immediately hooked on this rather old and ragged looking Royal Enfield '00 Bullet 500. What's the general opinion on RE on this board and would it be good as my first motorcycle?
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>>25919444
>old and ragged looking
How old?
RE was "domestic Indian quality" when they first started exporting bikes a few years ago, but they've improved quite a bit recently. If you can't get a new one, then question the seller closely about what problems the bike has or has had, and what has been done to mitigate the issues.
OTOH it's a good sign if the bike's been in daily use for a while. Means it works well enough.
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>>25919451
>'00 Bullet 500
>how old
DOH ok, 2000. A twenty two year old copy of a seventy year old design. Ask the seller when was the last time it ran?
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>>25919455
He told me that it's in good condition and runs perfectly, I will have my father with me when we meet and get him to test ride in since I don't know shit about motorcycles. Since I know more about cars, what would you say would be the equivalent brand? Something French? Asian? Enlighten me.
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>>25919444
Just get a new or slightly used Classic 350 if the look of the bike suits you. They completely revamped the factory and build quality. A 22 year old anything is going to need more attention than its worth for a first bike, much less a 22 year old Enfield
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Good morning sirs

Let me ask a retarded question. When, if you're going for speed, do you shift? Is there a number on the tach you're peeking at? Just redline every time? Sorry for the novice question. Never owned a manual or anything
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>>25919480
Once you've ridden the bike, you get a feel for where on the tach the engine makes power, and if that power falls off before the redline or not. Supersports make power all the way to redline, so that's where you shift, but standards and crusers often run out of breath before the redline, so you shift earlier if you are trying to go fast.
And yes, if you're crusing around in top gear, you're going to want to downshift to accelerate on most bikes. "Drop a gear and disappear..."
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>>25919462
RE is it's own thing. What you are looking at is a 1960 model Brit Bike made in 2000 by guys with an admitted lack of a "culture of quality assurance".
Check out the history:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Enfield_(India)
As for the bike itself, please tell me it's cheap? Like, the seller wants $500 for it?
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>>25919498
Here is a correctly priced Bullet.
>now I kinda wish I could drive down to San Pedro right now
but it would be gone by then and there's no title...
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>>25919498
$500!? Man got in on for 3500 EUR. My mistake, it was the '08 model not the '00.
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>>25919246
I think Honda's neo-cafe line can be kind of polarizing style-wise.
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>>25919522
Don't know where you are, but perhaps you should look around at what else you can get for that kind of money. The new factories came online in '15, so an 08 was hand built buy guys who have never touched a torque wrench. That better be a very pretty version....
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>>25919246
UK A2 license? Restricted mt07, sv650, triumph trident, z650 or cb650r
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>>25919525
Kiska really broke the industry's minds with the Duke.
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>bias ply tires
>backbone frame
>conventional forks
Peeps don't realize how conventional a motorcycle the 250 Ninja is.
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Thoughts on the suzuki boulevard m50 2006?
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Gn125
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>>25919217
Nice view! Is that pic up on Cypress?
>one bolt in the frame that looks rusty
Is it this one? It looks like a cap is missing, and I've seen aftermarket caps to cover this bolt.
Maybe I'll look into a disc lock as well.
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>>25919571
I have an s83 boulevard from that era. Nice bike and fun to ride. M50 looks nice with the dual front disc brakes (4 pot) and the upside down suspension). Both areas I upgraded my bike to fix the handling.
Just realize the m50 won't be that fast.
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>>25919597
>upside down suspension
Yeah whats the deal with that, any particular reason or is it just like that to be cool and different?
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>>25919602
The pros are stiffer front end(long thick tube with thin short stanchion) vs a convetional/old school (short stiff tube with long thin tube). upside down/modern suspension is common on modern bikes due to it being better then conventional forks.
Now conventional forks are legacy items or for cheap bikes.
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How reliable are these SRADs? They're really cheap where I live
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>>25918472
Fuck that dealer, I went there years ago looking for a Tiger 1200. That APR is atrocious. Harley financing put me at 3%.

Go on cycle trader, plenty of new LRS’s selling for under MSRP. Fly out and buy it and the have a sick road trip home
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why don't you adv yet?
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>>25919487
Ok. I asked because I think I experienced that dip before redline on my cbr300 but I'm not really sure. I don't fuck around too much with WOT because I usually don't have open roads on my commute. Maybe I'll get out to a back road and experiment
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>>25917745
possible based?
>>25919525
Saw this in person today and I did not rate
>>25918989
10/10

also, postin
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I want your guys' honest opinions on my decision. Im 20, I turn 21 in a month. The endorsement is $300 and i honestly cant justify spending that when ill be turning 21 and wont need it for my license. My brother has been teaching me how to ride for the past year, on and off. And i've ridden plenty of times on the streets, havent been on a highway yet.
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>>25919444
new RE: reliable like modern machines
old RE like the bullet: reliable..... after you get it sorted out and if you keep it sorted out
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>>25919648
Just ride. You'll find a style that works for you and the bike soon enough.
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>>25919525
I didnt know how to describe it but it dawned on me later:
>rich southeast asian boba tea hopping bike
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>>25919670
You'll be fine, especially if you have someone teaching you.
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>>25919670
lol
don't die, chicks dig scars
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Just a few more hours and I'm gonna be getting that r6 from. Idk if I wanna load it up in the back of my van or try riding it home 30kms with no insurance or registration.
I made space in the garage, now im hoping mum doesn't go crazy and revoke her statements of her not caring if I got a bike, cause she didn't think I'd actually go through with it.
I'm still excited either way, can't wait to not shift beyond 3rd gear outside of the highway.
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>>25919741
unsub
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>>25919741
Liked and subscribed. Send me daily updates on your mum, too.
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>>25919760
Always remember to like, comment, and subscribe, because it really helps me in the algorithm.
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>>25919741
You won't do shit nobike lmao
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>>25919760
And don't forget to put in our partner code when purchasing your Rockform. It helps us bring you more of the high quality shitposts that you come here for
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>>25919739
Surely its not that hard to avoid dying on a bike haha. I could probably find the lessons online for free
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Hi I bought one of these
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>>25919811
Why?
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>>25919811
Why is the paint mismatched?
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>>25919818
Because it was a new leftover that was almost half price of msrp. That and I like the looks of it.

>>25919823
Japanese autism
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>>25918644
I've got Oxfords on mine, they work really well
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i keep getting a fucking chadfe video about goddamn yammie noob of all things recommended to me. make it stop
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>>25919715
So I'll be fine with one as long as I ride exclusively dressed as a Thai man of questionable sexuality and source of income?
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>>25919811
that is a SEXY bike anon
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>>25919811
Noice
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>>25919811
that's a shame
they make one that actually looks good you know
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>>25919837
It would exclusively match this type of person yes.
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>>25919839
>>25919849

Thanks anons

>>25919850
They do make a standard version, but I don't like chrome and shiny aluminum so it doesn't appeal to me. I need to get different exhaust sometime because it's too shiny.
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All these newfags buying shitbikes make me want to pull the trigger on the lrs
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>>25919867
Do it. If you do it before it gets too cold we can talk about how you wish you'd have got a Touring frame Harley instead all winter long, and we'll be there in the spring to talk you through your trade-in.
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>>25919863
enjoy your diarrhea bike I guess
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>>25919888
ouch. and trips of truth, no less
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>>25919096
>red
>grab handle delete plates and cowl

That is mint. Did you just get it? First ditch that akûkprovic, its the worst sounding vfr exhuast. Get a delkevic, or an sc project if youve got the money

>>25919208
Bingos just finished, its time to ride
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Good evening Sirs!
Bringing some comfy from another thread >>25918420
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>>25919546
>UK A2 license
Yeah, was also just thinking of going for something laid back like a RE Classic 350 it being bongland and all, but I have next to no experience with bikes so I'm grasping at straws
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>>25919974
Art.
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>>25919898
>>25919888
Shut up east coast cucks, winter is riding season here
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Peep this doodle i made for the woman of mine
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>can't afford to own a bike anymore
>nobody wants to buy it due to the economy
Its fucking over
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>>25920007
How much do you think it should cost
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>>25920016
k
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Got a line on a 1996 Goldwing in good shape for $1200. How hard would it be to strip one of these into something fun to ride?
>t. restored an 80yr old pickup truck, but motorcycle wrenchlet
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>>25919669
I loved my old 400. Here's the big boy version I saw at a meet
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>>25919556
is there a story for this? cagie should've been capped for this
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>>25920061
Do research on cafe/bobber/scrambler builds arlready done.
Or just buy it and send it. It will always be a pig, but you should be able to drop 50-100lbs off easily.
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>>25920023
KEK

>>25920049
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'07 Suzuki C50 as a first bike. Is this a bad idea?
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>>25920033
Well you posted it for free and I downloaded it now so nothing
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>>25920102
OPEN TIL 7, WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE???
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>tfw too scared to move from a scooter
I honestly feel like i would get distracted trying to shift gears. like my wires would get crossed and id just not brake at all in regular traffic when im trying to stop for a light. or id brake but not shift at all. its just a lot going on. i dont get how people do it
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Aesthetics aside, what is the practical difference between a scrambler and an ADV?

How does one choose between a Triumph 1200 scrambler XE, and a GS or T7 and a Desert Sled. If you absolutely intend to trail ride ans motocamp, why pick one over the other? Does the scrambler offer any utility, or is it primarily and aesthetic statement?
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>>25920129
I rode Vespas for 19 years begore I got into motorcycles. I used to worry about going from handlebar shifting to foot shifting, but it was never an issue.
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>>25920129
it becomes automatic after a while. just have to learn, like anything else.
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Reply with motorcycles that scream "I am a huge faggot".
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>>25920142
Whatever you ride, obviously.
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>>25920134
Scrambler is aesthetically superior and triggers people into thinking about hipsters.
Adv is functionally superior and makes people think of starbucks.

Get the one you want and make it work. Weight and tires are the most important thing offroad.
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>>25920145
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>>25920129
It's easy. I rode a scoot for 2 or 3 years before riding a motorcycle. I was used to being careful on a scooter so the only new thing was shifting. Worst I did was shift the wrong way and skid the rear tire.
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>>25920134
Scramblers are just ujms with knobby tires, spoked wheels, and side exhaust. Usually ridden by hipsters to the cafe and work a few times a year.
Small fuel range, no wind protection, limited luggage storage, poor ground clearance and suspension travel, and 19" wheel.
Adv bikes are what scramblers evolved into and are just better but not everybody needs what they offer or likes the looks.
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>>25920145
this
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>>25920118
I still can make an nft of it
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>>25920142
>IM GAYY!!!!!!!
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Quick question for you guys. So I put a hole in my crankcase lowsiding my bike and now I have a replacement for it. So my question is do I need to put anything between the gasket and the crank case cover like some sealant or whatever or can I just tighten it down and refill the oil?
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>>25920177
You should know this already but yes you should put something in between. Most of the times they sell gaskets, or you can make one, or you can use a sealent that is recommended for your vehicle(can be a threebond product).
RTV works but for the love of god less is more with RTV.
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>>25920142
>HEY!!! IM GAY!!!!!!
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>>25920190
First time working on anything bike related. Thanks for the advice my dude.
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>>25919974
Kino trash. I dig it.
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>>25918032
Are you puerto rican?
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>>25920190
I have a gasket by the way just want to know if anything would go between the gasket and the case cover itself.
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>>25920191
That looks cool though.
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>1994 Honda Transalp
>15 years sitting still in garage

worth the risk?
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how much are motocompos
is there any good alternative for scooter that fits inthe trunk of my sedan
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Make sure you clean/scrap off the old gasket material first using a blade without gouging the case. Tighten the case in a even star pattern. Don't tighten the bolts too hard, they don't take much to snap.
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Are there any modern bikes that resemble (at least just a little) any bike from the last century? I just think they are neat
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Good luck finding a motocompo first. Maybe those old honda trail cubs with the foldable handlebars.
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I live on a shitty island. does anyone here live and ride in a place with very high heat, humidity. and lots of rain? I want to daily a cruiser instead of buying a car, probably go very long distances. Have met nothing but resistance from everyone around me. is it really a bad idea
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Janus, but you'll get laughed off this board for actually buying one.
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>>25918461
Nice 10/22, who makes that bolt?
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>>25920224
I used to ride every day in Florida. You just get used to it.
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I got $3000 or so to spend on my first bike. 1st gen SV650 a good option?

I'm so new to this shit so please reccommend me something else if there are better values
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>Honda Red
>Yamaha Blue
>Kawasaki Green
Suzuki ???
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>>25920227
Yeah, probably. Thanks, though.
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An 02+ sv650 would be better. Look for ninja 650's or er6 too.
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>>25920242
Yellow
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>>25920227
>>25920246
if they knocked off the hipster mark-up, they would actually sell. but nobody is paying 10-12k for a chink 250
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If you finance with harley, do they repo and sell your bike themselves?

Trying to find where the repo bikes go
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>>25920206
Looks like it's for the stator. No you don't(unless it says in the service manual) need any sealant. I can see the stator cover surfaces are clean and that is important, of course do the engine side too. I tend to follow the book on torque specs and stuff like that.
If you don't have that just be EZ on her like the other anon said.
Use blue loctite and torque the stator on to your cover good.

>>25920211
My uncle had a 86 here in the states that sat for around 10 yrs or so. Carb clean, lubing throttle and clutch cables and she ran again.
Of course do the fluids to.
>>25920220
janus
>>25920236
Yes, also gs500, ninja 500.
If you want a weird euro bike moto guzzi breva 750's can be cheap depending on area. Bmw f650's and triumph bonnevilles 865's as well.
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>>25920233
did you ATGATT
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is it a bad idea to buy vintage gear? like 80s/90s racing suit or something.
I'd get a brand new helmet and more modern but used gloves and boots probably.
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>>25920261
Anything safety related? Hard pass on old stuff. Fibers break down.
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>>25920256
mexico because you sold it to Juan at the swap meet for cash in hand and reported it stolen before they could grab it, right?
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>>25920257
>If you don't have that just be EZ on her like the other anon said.

Get the fucking book or at least download a recent Honda manual for the torque tables. Teaching torque feel is difficult (I've trained many techs) so learn with a torque wrench (deflecting beam is fine). Learning the right way beats learning the bubba way and being brain damaged for life.
Read service manuals like a book when you're new to understand their layout. Find online parts catalogs which show exploded views. The more you read the easier wrenching gets. Every problem has already been solved by someone else so find other mechanics who work on the same toy.
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>>25920260
Back then? No. I wore a jean jacket and a half helmet. I have a mesh armored jacket and a perforated leather jacket these days.
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>>25919741
>Just a few more hours and I'm gonna be getting that r6 from
Based r6 getter
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>>25919096
Australian vfr anon would like this.
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>>25920275
What brands would you recommend I don't know whats good at all and what'll protect me and what is just style
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Most dealers ive called have lowrider S in stock, a few months ago there were none around the time of the plant shutdown.

Found a 2020 lrs on offerup for 17.5k

I think major bike correction is around the corner
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>>25920072
What model is this?
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>>25920309
Look a little harder at the side panel.
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why did they bother showing off the navi's price when its impossible to get for that much
why does every manufacturer just fucking ignore how awful their dealers are
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Hey /dbt/ My girlfriend is thinking about getting a motorcycle. Only here’s the problem.
She’s possibly (literally) a paranoid schizophrenic, like she jumps topics in a tangential fashion, hears voices and sounds that aren’t there, and has hallucinations and delusions.
It’s gotten really bad as of recent. And I stupidly brought up that she should get a motorcycle to help her with her mental health. I’m afraid she would get killed on a bike. Just trying to be a supportive bf. Thx bros.
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>>25920314
Pharmanon here.
Absolutely not a good idea. The meds she is probably taking limit her cognitive ability to drive, let alone ride a motorcycle. If she’s on Clozapine, definitely a fuck no.
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>>25920310
Yeah it says Honda. I know that much, dork.
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>>25920314
>dating a schizo
>BRO I CAN FIX HER
do yourself a favor and just cut the rope
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>>25920314
unsub
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>>25920325
>he doesn't know what a side panel is and thinks it's a gas tank
breh
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>>25920261
>>25920268
But I can't afford all this fucking gear.
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>>25920314
Why are you dating a schizo? There’s plenty of women out there that won’t try to kill you in your sleep
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>>25920336
Then make money nigger.
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>>25920314
The sex must be amazing
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>>25920341
Prob cuz schizo poon grips like no other
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>>25920342
I have the money I just cant afford all the gear
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>>25920359
?
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>>25920360
Its a huge investment up front for something I don't know I'll stick with.
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>>25920376
Just squid for a bit. I bought a sub 200 dollar jacket on sale, some 130 dollar boots, 150 dollar helmet and just used work pants oh and 30 dollar gloves
You could get by with some work/hiking boots, gloves( or none), sweatshirt, and pants.

You should know within 1000-2000 miles whether you are going to continue or not. I first started as a cheap commuter getting 70mpg. Then I finished my project bike and knew I was going to keep going.
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>>25920387
I've got really bad luck and can't afford getting pulled over either. Also I live with the worst drivers in the country. It's also dangerous to be outside in general
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>>25920389
Over here in my state legally I could get by with a 30 dollar brain bucket/half helmet.
Where do you live, brazil?
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>>25920376
k bye
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How do i let him down softly
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DL650 (v strom) or SV650? We're talking used, like around the 05 mark
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>>25920434
vstrom 650 is the most practical bike i have ever owned. zero regrets.

i thought it was gonna be a heavy beast, but it's really no heavier than a KLR these days.
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>>25920410
>>25920378
These would look awesome without fairings.
10/10 would abandon other projects for
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>>25920410
do want
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>>25920419
Send him this
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CVO breakout
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What are some of the best values on the used market? I'm just getting into motorcycles
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>>25920434
wee strom is more practical while the sv650 should have stiffer suspension and be a little lower to the ground. Both are good.
>>25920410
Very cool.
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>>25920492
>to wrench on
whatever you like that is local, cheap, and has decent parts supply.
>to ride immediately.
Something somewhat unwanted but running.
Honda magna's, carb'd triumph bonnevilles, older sportbikes, metric cruisers.

I pretty much buy what is cheap and interesting nearby and the bikes end up pretty fun.
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>>25920447
i have a 100 dollar deposit i have to get back
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>>25920505
Just tell him hey you’re a beautiful man but I’m just not ready for the commitment. Can you refund me my deposit
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Harley's first ever vtwin with 53cc from 1905 was about as fast as my gn125. Crazy isn't it
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>>25920256
Eaglemark holds the loan, not the dealer the bike was purchased at. They probably farm the repo out to local tow services who take it to their own yard. I have a friend in this line of work for a bank, and that's what they do. Apparently there are guys whos whole career is stealing vehicles for banks, and they're freelancers.
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>>25920299
Look for crash and slide ratings first, then narrow it down by fit, then by brand you think looks cool and is in your orice range.
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>gf won't ride on 73 degree morning because it's "too hot"
>gets mad when I ride without her anyways
>same routine every weekend
They aren't happy unless we're unhappy
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>>25920577
Why are you even with someone so insufferable? You can get pussy without the commitment pretty easy if that's all it is.
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>>25920577
>woman
not my problem
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>>25920563
i dont know how to see those ratings
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>>25920313
>why does every manufacturer just fucking ignore how awful their dealers are
I'm waiting for the day a showroom really is just a showroom and you buy online direct from the manufacturer
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>Turns out the guy who was meant to buy the cheaper cbr600f4i pulled out
Just after i committed to buying the other one
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>be me
>bike has 4 yr old battery
>randomly wouldn't start last a few days ago (heard click, headlight flickered)
>on the third try it worked
>now starts up every time but I'm worried about taking it out of the garage
>voltage is normal about 12.7 keyed off and 12.3 keyed on
>voltage drops below 10 when starting (bad?)
what did my battery mean by this? I have a new one on the way, should I just wait until it gets here and let the bike sit?
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>>25920636
who cares just get the bike and DGAF.
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>>25920596
If you're looking online it should straight up tell you. If you're in a store it will be on a tag. Look up CE and ECE ratings, and also Snell while you're at it. You should find lots of articles about it. DOT is a meaningless garbage rating.
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>>25920645
Voltage should drop when you hit the starter. IDK if that is too much or not. I go by how damn slow the starter turns. If it turns really freaking slow and the battery is charged fully then she is fucked.

I also bought a cheap battery load tester and that helps confirm or deny what shape the battery is in.
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>>25920206
not a mechanic, but I watch rainman ray on youtube, he says either gasket or sealant, never both
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>>25920653
>cheap battery load tester
looks like I have to make another trip to garbage freight
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>>25920699
>>25920699
>>25920699
>>25920699
New top quality bread with all the links.
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>>25920645
get a new battery
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Is the Yamaha XJ6 good for a first 600cc bike for someone who is about to get his full license?



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