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Thread: Maggot motorcycle stoke thread
01-30-2007, 11:09 AM #401
Glad to see this thread is still around. Might as well get stoked for summer again. After a couple years ripping around the Tahoe basin on my dirtbike, I have come to the conclusion that I want to ride on the street. At this point I am pretty torn between selling my dirtbike and getting a dual sport, or keeping my dirtbike and getting a street bike. Am leaning towards a KLX 300 dual sport or CB 599 street bike. I went to BVH and the CB looks super fun. Any experience with either bike? I know there are pros and cons with both scenarios.
03-18-2007, 04:08 PM #402
You can get them for a good price, and they handle fucking awesome. I've got one, and LOVE it. If you ever dump it, tons of parts on Ebay etc.
Bike holds it's own against any other carbed 600 out there. Had the needle at 155mph last summer.
I'm going to get this bad boy as soon as it's possible.
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03-18-2007, 06:17 PM #403
03-18-2007, 07:08 PM #404
Can we wait a bit on this thread? Winter's not over yet you bastardsOriginally Posted by Odin
03-18-2007, 07:22 PM #405DisArray Guest
Whether winter is over or not is a question that has yet to be answered. However, this thread is totally appropriate as the motorcycle season is here with the annual kickoff of the polar bear ride. What an awesome day for a ride, especially after last year being snowed out. Suck's Penny's was closed; hopefully they'll be back. Anyway, here is some stoke-
03-18-2007, 07:56 PM #406
Anyone know why suzuki didn't replace the tl100R? That thing had the ugliest headlamp ever, but it was a sweet sounding machine.
03-20-2007, 10:35 PM #407
Why Harleys don't wave.....
03-20-2007, 11:11 PM #408
This one gets my blood pumpin'...
H2 at Deal's Gap:
(Part 1 of 4)
I love the way it shakes like hell when it hits the powerband...
4567Enjoy Every Sandwich - Warren Zevon
03-25-2007, 02:02 PM #409
Not to bring down the stoke or anything, but if any of y'all are new riders, don't get super powerful crotch rockets and then try and navigate windy roads.
The guy survived, but obviously his bike and my sisters car are totaled. This was last Friday.
03-25-2007, 02:21 PM #410
Holy shit that's ugly...
still could use a ride today... maybe next weekend.
Scheduled my first long ride for June... hope it's not the first one of the season! Snow melting fast... thoughts are turning to the open road.When logic goes out the window, go with it.
03-25-2007, 02:24 PM #411
03-25-2007, 02:49 PM #412
This pic and the Harley crash just above remind me this classic clip of 2 goldwings in some twisties :
Get a Honda and learn to ride ?"Typically euro, french in particular, in my opinion. It's the same skiing or climbing there. They are completely unfazed by their own assholeness. Like it's normal." - srsosbso
03-25-2007, 03:01 PM #413
Would you recommend learning to ride on a crotch rocket on a very windy road? Even you're not that dumb, or are you?
03-25-2007, 03:21 PM #414
03-25-2007, 03:32 PM #415
Anyways, that rider had less than 1000 miles on his learner permit, which hardly qualifies as experienced if you ask me (or the investigators, or his riding buddy, or the cops or paramedics on scene...). And in this case it's not just the person. The combination of lack of experience coupled with a very powerful bike and a very technical road caused this accident.
Back to my original question to you:
Would you recommend that a new rider get a powerful crotch rocket as their first bike and try to tackle technical windy roads?
That's the motorcycle equivalent of taking a first-time skier off the bunny slopes and putting them on a pair of Lotus 138's and sending them to AK. They might survive, but the odds aren't that good.
03-25-2007, 03:35 PM #416Buy nice things here.
03-25-2007, 03:38 PM #417
03-25-2007, 03:52 PM #418
It all could have been avoided if he had not bitten off more than he could chew.
03-25-2007, 03:54 PM #419
and now back to your regularly scheduled stoke...
When logic goes out the window, go with it.
03-25-2007, 03:59 PM #420
It doesn't matter what kind of bike he was on. He could have been on a moped doing 60 into that corner and blown the turn. Knowing how to ride a bike, abilities etc are more important than the bike you're on.
If a guy killed your friend with a 300 Magnum, would you preach that if he had less firepower, perhaps only had a .40 Cal handgun, that would have made the difference?
Your argument is stupid, like you.
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03-25-2007, 04:10 PM #421
So anyways. I grew racing moto. I think a streetbike will be my commute cost solution. A turbo hayabusa is a pretty good starter, right?
03-25-2007, 04:12 PM #422
You kind of miss the point - new rider on a bike with a twitchy throttle = recipe for disaster.
yes you could blow the turn on any bike but new riders should be guided to more forgiving equipment.
The fault is entirely the rider's - but with better education of new riders and motorcycle salesmen, you could greatly reduce stupid accidents.
I was in my Triumph dealership and saw the guy who runs it send a guy out the door refusing to sell him a Daytona because it was his first bike and he was 19 years old...
The next day I was in the local suzuki/yamaha/honda dealer seeing a kid about the same age trying to decide between a Busa and a ZX-14...and all the salesman was doing was counting his commission.
It is irresponsible to ride beyond your abilities, but isn't it just as irresponsible to let a new rider hop on a liter bike that goes 0-60 faster than any car out there?
edit: that was to blurred, not poserWorld's Foremost Apres-Skier
03-25-2007, 04:18 PM #423
Ask yourself a very simple question.
A beginner buys a Liter bike to start out on.
He is 50 years old.
2nd beginner buys a Liter bike to start out on.
He is 19 years old.
If you were to pick one who was likely to wreck, who and why?
The bike makes no difference. They are like guns. They NEED to be respected. The size doesn't matter, (or so McPoser has told Rontele) negligence kills.
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03-25-2007, 04:19 PM #424
er... perhaps the schedule has been amended...
c'mon guys... can't you PM this stuff and leave the stoke thread alone...?When logic goes out the window, go with it.
03-25-2007, 04:24 PM #425