Damn crotch rockets, I'd never own one of those death traps!!!!
is today. For a street application, there really isnt a worse bike one can use, but,
they look cool and you get an intense rush winding up on the straights, so this has
become the new standard in determining a bikes worth. I have seen sooooo many
people get miles under thier belt and then move on to the dreaded Harley or
BMW type 'olde mans' bike because the reality is that they are soooo much more
enjoyable to ride on public roads for long periods of time
I may be old, but at least I'm not fat. Well, I'm fat, but at least I'm not stupid. Well, I'm on BF, so that's debatable, but at least I still have my house in this economy.
I think I just jinxed myself.
Very scary...Realistically, I could ride the 600 much faster. And, recently, the last
year they made the ZX-9 Kawi. Very nice motor, but then a curve came along........
in places you would not believe !! Do a search on adventurerider.com !!!
For the DR, I actually prefer the 21" frontee on the street. I think its more out
of familiarity, but the way it turns in on twisty roads at speed is a liitle more
predictable to me. Doing full lock powerslides on backroad pavement with slick,
new knobbies is too cool for words, too
the sake of riding and sightseeing, etc, this is where they end up.....
No fighting intended
Hey Lem ... google Emilio Scotto
Is not the bike ... is the pilot.
The GS is easier than the Goldwing.
Giving Haircuts Over The Phone
Ohh can I play? Here's my bike, it's a 2006 Triumph Thruxton
I've gotten 6k miles on it now and loving it more every day! Definetly recommend MSF courses.
97' Specialized Rockhopper
04' Jamis Dakar XLT3
05' Burley Runabout 706' RANS Force 507' Salsa Dos Niner DEAD x210' Niner SIR9
The OP reminds me of buying the Sportster that I have now. My current wife was REALLY against the idea. After months of preparing her for the fact that I was going to buy one we were at my parent's one night and the issue came up. Her eyes got as big around as saucers, she knew she had me. You see, my parents are the epitome of overly-safe and conservative. However, she didn't know that my dad taught me to ride and we had both had bikes and rode together the last few years I lived at home. BACKFIRE!
To please your parents take the MSF safety course. It will also help on insurance and in some states substitute for the test for a motorcycle endorsement on your license.
Beyond that be very careful and be a little paranoid when riding. Ride as if everyone is out to get you.
The only reason I survived my first five years of motorcycling is because I had 15+ previous years experience as a road cyclist target for the cagers. I was already familiar with avoiding them. By the way, if you see some kid driving a car with a backwards or sideways ball cap, they're an idiot. If they can't even put a cap on straight, count on them being unable to drive their car.
Here's a couple more good ones...
Over 100mph off the final corner...
I love this shot, coming off the backstretch at speed. Woooo Whooo!
Just Do It..
Scary, but nice !
Bikes, love bikes
Here are my current ones
Here is a shot of one I sold a couple of years ago. You know that feelng you get when you watch the new owner ride off..The feeling, "WHY DID I SELL THAT BIKE". That feeling has never left me, daymn... My Norton rat, it started life with me as a Norton Interstate.
Con, what is up with the front brake on the Norton? Is is a solid disc with an unusual wear pattern?
Snohomish County, Washington USA
although I don't own a bike ( my friends talked me out of it last summer) i have crashed one...it sucks..and it hurts......and that was without getting run over by another car or truck...hitting the pavement sucks enough...but i completely understand the alure of motorcycles...for all the accidents i've been to at work, my crash, and seeing my friend messed up from a crash ( hes fine now thank god) I have to say..there is still something inside me screaming "GET ONE!!!".
On a side note + 1 on the enduro's thats what I was looking at, then found out what a supermoto was and fell in love
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" The love you withhold is the pain you carry, lifetime after lifetime."