Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 121

Thread: motorcycles

  1. #51
    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    GMC Denali
    Posts
    17,591
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Damn crotch rockets, I'd never own one of those death traps!!!!
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

  2. #52
    ♋ ☮♂ ☭ ☯ -=(8)=-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    40205 'ViLLeBiLLie
    My Bikes
    Sngl Spd's, 70's- 80's vintage, D-tube Folder
    Posts
    7,906
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Damn crotch rockets, I'd never own one of those death traps!!!!
    I think MTV and youth oriented media helped push the Sportbike culture to were it
    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
    -ADVOCACY-☜ Radical VC = Car people on bikes. Just say "NO"

  3. #53
    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    GMC Denali
    Posts
    17,591
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by -=£em in Pa=- View Post
    I think MTV and youth oriented media helped push the Sportbike culture to were it
    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
    Actually I went from cruisers to crotch rockets. I had a shadow 600, shadow 1100, yamaha warrior 1700, kawazaki zx600, kawasaki zx6r, and then the kawasaki zx14 that I have now. The zx14 is by far the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden besides a goldwing. It's amazing how comfortable this bike is. It's "sorta" fast too.

    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

  4. #54
    Barbieri Telefonico huhenio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    My Bikes
    Crappy but operational secondhand Motobecane Messenger
    Posts
    3,522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by -=£em in Pa=- View Post
    Heres my DR while it still looked new, pre-knobbies and being set up for Dual Sport events.
    Out of the 20 or so bikes Ive owned, this was by far and away the most fun
    You know you will be riding if you come to the west ...



    When are you getting supermoto wheels on your DR?
    Giving Haircuts Over The Phone

  5. #55
    Barbieri Telefonico huhenio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    My Bikes
    Crappy but operational secondhand Motobecane Messenger
    Posts
    3,522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by -=£em in Pa=- View Post
    BMW type 'olde mans' bike because
    Fighting words ...

    Giving Haircuts Over The Phone

  6. #56
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,331
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    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.

  7. #57
    ♋ ☮♂ ☭ ☯ -=(8)=-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    40205 'ViLLeBiLLie
    My Bikes
    Sngl Spd's, 70's- 80's vintage, D-tube Folder
    Posts
    7,906
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Actually I went from cruisers to crotch rockets. I had a shadow 600, shadow 1100, yamaha warrior 1700, kawazaki zx600, kawasaki zx6r, and then the kawasaki zx14 that I have now. The zx14 is by far the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden besides a goldwing. It's amazing how comfortable this bike is. It's "sorta" fast too.
    Ive had a few too...a YZF600 which I really liked ! An old Honda RR900...ROCKETSHIP !
    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........

    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    You know you will be riding if you come to the west ...

    [IMG]http://preowned.santafebmwmotorcycles.com/uploaded/54_lg.jpg[IMG]

    When are you getting supermoto wheels on your DR?
    You promise !!! I love that bike !!!! IVe ridden with people who have put them
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    Fighting words ...

    No...I love these bikes ! I meant when people are actually into riding for
    the sake of riding and sightseeing, etc, this is where they end up.....
    No fighting intended
    -ADVOCACY-☜ Radical VC = Car people on bikes. Just say "NO"

  8. #58
    Barbieri Telefonico huhenio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    My Bikes
    Crappy but operational secondhand Motobecane Messenger
    Posts
    3,522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Lem ... google Emilio Scotto

    Is not the bike ... is the pilot.

    The GS is easier than the Goldwing.
    Giving Haircuts Over The Phone

  9. #59
    Senior Member buckstoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    MS formerly Okie
    My Bikes
    97' Specialized Rockhopper, 04' Jamis XLT3, 05' Burley Runabout
    Posts
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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 7
    06' RANS Force 5
    07' Salsa Dos Niner DEAD x2
    10' Niner SIR9

  10. #60
    <>< SoonerBent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    My Bikes
    RANS Tailwind
    Posts
    768
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  11. #61
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,331
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerBent View Post

    Ride as if everyone is out to get you.
    They are.

  12. #62
    Ogr8nwmypstmksnosnse pgoat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    My Bikes
    1986 Trek 500, 2003 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
    Posts
    2,786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That goes for human powered two wheelers also
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

  13. #63
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,331
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    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.

  14. #64
    phony collective progress x136's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    San Hoosey
    My Bikes
    http://velospace.org/user/36663
    Posts
    2,983
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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.
    This also holds true if they're wearing a hooded sweater with the hood on. Doubly so if they're wearing big can headphones.

  15. #65
    ♋ ☮♂ ☭ ☯ -=(8)=-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    40205 'ViLLeBiLLie
    My Bikes
    Sngl Spd's, 70's- 80's vintage, D-tube Folder
    Posts
    7,906
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by buckstoy View Post
    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.

    It just doesnt get any more beautiful than this !

    Awesome !
    -ADVOCACY-☜ Radical VC = Car people on bikes. Just say "NO"

  16. #66
    Barbieri Telefonico huhenio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    My Bikes
    Crappy but operational secondhand Motobecane Messenger
    Posts
    3,522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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.
    Giving Haircuts Over The Phone

  17. #67
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,331
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    I'll take this as confirmation that putting a ball cap on straight exceeds your sophomoric capabilities.

  18. #68
    Warrior Cyclist cycle17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Davis, CA
    My Bikes
    07 Madone SL, 06 Madone 5.5 & 04 5500
    Posts
    1,548
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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..

  19. #69
    ♋ ☮♂ ☭ ☯ -=(8)=-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    40205 'ViLLeBiLLie
    My Bikes
    Sngl Spd's, 70's- 80's vintage, D-tube Folder
    Posts
    7,906
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice

    Scary, but nice !
    -ADVOCACY-☜ Radical VC = Car people on bikes. Just say "NO"

  20. #70
    Older I get, faster I was con's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    santa cruz
    Posts
    654
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  21. #71
    Barbieri Telefonico huhenio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    My Bikes
    Crappy but operational secondhand Motobecane Messenger
    Posts
    3,522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I'll take this as confirmation that putting a ball cap on straight exceeds your sophomoric capabilities.
    Waa?

    sry i wz txtng
    Giving Haircuts Over The Phone

  22. #72
    BF Risk Manager
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Snohomish County, Washington USA
    My Bikes
    Road, mountain and folding
    Posts
    896
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Con, what is up with the front brake on the Norton? Is is a solid disc with an unusual wear pattern?
    Regards, MillCreek
    Snohomish County, Washington USA

  23. #73
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    277
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lauren View Post
    And let's get this whole "250 is a noob's bike" crap out of the way. You'll only need to sell it in 2 or 3 months if you are compensating for a very small penis. I've put over 27k miles on ninja 250s and am still happy with them. I wish I still had my first one, but the neighbor ran it over so I had to get another
    Another thing to look at is old UJMs. I own 2, a 79 Suzuki GS550 and an 84 Yamaha Maxxim 550. Damn near identical (thus Universal). Heavy and underpowered by today's standards - IIRC ~50hp and 450lbs. The two bikes cost me a grand total of $300. $300 for the GS which needed a new battery and a tune, free for the Yamaha which was a basket case (with fresh paint though lol)

  24. #74
    was kung-fu fighting lodi781's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Connecticut
    My Bikes
    '00 schwinn moab disk/06 specialized stumpy fsr expert, 06 look565
    Posts
    72
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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
    Last edited by lodi781; 03-19-09 at 04:32 PM. Reason: spelling
    " The love you withhold is the pain you carry, lifetime after lifetime."

  25. #75
    Older I get, faster I was con's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    santa cruz
    Posts
    654
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    Con, what is up with the front brake on the Norton? Is is a solid disc with an unusual wear pattern?
    It is a stock, solid, warped disc, One of Nortonís first. It really does not stop you, it just kinda slows you. There are a number of upgrades that can be done to improve it, I never got around to those, or a hundred other upgrades it needed as part of the restoration.

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •