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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Nothing rocks harder than the fact that CA is about to pass a law to prohibit those dbaggery obnoxious aftermarket pipes on motorcycles. Let's see if Arnold (who rides bikes like that in his spare time) actually signs the law. That should be interesting.
    I don't own a Harley or have aftermarket exhaust and I am still against the stupid law.
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    How to enforce that fairly and consistently would be the question. The guys with no baffles definitely deserve to be ticketed. There's no keeping those mellow even if you want to. I can keep my R* reasonable especially in town, or be an ass if I let 'er snort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    How to enforce that fairly and consistently would be the question. The guys with no baffles definitely deserve to be ticketed. There's no keeping those mellow even if you want to. I can keep my R* reasonable especially in town, or be an ass if I let 'er snort.
    Basically all the after market exhaust sold in CA will need to be certified (read bureaucracy charlie foxtrot, and cost) and will get a sticker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Motorcyclists however, die easy.

    Besides by the time you're ready for an ST, it will be discontinued. A successor to the ST will probably be out within two years and based on the recently introduced Honda VFR.
    I like the new VFR. I also like the new ST as far as streetbikes go. Also, remember that despite being 18 I've ridden in some capacity for around 10 years. When I do get a streetbike, it won't be anything ridiculously slow.

    I do however have a serious thing for BMW R1200RT's.
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    I'm just still pleased to hear the old ST1300 hasn't rattled itself to bits like all those cop bikes did.

    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    I like the new VFR. I also like the new ST as far as streetbikes go. Also, remember that despite being 18 I've ridden in some capacity for around 10 years. When I do get a streetbike, it won't be anything ridiculously slow.

    I do however have a serious thing for BMW R1200RT's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    I like the new VFR. I also like the new ST as far as streetbikes go. Also, remember that despite being 18 I've ridden in some capacity for around 10 years. When I do get a streetbike, it won't be anything ridiculously slow.

    I do however have a serious thing for BMW R1200RT's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Basically all the after market exhaust sold in CA will need to be certified (read bureaucracy charlie foxtrot, and cost) and will get a sticker.
    But they don't address the stock exhaust? I have stock Nightster mufflers, currently without baffles. While they're not as loud as my Vance & Hines pipes were, they're still plenty loud. When I weld the modified baffles back in, they will look look just like stock, and pass the nightstick test, but on the DB scale, will fall somewhere between stock and high performance aftermarket.

    Not that I care about California and its misguided politics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    You haven't ridden a GL1800 or a touring Harley.
    I can ride my bike all day comfortably. It's better suited for taller folks like me than the Goldwing or the Harley.


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    Honda brought back the Rebel.
    That's good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Great, now Discovery is going to play out cafe-styled bikes just like they did with choppers. And even more people riding with no protective gear whatsoever! FUN!

    On the other hand, there are still people out there doing amazing things.
    I doubt they'll do the cafe racers what they did to choppers, at least I hope not. Mike Seate's a pretty decent guy according to my friend that's raced with him, not the Orange County chopper type at all. He's never had an automobile drivers license according to an article he wrote when I was still reading motorcycle magazines - he never got one because he rode his motorcycle everywhere or got a ride with friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    But they don't address the stock exhaust? I have stock Nightster mufflers, currently without baffles. While they're not as loud as my Vance & Hines pipes were, they're still plenty loud. When I weld the modified baffles back in, they will look look just like stock, and pass the nightstick test, but on the DB scale, will fall somewhere between stock and high performance aftermarket.

    Not that I care about California and its misguided politics...
    Well the word ******** would probably be a better description. I think the final bill that was signed will apply to bikes manufactured after 2012 and the exhaust will have to have some sticker. So sounds like it applies even to stock bikes. It's a fix it ticket and cops can only check if they pull you over for something else.

    Edit: Seriously retarde.d is moderated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Honda brought back the Rebel.
    That's good news.
    They never made a 2010 version though. No idea when they'll make the next version. Looks like they're trying to get rid of stock. I got the 2009 Rebel


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    How do those 249cc do against the wind with a windshield?...especially at speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadhils View Post
    They never made a 2010 version though. No idea when they'll make the next version. Looks like they're trying to get rid of stock. I got the 2009 Rebel

    You commute on it? I think I saw this model around Santa Clara.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I have no trouble keeping up with (and passing) traffic on a 250 Ninja. It's a bit tougher with strong headwinds, though.
    I did triple digits on your 250.

    Oh, also passed an Aprilia on the San Mateo bridge, I think the rider wasn't used to the strong crosswinds. That was probably around 80 mph?

    It was most fun passing liter bikes in the twisties though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    I did triple digits on your 250.

    Oh, also passed an Aprilia on the San Mateo bridge, I think the rider wasn't used to the strong crosswinds. That was probably around 80 mph?

    It was most fun passing liter bikes in the twisties though.
    Well I am sure those shenanigans are behind you now?
    The sad part is being behind full blown sports cars parking it in the corners, and of course accelerating as hard as they can on straightaways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    How do those 249cc do against the wind with a windshield?...especially at speed?
    Well it gives my body a break and I'm less tired after a long-ish trip (100+ miles).

    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    You commute on it? I think I saw this model around Santa Clara.
    I commute by Bicycle, Scooter and the Rebel. No preference between the Scooter or Rebel. Just what ever I feel like at that particular moment in time.

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    When I first bought my DR650, it was a naked bike. The first time I took it on the freeway, I thought I was going to be blown clean off the bike. Having a SpitFire windshield on it sure helps.
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    My ST gets no respect. And I really don't care. Just sayin'.

    This is because motorcycling, astonishingly enough, is considerably dumber than cycling. I mean, who would have even thought that possible? Who would have thought the whole imbecilic Harley Culture would have been a Face Saving Gift to bicyclists? Not that I get off the hook. But at least I don't ride around with a useless helmet and a chuggy bike whose design dates to the 1940's.













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    '40's technology at year 2000 prices?
    That's what my buddy calls Royal Enfields. But I still think they're retro awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I'm the other way around. The windshield only seems to serve to funnel wind directly into my chest and neck.
    It took some tweaking of the height and adjusting the angle of the dangle to get things perfect.

    Of the windshield, I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    When I first bought my DR650, it was a naked bike. The first time I took it on the freeway, I thought I was going to be blown clean off the bike. Having a SpitFire windshield on it sure helps.
    I went from a big touring bike, to a cruiser with a touring package, to a naked Harley. I know exactly what your first trip down the freeway was like - yet, even as you worried about flying off the back, you probably didn't close the throttle either.

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    I think motorcycles RULE so I thought i would share mine and my new bike. You can see the rest of the build under my signature.




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