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It's the lines, the discs and calipers are the same used in 80's GSX-R and 90's-00's GSX-F but with only one disc and smaller M/C. GSX-F has spongy as fuck brakes, too, until you upgrade the lines to braided steel.
>tfw you take one look at baiku while the conditions don't allow you to ride
Gitten gud tbph
Is there a dbt steam group or something? Oh wait my computer is down and will be until may. I still have a laptop with rocksmith, maybe tf2 will run
I am having an ice day too.
It was sunny yesterday and now everything is covered in a decent layer of frost.
I have a date in two hours though and my dick is telling me to man up and do it because I haven't been laid it 6 months.
Should I be thinking with my dick?
I watched his videos back when I was a dirty nobike peasant and he had less than 500 subs. Fuckin hell he's cringe
Not him but I suppose I can pick up my bike on ice. If anon wants I can lend him mine
yes its safe, what do you mean? motogp.com is obviously safe.
doublecheck they have old races though, i'm not sure. i want to buy it for the first time when the 2016 season starts in march.
>single engine and tower response, probably a few ambulances and the chief truck out of the shot for a command center and rehab/treatment
>3 lines deployed as well as the tower gun
Nah son, that ain't a big fire. It's a good one, that's for sure, but it ain't a big one
there were some blokes that looked at it with a drone which was pretty neat
well there were like 50 ambulances, fire engines and cop cars, and the owner of the shop (ferrari and maserati) apparently got burned pretty badly
ok. well i checked the site for ya, they have vids from 1992. over 45,000 of em, so they'd probably have it.
besides that, i'm on a few private tv trackers and it's hard to find full motogp seasons. try to get into some sports ones and it should be easier, but i doubt anything that recent will be seeded. good luck.
yeah, it's pretty sad
3 in 1 oil is a general purpose lube that works fine. or some engine oil.
Bicyclists get out REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>mfw i ride a bike too
not all of us are like this fag
Why are you mad about some fags using the fags only lane?
Its okay, anon, we accept you as you are and your dick sucking secret is safe with us.
Good thing I don't care what pedal bikers think.
Well you responded to me so you care.
Man cyclist are so fucking cringy.
>Hurr look at me I'm so badass I came up with the idea of using a tool as an improper weapon
>hurr they won't forget about it
oh my god i hate those faggots...
I have used to ride a mountain bike when i was younger, but i never rode it on street for fuck sake... That is what you have sidewalks and shit...
When ever i see a faggots in spandex on their cycle i go so near him to scare the shit out of him on my baiku.
no, i mean the way most cyclists just straight up disregard traffic rules like stop signs, fail to yield, or ride around at night without lights. i love cycling, especially off road, but these people make me angry. not cinder block throwing angry though.
no, cities just need better and more secluded bicycle paths.
>no, cities just need better and more secluded bicycle paths.
How the fuck does that work? The people are commuting on their bikes, they aren't going for some scenic tour.
>mfw I live in yuppyville and people literally drive in the bicycle lane.
I was driving a crew cab long bed duramax pulling a 25' enclosed car hauler trailer and was able to keep it in the lane. Meanwhile the yuppy cunt in front of me in her Merc SUV has her tires dead center in the bicycle lane. What in the actual fuck.
Looks likes those "cyclists" are from the UK or Australia, hardly people at all, their multitool will probably be confiscated soon for offending a muslim
No you don't
>arghh I'm going to keep complaining on the internet til this problem goes away!
And cyclists are the cringy ones?
>just ban anything that runs on unrenewable fuels
i wouldn't go that far. i think cities or municipalities just have to make people WANT to ride their bikes instead of cars. or make public transport better/cheaper
here in munich they plan on making kinds of an "autobahn" for cyclists, so they can commute to and from the city better. i would definitely be behind that.
Hey dbt remember my girl helmet? Something very, very odd happened today.
I met this girl and she agreed to go on a ride. She said she had a helmet. Guess with what helmet she showed up.
Helmet confirmed for girl's helmet.
ZOMG this fucking asshole was walking across the street while I was trying to make a right on a red! Doesn't he know I we have brakes designed in the civil war and stopping means I have to risk scuffing my carbon fiber clip ons?
He was with his kid too! Oh the nerve of these people who aren't pedal fags!
no, i'm talking about certain incentives. like companies providing fleets of bicycles for their employees, or shit like that. it would have to be government sanctioned, but i'd be totally okay with paying my taxes for a better future of my city
Well that's what you get for being a fagot and causing problems for other drivers/riders. It's easy on bike to overtake them but in a at narrow road, pff they are arrogant and they think that they own the fucking road.
Many times they caused problems to me when i was driving a car, and they do not respect the red fucking light. They just go past it.
>i wouldn't go that far. i think cities or municipalities just have to make people WANT to ride their bikes instead of cars. or make public transport better/cheaper
why would i want to go to work on a fucking cycle and than arrive there all sweaty and greasy? That is just plain retarded.
>they think that they own the fucking road.
They own it just as much as you do.
>arriving to work sweaty
You don't have to pedal sanic. Also you don't sweat as much if you're not a fat unfit cunt.
I would still choose a motorcycle over the bicycle.
>you still save up on fuel
>much much faster.
>no need to work out because buffed
The correct answer is
i mean i get that there's no need for a bicycle in a third world country with cities not bigger than 30.00 inhabitants and cost of living comparable to an african country. it would get stolen in a matter of hours anyway
>The correct answer is
Why buy a motorbike if your commute is less than five miles through city traffic.
>much bigger intital cost
>having to pay for fuel
>much bigger loss if it gets stolen
>more expensive maintenance
>having to wear all dat gear
Filtering is an example of pedal fags putting themselves in danger, and it is illegal were I am, just like using a cross walk without dismounting but hey, "Non-cyclist don't know what its like!"
Finding a parking space is no more difficult with a motorcycle then a fag machine. Shit, I park my motorcycle at bike racks and right next to store fronts.
Nah you get sweaty.
Belgrade... 1.5mil+ of fagots live in that city
still much cheaper and faster than car.
Not to mention much faster fun than a cycle.
Well when a car drinks up 11-12L per 100km 4L per 100km is a breeze.
Because they never ride their bikes on public road. Same here in Serbia.
>but I like it
Thank you anon, I think it looks fabulous too.
Gray area. She said she wanted a helmet because a lot of her friends ride. Could be any reason t b h though I don't care.
ye but dem girls love it tho
That jersey belongs to a tripfag named great white from the bay area who was a regular at /k/ and /n/, that image is at least a year old. He's a triathlete. Among cyclists, triathletes are known to have poor knowledge about cycling in general (the sport and it's culture), poor group riding etiquete and worst of all, completely atrocious riding skills. When out on the road, most cyclists try to steer wide of triathletes, they're easily identifiable by the time trial bikes and the gear they use. Much like zebras can identify each other by their color patterns, cycling has a lot of small and not so small subtleties to it that are only picked up by people in the cycling world. Curiously enough, while trifags are also on a bicycle, they practice a completely different sport.
Anyway, being a trifag on a cycling board, great white eventually dropped the trip after making a fool of himself several times. I still think he's an okay guy.
Seattle, LA, SF, London, and Paris, or are those cities not big enough?
Pedal fags are terrible anywhere, but I got to say pedal ladies pretty kink. They got that some got that biker-rape-fantasy thing hard.
I used walk 10km every day for 3 months straight, first when I was up in the mountains to reach the city and then when I was in vacation at the sea side to reach the beach, not everybody lives a sheltered life.
I don't live in a city, I live in a town,
And the bicyclists seem to think the best roads to ride on are
>blind corners everywhere
I have no issue with cyclists if they follow traffic laws and attempt to stay near/in the shoulder of the road
But there's no point in riding 4 abreast on a road with blind corners everywhere
well walking 10 kilometres definitely takes shorter than riding a bicycle 10 kilometres, doesn't it?
>London, and Paris
then i take it you should know that riding a bicycle in these cities is a whole lot better than being in a car
Oh well than i feel sorry for you poor anon when Serbian anon can afford a breeze of 4L per 100km...
I spend around 30 euros for bike fuel so i can ride like a sir, and not like a greasy sweaty faggot.
I allways filter its legal here in Serbia.
>Implying a 125 shit bike and helmet are more expensive then a Pugsly w/ hydraulic brakes and a bunch of battery powered LED lights.
>well walking 10 kilometres definitely takes shorter than riding a bicycle 10 kilometres, doesn't it?
No it doesn't, because you know there's a thing called social life happening when you walk.
also fuck you, I ride a bicycle too and you make us look like butthurt faggots
>but that's illegal.
No it isn't, it is private property dumb shit. Show me a link to that law, bike fag. :)
>what is registration
A whole 15 dollars a year.
>what is insurance
Not required for motorcycles in my state.
>what is gas
$2.30 for 80 miles is cheaper then the food you'd have to eat to get 80 miles out of your body.
You know what is really cool about having a bike in the city, even a cheap 125cc? Girls like rides. All you pedal fags can hope for is to find another pedal grill.
Pedaling is better then a car, but a motorcycle is better then both.
>All you pedal fags can hope for is to find another pedal grill.
What is with this us and them retard logic? Do you think anyone in this discussion isn't also a biker?
Fuck me it's like when cagers talk about motorcyclists as though the bikers aren't also cagers, truck drivers, van drivers, tractor drivers etc. etc.
So I went to go out to my bike to ride to work yesterday and I found it on its left side. Damage is pretty substantial. Frame slider completely bent in, fairing around frame slider busted, shifter bent in, clutch lever really bent, though somehow the mirror is okay. I filed a police report even though there's nothing they can really do about it.
I'm pretty bummed out because even though I have full coverage on the bike (Ninja 300), my deductible is $1000 and that's gonna set me back a lot. I park it outside because it's not a very expensive supersport like a Panigale or 1000rr, R1, etc and I don't have a garage available for it.
I'm considering renting a supersport for a few days while it's getting fixed in the mean time for commuting/leisure purposes, but it's just a consideration at this point.
You can ride a million miles on a R1, you can take 1st place at the Desert 100, you can travel around the world on a CT90, but if you take one selfie wearing a bicycle helmet, you are a pedal fag forever.
What of liter bike? A Goldwing or a R1?
Good luck kid,
Can I get a recommendation for a good exhaust for the KLR 650? Sort of Clueless about these things and I could have used some help
I didn't like the bagger look of the chieftain and I don't need a roadmaster yet.
The pale horse was appealing to me and got it for a decent enough price
I don't know, I don't get "i'm trying to be a '30s car" look.
The scout I really dig
Ima buy a scout as my dd soon
And some folks like the chief classic some don't. I liked it so I bought one
Thank you for your valuable opinion good sir. I do appreciate it
>I don't know, I don't get "i'm trying to be a '30s car" look.
>Likes the steampunk Scout
They probably don't post it on some other non-Indian forums
Is this a step closer to the perfect touring bike?
And the current swm from what I understand is born from the remains of husky after ktm bought them.
I bent this part on my '05 kawasaki 250 during a low slide
how can I fix the frame? or should I just sell it and get a better bike?
>there are people her who have been at-fault in an accident or somehow dropped their bike
here's a pic of where it's bent
makes it so I can shift at all on the bike since the shift mount is supposed to go there and is bent inward
I would take it into a mechanic and ask if it can be worked out. But don't take it the stealership or any place that looks like one, see if you can find a place that looks roughly like this.
I know a guy who unbends all sorts of things. It never stays as perfect as a new one, but most of the time it gets pretty usable.
Is the shifter the only thing affected? What if you purposefully bent it?
I've got a question for thumper people. My DR350 will bog down then surge when quickly opening the throttle while under load (doesn't happen in neutral). It won't stall in these scenarios.
I've got a week old plug in that I'm gonna pull to see if it's running rich. What else could it be?
Carb is a Mikuni TM33 (Kientech kit) and modded airbox according to the recommendations for that kit's settings.
I'm new to carbed bikes and thumpers.
It starts up on the second kick with choke and runs well after warming up aside from the surging, but I might be missing things due to my inexperience with carbed thumpers.
Hi guys. I'm currently vehicleless, though it isn't much of a problem. For the sake of fun and affordability I'd like to get a bike.
I'm looking at buying the bike outright so my only payment will be fuel, maintenance and insurance. What are some averages on insurance? I know that varies pretty heavily on location of course so if there's no answer I understand.
As for the bike I like how Kawasaki Ninjas look. I have two dealers that I can buy them through. What should an average price be? What mileage should I look for if they're used? What's a good year?
any place like this near tampa?
how would I find a place like this?
just any mechanic?
>Is the shifter the only thing affected? What if you purposefully bent it?
yup its only the shift lever that goes in at an extreme angle, but I hadn't thought about bending it so it would be back at an angle, unfortunately I do not have the tools for this though
You forgot the most important info anon: Which country?
I wish I could help you anon, but my thumper abides by the EFI god.
I would definitely check that plug. Try making the mixture leaner and see what happens. Also I suppose if it's running rich, putting the choke oh would make it even worse?
Google for motorcycle repair shops around you, visit them all. Be nice and polite and explain your situation. At some point someone will give you some useful information (ie "it's fucked" or "bring it over, let's see what we can do")
I did on ice, do I get a pass for being a 365 rider?
>mfw on reddit everyone is constantly crying 24/7 about how you are guaranteed to drop your bike instantly the moment you sit on it
>"dont ride in the rain you will literally die immediately instantly"
>"HEY GUYS I TOTALLED MY BIKE PULLING OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY CHECK IT OUT :^)"
Fucking hate reddit so fucking much, how can you be this fucking bad at motorcycle.
A lot of people who ride motorcycles are primarily cagers at heart/fair weather riders so it's not really any different than the opinion of a regular driver desu.
>there are in people in dbt who dont daily drive their bikes
>owning a car
Posting actual bikes because bicycle discussion is boring.
Is the KLE 500 actually a bad bike? I don't really care if it's fat and underpowered as long as it can do 60-70mph without too destroying itself. Is it reliable like its fat brother the KLR?
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mechanics are fooking expensive think it's possible for them to unbend it without taking it off the frame?
they'll charge me basically a new bike just in labor costs
Not everyone has a State Provided Outdoor Taxable Vehicle Storage Cube.
>mechanics are fooking expensive
>think it's possible
We don't know if it is possible anon, but an estimate and an assessment are free, hence my suggestion.
>they'll charge me basically a new bike
Well no shit Sherlock. It's only expensive if you accept the provided service.
If a mechanic tells you a fix is possible, there's nothing stopping you from googling your ass off and trying to get the tools to fix it yourself.
Hell if you were nice enough, had interest and presented the situation on a "hey I'll bring you a crate of beer for your advice" to a nice mechanic you'd probably manage to make HIM tell you how to do it.
I doubt you'll be able to get any more info on dbt anon, go out there and ask questions or google your way into it.
I just got a Yamaha Vigaro 250cc for $1000 with 3300mi it runs and starts up good up the clutch plates are stuck because it was sitting since late 2012 I know he is not fucking me over cuase it's someone I know and looks very well maintained. He said it was pretty easy to do. What would you recommend doing to get it free?
Pic related same exact model but not mine
The best way to generate big views on Youtube is to behave like a child who is incapable of controlling their emotions.
With only a few exceptions, the most popular motovloggers are also the most pewdiepie-ish
Native here, in San Antonio now. I don't miss the flatness, the traffic, the humidity, or the purposeful setting of speed limits 10mph lower than the natural flow of traffic on major arteries. I do miss the beauty of a lot of the suburbs. San Antonio is so brown when it hasn't recently rained, and Houston is so lush and green pretty much everywhere but Downtown and Westheimer.
>the flatness, the traffic, the humidity, or the purposeful setting of speed limits 10mph lower than the natural flow of traffic on major arteries
Exactly why I hate this place. I'm moving back up north to Maine in March, but for now I must suffer. Can't wait to see hills and mountains and windy roads again.
Here's my map thus far
the layers are GPSKevin's Trans Am route (only the legs we're doing), Points of Interest, and advrider's tent space map (only the points near the trail)
you can share as much of that as you like m8
>tfw 35gb of footage to go through
friend lent me his gopro
Yes, they have an archive of older races. I forgot how far back they go since it's been a couple years since I had a subscription. It goes back at least a decade, but I think it's further back than that.
>tfw no grill to ride with who dresses as favorit animu
>tfw have money and time to mod bike but dont know to do anything
Do private sellers usually accept paypal? The bike I want is 4k but I only have 3k in cash and would have to pay the rest with credit card through paypal.
I'm pretty sure this character has no genitalia
>go to police academy
>lose a bunch of weight
>have to zip my pants onto my jacket or they will fall off
is there any kind of market for used leathers?
general purpose automotive grease you stupid tomato
anyway, less is more with levers.
Clean the hole the shaft goes into out then put a tiny coating around the little cylinder and spin it around in the hole until it's evenly coated and it'll be super duper smooth when you're braking.
If you skip this step you'll get the "squidgy" brakes where it goes "tap tap tap tap" and increases force in jolts rather than smoothly increasing.
What does dbt think of the FE350S and FE501S DSs?
Went by the dealer at work today and the salesman was making a pretty conveincing argument for $10,000 street legal dirtbikes.
I ran from the cops back in 2006. Like a legit high speed chase for ~30 minutes with a bike cop.
Got away but it caught up to me 4 months later.
Before and since I've had cops try to pull me over and I just ditch them, but that only lasts a few minutes and isn't much of a chase.
decent bikes, not worth 10k though
ill sell you my bike for 3k though
I'm a CAfag and want a street legal DS. I would be all about a WF450 if I could get one street legal. But realistically you can't.
So basically the options fall to the KTM's, the Huskies, or a DRZ
but mine is street legal, not sure if CA is too much of a shithole to allow it to transfer though
the KTM motors in those huskies are much more suited for road running than your WR.
that said, when the WR needs a rebuild it's pretty trivial/cheap. When the KTM/Huskies need a rebuild. God help you.
I bought a chinese dirt bike, KXD 607. When you fix everything that can break before it breaks (it didn't took even a 100USD, I bought the bike new for 400$ 'cus I live in Poland and stuff) it's actually pretty good for a 125ccm. What are your opinions about the cheapest bikes? In Poland there's also a guy that did a project with his Loncin 250, it looks awesome now
I changed the oil and the spark plugs today even though it's 35 degrees outside, my thumbs went numb in the process
not sure what note you're after but its the same title as any car here, just lists mileage as exempt.
oh dear, someone will probably end up at the wrong address trying to find me.
>Any off-highway motorcycle purchased after December 31, 2003 is not eligible for on-highway or dual use registration unless the manufacturer originally certified the vehicle to meet the California on-highway emission standards.
>We’ve heard of people plating their dirt bikes in states that allow it, like Arizona, and then bringing them into California.
>Now this may work, but if you get pulled over or spotted by a savvy LEO who is familiar with dirt bikes he/she may give you a hard time and start peeling back the layers of your onion, potentially causing you quite a bit of headaches.
>If you are attempting to complete this procedure to turn an off-road use only motorcycle to street legal in the state of California, stop now; it is not possible at this time thanks to a re-interpretation of state law in 2004.
also, i don't remember where, but i think i read that when you try to register a bike in ca, even if it has a valid out-of-state plate, they'll check for a sticker or something on the bike that says whether it's "for highway use" or "not for highway use", and not give you a plate in the latter case.
I'm hoping to buy a dirt/offroad bike at the end of the year for about $1000USD.
My plan until then is to learn a bunch about bikes and how they work. Can any of you point me in the right direction to videos/documentaries/forums etc.
It doesn't say "type: ATV" or say "dirt" or "offroad" or anything anywhere on the title?
Does it have a 17 digit VIN?
Does the VIN conform to this:
I'm still hoping someone will send me a pizza
They check the VIN. The VIN has to be a valid NHTSA standard VIN.
It is still possible. You can register a bike by mail with an out of state address in South Dakota. Then transfer to CA.
It's not explicitly legal but it does follow the process and will get you there. 99.9% of law enforcement doesn't know their ass from their elbow about bikes. As long as you have a plate, headlight/taillight/turn signals, and a mirror you're golden.
Also there is supposedly some Yamaha dealers that will work with you on getting a brand new WR450 registered (only new bikes) as they can supposedly order them with a specific VIN type. But that's far from the cheapest route because you would likely need to buy all the conversion hardware and install through them too. At that point you may as well buy a Husky or a KTM that is already there.
17 digit vin and closest it says to anything like that is under style it says MX
that or youll get swatted by some twat
Look up following things.
Just google them or go to youtube, thousands of instructions and videos.
>how to change oil / oil filter
>how to change air filter
>how to change brake fluid / brake pads
>how to change sparkplugs
>how to clean a carburetor
>how to mount/dismount wheel
>how to tension/clean/lube chain
>how does a motorcycle engine work
>how does a motorcycle gearbox work
The best way to learn is by doing, this just gets you warmed up.
>under style it says MX
Yea that's the exact shit they look for.
Just don't get crazy with it and feel out the powerband. Realize that the large amount of midrange they make will readily bring up the front end in first or second, sometimes into fourth depending on how crazy/what year /type it is.
Feel it out power wise and take turns in a gear or two higher than you otherwise would and be easy on the throttle. They're motorcycles, if you know how to ride one you know how to ride them all. No literbike is constantly trying to kill you unless you're trying to push it's limits or just acting a fool. They putter around just like a 600 with more midrange.
Dude, this is about as tame as "literbikes" come. It's a standard with a one liter motor. FZ1's aren't even what people are referring to when they say "literbike", they are talking about small, light, powerful, and aggressive bikes like the CBR954RR/CBR1000RR, ZX-10R, Gixxer 1000, R1, S1000RR, etc.
An FZ1 is down on power, up on weight, more compliant, less aggressive, etc. than a real literbike. They are much easier to ride. They are still very powerful and have a lot more potential speed compared to a 250 anything but they're not shit your pants scary or anything.
Any real literbike, and even a Hayabusa/ZX14 are pussycats if you stay out of the power and ride at your skill level. An FZ1 or similar is even easier.
Very few literbikes really need a steering stabilizer (see 04/05 ZX-10R).
Just pay attention and don't put the front wheel down with it cocked to the side and you'll be fine.
Any 600 or 1000 will start wagging the bars when the front end gets light on the gas, just don't deathgrip like a newb and you'll be fine.
My R6 will wag all the way to 90-100mph+ if I'm not on the tank. just let it happen and don't freak out.
>just let it happen
>don't freak out
>it will be all over soon
I don't want to die yet
It will only happen when you're on the gas hard enough to make the front end light (see:WOT on a 600, probably around 75% throttle on a literbike)
The wagging is a low frequency oscillation, think bar moving back and forth about a half inch every 1-1.5 seconds. This is natural motorcycle dynamics and you need to just let it happen, because it will happen as long as you're on the gas hard and the wheel is touching the road. The worst thing you can do is try to physically fight it as that will only make it worse and actually put you into a tank slapper.
Grip the tank with your knees, lay on it, and pull the weight off your wrists and let them wag.
Fighting the bars or being heavy on the bars is a good way to put you on your ass at a high rate of speed.
Especially important to do this when getting on the throttle hard on rough pavement.
>just let it happen, because it will happen
>worst thing you can do is try to physically fight
>that will only make it worse