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Old 04-14-2013, 03:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Post your motorcycle(s).

The last motorcycle post was old so time for a new one.

Got my first bike last summer and it was a 1983 Honda Nighthawk 650. The same years I was born. Dropped it two time while not moving because of dumb newb mistakes



After rebuilding the 4 carbs and dealing with other small issues I got a modern new bike 2 Tuesdays ago.

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 650R candy burnt orange. Bought brand new. It was old stock. Never ridden or even charged. Went into the dealer to check out the new Ninja 300 and the sales guy showed me this. I fell in love and it was mine less then a month later


Already have my first mod of a R&G fender eliminator kit from a guy on craigslist for $40 below retail.



With 227 miles on the new bike I have zero regrets about dropping this much cash at once for a toy. Compared to my old bike it is so much smoother and solid then my nigthhawk. Technically they are both rated at 72hp and nearly the same weight but time hasn't been kind. The ninja is tons faster with a much wider torque curve.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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got my first bike last summer - sportster 1200

will be looking to add a ducati or a cafe build to the stable next year


it looks a little cleaner than this right now but this shows the other side...removed the P pad and put the handlebar bag right behind the seat on the rear fender.... cut a few inches off the ends of the bars to bring everything in closer...added old school thin black rubber grips and a 7.62 ammo can saddlebag on the left side swingarm


so damn fun.

i'd have to take the front fairing off that Ninja and make it a street fighter... slap one of those buell dual headlights on there... sweet bike tho - fender eliminator is a must for sure.

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got my first bike last summer - sportster 1200

will be looking to add a ducati or a cafe build to the stable next year


it looks a little cleaner than this right now but this shows the other side...removed the P pad and put the handlebar bag right behind the seat on the rear fender.... cut a few inches off the ends of the bars to bring everything in closer...added old school thin black rubber grips and a 7.62 ammo can saddlebag on the left side swingarm


so damn fun.

i'd have to take the front fairing off that Ninja and make it a street fighter... slap one of those buell dual headlights on there... sweet bike tho - fender eliminator is a must for sure.
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My first bike before the crash ( mis-judged a corner in cottage country and took a tumble in a ditch):


After I repaired the tank, replaced the front fairing, and painted all the bits black...


My second (and last) bike. I miss this girl. Although it was a pretty useless bike for the street in a country with low speed limits.


I still have my Alpinestars 2-pc racing suit for sale. Barely used (I think I rode with it twice and then sold my bike)... Size 42 chest, 34-36 waist or so.
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all those superbikes are just way to fucking fast. alot of them are pretty pointless to own if you don't go to the track to run them... maybe i'm just hating because they scare the shit out of me - but i'd take a 'slow' monster or sport classic over a jap bike.... the ducs just look so much better.

i don't really even need to go any faster than the sporty will go, let alone faster than a monster.
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all those superbikes are just way to fucking fast. alot of them are pretty pointless to own if you don't go to the track to run them... maybe i'm just hating because they scare the shit out of me - but i'd take a 'slow' monster or sport classic over a jap bike.... the ducs just look so much better.
The first bike I posted was a Yamaha FZ6. About 100 hp from a detuned R6 engine... Upright riding position, very comfy for long distances, enough power to do anything it needed to do.

The R1 never scared me, although it probably should have. Here's the night I brought it to the local drag strip: skip to 2:15 to see the fastest run of the night



That said, I've been on cruisers (Harley Dyna Street Bob) and it was not a comfortable ride at all. I put about 600 km on one over a weekend, and it always felt awkward. The FZ6 was the most natural feeling bike I've been on, felt like riding a bicycle...

If I were to buy a bike again, it'd be an FZ8 or FZ1, or possibly an FJR1300 although I'd rather not own a bike that's 500+ pounds.
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I got this 03 Intruder that I repainted myself...along with a new exhaust system I made...a few other mods too...took her across canada last summer.



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Old 04-15-2013, 02:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have been roadracing motorcycles since 1996 so how many would you like to see? I've had 25 different racebikes and currently have a 09 GSXR750 as my personal racebike and a 2011 GSXR750 as our team endurance racebike.

Best racebike I've ever owned: 1992 Yamaha TZ250...78 hp at 250 lbs. That bike was fun.

First racebike: 1988 Honda NT650GT (Hawk). They came with 39 hp stock and after "massaging" the engine, I got 80 hp out of it. The crank would last 5 weekends before breaking! ha ha Awesome!

Most terrifying racebike: 2006 Suzuki GSXR1000. It made 168 hp on a factory pro dyno and would wheelie everywhere. I remember racing at Hallett, OK going clockwise coming out of turn 1 (CCW numbering) with the front wheel in the air, back tire spinning and the edge of the track coming up quickly. Good yet terrifing times
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I'd love to have both the ninja and that sportster. My friend just got his bike license so I guess its almost my turn to get on that. I hear insurance(cost) is where they get you for motorcycles..
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I'd love to have both the ninja and that sportster. My friend just got his bike license so I guess its almost my turn to get on that. I hear insurance(cost) is where they get you for motorcycles..
no way mines only like 10 bucks a month ....
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