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Motorcycle appreciation by Graham Nerryhet - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:02:06 EST ID:57LQKE3S No.34088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Who on /vroom/ rides? I ride a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 and am in love with the fun and the great gas mileage. If I put forth effort I can get 70 mpg on the machine. I've been riding since November 2015.

When 80 percent of the time I am the only person in my car it doesn't make sense to me to have all that extra room if all I'm transporting is myself.
Juri Sixteen - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 21:09:03 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Sadly, not many people think like that. All those one-person cars is the reason for traffic jams.
Pic related for my dream-motorbike.
Cyril Nupperchug - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:22:35 EST ID:PkByqvCm No.34096 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd ride on tar but there are three things that scare me away.

>The new trend of vehicles being increasingly more difficult to see out of. Due to low gas prices, everyone has some monster truck or SUV. Both of which are almost all designed to be impossible to see out of. You can't even check your blindspots by turning around and looking behind you in those stupid soccer mom cross over small SUV's. Every fucking hick has a piece of shit F-150 on 50 inch tires and will run you the fuck over because they didn't recalculate their speedometer so to them, they are running 45 on the speedometer but are actually going 70. Muscle cars are everywhere and people just drive right the fuck out or over you in them too.

>Cell phones are fucking everywhere, and everyone and their dog uses one. While fucking driving.

>Cars have so many fucking buttons and shit in them now that people cross lanes all the fucking time because they are looking down fucking around with their bluetooth sat radio that just disconnected from an IRC client while they are driving.

I'd love to be on 2 wheels more but it is constant near misses and fucking retards. It isn't worth it anymore. I've already been in a head on collision with a bitch on her phone, see 2 bikers get run off the road and fucked up because someone merged over into their lane because they couldn't see out of that piece of shit cadillac with 4" side windows, and been rear ended by a 17 year old hillbilly in a Jeep set up over legal limit that wanted to fight because "I was going like 35."

Jesus fuck do people driving get on my last fucking nerve. Also, nobody in the world seems to understand how a 4-way works or that a Stop sign MEANS FUCKING STOP!


Sorry to bring such anger to your thread.
Lydia Blatherway - Sun, 31 Jul 2016 20:20:44 EST ID:57LQKE3S No.34107 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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There are moments that make it very worthwhile, but everything you said is so true. I rode with my dad in his car recently and I couldn't believe how little attention he paid to the road while fidgeting with things like the bluetooth, his phone, and the dumbass 8" screen in the car. It's infuriating.

When I commute I ride past a fairly affluent area and there are a shit ton of soccer moms in their expensive ass Acuras and Lexus' and other assortment of dumbass crossovers that are all never paying attention and could wipe you off the face of the planet at a moments notice.

All the bullshit regulations on rollover protection means that A pillars and pretty much every other fuckin pillar in the goddamn car is the size of an iron girder making it impossible to see out of. I commend manufacturers like Subaru incorporating good visibility into their automotive designs.

Every time I come across an intersection where someone is turning left I cover both the brake and the clutch because someone has turned infront of me before and I had to slow the fuck down in order to avoid slamming into their car. They didn't even notice me before or after the fact. It was in broad daylight too.

It takes a certain kind of person and a certain kind of perseverance to ride on the streets and put up with the zombie cagers on the road.
Samuel Peckledad - Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:58:01 EST ID:PkByqvCm No.34109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>If you see this going 50 mph on a bike.
>You're more fucked than a 10 year old boy in a Catholic church on a Friday night.

Seriously though, I always rode in pieces of shit, but I recently had the "luck" of driving a CTS, a Charger, an RX350 and a Camaro all within 2-5 years old and you literally cannot turn around and look out the windows to see your blindspots. The mirrors are all tiny as fuck and "sleek" so you can't see a fucking thing out of them. Shit is so fucking dangerous. Not to mention they all had so many controls, I'd run off the road trying to turn on the defrost.

I also road in a new BMW and it cuts itself off when you come to a stop and it takes a delay to start up and start moving again. Who the fuck though that was a good fucking idea? Every new car seems to have some delay on the throttle as well. Like I can stomp a CTS through the firewall and it is 2 seconds before it slowly ramps up the speed then it charges up the RPM's. The caddy was the worst but all cars seem to second guess me. Motherfucker, If I jab the pedal to the floor, it is to get fucking moving. Fuck off, I've ridden 4 carb bikes that didn't have that kind of delay. I don't need a computerized throttle to make sure I wanted to press the pedal that far. Go fuck yourself new cars. I know how to drive, stop telling me I can't do that Skynet. I'm Dave and I'll use the throttle however I want you technofascist netjesters.

>Dammit, I fear the day that buying shit made in the 90's or early becomes impossible.
Juri Sixteen - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:50:29 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34113 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Heard a nurse call motorbikes donor-cycles. People don't ride motorbikes due to unattentive car drivers and the traffic gets worse.
Archie Gunnerridge - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:17:30 EST ID:+XLF0CqL No.34115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've never been that inclined to ride a motorcyle on the road, I always felt really exposed. It's probably for the best.

Driving a compact in rush hour is bad enough. I avoid driving in peak hours when at all possible.
Frederick Chosslebury - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:23:45 EST ID:WewAiehH No.34116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, you can go into literally any Hospital and ask around about bikes and you will hear the same shtick, "these are too dangerous to own."
Lydia Blatherway - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:48:32 EST ID:57LQKE3S No.34118 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm not going to say that motorcycles are safe, but it's kinda like talking to a dealership mechanic, he might tell you that (insert brand)'s cars are shit because all he sees are oil changes and repairs.

I've been in two crashes, one on a curvy mountain road that was entirely my fault and once in a parking lot where a kid t-boned me while I was lane splitting. I was fine both times.

>Pic related it's the bringer of doom
Augt to do it - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:14:11 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Anyone here tried an electric?
David Duzzleback - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:02:19 EST ID:57LQKE3S No.34184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sadly no, but those are dope. Make the most sense as far as EV's go because of the light weight.
Augt to do it - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:44:23 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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EV bikes are lighter than ICE bikes?
Wesley Wishchurk - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:49:03 EST ID:57LQKE3S No.34191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm talking about vs cars, but that Zero FX weighs 250 and 289 pounds(depending on the version) so it's very competitive. One of the most straining points of a electric engine is getting the vehicle moving and motorcycles have far less rolling resistance than automobiles.
Henry Churringsud - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:13:43 EST ID:NmBXtHB/ No.34192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
these new electric bikes look awesome. li ion and those hall effect sensors are great for lightweight and the sensors allow them to assist rather than take over. I would get one but my country has a substantial winter and I will have to take a car or simply bike the classic way to get to work
Molly Snodhood - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:07:59 EST ID:UsGf+Lrf No.34204 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Picked this up the other weekend. She's currently in pieces in my garage. Waiting for my new clutch assembly and carburetor rebuild kits to show up.
William Susslespear - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:11:27 EST ID:57LQKE3S No.34205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Daaaaaaaaamn dude clean that up a little bit and it will be one sexy beast. Gotta love the oldschool I bet that thing is bulletproof.
Polly Fuckingshaw - Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:15:11 EST ID:UsGf+Lrf No.34206 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Scrubbed the piss out of the chrome with some SOS pads, gave it a nice shine.

I'm kind of worried that the engine might be seized. Even with the bike in neutral, it's VERY difficult to move the kickstart. If that's the case, it is only a 2 cylinder, so a total tear-down wouldn't take that long.

I'd much rather avoid that, though.
Archie Billingson - Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:23:45 EST ID:1s0LJa9D No.34208 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Take the plugs out and kick it over. If it doesn't turn then you probably have issues. Why would you kick it outside of neutral? I don't know if that old of a bike has a decompression release on the kickstarter but that could be broken and make it very hard to kick. It is a 650 too. You can't be a bitch kicking it. If it turns easy with plugs out, bump it.

>Put in 2nd gear.
>Hold clutch in.
>Find small incline.
>Get rolling.
>Stand on pegs.
>Drop your ass onto the seat and at the same time snap the clutch out.
>Back tire grabs, forces engine over, engine starts assuming it actually runs and doesn't have problems or whatever.

Kickstarters also aren't mean to be slowly pushed over either. Difficult to move sounds like you are trying to push it down slowly. Kick the fucker like a horse. Then have your scrawny ass thrown over the handlebars because you didn't kick on the power stroke. Then have your drunk friends laugh at you.
Jenny Clozzlegold - Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:36:47 EST ID:IEt8beaX No.34218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You wanna see old school... My dad has a 1969 BSA lightning in his garage and it was the first motorcycle I ever rode. Unfortunately I don't have any pics but maybe he can send me some and I'll post them itt
For now this is one off google, exactly the same except ours doesn't have the stupid stickers on the side cover.
Really beautiful bike, though. The manual recommends 105 octane fuel as a minimum and doesn't run right without a drop or two of lead in the gas tank
inefficient as all hell and pretty much requires daily maintenance but I'll always have an appreciation for older, classic bikes like that. My buddy out in california just bought a triumph bonneville 1100 and it rides very similarly. Those oldschool british bikes are a lot of fun
Nicholas Cenkintune - Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:46:00 EST ID:FP99gIO/ No.34352 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Finally got the plugs out, still didn't turn over. Sprayed some PB in the cylinders, popped it in second, rolled it back and forth for a few.

Broke free, now it turns over like a dream. Still has compression, too. FUCK YEAH.
Oh Niner - Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:21:03 EST ID:Y5zI8r9x No.34357 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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<3 Biker Babes
Sing02 - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:58:37 EST ID:nY7h/YVs No.34867 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Henry Fullynerk - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:50:47 EST ID:TU+bPGca No.34896 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I would love a 300 but I am too big for it. (6’ 3")

Will probably start on a 650 when the time is right.

Happy riding, OP
James Micklewidging - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:03 EST ID:kLBxN1J0 No.34901 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm 6'1" ~6'2" 150 lbs and its ok. Though now that I've been on the bike for a while I would absolutely recommend a 650 as a first bike. I want a 600cc sportbike now lol
Walter Nozzlesodge - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:03:17 EST ID:TU+bPGca No.34902 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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If we got a mass production of THIS we'd be golden
>RC 690
>690cc parallel ~80 hp
>Better handling than a naked 650 with all the street friendly torque
Jack Mollersid - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:35:46 EST ID:kLBxN1J0 No.34932 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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OK so I'm selling my 300 but I'm wondering if I should get a 600 or a 1000 .... Both hondas and I would do liability on it so the insurance is about the same
Hannah Trotforth - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:06:06 EST ID:kLBxN1J0 No.34942 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i got a 2015 cbr600rr

its fast. real fast
Esther Greenforth - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:42:10 EST ID:SQY+kS2t No.34948 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Can​I be in this thread if I have a Yamaha Aerox 50 CC?
I can go like 80km/h with it.
Lydia Poddlewut - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:06:58 EST ID:kLBxN1J0 No.34949 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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yueh bruh two wheeled appreciation
Cornelius Feddlechine - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:57:00 EST ID:xh1a6EMF No.35070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Should this be connected to something?
Cornelius Feddlechine - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:58:17 EST ID:xh1a6EMF No.35071 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Maybe this hole somehow?
James Hagglewat - Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:14:09 EST ID:kLBxN1J0 No.35077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hmmm, it almost looks like an old exhaust mount. Is that exhaust aftermarket?
Eugene Bloppermutch - Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:25:55 EST ID:nokyVci/ No.35079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Looks like an air breather or oil overflow tube that used to be mounted to the frame. But I'd rather have a video to know. Follow the hose back to where it came from.

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