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by JustJames
Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: IT'S HERE! it's finally here!
Replies: 50
Views: 11012

Just dont lanesplit, V. Problem solved. i can't, that's a privilege i can't ignore. i'll be more careful though since i think i got too cocky bec i've always been ok when i accessed that i can make the split. in fact, i just lane splitted a lot earlier on the way to the parking lot practice and on ...
by JustJames
Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Lane Spliting
Replies: 20
Views: 5978

I have done lane splitting a lot, mostly on FWY. I don't normally do lane splitting when I'm on local road or traffic light. I don't do lane splitting when traffic flow over 50mph unless the guy in front of me give me way to pass. I don't do lane splitting when there is no space available or when in...
by JustJames
Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Stopping for a brother in need
Replies: 37
Views: 8890

I have stopped a countless time for bike but none for other cars or hitchhiking. I have stopped no matter I'm in the car or on the bike. I also have seen ppl do the same as well.
by JustJames
Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Lane splitting Europe vs US
Replies: 34
Views: 8308

Becuz ppl here is US drive like crazy, not fast but crazy. Passing both left and right, drive too slow in fast lane, cut off in front off other ppl. I prefer lane splitting over sandwitched by two cars. In Europe, they ride at pretty higher speed and report to be less accident than our big, great co...
by JustJames
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So Cal, Free ERC class June 24-29 2006
Replies: 1
Views: 947

So Cal, Free ERC class June 24-29 2006

Copied from other forum, MSF socal will have a free ERC experience riding courses in Irvine. These will be weekday class 2 section (AM and PM) and 4-5 ranges, you will ride your own bike. Check out this link http://www.ca-msp.org/ Good for shape-up your skill if you haven't for a long time. Good for...
by JustJames
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What makes a person an experienced rider?
Replies: 57
Views: 24924

[quote="JustJames" Experience riders are the one who want to become a safer rider not a faster rider. i have to disagree. just because you may want to go faster does not mean you are not experienced, it means you know your limits know and you hope to someday be quicker/better. if this statment were...
by JustJames
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: New Exhaust Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Oh I forgot to give you some comments :oops: First of all, this is a full system exhaust, so you might need a re-jet but you have fuel injection system so I'm not really sure about that. RH look is about love it or hate it. I get mix comments on both side. The original sound is pretty deep, rumble d...
by JustJames
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: New Exhaust Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

You are damn lucky, I have just about what you are looking for. Remember this is on my V-Star 650 so the sound might be a little bit different since your engine is 800cc. First of, the picture of RH 2 into 1 on my bike http://www.geocities.com/hoonnirun/RH.jpg Here sound clip of RH 2 into 1 with baf...
by JustJames
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What makes a person an experienced rider?
Replies: 57
Views: 24924

I don't say I'm an experience rider, just a season rider maybe. I'd say experience riders are the kind of riders who can handle any situation or emergency that might happen. They might be able to avoid all together and reduce the damage that might happen to themself or other. I don't care about how ...
by JustJames
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: yamaha Virago
Replies: 11
Views: 4087

650 yup still the same engine as Virago 535 but just bored out to add more cc and that why I assume 1100 might be the same, I might be wrong tho, since I only own 650.
by JustJames
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: When do you cover the front brake?
Replies: 26
Views: 6128

If speed you are going too fast you might skid the front wheel when panic stop. Ride with fish tail better than front skid... I understand that the opposite is true. If you skid the front tire you can let off of it and regain control. If the rear skids you have to stay on it. If you let off the rea...
by JustJames
Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: yamaha Virago
Replies: 11
Views: 4087

Virago engine proof to be a very reliable one. All V-Stars now also use the same engine. This has been in market very long time and very easy to find any parts when repair. But for you who's new to a motorcycle, do you plan to service/repair everything yourself? Getting 20 years old bike that requir...
by JustJames
Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:39 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: When do you cover the front brake?
Replies: 26
Views: 6128

Please be careful when you cover the front brake even on FWY on intersection. If speed you are going too fast you might skid the front wheel when panic stop. Ride with fish tail better than front skid, and with front brake cover you might not be able to swerv to avoid the accident. Also there will b...
by JustJames
Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Free "Biker Friendly" Decal.
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

I will also donate but after I got the decal tho. Seem like if they really send out all those decals, they would be out a lot of money for both stamps and material.
by JustJames
Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: clutchless shifting?
Replies: 39
Views: 17319

I've done clutchless shifting all the time, I normally do this only for up-shifting and use clutch when down-shift and to stop. I can tell that with clutchless shifting, I can change gear smoother and faster. I don't see any sign of tran wear as of now and I will continue shifting without clutch as ...
by JustJames
Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Free "Biker Friendly" Decal.
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Free "Biker Friendly" Decal.

I'm not sure if this has been posted. But here you can order one for free
http://www.bikerfriend.org/

I did order mine and will sure put it on my car.
by JustJames
Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cruisers, how many miles do you guys get out of new tires?
Replies: 16
Views: 4116

I got about 12,000 out of my OEM tires (bridgestone). When I replaced both I still have at least 30% of thread left. I replaced becuz I have a slow leak problem on my rear so I decided to go with Metzler from a better traction and control.
by JustJames
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: MSF is a f***ing joke!
Replies: 23
Views: 6680

You might be just so unlucky on that course. Mine was pretty good, instructor showed off a bit (scraping peg) but other than that was good. The thing I like about my instructor was, he always point me and get me out of bad habbit, like cover front brake when making turn or used only two fingers when...
by JustJames
Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:45 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Visiting California, need info on lane-splitting
Replies: 9
Views: 2710

do not never ever ride on shoulder of the road/fwy no matter how bad traffic. CHP (california highway partrol) really love to give a ticket to the one crossing yellow line on to shoulder. Don't ask me how I know :oops: , I have to find a time to go to traffic school soon. :laughing:
by JustJames
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: considering quitting
Replies: 26
Views: 6550

Re: considering quitting

If you don't enjoy what ever your doing, it's time to find something else. Life is too short to live in fear. I still feel fear everytime I have a ride trip to canyon or someplace i've never been to. I even have a nightmare about me falling off the cliff. But once I'm on the bike, I make myself fee...