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by DivideOverflow
Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Back after a long time lurking! (new bike)
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

Ahh yes, the 100mph in 3rd gear story and it seems you have confirmed it for us. It must be tough with a family that rides, is you're brother itching to get his hands on your beemer? From the picture you broke tradition and got a sport bike instead of a cruiser. It actually does 105mph in 2nd gear,...
by DivideOverflow
Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: anyone ever rode a kit bike?
Replies: 20
Views: 6330

i don't know what your talking bout but this is a link to the bike....http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/mcy/947185058.html. i dont think i want any of the bikes you listed, i havent seen a bike i really like enough from there lines. i just want a really simplistic minimalist type of bike. an old sch...
by DivideOverflow
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Back after a long time lurking! (new bike)
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

Ahh, you just waited till you got your new toy so you can show it off in the forum :laughing: Nice bike, any plans on saddle bags? I noticed your neighbor has a Porsche 944 in the background. Time to race him with your beemer. I've been lurking the forum for a little while again, but I haven't been...
by DivideOverflow
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Back after a long time lurking! (new bike)
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

Back after a long time lurking! (new bike)

I haven't been very active in the past year or so. I lurk every now and then, but for the most part have been ignoring forums. My Z1000 is a great bike, but just not as great for 2-up as I'd like. So I'm selling it. I just bought a new 2008 BMW K1200S. I must say, this bike is awesome! I remember sa...
by DivideOverflow
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Buying Ducati 750 Sport
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Excellent bike, old and trusted engine design. That specific model might have only been made for one year, but that is because they upgraded the motor to an 800 the next year. They had the 750 supersport for a looong time before 2002, but the 02 was the only half-fairing fuel injected one from what ...
by DivideOverflow
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 10 things I dislike about motorcycle manufacturers
Replies: 69
Views: 13124

Re: 10 things I dislike about motorcycle manufacturers

Here we go - a noobs feeling about motorcycle manufacturers - in no particular order: 1) I always buy cheap-"O Ring" stuff, except for vehicles and houses. So, why is it that my cheap "O Ring" $250 lawn mower has an automatic choke and my $3,000 motorcycle doesn't? When was the last time you bought...
by DivideOverflow
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Going Down in Leather or Textile?
Replies: 27
Views: 6986

My buddy crashed in a Joe rocket mesh jacket at about 30mph. He got rash on his arm where the armor wasn't... It still helped, but he was in bandages for a few weeks.

I've seen PLENTY of people go down at the track in leathers and not get a scratch. And those are at speeds well above 65mph.
by DivideOverflow
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Crash statistics
Replies: 7
Views: 2197

Re: Crash statistics

I've read statistics on the liklihood of a crash, and have come with a lot of information e.g., no licence and no MSF course makes it more likely, alcohol, new riders, weekend night riding, etc., all statistically more likely. But I can't find anything on bike TYPE. For instance, are cruisers stati...
by DivideOverflow
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Thinking about Harleys
Replies: 12
Views: 3756

I personally like the Dyna... I wouldn't buy one, but if I was going to go for a Harley, that would probably be the model. I think with 5000 miles you should be fine. They are pretty easy to handle, and very comfortable. I wouldn't mind a sportster, but like you, I feel as though I would be too big ...
by DivideOverflow
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: My Take on the First Bike question...
Replies: 67
Views: 27042

Your instructor told you not to practice figure 8s and U-turns on the bike, but thinks it's OK for you to ride on the highway Ever riden a sportbike? The only one ive riden is a 2000 Ducati 748. I'm no expert..but I can tell you that the turning arc on the steering is NOWHERE close to that of the 2...
by DivideOverflow
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I need help
Replies: 13
Views: 3441

I think you guys are thinking of the Zx7... The Zr7s is a naked/semi-fared bike that competed with the SV650, and was a step up from the ninja 500. It has 70 hp and 45 ft-lbs of torque. It is more of a sport tourer. It is actually a good second bike, and could be a first bike for someone who takes t...
by DivideOverflow
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Yamaha FZ6 vs Ninja 650R
Replies: 7
Views: 11364

I really did not like hte FZ6. The injection is pretty much crap, the suspension wasn't anything to write home about, and you had to wind the motor up to get it to do anything. The fueling issues still haven't been resolved as far as I know. I liked the Ninja a little better for regular street ridin...
by DivideOverflow
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Good Beginners bike? suzuki savage/boulavard s-40
Replies: 9
Views: 11292

My mom's first bike was a Savage. She still has it, but she also rides my brother's M50 sometimes now.

It is a great starter bike. The torque from the thumper makes it pretty hard to stall it, and it definitely doesn't have too much power.
by DivideOverflow
Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Please critique me...constructively
Replies: 21
Views: 8362

A fellow rider was kind enough to give me the following advice when I moved up to a heavier and larger motorcycle: When making turns, look in the direction of the turn, focusing your field of view outward towards where you want to go, but not downward. If you look down, that is where you will tend ...
by DivideOverflow
Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Supersport as a first bike? -- probably a bad idea...
Replies: 13
Views: 3861

I'm all for giving the guy the benefit of the doubt, but when I watch and listen to the clip I clearly hear him getting on the throttle just as he leans the bike, and down she goes. That's what led me to think he messed up because of inexperience, in particular with his new litre bike... I think th...
by DivideOverflow
Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Jackets: Mesh vs other material
Replies: 12
Views: 2552

Ive had my Joe Rocket mesh jacket for over 3 years and haven't had any unravelling. That being said, you will get the best protection from leather.

My buddy went down in his Joe Rocket jacket and still got rash on his forearms where the armor shifted.
by DivideOverflow
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Do you sometimes sing when ride a bike?
Replies: 30
Views: 6273

Pesronally, I do a little "bullet with a name on it" by nonpoint, "firestarter" by prodigy and then, of course "radar love" by golden earring. Runner up nominees are "the distance" by cake, "born too slow" by crystal method, and "garden grove" by sublime. How in the world do you sing Firestarter wi...
by DivideOverflow
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Rider + First Bike = Bad Decision?
Replies: 12
Views: 3861

I think you sould just learn how to do your own work on it. I did carbs and a kreem tank sealant on my 79 kz650 for under 100 bucks. 800 is a major ripoff. Just buy the haynes or clymer manual and get to work! Don't be a victim, and don't buy an old bike if you aren't willing to get your hands dirty...
by DivideOverflow
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Do you sometimes sing when ride a bike?
Replies: 30
Views: 6273

Pesronally, I do a little "bullet with a name on it" by nonpoint, "firestarter" by prodigy and then, of course "radar love" by golden earring.

Runner up nominees are "the distance" by cake, "born too slow" by crystal method, and "garden grove" by sublime.
by DivideOverflow
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:11 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: V-Twin vs Inline 4
Replies: 27
Views: 6872

It is all about how the manufacturer sets up the powerband. Twins are easier to make torque down low, and most buyers expect that kind of powerband with a twin. However, there are plenty of exotic twins that have their power up top like an inline 4. Same thing with 4 cyls... Everyone wants peak powe...