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by Dragon on Wheels
Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Riding blind - a geezer's tale
Replies: 23
Views: 10245

Re: Riding blind - a geezer's tale

Maybe try contacts if you aren't already using them? If I know I'll be riding at night, I will wear my contacts. I have to pick smaller lenses for my glasses because they're a bit too thick and contact lenses make it seem like I can see much more (esp. peripherally). I still don't like riding/drivin...
by Dragon on Wheels
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: State Inspections checkpoints
Replies: 5
Views: 3255

State Inspections checkpoints

In New Jersey, we've recently done away with state inspections for motorcycles. That's all fine and dandy. However, last week, I took a trip into New York and ended up in a mandatory vehicle inspection checkpoint (it was right in the middle of a street in Buffalo...I've never encountered something l...
by Dragon on Wheels
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: mileage
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

Re: mileage

My first few years on the road saw some crazy miles. My first year had over 30,000. Over time that leveled closer to 20-25k. This year my mileage took a big hit. I've only put on 12,000 so far and I've been in the Jeep quite a few times a week now. Those are some crazy miles in any vehicle! Even if...
by Dragon on Wheels
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: mileage
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

mileage

I noticed recently that I have ridden more miles this past year than my first two years combined :D It's still a paltry amount compared to others, but I'm happy that it's moving in the right direction! Did anyone else experience minimal first few years before taking off later?
by Dragon on Wheels
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: They've become squids...
Replies: 26
Views: 5391

Re: They've become squids...

As much as you don't want to see something bad happen to them, it's probably better for you not to ride with them if they are riding like squids. You want to try to steer them away from that(which you have), but when they don't listen(after several attempts) it's better not to be part of any trouble...
by Dragon on Wheels
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First time at "highway speeds"
Replies: 15
Views: 5335

Re: First time at "highway speeds"

I took my ninja 250 on a 200-mile trip out around the smaller towns in the mountains around tucson. some very scenic 2-lane roads that get up to 65mph speed limit, it did just fine. didn't even have the fuel light come on. :) fuel light??? :? I usually fill up at around 180 - 210 miles, but I only ...
by Dragon on Wheels
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: I'm back
Replies: 22
Views: 4839

Re: I'm back

Glad you're back and still riding! You and RhadamYgg are two that I look for on the forum since you both started on Ninja250s at about the same time I did and live in northern NJ also. I actually currently work in Bloomfield too! If you ever want to talk bike stuff or whatnot, let me know. If you e...
by Dragon on Wheels
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: I'm back
Replies: 22
Views: 4839

Re: I'm back

Glad you're back and still riding! You and RhadamYgg are two that I look for on the forum since you both started on Ninja250s at about the same time I did and live in northern NJ also. I actually currently work in Bloomfield too! If you ever want to talk bike stuff or whatnot, let me know. If you ev...
by Dragon on Wheels
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Should a Beginner Buy Gear without a Bike?
Replies: 18
Views: 5075

Re: Should a Beginner Buy Gear without a Bike?

I took the BRC first and then bought a helmet, gloves, and jacket. I had work boots already. Then I bought a bike. Unfortunately, the first set of gear that I bought were all sized wrong(even with research and reading, I still messed it up). I've since replaced the helmet, I still use the jacket sin...
by Dragon on Wheels
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Got confirmation of the need to wear earplugs, yesterday...
Replies: 28
Views: 3805

Re: Got confirmation of the need to wear earplugs, yesterday

I wish I could wear earplugs but I have a problem with wax. Many people in my family have tubes surgically installed in their ears just to avoid the buildup problem. If I wear earplugs all that happens is I get an ear infection eventually :\ That's too bad! But I do find that wearing a full face he...
by Dragon on Wheels
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Re-starting Riding
Replies: 13
Views: 4054

I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but you mentioned that your wife will be taking the safety course (and that's great). You also mentioned it's been a few years since you've been riding. Even though you'd have started again for a few months beforehand, have you considered taking the course w...
by Dragon on Wheels
Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Why?! oh Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 6291

I would also like more options in this category. I was disappointed when I found out that yamaha was dropping the fz6 from it's list next year. I was thinking of buying one in a couple of years. Hopefully, there will be other models in the future.
by Dragon on Wheels
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How pics can make you a better rider
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Another noob here: which photo are we looking at? Is it the one where someone forgot to put down the face shield?
by Dragon on Wheels
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Rider
Replies: 22
Views: 8078

Welcome and congratulations on passing the course! Do as you're doing and take it slow at first. The first couple of rides I took, I was too excited and had trouble recalling steps and methods from the BRC. Fortunately, I was also on roads with no traffic or in a parking lot. Practice, practice, pra...
by Dragon on Wheels
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2010 Ninja 250R, fuel injected?
Replies: 10
Views: 4502

FI is something I would really like on my 250. However, if I were to be buying one now, I might reconsider. The base price of the current version is already $4000 or so which is about $1000 more than the base price of my version(2007). FI will probably make it even more expensive and you start getti...
by Dragon on Wheels
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Are you into cars as well?
Replies: 17
Views: 3052

I like cars about the same way I like bikes. I like the way some of them look, but I can't rattle out numbers or statistics for either.
by Dragon on Wheels
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Some Used Motorcycle Statistics
Replies: 15
Views: 2948

Well, these stats seem to be for used bikes that are on sale. So, people who keep their bikes might put on more miles than people who ended up selling them.
by Dragon on Wheels
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So, I goofed up my battery, what is my next step
Replies: 26
Views: 3882

RhadamYgg wrote:
That's too funny - not too far from where I live. I used to go to Tiger Schulmann's not far from there.

RhadamYgg
Do you mean the one in Blue Star? I do some of my grocery shopping there. We probably live kind of nearby each other.
by Dragon on Wheels
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So, I goofed up my battery, what is my next step
Replies: 26
Views: 3882

Maybe different walmarts sell different batteries, but the one I got is a maintenance free one. I haven't touched it since I stuck it in under the seat.

I know you're in NJ, so if you're wondering, I got it from the walmart on route 22 in watchung square.
by Dragon on Wheels
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Buying gear
Replies: 9
Views: 3062

You're going to have to go into a store and try on the helmet(and it'll probably be good to try the other stuff too). No one can tell you which helmet fits well except for yourself. There's a helmet post stuck at the top of the forum. It has directions for picking a helmet.