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by kabob983
Tue May 04, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Where there's a will...
Replies: 18
Views: 5357

Re: Where there's a will...

The best part of that video is how he's all about the bikes, how they work, and what he did to modify. Very, very cool. Yeah, when he was younger (heck, he's still a kid!) he bought scrap bikes and rebuilt them and sold 'em off for profit. He knows infinitely more than I'll ever know! The only reas...
by kabob983
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Where there's a will...
Replies: 18
Views: 5357

Re: Where there's a will...

Super duper thread resurrection bump.

Figured I'd post an update (video is kinda old).

by kabob983
Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: My first ride on a literbike
Replies: 13
Views: 4912

Just got a new R1, it is pretty scary to ride, but you get used to it quick, it's a well behaved bike. You guys have to remember that the bike will only go as fast as you would like it to, just keep it under control. The bike is mental in terms of it's speed, I agree, but at the same time, you can ...
by kabob983
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: My first ride on a literbike
Replies: 13
Views: 4912

Thanks for the feedback guys. I live about 20 mins from Barber Motorsports Park so I do get some track time in, even the track guys I know though say a 600 is much easier to ride fast on the track than a 1000. Much more "usable" power, that's for sure. Most only use the lower 3 gears at Barber on th...
by kabob983
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: My first ride on a literbike
Replies: 13
Views: 4912

My first ride on a literbike

First off let me state, while I'm technically not a "new" biker, in the grand scheme of things I'm still a naive and inexperienced rider. I'm putting this in the New forum to hopefully inform a few potential riders... I'm up in St. Louis with my wife's family for Thanksgiving and my brother in law h...
by kabob983
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Has anyone lost a riding buddy?
Replies: 29
Views: 8534

Sorry to hear about your friend. Didn't lose his life but my ridding buddy who was with me literally every minute I was on a bike the first 6 months I had it was hit head on by a soccer mom in an SUV who was talking on her cell phone and yelling at her kid in the back seat. The impact shot his right...
by kabob983
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: I'm pretty set on what I'm getting... any advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 3609

Even though the '08 250 looks sweet as your first bike chances are you're gonna drop/bang/crash it at least once, alot less heartache to do that to a used pre-banged up bike.
by kabob983
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: When would be the best time to purchase a 2007 motorcycle?
Replies: 15
Views: 3313

Probably around the time the '08's hit the floor. As stated, even if it's the exact same bike with a different color, the price of the '07 will drop a decent amount.

Place I know of will drop the price of say, a '07 CBR 600RR by $2000 the day the '08's hit the ground.
by kabob983
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Buell 1125r
Replies: 13
Views: 18102

I just don't like Harleys Can't speak from personal experience but Buell's just do not seem to hold up well (sort of like their parent company). And, not trying to play favorites, but... Looks like Ducati and Aprilia will have a new sport-Twin to worry about in 2008. Last time I checked Buell tried ...
by kabob983
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: New Design of the Ninja 250
Replies: 5
Views: 11367

No one's ridden it yet, not out. It's essentially the Ninja 650 frame/body with a 249cc motor. Definately an "about time" change. Now if they'd just make the EX500 less ugly...
by kabob983
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Not sure what bike to get
Replies: 24
Views: 5977

ER6N and F, great bikes, handle better than the Zooks but lacks any aggression. The fairing version is a better highway bike than the naked. We don't have ER6N's here in the states :P As for the SV650, I too have heard VERY few bad things about them (well...none I can think of). It's a great bike a...
by kabob983
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SHIFT Torque Street Jeans
Replies: 10
Views: 12233

Saw some jeans similar to Draggin' called Voto which had kevlar running down the full length of each leg a month or so ago, they looked alright. Wished I'd given' em a try (it was a store on ebay selling them) but now they're not on anymore. Apparently they're more popular in Europe... They also cam...
by kabob983
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Racers
Topic: Toseland to Tech 3 Yamaha in '08
Replies: 1
Views: 7034

Toseland to Tech 3 Yamaha in '08

I certainly didn't see this one coming...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sport ... ningtomcn/
by kabob983
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Monza is wonderful !!
Replies: 12
Views: 3172

Lucky, you all get the cool bike color schemes overseas!! Nice looking photo, nice looking bike, and while it's hard to tell from the angle it looks like you've got good riding form. Here in the US we call circuit riding "Track Days." I've only done one thus far at Barber Motorsports Park. Not quite...
by kabob983
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What are inverted forks?
Replies: 21
Views: 5260

Another reason I've heard is because it's easier to make quick suspension adjustments (since the springs are higher) on the inverted forks. The tops of the forks have a bolt that you tighten/loosen to increase/decrease travel.
by kabob983
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Where there's a will...
Replies: 18
Views: 5357

Where there's a will...

I've been away from the forum for a while (took a break from riding after my buddy lost his arm) but I'm starting to get back on the bike. I report on my friend who was hit head on by an SUV the first week in February, 2 days before he was going to attend Ed Bargy race school and 4 before his first ...
by kabob983
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: It doesn't matter who's fault it is...
Replies: 11
Views: 6951

Thanks everyone. Quick update...he is doing FANTASTICALLY well. He lost his arm and most of his right shoulder as well but that hasn't stopped him. He still plans on getting back on the bikes (looking for a new SV650 as we speak) and he hopes to eventually get back to the competitive level. He's hom...
by kabob983
Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: It doesn't matter who's fault it is...
Replies: 11
Views: 6951

It doesn't matter who's fault it is...

Hey guys, First off, let me say that this story is 100% true and has not had anything added in to make it more dramatic. This isn't for those squeamish (no pictures or anything) as well... Wednesday evening I went to my motorcycle club meeting expecting to see our youngest member, Brett, there. When...
by kabob983
Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Racers
Topic: Where do I begin?
Replies: 7
Views: 10873

Pretty much you've gotta start out as a privateer. If you're good enough eventually someone is going to notice you and sponsor you. If you keep improving and winning eventually someone like Yoshimura Suzuki might say "hrm, we'll give him a 1 years shot." Now remember, there are thousands and thousan...
by kabob983
Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Racers
Topic: Show your support for Pedrosa's mistake!
Replies: 11
Views: 14860

Guy on my club list posted this find:

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