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by archanis
Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: DROPPED MY BIKE!
Replies: 38
Views: 10694

im more talking about somebody that knows basic mechanics than an expert on bikes. but whatever works for you. whatever you do, i hope you have better luck than i do with my car :laughing: that litte hampster powered tin can just hates me
by archanis
Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: DROPPED MY BIKE!
Replies: 38
Views: 10694

getting frame sliders wont fix all your problems. saying "never" and "always" is just asking for something different to come hurtuling at you 8) from what i hear, their great as lower speeds, and small crashes, but at higher speeds they tend to bend your frame.... granted, if you crash at a high spe...
by archanis
Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:58 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Local licensing laws - please add!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 47179

Re: Ontario

this information was found both at my local dmv, and the following website: http://www.state.ak.us/dmv/akol/motor.htm MOTORCYCLE (M1) LICENSE: An applicant for an original motorcycle license (see below for motor-driven cycle) must be at least 16 years of age and must have held an instruction permit ...
by archanis
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Overfilling Oil...
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

hehe. ive done this with cars during a tune up. had to fix it by draining some of the new stuff after i cranked it. i was surprised it survived the crank with all the extra... anyway, it sounds like you already over filled the tank. i would suggest draining some if its over the mark too much. dont k...
by archanis
Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: what was your learning curve?
Replies: 15
Views: 5634

in my short life, i have learned many things. among them is never to ask someone to do something that i could not do myself, and never to expect someone to do something i could not do myself. the expetions are profesionals in a field such as plumbers or mechanics. and i KNOW my friends arent good fo...
by archanis
Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: what was your learning curve?
Replies: 15
Views: 5634

thanks for the great replies. my friends are not the type to jump on and try death defying stunts. just easily exited, and impatient. when they heard i wasnt going to let them on, they called me selfish... something or other. then i showed them my total startup cost, and said that if they payed half...
by archanis
Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: what was your learning curve?
Replies: 15
Views: 5634

what was your learning curve?

for those of you that have a bike, when you were just starting, what was your learning curve? how long did it take you to get used to the bike? did you take an msf course? what bike did you learn on? just kinda wondering. some of my friends have these wacky ideas that as soon as i (and by exention t...
by archanis
Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Take a survey to help out a student
Replies: 16
Views: 3878

1) no, just earning the money for it 2) it depends on what type of enthusiasts. as long as it wasnt over run with kids my age :laughing: i dont get my generation 3) from what i've seen, i like all types for different reasons. 4) when i was younger, the answer would be hells angels, but now i think a...
by archanis
Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Its a drug and its damn good!!
Replies: 19
Views: 4314

armored jeans (jeans with mettal in the butt and knees) dont do very well. textile pants or chaps do well, but with that jacket, i would say textile pants. your knees may be the first thing to hit the ground, but their not the only thing to hit the ground. besides, their uncomfortable and heavy, and...
by archanis
Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Its a drug and its damn good!!
Replies: 19
Views: 4314

ah, im green with envy. i have to wait 4-5 months for the snow to melt... might i sugest some better shoes though? :) twould be a shame to end your biking season because of a burnt ankle...
by archanis
Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Helmet Fit Guidelines...
Replies: 47
Views: 251927

in my experience with sales reps of all kinds, about 70% don't have the product (bike, helmet, ext) and the knoledge of what its realy good for. the best way to avoid things like "this one offers less protection, but look how shiney it is" you HAVE to do your own research. if you leave it up to the ...
by archanis
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: wheyhey !
Replies: 11
Views: 3987

you will find that no matter where you go, what is true for bikes is doubly true for scooters. in the city its fine, nobodys gonin anywhere anytime soon anyway. but on the highway, being passed by a scooter is like the ultimate insult. a scooter being in front of you is the same thing. the psycologi...
by archanis
Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: wheyhey !
Replies: 11
Views: 3987

eh... a scooter isnt for the road here. but happy riding. :biker:
by archanis
Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Ride Home...
Replies: 13
Views: 3753

hmm... the dealer might be able to help you, otherwise, have a friend come along, get some slats of good sturdywood boards, and roll it on up there, maybe some cement blocks to act as a doorstop for the wood on the ground. use some enginuity, but leave the pullies out of it ;) those hurt when they f...
by archanis
Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Ride Home...
Replies: 13
Views: 3753

if your that unsure of yourself, find a friend with a flatbed truck. insicurities on the road are amoast as dangerous as a cager with a bottle of vodca half way down the pipe. otherwise, you should be fine. make sure you ride during the daylight hours,use your protecive gear, and your wits, and you ...
by archanis
Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Passed MSF... looking to buy a bike but one problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 2785

last but not least, if your good at this sort of thing, play the emotional card, but only after you represent all the facts. it would be a good idea to show her statistics in your favor, but drop one or two in there that go her way. example, tell her you know that using a motorcycle instead of a cag...
by archanis
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: wheyhey !
Replies: 11
Views: 3987

woot! a scooter! those can be more fun than bikes, depending on you local, but a 100cc? not much power to that, how well does it run?
by archanis
Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: over the ankle boots
Replies: 12
Views: 3891

ive decided altama boots with the siera style sole. ill look into the deal you mentioned, but its going to be a week before my next anchorage trip. *sigh* not much of a base up here in the frozen north... but im sure there is something. thanks for the info, every buck i save, i can put towards my do...
by archanis
Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: wheyhey !
Replies: 11
Views: 3987

what bike are you getting? tell us of the new hotness!
by archanis
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: wheyhey !
Replies: 11
Views: 3987

here here! wish i could get on the road as soon as you are. 4 more months.. four more... and my jacket is on the way, as are the new boots... *le~sigh* on the bright side, i just need 2000 more dollars which i can make this winter to pay my bike in full, so then i can concentrait on the insurance!