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by JC Viper
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Ninja 250 Vs Ninja 500
Replies: 22
Views: 10472

Re: Ninja 250 Vs Ninja 500

The new Ninja 250 has a little more mid range but still needs to be revved to make power. A buddy of mine rides his 2009 250 and at 70 MPH he's already around 8 - 9000 RPM or something and that's in 6th gear. At first some thought he was afraid to shift out of 3rd or 4th or something until they rode...
by JC Viper
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: full face vs open face helmet
Replies: 59
Views: 30426

Re: full face vs open face helmet

I had the Nolan N100E and it was the best helmet I've ever used. Felt really secure, comfy and quiet. I also had a few accidents with it but the one accident that forced its retirement was a big one (body hitting ground wise not the bike) and the helmet remained intact. The speed of the accident was...
by JC Viper
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Brrrrr
Replies: 235
Views: 30664

Re: Brrrrr

We are finally looking at a big meltdown over the next week with temperatures at 7-8 deg. C! And it's about time! There is a lot of melting that needs to occur. We finally lost the last of the accumulated snow recently thanks to warmer temps and heavy rainfall. Of course the next problem is the hea...
by JC Viper
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What things did you do to store you bike this winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 5776

Re: What things did you do to store you bike this winter?

you know, aerostitch.com sells these little tire studs for street bikes and from what I've read work very well for snow and some ice. Anyhow now that winter is supposedly ending I'll say that I haven't done anything to store the bike except put a bike cover on it and went for rides when there wasn't...
by JC Viper
Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Brrrrr
Replies: 235
Views: 30664

Re: Brrrrr

After riding in 0° C during the winter the moment the temps hit 5 - 10° C I brought out the mesh gloves and it didn't feel cold to ride with them at all. Thankfully this weekend will be warm and sunny... as opposed to warm and heavy rain (still ridable but annoying). Yes I used Centigrade/ Celsius b...
by JC Viper
Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Starting on an Incline (EEK!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Re: Starting on an Incline (EEK!)

I still stall when I get on a bike I'm unfamiliar with power-wise. If facing up a hill I was told to hold the back brake that way my hand would be free to work the throttle. Facing down hill and you could use gravity for an extra push and the front brake is more effective in that position. Just make...
by JC Viper
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmet Fit : Pinched Cheeks?
Replies: 18
Views: 21883

Re: Helmet Fit : Pinched Cheeks?

the magnums are what i wear currently and the seem to fit more like sneakers than boots. i know when i ordered from totalmotorcycle was that they sent a return label if you want to return or exchange (the have slots to fill in different part numbers). i haven't bought anything in months but maybe it...
by JC Viper
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...
Replies: 46
Views: 12134

Re: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...

as long as the kindle version has pictures, those tend to be important for pointing things out... like graded roads or hazards. honestly, those car wash wipes, if still available, are great as they come in handy wipes with all the soap and water mixed on. or you could get one of them S100 bike clean...
by JC Viper
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmet Fit : Pinched Cheeks?
Replies: 18
Views: 21883

Re: Helmet Fit : Pinched Cheeks?

i wear construction boots that have deep aggressive tread that are slip resistant. then i found a pair of magnums that are boots but look like shoes and are light, comfortable and have a composite toe; lighter than steel toe, not as bulky and just as strong. no real need for motorcycle specific as h...
by JC Viper
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...
Replies: 46
Views: 12134

Re: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...

That's good to hear. So did ya get your chain adjusted and that your sprockets are in good order? I'd suggest you pick up a book called Proficient Motorcycling which can help you develop those skills when you're not riding by giving you great advice/ info. I found it taught me a few things that I wo...
by JC Viper
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...
Replies: 46
Views: 12134

Re: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...

Congrats on the new ride.

A loose chain can wear down the sprockets if left unchecked. Then that will be a major cost. If the bike has a center stand/ bike stand you can have a buddy who's done it before adjust the chain. The dealer usually charges an hour's worth of labor or a little less.
by JC Viper
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: New Smilies added! (March 4, 2011)
Replies: 7
Views: 1958

Re: New Smilies added! (March 4, 2011)

totalmotorcycle wrote:Yes, we have 2 now: (one each way) :shooting2: :shooting2b:

:revv: is great! Thanks for posting it. :)

If anyone would like to suggest any others, just post them here.

Mike
haha, now it looks like them two gunners are fighting a war against each other. Good for flame threads!
by JC Viper
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: New Smilies added! (March 4, 2011)
Replies: 7
Views: 1958

Re: New Smilies added! (March 4, 2011)

heh, I could've sworn the machine gunning smiley had been in the forum before. Better than the gangsta smiley with the uzi :ninja:
by JC Viper
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Of all the bikes you have owned which one was your favorite?
Replies: 28
Views: 8796

Re: Of all the bikes you have owned which one was your favor

My Vulcan 500 was my go to bike. I did pretty much everything with it. That included light off-roading, interesting attempt at snow riding, and dirt tracking when I managed to have found qualifiers tires for it. Every recent photo of it showed heavy wear and dents all over the place. I was adventuro...
by JC Viper
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...
Replies: 46
Views: 12134

Re: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...

It's original I give ya that... just that it's a bit overpriced for something that old. It's a comfy bike that makes decent power and gas mileage but the 500 wasn't known to wow anyone, even back then (yes I know I own a GPZ 900 and dealt with a GPz750).

Did you get to look at the GS?
by JC Viper
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...
Replies: 46
Views: 12134

Re: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...

You can find good clean low cost bikes on CL or local paper and many times it will be bikes mentioned because their owners want something newer with more power and they want to get rid of it so they can get a new bike for the summer. If the GS has 20k miles ask the guy about the most recent service ...
by JC Viper
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Brrrrr
Replies: 235
Views: 30664

Re: Brrrrr

sapaul wrote:Just got back from the cycle tour of SA. Some stages we were riding

43 degrees CELCIUS
Being more of a warm weather person, I'd take that over 5 degrees Celsius here in NYC.
by JC Viper
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Gas prices and Hummers
Replies: 177
Views: 51654

Re: Gas prices and Hummers

It's now $3.50+ here in NYC. some gas stations are at $3.39. On the plus side there's a 2 wheel boom going on as Scooters and motorcycles are in higher demand now. Well, here at least. I've been reading that more oil reserves are being discovered along with lifeforms that produce oil as a by product...
by JC Viper
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...
Replies: 46
Views: 12134

Re: First Bike: EX500, GS500, etc...

It looks like he got/ did a fender eliminator. The part where the license plate bolts on is supposed to be a long black plastic piece reaching to about the top quarter of the rear wheel except the rear turn signals remain unchanged. It looks pretty clean. in the back, now how about the front and the...
by JC Viper
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Ninja 250 Vs Ninja 500
Replies: 22
Views: 10472

Re: Ninja 250 Vs Ninja 500

A lot of people buy Ninja 500Rs as a cheap race bike as it can be found used, easy to modify and parts are abundant (for now at least). I hear they have their own class for racing.