Forum Replies Created
Why The Yamaha 2007+ FZ6 Fazer is a Great First Bike for Most Riders
I’ have ridden in 37 degree weather with my jacket on and it was fine. My neck and my gloves were another matter altogether.
No Auto dealership is ever fun. I like the name someone here used when they called them a “stealership”.
I was told to make sure you get your tires lifted off the garage floor also. You can buy lifters or you can use rugs to buffer the rubber from the cement.October 16, 2008 at 8:19 pm in reply to: new bike question: how much deposit did you put down? #13930
I got about 6% on my bike loan for my used Ninja from my credit union.
I can’t imagine laying down the bike at 40 mph and having the reaction time to jump on top of the bike. I was in an minor collision in February at a stop sign where I hit some ice and things happened fast at 15mph let alone 40 mph.
I’ve had a couple of guys on Harleys cut across me when I was making a left hand turn out of my street in my car. It was at night and neither used a turn signal. I saw them coming and my spidey sense told me they were about to do something stupid. They were both riding faster than they should be at night with only safety glasses for protection. If I wasn’t another rider there would have probably been a collision.
Had a minivan pull in front of me and slow down today. I hate that in the car but on the bike it’s really annoying.
Wife has zero interest in getting on the back. She has shown interest in getting a scooter. I’m not ready for a passenger anyway.
I haven’t ridden up to Lisle yet. My wife actually doesn’t want me riding on the Interstate. That was one of her conditions on me getting a bike. The castle looking hotel was probably Dumers.
I have been thinking about taking the ride up to Ogleby though. The Riders Choice dealership seems to have a good rep and I’ve heard it’s a nice ride. It’s state highways all the way though so my wife doesn’t have to wig out about the Interstate.
Not sure why I thought you were on a Rebel. I’m surprised the 650 wasn’t more comfortable at that speed. I actually live down in Bloomington but I have family up in Lisle that visit.
I’m surprised they were driving that slow. When I drive up in Chicago people are normally doing 75-85 regardless of the posted speed limit. Be careful out there you don’t have the acceleration you do in a car with the Rebel.
Checking his mirrors would have helped but who would expect the guy in the truck to not even stop?
I lock it when it’s parked in the garage also.
I know a guy who was riding in Florida (while lived in IL) and his helmet was cut off his bike at the chin strap. I don’t know what you would do with a strapless helmet but it does happen.
I think the hilly terrain in Nashville would have wigged me out when I was starting out but you learn fast when you have too. Welcome.
Prices should start falling as the weather gets cooler. I couldn’t wait for winter but I have been told thats the best time to buy a used bike.