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Crash Course: How To Safely Fall Off A Motorcycle
It sounds like you are respecting the power of your bike alot. A 1200 Lightning though, I mean, for real a 1200? Why not a lowered 250? As long as you don’t think your bike is a mistake, you shouldn’t care about what other folks think. Do you think if you had a smaller bike your two incidents maybe would not have happened? Whatever, as long as your as safe as you can be, enjoy your ride.
I work a little with photoshop and I would say very nice work. The only thing I would change is the red logo and maybe the green body to a different color. How long did it take you? I’ve done something similar with pics of my 250. I was going to wrap it at one point but gave up. Anyway, great job.
Better to hang head in shame than on hood of car – Ancient Chinese Proverb
I googled “how to winterize a motorcycle” and am glad I won’t have to do any of it. If you are going to really put it away for the winter then fill the tank up and add seafoam or sta-bil or whatever. Also, drain the floats, change oil, lube cyclinders, etc, etc. If it was me, I would just warm the bike up every now and then and take it out around the block if the weather permits.
Get the guy you bought it from to sign the title over to you. Go to dmv. Pay your tax, get tag. New title will be mailed to you. Ride safe.
50 F isn’t mind numbing cold and I wouldn’t think it would have that much impact on tires griping the road. Is it possible you locked the wheel over something on the road? Anyway, glad it was only a pucker moment and nothing worse.October 22, 2008 at 3:59 pm in reply to: favourite bikes (OMG someone lock away my credit cards !!!!) #14184
Yikes! Is that a freakin transformer?
Could be a bum battery or charging system. If the battery connections are good and tight, try a trickle charge overnight or like Budd said, push start it. If charging it doesn’t work I would get a new battery or at least take your old battery to autozone or the like and have them test it. Hopefully it’s just your battery and not something that requires a trip to your mechanic.
You disagree with nothing on this site. There is nothing wrong here. These aren’t the droids your’e looking for. Jedi mind trick not working, eh? That is a crap load of miles you rack up there. I don’t even put half of that on my car much less my bike. You gotta have some good stories / advice with that kind of riding. Welcome to the forum!
I wonder what words came spewing from your mouth after that little snafu?
I think Phil went into riding with some notion that it is the most dangerous activity in the world. I don’t think he is over confident, he just made a mountain out of a mole hill and found out it’s not that bad. Your “scary” moment won’t be a result of your actions if you keep your wits about you. It will most likely come from some cager prick that probably shouldn’t be on the road in the first place. Just lessen your chances of becoming a statistic by riding safe because they are out to get you. Specifically you Phil. Be safe.
You should shop around. $1180 sounds a bit much. I’m paying around $400 a year with rape farm, uh I mean state farm. I didn’t shop around but I’m sure I could get it cheaper. Unless your driving record is in the crapper, you should look else where.
Shooting this prick would be to easy. He needs it slow……
“Hopefully I dented the panel and scared the shit out of that dipstick”
Reading that made me feel good. Wish I had the nads to do that but I usually just pull over when that kind of stuff happens.
The 250 Ninja sits more like a standard than a sport bike. You won’t be “humping” the tank on the 250. I’ve sat on a Vulcan and found it uncomfortable. Legs and arms too stretched out for me, but that’s why they make different kinds of bikes. You are just gonna have to sit on a buch of ’em. Either the Vulcan or the Ninja would make a geat first bike.