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  • in reply to: What’s faster, motorcycle or bicycle? #28904
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    I’d submit that there’s actually only minor differences between their bikes, with the advantage going to the bicycle the tighter it gets (due to weight mainly).

    Road bikes? Just watch Tour de France coverage for the answer — bicycles hands-down. Of course that’s comparing a BMW touring rig with pillion carrying a huge video camera, but hey, I’ll take it how I can get it.

    in reply to: Honda 250 sporty? #28711
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    in reply to: Which one to pick #28709
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    If I had 5-G’s burning a hole in my pocket, I’d pick one up (a used S-40 and a kit). One of my must-have bikes.

    in reply to: Time to trade my Kawa Ninja… for what??? #28694
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    I’ve seen picks… I like.

    in reply to: my bike became off when change the gear from nutreal to 1st #28669
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    There’s a switch on the kickstand that kills the engine if the kickstand is down and the bike is in gear. If the stand is up and this is happening, it may be that the switch is faulty or even just dirty.

    in reply to: Attack page? #28653
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    I have no problems or warnings when accessing from home, but at work I get an “Access Denied” screen because the site has been flagged as containing viral code.

    in reply to: As it gets cooler please watch out for deer! #28652
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    Sure. They make the sound they’re advertised to make. Does that scare the deer? Usually not.

    Looks like your gear did it’s job. Time to retire it and replace.

    BTW – is that a Shoei XD3?

    in reply to: Kawasaki new 2011 models! #28605
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    THough I’m loathe to pay the insurance on a liter bike, I really like the look of that Ninja 1000.

    in reply to: To ride in a group, or not to group ride… #28584
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    …and want to do something absolutely incredibly wonderful, try hooking up with a local chapter of the Patriot Guard.

    in reply to: To ride in a group, or not to group ride… #28581
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    You should ALWAYS ride your own ride and not let others dictate your pace (especially anything faster than what you’re comfortable with).

    I’ve done 3 group rides. Two of them were MASSIVE memorial rides (80+ bikes), and just took over the roads. Pace was easy, as the goal wasn’t so much fun… The third was one I organized and led myself, and was only 6 bikes. Again, pace was easy, a beginner-friendly ride (though there were some non-beginners there), just a cruise to see some new areas. Otherwise, my rides have been alone, and I really prefer that to the large groups (though those rides were very impactful).

    What has worked out well out here is the “bike nights” that have been organized. Essentially, it’s just designating a place to meet up for socializing and food (sometimes it’s the local Krispy Kreme, sometimes a restaurant), and some people like to meet up for group rides before and after. But it’s varied from 10 to 30+ bikes parked in the lot each time.

    in reply to: Heated Grips? #28577
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    Oxford Heaterz (I got them through http://www.lockitt.com). Easy install, hooks up directly to the battery, 4 heat settings (I’ve never gone higher than the second setting yet), and will shut themselves off if the battery dips below 11.5 volts (so if you leave them on, it won’t drain your battery). The most difficult part of the whole install was bonding the throttle grip onto the tube. I’ve been running them for almost 2 years now, and they’re great.

    in reply to: Whats yalls opinion? #28569
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    Take a look at the V-strom, Triumph Tiger, BMW FG800…

    in reply to: Whats yalls opinion? #28558
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    That’s the faired one. And it does have an almost-racing-sport position, though it can fairly easily be modified for a more upright position (raised clip-ons and longer throttle cables and brake lines). The SV650 uses risers and bars, but is not faired. The Ninja 650 seems to be more what you’re looking for — the fairing plus the more upright position. Also the GS500f, though it seems you may be looking for something with a little more oomph. You might also look at some of the sport-touring bikes out there, though they tend toward the 1200cc+ category.

    in reply to: Riding in the fall… #28527
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    I’ll ride through the winter, though I pick and choose my days. I’ve ridden while it’s snowing (got home just as it was starting to stick on the road), but not when there’s snow on the ground. Ice… Nope. The worst, though, is fog. Freezes to the visor instantly and then it’s a white-out. Scary stuff.

    in reply to: Best gloves for protection – any advice? #4567
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    I’d give that site a look. Check out the reviews over there.

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