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Crash Course: How To Safely Fall Off A Motorcycle
you know, since I started riding, I don’t have a car! it’s been a little more than a year and a half!!! I do borrow a car only when is raining nonstop, but other than that, I just go riding. college, work, doctors appointments, you name it. when I’m little tired, I just rest on the gas tank (gsxr 600). do you think riding is addicting? ……. keep it safe and enjoy it!
there was a topic where someone post this link. on the page it says that if you blip it to the redline and blue/grey smoke comes out, it means wear on the engine. then, you have to put a white paper in front of the exhaust and blip it again. if oil comes out, it means excessive wear on the engine.
it’s true what you’re saying about florida because i live in miami, but the extreme leaning angles are for the track. besides, what if you like speed? anyway, the street is just to go places not to drag the knee or trying to maximize your leaning. I own a gsxr 600 and I love it. like Bad Company song says “i can’t get enough…” even though I’m full of sh*t because I ride it hard, I’m always thinking what I said. hopefully, I will be hitting the track soon.
I forgot to tell you that I also put a disc lock and I have a cover. the perimeter sensor tells you right away when someone goes near your bike, so you have time to react. besides, I parked the bike where I can see it, so I know who goes near it and I can see his intentions. I didn’t a qoute with an insurance for my bike and if you want the insurance to pay for the bike if it gets stolen, it is stupidly expensive. maybe I did something wrong, but with the money they were charging I could easily buy another bike in a year and a half.
an alarm with a pager. it’s best thing you can do for your bike. someone tried to steal mine, but since I had a disc lock, they couldn’t take it. they broke the top triple tree. I couldn’t ride for a month. after I fix it, I bought an alarm. I read that scorpio alarms are one of the best in the market, so I went for it. it’s kind of expensive, but it’s the best invesment someone can do. now I can sleep better. I bought the sr-i900 through ebay. it included a perimeter sensor and a ingnition disable. the perimeter sensor detects movement around the motorcycle, so if anyone starts walking towards your motorcycle, it starts warning and if they keep walking, the alarm goes off. the ignition disable works when someone try to hot wire the bike, it set the alarm off and turn the engine off. it also has tilt and shock motion. besides, every time the alarm goes off, it tells you what is happening in the pager. look it up and see if it fits your needs. I’m very happy with it because it does everything it says.
when I saw how he was getting on the bike, I smelled trouble…
I dont usually use the high beam unless Im riding on the highway at night. you shouldn’t use your high beams because when you want to alert someone that didn’t see you, how are you going to do it? I have used them to alert people a couple of times because people in miami tend to do everything except pay attention to the road. so the high beams should be your secret weapon. besides the high beams, revving your engines should be your granades. I remember one time a truck was changing lanes and he was getting closer to mine, so I anticipate he was not going to see me. guess what? even though I kept my distance enough to if he was getting on my lane nothing would have happened, I revved the engine anyway to alert him that I was there. he returned to his lane and lightly hit the breaks. hopefully he would check better next time because it looked I scare the shit out of him.
I can’t see the link because I’m at work, but by the replies it looks like a big bike. look, I bought a 2002 gsxr 600. it’s my very first bike. I believe everything comes down to you. if you are irresponsible, it doesn’t matter if you have a big or a small bike because 30, 40 or 50 mph is the same in a 250 and a 600. almost every accident is the rider’s fault. put it like this “a hammer is a useful tool, but in the hands of a murderer is a dangerous weapon.” you have to be aware of the power that a 600 has, so you need some throttle control. I’ve been happy riding with no drama yet. once the bike is running, the weight doesn’t matter. I rather have power and use it at will than want it and don’t have it. just be safe and resposible.
is Elwood going to be the vice president of the website?
nice. I should get two of those. one to open it and the other one to close it…
120 mph means business. the way the air pushes you is just crazy unless you’re laying on your bike. if you want to go fast, get a GSXR because it’s the most powerful by the dollar, BUT if you want to impress people, dont get a bike. you’re just going to kill yourself by trying to be cool. I have a gsxr 750 and it’s my first bike. I’ve been riding for 3 or 4 months and I haven’t drop it YET. once, I put it on the floor on purpose to see if I can pick it up (I was with a friend and his dad) and it’s not an option. anyway, don’t try to be cool. it’s not worth it. I bought my bike because I’ve always like speed. when I do stupid shit, I do it when no one is around, so I only put myself in danger. anything you decide to buy, always respect your bike and be a smart rider by not pulling any bullshit on the street. there is a jungle out there and only the smart ones will survive. the strong ones will get run over…July 14, 2009 at 11:46 pm in reply to: Out with the old…in with the new! (well, new to me, anyway…) #20623
miami gets a little hot with all this humidity, but man that’s not a problem. when it’s getting hot, you just have to twist the throttle a little bit more I wish I had my motorcycle running, so I’ll be riding 24/7 rain or shine. at least, I have all the parts already. if I get the alarm before this weekend, I’ll be fixing it this weekend. otherwise, I’ll have to get through another boring ass weekend playing poker after midnight.
a traffic cam? funny. nah, my friend took it.