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Sportbikes Made for New Riders [2023 Edition]
awesome ^ makes me happy there are people who still give a rats ass about our rights! My dad is very proactive like that- I have a hard time because so many people just don’t care its like what the hell is the point- just move to where they aren’t so damn dumb!
ha ha ha I’m going to…I’m going to move! Thats action- I can only complain so much and still stay here! lol
I hate this state! its got cool stuff NY/DC/Philly the shore- the Pocono’s etc but hell no will I stay put here! I personally hate getting into politics and unfortunatley my personality makes me very ahem- volalitile so even day to day chorse can be a challenge because I refuse to back down- I’d be horrible in politics- but it might be something worth while to look into- I have to stay one more year so maybe I can get something rolling! The politicians are SOOOO corrupt here I don’t know how they even got into office- we just had a turn over though so maybe something will change.
I really need to get my permits straight here- a shot gun is on the agenda and I would like another 45. So I gotta get into it at some point!
I always put what’s been put in a machine… and in most cases its the good sheeet- its a performance machine might as well put performance fuel in it even if it hasn’t seen a track. [yet]February 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm in reply to: Whats the best wayto come to a stop at an intersection/stop sign? #24500
^ yep (well- healthy debate rather than argue no animosity here!)
thats what I mean. I’m not at all saying shit’s not gonna hit the fan. Cause we all know it has- and it will- especially in areas where you live- I live in Jersey so we have a lot of asshole drivers too
But if you are prepared by practicing quick braking and swerving clutch control and other lovely parking lot drills you reduce the likelyhood that you will panic and lose track of your rational thought/reactions. You’ll be automatic at smoothly braking to scrub off speed THEN swerving off to the shoulder etc etc etc instead of panicking- and trying to brake and swerve at the same time which is where you lose your traction.
If you are practiced in handling YOUR body and your reactions and your machine- other people may panic react but you can be confident in your abilities and your bikes abilities- you will know what you can and can’t do before you lose traction.February 10, 2010 at 12:17 am in reply to: Whats the best wayto come to a stop at an intersection/stop sign? #24485
I think the idea is that the panic carries a very negative tone to it first off and its definitely when your body locks up in a panic you don’t process (as you mentioned)… and when things outside your control happen that YOU don’t panic… you react with skills that you’ve perfected and honed instead of doing what you’re body knee jerk does- which is usually the exact oppoist of what needs to be done anyway.
To me the idea is that it isn’t a panic for me… its just reacting as I’ve trained- if I’m panicking- I haven’t trained to react the proper way. You’re absolutely right- no one can get every thing right all the time- its just not possible and there are just to many variables against us to get it right all the time. And mitigating the risk you are willing to take certainly is an important part of that process.
Its not about circumstances- its a about training, and for me in personally referring to a quick stop or an emergency stop as a panic stop I feel like I’m already setting myself up for (lack of a better word) failure.
E6000 is a pretty good industrial strength glue. not sure how well it does as far as ‘clear’ but if you don’t smear it all over the place its no big deal.
I paid 295 in jersey and that was through the Camden College. Riders Edge at the Harely was 305 or so- it was only a little more expensive.
check out the DMV MVC or what have you and local colleges.
lol I won’t disagree- my friend rode all the way across country on his Aprilla…it can totally be done but I’m a big fan of the right tool for the right job… and while it can be done- if I’m going to spend all that time in the saddle I’d prefer to have the right tool and I’m pretty sure Sophia aint it!
But I’m sure my cheap ass will be making some long trips on this bike just because I don’t want to buy a standard until I’m ready to consistenly go for long hours instead of just the once or twice a year *long* trip!
should be fun- I used to do long distance horse racing (50-100 miles in a day) and I ran cross country in HS (I know its not a marathon but training aint no joke!) and distance is like 90% mental and 10% phsycial…. lol. I love distance stuff very relaxing to me for some reason- zen like if you will.
Ugh I coudln’t imagine doing the iron butt stuff on a gixxer. Whew no thanks for me!!! more power to ’emFebruary 6, 2010 at 5:45 am in reply to: Whats the best wayto come to a stop at an intersection/stop sign? #24432
SantaCruz brings up a really good point… braking… and quick stop braking ( I try to not refer to it as panic braking- cause panic that means I didn’t practice enough!)…
you can’t do it in real life if you can’t do it in a more or less controlled setting of your choice… being able to downshift quickly and effectively will be key in a quick stop- esspecially since the car behind you may not see your sudden stop it may be necessairy to move quickly out of the way.February 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm in reply to: Whats the best wayto come to a stop at an intersection/stop sign? #24418
I always down shift as I’m slowing- I never DS at a light EVER- I don’t want to be fussing there at all- to many things going on that need my attention more than the shifting does-
I prefer to do so in a manner that allows for a bit of engine braking- probably downshifting sooner than others do… I’d rather be able to apply throttle if I need to and have the engine already moving rather than having it lugging and slow to respond… but all this probably has to do with the fact I drive a manual truck and you can’t get shit out of it at 1000-1500RPMs, so I’d rather roll in 3rd at 2500 than in 4th at 1500 so thats just habit… So I downshift in a manner to accomadate that.
although I had to break the coast to the light in neutral habit- which hasn’t been a difficult transition surpisingly enough.
I’m not familiar enough with the sound of my machine and and an engine that rolls at such higher RPMS yet to be super familar with shifting through- and truthfully the aftermarket exhaust isn’t helpful in allowing me to ‘hear’ when I shift. So unfortunately I’m about 50/50 on shifting based on sound and RPM’s…. I also think I shift WAY to soon going up and down lol. I see people talking about riding all day in 3/4 all day and to me that just seems weird- but I’m working on it!
From what I understand most 600’s cc and larger bikes never are in 6th on basic street/freeway riding- the powerbands are so much more different than what I’m used to it’s still a finesse point for me that needs a LOT of work!
your battery might be tapped- my roommates would charge but it didn’t have enough ump to turn the bike over… replaced the battery and voila no issues starting. Speaking of which I gotta go crank her’s today before we get plastered with snow.
psat that make sure your choke is adjusted properly…
and carbs get gummed up especially if you have a fuel issue.
past that- I got nothing I just remember those are the issues we covered with her bike. Good luck!
well- lucky me I am no way in hell going long distance on a CBR… just not my cup o tea.
Its looking a lot like I’ll be going to Indy Moto GP on back of said bike and I think its 9 hrs and that’ll be more than enough for me… I didn’t buy Sophia for touring for sure…
I supposed if I get a standard I’ll look into it for that- but till then it’ll be harbor freight or the rear wheel stand- depending on the welding! crack that friend whip ah aha I gotta bribe him with cookies or beer something!
yeah Crash has a great video on that… I saw a drill on it and it didn’t really sink in the pertenance of said drill till I watched his video…
I make sure I practice at ever light I get to *not* go straight but to stop already prepared for my turn.
VERY helpful… crash makes me laugh anyway so its even double better.
yeah someone on another forumn pointed out the harbor freight one.
and that it was ridiculously heavy for its size… both my bike and my roommates bike are only 400ish so weight isn’t an issue there for us.
definitly I’ll go with the harbor frieght one if I can’t get boyo to weld me up a rear wheel stand by spring when I’m going to be cleaning cleaning cleaning. I don’t have time to wait after that!
thanks for the comments!January 31, 2010 at 1:54 am in reply to: Am getting to ride my bike for the first time this weekend #24298
its was 17* high w/ a windchill in the single digits….
i wanna know how someone else’s ride went!!! details details details!!!
I would absolutely agree with that- no arguments here.
Just kind of annoys me that people personify and say its trying to kill someone- its just doing what it was built to do. Sophia is more sophisticated and requires more finesse than my roommates bike even though they are essentially the ‘same’ bike.
We name them for a reason lol !
(jealous you can carry every day- I live in jersey- I think one hollow point round is worth like 5 years- not even a gun just the round… don’t get me started on their lousy gun laws here :angry face!!! )