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Crash Course: How To Safely Fall Off A Motorcycle
supermedic … you are crazy ! opening you mouth and trying to pour a drink in there at 90 is dangerous!
I usually use my glove to fix the throttle at 90mph, so i can use both of my hands to take of my helmet… then i take a quick sip and put it back on.
On another note, make sure you put any alcoholic beverage in a paperbag, cops, and other drivers don’t react to kindly to seeing you sip a beer or vodka…
I have a cupholder on my tank
lol ….mpg or mph ?
prepare to be flamed
same here with my honda shadow 750 !
noise level is ok its actually quite pleasant … also no lift … really the only problem is that cool wind to my forehead and nose.
ok, it removed the spaces i inserted to make it look like a table ….. well try to imagine a matrix above
Ben, mine has the chin guard too, but i tried with and without and it does not seem to make a difference. In this cold weather the windblast even makes my eyes water (not safe!!).
A baclava will keep me warm but i really would just like to reduce that wind!
I have a windshield but usually ride without it. How does not one else have that problem? maybe its my riding position? It is probably made for sports bikes.
Ask your local paint shop to cover your bike in a clear coat top to bottom! Even the tires (so they don’t dry rot!). Don’t listen to Elwood and make sure you coat your breaks in anti corrosive, it will allow your breaks to last much much longer! Also you can disassemble the clutch and coat the plates with anti corrosive also.
Once you ahve done that preparation buy an oversize fish tank and fill it with a clear oil based lubricant. Submerge your bike in it and enjoy! It will never rust wear or … actually do anything!
(this is what happens when Phil gets bored at work …)
lol … so I was going to see what happens when I run out of gas! and How far I can get.
So Yesteraday it happened … loss of power etc … so cool as I am I reach down to flip the switch and now the engine is completely off … I try to restart but nothing … so I pull over and check out the switch ….
Apparently I was riding on reserve since I bought the bike! Great … now im pulled over with an empty tank. Lucky me there is a gas station about a quarter mile up the road. So I get up and push the motorcycle to the gas station.
Sweaty and with a full gas tank I now know that I get about 163miles out of my 3.7 gallon tank !!
(shadow spirit 750 c2)
I just went through the whole transaction …
please explain what you mean by “Blank” pink slip … did he hand you an empty pink paper or the pink slip with vin and everything on it?
Is it printed on “official” looking paper (kind of tax-return-check looking).
If it is indeed a real title (pink slip)
Check the current owner section and the Lean section and tell us what it says (not details .. just if something is there).
The way this is supposed to go is:
Current owner discloses all damages to the bike to you and checks a box in the back including the Odometer and signs it.
Then you sign it.
Now its yours!
Take the title to the DMV and together with a avidavit of sale (some dmv form) they will make you pay sales tax (in NY, not sure about other states)
If there is a Lean on the vehicle make sure you also get the lean realease from the previous owner or the financing company can technically take your bike if HE does not pay!
Take the lean release along to the dmv!
I knwo this is a lot of info, ask if you need more help
I would not go as far as calling the rear break useless, 25% of breaking force is still 25%!
Makes all the difference between hitting something at 20mph or being able to stop right in front of it!
I do not understand!
First of I am glad you are ok and commend your skills!
Ok, Cold air will harden the rubber of your tire a little bit and therefore they will grip less, however you ahve been riding for about 60 miles and rolling friction will warm your tires.
However 9C is not cold, 9C is 50F. For you as a rider of course 50F is cold but for oils, water and rubber there should not be much of a difference between 70-60-50F, besides the effect from above.
Also, the pavement approaching a traffic light has more oils and buildup since cars usually stand still on it.
If I am completely off track on this one, could someone explain it to me?
Thanks for all the feedback.
I am currently at around 160 and still have not used the reserve.
I ride mostly highway at 75+ and since my shadow (or any 750) does not have a 6th gear I think my rpms are quite up there. In a carburetor vehicle that burns a lot of gas right?