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On 2/19/2019 at 7:35 PM, NateHitch said:

This is how she sits now as I try to figure out the turn signal wiring 0ebd6e7e7d43a8ac71bd4036467ff136.jpg

Flying Brick!

 

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My commuter for 5 years. Now just for fun. Tweaked with bigger carb, 180 alloy cylinder kit and exhaust.


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She need to ditch the cheap plastic Chinese crap an wrap her legs around some fine Italian steel.


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How have I not seen this thread before.

I own a 2016 Ninja 1000 (not to be confused with a ZX10) and a 2015 CRF250L

They both have pretty substantial mods, but probably not what you're thinking.

I'll explain the mods when I post pics later today or tomorrow.

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Quick question:  would a couple of these Kawasaki KLX140G (length = 78.9")

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fit in the bed of one of these (Toyota Tacoma Access Cab bed = 73.7")?  Would the tailgate have to be down or is it close enough that the front wheels could be canted and both bikes fit?

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I have a boner for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 but I've never gone and pulled the trigger on a bike because I'm familiar with my driving tendencies.  

That said, if I was going to go buy one, I wouldn't mind a KTM or a Suzuki.  Ducati would not be wise even though I've visited the factory in Borgo Panigale.

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On 4/16/2019 at 7:52 AM, jimmyjazz said:

Quick question:  would a couple of these Kawasaki KLX140G (length = 78.9")

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fit in the bed of one of these (Toyota Tacoma Access Cab bed = 73.7")?  Would the tailgate have to be down or is it close enough that the front wheels could be canted and both bikes fit?

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Tailgate would def. have to be down. You could probably fit one of these behind your bikes (you may be able to cant one bike at an angle and close the tailgate but I sort of doubt that):

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16 hours ago, texasdago said:

I have a boner for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 but I've never gone and pulled the trigger on a bike because I'm familiar with my driving tendencies.  

That said, if I was going to go buy one, I wouldn't mind a KTM or a Suzuki.  Ducati would not be wise even though I've visited the factory in Borgo Panigale.

If you're concerned about a heavy wrist on a bike, do NOT by a KTM Super Duke.

We ran a 1290 Super Duke R on our rear-wheel dyno in fourth gear to determine peak output from the big twin. We documented 154.66 hp at 9,960 rpm—up 2 hp at 60 fewer rpm than our 2017 model—and 92.55 pound-feet of torque at 7,390 rpm.

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30 minutes ago, BurntEyes said:

If you're concerned about a heavy wrist on a bike, do NOT by a KTM Super Duke.

We ran a 1290 Super Duke R on our rear-wheel dyno in fourth gear to determine peak output from the big twin. We documented 154.66 hp at 9,960 rpm—up 2 hp at 60 fewer rpm than our 2017 model—and 92.55 pound-feet of torque at 7,390 rpm.

Honestly, I would probably get some fart around 125 cc or so bike to scratch the itch but, yeah, its just not going to happen.  

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20 minutes ago, texasdago said:

Honestly, I would probably get some fart around 125 cc or so bike to scratch the itch but, yeah, its just not going to happen.  

When people who have never ridden ask me about getting a motorcycle I summit the following to them:

"Is there something deep in your soul, spirit or heart that absolutely commands you to get on a motorcycle? Is it compelling like a message from God or the universe?"

"No?"

"Then don't get one." 

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I rode competitive motocross in a pretty non-competitive manner as a teenager.  My will to live was too strong.  I want to get a couple of bikes (see the Kawasaki 140 models upthread) that my 15 YO son and I can go haul around the hill country.  Those should be plenty fun.

As much as I'd love a road bike, I'm just not gonna do it, at least until my kids are out of college and on their own.  Probably not even then.

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Okay I'm pulling a Brat as they are not upside down on my end


 

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Thought I'd join in.  I have a few bikes.  The one I ride consistently is a VStar 1300.  No more sport bikes for me - too hard on the knees.  I'm finding I'm enjoying going low and slow.  I'm restoring my father-in-law's 1970 Honda CB350 for my wife to ride.  It's currently in a gazillion pieces, but I start paint and reassembly next week.

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Check out the Yamaha Niken.

I said before that the major reason why I quit riding is because of all the rails in the San Francisco streets. You never really notice how much moisture is on the ground until you're on two wheels and you constantly ride over metal rails at an angle. This thing would eat up the San Francisco rails.

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I've got a 1983 Honda XL600R, a 2000 BMW R1150GS, and a 2018 BMW R1200GS.  All original owner.  I mostly go out and ride 100-300 miles in the country and forests north of The Woodlands, usually with a small-town cafe or BBQ joint as a destination.

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I mostly go out and ride 100-300 miles in the country and forests north of The Woodlands, usually with a small-town cafe or BBQ joint as a destination.


This is my favorite weekend activity. Wake up early and go chase historical markers and find some small city to grab a bite to eat. The Calimoto app is awesome, you can set destinations and round trips based on mileage and it'll set a route that focuses on backroads and avoids highways

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I certainly miss doing that, sold my ‘07 Ninja 650R two years ago once my second was born...after two straight years of only riding it to ROT and associated dead batteries, it was time to do what I always told my friends I’d do...get rid of it when I had young kids.

 

After watching all the weekend warriors play badass out at ROT, with their blinker on, both feet down past 10mph, abusing clutches, etc...it’s something you have to do regularly or not at all, at least if you want to stay sharp.

 

Of course they could be the same guys I always see riding down the very center of the lane, rear tires sliding all over on the oil/water slicks when they come to a stop at the light...simply don’t really pay attention.

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I rode to work yesterday. Ride there was nice, pleasant temps and little traffic. Ride home not so much. Weather app said high would be 89 but was 97 when I left. Think I hit every red light. I'll give it another week or two, should get better soon

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On 10/1/2019 at 8:58 PM, NateHitch said:

I rode to work yesterday. Ride there was nice, pleasant temps and little traffic. Ride home not so much. Weather app said high would be 89 but was 97 when I left. Think I hit every red light. I'll give it another week or two, should get better soon

I’m still rehydrating from the DGR. Soooooooooo hot

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It's not the riding in the summer that gets me when I ride to work, it's the half mile I have to walk to get to the gate. That's a lot more comfortable in shorts and flip flops than in pants and jeans.

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Went from being too fucking hot to ride to work to too fucking cold to ride to work with very little middle ground. In the very early planning stages of a trip to big bend and up through New Mexico and Colorado and back to Dallas. Current bike is fun but not suitable for that type of trip, have an eye on the BMW R nineT, that's a sexy bike!

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2 hours ago, NateHitch said:

Went from being too fucking hot to ride to work to too fucking cold to ride to work with very little middle ground. In the very early planning stages of a trip to big bend and up through New Mexico and Colorado and back to Dallas. Current bike is fun but not suitable for that type of trip, have an eye on the BMW R nineT, that's a sexy bike!

Yeah I was really pissed off this week. Why did we skip Fall this year?

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