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Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by opladener, Apr 10, 2010.
Here is my 15 years old Hornet.
Been away from this thread for an awful long time.
XJ1300 not available in the US. I really like that bike. We have the FJ1200, though, and Suzuki's old Katana, the GSX 1100, was available here as well. Thos three are among my favorites of the big air-cooled bikes. If someone said they'd give me one of them, I'd take the Katana. I always liked the looks of that bike!
I was out riding it two days ago. The snow had melted enough for a decent ride
in the sun. I had to move it from one garage to another and used the opportunity
to take a spontaneous 40-mile run across the city. It got fairly cold towards the end though when the
sun went down at 4pm.
It may just have been my final ride since I'm thinking of selling it come March or April.
After riding bikes for almost ten years I've lost the interest for it. It might come back
after a break.
I'm not sure I grasp the concept.......
In all truth, it's not like I'm a life-long rider. I'm coming up on 59, I've ridden borrowed bikes for quite a while, but nowhere near what could be called frequently. I didn't own a bike until 2007. Still, it's my daily driver, which you can do in Florida year round. That one or two days every two or three years when we get ice, I do something else. When it rains, I have rain gear. If I need more than 50 bucks in groceries I drive, otherwise it's the bike. When the grandkids are around we drive, I can't take them on the bike, not even one at a time - just not big enough yet.
I owned a 1998 Yamaha Virago XV1100S while I was studying abroad. Oh how I miss her!
Pics are from different times with changing tank emblems:
Complimentary sound clip with the Cobra Slash cut mufflers
For anyone that has a 600-650cc, what kind of fuel economy do you typically get? Do you have to put premium in these or will they run on regular?
I typically get about 44 miles to the gallon on 87 octane (Regular) on my KZ 650.
Speaking of which here's a recent pic of it.
@stonesfan129 -- Common advice is to buy premium if it's the only option for ethanol-free fuel. Motorcycles are typically carbureted instead of fuel-injected and ethanol may cause damage in the fuel system over time. You're only buying maybe two or three gallons per stop and most bikes do around 50mpg or more so you shouldn't notice the extra cost.
My Ninja produces 144hp/L (8-valve 14,000RPM 2-cylinder) but still takes regular, and at least a couple stations near me offer ethanol-free regular. It's a 250cc instead of a 600, but I get 60mpg without trying, and more than 80mpg when I've used it for commuting. 0-60mph like a BRZ/FR-S/86 and better fuel economy than a Prius.
I came here from your thread in the Rumble Strip. The MSF course is the best place to start; in WI you can even take your riding test in the class instead of bothering with the DMV. For gear I recommend looking at Duluth Trading Company's fire hose pants, which are touted as relatively indestructible and are probably more comfortable than leather. Jeans are kinda worthless protection, though I used to just accept that.
Just wondered. I buy the ethanol-free premium in my car. Car runs better with it. Ethanol clogs up the fuel system over time, it should be a crime to sell it.
Hi guys random question.
Does anyone ride a Honda CM125 or CB125? And do you know how much pressure should be coming from the crankcase breather pipe?
I ride a HD swap meet special
It is a 1986 FXWG that l devo-d into the FLH it wanted to be
86 was the last year HD put a factory kick start on a bike,
it only has 130,000 miles on it, but l'm working on that
I've been on GTPlanet for a long time now but this is my first time on the motorcycle side of things. Fittingly I've been into cars for years but have only recently grown a passion for motorcycles. I wish I had gotten into it sooner becauae I could have gotten my endorsement and started riding, but I'm going to college in a few weeks and won't be able to chase that now.
Anyways, this is a family bike, my grandfather bought it and it's been handed down to my father and hopefully to me eventually. It's a 1967 Triumph T100C, the 500cc single carb high pipe model. I dont know what's good for a bike but it only has 8,000 miles. To me in relation to cars that seems very low but again I don't know for a bike. It hasn't run in close to ten years but I plan on getting it back in riding shape whenever I'm home. Tell me what you think.
Got my first street bike today. 2007 SV650S. Has a bunch of things I need to fix or replace, but it runs and rides good. I love it so far, just wish it were in better condition. Kinda wish I would've kept my truck, but I wanted a bike and my dad said he wanted someone to ride with, so here we are. I still have my grandfather's truck, so no worries. Just gonna miss my Toyota since it was my frist vehicle.
I don't but I use to.
My last motorcycle was a Suzuki Bandit 1200.
If I decide to buy another motorcycle, I'd consider the Triumph Truxton R.
Strange, I had a dream last night that someone wanted to buy my motorcycle. My garage was full of motorcycles. Suddenly I noticed this thread on the main page of this forum.
I love that this thread is still alive and kicking... Since 2010, I actually got a CBR600F in the end, then I went full nutter/superbike and then owned a CBR900RR FireBlade and now a CBR1000RR Fireblade.
Man, I love riding! Hope you guys are still biking too...!
Few of us out on the Ducatis
When suddenly a wild ZX10R appears Nice ride
Trying to get my knee down but need to practice a bit more
Just discovered this topic. Already have my motorcycle license since my 18th which is about 30 years ago. Then driving all seasons to the military base in Germany with a Yamaha Virago....brrr cold in winter....Then a period of kids, little money etc. Had to sell the bike But then about 10 years ago bought a Honda Shadow ACE750. Because of some luck in my work and a bonus system I was able to buy a brand new bike in 2010. See pic. With over 85K on the ODO I can say we have had a lot of adventures together. Most of the times together with a group of other Dyna FatBob enthusiasts.
So besides my Simracing and car racing hobby this two wheeler is my other passion/addiction.
Got my motorcycle license at age 31 after attending a Motorcycle Safety Foundation weekend class. Two weeks later, I bought my first bike.
Meet my 2016 Honda CBR 300R. Around 30 hp and 20 ft-lbs of torque, weighing in at 357 lbs wet.
Even with all the yellow, people still pull out in front of me as if I don't exist.
There's currently over a foot of snow outside and my bike is safe in my parents' garage 50 miles away. I live in an apartment and the wife refuses to let me bring it inside
Those are pretty good beginner bikes. My buddy has one. He loved it for a while, but I think he's gotten tired of the power already. He rode my SV, and he's been trying to get something bigger ever since.
I put 3k miles on it and I'm not impressed with the power anymore, but it's more than enough to accelerate faster than most traffic. Sometimes I dream of having a twin or inline-four with lots of power, but the 300R is a solid package. I had my eye on the KTM Duke 390 for a while and now Kawasaki is replacing the 300 with a 400 which is awesome. I'm waiting to see what Honda comes up with to replace my bike.
Look at the second gen SV650's and SV650S's. Tons of torque because of the V-Twin. They don't have too much top end, but they're reliable, fun as hell, and cheap.
Just a CBR125R at the moment, roll on next year when I can get something bigger!
The question says bike????? Why are moto/cross and motorbikes on the thread lol a bike is pedal powered ...honestly!
Pedal this mate
Leidsche Rijn tunnel?
Ketheltunnel, between Beneluxtunnel and Delft. But I see why you thought that!
my dual sport.