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  • SmashinYourWaifuSmashinYourWaifu Posts: 595 ✭✭✭✭
    Its my first bike im cool copping a cheap no power bike. Im hard headed as fuck and dont feel like killing my self
  • MECCA1000MECCA1000 Posts: 2,729 ✭✭✭✭✭
    skpjr78 wrote: »
    Anybody have any info on tires? I need a rear. I got 4k miles out of a Bridgestone Battlax that came stock on the bike. It's a sport bike but i dont ride extremely hard. I've been up to the mountains but the rest of my miles have been on the highway. Im not a stunter or a racer even though I frequently open it up on I-20. Im trying to determine which tires to get. No need for the hyper sports. They are great for speed and performance but they dont last very long. Im not a track guy so I dont see the need for them. Im thinking of going with the sports touring line. Anybody ever run those on a sport bike? If so how did it work? Where can I get a good price on tires?

    The continental conti are a good tire day to day

    Michelin pilots are pretty much go to classics
    ... personal favorites

    Pirelli Diablo are solid but burn up quick
    Dunlop road smart.....heat up quick and stay sticky ....

    I'm mad that maxxis stopped making sport bike tires .... them joints was rock solid
    skpjr78
  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 23,435 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Y'all be careful on these bikes. I had a homie die tonight on one and another earlier this year
    skpjr78
  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,571 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm digging those Triumph bikes, they look real slick. I see a lot of people on them on the north side of Chicago
    water ur seeds
  • MECCA1000MECCA1000 Posts: 2,729 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm digging those Triumph bikes, they look real slick. I see a lot of people on them on the north side of Chicago

    I'm not a fan .... but they have a nice riding seating position of more upright .... making maneuverability better for city traffic ..... kinda like riding a street fighter style
    king hassan
  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 10,060 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aneed123 wrote: »
    Y'all be careful on these bikes. I had a homie die tonight on one and another earlier this year

    I must be an idiot because I know two people who have seriously fucked themselves up on bikes in my time, yet I've decided this year that I want to learn and get my motorbike licence. General biker opinion is that accidents tend to be due to bad drivers.
  • water ur seedswater ur seeds Posts: 17,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aneed123 wrote: »
    Y'all be careful on these bikes. I had a homie die tonight on one and another earlier this year

    I must be an idiot because I know two people who have seriously fucked themselves up on bikes in my time, yet I've decided this year that I want to learn and get my motorbike licence. General biker opinion is that accidents tend to be due to bad drivers.


    I partly agree, but my advice is that you have to always be reading the road though and assume that everything is against you... I think most accidents happen 2miles away from your home, so dont assume that just because you are nearly home that you are now safe and can let your concentration slack...

    But if you are at a set of traffic lights and car smashes into the back of you there not much you can do to prevent it, aside from keeping your break light on to let them know you arnt moving...

    I dont commute or ride every day on a bike as Im a fair weather rider, but Ive still had some major close calls and minor accidents at low speeds when I first passed...
    'The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.'

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  • skpjr78skpjr78 Posts: 7,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aneed123 wrote: »
    Y'all be careful on these bikes. I had a homie die tonight on one and another earlier this year

    I must be an idiot because I know two people who have seriously fucked themselves up on bikes in my time, yet I've decided this year that I want to learn and get my motorbike licence. General biker opinion is that accidents tend to be due to bad drivers.

    You only live once bruh and I refuse to live afraid. You can get fucked falling off a motorcycle just as easily as you can get fucked up slipping on soap in the shower. I know someone whose life was permanently altered by slipping on soap in the shower. If I gotta be fucked up like that give me a bike. You can keep the soap.
  • konceptjoneskonceptjones Old School Playa Posts: 12,895 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 1
    About to cop my first bike. Flipping between 250 and the 300. Copping gear too

    250cc or 300cc and you might as well get a scooter.
    i'm not sure which entity leaves people more abused and lost; the Porn Industry or Bad Boy Records.
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  • water ur seedswater ur seeds Posts: 17,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    About to cop my first bike. Flipping between 250 and the 300. Copping gear too

    250cc or 300cc and you might as well get a scooter.

    Yeah, I think if you are looking at a first sports bike Honda CBR500/600 are a good start...
    'The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.'

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  • skpjr78skpjr78 Posts: 7,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    About to cop my first bike. Flipping between 250 and the 300. Copping gear too

    250cc or 300cc and you might as well get a scooter.

    Yeah, I think if you are looking at a first sports bike Honda CBR500/600 are a good start...

    anything less than a 600 is a waste of time and money
  • water ur seedswater ur seeds Posts: 17,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    skpjr78 wrote: »
    About to cop my first bike. Flipping between 250 and the 300. Copping gear too

    250cc or 300cc and you might as well get a scooter.

    Yeah, I think if you are looking at a first sports bike Honda CBR500/600 are a good start...

    anything less than a 600 is a waste of time and money

    Not really, to get around town, especially European towns with smaller roads they can be handy to commute with... Plus zipping around on Mopeds is quite fun...
    'The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.'

    aUPgli.gif
  • skpjr78skpjr78 Posts: 7,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    skpjr78 wrote: »
    About to cop my first bike. Flipping between 250 and the 300. Copping gear too

    250cc or 300cc and you might as well get a scooter.

    Yeah, I think if you are looking at a first sports bike Honda CBR500/600 are a good start...

    anything less than a 600 is a waste of time and money

    Not really, to get around town, especially European towns with smaller roads they can be handy to commute with... Plus zipping around on Mopeds is quite fun...

    Mopeds =/= real bikes. Try again
  • water ur seedswater ur seeds Posts: 17,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2
    skpjr78 wrote: »
    skpjr78 wrote: »
    About to cop my first bike. Flipping between 250 and the 300. Copping gear too

    250cc or 300cc and you might as well get a scooter.

    Yeah, I think if you are looking at a first sports bike Honda CBR500/600 are a good start...

    anything less than a 600 is a waste of time and money

    Not really, to get around town, especially European towns with smaller roads they can be handy to commute with... Plus zipping around on Mopeds is quite fun...

    Mopeds =/= real bikes. Try again

    What are you on about??? What does that mean??? Mopeds are what we call scooters... I dont own one, I got a Harley and had superbikes, but Ive ridden scooters on holiday and friends ones when we where 16... Schitt even Lewis Hamilton gets round on one in Monte Carlo...
    'The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.'

    aUPgli.gif
  • konceptjoneskonceptjones Old School Playa Posts: 12,895 ✭✭✭✭✭
    skpjr78 wrote: »
    skpjr78 wrote: »
    About to cop my first bike. Flipping between 250 and the 300. Copping gear too

    250cc or 300cc and you might as well get a scooter.

    Yeah, I think if you are looking at a first sports bike Honda CBR500/600 are a good start...

    anything less than a 600 is a waste of time and money

    Not really, to get around town, especially European towns with smaller roads they can be handy to commute with... Plus zipping around on Mopeds is quite fun...

    Mopeds =/= real bikes. Try again

    You know scooters come with 600cc+ motors, right? BMW, Suzuki, Honda, and a few other companies make scooters like that these days. IIRC the biggest I've seen was 670cc on a Honda.
    i'm not sure which entity leaves people more abused and lost; the Porn Industry or Bad Boy Records.
  • skpjr78skpjr78 Posts: 7,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol at comparing a scooter to a sport bike. Even if they have similar engine displacement a scooter and a cbr are not the same. They are 2 totally different types of machines that were built to do 2 totally different things. The Z06 'vette and the caddy cts both use the exact same engine but they are completely and totally 2 different machines. Lol at thinking that a scooter with a larger engine is anything other than a scooter. As I said earlier mopeds =/= sport bikes. Try again.
  • water ur seedswater ur seeds Posts: 17,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Im not sure what the debate about scooters and bikes has got to here lol All I said was scooters arnt wack if you have a purpose for them, i.e commuting in towns like London or in Italy were they have a cult following, especially Vespas... Like I said even Lewis Hamilton commutes on one in Monaco or wherever hes at these days...

    Ive never had one, but Ive zip around on a couple 125 and 250's on holiday etc and they are quite fun... Though I wouldnt bother buying one personally...

    My first sports bike was a CBR600 before I got a Fireblade, if you were to get straight onto a Blade or GSXR after passing your test you would probably end up killing yourself, a the dude who taught me said one of his old students killed himself jumping straight onto in a 1000c Ninja trying to keep up with some other experienced riders... A 500/600cc Sportsbike is a perfect first sports bike imo...

    Each to their own though I guess...
    'The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.'

    aUPgli.gif
  • skpjr78skpjr78 Posts: 7,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Im not sure what the debate about scooters and bikes has got to here lol All I said was scooters arnt wack if you have a purpose for them, i.e commuting in towns like London or in Italy were they have a cult following, especially Vespas... Like I said even Lewis Hamilton commutes on one in Monaco or wherever hes at these days...

    Ive never had one, but Ive zip around on a couple 125 and 250's on holiday etc and they are quite fun... Though I wouldnt bother buying one personally...

    My first sports bike was a CBR600 before I got a Fireblade, if you were to get straight onto a Blade or GSXR after passing your test you would probably end up killing yourself, a the dude who taught me said one of his old students killed himself jumping straight onto in a 1000c Ninja trying to keep up with some other experienced riders... A 500/600cc Sportsbike is a perfect first sports bike imo...

    Each to their own though I guess...

    I totally agree with the bolded. 600 is the perfect beginners bike. I personally wouldn't start out on a 750. Starting on a liter bike is straight suicide.
  • skpjr78skpjr78 Posts: 7,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 23
    Just added a new slip on to the Fireblade. This bitch sound good as fuck and shes running even stronger. The engine can breath now and it's much more responsive. I saved about 15 lbs of weight by removing that big, heavy, ugly ass stock pos. That shit weighed 19 lbs and the new slip on weighs about 3. The size and weight difference between the 2 is crazy to look at and its immediately noticeable when riding. Shit was fast as fuck already but after losing about 15 lbs and breathing better shits just insane now.

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  • skpjr78skpjr78 Posts: 7,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 24
    MECCA1000 wrote: »
    skpjr78 wrote: »
    Anybody have any info on tires? I need a rear. I got 4k miles out of a Bridgestone Battlax that came stock on the bike. It's a sport bike but i dont ride extremely hard. I've been up to the mountains but the rest of my miles have been on the highway. Im not a stunter or a racer even though I frequently open it up on I-20. Im trying to determine which tires to get. No need for the hyper sports. They are great for speed and performance but they dont last very long. Im not a track guy so I dont see the need for them. Im thinking of going with the sports touring line. Anybody ever run those on a sport bike? If so how did it work? Where can I get a good price on tires?

    The continental conti are a good tire day to day

    Michelin pilots are pretty much go to classics
    ... personal favorites

    Pirelli Diablo are solid but burn up quick
    Dunlop road smart.....heat up quick and stay sticky ....

    I'm mad that maxxis stopped making sport bike tires .... them joints was rock solid

    Just put a set a Continental Motion tires on last week. They're sport touring tires which means I should get a lot more miles out of them then I got out of the sport tires and by all accounts they're pretty good tires. I got a crazy price of $180 for the set brand new. I was going to buy a single rear for $160 until I ran across that sale in a cycle gear catalog. I think now they're running a similar sale on Michelin's now if I'm not mistaken
  • skpjr78skpjr78 Posts: 7,201 ✭✭✭✭✭
    anybody going to myrtle beach?
  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,571 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Moms is trying to unload her bike for 2k.
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