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View Poll Results: Do you own a motorcycle?
Yes, and I ride whenever possible 80 73.39%
No, but I used to, and I miss it every day! 15 13.76%
No, never have, but maybe someday 12 11.01%
Motorcycles are death traps!! 2 1.83%
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January 17th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #31
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tremulant @ Jan 17 2009, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Wow, I'm impressed...Quite a few motorheads in here [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img] Jumkie, I am duly impressed. That is a nice collection of metal you've got there...
I love the Guy But I hate him for it!!!!!!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] No I get to ride some of them too that DRZ400 is a bad MotherF%$#er a little too fun. Jumkie disapears in the canyons when hes on it
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January 18th, 2009, 11:40 AM   #32
 
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Ive got a Kawasaki Z750, picture is on my profile, always had bikes, always will, love em!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

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January 18th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #33
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (roger-m @ Jan 17 2009, 03:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>and when im state side this is my baby [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]

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January 19th, 2009, 05:06 AM   #34
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Yes I own 7.
No I won't put pics up as they are already somwhere on here.
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January 19th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #35
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Yamaha YBR125 complete with very stylish L plates [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] which if all goes well i'll be able to take them off on the 19th of February and look for something else provided its restricted to 33bhp or not above a certain power/weight ratio for two years [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif[/img] .Ah well beats a car i guess. Anyone on here done there A2 practical or even DAS recently and wanna tell me how you found it?How was your examiner etc knowledge is power or something.v [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif[/img]

Oh and for anyone across the pond what does getting a license in America consist of?Do you have any restriction on what you can ride once youve passed?
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January 19th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #36
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Thom @ Jan 19 2009, 01:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Yamaha YBR125 complete with very stylish L plates [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] which if all goes well i'll be able to take them off on the 19th of February and look for something else provided its restricted to 33bhp or not above a certain power/weight ratio for two years [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif[/img] .Ah well beats a car i guess. Anyone on here done there A2 practical or even DAS recently and wanna tell me how you found it?How was your examiner etc knowledge is power or something.v [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif[/img]

Oh and for anyone across the pond what does getting a license in America consist of?Do you have any restriction on what you can ride once youve passed?
In california its the stupidest test ever at first you have to pass the written test which consist of pretty much common sense questions for any bike over 250cc's which is called an m1( the one for mopeds and motorized bicycles is a class m which i dont know what it consist of) once you pass the writen you get a permit good for a year which means you cant ride at night or on the freeways. once your ready for the test (from my experience ) you take the driven part in which a person supervises (presumibly government hired people who have never ridden a bike) they have two straight lines painted on the floor which go out like 20 yards then they curve into a small half circle and come back out to 20 yard straight lines(c=) to pass the test you have to stay in between the 2 lines at a speed no higher than 10 mph without putting your foot down or falling down if you do that you pass. I failed miserably because i was driving a suzuki gsxr 600 even the man supervising told me almost every person on a sport bike fails. Another option is to take a class run by an organization called the Motorcycle saftey foundation or MSF in which they instruct you on shifting braking and all the basics then you do the same test but they provide the motorcycles always tiny 250 cruisers or enduros, so mostly everybody passes. Since failing the test i have not tried again in a few days it will be three years ive owned my bike and i have put 23000 miles on it with out being penalized for a moving violation or getting in an accident. So F#$K the California Department of Motor Vehicles if they think i am not capable of riding a motorcycle. I am going to take the stupid class which cost about $200.00 and has a month long waiting list. The class is pointless it doesnt provide the skills necesery to ride a sport bike, theyre have been people who go out a week later and kill themselves but hey they died with a license. The government has to come up with a test specifically for sport bikes or just say ride at your own risk!
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January 20th, 2009, 11:52 AM   #37
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[quote name='The California Kid' date='Jan 20 2009, 02:50 AM' post='171996']
In california its the stupidest test ever at first you have to pass the written test which consist of

you take the driven part in which a person supervises (presumibly government hired people who have never ridden a bike) they have two straight lines painted on the floor which go out like 20 yards then they curve into a small half circle and come back out to 20 yard straight lines(c=) to pass the test you have to stay in between the 2 lines at a speed no higher than 10 mph without putting your foot down or falling down if you do that you pass.

[img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif[/img] Thats dumb isnt it?So as long as your slow speed control is good even though you cant negotiate junctions or have even the slightest roadsense you can have what you want!So when you get into a situation on your favourite twisties or when a car pulls out in front of you your test taught you nothing of any help to you [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif[/img] . In the practical test here you have to do a u-turn and emergency stop theres no specific slow ride excercise unless you havent had the oppurtunity to show you can control the bike at slow speed when your riding round during the test.But for the majority of the test your riding on the road for 35-45 mins and have to do so without making any "major" faults (missing a shoulder check or even dabbing a foot on the u-turn can you believe)cant believe how much harder the test is in the UK.I imagine i'd struggle to do a u-turn on GSXR600 though mate [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]
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January 20th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #38
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I Ride: The original
Forgot to mention, this is my other bike...very handy when I'm running late for work in the morning [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

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Well it made me laugh anyway
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January 21st, 2009, 08:42 AM   #39
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1 year to go before the youngest leaves school and gains his indipendance,then its back to the trikes for me.Should never have let the old one go. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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January 22nd, 2009, 12:21 AM   #40
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Austin @ Jan 17 2009, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Fine, I can be bothered.

My R6


You ever give that bike a name dude.
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