Wednesday, 08 June 2011
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I saw in GW's recent (awesome) thread that he's a fan of bikes. I am as well and I was wondering if anyone else here is. I currently have a 1979 Yamaha 400XS that almost runs, and am looking into a 2003 Suzuki SV 1000 S (anyone have any thoughts on this bike?). What do you ride?
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":11e4xa3e]I saw in GW's recent (awesome) thread that he's a fan of bikes. I am as well and I was wondering if anyone else here is. I currently have a 1979 Yamaha 400XS that almost runs, and am looking into a 2003 Suzuki SV 1000 S (anyone have any thoughts on this bike?). What do you ride?[/quote:11e4xa3e] I'm into motocross and supermotard style bike and my next one will be a KTM 990SM [img:11e4xa3e]http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/2009_KTM_990_SM_R.jpg[/img:11e4xa3e]
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I am! I don't have a bike yet, but my dream bike is a Triumph Street Triple. [img:fbn7qf4i]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_S3rz7oekHqs/TRdwTcL7cCI/AAAAAAAABOk/sbdMsOlmuls/s1600/Triumph%252BStreet%252BTriple%252BR%252Bpict2.jpg[/img:fbn7qf4i] [img:fbn7qf4i]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/2669751944_5e0da97b95_o.jpg[/img:fbn7qf4i] The Daytona is really cool, too. Especially the white and blue special edition. [img:fbn7qf4i]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5_ewoocjMX0/TQIFwgGzodI/AAAAAAAABIk/knHXvMwNJiI/s1600/%2528+2010+%2529+NEW+TRIUMPH+DAYTONA+675+SE+1.jpg[/img:fbn7qf4i] But my first bike is probably gonna have to be something cheaper, like a 2000-ish Kawasaki ZZR 600 or a Honda CBR 600F or something.
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It's painful to hear, but get a slow bike to learn on, and take a safety training course. I scared myself with my yammy when I first took it out (first time on a bike ever, no training, no experience) and it is not a powerful bike at all! The safer you get into it, the more fun it is! :) Get some experience, then get your Triumph! :D I don't want you to become a statistic! ;) That's a pretty big dual-sport GW --> 990cc? Looks like fun though! What do you ride now? Do you take your current bike on long trips?
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Well, the training in Norway is pretty extensive. I think it's something like 15-20 mandatory driving lessons, including a long-ish trip (I think it was about 70 miles) and 3 hours of driving on a gokart track. I don't know the Canadian system, but in Norway you can't just get a trainers permit and go out and ride on your own. The bike I trained on was a Kawasaki Z750. It actually has exactly the same amount of horsepower as the Street Triple (the first two pictures), 106. It's only 675ccm, so it's not a superbike or anything. :mrgreen: I'm not an expert rider yet, but I'm 100% confident I can handle the Street Triple. It's very similar to the Z750 i trained on, only easier to ride (or so I've heard), lighter, and cooler looking. :D But thank you for your consern. :wink: Edit: Oh, and by the way... Here in Norway, if you're under 21 (I'm 20 1/2) AND you've had your motorbike license less than 2 years, there's also a horsepower limit of 34 horsepower. So I can't get the Street Triple yet anyway... :P
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I have a 2004 Kawasaki Vn2000 cruiser. Two litres of torque. My wife rides a 2006 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive. Tried adding pics but it wouldn't let me!
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Yeah, I got my bike licence in less than a month total. One quick 30 min multiple choice test and (once I got a bike) a 10 min riding test. No limit to size or power of bike, I could have ridden a 'busa with my learners if I wanted to, so I would say Norway is a little more strict. :P It's changing here though, starting in two weeks. Manditory riding course, graduated licence, etc. Just looking out for ya. 8) Looks like you're good to go though! When do you turn 21? Aqsw, those are both monster rides! That two-liter bike weights over DOUBLE what the SV 1000 I'm looking at does! That must be some beast to ride! Even that scooter is heavier! :shock: I wanted a sport-tourer for that exact reason - it's light! :) I don't want to have to heft around 800 lbs if I don't have to! :P (And did you try using photobucket to post a link to your pictures? That might be easier than trying to attach them to your post.)
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":2txa7ca0]That's a pretty big dual-sport GW --> 990cc? Looks like fun though! What do you ride now? Do you take your current bike on long trips?[/quote:2txa7ca0] I only like "big singles" as opposed to 4 in line bike engines, I like the massive torque you get from them more than the top speed that sport bikes offer, I figure that there is never enough road to enjoy a bike at say... 160 - 180mph and it is also deadly dangerours, hence I get my thrills from powerful bikes that give you immediate thrust and are great for the twisty narrow roads we get down here. My current bike is a Yamaha XT660X Supermotard as in the pic below [img:2txa7ca0]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/xt660/DSC00300-1.jpg[/img:2txa7ca0] But I also owned a fully kitted racing honda 450 "motard" as in this video of me racing and ahem... unfortunately losing at the very last lap :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_DgSwMZliM
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I'm a motorbike fan too ! :mrgreen: At 16 yo I got my first one, a Sherco HRD 50 SM : [img:12n19wdh]http://files.gnutix.net/ftp/corran/moto.jpg[/img:12n19wdh] Then at 18 I get (and currently own) a Kawasaki Ninja 250R : [img:12n19wdh]http://files.gnutix.net/ftp/corran/kawasaki_ninja_250r/petites/02.jpg[/img:12n19wdh] And my dreambike for, I hope, in about two years, an Honda CBR 600RR ABS 2010 Limited Edition : [img:12n19wdh]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FKPYCJ-KJAc/SwcxoFIGvUI/AAAAAAAADno/FD4IJwI0oiM/s1600/2010-Honda-CBR600RR-ABS-side11-500x324.jpg[/img:12n19wdh]
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":f4uiwcsx]Just looking out for ya. 8) Looks like you're good to go though! When do you turn 21?)[/quote:f4uiwcsx] No problem. :wink: I turn 21 october 18.
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[quote="Grand Wazoo":2b3xb6e2]I figure that there is never enough road to enjoy a bike at say... 160 - 180mph and it is also deadly dangerours ....... But I also owned a fully kitted racing honda 450 "motard" as in this video of me racing and ahem... unfortunately losing at the very last lap :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_DgSwMZliM[/quote:2b3xb6e2] Agreed with the stupid-fast bikes, although it's so flat here and the roads are so straight that you can take them up to top speed easily (if not legally). I've known people that have done it, but I don't think it's smart. That was [b:2b3xb6e2]you[/b:2b3xb6e2] racing?!?!? That was intense! I watched that through my lunch break with a coworker. It looks like SO much fun! :D
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Yes that was me racing, and yes it is very funny, the guy with the number 825 was on a mission, he played dirty, cut me off, booted and elbowed me all throughout the session, kept cutting corners but that unfortunately is how you win those races, my riding was a bit more considerate of others but he was ruthless. It happens. :)
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Well I got myself my new (to me) bike! 2004 Kawasaki Z750. WOW! :shock: What a blast! And I have to appologize to you GW - I picked the bike up from a town a little better than an hour away and there were some very straight roads and I *might* have broken the speed limit *slightly*. :oops: i don't want to turn into one of "those guys" but it is just too easy on that thing! Pictures coming perhpas tomorrow. Gotta take time away from riding somehow. :?
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Just got back from a 7 day (3100 miles) trip. Went through Glacier national Park, Yellowstone, and Beartooth Pass (11300 ft.) We had a great time. That scooter really moves!
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