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Old 12-07-2018, 08:06 PM   #1251 (permalink)
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Time to see if I remember how to ride.


Nice ride, good luck with it.

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Old 12-28-2018, 09:54 AM   #1252 (permalink)
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Good luck buddy. I hope you post progress pics. I've had two of those and really really liked them!
Finally got the chance to work on this. Had to do a home renovation etc. Issues with floods this summer blah blah blah

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Ya! Solid win
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:17 PM   #1254 (permalink)
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Thanks.

Well I haven't taken it for a test ride. I need a rivet link for the chain. Other than that and a good cleaning it's done. Since this is a grey sprint motor and not the original black we went ahead and took off all the grey covers and put the speedy black ones on for a decent look.



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A lot of work! Sure looks like it paid off. Hope you get to ride it soon, they are so much fun
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:44 AM   #1256 (permalink)
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Nice. Those are so much fun to ride.
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A lot of work! Sure looks like it paid off. Hope you get to ride it soon, they are so much fun
https://youtu.be/apORuIrmLOg

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Rode it today. This is actually for my son. But so far I love it. It's a beast.

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Old 06-19-2019, 04:55 AM   #1262 (permalink)
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Picked up this 2003 FZ1 a couple weeks ago

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Sold my BMW. Picked up this Cagiva.

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Mounted up the sumo wheels. Guaranteed that the summer monsoons will turn my dirt road to shit now. Will make my commute much nicer though(assuming I can get to the pavement).

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Old 08-13-2019, 06:35 PM   #1267 (permalink)
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Had this for a few weeks, put ~500 mi on it. They are awesome handling bikes- razor sharp, super flickable:

'17 KTM Duke 390


Swapped it out for an '18 Suzuki SV650. Better all around bike I think. I swapped a tail tidy on since this pic. Was going to swap exhausts but did the smart thing and been investing in lots of riding gear... figure I'll ride the warranty out before getting on with any mods.



Lot's of learning yet to do but coming up on 400mi on it...
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Time to get rid of those chicken strips
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:10 PM   #1269 (permalink)
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haha. I'm a big ass chicken at the moment so they fit nicely.

How do you get comfortable using more lean angle without getting carried away and making a painful/expensive mistake?
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Don't need to be going fast to lean.
Get comfortable with the bike.
Try to ride at a pace where you stay off the brakes and let the bike do the work then increase your pace as you feel comfortable
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Bike tires are like a condom...

...You gotta trust the rubber.
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Bike tires are like a condom...

...You gotta trust the rubber.
Yep, I push knobbies harder on the road than I should but I still have fun.

Tire pressure will make a large improvement on handling.
Too little and the bike will feel mushy and respond too slowly. too much and the tires won't heat up enough to stick to the road
I keep my street tires between 32-36 psi with fronts on the lower range. knobbies on the street 23-28 psi

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Don't need to be going fast to lean.
Get comfortable with the bike.
Try to ride at a pace where you stay off the brakes and let the bike do the work then increase your pace as you feel comfortable
Good point, I do try to get comfortable changing positions on the bike in turns regardless of speed. I need to find some roads where I can strike more of a balance between cornering at 50 mph on gentle radii vs stop light/intersection speeds- something in between those.

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Also being mindful of the new tires...

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Yep, I push knobbies harder on the road than I should but I still have fun.

Tire pressure will make a large improvement on handling.
Too little and the bike will feel mushy and respond too slowly. too much and the tires won't heat up enough to stick to the road
I keep my street tires between 32-36 psi with fronts on the lower range. knobbies on the street 23-28 psi
Thanks, I messed with the tire pressure some. The factory recommendation is 36 rear/ 33 front. Last ride that felt a little harsh so I went down a lb or so at both ends. Surprised how small the air volume is and that a quick "psst" at the valve stem drops you a couple pounds.
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Another thing. Watch for tar snakes, crap on the road and paint
You will loose traction with all of the above.
Try not to panic and freeze
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Picked this up in May (Demo 2018 Sherco 250 FST).
We're both enjoying this way more than our dirt bikes at the moment. Have a small area in our side yard to practice and been competing in our local series events.

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