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Old 01-19-2010, 04:25 PM   #21
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Tell him not to waste his money, it'll just happen again when the "I want a bike, that would be cool " wears off.
He rode the out of it while he did ride, had full leathers, boots, etc. but he said he got tired of people almost running him off the road and what not. We'll see what happens.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:23 PM   #22
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It's weird.
I been riding since 1980 and I never have had a problem with people trying to run me off the road. I always assumed it was an excuse not to ride. That way a person doesn't have to admit they got scared or just lost interest.
Riding bikes is cool but being scared or not really being interested is not cool.

Your friend should sell his bike. He isn't smart enough to own it. If he was he would not have left a nearly new bike outside unattended for 2 years while people offered to keep it in their garage for free.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:04 AM   #23
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It's weird.
I been riding since 1980 and I never have had a problem with people trying to run me off the road. I always assumed it was an excuse not to ride. That way a person doesn't have to admit they got scared or just lost interest.
Riding bikes is cool but being scared or not really being interested is not cool.

Your friend should sell his bike. He isn't smart enough to own it. If he was he would not have left a nearly new bike outside unattended for 2 years while people offered to keep it in their garage for free.

25+ years of riding all over, never the target of other drivers. I average ~15k
a year and no one tries to run me over..I agree with Bumblebee. It's better to lose intrest than your life, bikes aren't for everyone..
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:36 PM   #24
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With the humidity and condensation around here that bike can be a train wreck by now. If it were mine and before trying to start the engine; tires, chain/sprockets, battery and all fluids...to begin with. I'd pull the camcover to be sure there were no rust inside and with the plugs out, fog the cylinders with WD40 and rotate the crank with the rear wheel at first, then the starter to build oil pressure.

BTW, I don't think anyone's ever tried to run over me in 30+ years, but I've been encroached upon a couple of times in the beginning. Just have to learn how to keep yourself visible.

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Old 01-20-2010, 02:50 PM   #25
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:16 AM   #26
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i couldnt imagine parking a perfectly running 07 gixxer for 2 years. some people just dont appreciate motorycycles
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:38 PM   #27
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i couldnt imagine parking a perfectly running 07 gixxer for 2 years. some people just dont appreciate motorycycles
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Mine sat for four years after I was rear ended ... It had a full Tank of gas when I parked it in a shelter outside my home. All I had to do was change the oil and coolant. I also replaced the chain and battery. It started right up and ran it till the old gas drained down and there I went.

Mine had 1500 miles at the time. How many miles does his have?
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Mine sat for four years after I was rear ended ... It had a full Tank of gas when I parked it in a shelter outside my home. All I had to do was change the oil and coolant. I also replaced the chain and battery. It started right up and ran it till the old gas drained down and there I went.

Mine had 1500 miles at the time. How many miles does his have?
How long ago was this?
I'm betting it was a few years ago because I don't think todays gas would hold up that well.

A little comment about a previous post where somebody said bikes aren't for everyone;
Like most of us I get asked from time to time whether or not I think somebody should get into riding. I always answer, "No".
We all know riding motorcycles is inherently more dangerous than driving a car. There are skills that need to be learned, practiced and improved constantly.
It's not a thing that should be taken lightly or performed causually. My belief is that, if it's not a passion that is in you, if being on or around bikes is not a desire that burns your insides, then you shouldn't do it. Walk away and go find another thing to do.
If on the other hand you feel what I'm talking about, then me saying not to will not deter you very long.

Any guy that will park a late model sportbike outside until it is roached; does NOT feel it.
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