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Old 01-26-2011, 04:57 PM   #201
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I cant even pick one up.
Sure you can. There's a trick to picking up a bike. Do NOT try to just jerk it up - you might be able to with the smaller ones, but anything over a 500 you're going to hurt yourself.

Done correctly, 100lb women can pick up 1000lb touring bikes very easily. Done wrong? 300lb weight lifters will get a hernia picking up a 600cc sportbike.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:59 PM   #202
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Like Triumphant, it wasnt aimed at me but I'll take a stab at it.

I was first interested in sport bikes. Took the MSF class, and realized I liked the feel of a cruiser better.

Started out with a Yamaha V-Star 1100, moved to a V-Star 1300 ( of a bike - seriously under-appreciated), and then onto HD's best touring bike, a Road Glide. Next one will likely be a BMW K1200LT, or finances permitting, a K1600GTL. I've ridden a variety of bikes from supersports to dualsports, but just find myself coming back time and time again to the big luxo-tourers.

Fast? No - not really. Good handling? Only compared to a drunken tree sloth. Heavy? Oh yes - they suck in stop and go traffic. Comfortable? Yep - did my first 1000 mile day without even realizing it. No fatigue, no lower back pain, - felt better than 500 miles in the car.

Well I do like the style of a Victory......But it would have to have a fat trie in da back. Not a 360 but one or two sizes smaller
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:00 PM   #203
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Sure you can. There's a trick to picking up a bike. Do NOT try to just jerk it up - you might be able to with the smaller ones, but anything over a 500 you're going to hurt yourself.

Done correctly, 100lb women can pick up 1000lb touring bikes very easily. Done wrong? 300lb weight lifters will get a hernia picking up a 600cc sportbike.
sounds bad
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I like that bike
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:12 PM   #206
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Well I do like the style of a Victory......But it would have to have a fat trie in da back. Not a 360 but one or two sizes smaller
360? I dont know of anything on two wheels that gets something like that from the factory.

Most bikes run a 150-200 rear tire. The choppers with the 250+ rears are just doing it for looks - it does nothing good for the handling.

Victory makes some wonderful machines - i really like the Vision personally.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:13 PM   #207
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sounds bad
All depends how you do it.

The goal of course is NOT to drop the , but since you're going to, you should learn how to pick one up.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:15 PM   #208
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All depends how you do it.

The goal of course is NOT to drop the , but since you're going to, you should learn how to pick one up.
I was watching a vid on youtube about picking up a motorcycle and it kinda helps learning how to pick up a bike
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Wow that actually looks really good caligone
The bikes I build are always unique to me... who else raised a busa for ground clearance? lol
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That's what I was going to do.....Thank you because everyone is telling me what kinda bike to get. So I will take your advise and ask the instructor.
Get what feels right to you. Ultimately it is your money. Just keep in mind that supersports are NOT very forgiving.
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thats kool how many have you made?
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:19 PM   #212
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The bikes I build are always unique to me... who else raised a busa for ground clearance? lol
You RAISED a 'Busa?

Did you have to fab all the parts to do that?
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I bet he forked out alot of money
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You RAISED a 'Busa?

Did you have to fab all the parts to do that?
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I bet he forked out alot of money
Rear tire change to a 55 series, adjustable rear dogbones $75- and brought forks to the flush mount of the triple to keep the magic 105 deg number(trailing.)(measured by Motorcycles Unlimited.)
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Rear tire change to a 55 series, adjustable rear dogbones $75- and brought forks to the flush mount of the triple to keep the magic 105 deg number(trailing.)(measured by Motorcycles Unlimited.)
Thats it?
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MH help a new rider out plz
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Thats it?
Read everything done to the gt205r for the price... how many bikes have nav and a pager alarm let alone all that stuff done? It doesnt cost a whole lot if you plan accordingly to what you want to do with the bike. Basically everything was reworked but the engine itself(and I forgot to include the oil changes every 2kmls w filter, chain tensioners(2) for the heck of it... valve cover gaskets etc...)
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what kinda busa?
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what kinda busa?
Are you asking what year?

There's only one kind of Hayabusa, also known as the GSXR1300.
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Yeah what year?....idk they only had one kide I dont like busas ppl with busas dont hate me plz . I just dont like them
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