MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Technical > How To's and Q & A's
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 04-29-2008, 11:45 AM   #41
vmaxgirl
LSTD Mafia Princess
 
vmaxgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Splendora
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 6,505

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
1994 Vmax 1200
Honda 50 (Fuglee)
2012 ZX10r


Member Garage


I see some people who seem a bit uptight
__________________
If people insist on acting like idiots, I must insist on treating them like idiots.
vmaxgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
where to take my bike for work??? mtk621 How To's and Q & A's 7 04-14-2015 10:26 AM
bike work sumrj0 General Discussion (Moto Related) 6 02-24-2011 09:30 AM
anyone work for a bike dealership? triumphant675r General Discussion (Moto Related) 0 11-22-2010 12:47 PM
working on bike so i can ride to work got me sick. now i'm missing work, lol loosenoose Off Topic 6 11-27-2008 10:27 AM
did some work do my bike bigpat728 General Discussion (Moto Related) 7 02-26-2008 03:22 PM
Advertisement
Old 04-29-2008, 11:56 AM   #42
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
The Katana has poser lights that my SiS put on... so you still can't step Pam hahaahahhahaha
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 11:58 AM   #43
vmaxgirl
LSTD Mafia Princess
 
vmaxgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Splendora
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 6,505

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
1994 Vmax 1200
Honda 50 (Fuglee)
2012 ZX10r


Member Garage


Quote:
Originally Posted by Caligonetx View Post
The Katana has poser lights that my SiS put on... so you still can't step Pam hahaahahhahaha
!
But can she reach the ground on the Kan o tuna?
__________________
If people insist on acting like idiots, I must insist on treating them like idiots.
vmaxgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:02 PM   #44
alrova
- LSTD - From 0 to Snail
 
alrova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NW-Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 3,861

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
09 ZX-6R









Send a message via MSN to alrova Send a message via Yahoo to alrova
Quote:
Originally Posted by marimirez View Post
fixed


I think you should get a 600 and lower it. What your used to riding has nothing to do with when you are the one in control. Just worry about being safe on the bike and being comfortable with your own abilites, not keeping up with they boys. I have a gixxer 600 and have it lowered in the back about 2.5 inches. I'm about 5'3 and I am completely flatfoot on it. If we ever run into eachother at a m&g or something you can check it out and see how you feel on it. Are you planning on taking MSF?
I hope you lower the front as well if not that thing will handle like a chopper LOL.
BTT, if you are not planning on tracking just get whatever bike you like and lower it, don't recommend more than 1" but that is just my preference. I am no expert but i did some testing and 2.5 is a bit much, ground clearance, the bike dives, etc. If 1" is not enough then shave the seat, but remember, you only need to touch the ground when in a stop light, so tip toe is allowed.
__________________
--Alberto--
New weapon - "Green Hornet Kato Style powered by Stoner's blood drop stolen by Melandri injected by Lascorz"
alrova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:04 PM   #45
lilmckee
Not part of the wannbes
 
lilmckee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 28,009

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+











250
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by OMEGA View Post
man [mckee] does not exist


where is mckee?
lilmckee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:08 PM   #46
CarbonJames
LSTD/TTBC Instructor
 
CarbonJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: ELLIS TD
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 13,769

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
13 250sx
13 350sxf
12 150sx
07 CRF 230
04 CRF 50/70

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by marimirez View Post
fixed


I think you should get a 600 and lower it. What your used to riding has nothing to do with when you are the one in control. Just worry about being safe on the bike and being comfortable with your own abilites, not keeping up with they boys. I have a gixxer 600 and have it lowered in the back about 2.5 inches. I'm about 5'3 and I am completely flatfoot on it. If we ever run into eachother at a m&g or something you can check it out and see how you feel on it. Are you planning on taking MSF?
i was referring to 2 people in particular.
CarbonJames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:08 PM   #47
marimirez
PW Reformed...
 
marimirez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Far North
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 3,617


Bike(s):
2000 Can a tuna ~sold~ 06 Gixxer 600









Quote:
Originally Posted by alrova View Post
I hope you lower the front as well if not that thing will handle like a chopper LOL.
BTT, if you are not planning on tracking just get whatever bike you like and lower it, don't recommend more than 1" but that is just my preference. I am no expert but i did some testing and 2.5 is a bit much, ground clearance, the bike dives, etc. If 1" is not enough then shave the seat, but remember, you only need to touch the ground when in a stop light, so tip toe is allowed.
I had the front lowered and the handles came loose, thank good I wasn't riding while it happened, sbfuller, zxalan and a few others were there. They fixed them for me and I took it in to Motorcycles Unlimited who raised the front back up to stock. Eventually I will have the back raised to 1.5" but honestly I didn't notice a huge difference. Patrick said it would actually slow it down in the turns which wouldn't be a bad thing for me since I'm noob.
marimirez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:20 PM   #48
Whorenet
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NWC
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 8,903


Bike(s):
cbr600, cbrxx 1100 blackbird, kazuma 110 derty, springer forked 1/2 chopper...more to come









User is banned

.
Whorenet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:23 PM   #49
marimirez
PW Reformed...
 
marimirez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Far North
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 3,617


Bike(s):
2000 Can a tuna ~sold~ 06 Gixxer 600









Quote:
Originally Posted by Whorenet View Post
tell matt to drop the kantana?
Those POS are too heavy, there are too many other better options.
marimirez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:26 PM   #50
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whorenet View Post
tell matt to drop the kantana?
The Kat is dropped 1.5 in the front and 1'' in the rear.

Thinking about making it an ankle cutter for her lol....
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:36 PM   #51
Blue91
10.13.07
 
Blue91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW Houston
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 2,217

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
2010 White R6
2003 Silver R6 (sold)



Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to Blue91
Quote:
Originally Posted by RACER X View Post
just cuz your bike can keep up doesn't mean you can/should.

/shrug, sounds like another lost cause.
One of the few times I agree with Ed.
__________________
gixxerbill - MotoHouston.com's Lifetime Intolerance Award Winner

Blue91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:39 PM   #52
chippertipper
I win, you lose
 
chippertipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: For the time being, I hail from Spring
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 20












Send a message via AIM to chippertipper
Quote:
Originally Posted by alrova View Post
I hope you lower the front as well if not that thing will handle like a chopper LOL.
BTT, if you are not planning on tracking just get whatever bike you like and lower it, don't recommend more than 1" but that is just my preference. I am no expert but i did some testing and 2.5 is a bit much, ground clearance, the bike dives, etc. If 1" is not enough then shave the seat, but remember, you only need to touch the ground when in a stop light, so tip toe is allowed.
Tip toe may be allowed, but it's not as sturdy as landing on a flat foot. I don't want to kill my ankles to hold up the bike. I'm going to see how Pam's bike feels and then try to figure out how much I can drop something that will allow me to ride it without messing up the riding capabilities too much.
__________________
Smile and have fun!
chippertipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:40 PM   #53
Whorenet
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NWC
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 8,903


Bike(s):
cbr600, cbrxx 1100 blackbird, kazuma 110 derty, springer forked 1/2 chopper...more to come









User is banned

.
Whorenet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:43 PM   #54
Blue91
10.13.07
 
Blue91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW Houston
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 2,217

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
2010 White R6
2003 Silver R6 (sold)



Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to Blue91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue91 View Post
One of the few times I agree with Ed.
Then again, with more reading, maybe she'll be ok. I suggest the bikes Ed suggested early in the thread. The new 250s are sweet.
__________________
gixxerbill - MotoHouston.com's Lifetime Intolerance Award Winner

Blue91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:54 PM   #55
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
The Kat is already about an inch and a half off the ground. I can lower it a little more. Of course we could cut the seat if need be. The stretch to the bars is also something that is a little long for her but then again; that's also a difference w that bike vs a normal gsxr.
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 12:55 PM   #56
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
Before it was dropped... and needed a clutch lever... Ooops... did i post that?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAGE_030.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	75.1 KB
ID:	11430  
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 01:09 PM   #57
chippertipper
I win, you lose
 
chippertipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: For the time being, I hail from Spring
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 20












Send a message via AIM to chippertipper
You wish. Thats bull
__________________
Smile and have fun!
chippertipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 01:10 PM   #58
JRxGRUBZx
.............
 
JRxGRUBZx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: h**town
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 14,325

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
O-six six durty six (r.i.p)
07 zx6r (rip)
o-five six durty six (rip)
01 f4i - yes yes im a trader .






Quote:
Originally Posted by RACER X View Post
1) take MSF
2) ninja 250/500 suzi gs 500
3) take a step back from "keeping up w/ the boys" look at the crash list of boys who've gone down this yr, were up to 75 THIS yr from this site only.
its true ...look whos name is first
JRxGRUBZx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 01:11 PM   #59
CaligoneTx
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
 
CaligoneTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)






Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
hahaha. I tried.
__________________
triumphsig
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 01:12 PM   #60
marimirez
PW Reformed...
 
marimirez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Far North
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 3,617


Bike(s):
2000 Can a tuna ~sold~ 06 Gixxer 600









twin

Same exact bike.
l 21e4bf79982d73ef86f99924e5929517
marimirez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy