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8/1/2008 9:31:23 PM

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Bike is in my possession, if people want to ride I'll be around after about 4:30pm.

[Edited on August 2, 2008 at 1:35 PM. Reason : IS PEOPLE WANT TO RIDE]

8/2/2008 1:17:41 PM

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what type of bike has the headlights that look like oO with more of an offset angle?

I'm guessing they're separate high and low beams... Can't seem to find any that come like that stock. Is that just a common mod?

8/3/2008 10:36:03 AM

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well, the Triumph got sold before I could get to it. the Smokin' Joe's CBR600 F3 has over 20k miles...still prob worth it for $2000, but I'd rather find one with a little less mileage.

I've always wondered about sportbike durability...seems most of them get balled up or stolen before getting significant mileage, so it's hard to say.

8/3/2008 10:45:34 AM

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"what type of bike has the headlights that look like oO with more of an offset angle?

I'm guessing they're separate high and low beams... Can't seem to find any that come like that stock. Is that just a common mod?"


They are most likely separate high and low beams, as thats fairly common on sportbikes. But other than that, I have absolutely no idea wtf you're talking about. One of the bikes on the last page? Or just one you saw somewhere?

8/3/2008 3:36:51 PM

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^^theyre fine..

8/3/2008 4:06:13 PM

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there's a guy in florida who has a 2004 honda cbr 600 f4i with 90k+ of miles and still works strong.

8/3/2008 6:22:33 PM

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my only concern with a higher mileage sportbike would be how it's been treated. wheelies, hard cornering, laying them down, etc. can all cause oil starvation. not to mention general beating on them with constant rpm's in the red, hard clutchess shifts, and the list goes on. other than that, they're designed to go as many miles as anything else. obviously there are cruisers/enduros out there with 100k and more on stock mechanicals.

i think in general car minded people tend to focus on mileage way too much for bikes and especially sportbikes specifically. age in relation to the mileage needs to be taken into consideration just as much. something newer with high miles has likely spent a lot of time just cruising around, commuting, or on highway trips and could be your better choice because of that. an older model with low mileage could have been used the same way, or it could have spent all its few miles balls to the wall strictly as a toy. something with abnormally low miles has probably been neglected in maintenance from lack of use as well at some point, and may need some things taken care of before it's a reliable daily rider.

8/3/2008 6:37:10 PM

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agree on all counts...

and yeah, pretty much the one thing i can think off that will turn me off from a bike every single time is any evidence than it's been stunted (i don't mean the occassional wheelie...I mean people who have the bike to do stunts). that's got oil starvation (and blown fork seals) written all over it.

8/4/2008 12:11:59 AM

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"obviously there are cruisers/enduros FJR's out there with 100k 200k and more on stock mechanicals."


fixed it for ya

8/4/2008 8:08:22 AM

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"and yeah, pretty much the one thing i can think off that will turn me off from a bike every single time is any evidence than it's been stunted (i don't mean the occassional wheelie...I mean people who have the bike to do stunts). that's got oil starvation (and blown fork seals) written all over it.

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Yeah you can say I was still a biker noob when I bought my R6... I took a friend of mine to look over it before i bought it and he said it was fine and then two days later I noticed that the forkk seals were blown, the brake fluid dirty as hell and scuffs on the front wheel fender all indicating the bike had been beaten to hell.... Thanx to 69 my forkseals are fixed and I have done whatever i needed to do to fix whatever. It works fine, but i am still upset that I missed all those things until two days after i bought it. I also could have gotten a much better deal than what i paid... I was such a sportbike noob


But other than that... its worked like a champ and has been to the track... R6s are made for that sort of thing. Valentino Rossi will tell you that... Hurray for Ben Spies and his 2nd place victory after getting his appendix removed. If any of you are into AMA definitely check out the races from this past weekend... especially if you enjoy watching crazy wrecks!

8/4/2008 12:04:33 PM

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Right outside Greensboro I had a guy whose passenger what looked like tried to high five my side mirror.

Cruise control on 75mph , i was in the slow lane and hadn't moved for over 10 miles. Is this a common practice for shits and gigles or did I do something wrong ( i hope not) ? I try to avoid any kind of drama with bikers. You guys are dealing with enough idiots as is!




8/4/2008 1:21:26 PM

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^^Rossi does not ride an R6. His bike actually has very little in common with yours.

^It would not be unheard of for a biker to knock off/try to knock off a mirror if you pissed him off. Its one of those things the dumb asses do to try to pick fights with people in vehicles that are 6 times their weight...

I'm guessing you did something to annoy him and just didn't realize it. Either that, or hes just one of those immature assholes who think destroying other peoples shit is cool.


[Edited on August 4, 2008 at 5:07 PM. Reason : .]

[Edited on August 4, 2008 at 5:09 PM. Reason : .]

8/4/2008 5:05:13 PM

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^^did they actually hit the mirror, or did you just happen to notice an arm motion as they came by? could have just been a hand signal for a lane change maybe? arm out in an "L" position is the legal way to indicate a movement/turn to the right... could be mistaken for a high five.

i can't really think of many things you might have unknowingly done just cruising along in the same lane at a steady speed. toss something out the window like a cigarette butt or some other bit of trash? spray your windshield with washer fluid? like ^ said, there are just some people that like the "thrill" of doing things like that. i even know a few guys that used to ride around looking for police sitting somewhere. they'd knock on the window, flick them off, do a burnout, or something to instigate them then take off.

[Edited on August 4, 2008 at 5:35 PM. Reason : .]

8/4/2008 5:26:14 PM

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Hmm, yeah I also wonder if they were pissed at him. People don't think before they do shit, they'll just throw shit out the window. Hell I had somebody throw a cassette tape out the window of their car at 70mph. It nailed my windshield and exploded and I went fucking nuts, luckily it didn't do any damage but it would have sucked if I'd been on a bike at the time.

People will run directly over debris all the time too, not considering that it's going to go flying up in the air behind them. That happened today with a tire chunk. I don't ride close to other cars though, especially at speed, so I was able to simply avoid the tire chunk after the chunk settled down a bit and stopped going all over the place.

[Edited on August 4, 2008 at 5:43 PM. Reason : ]

8/4/2008 5:42:29 PM

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"^^Rossi does not ride an R6. His bike actually has very little in common with yours"


duh you dumb shit... He's rides motoGP.... But he does ride a Yamaha... and he is definitely my fav rider...


He left Casey Stoner in the dust last race... He is soo much smoother than Stoner... Jesus Christ... I watch AMA and Moto GP racing every weekend with the exception of this weekend for MotoGP because they are on summer break until mid August.


But my point referring to Rossi is because he knows how a sportbike should handle... Those things are made to be pushed to the limit. Why do you think so many people prefer to track their bike than to ride on the street.


But in case anyoen is interested, I found a recap of the wrecks and the winners of the AMA superbike race at Mid-Ohio this weekend : http://odeo.com/episodes/23143303-AMA-Superbike-Mid-Ohio-Recap

Ben Spies also does MotoGP but he really isn't that good yet because he just started racing

[Edited on August 4, 2008 at 5:45 PM. Reason : wolfweb will always be retarded ]

[Edited on August 4, 2008 at 5:55 PM. Reason : lkjsf]

8/4/2008 5:44:18 PM

SaabTurbo
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How long have you had the R6? Did you sell the SV and step up to that?

8/4/2008 5:58:41 PM

BigBlueRam
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the sv got pwnt by a cager. death by bent forks/head tube i believe.

8/4/2008 6:06:39 PM

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"Hmm, yeah I also wonder if they were pissed at him. People don't think before they do shit, they'll just throw shit out the window. Hell I had somebody throw a cassette tape out the window of their car at 70mph. It nailed my windshield and exploded and I went fucking nuts, luckily it didn't do any damage but it would have sucked if I'd been on a bike at the time.

People will run directly over debris all the time too, not considering that it's going to go flying up in the air behind them. That happened today with a tire chunk. I don't ride close to other cars though, especially at speed, so I was able to simply avoid the tire chunk after the chunk settled down a bit and stopped going all over the place."


I def didn't throw anything out of my window. I try to steer clear of things in the road as I value my front bumper. It may have been a hand motion as bigblueram mentioned. If he was pissed at anyone it should have been the guy in the fast lane that wouldn't speed up or slow down. I use cruise 90% of the time on the highway at exactly 10mph over and don't oscillate. I also only use the left lane to pass (im a dying breed).

He ended up splitting between the both of us and that's when i saw the arm swing out. Maybe he was just trying to get my attention so I wouldn't get closer.


Oh well, was just wondering if there was some rationale behind it.

8/4/2008 6:06:53 PM

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Oh, yeah if the bike went between you and the other car the passenger may have just been saying "I'm here, don't kill me."


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"the sv got pwnt by a cager. death by bent forks/head tube i believe."


8/4/2008 6:24:50 PM

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"duh you dumb shit..."


Hey, fuck you.

[Edited on August 4, 2008 at 10:32 PM. Reason : .]

8/4/2008 10:22:55 PM

BigBlueRam
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lol

8/4/2008 11:08:47 PM

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"what type of bike has the headlights that look like oO with more of an offset angle?

I'm guessing they're separate high and low beams... Can't seem to find any that come like that stock. Is that just a common mod?"


BMW

8/5/2008 12:06:42 PM

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I'm gonna be bikeless for a few days....

I'm selling my EX500 and hopefully getting a CBR 600rr

8/5/2008 12:17:07 PM

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like this?


BMW F800s
or


BMW HP2 Sport



[Edited on August 5, 2008 at 12:21 PM. Reason : ]

8/5/2008 12:18:08 PM

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Just sold my Ninja 500r (newer model EX500) on Craigslist.

Listed at 10:30am, sold at 12:30pm. The guy called me less than a minute after I posted it.

8/5/2008 4:12:07 PM

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^^ yeah... kinda like that.

Ima keep looking

8/6/2008 11:45:38 PM

BigBlueRam
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i know i've seen another brand doing it too, can't think of it off hand though...

8/6/2008 11:49:06 PM

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At first I thought he was talking about a Buell XB12, but when I looked at them again it's just that with one light on it seems like one is bigger than the other. Also, from certain angles it seems that way with them both on (Like in the photo below). I'm not sure if that's because only has one high beam or what though. There are a lot of different XB12's btw. I like the way they look and the specs seem good, but I don't know whether or not I would own a Buell. I honestly don't know anything about their reliability and I don't know how much I want an air cooled engine.




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8/7/2008 8:36:58 AM

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W00t.

Just bought this fairing kit for my bike. Hopefully it wont take long to get here from Hong Kong

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Also, does anyone know if integrated brake/signal lights are legal in NC? My 600rr currently doesnt have any signal lights on it...just the brake light. I'd like to keep the clean look, but just integrate the signals into the brake light (not the safest idea, but safer than NO signals at all...)

[Edited on August 11, 2008 at 8:52 AM. Reason : .]

8/11/2008 8:45:02 AM

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I don't know if they're legal, but I have had lots of people recommend them to me, including people who worked at the dealership. Due to that I got the feeling that they might be, but I ended up getting a fender eliminator kit with smaller flush fitting turn signals. Of course, you can thank me for being so helpful whenever you get a chance.

Btw, I can't see any difference from the stock RR fairings. I mean, I love the look of the stock fairings on the bike, although I hate those massive rear fenders that all bikes seem to have from the factory. But what is changed on the new fairings?

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8/11/2008 9:54:19 AM

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Sorry, should have clarified.

The fairings on the bike right now have been spraypainted a hunter green...and look like ass.

I ordered the OEM fairing kit for it. It's perfect becuase my helmet, leather jacket and mesh jacket are all red/white/black.

8/11/2008 11:46:22 AM

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http://eastnc.craigslist.org/mcy/792548697.html

hmmm...never ridden an F4, but this could be a lot of bike for the money, esp if he'd take $1000 or even $1200 for it. apparently it ran well, but then sat for 6-8 months and only got started and ridden around the yard once...now it won't start. he thinks the carbs are gummed up.

for that price, i could keep it as a track bike/weekend toy, then have another, nicer bike for everyday riding...hmmm. i figure prob a few hundred bucks to get it in good running condition...worst case, if it needs a whole new engine, that could prob be found for <$1000, easily.



anyone ridden an F4, particularly of that vintage? how's the handling?

8/11/2008 8:57:32 PM

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That would be nice if you can get it for $1000.

8/11/2008 8:59:11 PM

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that'd be funnnnn

I just sold my '95 Ninja 500 for pretty much the same price.

That's a damn good deal if you can get it for 1000...even 1200 wouldnt be bad.

8/12/2008 12:36:33 AM

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Do you think one of the parallel twins is easier to learn on then most of the I4 600s ?

8/12/2008 6:53:01 AM

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Of course, but a V-Twin has more soul dammit.

8/12/2008 7:25:11 AM

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My old Ninja had a parallel twin engine.

I guess it comes down to CC's. It was a 500, so it wasnt ridiculously fast, but could still get up and go when you wanted to.

My 600rr will wheelie with just a blip of the throttle.

8/12/2008 7:40:46 AM

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how much longer is the learning curve and is it actually worth the pita shuffling bikes all around to learn on a smaller bike and then bump up to a slightly larger one?

8/12/2008 8:01:18 AM

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Personally it wasnt that big of a leap. However, the nice thing about a smaller bike is you have much less chance killing yourself doing something stupid/ fucking up.

With a 600 supersport it can be easy to let it get away from you.

I think it helps to get the basics down, before your worrying about bombing into some corner at 100 mph and realizing that A. you don't know how tight the turn is and B. that you shouldnt get on your brakes in a corner. C. that tree is really really hard.

Personally i made alot of mistakes on my first bike. Thigns that had i been riding the 600 might have caused an accident.

Also the bike market is pretty liquid, you can pretty much by sell or trade and get whatever you want.

Ohh yea i got integrated hotbodiies taillight, and its really nice (600rr)

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8/12/2008 8:31:10 AM

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Yeah, I posted my ninja last week at 11am, and had a phone call at 11:01am.

Guy met me on my lunch break at 12:30 at my house and bought my bike cash-in-hand.


Smoothest craigslist transaction ever.

8/12/2008 9:44:32 AM

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lemme know if yall sell any more 1k beginner bikes

8/12/2008 10:58:52 AM

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I think a bunch of us are getting together tonight to raise some hell :-) Went out last night and it was awesome... havent been out much cause of my new job

8/12/2008 3:05:17 PM

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it's worth it.

get an inexpensive bike to learn on...some old beater, ninja 500, older SV650, etc. ride it for a while (like at LEAST 6 months)...then get a 600 supersport if that's what you want. i wouldn't get a 750 or liter machine until you've been on the hot 600 for a couple of years (personally I think liter bikes are pointless, for the most part. i'd rather have a 600...but if you want one, don't jump into it until you're a really good rider).

8/12/2008 4:50:45 PM

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had a dream the other night i was getting a sv. weird.

8/12/2008 5:44:29 PM

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Yeah, I would have ridden my Ninja 500 for a while longer, but it was getting too costly to maintain. It was a '95, so it was starting to fall apart and costing me lots of money.

I ended up finding my CBR 600rr for an incredible deal, so I figured why not go for it.

8/12/2008 6:05:51 PM

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yes and no

8/13/2008 10:38:07 AM

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i think there's a very good chance that an SV650 will be following me home tomorrow afternoon.

'02 naked model, slip-on exhaust, mileage in the low-mid teens.


friend of mine has it and wants to sell it...i told him that i'm leaving for iraq in a few weeks, but if he'd sell it for cheap enough, i'd buy it and save him the hassle of trying to sell it. he thought about it for a couple of days, then offered it to me for $1500 today! as long as it isn't AFU, it will be mine tomorrow.

8/26/2008 11:01:22 PM

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sweet deal man!

My bike is coming along as well. Had to do a bunch of work to it, and been doing a few mods, but should have it completely done in the next week.

I'll keep the cobwebs off your bike while you're gone

8/26/2008 11:37:42 PM

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sweet. bought it. '02 SV650, black, 16k miles, slip-on exhaust, frame and swingarm sliders...

bought for $1500!

8/27/2008 8:41:36 PM

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