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smoothcrim
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that 0-60 might be impressive on a car, but most bikes have been able to do that since the 80s

6/24/2015 9:47:35 AM

Hiro
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Most 600cc bikes can do 0-60 in <4s in the 90s. Even 750cc bikes in the 70's and 80's took <6s to get to 60.

6/24/2015 10:56:57 AM

beatsunc
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electric street bikes dont impress me that much due to range but might be nice to have an electric dirt bike for covert off road missions

https://youtu.be/T-AzDZt1IcM?t=3m44s



[Edited on June 24, 2015 at 2:58 PM. Reason : s]

6/24/2015 2:51:21 PM

jawhitak
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Selling my '82 CB750 in case anyone here is interested.

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/mcy/5111945204.html

7/8/2015 1:14:34 PM

Hiro
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Love that bike! My g/f almost got a cb750, but we couldn't find a clean one for a good deal. I'd own it, but with 3 vehicles I feel like I neglect my R12R enough as is. GLWS!

[Edited on July 8, 2015 at 9:18 PM. Reason : .]

7/8/2015 9:18:24 PM

theDuke866
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That looks like a super clean old CB.

7/8/2015 11:07:40 PM

e36turbo
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Speaking of bikes for sale, I'm putting my GPz up. Pretty negotiable on price - so take it off my hands!

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/5115411778.html

7/9/2015 9:22:27 PM

Hiro
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^ sold?

7/13/2015 3:26:14 PM

jawhitak
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Got a thing



'09 XB9SX, 10k miles, 1 owner, parked outside all of its life so the plastics are kinda faded but otherwise it's in good shape

7/27/2015 11:54:12 AM

Hiro
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Congrats! Looks awesome!

7/27/2015 3:51:22 PM

beatsunc
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need a new rear tire. the michelin PR3 didn't last as long as i had hoped. not sure if i should get a PR4 or what. bike is dr650 with 150/70/17. opinions?

8/8/2015 11:08:01 AM

theDuke866
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^^^ how do you like it?

i've thought for years about getting an XB9 or XB12, either R or S. Prob mostly as a novelty to keep for a year or two, but tell me about it.

8/8/2015 2:46:51 PM

smoothcrim
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if you've got the coin, an 1125R is steadily going up in value since EBR went out of business. would be a fun bike to hold and make some money on

8/8/2015 11:53:54 PM

theDuke866
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but it is so. fucking. ugly.

8/9/2015 1:07:39 AM

jawhitak
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Duke, I've thoroughly enjoyed it so far. I even rode it from Greensboro to Raleigh and back a couple weeks ago without any major complaints besides my butt being sore. It's EFI, but it's very smooth rolling on and off throttle. It doesn't have that lightswitch vacuum feel like some EFI bikes I've rode.

IMO the XB-S looks way cooler than the XB-R. I like the small, compact, streetfighter look of the S. The R looks like a disproportionate creature from an Alien vs Predator movie.

+1 to the 1125R being ugly.

8/11/2015 8:12:04 AM

Hiro
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I was disappointed in the pr3. The pr4 is a really impressive tire and I love it. The pr2 would still be my favorite tire of all time, but they are discontinued and aging overstock at this point. Get the pr4 and call it a day. Youll be happy you bought em.

8/12/2015 12:36:51 AM

sumfoo1
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i keep wanting to get a bike but literally all of my friends with them have spent at least a week in the hospital from their bike.

8/12/2015 7:55:49 AM

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A lot of people you hear about crashing probably bought a bike for the wrong reasons. They didnt have the right mindset from the start when riding. I am a very cautious rider, I use my bike to commute every day I can, even in winter and take short day trip's out to gravel and fire roads. I go around every corner like there is a 18 wheeler coming the other way over the DY, or rocks, or bears, or Asheville hipsters...something. Im very cautious. I do have fun when I want to, on my terms. Early morning back roads where I can relax up a bit, but I don't push my limits, there's no need to, I have a wife and kid at home.

Take for example when I go home there are a few places where traffic merges from about 6 different lanes and everyone wants to be in some other lane than they are, I usually keep about 5-6 or even more car lengths between me and the vehicle in front of me, at 45mph. This keeps people from trying to merge on top of me.

It also helps I ride a dr650 and not a 200hp street legal rocket.

Also, I consider myself a "new" rider, having only ridden going on 3 years now, but I have racked up 30,000 miles between my first bike and the DR. Starting out later seemed to help out with the stupid factor. I did it backwards, got married and had a kid, THEN got a bike.

8/14/2015 8:27:40 AM

AntecK7
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First time motorcycle camping

8/24/2015 11:54:21 AM

Hiro
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That shit is legit!

8/30/2015 1:42:56 AM

beatsunc
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^^sweet

Got to test new PR4 rear on NC80, BRP and NC226 on Friday. did not disappoint. felt solid even in wet conditions

10/11/2015 7:05:32 PM

Hiro
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Oh yes. I'm a big fan of the PR4. I was disappointed in the PR3 when it replaced the PR2, which I was a big fan of as well.

Should be doing a nice ride this coming weekend to Kernersville and Mt. Airy.

10/12/2015 9:22:34 PM

Hiro
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Getting out of the game. was a good 4 year run.

3/21/2016 7:42:26 PM

beatsunc
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^wtf

you get hurt or something?

3/21/2016 9:13:49 PM

Hiro
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Haha. No. On days that are nice, I'd rather be riding single track on my mountain bike than riding my motorcycle. Just doesn't fit in my life anymore to justify the $600/ year upkeep. I mean, the upkeep is minimal money, but It's better spent elsewhere.

I'd rather sell it and do something worth while. It's just sitting there and its a shame. Breaks my heart to see it sit. Breaks my heart to see it sold. So I'm selling it and moving on with my life.




[Edited on March 21, 2016 at 11:28 PM. Reason : .]

3/21/2016 11:25:13 PM

omgyouresexy
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Yes.

10/18/2017 7:08:49 PM

dtownral
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look at this lucky idiot:
https://youtu.be/ezf5oeP3eRE

2/27/2018 10:19:36 AM

smoothcrim
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helluva tank slapper. he won't be caught without a steering damper again. on an interstate like that I can only assume it started from coming down real crooked from a wheelie

2/27/2018 4:02:14 PM

theDuke866
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I’m thinking about buying a lightly used or previous model year XSR900.

8/9/2018 11:49:40 PM

beatsunc
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^those are cool, i wouldnt trust myself with that much motor

8/10/2018 6:39:56 PM

theDuke866
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well, i had a GSX-R 750, which had even more motor, and no TC.

Of course, that didn't end well.

On the other hand, I was about 23 years old, shit-hot and invincible. Now I'm just fairly shit-hot and much less invincible, haha.

I tried to buy one over the phone today while eating lunch at work, but we were about $500 apart on price, due to the fact that I was trying to totally steal it. Like, the bike was 1 year old with <1k miles, and my offer started with a "5", hahaha. I'll let it sit for a couple of weeks and try again. If someone else buys it, that's fine. No hurry.

8/10/2018 11:04:01 PM

theDuke866
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Just read the previous page. My mind is blown over eschewing BMW Motorrad due to image and Ducati due to aesthetics.



Man, there are not many XSR900s on the used market. Anywhere I should be looking besides cycletrader, craigslist, and eBay?

[Edited on August 11, 2018 at 12:03 PM. Reason : ]

8/11/2018 11:53:08 AM

theDuke866
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Still looking for an XSR900...have been for maybe a month. Would also consider a Thruxton R or a Street Triple R for the right price (or, I guess, any middleweight supersport or middleweight Ducati, Aprilia, etc, if I found someone giving one away.)

I wish SV650s and SV1000s with GSX-R suspension swaps were still everywhere for cheap. They used to be all over the place for $2k. They're still out there, but getting harder to find, and and extremely hard to find where they haven't been trashed by some sisterbanging 20-year old hillbilly. If I could find a nice one of these for about $2k, I'd buy it.

Part of me wants to buy a SuperDuke 990 or an MV Agusta Brutale 800, but I want it to replace my Super Seven as a track toy, and I'm afraid of the parts cost/availability of a KTM or especially an MV. I don't want a minor lowside to cost a fortune to repair, and/or have to wait God knows how long to even get the parts, while the MV factory is on summer holiday, or dealing with a bankruptcy, or just not feeling like making a production run of that item yet, or whatever.



I did just receive my stainless Keihan full exhaust for my old BMW airhead. Got the wheels refinished, new tires, heads rebuilt about a year ago. Time to put it back together once I get a little time off from work.

8/18/2018 3:17:42 PM

smoothcrim
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for the price of a 1-2 year old yamaha, you could get an 06+ r6 track bike (end all be all middleweight), and something like a duke or street triple for the street.

8/19/2018 5:37:35 PM

theDuke866
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no way. I could get a 1-2 year old XSR for about $6k, or just a tick over. There's a super nice one for $6250 near Atlanta right now. No way you're getting a decent Street Triple R and a track-prepped R6 for that price.


I know this, because I just got what had to have been the best deal in America on a Street Triple R tonight, and it wouldn't have left anywhere near enough breathing room to get a non-demolished '06+ R6 for under $6250. You could get a decent SV650.





It has a couple of little cosmetic things that need to be addressed...very minor, easy, inexpensive things.

8/20/2018 12:44:43 AM

Hiro
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I've been out of the 2 wheel game for a couple years now... Maybe I'll get one again, one day. I'm having too much fun on 4 wheels these days and self-preservation has motorcycles on low priority.

8/27/2018 12:21:15 PM

beatsunc
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^^ nice

8/28/2018 3:26:43 AM

theDuke866
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^ thanks

Quote :
"it wouldn't have left anywhere near enough breathing room to get a non-demolished '06+ R6 for under $6250. You could get a decent SV650."


(I mean total for a Street Triple + an R6 < $6250. You could get a nice R6 by itself for that price, yes.)




I picked up a tank bag and a nice mesh jacket tonight. I had soft bags on my SV and my BMW has hard luggage...needed something to carry a few things in when riding the Triumph.

my old Joe Rocket mesh jacket had a kinda messed up arm zipper, and the armor had total disintegrated into chunks, causing it to lump up in weird places where it shouldn't be.

8/29/2018 10:33:20 PM

theDuke866
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Got it cleaned up, swapped a few stupid ricer bits out for black anodized or stock aluminum hardware, removed all the stickers and got the residue off (ran the quarter-fairing through the dishwasher 3x, haha). Replaced the front fender and a few pieces of body trim with new OEM stuff. Lowered the bars back to stock height. Gave it a thorough wash. Adjusted the throttle cable.

Needs mirrors and a suspension setup, and it'll be ready to go!

[Edited on October 28, 2018 at 1:31 AM. Reason : now to put the old BMW back together...]

10/28/2018 1:30:56 AM

beatsunc
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^nice

its going to be a perfect day to ride today around here. high of 63, taking my dr650sm out fo sho

10/28/2018 7:10:11 AM

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