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  1. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Picked up this little gem yesterday. Been looking for a nice used one for a while with no luck. Found an 04 at a dealer looking to make room for 06 models, got it for close to what I was looking to get a used one for. Now I just need to figure out how to load a bicycle on it.
     

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  2. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    PM Patineto - he has a rack on his BMW motorcycle!!
     
  3. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Keep the rubber side down dawg.
     
  4. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    coolness !!!

    I have been so itching to buy something.....

    thats a sv650, yes? can i ask how much you paid??
     
  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    nice!

    Careful with using the kickstand on dirt ;) :D
     
  6. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I hear ya, I have no plans on trying to tear up the roads. Just cheap fun transportation. If I find myself out on a nice country road I often end up going slower than if I were in my car because I actually enjoy the experience. I'm looking to take the advanced motorcycle safety course for to freshen up the skills.
     
  7. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Yep, an SV650S. Paid a hair over 5.


    That there dirt is harder than any asphalt. A chunk of steel lives under the seat for soft surface support.
     
  8. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    nice... not really my speed, but looks sharp. How about some details... make/model/engine/etc.?

    This is what I'm hoping for come spring time... though probably not yellow

     
  9. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Nice :thumb: You're just too comfortable being on 2 wheels aren't you ;)
     
  10. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    suzuki sv650's are pretty popular/highly recommended, basically a super fun ride
     
  11. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    ah, cool... SV650... as in 650ccs?
     
  12. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    For a "budget" bike I was very impressed. Tranny was smoother than on my Honda VFR which cost close to twice as much. The engine is tuned more for torque than peak horsepower, designed more for riding on the road and not a street legal race bike.
     
  13. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    nice, i've been happy with mine so far. got about 3500 miles on it.

     
  14. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    yup

    SV650S has a fairing

    SV650 doesnt
     
  15. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    here is mine



    I have a two-brothers pipe and wind-shield now
     
  16. shifty S

    shifty S Monkey

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    kickass, i just bought a CBR600F2

     
  17. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    what the heck, I'll post my ride too...

     
  18. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Please tell me you wear a helmet and leathers. I dont know what it is about ricers, but so many around here ride them at insane speeds with t shirts and jeans on.
     
  19. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Intelligence from mack?


    Smartest thing you've ever said....
     
  20. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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  21. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    :thumb:


    Probably his last bike too :(
     
  22. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    crashing at a trail near you...
    he says he is going to respect it...but has a HUGE ego so i dunno

    i dont want to see the dude get hurt but fvck me that is a hella lot of power under the right hand for a first bike!
     
  23. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    What are Y'all wearing for protection? I have an old Cortech Cordura jacket with armour. Nice in the winter hotter than a mother ****er this time of year. I've looked at some of the flow through mesh jackets and the perforated leather jackets, any opinions on what is good at keeping you protected and somewhat comfy?
     
  24. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    crashing at a trail near you...
    i see a lot of dudes wearing the joe rocket line...it seems to strike a nice balance between breathability and protection but its a little on the pricey side (along the lines of dianese) would be a good comparison i suppose, but a hellava lot cheaper than a ER bill!

    either way keep the rubbah side down
     
  25. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    He's going to use it to his advantage in next years 24 hour races.
     
  26. JRB

    JRB Guest

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    :stupid: I'm proud of our boy. :thumb:
     
  27. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Also a sign of impending doom.
     
  28. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    alpinestars leather jacke with joe rocket alter-ego pants. the pants are great, the jacket was pretty hot this summer.
     
  29. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    SUMMER
    Joe Rocket Ballistic mesh jacket with armor pieces -- I went down really hard once, slid a bit and the jacket only got scuffed, no breakage. $85 on ebay.

    JR mesh gloves. $15 online at MAW something or other.

    WINTER
    Regular leather jacket and heavy leather gloves.

    ALL SEASON
    KBC VR-1 helmet. I like how easy it is to replace the visor. The first one I had took too much damage in the accident, but my head was fine. $130 at motorcycle closeout website.

    Leather Boots with grease gripping soles, steel toe, leather patch over boot for gear shifter and velcro closures. $65 online at (i think) sportsmans warehouse.

    at the moment, just denim jeans.