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Thinking of getting a Honda Shadow this spring:
ofcourse it will be much older ($2k limit) and this is my first bike that I'll own...don't want something pricy that I'll probably drop a couple times. Already have my license...any suggestions people?
I ride an R6 and love it.
one of these days.....
to replace the katana 600 i used to have...
a standard like the shadow looks like an easy bike to learn on.
i took my driver's test on my katana - i was sweating bullets keeping the bike balanced around all of those damn cones at low speed...while the DMV inspector just stands and watches you with a clipboard in their hands...ugh....
one day i will have my own BMW R71
My current bike. I couldn't keep my hands off of it, so it's become a winter project.
It used to be a Honda CBR600...
what are you doing to it slant?
how big of a physical model can you fit in that sidecar?...those cases are cool shit...you can store paper, laptop, food, etc in there while going back and forth from architecture school and home
thinking about the cbr series, but some ladies don't like the sports style, but everyone likes a good cruiser.
And when i got my license i took one of those weekend courses at a community college. For 2 full days (dawn to dusk) they had you run a series of courses, then tested you on those exact same courses at the end of the 2nd day. If you passed, they gave you a safety course completion card. I took that card to the DMV and they made a photocopy and gave me my Moto license immediately (no test with the DMV) and my insurance is half off!
I went that route too...although i had to take a written test but not the actual
by the way, we can't lane-split in new mexico so that takes away half of the fun and efficiency for me since i learned to ride in california and kind of expect to do that when i'm riding. what are the rules in other states? i've sometimes thought of trying to get the legislature here to allow lane-splitting but i doubt it would happen even though there's no helmet law here.
The Shadow is definitely the right choice for your first bike.
I ride a Triumph Speed Triple. I almost got a Ducati, but the price of admission and astronomical maintenance costs made it rather cost prohibitive!
helmet is optional?...that's nuts!
re: sport bikes, my wife was kind of ambivalent about my katana until one day she rode with me to school. there was an open stetch of 6-lane pavement with no cars so I throttled it and ran up the gears. when we got to school her eyes were big and she had a huge smile on here face and said something like "Wow, that was really fun!" She's a convert now....
If you like the eastern block sidecar looking thing, check out urals. They do kind of look like they were put together with a flathead screwdriver and crescent wrench but, damn are they oldtimey.
yeah i know damnson...i'm constantly surpised how stupid most riders here in ABQ are...riding in the center of the lane, tailgating, no helmet, keeping the same pace as traffic.
dammson - sorry.
one of this days.....
i'm with mdler. ducati monster.
southpole - that's a hardtail chopper (no rear suspension) and it doesn't have a seat for your lady friend. Probably wouldn't be too comfortable on Hwy 101 for very long!!!
Yup, the Duc Monsters are dead sexy to look at. Riding and maintaining one, not so sexy.
Come on! have a little imagination- she can ride backwards on the tank- will be stopping often to check out the view-
Good answer southpole. Good answer.
I was just attempting to keep things a bit PC!
I just lost my Honda Hawk NT650. Little ol' lady floored it out of her driveway and we collided. Can't wait to get another one but first my dislocated elbow must heal. Can't stress this enough for all you riders ALWAYS wear your gear. I was about 100 yards from my house going about 20 mph. You never know when it will happen.
Any of you riders located in LA ?
vespa gt 125, the 1966 model with a little fin on the handlebar. dark grey with the original chromes.
ducati monsters are for smal people, and although it's a home product for me, it's not the easiest thing to mantain...
speed triple all the way, otherwise
as much fun as can be had on two wheels.
i mean, it's a 600 cc single cilinder...immagine the kick on this one...
Yeah those supermotard thumpers are cool but not really my cup of tea. I looked at a KTM SuperDuke a couple weeks ago - very Mad Max looking!
Until my previous wish comes true, I will be sing around town in my two wheeler:
$4.50 in gas per week, less than a subway sandwich.
these fuckers build one of these every week for tv show next to my studio space. they are called 'Built Thugs'. i've never seen it on tv but people say they are real. those bikes make a lot of noise and after the show they sell them to rich bikers like jay leno, cher, arnold etc. for many K's.
there are tons of those types of bikes here in Denver. Damn rear tires are almost as big as my cars (and my cars are large). Amazing how much people will pay for them. Annoying that the police barely enforce the sound limit laws (although they did have one or two crack downs, but there are a lot of bikes). Damn annoying.
I third the Ducati Monster. Can't say I love the fact that harley owns them, but they are great looking bikes - sporting in a sophisticated way. If I wasn't worried about losing a leg or my head, I'd go for one. Miss the days of the CBRs and Hurricanes (eventually sold my bikes for my first computer). Priorities can be boring.
southpole...you're vespista! respect dude!
i guess all in all a monster is the easiest thing...plus all the fixing u will have to do on it, you'll be an expert mechanic in no time!
this is what i want -
my gf's monster in her office
I couldn't decide if I was going to buy a plasma TV or Motorcycle, my friend suggested that I compromise and by a moped and a 15incher.
how abt a kawasaki ninja
or a honda blackbird
or if you can afford it...( mileage (2.5 Kms Per litre) + maintanence )
The Hunter of the rest of this planet's bikes ....
An Hayabusa GSX 1300R
and fitted with nitros !...ah ha !
custom made bikehttp://www.panteramotorcycles.com/
I have a few things left to do, but basically most if it's done:
-removal of all plastic (the bike was covered in the stuff)
-remove rear taillight and turn signals
-install new headlight fairing
-new taillight with turn signal integrator (not legal, but meh)
-new complete exhaust system
-modified front fender (it was super ugly before)
-chop and fabricate rear-most section of subframe
-fabricate integrated rear fender (under seat)
-relocate rear master cylinder
-relocate fuel pump
-relocate CDI unit
-relocate oil cooler
-relocate fuse box
-new front sprocket (for more wheelie fun)
-new rear sprocket
-stainless steel front brake lines....
And probably a few other things. Here's a more recent picture:
meet the 'whizzer.'
didnt pee wee herman ride something like that??
maybe he did. i sure like to have one..
btw, a trivia, pee wee is a cal-arts graduate.