What kind of bike are you riding right now? What are you planning to buy in the future?
I bought my first motorcycle, a BMW f650 from 1998 last week at 1500 euro. About 50k kilometres. I'm aware of the fact it looks like faecal matter, but it's all I can afford right now.
Planning on getting one of these babies in a couple of years:
Fuck your jap matchbox bikes
Last edited by Fero-Gradumet; 03-28-2012 at 08:56 AM.
Yamaha R6. Almost time for the tracks to open.
make some side cash here
I have this, used to ride it alot but nowhere to ride anymore so it collects dust in the garage. I ride it up and down the street once in a while to keep the battery charged
Had a 1978 Honda hawk 400T but stator was dicked and good luck finding one for a reasonable price. So I stripped it and gave the engine to a buddy who is gonna rig up something and put it on his go cart
Was looking at an 80's interceptor 1000 bit insurance would be retarded. I might buy a little 400 this summer if the money's right. That or build a track bike.
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Well it's a drag i know, but there's only one place to go.
I'm comin' home, oh yeah I'm comin' home.
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Insurance prices are crazy over here, especially for young drivers. I'll have to pay over 600 euros to insure a 650cc. I bought the f650 to learn to ride properly, but what I really want is a decent old timer (Norton or BSA). Awesome looking bikes and cheap insurance/road tax.
yeah its about $500 canuckian per month for a 750 so its pretty bunk. a buddy of mine has insurance through some sham company and he only pays $10 a month.
Don't forget us Canucks. We have snowmobiles
maybe i'll move to washington. all insurance is retarded up here
When it comes to motorcycles, obviously. I'm aware of the fact most Americans drive wood paneled pick up trucks.
I've had a few bikes over the past 5 or so years I have been riding.
First and possibly my favorite:
SV650. 2003. The best year. Upgraded suspension to a ZX-10R rear shock. Then grafted on a 2004 GSXR 750 front end. Finally replaced the Kawasucki shock with an ELKA Triple clicker.
Pulled engine apart due to a busted gear dog which locked the transmission in 3rd gear. Before I fixed it I had to feed my need for a bike... so I bought this a 2009 Buell 1125R.
The Buell was a fun bike. Handled amazingly well. The engine was awesome... mostly. It did have flaws. Electrical issues and the oil pressure light would come in when I would get on the brakes decently hard. I ended up totaling that bike after 8k miles. I actually made money on it after insurance paid out.
After I got the SV650's engine back in the frame. Rode it for 50 miles on the street before doing a track day on it.
After I totaled the Buell, the Suzuki was there. Ready to enter into a 2nd tour of duty as my daily commuter. I actually went to a dyno day with it and out of the 4 SV650s there, it put down the most power. I couldn't have been more proud.
Then I made a huge mistake and bought this turd:
Someone rearended me on that bike at a stop light and it was totaled. I was able to ride it away, but it still had damage on a lot of the very expensive BMW components. I could not have been happier about that.
I put an R6 master cylinder on the SV650 and it entered its 3rd (and sadly last) tour.
It had over 50k miles at this point and a lot of abuse to be honest. I had been in the engine twice. Once for the transmission and a second time to replace piston rings as it started burning a lot of oil at Deals Gap. The SV650's worst enemy is wheelies. It causes oil starvation. Big time. I, however, love wheelies. The Vtwin's power delivery makes it ideal for wheelies, too. So at about 60k miles it died. Catastrophically. This SV650 was originally purchased at a Mt. Airy Suzuki dealership in NC. I was on a group ride to ride the Virginia gaps and in Mt. Airy the engine let go as I left a corner and got back on the gas. I heard a loud pop and noticed I was running on 1 cylinder. I looked in my mirror and notice nothing but smoke. I start to slow down and shift through the gears. I stop and kill the bike. I left oil for about .25 mile. The front connecting rod snapped and punched a hole in the engine case. I blasted it with piss and had a friend trailer it back to home.
After that I got this:
2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC. Bad ass bike. The triple engines are probably the best things in the world. Its comfortable, quick, fun and looks bad ass.
Need to put more off-road oriented tires on it and then I might have some more fun.
Sorry for the novel.
TL;DR: BMWs are not for everyone. I am sad to see the SV650 go... really sad. Eurotrash Tiger FTW.
i want a road bike :c