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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    Just listed my SV650 for sale - been riding the HP4 more and more so time to move on. Plus I think I may pick up an RC390 for the track instead of using the SV.
     
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  2. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Well-Known Member

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  3. John Doe

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    Those are ok I guess.:sarcasm:
    This is what I use:
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  4. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking, and I ride in my Tricker Stows quite a bit - admittedly shifter padding would be nice.

    But I don't really pretend that they are real motorcycle gear.
     
  5. otc

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    How much do you want for the sv650?

    Is it an S or the naked model?
     
  6. akatsuki

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    Wow, another Morimoto man. I am rocking the D2S 3.0 in a Grom headlight on my 650. Ironically I avoid riding at night at all costs :laugh:
     
  8. BostonHedonist

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    Ooh even better! They say laces are dangerous when riding so those are def. an improvement.



    @akatsuki - Hey how long have you had your Stows and how have they held up? I've got my first pair on the way from the UK.
     
  9. akatsuki

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    Forever and they are tanks. But I still wish there was shifter padding - been thinking about taking them to a cobbler to have a flap sewn on.
     
  10. akatsuki

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    I gave up on my retrofit - Just wasn't the clearance without doing a lot more work and I got kind of sick of trying to cram everything in there. Shame too, I did a ton including modding the projector, painting the shields, fixing the cutoff, etc...
     
  11. Cool The Kid

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    It is kind of a PITA. You can still do it easy with the Mini D2S kit though, no aiming or cutting necessary.
     
  12. GreenFrog

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    Anyone here have any experience owning / driving a motorcycle in Boston?
     
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    BostonHedonist, I would imagine has.
     
  14. akatsuki

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    Not for the headlight I was using which was super shallow.
     
  15. TRINI

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    Lol. Not sure if I mentioned it but I picked up a pair of the StylMartin Indian boots prior to my road trip.

    I love them. Super comfortable, waterproof and protection in the heel, toe and ankle.

    Also, my boy picked up the V7 Classic so I've got a riding buddy next year.
     
  16. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Uh oh...
     
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  17. BiellaBound

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    Great Boot, hopefully I will get my Triumph Scrambler this summer and order a pair.
    [​IMG].....need this in my life


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  18. BostonHedonist

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    Yeah, I live in Boston and ride most of the year (excluding salty road season). Mostly, I ride North or West until I'm no longer in Boston, or else I'm just in town on an errand or showing off a new wax job at the Starbucks on lower Newbury St. for a few minutes before heading somewhere I can actually get a decent ride in.

    From a practicality standpoint, I love my little Street Triple during rush hour. At first I would never ride during rush hour. Now it's a matter of necessity if I want to get anywhere on time because it's so easy to dart around the traffic.

    Watch out for potholes in the early spring. I can't stress that enough.

    Were you wondering about anything in particular?
     
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  19. GreenFrog

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    Thanks for the info. I'm most curious about parking in the city (Cambridge / Boston, mostly) and about riding around in traffic. It sounds like lane splitting is legal here? Do you ride when it's cold out before it starts snowing?

    It hasn't snowed here yet, but I'm anticipating it will in the next 2-3 months. Wondering if it's even worth it to get a bike now or if I should wait till March / April.
     
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  20. BostonHedonist

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    Parking is a snap. Years ago somebody won a court case exempting motorcycles from requiring permits to park in a permit only area. If you park in a metered zone, you've gotta pay up. There are some motorcycle meters now that are a quarter an hour. I like to park around bike racks meant for bicycles like so:

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    I imagine catching a parking enforcer considering ticketing me and saying, "What. It's bike parking."

    Not really into riding when it's bitter cold. Upper 40s is pretty much my limit. Realistically, mid 50s is where my willpower starts dropping. My bike goes into winter storage in November and comes out around late March.

    It's snowing right now.

    Lane splitting is illegal. But it doesn't matter if there's traffic and your bike's fast. Cops around here are rarely anywhere to be found when there's heavy traffic anyway. If you lane split just for fun or when it's not necessary, you're asking for it.

    I like to buy vehicles in January, when nobody is buying vehicles. You get great deals that way. And you can bargain even more heavily for new unsold stock from previous model year.
     

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