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Eurodriver
10-12-2012, 12:50
http://i50.tinypic.com/2lsi3ic.jpg


:whistling:

ChuteTheMall
10-12-2012, 12:54
Is that a real motorcycle finally?

:motorcycle:

Sharkey
10-12-2012, 12:59
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You ditched the Mana? I guess it was when you tried to dribble a Bball while riding it?

I'm picking up the slack, I rode my TMax to work today. I even have my murse with me. :supergrin:

I passed 2 cruiser guys and neither waved at me..... go figure.
If I wanna be a real man and ride a cycle, I jut hop on my 919

sappy13
10-12-2012, 13:25
Very nice upgrade. I like the colors.

John Rambo
10-12-2012, 13:25
Awww, you got yourself a real motorcycle. Congrats!

glock_collector
10-12-2012, 13:45
and someday when your older, I will take ya fer a ride on my v-max.....(bring a change of undies!)

John Rambo
10-12-2012, 13:57
and someday when your older, I will take ya fer a ride on my v-max.....(bring a change of undies!)

That thing will probably stomp a mudhole in your VMAX.

Just_plinking
10-12-2012, 13:59
and someday when your older, I will take ya fer a ride on my v-max.....(bring a change of undies!)

That's cute.

mhambi
10-12-2012, 14:13
Our little eurodriver is growing up!

Hamilton Burger
10-12-2012, 14:18
Nice Honda.

Don't ever wash it (that's not what the water's for).

fnfalman
10-12-2012, 14:22
Pin that mutha wide open.

okie
10-12-2012, 14:40
Nice bike my friend:thumbsup:

GVFlyer
10-12-2012, 15:09
Nice scoot.

Eurodriver
10-12-2012, 15:13
http://i48.tinypic.com/2pt32uf.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/2eq7t6r.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/x1j7mc.jpg

Is that a real motorcycle finally?



Finally

Awww, you got yourself a real motorcycle. Congrats!
Nice Honda.

Don't ever wash it (that's not what the water's for).
Nice bike my friendhttp://glocktalk.com/forums/images/smilies/thumbs%20up.gif

Thanks guys! I'll do my best not to wash it - ever.

That thing will probably stomp a mudhole in your VMAX.

That ain't no joke. I am popping wheelies on accident. Shame on me for riding a clutchless motorcycle for 4 months. :rofl:The 0-60 on this is 3 seconds in first gear.

Very nice upgrade. I like the colors.

Me too. Its a CBR600 which there are tons of, but very very few green and black. Now I just have to put up with the "Kawasaki Green" folks calling me a "poser".

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You ditched the Mana? I guess it was when you tried to dribble a Bball while riding it?

I'm picking up the slack, I rode my TMax to work today. I even have my murse with me. :supergrin:

I passed 2 cruiser guys and neither waved at me..... go figure.
If I wanna be a real man and ride a cycle, I jut hop on my 919

I loved the Mana, and if I could own both I definitely would. The Mana is extremely comfortable and amazing to ride. I would recommend one to anyone, anytime. It had great storage capacity, was forgiving, great fuel economy (47+) but it just didn't have what I was looking for. I wanted a motorcycle. Kinda ****ty when you have to honk your horn to get a chick's attention on a bike

Eurodriver
10-12-2012, 15:16
And thanks in no small part to the suggestions made by many of you - I'm finally geared up.

http://i47.tinypic.com/2aimtlv.jpg

I just need boots.

GVFlyer
10-12-2012, 15:26
And thanks in no small part to the suggestions made by many of you - I'm finally geared up.

http://i47.tinypic.com/2aimtlv.jpg

I just need boots.

Yep, something over your ankles.

LSUAdman
10-12-2012, 15:27
Yay, now you can do wheelies, just like that little ole lady wanted you too. :supergrin:

fnfalman
10-12-2012, 15:51
I loved the Mana, and if I could own both I definitely would. The Mana is extremely comfortable and amazing to ride. I would recommend one to anyone, anytime. It had great storage capacity, was forgiving, great fuel economy (47+) but it just didn't have what I was looking for. I wanted a motorcycle. Kinda ****ty when you have to honk your horn to get a chick's attention on a bike

Should have gone with a V-twin Tuono. Chicks would be throwing themselves at you.

The Maggy
10-12-2012, 16:03
Gorgeous looking bike. I didn't know that Honda was making bikes in Kawasaki Green though :whistling:

mhambi
10-12-2012, 16:03
Should have gone with a V-twin Tuono. Chicks would be throwing themselves at you.

Oh, but they already are! He didn't realize that when he heard bikers talk about their 'old ladies', that they meant OLD LADIES.

itstime
10-12-2012, 16:11
What did you trade in on that? Scooters rock!

Eurodriver
10-12-2012, 16:14
Should have gone with a V-twin Tuono. Chicks would be throwing themselves at you.

Don't remind me.

I was sitting on a Tuono that cost less than this about a month ago but I turned it down.

I went back a few weeks ago to buy it and it was gone.

2010 - Orange, still had the warranty for 6months. New tires, aftermarket exhaust. I think it was like $7,100.

Talk about a kick in the ****.

Just_plinking
10-12-2012, 16:19
Yep, something over your ankles.

True, also... I once had a get off wearing lace up sneakers, and they flew off exposing both of my feet to rash and dirt. Ended up having to go to the doc for cleaning/antibiotic the next day. I would have been fine if I had been wearing even hiking boots or anything that laced up really tight.

sheriff733
10-12-2012, 16:24
http://i50.tinypic.com/2lsi3ic.jpg


:whistling:

So where is the bike replacing the scooter?

:headscratch:

G19Tony
10-12-2012, 17:04
Nice bike. I'm really liking my TCX boots. Check them out.

southernshooter
10-12-2012, 17:19
That's nice. Don't think it will stomp a hole in a V max though.

Eurodriver
10-12-2012, 18:34
That's nice. Don't think it will stomp a hole in a V max though.

In the twisties? Try keeping up. The vmax is literally more than twice the price of my bike too. And for what? .5 in the 1/4?

USMCsilver
10-12-2012, 18:54
Coming from a former 1000RR owner, that's a nice little machine.

Enjoy it; be careful.

Detectorist
10-12-2012, 19:18
Please take an MSF safety course. You're in Florida. You need it.

concretefuzzynuts
10-12-2012, 19:24
Keep this up and you will actually be taken seriously.

sheriff733
10-12-2012, 19:26
Damn Euro, you're really pulling out all the stops to get that old bag in the sack.

Proud of you.

:cheers:

fnfalman
10-12-2012, 20:20
That's nice. Don't think it will stomp a hole in a V max though.

Depends on which VMax. The old or the new.

Eurodriver
10-13-2012, 07:43
Damn Euro, you're really pulling out all the stops to get that old bag in the sack.

Proud of you.

:cheers:

You know, if I were in my mid-90s...well, lets just say I wouldn't have to play all these games to get her attention..:rofl:

Keep this up and you will actually be taken seriously.

I'm not already??? I thought everyone loves me.

Eurodriver
10-13-2012, 07:50
Removed the gay heat shield from the exhaust.

http://i49.tinypic.com/2z8ni8m.jpg

Eurodriver
10-13-2012, 07:54
Please take an MSF safety course. You're in Florida. You need it.

I took one in July, but I'm trying to find a sportbike class focused on street riding.

I'm not going to take this on the track, I don't care if I can turn at 160mph, I want to learn how to swerve quickly.

Oddly enough, my Aprilia felt easier to control than this. I just used the handlebars to counterstear and I'd swerve easily.

This, I have to use my whole body to lean. Its a little unnatural.

jpa
10-13-2012, 08:25
How are you and the old lady on her bicycle gonna go for your evening cruises after you wash your jetski? Very impractical...unless she's riding pillion.... ;)

Geeorge
10-13-2012, 14:31
and someday when your older, I will take ya fer a ride on my v-max.....(bring a change of undies!)

I'll run that V-max with another vintage bike that was designed to do street fighting against it.

Stop light to stop light never lost to a Vmax:wavey:

http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww295/geeorge1/100_1223.jpg

fnfalman
10-13-2012, 14:53
Oddly enough, my Aprilia felt easier to control than this. I just used the handlebars to counterstear and I'd swerve easily.

This, I have to use my whole body to lean. Its a little unnatural.

It's called "leverage".

HexHead
10-13-2012, 14:58
And thanks in no small part to the suggestions made by many of you - I'm finally geared up.

http://i47.tinypic.com/2aimtlv.jpg

I just need boots.

Why do you hate your legs so much? Jeans will shred within two feet of sliding. Then it's just flesh. They don't call it road rash for nothing.

Nice bike, btw.

Happypuppy
10-13-2012, 15:58
I took one in July, but I'm trying to find a sportbike class focused on street riding.

I'm not going to take this on the track, I don't care if I can turn at 160mph, I want to learn how to swerve quickly.

Oddly enough, my Aprilia felt easier to control than this. I just used the handlebars to counterstear and I'd swerve easily.

This, I have to use my whole body to lean. Its a little unnatural.

Look for Streetmasters, or total control. The Keith Code class is great if you like to race. I would bet you need your suspension setup for you. It is the single biggest improvement in handling IMO.


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Eurodriver
10-13-2012, 16:05
Why do you hate your legs so much? Jeans will shred within two feet of sliding. Then it's just flesh. They don't call it road rash for nothing.

Nice bike, btw.

Baby steps. I rode my last bike for a month before I even bought a helmet.

Then I rode in flip flops and shorts.

I know I'm not all the way yet, but progress is being made. What kind of pants do you recommend?

Eurodriver
10-13-2012, 16:06
Look for Streetmasters, or total control. The Keith Code class is great if you like to race. I would bet you need your suspension setup for you. It is the single biggest improvement in handling IMO.


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I'll look into all of that, the suspension especially. Thanks.

bigmac85
10-13-2012, 16:12
Is that the modell equipped with the abs braking system?

ETA: get your suspension set up for your weight /riding style like others have mentioned, it makes a night day difference. Have fun and be safe.

berto62
10-13-2012, 16:28
I'll look into all of that, the suspension especially. Thanks.

Check out this school. They have classes in both Bradenton and Lakeland.

http://www.totalridertech.com/index.html

Sharkey
10-13-2012, 20:07
Removed the gay heat shield from the exhaust.

http://i49.tinypic.com/2z8ni8m.jpg

Gay heat shield? The pillion won't be too happy. I run cortech bags on my 919 and they lay on the heat shield

sappy13
10-13-2012, 20:40
Why do you hate your legs so much? Jeans will shred within two feet of sliding. Then it's just flesh. They don't call it road rash for nothing.

Nice bike, btw.

Sometimes riding pants just arent practical. Im all for wearing gear, and I have riding pants that I have worn plenty of times for highway or interstate riding, but for riding around town they dont get pulled out. I feel like very few people on here with motorcycles wear riding pants EVERY time they take a spin on their bike.

Happypuppy
10-13-2012, 20:50
I like draggin Jeans they are Kevlar lined and warm as the PNW can get pretty cold.
Most of the time I wear these. Amazon.com: Carhartt Men's Double Front Logger Dungaree: Clothing@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Map8CV4jL.@@AMEPARAM@@41Map8CV4jL

They are reasonable as far as price and the double front gives added protection. I personally don't like to do the biker look. I wear a textile jacket, jeans, boots and helmet with gloves. The helmet I like to the bike and I put the gloves and jacket in a tail bag. They make some nice rear seat bags if you don't ride with a pillion
as well.

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fnfalman
10-13-2012, 23:08
I know I'm not all the way yet, but progress is being made. What kind of pants do you recommend?

For regular tooting around, jeans/khakis are fine.

For more aggressive riding (i.e. planned ahead rides), wear heavier protective clothings like leather jacket & pants or heavy cordura jacket & pants.

M&P Shooter
10-14-2012, 03:35
Next thing you know this guy will be shaving:supergrin:

Geeorge
10-14-2012, 03:59
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud1tmTJNsk0&list=FLJnDMFNNgegp344X2I1jLCA&index=2&feature=plpp_video

the video said they lived or I wouldn't have posted it here:wavey:

Bren
10-14-2012, 04:31
the video said they lived or I wouldn't have posted it here:wavey:

The video lied, possibly to get around some posting rules. Paramedicas don't leave live people hanging by their head while they take pictures. His name was Brandon Lee White from Broken Arrow, OK. He's definitely dead.

His family hopes his death will put greater emphasis on helmet laws...??? :dunno: Maybe they think wearing 2 helmets would have helped him.

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2009/158/19201514_124449842513.jpg

Geeorge
10-14-2012, 12:23
The video lied, possibly to get around some posting rules. Paramedicas don't leave live people hanging by their head while they take pictures. His name was Brandon Lee White from Broken Arrow, OK. He's definitely dead.

His family hopes his death will put greater emphasis on helmet laws...??? :dunno: Maybe they think wearing 2 helmets would have helped him.

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2009/158/19201514_124449842513.jpg

I don't think the helmet made any difference at 120mph,but still sorry to hear he died:wavey:

Clutch Cargo
10-14-2012, 16:27
You traded your scoot for...another?

Eurodriver
10-30-2012, 11:14
http://i47.tinypic.com/2wej2g7.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/34qw6md.jpg

I just want some black shorty levers and a black double bubble windscreen, then it will be complete.

kensb2
10-30-2012, 11:25
Baby steps. I rode my last bike for a month before I even bought a helmet.

Then I rode in flip flops and shorts.

I know I'm not all the way yet, but progress is being made. What kind of pants do you recommend?

How long have you been out of the Marines? I don't ride a bike, but from my time on AD, even I know exactly what gear the Army expects you to wear (for safety) when riding because of all the posters and crap plastered all over the place. Maybe the Marines just aren't as anal about that stuff?

tshadow6
10-30-2012, 11:27
Congratulations on your motorcycle. The next piece of gear you need is specialized riding pants. A pair of Sliders will save your bacon in a crash. I wear Sliders cargo pants. They have Kevlar for protection from the hips to below the knees. Do you wear gloves? Gloves are another important piece of equipment.

Eurodriver
10-30-2012, 11:39
How long have you been out of the Marines? I don't ride a bike, but from my time on AD, even I know exactly what gear the Army expects you to wear (for safety) when riding because of all the posters and crap plastered all over the place. Maybe the Marines just aren't as anal about that stuff?

No, they definitely are. That's why I never had a bike while I was in. How can you drive your bike to batallion PT if you need to show up like you're dressed for war?

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Eurodriver
10-30-2012, 11:42
Congratulations on your motorcycle. The next piece of gear you need is specialized riding pants. A pair of Sliders will save your bacon in a crash. I wear Sliders cargo pants. They have Kevlar for protection from the hips to below the knees. Do you wear gloves? Gloves are another important piece of equipment.

Ironically I started off wearing no gear. Just a shirt and flip flops. Now I don't leave home without gloves boots a helmet a jacket with armor etc.

But I'm still lacking pants. Most pants I've seen look STUPID. Sliders you say? I'll look into them

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fnfalman
10-30-2012, 11:55
But I'm still lacking pants. Most pants I've seen look STUPID. Sliders you say? I'll look into them

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Look at Cortech riding jeans or cargo pants too. AlpineStar also has riding pants. However, these are no more than slightly heavier pants than typical dress pants with some reinforced leather/kevlar pannels.

Draggin Jeans are the best and most expensive (most uncomfortable too because of all the kevlar panels sewn into them). There's a French outfit that also makes some seriously mean riding jeans that are leather-like in crash resistance but not cheap at about $500 a pop.

kensb2
10-30-2012, 12:00
No, they definitely are. That's why I never had a bike while I was in. How can you drive your bike to batallion PT if you need to show up like you're dressed for war?

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Most guys would wear their full PT gear w/boots, then strip down depending on the weather and put their sneakers on. Usually wore a small backpack to store the extra clothes. I agree, it always (and still does) seem like a huge pain in the arse. I still work on a military post, and a lot of the people I work with refuse to ride to work because the restrictions are the same for all.

Travclem
10-30-2012, 12:13
the video said they lived or I wouldn't have posted it here:wavey:
He most definitely did not live.