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Who Rides Motorcycles?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by DanStaz636, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. RumRunner

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    I used to have a 1966 Triumph Trophy 650, it was chopped, but a fun bike to ride. Wish I still had it.
     

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    Well, "know of" Max. :)

    I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to pick him out a lineup though.
     
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    Found a showroom clean one today
    1600 miles
     

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  5. Greg

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    Congrats,where do you ride ?
     
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  6. alpineboard

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    Been riding "trials" for 3 seasons now. It is a fun sport, starting slow and easy, actually the slower you can go and balance ends up winning. Starting with small obstacles, rocks, logs, etc. As your skill grows, the rocks and logs get bigger.
    Have been trying to promote the sport of trials in NH , and finally got 1000 acres of trials heaven located in central NH, to which in the opinion of some PRO riders, has the potential of being a multi day "International" event. There are enough rocks, and the caliber/difficulty of these rocks are at the INT level , that this area can be an "International" level event. Plus a huge field for parking. But do not let this scare you from trying this sport, there are plenty of easy beginner rocks as well. All ages welcome, one guy is 84 and does extremely well. Some rookies start at 8 years old. PM me if interested. Demo ride bikes are available, for a fee, the deal here is you can ride a 2019 state of the art, world class level bike to see if you are interested in trials. The new bikes are incredible, 140 pounds, one finger controls, riding these is like floating on air.
     

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    Mainly going to be streets but I’ll be looking into What trails are out there
     
  9. alpineboard

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    You are 1/2 way there. 00650de33d67fdf6025b132f7356e0ab.jpg
     
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    I would love to try trials riding,do you own all that land ?

    Are all your trophies from trails ?

    Tore my ACL and meniscus riding dirt in Leominster last season so probably not going to do any serious dirt riding this season. Next season though I will probably be in good enough shape to give trials a try,and renting a bike sounds like a great way to spend more money on motorcycles..I mean learn a new riding discipline.:D
     
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  12. Greg

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    Are you gonna tard the bike if mainly for streets, or just keep the current setup ? Only time I ride my 450 on the streets is to get to the dirt,although I did get it to 80mph on the pavement with knobbys on testing out my new Rekluse lol
     
  13. mikelawtown

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    Keeping dirt tires for now
    I rode my KLX on highway a ton but we will see about tire/rim combos
     
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    Greatest MC movie ever !

    Back when CA was Conservative and the place to be.
     
  16. alpineboard

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    That pic of the bike was from first owner. Beta EVO is the way to go for too many reasons. That pic of land is the 400 acre part. The 600 acres is across the road, on other side of the hill. Sort of a member/ Club owned property. w/o giving too much info out.
    The demo situation is a see if you like it, if you are on the fence of buying one. It is not a continuous rental service on a every day thing. Kind of a try before you buy, and even at that , it is an extremely generous offer. Think about it, here is a new 2019 top end bike, go take it for a spin. Who does that? We will work with you, but you need to know a bit of what trials is first.
    You may be able to do trials this season with your acl, reason is, trials is a very gentle , go slow, balance sport, and at first will need to go very slow to get the hang of how the bike handles, and then after you start to get the hang of it, you will start to go even slower. Really. As I said before, It is about being able to go slow over and in and out of some absolutely crazy terrain, after you become skilled. Kind of like a Mt Goat. 2 pounds of air in the squishy tires, soft suspension, steering capable 6 foot diameter circles. But in the beginning you start slow with smaller easier objects, turns, terrain, iot is all up to you. Just as an example, I ride 1 or 2 mph, for a solid non stop 1 hour or 2 hour duration, going from section to section for approx. 15 to 20 sections, repeat.
    I have some links to "trials training vids", next post
     
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    I have a good idea what its about,watched a lot of the Spanish Repsol rider although I cant remember his name. I am not going to be able to bunny hop a bike anytime soon..definately want to try it though.
     
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    I just ordered the rest of my front end stuff for my Harley. I will have some GP Suspension cartridges going in and will be setting up a dual brake disc system on the bike. I should probably have the parts in a week or two. Not sure when I'll do the install but it will be on a weekend. If anyone is interested in seeing how it's done let me know. I'll be doing the work in Bellingham, MA.
     
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    Had 2 buddies down from ME last weekend. Took them to Cycle Gear in Woburn. That place is awesome! Left with a pair of Alpinestars Boots.
     
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    They have a good selection of helmets? Looking to try on some full face AGVs and some Bells
     
  22. slap shot

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    Place looks familiar. Very “Woody”
     
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    They have a better selection of helmets than any dealer around. Didn’t really look at the helmets but I did see AGV.
     
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    The go-to dealer for helmets is Seacoast Sport Cycle in Derry, NH.
     
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    The only thing they don't have is Schuberth if you're looking for something full face.
     
  26. Mxracer239y

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    This. They actually know how to fit a helmet, and they stock the good stuff. Don't forget about their 'podium points' rewards (you essentially get 10% back in a gift card, valid for the next 10ish months).
     
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    I rebuilt my forks today. Converted the front end from a single disc to a dual setup. Brakes are next just waiting on some hardware to arrive.
     
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    changed oil today in the CRF with Actevo and a K/N filter.
    Not much more that I’m going to do to it except the Levers but not sure yet which ones between CRG or Zetta
     

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    nice, wife needs a bike too? I am about to put my 2011 xt250 for sale with 1800 miles
     
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    Current rides: 2013 FLHTK Stage 4, lots of goodies, currently living at the house in Florida. 2003 FLHTPI 88TC, S&S 509 gear drives, Thundermax closed loop FI, Progressive suspension all around, 2017 Kawasaki Concours 14 Widow Maker, 152 HP , sub 11 second 1/4 miles, and if you don't pay attention you may find the tach at 4500 RPM's in 6th gear and the speedo showing an indicated 110 MPH IMG_20140905_160649257_HDR.jpg IMG_3859 (2).JPG IMG_20180629_181745428_HDR.jpg
     
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