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      07-05-2011, 02:18 AM   #67
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My safety is paramount to your annoyance.

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It is annoying, but more importantly it puts me and everybody around me in danger when I'm blinded from a rider's headlight. Basically what you're saying is your safety is paramount to everyone else.
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      07-05-2011, 07:43 AM   #68
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It is annoying, but more importantly it puts me and everybody around me in danger when I'm blinded from a rider's headlight. Basically what you're saying is your safety is paramount to everyone else.
I call bullshit, when I was a 100% car cager I was less blinded by a bike with high beams than a SUV with regular HIDs.

I've NEVER had a bike blind me. Shit I can turn on my high beams stand in front of the bike and look at it directly from 5 feet and it's not nearly as bad as the suvs/trucks/cars/etc
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      07-05-2011, 07:44 AM   #69
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I've seen way to many squids go down because they jumped on a liter bike before they've had any riding experience. I'd get a 500 before I get anything else. The problem with sports bikes is that you have to rev them to get any power. Not good for a new rider.

P.S. I'm against 250's because they don't have the get up and go that's needed, even for the street.

good point about 250s and not enough power. Although the new ones are a bit better.
I'm thinking more 250s around the city and not highway speeds. I definitely wouldn't recommend much/any 250 driving at highway speeds unless you have some serious cajones
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I don't know, and never will. The word "douchebag" comes to mind.
usually they're the cruiser squids
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      07-05-2011, 10:32 AM   #71
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I call bullshit, when I was a 100% car cager I was less blinded by a bike with high beams than a SUV with regular HIDs.

I've NEVER had a bike blind me. Shit I can turn on my high beams stand in front of the bike and look at it directly from 5 feet and it's not nearly as bad as the suvs/trucks/cars/etc
Agree. Not only that, but i typically only ride with high beam on during the day, not at night. Either way I'm flashing high beams when approaching an intersection.

I've never had anyone flash me for having bright lights. But in a car, after i put my suspension on i forgot to adjust the lights and people were flashing me immediately. So i'm thinking it's not a big deal to most people.
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      07-05-2011, 08:05 PM   #72
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I have a ninja 250r as my first bike from a 50cc scooter. On the highway its not that bad but you definitely do not have much passing power. It will hit 105 mph though if you have enough room.

I recently had random thoughts of going down and I really haven't ridden since even though I have been thinking of upgrading since I got it.

Think I should just sell it or get a faster possibly more dangerous or possibly safer bike since I would be able to get out of dangers way.

Btw I live in Miami but I drive with extreme caution I never split lanes or drive recklessly.
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      07-07-2011, 02:46 AM   #73
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i have two.

what bike do you ride?

and

what do you think of ducati 848 evos? i would like to ride one in the future.
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      07-07-2011, 08:29 AM   #74
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I have a ninja 250r as my first bike from a 50cc scooter. On the highway its not that bad but you definitely do not have much passing power. It will hit 105 mph though if you have enough room.

I recently had random thoughts of going down and I really haven't ridden since even though I have been thinking of upgrading since I got it.

Think I should just sell it or get a faster possibly more dangerous or possibly safer bike since I would be able to get out of dangers way.

Btw I live in Miami but I drive with extreme caution I never split lanes or drive recklessly.
in miami, I'd REALLY recommend getting a stronger bike now that you have a strong core riding basis, and if you're riding on any interstates.
a newer 600cc will give you a blast and will be more than enough.

Feel free to go for a liter, but if you're having thoughts of going down, the liter bike might actually put you down (oh and despite the heat down there...wear your gear, get some lightweight breathable mesh)
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i have two.

what bike do you ride?

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what do you think of ducati 848 evos? i would like to ride one in the future.

Over the years I've ridden tons of bikes, currently in my stable is a FZ1 and a Daytona 675. Looking at upgrading to a duc.

ducati 848 evos are awesome bikes, but unless you're doing the track, really overkill. a regular 848 will do just as well on the street. ultimately your call, both good bikes .
(make sure you know what you're getting into with duc maintenance, completely different than the jap counterparts)
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      07-07-2011, 10:48 AM   #76
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^Ducati maintenance is a PITA. It's much more work since it's a Vtwin.
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      07-07-2011, 10:51 AM   #77
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Over the years I've ridden tons of bikes, currently in my stable is a FZ1 and a Daytona 675. Looking at upgrading to a duc.

ducati 848 evos are awesome bikes, but unless you're doing the track, really overkill. a regular 848 will do just as well on the street. ultimately your call, both good bikes .
(make sure you know what you're getting into with duc maintenance, completely different than the jap counterparts)
Agreed. The 848 is overkill. Get an BMW S1KRR. 6-10 week wait.
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      07-07-2011, 10:55 AM   #78
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Agreed. The 848 is overkill. Get an BMW S1KRR. 6-10 week wait.
+1 That's what I ride now. The fastest, most powerful street bike.
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      07-07-2011, 11:00 AM   #79
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+1 That's what I ride now. The fastest, most powerful street bike.
I'll be getting one of those eventually. Fucking insurance is TRIPLE what it is for my 675.
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^Wow. I'm paying $53 a month for the S1k with $100,000/$300,000/$100,000. If you want my agents number PM me.
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      07-07-2011, 04:40 PM   #81
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I have an 07' Ninja 650R currently. Have thought about getting a 2007 Yamaha R1 or Duc 1198 but may hold off a bit longer since I am buying the 5. May not be as exotic looking as other bikes but the Ninja 650R is a very fast street bike and good bang for the buck.
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      07-07-2011, 06:09 PM   #82
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I have an 07' Ninja 650R currently. Have thought about getting a 2007 Yamaha R1 or Duc 1198 but may hold off a bit longer since I am buying the 5. May not be as exotic looking as other bikes but the Ninja 650R is a very fast street bike and good bang for the buck.
extremely so, very comfortable, great gas mileage, good all around bike
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Question,

back in the honda/acura JDM days, I'd always get pulled over for my exhaust being "too loud", but all the harley guys would have bikes that were so fn loud I thought it was the end of time......but they still don't get pulled over.

why?
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      07-07-2011, 07:26 PM   #84
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Question,

back in the honda/acura JDM days, I'd always get pulled over for my exhaust being "too loud", but all the harley guys would have bikes that were so fn loud I thought it was the end of time......but they still don't get pulled over.

why?
teenage vs adult thing. hahah. usually the 'ricers' are the ones driving like idiots. usually harleys don't (at least in comparison)

that and lots of police officers have bikes at home
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True. Harley's tend to ride a little slower than sport bike riders but if a cop wanted to they could pull us over for our loud aftermarket exhuasts.
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I was looking at the fzr or the ducati monster 696
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one more question. would 5'7 be to short to ride an average size bike.
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one more question. would 5'7 be to short to ride an average size bike.
you're perfect for a bike believe it or not. most bikes if i recall are made for people about 5'8"
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