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Dont wear ear plugs kingwicked. I need to get custom ones made as I can definately tell my hearing isnt as good as it use to be. I got a baffle that makes it not so noisy maybe I should put it in. I find the bike is more loud at max rpms and idle but midrange isnt to bad when riding. Ive tried the ones from the chemist but they dont work well with my ears. I wonder if my bike is still learner legal lol
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Dont wear ear plugs kingwicked. I need to get custom ones made as I can definately tell my hearing isnt as good as it use to be. I got a baffle that makes it not so noisy maybe I should put it in. I find the bike is more loud at max rpms and idle but midrange isnt to bad when riding. Ive tried the ones from the chemist but they dont work well with my ears. I wonder if my bike is still learner legal lol

Mate, you need to sort that out sooner rather than later! Seriously. I dropped some tips into my Two Bros exhaust and it's now around 96-97db instead of 101db. It's so much more comfortable and I can ride for longer with better concentration. I always wear either earplugs or my Audio Technica in-earphones with music on. Don't fuck around with your hearing dude! I used to wear ear protection even with the quiet as fuck stock pipes due to the wind noise.
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Mate, you need to sort that out sooner rather than later! Seriously. I dropped some tips into my Two Bros exhaust and it's now around 96-97db instead of 101db. It's so much more comfortable and I can ride for longer with better concentration. I always wear either earplugs or my Audio Technica in-earphones with music on. Don't fuck around with your hearing dude! I used to wear ear protection even with the quiet as fuck stock pipes due to the wind noise.


Do you have an open face helmet?
I've never really noticed wind noise visor open or closed.

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Do you have an open face helmet?
I've never really noticed wind noise visor open or closed.

Nope - I have one of these in blue..



and one of these in black...

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Yeah, I have no trouble with wind noise either.
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ditto...and I use an open face helmet.
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Simple answer - we aren't riding fast enough.

edit: I use this for night-time (clear visor):



And this for day-time (in red and silver, couldnt find it online + tinted visor):

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I have this:



I've gone pretty fast - I think it just fits my head well.
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heh ^ love that helmet I have a big head (XL helmet)

(mine's been tested @ ~210km/h, won't go into detail online).

edit: Just on that...you people with your OMFG fast superbikes (full license holders), what's the fastest you've taken your bikes (on private roads or on a track of course)?
And did it feel scary fast? Was the bike relatively stable/unstable @ those speeds?

I've been on a naked bike that maxed out @ ~210km/h and the wind force against me was f*cking insanely strong, the bike was relatively stable though.
I'd love to do track days somewhere down the track when I have my full license/a proper litre bike.

edit: here's a video of a 2008 zx-10r being tested flat out on a track in britain (speedo in mph, he maxes out at 304.17 km/h). towards the end of the vid he takes on an R1 (and gets beaten).

edit2: the MCN guys are insane, he drops down from that wheelie at ~ 200kph

edit3: this isn't meant to be a "my penis is bigger than yours" question, I'm just generally curious what it's like @ 250km/h+ and what it felt like on that certain type of bike.

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I'm fairly certain it's not because the hyosung sits on 32bhp with the standard exhaust which is EXACTLY on the bhp limit for a learner motorbike.

LAMS bikes are limited by power to weight, not break HP

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My old bike's power:weight was 32.47hp (it was a 50hp bike)

Me thinks your calcs are wrong unless you bike weighs about 1400kg. Its measured in KW per tonne and the limit is 150kW/tonne.

Fasted I have been on my old gixxer was an indicated 270ish. Probably a bit slower than that if it was measured by a GPS or such but yeah, its scary fast. If you ever get the chance to ride some track days, DO IT. You will learn so much about your riding in one day its not funny.
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KW how much was your helmet with the visor?? I ended up buying a shoei one when I first got my sumo but damn I paid through the nose for it
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Me thinks your calcs are wrong unless you bike weighs about 1400kg. Its measured in KW per tonne and the limit is 150kW/tonne.

Fasted I have been on my old gixxer was an indicated 270ish. Probably a bit slower than that if it was measured by a GPS or such but yeah, its scary fast. If you ever get the chance to ride some track days, DO IT. You will learn so much about your riding in one day its not funny.

Those Shark lids are very nice!

Tang, stats are taken from here - http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/sac...r_650_2003.php - 36.5kw @ 6750rpm. I think my current bike with the new pipe on it sits just under 100bhp.

With respect to the wind noise, I remember reading an article about wind noise and its up around 90db even though it doesn't feel like it so you are damaging your hearing without even noticing it due to the nature of the noise/frequency/pressures. I'll try and find the article for you all. It certainly doesn't sound 'loud' when you think my chainsaw is 92db.
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KW how much was your helmet with the visor?? I ended up buying a shoei one when I first got my sumo but damn I paid through the nose for it

I paid $240 for it and about $40 for a tinted visor. It is superb for me as I live in the west and sometimes the sun is dead on the horizon and even with a tinted visor you have to squint - the Zeus tint is really dark too. My GF just bought an RJays one with visor which can extend too and that was about $200 on sale. She tried the Shoei and Zeus but the XS were still too big but Rjays is a perfect fit in S. Bizarre eh.
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noise, I remember reading an article about wind noise and its up around 90db even though it doesn't feel like it so you are damaging your hearing without even noticing it due to the nature of the noise/frequency/pressures. I'll try and find the article for you all. It certainly doesn't sound 'loud' when you think my chainsaw is 92db.

I'm pretty sure once you're going any faster then 80km/hr you're doing yourself damage.
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I'm pretty sure once you're going any faster then 80km/hr you're doing yourself damage.

This isn't the same article but this reckons wind noise can get up to 103db!!

http://www.freehearingtest.com/hia_m...clefacts.shtml

I always wear earplugs at gigs/clubs too.
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Yeah earplugs are good even for just general comfort. I know I can ride a lot longer with protection in and a custom pair is the best $50 I have ever spent. They are meant to last a lifetime if looked after properly, and you can get the makers to reapply the protective coating on them when it wears out.

That was a good price for the helmet. Mine is covered in dust now, never gets used and it was the most expensive piece of bike gear I own, besides leathers. D:
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Yeah earplugs are good even for just general comfort. I know I can ride a lot longer with protection in and a custom pair is the best $50 I have ever spent. They are meant to last a lifetime if looked after properly, and you can get the makers to reapply the protective coating on them when it wears out.

That was a good price for the helmet. Mine is covered in dust now, never gets used and it was the most expensive piece of bike gear I own, besides leathers. D:

Why don't you wear it? I'm thinking about getting some of the custom moulded but I want to be able to listen to music. Some bluetooth moulded speakers would be ace!
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Why don't you wear it? I'm thinking about getting some of the custom moulded but I want to be able to listen to music. Some bluetooth moulded speakers would be ace!

Im pretty sure you can get custom earplugs made with headphones built inside them. Ill see if I can find the link

edit: found it had it booked mark although im not 100% sure if they are anygood
Tried this? http://www.earmold.com.au/Headsets/V...-products.html

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My good mate just got his L's this month and just received his bike. The thing looks/sounds freaking unreal!!!! He rode round to my place this morning and showed me it, the thing has custom pipes and sounds like a wet dream.

I am sooooo f*cking jealous. It's a Yamaha 650 Dragster, he picked it up for 4K and the thing looks freaking immaculate (think it's a 2003 model).

Oh yeah, and did I mention it's LAMS approved?
How did I not know about this bike!?!??!?!!?



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It's a v-twin isn't it? Any v-twin with pipes sounds orgasmic.
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It's a v-twin isn't it? Any v-twin with pipes sounds orgasmic.

I can confirm this

Yeah it's that kind of lazy popping noise. So wicked! Sounds very similiar to these pipes (though not as long).

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Through my searches I found an angry lion (as described in the single comment):

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My good mate just got his L's this month and just received his bike. The thing looks/sounds freaking unreal!!!! He rode round to my place this morning and showed me it, the thing has custom pipes and sounds like a wet dream.

I am sooooo f*cking jealous. It's a Yamaha 650 Dragster, he picked it up for 4K and the thing looks freaking immaculate (think it's a 2003 model).

Oh yeah, and did I mention it's LAMS approved?
How did I not know about this bike!?!??!?!!?



That is a beautiful ride. I would sooo buy this bike.

Must be fkin heavy to be learner approved.
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No doubt the MOST will be pretty tough on that.
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even vtr250's sound awesome with pipes

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That is a beautiful ride. I would sooo buy this bike.

Must be fkin heavy to be learner approved.

240kg dry weight
I had a sit on it, it's fairly low seating so the weight didn't seem too much of an issue for me.

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No doubt the MOST will be pretty tough on that.

I'd be leaning more towards impossible (for the U-turn).

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even vtr250's sound awesome with pipes

I saw a streetfighter L-Plater VTR today in yellow on Sydney's Northern Beaches, looked alright.

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Yeah if anything I would love the extra weight. My venox is 175ish kgs and when I'm at around 120 km it feels a little unstable so I feel a little hesistant to take it further.

It's probably just me...
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Not wanting to piss on the fire but fuck I hate cruisers. Fugly fucks they are. Each to their own and all that though

I don't think I'd ever own a fairinged bike either tbh.
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Not wanting to piss on the fire but fuck I hate cruisers. Fugly fucks they are. Each to their own and all that though

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I don't think I'd ever own a fairinged bike either tbh.

Big call...

edit: just on that, I prefer naked bikes to cruisers or fairing bikes but I do still like the others.

Only thing that shits me is bikini fairings. A pet hate of mine.

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Finally got some pics of my new ride!
let me know what u think:




Spent yesterday morning on the Old Pacific Highway in Sydney, what an awesome road for a motorbike
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Finally got some pics of my new ride!
let me know what u think:




Spent yesterday morning on the Old
Pacific Highway in Sydney, what an
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not really my style of bike, but very very nice though. 600 cc?
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Not wanting to piss on the fire but fuck I hate cruisers. Fugly fucks they are. Each to their own and all that though

I don't think I'd ever own a fairinged bike either tbh.

awww don't be like that. In saying that though I'm not a huge fan of fairings either.
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not really my style of bike, but very very nice though. 600 cc?

Cheers mate
Nah, its only a 250
im still on my L's
Gixer750 is coming soon!
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I just realised I'm off my restricted license in 3 weeks. All I need is a few thousand dollars spare to upgrade...
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The only things greener than that Kwakka above are my eyes at my sales manager mate who had a new Ducati 1100 Hypermotard sitting in his garage all weekend. FUCK I WANT TO RIDE THE SHIT OUT OF ALL THE BIKES HE BRINGS HOME.

ps a cruiser would be awesome if you already had a shitload of bikes in the stable and wanted something to put your woman on the back and cruise up/down the coast road on a sunday afternoon. no homo.

pps. Went out for a ride on the weekend. Was mostly sweet, but one of the girls we ride with was having her first ride back after breaking her hand. Guess what? She got into this massive tankslapper right in front of me and ate shit HARD. She ended up with a big concussion and a rebroken hand >.< I need to get a helmet cam to record these things!
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Gixer750 is coming soon!

Motorcycle News UK (MCN) has said time and time again the gsxr750 is THE BEST all round sports bike ever made.


Ever.

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I just realised I'm off my restricted license in 3 weeks. All I need is a few thousand dollars spare to upgrade...

grats dude - jealous as hell!

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grats dude - jealous as hell!

I won't have the cash to upgrade for some time, unfortunately
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I won't have the cash to upgrade for some time, unfortunately

What are you on at the moment, Duncan?
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2007 Suzuki GS500, so it's not too bad. I've just been looking at what I might like to get - so many nice bikes out there!
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so many nice bikes out there!

A plethora.









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2007 Suzuki GS500, so it's not too bad. I've just been looking at what I might like to get - so many nice bikes out there!

Yeah, it's like records - you never have enough

Still, you should get a good resell value on your bike surely? If you went for a bike a couple of years older (obviously depending on what you are after!) you might not have to add much to upgrade.

edit - http://www.redbookasiapacific.com/cs...s.php?R=120278 about $5k for your bike thereabouts. You'd be surprised what you can pick up for between $6-7k
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What did you end up getting, KW? FZ-6n, wasn't it?
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Si Senor, love it too. Very nimble for a 6 hunnerd. I got a 2005 for $6300 with 24 thousand km's on the clock so had a full service and new tyres too

Other than the too firm seat, it's a great bike imo.
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I had my first go on a motorbike today. I rented one out and took it for a massive spin around an island. The only thing is, when you're going fast, I can't work out how to turn corners. I understand you have to bend or lean or something but I suck at it.
In the end i just decided to slow down.
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Becy, if you can't ride a bike, don't especially in Thailand. You can live or you can die on a bike. If you want to learn to ride a bike, ffs do not attempt it in a foreign country where there are no road rules and where hospitals use rusty forks and knives as surgery utensils. If you can't help yourself and you want to ride, GO SLOW and get to know the bike.

Remember, you don't stear a bike, you lean it to turn. Having said that in the country you're in, the condition of the roads there are very poor and can also be very dirty with sand which can cause you to lose traction when turning a bike. My advice? Don't ride if you don't know how as you can kill yourself with inexperience. If you do ride, GO SLOW and do not attempt any stunts or tricks that you have no idea about how to execute properly. And always assume people on the road have not seen you whether in a car or on a bike.

Being on a bike needs your full concentration, you need to be alert to everything around you. So please refrain from riding after heavy drinking, nanging or shelving otherwise be prepared for the worst.
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I had one of these before and they were rubbish - poorly built,electrical problems,engine easily overheats, so jst letting you's know to stay away from it. I know it looks tempting for a learner legal bike but you better off walking.
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Becy, if you can't ride a bike, don't especially in Thailand. You can live or you can die on a bike. If you want to learn to ride a bike, ffs do not attempt it in a foreign country where there are no road rules and where hospitals use rusty forks and knives as surgery utensils. If you can't help yourself and you want to ride, GO SLOW and get to know the bike.

Remember, you don't stear a bike, you lean it to turn. Having said that in the country you're in, the condition of the roads there are very poor and can also be very dirty with sand which can cause you to lose traction when turning a bike. My advice? Don't ride if you don't know how as you can kill yourself with inexperience. If you do ride, GO SLOW and do not attempt any stunts or tricks that you have no idea about how to execute properly. And always assume people on the road have not seen you whether in a car or on a bike.

Being on a bike needs your full concentration, you need to be alert to everything around you. So please refrain from riding after heavy drinking, nanging or shelving otherwise be prepared for the worst.

+1. I ride a gixxer 600 as a daily and have been riding for 4 years, and I think that If i were to go to thailand or something similar, i wouldn't even think about riding over there because of the road conditions. I've seen videos and heard people say its pretty ridiculous over there, so screw lowsiding a crappy rented bike, and then going to some pov hospital, especially if you're JUST learning to ride.
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Originally Posted by BlueSteel

Remember, you don't stear a bike, you lean it to turn.

Ewww I never lean the bike over to turn, counter steer is where its at for anything faster then walking pace! If you want to turn the bike right push the right handle bar forward and if you want to turn left push the left handlebar forward and lean with the bike.
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