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Apparently the roads over there are piss easy to navigate. Yeah there are basically no road rules but the way it all works is very intuitive once you are actually using the road. From an outside perspective it just looks like chaos.

Becy, you still over in Chang Mai?

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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.

lol, what happens when you push the bar? Thats right folks, the bike leans!
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Apparently the roads over there are piss easy to navigate. Yeah there are basically no road rules but the way it all works is very intuitive once you are actually using the road. From an outside perspective it just looks like chaos.

Becy, you still over in Chang Mai?



lol, what happens when you push the bar? Thats right folks, the bike leans!

I know but thats not what I meant....
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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!

Kill him, assume his identity and share with me?

Sounds like she needs some of those handroid gloves, poor thing. Tankslapper = nightmare!
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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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But in much fucking sterner tones and with a furrowed pissed off brow!! As much as it pains me to say it, it would actually be nice to have you back in one piece at some point in the future.

Stay off two wheels please!

edit: oh yeah, the other point to this is that the guys who rent bikes to tourists LOVE it when you stack it as they can generally rip you the fuck off with compensation or insurance. If you didn't get reamed for lots of cash you really did have a lucky day - don't push it eh?
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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.



Ummm yes hunny bunny but it's almost impossible to explain counter steering to a n00b who has never ridden a bike before so I made it easy for her to understand it and wrote "lean".


Gee, I hope that is ok with you, please don't kick me out of this thread for it.
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edit: oh yeah, the other point to this is that the guys who rent bikes to tourists LOVE it when you stack it as they can generally rip you the fuck off with compensation or insurance. If you didn't get reamed for lots of cash you really did have a lucky day - don't push it eh?

Haha. When I hired mine in Bali he tried to quickly show me and he was like "You see, perfect condition, A1 Boss, brand new, no marls". I looked it over and pointed out several scratches and bumps and he started smiling and was like "Okay, okay, a few marks, never mind."

Dickhead Australian tourists were the most dangerous people on the roads. People driving drunk or people that didn't know how to ride and probably have never been on two wheels in their lives cause a lot of accidents.
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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.

You've got life insurance, yeah?
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Not having proper wet weather gear sucks in this kind of weather (in Sydney). It just means I pretty much can't ride.
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Not having proper wet weather gear sucks in this kind of weather (in Sydney). It just means I pretty much can't ride.

Wuss!

I still ride despite my waterproof trousers leaking at the crotch. I'm looking at getting some dririder or dainese galvestones. The DriRider jacket I have is awesomely waterproof and breathes really well. Just been trialing some catcrap on my visor too to try and get rid of the fogging issue. It's not bad but not perfect either but does make a big enough difference - I'll try putting a bit more on and see if that's more effective.
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Yeah, I need to get some waterproof over-trousers or something. I ride in Hornee jeans, so they are sub-optimal for riding in the wet. I don't mind riding home in the rain, but coming in sucks.
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Yeah, I need to get some waterproof over-trousers or something. I ride in Hornee jeans, so they are sub-optimal for riding in the wet. I don't mind riding home in the rain, but coming in sucks.

Definitely. Even some decent waterproofs (not DriRider oddly enough considering how good their other gear is) will suffice OK - they roll up nice and tight and are light. Also cuts a lot of wind chill. In the winter I always wear long johns under my Draggings anyway!
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Duncan, heard of thomas cooks? (The jeans, not the boots.) They're the shit for cold and wet rides.

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Cheers Nate, but I'm not willing to wear anything less than kevlar reinforced pants on the road. I just need something like this to wear over the top of my current pants:

http://www.mcas.com.au/_product.php?...n=1&prodid=530

And I need to be less of a wuss too.
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Cheers Nate, but I'm not willing to wear anything less than kevlar reinforced pants on the road. I just need something like this to wear over the top of my current pants:
http://www.mcas.com.au/_product.php?...n=1&prodid=530

And I need to be less of a wuss too.

Bargain. And yes you do

I'm looking for some black reflective tape for my helmet and bike. Saw some under light the other night and it's awesome!
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Just been trialing some catcrap on my visor too to try and get rid of the fogging issue. It's not bad but not perfect either but does make a big enough difference - I'll try putting a bit more on and see if that's more effective.

Get some dishwashing liquid and put alittle bit onto the inside of the visor. Spread it out so it covers it and then buff/wipe it off (I go in small circular motions) with a cloth. It will feel abit slippery but it will greatly reduce fogging up for afew weeks and then repeat the process when needed.

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I have a pair of LaTrek slip over wet weather pants that sit over my draggin jeans. They are FULLY waterproof + they have kneepads in them. They work wonders.

Can't find the company online though (they may have gone bust - who knows)

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I ordered this plate before my bike died. It just arrived the other day, I kind of picked it up as I was deciding what I was going to do with my bike.

With my bike, starter motor has gone, 1st,2nd,3rd gear are fucked, heaps of new seals for stuff required.....etc etc.

Parts alone would cost ~1500 and then there would be labour costs too if I wanted it fixed. All up i'd be looking @ ~2500-3000 to fix a second hand bike that cost me 4000.



I've decided I might not get my bike fixed. Not worth it.

On the plus side I'll enjoy my next bike a shitload more cos it will be unrestricted. I'm 2 years off my full license, still have a corolla for transport. I'm gonna hold onto these plates for the next two years and put them on my new unrestricted bike.

Anyhoo I'm still gonna hang round the bike forum and pretend I'm a part of it

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Didnt you have plates that said "P337"??

Your bike was the drz tard wasnt it? $3000 for a new engine and gearbox installed? Thats not right. The drz has been the same for eons, you should be able to buy an older engine and box for a good price and since the whole engine would be pulled out and swapped it wouldnt be that big of a job (compared to splitting the cases and rebuilding the fucker anyways). Ring around a few other mechanics and ask, it cant hurt!
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Nah, his is the Hyo isn't it? Romie's is the motard
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I am now eligible to renew my license and go on to unrestricted license and i've never been on anything other than a scooter, which i no longer have. RTA is such a joke.

Hoping to do a one on one with a training school soon so i can get the hang of riding a proper bike with gears. Hopefully can buy myself a bike in the next 6 months.
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Yeah I was a 2006 hyosung 650 naked. Mechanic is a pretty decent blooke, he's taken ages toget back to me cos he's been trying to find parts from a wrecker to keep costs down, that price I quoted was the new price. He is seeing if he can find second hand bits for me.

Eh, if push comes to shove and it's still gonna cost a shitload then 2 years isn't that bad. And yeah, I will enjoy it 100000 times moer when I can hop back on a bike

And yeah my past plate was P337, moved that on to my car.

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You could always 'lose' the bike somewhere or shove it off a moving trailer
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hmmm fair enough then. Does google come up with any other easy heart transplants? Its a pretty fucked way of giving up riding for 2 years
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Yeah I was a 2006 hyosung 650 naked. Mechanic is a pretty decent blooke, he's taken ages toget back to me cos he's been trying to find parts from a wrecker to keep costs down, that price I quoted was the new price. He is seeing if he can find second hand bits for me..

Who/where is your mechanic?
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http://maps.google.com.au/maps/place...28166763437374

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Thanks but prob a bit far to bother, i'm at redfern so i'm sure there's something closer..
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Today was one of those days where the bike just seems like liquid - everything running so fucking smoothly, sweet spots abundant. Just brilliant
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i hope this weekend is like that. Heading away to MX Mountain for a few days. Should be plenty of good riding and mucho drinking!

I need to locktite all my bolts in though, in the last 3 rides i have lost 3 different bolts and parts of my bike!
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Turns out I only have to wait till Jan 19th 2012 to get my full bike license (25th birthday). That's doable for me (just over 18 months away), I'll hold out

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Just been trialing some catcrap on my visor too to try and get rid of the fogging issue. It's not bad but not perfect either but does make a big enough difference -


I only use this to clean the bugs and road grime my helmet and visor . I clean the inside of the visor too as it also helps with the anit-fogging.

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just sold my 09 Ninja 250R the other day and picked up an 03 CBR600RR today... this is gonna take some getting used to!





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In a month you're gonna wish you got the 1000.
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In a month you're gonna wish you got the 1000.

That would be dependant on size though wouldn't it?

I have a mate 5'6", 65kg who thinks his r6 is perfect. Personally I'd prefer a 1000 cos I'm bigger, but on the flipside wouldn't you be able to push a 600 harder through the corners? (I've never ridden a 600 or 1000 sports bike, epic speculation here).

edit: 163kg dry weight for your 03 cbr600 is bloody light!

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That would be dependant on size though wouldn't it?

I have a mate 5'6", 65kg who thinks his r6 is perfect. Personally I'd prefer a 1000 cos I'm bigger, but on the flipside wouldn't you be able to push a 600 harder through the corners? (I've never ridden a 600 or 1000 sports bike, epic speculation here).

edit: 163kg dry weight for your 03 cbr600 is bloody light!



Why I say that is that you get used to the power very quickly and wish that you had a bigger bike. Reality is that you should learn to ride the 600 till your skills are ready for a 1000.

Size can matter but not always, its a personal choice on what people feel comortable with. But yes, a 600 on the track is much faster around corners as the 1000 are top heavy. You can throw a 600 around the track so much easier and still keep up with the big bikes.
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Weight:

motorcyclenews (MCN)

and

bikez - this lists the 2005 model, though the 2003-2005 models were the same bike.

As Bluesteel said, depends what you are after.

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163kg?? Are you sure?



Sounds about right.
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www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yamaha_fz6_2005.php

wow, mine is 18kg heavier. I really don't like the Hondas though, they're like the Falcodores of the bike world.
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I've had 600's and 750's and ridden a few 1000's. I would take a 600 most days of the week. A litre bike is cool for the sheer power they produce, but i much prefer the nimbleness of a 600 and the increased corner speed.

MX mountain was sweet, had must first ride on a motocross track. Fuck its scary riding up a 1 storey launch ramp where you cant see whats on the otherside. I was clearing about halft to 3 quarters of most of the tabletops which is decent for a first time jumper. Makes me want to buy a mx bike though!

When we got there there was a woman who was getting airlifted out after running into a few spectators which wasnt good, and one of my mates fractured his pelvis in the first hour of being there. Poor bastard didnt go to the hospital until 36 hours later!!
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Kingwicked wondered what brand of waterproof trousers you have

i have some rjays to slip over my normal bike pants and they too leak in the cortch.

It is shithouse rocking up to work looking like you've soiled yourself
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I had those Rjay slipons and they were alright until my exhaust melted a hole on the leg although I did find the fit was abit on the shitty side. Regarding waterproof/thermal lined pants I just bought some of these off ebay for 141$ delivered http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT not to sure how good they are but they look and feel alright for the price, ill be testing them tomorrow to work and wont know how good the waterproofing is until it rains. If youre interested I can keep you posted on how good they go. Similar items at bike shops were around 220$ +
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Um cant edit my post here is another link to the ebay shop incase my link expires. http://stores.shop.ebay.com.au/S3-Pe...__W0QQ_armrsZ1 If anyone buys them becareful with the sizing.I am a 32 around the waist and wasnt to sure if I should get the medium 30-32 or the large 32-34. I went for the bigger pair as they have adjustable straps and it fits nearly perfect around my waist with only abit of adjust needed with the velcro straps for a perfect fit.
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In a month you're gonna wish you got the 1000.

really? I'm 5"7 and can't flatfoot it.. i can't see myself going bigger... in fact i think it's slightly too big for my liking, but that's just me. Hopefully i'll get used to it but time will tell!





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As a generalization would naked bikes have higher sitting positions than sports bikes?

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Came across this a week or so ago, looks rather interesting. Honda Hornet 900 turbo conversion. Apparently it's not a jerky ride. Would be a shit funny thing to do.

Whole package would cost ~$10K for a decent second hand bike + the kit. bike would be a blast to ride, EPIC SLEEPER.

Heh, I just thought it was a really cool idea , I love stuff that's different.





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600's and 1000's are physically nearly the same size.

Regarding wet weather gear, save your pennys and go and buy some plastic pants from the bike shop for ~$30, and a pair of rubber over boots. There is no need to spend $5000 on some fancy ass pantalones. I never got wet once in my plastics, and as long as you are moving most of the time you wont get all sweaty due to the material not breathing. Mine were R-Jays or something and were pretty thick and durable.
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It has one of the Two Brothers "Stash Cans" fitted

My GF has a 900 Hornet and they are actually a really nice bike - they have a bit of a boring image but they are a smooth ride and go very well, albeit with a more civilised delivery than I opt for.

Blue Steel - my bike is identical to the link in my post above - it's an '05 Yamaha FZ6n. I squeezed a few extra hp out of it with different pipes but all in all it is a great bike. Bloody nimble as fuck and no slouch either.
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I've had 600's and 750's and ridden a few 1000's. I would take a 600 most days of the week. A litre bike is cool for the sheer power they produce, but i much prefer the nimbleness of a 600 and the increased corner speed.

MX mountain was sweet, had must first ride on a motocross track. Fuck its scary riding up a 1 storey launch ramp where you cant see whats on the otherside. I was clearing about halft to 3 quarters of most of the tabletops which is decent for a first time jumper. Makes me want to buy a mx bike though!

When we got there there was a woman who was getting airlifted out after running into a few spectators which wasnt good, and one of my mates fractured his pelvis in the first hour of being there. Poor bastard didnt go to the hospital until 36 hours later!!

Man, I'm getting very jealous of your off-road antics

We're seriously thinking of getting an older dirtbike; maybe just a CR125 or 250 say. At the back of our bush block apparently there are a lot of tracks and we have several parks etc near there too.

first time I ever rode I came a proper gutser off a table top - I'd never ridden before and listened to my MX racing mate who had a sick streak a mile wide the **** ha ha. Trashed his bike though but he was pissing himself as I launched myself with too much twisted wrist and disappeared behind the table top with the bike heading in a different direction
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