Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by RenegadeKC, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. CzarKJ

    CzarKJ Full Access Member

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    Took it for my first night ride. Loved it. My brother keeps telling me not to ride at night but with 95% less traffic I feel that is the best time. Any thoughts?
     
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    I guess an argument can be made either way.

    At night, it is harder to see road hazards. Animals tend to freeze in the headlights rather than scurry, and a blind curve can have dirt/mud/rocks/roadkill etc. so it can be riskier in that sense.

    On the other hand, like you said there are less people on the roads and your headlights make you more visible than during the day.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of riding at night. But I love taking a ride just as the sun comes up.

    I'd be happy with ANY riding right now. Bike goes into the shop Tuesday for tires, fork rebuild, and steering head bearings. Hopefully, my torqued spine will be healed up so I can make the Slimy crud Run next sunday.
     
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    My husband doesn't ride at night. Like Jo6pak, he rides early in the morning when traffic is much lighter - and on the back roads that have less traffic anyway.
     
  5. CzarKJ

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    Thanks for the input. My biggest issue is that I get out of work at 2300. Rode to work on the highway today and will putt putt my way home on all backroads when I leave. I loved driving early morning but with my current work schedule that just wont work anymore.
     
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    A big moth might ride in on your headlight beam and smack you in the adam's apple.

    I kept riding at night anyway.

    Look out for the bar closing party crowd.
     
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    Here's a pic of my '13 Husky TR650 Terra taken last December when it was very mild out
     
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    Here's my scoot. Pic is from a trip out to the Salton Sea; out by the Niland boat launch.
     
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    here's my S40

    Suzuki Boulevard S40 650cc. It's a good little cruiser. I will upgrade in a couple years. My first bike a 4 or 5 years ago was a 1988 Kawasaki Eliminator. It was a 250, and it was awesome. I could whip that thing around with ease. It was $500 and I think I sold it for a small profit, but I'd almost buy it back now. I just cruise around town in it, so small bikes are better for me. I like the better handling a small bike offers. If it weren't for insurance I would probably have two or three bikes lol. And to offer my opinion on night riding, it's scary. I ride some country roads back in the sticks sometimes and I am scared going over 40 mph. Midwest has too many deer. But when I used to work late at the pizza place in college I would ride home at 2am just down some empty highways and city streets and it was a blast. Nice cool air, well lit streets, and nobody else on the road to deal with. A lot of fun.
     

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    Here is mine. 2006 Suzuki Boulevard.

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    My bike :gr_grin:


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    Some nice bikes being posted on this thread lately.
    I still have my 08 Victory Vegas, just over 44k on the odo.

    In the U.P. last summer
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    New additions to the herd. An '80 SR500 on the boatorcycle trailer, and an '86 SRX-6 in the truck. Both are Yamaha singles and need work.

    The trip to the post office will be fun again.
     

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    Boatorcycle is my new favorite word. Can't stop laughing haha
     
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    Unloaded the SRX-6 today and cleaned them up a bit.
     

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    Havnt had enough time to ride or work on it. This is my 2013 sporster.

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    Those fatty rear tires a liked by a lot of bikers...but they corner like a dump truck.:gr_grin:

    I like the flat black treatment.
    ...And cute little girl, it'll be a few years before she's ready to rip around on the bike though:icon_razz:
     
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    Sportys have always gotten a bad rap but they are a good bike overall. First bike I had was a chopped 1970 I bought in 72.
    Had Harleys from 72 through 2008 . Then the crazys took over :happy175:
    Have to find some of mine over the years , best one I had was a 86 Harley Sport Glide , ( FXRT like the cops used to ride back then ) Put over 98,000 on it over the years worst mistake ever in selling it .
    Had a few Sportys over the years as backups, tradeins, etc Built one that took home numerous trophys at bike shows, another one I took in on trade for a pickup got a complete rebuild and was dynoed at a little over 125 HP . Surprised a lot of people on the road,( stop lights ha ha ) also used overseas gearing that helped top end a lot , almost scary fast for a Sporty .
     
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    I like it didnt soend what most would on the new swing arm designed and fabbed with my father in law. Its is different around corners but i am in the city so not too many really tight turns to make it a problem.
     
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    I liked the price power is power in my book. I am not on it to go ridiculously fast just have fun. I rode a few crotch rockets and its just not for me. I love hearing her open up and roar on the highway. Past that i think a harley is safer people can hear me coming from a ways away.