Bike's Ridden

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Sexy_SV, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Sexy_SV

    Sexy_SV Guest

    What bikes have you all ridden? What did you think?

    1990 Honda Elite 50 (scooter)
    2001 VFR interceptor 800
    2003 Suzuki SV650
    1982 Honda CM450E
    19?? Yamaha Radian 600
    2003 Kawasaki ninjaEX250
    2003 Suzuki Marauder
    2003 Honda Rebel 250

    These are all the bikes i've ridden since March.I just started riding in March as you all know so i've progressed quite well.

    The Elite was my main transportation until I got my Class 6.That was alot of fun to bugger around on.Good for going on a quick rip to the store and it was unique.It had a flower seat =)

    Im quite small so the VFR seemed really big and bulky for me.Great power though.I don't know how well I could handle that thing in a corner or if I could prevent it from falling.It's a bit heavy for me.Nice and fast though!!

    The Suzuki is my moms.I got to ride it on the Highway to Edmonton.Wow that thing rides really smooth.The positioning however is a bit leaned over for me.I have short arms so it was a bit of a reach.The handling though was awesome and the engine was smooth.It was a nice bike overall.A little bit tall for my short little legs but I seemed to do alright.

    Right now I currently ride the CM450E.Just for now until the Radian is fixed.It's an old one but it runs pretty good.Good on gas

    The radian well it wasn't running that great at the time I rode it.Something was leaking,there was no oil filter,throttle was stiff.Now it's in pieces in the garage waiting to be put back together.That will be a winter project.First I need a heated garage so I can help mydad work on it.

    The Kawasaki,Marauder and rebel were the bikes that I learned to ride on.They were all great bikes but I liked the Kawasaki the best.Nice and light,great for city riding,handled awesome,I was not intimidated by the bike at all.If I could choose a bike it would be a Ninja 500 because it is a perfect fit.Like a hand in glove.Not too fast for me and I can go on highway trips to BC.

    I sure have come along way from what I used to know.I still have ALOT to learn.But I have all the time in the world i'm in no rush.Someday real soon I will have my own bike.I will love it like it was my child =)
    Id like to hear about your stories now =)
     
  2. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    75 Yamaha DT250 (Enduro) - Bought it for $200. Great bike, fun to ride.

    78(?) Honda CB450 - Got it for changing a female friend's power steering pump. Ran for about 2 weeks, then stopped and was sold. Nothing special.

    01 SV650 - Blast to ride. Light & flickable. Very forgiving. Only drawback is squishy suspension and only moderate power.

    90 FZR600 - Seemed to be alright, felt a lot narrower than my SV did, had to keep the revs up to stay in the powerband.

    99 Honda Superhawk - Good power, tons of low end torque, great v-twin sound. Bad gas mileage (about 90-110 miles to a tank), stock seat is angled forward, so you crunch de nuts on the tank when braking or riding downhill. Not as flickable as the SV, but still a nice all-around bike.
     
  3. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    Too many to list.
     
  4. hoax

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    I'm sure there is a few I've missed.

    Triumph Daytona / Speed Triple / TT600 / Legend
    Buell Cyclone / Firebolt
    BMW R1150S / R1150GS
    Yamaha R1 / R6
    Suzuki Hayabusa / GSXR1000
    Kawasaki ZX-7R
    Honda RC51 / F4
     
  5. ASUMatte0

    ASUMatte0 Guest

    Honda CBR600F3 :)
     
  6. MWHC22

    MWHC22 Bier/Deutsch/Homebrew/ Packers/Blackhawks/Outdoor

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    Honda Nighthawk 250(msf course)
    84' Yamaha 400 SECA(this one is mine)
    72' Honda 750 touring(dads bike)
    84 'suzuki 750 somethingorother(friends bike)
    82' Yamaha 650 maxim(roomates bike)
    68' suzuki 120 something with dual transfer case(roomates bike)
    Honda somethingorother 250(some dude who was only 5' tall's bike)
    02' Yamaha FZ1(roomates bike)
    01' Yamaha R1(a dude who was leagaly named STONER's bike from Park City, Utah
    02' Honda CBR 600 F4i(firneds bike...which he sold :( )
    03' Yamaha R6 blue (this one is mine)
    01' Harley softail custom(friends bike in wisconsin)
    87' huffy snowhawk :o (my bike when i was a kid)
    96' Trek 8000:o( roomates bike)
    94' Diamondback Sorrento :o (my newer mt bike)
    78' BMW 900 something orother (roomates dads bike)
    there are about 4 or 5 more motorcycles that i have ridden but i don't remeber what they were at all.
     
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  7. Volkl

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    Honda Elite 50
    Honda Spree 50
    Honda Nighthawk 250
    Yamaha TW200
    Suzuki GZ250
    Honda Magna 750
    Suzuki Katana 600
    Kawasaki Ninja 600

    And then there was some Indian dirt bike I rode once. Right now I am "somewhat" out of the saddle, as all I have right now is the Spree to get me to and from class...
     
  8. Hobie1

    Hobie1 No longer self-employed & now hating life

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    F2 - owned 2
    F2 - Road Race bike
    F3 - Owned 3
    F3 - Road Race bike
    F4i - Both were basically stock
    900RR - stunt bike
    954RR - head shaking bitch

    R6
    R6 road race bike (2nd best handling bike ever)
    R1 - 1st gen - head shakes BAD at speed.
    FZ1 - surprisingly cool bike

    Kawi - Zx-6

    Gixxer 6 - old school
    Gixxer 750 - old school
    Gixxer 750 - new - modded out the ass
    Gixxer 1K - pretty nicely modded - 2 fast for the street
    Busa - modded nicely - read 220+ on the speedo - prolly 190ish truthfully

    Ducati - 748 (snd biggest piece of shit I rode)
    Ducati - 996 (biggest peice of shit I rode)

    CR80
    Banshee
    Raptor
    KTM 125
    RM 250
    YZ 250
    KX 125

    Thats all that comes to mind right now...
     
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    2001 YZF600R - My current bike. Great 1st bike. Handles great, ok power.
    2001 VFR interceptor 800 - Friends bike. Didn't like it one bit. The power was ok. Didn't like how it handled. Also the bike was beat to shit so its possible that is the reason why it handled the way it did.
    2003 R1 - Friend's bike. The power is incredible. It handles great. Overall an awesome bike tho definatly not meant for a begginer.
    1998 CR125 - Mine. Great off-road bike.
     
  10. rider

    rider New Member

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    2000 Harley 883 Sportster Hugger - 1st bike
    2003 Yamaha R6 - 2nd and current bike

    Also ridden my boyfriends 1991 Honda CBR F2. Not as fun as mine. :eek3:
     
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  11. Hobie1

    Hobie1 No longer self-employed & now hating life

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    amondala - put your disc lock on the rear, if that one doesn't fit, buy another one...front disc locks are a joke.
     
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    why put the disc lock on the rear? what's the difference?
     
  13. Hobie1

    Hobie1 No longer self-employed & now hating life

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    Because when it is on the front you can remove the front disc bolts and the disc will stop, but the wheel will still spin no problem.

    On the rear the thief has to remove the disc bolts, pull the axle out a bit, drop your disc, and install his own. Takes awhile - the 6 bolts on the front disc go fast. Only a stone cold pro will sit there and work on the rear wheel to steal the bike.

    Also to everyone - The easiest way to make your bike unstealable is to wrap all the wires from the ignition switch to where the switch plugs into the main harness with duct tape. Be sure to wrap the plug itself like a mofo and route the wires a bit different than stock when you stick it back together. Most thieves have there own ignitions. They remove yours, crack the steering lock, and roll out. They can hot wire the stock ignitions on some bikes, but if it is all duct taped up they aren't gonna stick around to get your bike. Plus, taping the plug up keeps them from unplugging yours so they can plug theirs in. Some bikes can be started with a screwdrivers...for that, you can't do a whole lot about. Just keep a reardisc on it, lock the steering, and get a bad ass cable. All that and the tape job, the thief will go for an easier mark, but if they REALLY want your shit...they will get it, NO MATTER WHAT :(
     
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    thanks for the info, hobie. i appreciate the heads-up.
     
  15. jdm_supra

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    Bikes i have ridden:

    2001 Kawasaki ZZR 250

    2001 Kawasaki 500R

    2001 YZF600R

    2001 Suzuki mardner (something like that, it was a crusier)
     
  16. Snafu

    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    2003 Honda Interceptor

    1997 Ducati Monster M900

    1996 Honda Rebel
     
  17. tommo

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    Suzuki JR 50 (mad fun)
    Honda CD 250 (alright to get back into riding with)
    CBR 250 R (my current bike)

    the cibbie is a mad bike to ride, handles so well though lacks the power of the bigger bikes(still goes well though and that 18000 redline hmmmmmm :p)
     
  18. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    CBR 250R? That's awesome. I wish they imported more small bore sportbikes into the US. I would love to get a VFR400 to go along with my VFR750... It would be a good bike for my girl to ride too!
     
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    hehe yep they are good fun.
    Here you are limited to 250cc for 1 1/2 years so I guess that's why there are heaps.
    Do you even have a capacity limit over there?
     
  20. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    Nope.

    Over here it's crazy. You get your endorsement and once you have it, you can get whatever bike you want. I was thinking about this after my girl took the MSF and I told her that, if she wanted, she could pick up a Hayabusa. That's nuts.
     
  21. ChineseSpoon

    ChineseSpoon OT Supporter

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    kawasaki ex/ninja 250
    cbr600 f2/3
    gixxer600 carb/FI
    1st gen r6
    yamaha rz350
    honda nsr250 mc21
    suzuki gs500
    honda rebel 250
    hona cb125/250
     
  22. tommo

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    My god that is crazy :S

    Can't wait until I get off my restrictions, then 600 here we come :big grin:
    Oh and I have ridden my dad's bike - BMW R100RS..very nice

    Do you have track days over there? Cause you all seem to have very nice bikes.
     
  23. Hobie1

    Hobie1 No longer self-employed & now hating life

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    I can add Kawi 636 and Aprilla Mille to my list :big grin:



    We have track days in Dallas Texas about once/mo locally, but there are 3 or 4 tracks within 3 hours that have them often. One used to only be $15 day :eek: You can rent a local track here for aboud $150 day (per person) and I think you only need 4 riders...after that it is $125 additional per person, not the greatest track, but having it all day with a couple of buddies is great...
     
  24. ryguy461

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    damn .. everyone in here has riden everything.. i just got my bike and i only rode the following..:

    2003 r6 = mine
    2000 r1
    2003 gsxr 600
    2004 gsxr 1000
    1998 gsxr 750
    1998 gsxr 600

    thats about it.. anyone live in san diego that wants to let me ride there bike? let me know..
     
  25. castrolr1

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    honda
    600 hurricane
    600 F2
    600 F3
    900 RR
    Kawasaki
    600 E
    ZX-9R
    Suzuki
    GSXR 600
    GSXR 750
    Busa
    Yamaha
    R1
     

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