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thanks j,

 

I've made a vow to myself that I'm never riding without (bare minimum) gloves, jeans and a real jacket. (the helmet is a given)

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Re: motorbikes!

 

just to get the flicks on the top of the new page....

 

 

 

someone was waiting for it....

 

 

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I've been riding for 2 years now.. lucky to still be alive considering some of the dumb shit I've done!

 

I like the flat black, but be alert.. especially with how quiet that thing probably is.

 

I'm pretty sure the next bike I get will also be a Honda.

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Is that CBR 600 from '98?

 

and chocula, I doubt the dude would insure a Californian, considering I'm talking about Toronto.

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'98 VTR1000F aka Superhawk 996

 

If it never rained or snowed here, I wouldn't own a car. Riding is just too much fun!

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bumpers

 

 

 

I's raining like crazy here today. Good thing I went and bought a rain cover yesterday.

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We had some light rain.. didn't stop me since I was running too late to catch a bus to work.

 

Michelin Pilots FTW

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Glad you dig it mamerro. You've always had a very specifc taste when it comes to bike esthetics.

 

I still dont really believe that I have a bike. I've been thinking about them for years now.

And it pours down rain the day after I buy the bike.... but isn't that always the way?

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jeans dont do anything. take it from me i know a few riders who legs got fucked up.

 

I got a tip from a rider in ny. he says the cheaper helmets are better for street riding. The expencive helmets are made for racing and arent ment to take much more than one solid blow.

 

here I found the article he was talking about: http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/streetsurvival/motorcycle_helmet_guide/

 

or it could be this one:

http://motorcyclistonline.com/gearbox/motorcycle_helmet_review/

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yeh i guess i must have missunderstood him. the second article the right one.

 

Conventional helmet-biz wisdom says fiberglass construction is somehow better at absorbing energy than plastic—something about the energy of the crash being used up in delaminating the shell. And that a stiffer shell lets a designer use softer foam inside—which might absorb energy better.

 

Our results showed the exact opposite—that plastic-shelled helmets actually performed better than fiberglass. In our big 3-meter hit—the high-energy kind of bash one might expect would show the supposed weaknesses of a plastic shell—the plastic helmets transferred an average of 20 fewer Gs compared with their fiberglass brothers, which were presumably designed by the same engineers to meet the same standards, and built in the same factories by the same people.

 

Why is this? We're guessing—but it's a really good guess: The EPS liner inside the shell is better at absorbing energy than the shell. The polycarbonate shells flex rather than crush and delaminate, and this flexing, far from being a problem, actually lets the EPS do more of its job of energy absorption while transferring less energy to the head.

 

Edit:

The Hardest Hits

 

So the softest DOT helmets came through our tests with protection to spare. But doubt lingered, in spite of everything we had seen: How would they do in a monster, wicked-big impact?

 

So we decided to kill them. We ran the Z1Rs up the test rig one last time. Not just to the 10-foot, 150-joule Snell test height, but all the way to the top of the rig: 3.9 meters, or 13 feet. This hit would be at 8.5 meters per second, an energy of 185 joules. That's higher and harder than any existing helmet standard impact. And, not coincidentally, the same height and energy called out in the COST 327 proposed standard, the one that may replace the current ECE 22-05 specification. We did one hit on the pavement and one on the curb anvil—the same hits called out in the COST proposal. We did them on the back of the helmets, in the center, because that was the only place we hadn't hit them before.

 

So this last test is not directly comparable to the others. But it showed, in no uncertain terms, just how tough—and how protective—an inexpensive helmet can be.

 

The peak Gs for the monster hits were 208 for the curb impact and 209 for the flat-pavement impact. Just a few Gs more, that is, than many of the Snell-rated helmets transmitted in their seven-foot hits on the flat anvil. And even after these mega hits, the EPS liners were still nowhere near used up.

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depends on the hit.

Some people say that if a helmet is on your bars and it slips to the ground it's useless.

Those same people say a helmet has a shelf life of 5 years. Those people are selling helmets.

 

obvious if you are in a crash, you'll know it's time for a new helmet.

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oh... and after much soul searching I've come up with a name for my bike.....

 

The Black Pearl

 

Yes I just watched Pirates II tonight, and I think I'm a pirate (but I have for years)

 

but the real reason..... "the pearl is freedom"

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So hot.

 

How's that seat treating you? I think that's the only thing I would even consider changing on that bike.

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the seat's fine for me. I dont find it uncomfortable at all, but the bike sure does buzz up around 9000rpm. No wonder they call it the hornet!

 

I've got some bungies under the seat and I bought some side tables from ikea today and strapped them down.

 

my first passenger!

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Caught this the other day at a show. I thought it was fucking sweet and simple.

 

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^^That is nice. Bothers me that that the wheels don't match, though.

Too bad I don't have a camera, I'd be able to post all sorts of nice bikes. I'm right off route 66, we have a pretty healthy 'cruisin' culture around here.

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Vyrus-4.jpg

 

vyrus_1.jpg

 

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this bike is insane looking, and it's real (as in it's been road tested)

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anyone have a flick of that horrible bike crash

where the dudes limbs are spread all over the road

and there's a fat blood skid leading to the pile of bike?

 

 

theres a prize in it for whoever can link me to it

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