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BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:07 AM
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I want to start off with a slow bike.




Not that it's any better, but I am not going to be using it on highways. Just for local commuting. We are going to be moving soon closer to our jobs, so I won't need it for long hauls like I do now.
Like VTR said go with a dirt bike or dual sport in your case. Its just uber dangerous even for experienced riders. You will go down.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:14 AM
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Like VTR said go with a dirt bike or dual sport in your case. Its just uber dangerous even for experienced riders. You will go down.
We're all gonna die... I believe when your number is up, it's up... and theres nothing you can do about it.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:18 AM
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We're all gonna die... I believe when your number is up, it's up... and theres nothing you can do about it.
Hell, if you believe that, why arent you a stunt man or something?

I have learned that the odds of death are exponentially increased the closer to the edge you are.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:37 AM
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I have been riding since ~1964. Great sport/hobby, but seriousazz biz,
esp. out on the streets. For neophytes I strongly rec'd buying a cheapazz,
very used dirt bike and learn some skills in the woods/vacant fields and
an MSF riding course.

Have done several coast to coast trips, a few good long runs up through
upper Quebec, Nova Scotia, et al, and lots of "local" riding, in NE, NY and
here on the fine two lane blacktops of western NC.

One cannot be "too good" out there on the streets, imo. And, some excellent
skills, a lil' paranoia and considerable luck, helps too.
Keep it under a buck fifty and between the fences...
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:36 PM
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Those are great

I don't think I've ever seen that bike before.

I'm gonna start wrenching on my pocket pretty soon...
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:10 AM
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:47 PM
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I sold the 996 but used to use it for my track bike I am waiting for BMW to release the S1000RR next year and will def get one!!
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:50 PM
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I race minimotos (Pocket Bikes). I really want to pick up a 600 or 125 for a track day bike and maybe a little racing...
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:04 PM
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:39 AM
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This is what i ride...
Been riding for about 2 years with my own bike...
I love it..
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:11 AM
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This is what i ride...
Been riding for about 2 years with my own bike...
I love it..
Very nice.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:07 AM
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Very nice.
thanks!
I was actually thinking of getting rid of it being that i wanted to get into a 750 or a 1000 for next spring, but i am going to loose to much on this bike. I just got it in june and if i sell now i am looking at a $3000 loss at teh minimum. Mind you its brand new and hasnt even reached a 1000 miles.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:33 AM
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I have a general question that's been discussed between Jev and I. How on earth do bike riders manage to navigate the bumpy Calif. roads? Even our freeways have bumps and dips in them that make my car bottom out sometimes. It seems like it would be much worse on a motorcycle.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:45 AM
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thanks!
I was actually thinking of getting rid of it being that i wanted to get into a 750 or a 1000 for next spring, but i am going to loose to much on this bike. I just got it in june and if i sell now i am looking at a $3000 loss at teh minimum. Mind you its brand new and hasnt even reached a 1000 miles.
Stop hitting on my gf.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:46 AM
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Stop hitting on my gf.
Oh look. The big headed Canadian is acting tough.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:48 AM
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Oh look. The big headed Canadian is acting tough.
Yup.

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Old 10-27-2008, 11:52 AM
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:05 PM
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:09 PM
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:13 PM
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that 996 is awsome looking. I want a 748s in grey with orange wheels

I used to ride all the time. Im team green forever. Ive had a few zx6r s
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:43 PM
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I've been riding for 14 years, current bike since Feb 1996. I turned 100k miles on July 5th this year. Sadly it came two years later than I had hoped it would. I wanted to reach that point at 10 years, and I was on pace for that, but ...

Me and the bike at exactly 100,000.0 miles.



I don't ride as much as I used to now. I got involved with track driving the Bimmer and that consumes a lot of my time. I also haven't been able to break loose from work for 2-3 weeks at a time anymore either. I used to do at least a 10 day trip each summer.

I break free for a few hours now and then on a week day, occasional weekend rides. Need a change of scenery after 14 years of riding the same roads all the time.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:48 PM
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I used to ride but took a hiatus for a while but have recently picked it back up again after taking another MSF course as a refresher.

Here is a pic of my bike, the Buell XB9SX Lightning in the middle, and some of the guys I ride with. The other bikes are a Triumph Speed Triple and a Ducati Monster S4R.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:43 AM
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Stop hitting on my gf.
i thought you were confident?

afraid she might want to go for a ride?
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:15 AM
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i thought you were confident?

afraid she might want to go for a ride?


I'm very satisfied with my current "ride".

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Old 10-30-2008, 06:36 AM
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I'm very satisfied with my current "ride".

I was just saying...

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