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Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 63,656
Posted By opticalmace
Yum. Though, the exhaust looks kind of weird....

Yum. Though, the exhaust looks kind of weird. Maybe it's the lighting.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 63,656
Posted By opticalmace
300hp? Holy carp! Wonder what the non-R...

300hp? Holy carp!

Wonder what the non-R version will boast...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 63,656
Posted By opticalmace
Typo, they meant "H2O sensation." It'll handle...

Typo, they meant "H2O sensation." It'll handle like a boat.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 25,925
Posted By opticalmace
So what's the ETA? :ear

So what's the ETA? :ear
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 28,975
Posted By opticalmace
Inertia is resistance to acceleration at any...

Inertia is resistance to acceleration at any time. Things in motion also have inertia.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 25,925
Posted By opticalmace
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 25,925
Posted By opticalmace
Ah, my mistake. They do say 1000cc on the webpage...

Ah, my mistake. They do say 1000cc on the webpage though, not sure if that's just speculation.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 25,925
Posted By opticalmace
http://news.moto-journal.fr/wp-content/uploads/201...

http://news.moto-journal.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MJ-2112p400.gif

http://news.moto-journal.fr/sortie-mj-2/le-nouveau-moto-journal-en-kiosques-avec-la-kawasaki-ninja-h2

Apparently it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,872
Posted By opticalmace
I cover the front brake with 2 fingers 99% of the...

I cover the front brake with 2 fingers 99% of the time.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 182,806
Posted By opticalmace
Holy crap! I stumbled upon this graph. I had no...

Holy crap! I stumbled upon this graph. I had no idea it had that much more performance than the 250...

http://i.minus.com/iCBBSh8TTFLgl.jpg

I'm going to have to think carefully now. It's kind...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 182,806
Posted By opticalmace
Thanks. I suppose what I'd like to know how they...

Thanks. I suppose what I'd like to know how they compare aside from the power difference. Is the handling any different? I assume they have the same suspension components but my googling couldn't...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 182,806
Posted By opticalmace
I tried searching the thread but didn't have too...

I tried searching the thread but didn't have too much luck..

Has anyone here compared the Ninja 250 (new-gen) to the 300?
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 28,975
Posted By opticalmace
AFAIK* rev limiters limit combustion so you can't...

AFAIK* rev limiters limit combustion so you can't wind them up too high. When you downshift into a low gear at high RPM there's nothing a rev limiter can do, it's mechanically spinning beyond the rev...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36,607
Views: 9,565,052
Posted By opticalmace
^ Definitely. Good find.

^ Definitely. Good find.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9,634
Views: 1,609,318
Posted By opticalmace
http://i.minus.com/ibo9XhRVY6iL66.jpg

http://i.minus.com/ibo9XhRVY6iL66.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36,607
Views: 9,565,052
Posted By opticalmace
Care of wikipedia: "Steatopygia is a high degree...

Care of wikipedia: "Steatopygia is a high degree of fat accumulation in and around the buttocks."
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 28,975
Posted By opticalmace
Yeah it feels like half of your post is...

Yeah it feels like half of your post is missing.... how long is the warranty on an S1000RR anyway?
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,512
Posted By opticalmace
I would definitely go for the ABS model,...

I would definitely go for the ABS model, especially as a newish rider.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7,746
Views: 437,518
Posted By opticalmace
I generally agree, though the one thing that...

I generally agree, though the one thing that comes to mind is that there are some places where the choice of double yellow or not by the road constructor doesn't make much sense. I've definitely...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,886
Posted By opticalmace
The CBR300R, of course. :ear

The CBR300R, of course. :ear
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,886
Posted By opticalmace
Bumping this, they just arrived at my local...

Bumping this, they just arrived at my local dealerships up in Ontario.

Anyone have one yet?
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 428,289
Posted By opticalmace
May I ask what y'all think of this SV?...

May I ask what y'all think of this SV? http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-bikes/london/sv650-for-sale/1012028451?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,665
Posted By opticalmace
Should be a bit faster than a Ninja 250 then?

Should be a bit faster than a Ninja 250 then?
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,416
Posted By opticalmace
Looks like the lovechild of a Z1000 and a...

Looks like the lovechild of a Z1000 and a Gladius. Not really digging it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 524,114
Posted By opticalmace
Having lived in Victoria for 5 years that doesn't...

Having lived in Victoria for 5 years that doesn't surprise me at all. :rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-10-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,470
Posted By opticalmace
Could you get hassled by the police if you use a...

Could you get hassled by the police if you use a phone as a GPS? In my province it's unlawful to use a handheld device while in motion. I'm guessing if it's mounted it should be okay but I don't know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 445,738
Posted By opticalmace
I guess I just interpreted it differently. For...

I guess I just interpreted it differently. For the first, one thing that comes to mind is that maybe it could be advantageous in certain situations to match the pace or at least timing of a vehicle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 445,738
Posted By opticalmace
What's wrong with them? The first one can be...

What's wrong with them?
The first one can be useful when going through an intersection, and the latter helps keep traction in corners...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,440
Posted By opticalmace
I tried it out. In the city, I didn't like how...

I tried it out. In the city, I didn't like how distracting it was.

I bet it would be great on the interstate. Though, I normally wear earplugs, which never get dislodged (unlike earphones)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36,607
Views: 9,565,052
Posted By opticalmace
Probably just stretching, I do it too once in a...

Probably just stretching, I do it too once in a while.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 524,114
Posted By opticalmace
Weird. What's the speed limit on that road?

Weird. What's the speed limit on that road?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,740
Posted By opticalmace
Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions, it...

Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions, it helps a lot. I think I am going to go sit on an SV650 today. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,740
Posted By opticalmace
Learning on a small bike -- when to upgrade?

Hi all,

I have a new-gen Ninja 250R. This is my second season, and I have about 13000km on it. I enjoy the bike and I think that I am learning a lot. I have definitely made some mistakes but it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7,746
Views: 437,518
Posted By opticalmace
Damn, do you have a link to the video?

Damn, do you have a link to the video?
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 311,281
Posted By opticalmace
When that happens, try rolling the bike forward...

When that happens, try rolling the bike forward or back slightly and then try again. I seem to recall that happened to me before on a different bike, not sure why.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,009
Posted By opticalmace
What bike are you on? The angle at which your...

What bike are you on? The angle at which your knee is bent is probably something to think about. You could check http://cycle-ergo.com to see the geometry of your seating position.
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 38,705
Posted By opticalmace
Looks decent, but I think the CBR300R is much...

Looks decent, but I think the CBR300R is much more handsome.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,665
Posted By opticalmace
Check http://cycle-ergo.com/. Looks like it's a...

Check http://cycle-ergo.com/. Looks like it's a tiny bit taller with a little bit more forward lean.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,332
Posted By opticalmace
Bit of an old thread, but since it got bumped: ...

Bit of an old thread, but since it got bumped:

I have a Ninja 250R and I test rode a Honda CBR500R... I much prefer my Ninja actually. Riding position was very different. I imagine I would like a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-17-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,290
Views: 8,012,994
Posted By opticalmace
Whoa, someone else in London. Nice pic!

Whoa, someone else in London. Nice pic!
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