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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Shaggie, Feb 1, 2012.
I'm very discreet if that's your worry
Shouldn't worry you mate - @slowbike smallpenis tells me whenever he's shared a sleeping bag with you you've never worn any.
What goes on tour should fuckin stay on tour.
It's nearly 5 at night and I'm sitting outside in my garden. It's pleasantly warm. Was recently far too hot with the rain liner in my jacket on the supermarket run. Any excuse to rude the new bike. Considered removing said rain liner. Have just downed a nice beer, listening to the tuis whose backyard I appear to live in.
Nothing special about any of that but it's August. Usually the shittiest month of the year.
I think Spring has sprung a bit early this year.
I went out riding today. Nice and early. Had a coffee and muffin in Lower Hutt to get me going then I set off to ride to Masterton and back via the back roads. Was nice and temperate.
Yeah, like Mark and I are gonna fit in the same sleeping bag...
Have had this sitting in the back room of the shed for a couple of years or so, so thought it needed a run and some fresh fuel through it.
Question, Do you get used to riding bikes like this? Anything under 100kmph is just nasty, sore wrists, in fact my hands got so numb, I had trouble using the brake, hard suspension, bizarre handling. Anything over 100 I get paranoid about the law.
Beautiful engine with good horsepowers though.
Acquired taste by the sounds of it. Put some bar risers on it and send the boingy bits off to get fixed up.
My 765 Street Triple has been sorted. Love it. Great handling, sticky tyres and enough HP to keep it interesting. 110 actually feels quite quick. Whereas, 110 on my old FireBlade was barely getting into its stride.
Naked bikes have taken over from the race reps/pure sportsbikes now.
Lean forward more, carry your upper body weight on your core rather than your arms and wrists, bend your elbows until your forearms are parallel with the ground. This will take the weight off your wrists and allow a looser grip on the bars. It will also mean that your forearms are closer to being inline with the direction the grips move, rather than having your arms almost inline with the forks. This will fix both the wrist problem and bizarre handling.
Or get the suggested bar risers (or a set of ape hangers)
rode a 990 superduke once. Lots of power and all that but not the bike for me. ride set up was way too cramped....I don't think they're made for anyone over 5ft.
This, and shift your balls onto your pegs.
No, of your feet not los huevos grandes.
This shifts the weight loading from you gluteus maximus to your quads.
If it's still uncomfortable send it to me.
I'll ride it for you and tell you how great it was.
It's back in the shed, it can stay there.
My son stores his VTR 1000 Firestorm in my bike shed.
I take it out for a run now and again to keep it all tickety-boo.
I dont go that far just a lap around local roads. 1/2 hr tops.
I have to say I am pleased its not my main ride and am happy to park it up again.
Young mans bike.
I can sort of sympathise with the Ducati suspension and foot peg locations but naked bikes are about core strength and getting over the handlebars to make them handle, I have to admit I have rebuilt the front end to get more compliance, stock they are harsh, and the rear shock is a Nitron unit now.
A real hoot to ride tho, although a short ride is better than a full day!
I recon you are right.
That dam Firestorm is not really fun to ride on the road for bloke 60+ years and 6-2" tall.
I have long given up trying the ride sports bikes. Nimble no more I aren't. And that is before I start to talk about my knees, which increasingly do not like too much bending anymore!
Now when I look at a sports bike my eyes just gloss over them, they no longer hold any interest for me at all. It is what it is, each to their own.
Well, for all you old fuddy duddies here's a short story...
Out for a ride recently I'd stopped for a pot of tea and was enjoying it in the sun outside. Up pulls old mate on an Aprilia RSV sports weapon. All the bling, high end race leathers, loud pipe, matt black helmet with tinted visor, the works. The sterotype in my mind was blown wide open when the bloke took his helmet off. Straggly grey (nearly white) hair and a long grey beard. Old mate must've been topside of 60