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Koolio 08-24-2011 10:33 AM

Motorcycles anyone??
 
Does anyone else ride motorcycles as well as horses? If so, what do you ride? How often? How do you decide whether to go with 1 horsepower or many horsepower?

AlexS 08-24-2011 02:12 PM

I sold my bike a few years ago as my lifestyle changed a lot and it just didn't make sense to have it sitting there unused. But motorcycles are my second passion, I would love to have another at some point.

I had a Suzuki SV650, it was a sports bike but with a V twin engine so it had nice progressive power.

I've done a lot of riding from sports bikes to dirt bikes to supermotards. Also rode a lot of street miles and track time.

Here's some pics - please excuse the helmet hair.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lwithbikes.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...m/scan0003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...m/IMG_2583.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/AlexJam/Alex.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...xJam/02049.jpg

FoxyRoxy1507 08-24-2011 02:16 PM

i have an 06 Honda CBR 600rr, i dont ride it as often right now bc it needs to be lowered down some more and once it does ill ride it around when its nice out, but unfortunately i wont ride it to work. i live an hr away from work and the road i have to take goes right down the middle of town which is super busy bc downtown is where the college is, everyone probably knows about the University of FL so yea way to dangerous with crazy college kids and people who dont pay attention.

iridehorses 08-24-2011 02:18 PM

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I rode for ~30 years but gave it up a few years ago. Loved it but too many morons down here to ride safely. My last one was a 1,200cc Triumph Trophy sport touring bike - loved that bike. Always wanted a Ducadi.

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AlexS 08-24-2011 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by FoxyRoxy1507 (Post 1148390)
i dont ride it as often right now bc it needs to be lowered down some more

Is that because of your height? If so, have you tried to shave some of the underside of the seat off instead? That way it does not effect the handling of the bike as much.

iride - I love Ducati's but my next bike would be the Speed Triple.

Arksly 08-24-2011 02:49 PM

I ride dirt bikes. Nothing fancy, just an 80cc two stroke. I do really like it but it doesn't even compare to the horses.

Alwaysbehind 08-24-2011 02:49 PM

Alex, you look pretty darn hot all dressed up in your bike stuff.....

AlexS 08-24-2011 02:51 PM

Laugh thanks AB. There's no helmet law in PA, but I always rode in full leathers and helmet. I kind of prefer to have skin and a brain.

FoxyRoxy1507 08-24-2011 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by AlexS (Post 1148427)
Is that because of your height? If so, have you tried to shave some of the underside of the seat off instead? That way it does not effect the handling of the bike as much.

iride - I love Ducati's but my next bike would be the Speed Triple.


no i havent tried that, i have about another 1/2 inch it can be lowered and then it will be fine for me.

AlexS 08-24-2011 05:36 PM

Foxy, here's a walk through of how to do it with helpful pics. Quite a few of the female riders I know have done it to enable flat footing.

Seat Shaving Foam Removal How To DIY with OEM look (pics intensive) - Suzuki SV650 Forum: SV650, SV1000, Gladius Forums


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