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Old 08-14-2013, 11:24 PM   #521
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #522
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In those bottom two links. Basically:

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“within a reasonable period of time” due to a signal malfunction or simply because the vehicle does not weigh enough to set off ground sensors.
Makes sense to me, i'm thinking that's what happened. Need to get that law passed here. They're starting to put up these sensor activated lights in "da hood" where not a lot of people drive, and no one wants to be sitting at a red light at 11pm by themselvs.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:16 PM   #523
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they should allow the same law for miatas. its a good idea though, if people are aware of the actual law and need to wait.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:06 PM   #524
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Law's about skipping red lights are sketchy, and you may still get hassle from the man. In Alabama it's technically legal, but if porky pig see's you do it you can bet the farm you're getting a ticket for it.
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Since my Daytona 675 got stolen I picked up a new scooter tonite. It's an 08 Z1000 in white. I'll pics up tomorrow.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:32 AM   #526
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There she be!

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Old 08-21-2013, 02:31 AM   #527
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Damn that sucks up her getting stolen but not a bad replacement!
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #528
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I need your upper triple clamp for my Versys. Lemme get dat.
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Changing the oil on a dry sumped BMW F650CS is a pain in the ******* ***, but thats BMW bikes for ya, changing anything is a PITA.
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I need your upper triple clamp for my Versys. Lemme get dat.
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There she be!

is your front tire installed backwards?
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:53 AM   #532
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Nope. It's on right.
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Tire's on right, but your chicken strips are massive and embarrassing.
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Tire's on right, but your chicken strips are massive and embarrassing.
Huge chicken strips indicate virgin status.
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I feel like i'm laying the bike way over, but at the same time i feel like it's not.

I just don't want to find out where it's "to much".
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I feel like i'm laying the bike way over, but at the same time i feel like it's not.

I just don't want to find out where it's "to much".
Push your limits slowly, the bike will tell you when it's near the limits. This is what I like to do.

1) find a road with a bunch of good turns. A good canyon road you drive/ride all the time is a good idea.

2) ride that road, a lot. Learn the road and learn the turns. NEVER push it on the road until you have driven down it once to check for sand/rocks/oil/obstacles

3) ride to one end of the road, make sure your form is somewhat proper (tons of videos to help you there). Make sure your upper body and head doesn't fight your lower body. Look into the turn. Form is everything. Work on being athletic on the bike and "crouching" over it when making transitions between turns. One buttcheek should be on the seat when hard in a turn, and your knee should be pointing towards the ground.

4) at the end of the road check your tires, see how much of them you have used. You will notice your chicken strips diminish as you push the limits more.

5) rinse, repeat. Once you start getting your chicken strips to around 1/8 of an inch or so, I'd stop pushing it on the streets at least. I know a lot of people push past this. This is in my opinion how you can push the bike safely.

The "limits" on modern sportbikes with a modern sport tires are REALLY high, and you likely aren't anywhere near them yet.

Source: i ride pretty fast on the streets from time to time and have yet to go down. I've felt the bike start to give warnings though, so pay attention. On a clean smooth road it's not too dangerous to do this. However, if the road has an oil slick, sand, pothole, etc. that is where you are most likely to lose it. This is why you always look into the turn and plan your line accordingly. And of course slow in > fast out. AT LEAST until you start to judge the entry speed for the turn.

Stay safe! ATGATT! Pucks/sliders on the bike are recommended as well, just in case.
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^That and find a buddy better than you who isn't a dick. I learned to go fast following my dad in the hills. He's been riding since the 70's and the only person I've seen that has metal shaved of the drive shafts on his BMW bike from pushing it. Make sure you trust said friend. Let him ride ahead of you, but not haul ***. Make sure he can keep a decent pace, and know how to read when you are going to hard (usually when you fall be hind or get really frustrated at stop breaks). If he keeps a decent pace it should make you want to push it a bit and if he is truly better he should be able to keep from going to fast and killing you. The limits on modern bikes are really high. However, gravel and etc in the road through that out the window. Also a good reason to have someone ahead of you to read the road ahead. Watching it done live dramatically ramped my skills up.


Also why I may sell my bike. I've been riding all over the world, and "The South" terrifies me. Gravel and morons will ruin a ride.
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Thanks for the pointers.

I just got bran new tires and they're pretty dang good. But those little strands that stick out of them are still on except for where the chicken strips are lol. So i know i'm not going low.

I think the biggest trick for me is to just keep riding more and getting the feel for it. It would probably help me most to just ride behind someone too. I know my posture on the bike is horrible.
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Take the time to watch this. Keith Code videos/books are really great for getting the fundamentals down. Really helped me.

This videos is admittedly very dorky, but you will learn from it if you watch it.

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Tire's on right, but your chicken strips are massive and embarrassing.
That will come later. I've been restricted to highways the last 3 days, which is how long I've owned the bike, so I'm not worried. Plus I'm not gonna push it on a bike I haven't gotten to fully know yet. I've been down before and won't push it jard enough to do that again.
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