Featured I Think 've Just Ruined My First Bike Experience

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  1. PatW

    PatW Member

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    I've had the opposite issue, after years of clip-ons rearsets etc, I find sitting upright equally uncomfortable. It's just muscle memory....you'll get used to it
     
  2. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member
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    I never expected to hear that, I suppose everyone's body is different
     
  3. Wessa

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    There is no right or wrong type of bike. I have rode and toured with guy's on sports bikes, adventure bikes and out and out touring bikes. It really does come down to what you are comfortable with. If you can afford it a couple of different bikes in the garage is the answer to your different riding styles...
     
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  4. Chubzilla

    Chubzilla Well-Known Member
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    Until I actually got a bike I had never thought about having more than 1 but I'm constantly trying to figure out how I can justify giving up food and have a track bike instead.
     
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  5. littleade

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    Have you got a Harley hidden away behind the Trumpets and Royal Oilfield you want to fess up about :laughing:
     
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  6. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    It would be nice to have more than 1 bike but it's all about priorities. If you ride a lot all year round then it can make sense, but it's expensive keeping a number of bikes on the road especially newer ones with multiple servicing tax and insurance costs not to mention depreciation. A lot will depend on your style of riding as things like a sports bike handle much better, are more likely to get you into trouble and are obviously more uncomfortable but are such fun. Not much use if you're of a certain age and just want to cruise along. Fortunately (or not) I've only got room in the garage for 1 bike. It's a hard life......
     
  7. Chubzilla

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    I think it's just me being greedy , I'm happy with a car and a bike for now, I suppose .
     
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  8. Wessa

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    Nope been there and done cruisers and would not go back to one now. Having said that I could be tempted on another 1200 speedmaster if I do get bored with the bikes that I currently have.
     
  9. Wessa

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    As I said if you can afford it a couple of different bikes is the answer :):)
     
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  10. Chubzilla

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    I've been out on the bike today for a couple hours and it has been the best ride to date, still got to work on my throttle smoothness on and off and still turning in to corners a bit early but on the whole a great outing.

    It was my last ride before getting Fork Springs upgraded, heavier fork oil and brake fluid change sunday so I'll be able to see the difference it makes.


    Thanks for all your help and advice guys.
     
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  11. Chubzilla

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    Had the bike back after having fork springs seals and fluid upgraded, rear suspension raised a touch and brake fluid changed front and back and it feels like a totally different bike!!!
    And I now also have brakes again.

    But my joy has been short lived, Friday while out for a ride I'd noticed ithe engine temp shooting up everytime I stopped at lights, I know these bikes run hot but went upto 125c. Coolant is at the right level, fan kicks in about 104 but turns straight off once ignition is turned off (I'm sure up untik recently the fan stayed on even after keys removed)

    I'll do a bit of research before making a post about this
     
  12. Traveller

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    Ride faster to get more air on the motor.
     
  13. Tim Stich

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    I'm still getting used to my '98 Daytona T595. I'm not going to alter the handlebars, just want to get comfortable riding it the way it is. So far, my rides have been under 20 miles, once per week. That's been great and I have no problems with hand numbness or aching back for such a short ride. I'll work up to longer rides in summer I think. Still practicing slow speed curvy roads. I had a nice, six hour riding course on the bike a while back. I was the only person there with a sport bike. It was hilarious trying to get that to do a U-turn in a 20 foot radius.
     
  14. Chubzilla

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    I tried that Friday, yesterday I was riding on 40/50 roads so should have been plenty air and think I had to stop at lights maybe twice for about 20 seconds.
     
  15. Chubzilla

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    I've tried the u turn since getting the sports bike and they really do have a shocking full lock don't they,
     
  16. Tim Stich

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    Since I was taking a class, I had to perform many, many U-turns. At one point, I lost my balance coming to a stop after a turn and started to lose the bike to the right. Now of course the instructor had said just let the bike fall if that happened before the class started, but there was no way I was going to destroy my already brittle fairing. As I braced my leg and held tight, I was unable to avoid twisting the throttle. So there I am, locked in battle with 450 lbs. of bike, clutch in, engine roaring. Then it dawned on me, hmmm. Kill switch! I hit it with my right thumb, calm down, then right the bike and restart the motor. My instructor was somewhat impressed, I guess. :-D
     
  17. Chubzilla

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    Well done on saving it, just say you was trying to do a donut
     
  18. Tim Stich

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    Now that would have been embarrassing! I haven't even tried to do a burnout, not that I would want to.
     
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