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Old 01-25-2010, 12:08 PM   #21
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Ya. Im excited for Spring, i want to take 219 over the mountain into Hillsboro. =-) Break in will be taken seriously.

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Old 01-25-2010, 12:11 PM   #22
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Can i recommend leaving the stock lights in for high beam? your lows will be awesome with HIDs (were on my ninja), but most people use highs for flashing/signaling idiot drivers etc, and HIDs wont allow that.

Just my .02

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Old 01-25-2010, 12:14 PM   #23
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Can i recommend leaving the stock lights in for high beam? your lows will be awesome with HIDs (were on my ninja), but most people use highs for flashing/signaling idiot drivers etc, and HIDs wont allow that.

Just my .02

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Understood. Thats why i ordered 2 Single bulb kits. My High Beams will still be functional separate from the low beams, so they BOTH will NOT ALWAYS be on. Granted, i know they have to warm up.... i will have to figure that out. Probably ride with them on all the time, and if i need to flash with them, then i still can.

Thanks for the .02

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Old 01-25-2010, 01:30 PM   #24
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whats up! welcome!

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Old 01-25-2010, 01:47 PM   #25
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Anyone got some simple DIY Mods?

A buddy of mine (actually, brother in-law now, lol) Used to have an R6, told me to pull the Baffle out of the exhaust, but putting my FEK on, i saw no way to do that. Is this a DIY that i can do? Should Do?

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Old 01-25-2010, 01:54 PM   #26
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best diy mod ever.

go ride the bike.

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Old 01-25-2010, 01:56 PM   #27
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lol, im not going to go ride it in the pouring down rain, especially because im an unexperienced rider, and the tires are still fresh as fuck. That, and i dont have my endorsement yet.... Taking Team Oregon Feb 19, 20, & 21

After this summer, when i have a few thousand miles under my belt, i will have no problem riding it in the rain.

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:08 PM   #28
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Anyone else have the Craft Werkes Eliminator Kit?

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:11 PM   #29
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The Gore-Tex boots would be better for wet riding. I'd go with some standard high boots, like the Sidi vertigo you first mentioned.

I'd leave the baffles in the exhaust. I think taking them out would just add a lot more noise. Just put some frame sliders on it, and read a good book while it's still raining. Also get a leather jacket, leather pants, and leather gloves with gauntlets.

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:38 PM   #30
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Got a Tex jacket with Armor, A-Star gloves with Carbon Fiber Gauntlet, Looking for some Pants i like. I googled that Baffle Removal, and people are drilling holes in the exhaust on cbrforum.com

I would NEVER do that to my bike. That seems kind of 'Ricey' in my opinion.

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #31
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Got a Tex jacket with Armor, A-Star gloves with Carbon Fiber Gauntlet, Looking for some Pants i like. I googled that Baffle Removal, and people are drilling holes in the exhaust on cbrforum.com

I would NEVER do that to my bike. That seems kind of 'Ricey' in my opinion.
exactly, your smarter then 1/2 the people here already .
I've got some size 11 Alpinestars around somewhere, before the SMX series, but they have lots of armor on them, summer boots, if your interested....

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Old 01-25-2010, 04:05 PM   #32
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A few thousand dry miles isn't going to teach you shit about riding in the wet.


Best do it yourself mods:

1. Stop spending money on shit you don't need. Save that green shit for when you crash this summer. If you don't crash, then you've got money for shit you want like brake rotors/calipers/levers/masters, exhaust, new tires, wheels, carbon fiber bits etc etc.



2. Put your stock turn signals back on. The hotbodies signals suck ass. You can't see them for shit during the day. You would be better if you just took the stock signals off and threw them away. The hotbodies signals give you a false sense of security because you think other motorists see your signal, but they don't. So you're double fucked. Just take them off and you know that they wont see your signal and thus will ignore you. Proton or watsen signals are a good choice if you must run flushmounts.



IS BETTER THAN:



3. Return the hid kits. Those things suck ass and you'll run into more problems with them than it's worth. You don't need them for anything. If professional racers can make it with a 35w incandescent bulb going fast as shit, then so can you. On the plus side, you will look cooler at Starbucks.



4. Buy some gear. Sounds like you are already doing that. Don't forget about pants. Quite a few riders (myself included sometimes) just roll with a jacket, gloves, boots, jeans. Might as well be riding with no pants at all.

5. Get endorsement, do MSF course.

6. Full coverage insurance.

7. Helmet (non-chrome), without spike.

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Old 01-25-2010, 04:08 PM   #33
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Welcome. Nice scooter. I wear Sidi Streetburners, and couldn't be happier. Decent protection, but feel like a normal shoe.

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Old 01-25-2010, 04:11 PM   #34
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what that guy above said.
you will learn more about riding in a month or two of wet weather riding, that you can in months of dry weather.

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Old 01-25-2010, 05:36 PM   #35
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Thanks for the Advice RC51, wouldnt have understood without the Pictures,

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Old 01-25-2010, 05:58 PM   #36
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Nice bike!!

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Old 01-25-2010, 06:13 PM   #37
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cool bike & welcome

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Old 01-25-2010, 06:15 PM   #38
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You're spending a lot of money on a first bike that'll probably end up getting crashed. Not that that's a bad thing, but you should be aware.

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:27 PM   #39
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welcome

on your first group ride, dont even think about keeping up with the others. i know from experience! i crossed a double yellow and ended up on the shoulder. luckily no one was coming from the other direction. i was going too fast for my skill level and i was STILL way behind the group.

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:34 PM   #40
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A few thousand dry miles isn't going to teach you shit about riding in the wet.


Best do it yourself mods:

1. Stop spending money on shit you don't need. Save that green shit for when you crash this summer. If you don't crash, then you've got money for shit you want like brake rotors/calipers/levers/masters, exhaust, new tires, wheels, carbon fiber bits etc etc.



2. Put your stock turn signals back on. The hotbodies signals suck ass. You can't see them for shit during the day. You would be better if you just took the stock signals off and threw them away. The hotbodies signals give you a false sense of security because you think other motorists see your signal, but they don't. So you're double fucked. Just take them off and you know that they wont see your signal and thus will ignore you. Proton or watsen signals are a good choice if you must run flushmounts.



IS BETTER THAN:



3. Return the hid kits. Those things suck ass and you'll run into more problems with them than it's worth. You don't need them for anything. If professional racers can make it with a 35w incandescent bulb going fast as shit, then so can you. On the plus side, you will look cooler at Starbucks.



4. Buy some gear. Sounds like you are already doing that. Don't forget about pants. Quite a few riders (myself included sometimes) just roll with a jacket, gloves, boots, jeans. Might as well be riding with no pants at all.

5. Get endorsement, do MSF course.

6. Full coverage insurance.

7. Helmet (non-chrome), without spike.



thank god someone finally speaks up!

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