ST Member Motorcycle Appriciation Thread

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 181 - 200 of total 244 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 29, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
Near El Gran Trono Blanco.


Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Dec 4, 2013 - 02:35am PT
DR350 at Quail Springs
DR350 at Quail Springs
Credit: Cole
Looking down at the mighty DR350.
Looking down at the mighty DR350.
Credit: Cole
climber bob

Social climber
maine
Dec 4, 2013 - 06:53am PT
oldie but goody 1996 klx 650
oldie but goody 1996 klx 650
Credit: climber bob
climber bob

Social climber
maine
Dec 4, 2013 - 07:02am PT
2009 versys 650
2009 versys 650
Credit: climber bob
climber bob

Social climber
maine
Dec 4, 2013 - 07:05am PT
my girlfriends bike..
my girlfriends bike..
Credit: climber bob
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Dec 4, 2013 - 08:25am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#333475

photo not found
Missing photo ID#333476

photo not found
Missing photo ID#333477

First bike, only bike, 86 xr 250. Got it to prowl around the desert, found out the MVD will let you put a plate on pretty much anything.
davidji

Social climber
CA
Jan 17, 2014 - 03:25pm PT
Nice Versys climber bob. I like the Kawi green color.

Here's mine:
Credit: davidji
Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Feb 10, 2014 - 04:50pm PT
A couple motos and and I taking a brake on some ridgeline in W-MT. I never thought I'd like the moto as much as I do... Getting a top-end done as I type, looking forward to a moto near a climbing zone outside of Butte America, the middle of next month!


Credit: Cragar
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Feb 10, 2014 - 05:20pm PT
Anyone do any trials riding? Seems like a natural crossover for climbers. I saw a comp a Donner Ski Ranch (probably posted about it earlier in this thread). Impressive!

Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Feb 10, 2014 - 05:40pm PT
Not yet. We have a fair amount of miles of trials-worthy terrain and if I can get hook buddy to go in on one I'd like to give'r.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 10, 2014 - 06:36pm PT
ClimberBob, thanks a lot, now I've drooled all over my keyboard.

Heard a teaser on NPR today about the 'Motorcycle Girl Gangs of Morocco."*
Sheesh, even NPR is going salacious?

*Didn't get to hear it.
Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Mar 1, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
Video I made of my first race last weekend out in Johnson Valley. Was a lot of fun!

John M

climber
Mar 1, 2014 - 03:03pm PT
Classic noob video Cole.

"I Got this"

DENIED!

Classic. LOL

Young bones required. Or old tough leathery ones.
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Mar 1, 2014 - 05:15pm PT
That is a pretty enjoyable vid, I went wide screen. Way to enjoy life on too wheels!
Reminded me of my youth, throttling back and that dam almost ate it feeling.

Aloha,
Will


Demand the recount!
sangoma

Trad climber
south africa
Mar 1, 2014 - 06:10pm PT
Yamaha XT 250
Yamaha XT 250
Credit: sangoma
packed and ready for a five day solo climbing trip
Credit: sangoma
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 18, 2014 - 06:54pm PT
super-noob here, just got my motorcycle permit

so, I really want to get a 1200 touring bike, because that's what attracted to me to cycling in the first place: going on long rides in the Dakotas, with a little bit of camping here and there

I've only ridden my friend's 500 cc bike, and I feel confident on it. But I'm worried that 1200 is "too big" and, y'know, ahm ghana die, or at the very least, drop the bike at some point

so my question is this: should I get a "starter" bike of around 500 cc, ride it for a few seasons, put a couple 1,000 miles under my belt, and then upgrade to the 1200? Or should I just get the 1200?
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 18, 2014 - 07:05pm PT
But I'm worried that 1200 is "too big" and, y'know, ahm ghana die,
Very likely.
I've ridden a LONG time and about 150K miles on 5 bikes from 250cc to 1000cc. Have been very lucky to not have a serious crash.
I've done long distance riding/camping on a 305cc with a girlfriend on the back.

Start small. There are great machines of all types in the 450 - 600 cc range. When you've outgrown it then move up.

These days 800cc is all you need for nearly any single rider purpose. I've got 1000cc and never tapped it's full potential. 130 mph has been fast enough for me and it'll do 35 more.

Things can go wrong in a big hurry. Take a good motorcycle safety course, if you haven't.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jul 18, 2014 - 07:10pm PT
I started out on a 250 for one year

made every mistake possible, including dropping it multiple times

by then it was so beat up and light I could easily pick it back up

then I got a 500, things were much faster, heavier, got in trouble more

after a year I got a 750 and rode it for three more years

now, after 40 years and 19 motorcycles I think I went about it the right way

no doubt some others will disagree but yes I think 1200 is too big, heavy, and powerful for a brand new rider

start out with a much smaller, lighter bike, then after a year start moving on up

really the biggest bike for a beginner might be like a nice, light, couple year old used Triumph Bonneville 865, like this 2010 with bags and windscreen

photo not found
Missing photo ID#368394

nothing wrong with a mid sized Japanese 400 either

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 18, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
I swear i saw the The Chief rocketing north 2 days ago , on hiway 6...Then the CHP heading south..? rj
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Jul 28, 2014 - 11:31pm PT
My girlfriend and I did a 5,500 mile ride this summer from our house near San Francisco out to Chicago. We rode on my little Honda Magna V4 . Overall it was a really great 17 days on the road, and no speeding tickets ! Here's a few pics ....

Loaded down on the little Magna...
Loaded down on the little Magna...
Credit: Dapper Dan

Hwy. 50 in Nevada
Hwy. 50 in Nevada
Credit: Dapper Dan

Welcome to CO
Welcome to CO
Credit: Dapper Dan

The open road
The open road
Credit: Dapper Dan

Rain in Nebraska
Rain in Nebraska
Credit: Dapper Dan

Rain near Alb,   NM
Rain near Alb, NM
Credit: Dapper Dan

Riding through the Rockies
Riding through the Rockies
Credit: Dapper Dan

Wall Drug in Wall SD
Wall Drug in Wall SD
Credit: Dapper Dan

Hangin' in the CUBS dugout ...
Hangin' in the CUBS dugout ...
Credit: Dapper Dan

Messages 181 - 200 of total 244 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews