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Title: New Motorcycle
Post by: wolf39us on May 11, 2016, 06:17:59 PM
So I'm about to trade in my old bike Honda PCX 150 2013 and purchasing this beauty...

(http://www.sportrider.com/sites/sportrider.com/files/styles/large_1x_/public/2016-honda-cbr500r-white.jpg?itok=nLWbI2Ol)

It'll be a pretty penny, and I'm paying cash. 

Honda CBR500R with ABS.  Will be my first motorcycle!
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: Shiranu on May 11, 2016, 06:57:50 PM
Nice :D. The CBR is a great line of bikes from what I have seen.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: stromboli on May 11, 2016, 07:24:29 PM
Nice. Wear a helmet.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 11, 2016, 07:30:42 PM
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Wear a helmet.
quoted for extra emphasis.

Have fun with it, though!! I might want to get one myself soon, once my union gig falls in to place and I save some cash
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: aitm on May 11, 2016, 07:44:10 PM
bah….a helmet only separates death from a vegetative state. Live or die…the middle looks like it really sucks.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: hrdlr110 on May 11, 2016, 08:05:17 PM
Ride like you're invisible!
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: wolf39us on May 11, 2016, 09:37:49 PM
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Ride like you're invisible!

I am invisible
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: wolf39us on May 11, 2016, 09:38:53 PM
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Nice :D. The CBR is a great line of bikes from what I have seen.

So I hear!

Should be pretty n00b friendly too
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on May 11, 2016, 09:53:31 PM
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bah….a helmet only separates death from a vegetative state. Live or die…the middle looks like it really sucks.

"While motorcycle helmets reduce the incidence of head trauma in low-speed accidents, at moderate and high speeds their sole function is to prevent brain matter from being spread over the highway."

M., D. M., & J., D. M. (2001). Forensic pathology (2nd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Page 302 if you ever get your hands on the hard back copy.

Honestly, if you have a dark and dry sense of humor, like say a forensics student, then reading through the book will make you laugh like hell at all the snarky sentences.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: stromboli on May 11, 2016, 10:11:06 PM
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bah….a helmet only separates death from a vegetative state. Live or die…the middle looks like it really sucks.

I've scraped dead riders off the road and hauled live ones in an ambulance. The dead ones didn't have helmets, the live ones did. A dude I went to U of U with got in an accident at low speed, dumped his bike and hit his head against a curb- wearing a helmet. He bitched about the fact that the helmet was split down the middle. I politely pointed out to him that without the helmet that would have been his skull.

Wear a fucking helmet.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on May 11, 2016, 10:13:50 PM
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I've scraped dead riders off the road and hauled live ones in an ambulance. The dead ones didn't have helmets, the live ones did. A dude I went to U of U with got in an accident at low speed, dumped his bike and hit his head against a curb- wearing a helmet. He bitched about the fact that the helmet was split down the middle. I politely pointed out to him that without the helmet that would have been his skull.

Wear a fucking helmet.
A good friend of mine died in a skateboarding accident due to a head injury. No helmet.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on May 11, 2016, 10:20:19 PM
On a more positive note, I'd rather have an old style Harley. I want a bike that hates the fact that I'm trying to ride it.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: stromboli on May 11, 2016, 10:34:30 PM
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On a more positive note, I'd rather have an old style Harley. I want a bike that hates the fact that I'm trying to ride it.

Lol. Never been a Harley guy. Like dirt bikes and Adventure Touring bikes. If my situation was different, I'd be on one and gone all the time. One of my possible projects is to build a bike from a Honda XR650. I tried to kick start a Harley once. Don't.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on May 11, 2016, 10:49:25 PM
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Lol. Never been a Harley guy. Like dirt bikes and Adventure Touring bikes. If my situation was different, I'd be on one and gone all the time. One of my possible projects is to build a bike from a Honda XR650. I tried to kick start a Harley once. Don't.
I'm mainly into Harley because I grew up with it. My dad is ex Hells Angel, he had to move from the midwest top the south to get out. He was fine with roughing guys up, but drew the line when they asked him to kill.

That being said, I've met more than a few 1 percenters in my day. Oddly nice people as long as you're respectful, but you kind of get a sick feeling thinking of what they've probably done. Same with the Bloods and Crips I met.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: stromboli on May 12, 2016, 10:22:19 AM
I had to get a job after getting married and switched from my English degree to welding school for 6 months to get  certified and get a job. Another reason it took me 7 years to get my degree. 3 guys I was in with were in some gang, I forget which. One had a beautiful bike, a Knucklehead. He was maybe 140 pounds soaking wet, a Karate expert and worked as a bouncer. Definitely didn't look the part. One day he challenged me to kick start the bike- about one sprained ankle and six tries later I gave up on it. Something about a "compression release" or something.... Little dude could start it in 2 cranks. At the time I weighed about 200.

I got to know them well enough to learn one of them-aka "Fat Frank" who was a big dude with a very pretty wife- was wanted in California for something, and I know they all had pistols on them all the time. Pretty sure Frank killed someone, but they would never admit to that. Frank had a shop in his garage that was to die for- he could rebuild engines and had a TIG welder in his garage, for fucks sake. Very impressive guy.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: wolf39us on May 12, 2016, 11:32:47 AM
Just got off the phone with the dealer that I wanted to buy the bike from. He originally had a price of $6,401 but I managed to get a LITTLE bit off (I emphasize a little). $6,295 after trade in.

I mean... it's expensive, but it'll be brand new straight from the factory AND include ABS and the dealer is super close to me.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: wolf39us on May 12, 2016, 12:22:44 PM
This is a slightly risky move for me as I've never ridden a sport bike.  I've ridden a Kymco Super 8 and a Honda Elite 110 and a Honda PCX150.  Not a fan of the step through design and really wanted to give motorcycles a go.

Given the reputation and overall satisfaction of many CBR owners, I feel think I will love the bike even though I haven't ridden one yet!

From what I read, it's an amazing beginner bike.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 12, 2016, 12:28:29 PM
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So I hear!

Should be pretty n00b friendly too
noooooooooooooooooooooooooob
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: stromboli on May 12, 2016, 01:29:58 PM
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noooooooooooooooooooooooooob

Yeah. Just remember you are invisible to practically everyone, and more horsepower means a harder impact and more broken bones. And you are never as skillful as you think you are.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: wolf39us on May 12, 2016, 01:52:18 PM
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Yeah. Just remember you are invisible to practically everyone, and more horsepower means a harder impact and more broken bones. And you are never as skillful as you think you are.

Luckily, I've never subscribed to the asshole riders society.  I don't lane split, I don't exceed the speed of traffic.  I just overall drive like a grandma lol
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: stromboli on May 12, 2016, 03:14:57 PM
well take care. You are too valuable to us to get hurt.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: wolf39us on May 13, 2016, 09:13:04 AM
Thanks!

Put the deposit on it yesterday.  Just waiting on the shipment!
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: stromboli on May 13, 2016, 09:31:02 AM
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Thanks!

Put the deposit on it yesterday.  Just waiting on the shipment!

Btw Chris, who is that geezer in your Facebook picture? Is that what you are going to look like at my age? I'd worry about that. I personally studiously avoid mirrors.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: wolf39us on May 13, 2016, 09:46:14 AM
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Btw Chris, who is that geezer in your Facebook picture? Is that what you are going to look like at my age? I'd worry about that. I personally studiously avoid mirrors.

haha, that is my grandpa
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: AkiraTheFighter on May 13, 2016, 01:23:14 PM
Get it in Red or Black and It'll look more badass.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: Flanker1Six on May 13, 2016, 07:08:45 PM
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This is a slightly risky move for me as I've never ridden a sport bike.  I've ridden a Kymco Super 8 and a Honda Elite 110 and a Honda PCX150.  Not a fan of the step through design and really wanted to give motorcycles a go.

Given the reputation and overall satisfaction of many CBR owners, I feel think I will love the bike even though I haven't ridden one yet!

From what I read, it's an amazing beginner bike.

Don't worry.  Like all vehicles........................it won't go any faster than you make it go.   I've owned a bunch of bikes over the years (Can Am Spyder RSS and ZX14 Ninja right now).  I've been in two high speed wreaks, and several medium to low speed wreaks.  They all had the same cause.............the asshole controlling the throttle.  Don't be me!

Good advice from the others on safety gear!  I'm staunchly anti helmet law, but I wear one religiously  :asmile:.  In 2012; I got hit in the right eyebrow by a robin sized bird while I was doing 60-65 mph.  Snapped my head back so hard; I was sure I was gonna have neck problems, but thankfully did not.  If I hadn't been wearing a full face helmet I probably would have went down, and ended up who knows what.  Had a tire thrown stone bounce off my face shield that year too.........

Boots, gloves, and jacket are big plusses too, if you're not already wearing/own them! 

Anyway...............have fun and be safe!   
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: wolf39us on May 13, 2016, 07:12:14 PM
@akirathefighter haha, I was going to get red but ultimately decided on the white:  unfortunately the red didn't come in an ABS model.

@Flanker1Six those are some crazy stories man! 

I drive like a grandma and don't do anything crazy.  Also, I am fully geared head to toe!
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: stromboli on May 13, 2016, 11:33:20 PM
For those who don't ride dirt bikes......

3 things are guaranteed to happen, sooner or later.

You will become airborne without the bike

You will be impaled by something

You will wind up with the bike on top of you and nobody around to pull it off of you.

Trust me. I've learned the hard way.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: hrdlr110 on May 14, 2016, 02:47:49 AM
Blue gl1800 is my old bike.
Roadmaster was a 3 day test ride.
Dark horse is my next bike.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: hrdlr110 on May 14, 2016, 02:54:04 AM
Hmm....but only one photo came though?
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: SGOS on May 14, 2016, 06:53:48 AM
I hate to be a spoil sport, but I just heard yesterday that a friend of mine was killed on his motorcycle two days ago.  He was with a bunch of riders, and somehow he smashed into a pickup, and died at the scene.  I don't know any more details than that at this time.  Be careful, you guys.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: hrdlr110 on May 14, 2016, 07:10:49 AM
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I hate to be a spoil sport, but I just heard yesterday that a friend of mine was killed on his motorcycle two days ago.  He was with a bunch of riders, and somehow he smashed into a pickup, and died at the scene.  I don't know any more details than that at this time.  Be careful, you guys.

Sorry to hear that........

I'm mindful of the potential of a crash every time I climb on - it's a fear that keeps me very vigilant, because I ride every day. Expect the unexpected in every situation.
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: Flanker1Six on May 14, 2016, 01:01:06 PM
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Sorry to hear that........

I'm mindful of the potential of a crash every time I climb on - it's a fear that keeps me very vigilant, because I ride every day. Expect the unexpected in every situation.

Great advice!  I've been riding a long time; most of my close calls have been other drivers for a wide variety of reasons, and as I live in a rural agricultural area...............various forms of wild life.  Deer, turkeys, dogs, vultures, and the odd cow.  Missed all of 'em..............a trend I hope to continue!  One thing I've noticed over the last 5-7 years and gotten paranoid about is the exponential increase in distracted driving due to people bleeping around with their electronic marvelry.  Lucky for them I didn't have my EMP pistol with me! 

My two current rides:

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z139/FlankerDFR/IMG_0083.jpg) (http://s193.photobucket.com/user/FlankerDFR/media/IMG_0083.jpg.html)

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z139/FlankerDFR/IMG_0071.jpg) (http://s193.photobucket.com/user/FlankerDFR/media/IMG_0071.jpg.html)

 
Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: SGOS on May 14, 2016, 02:21:22 PM
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Great advice!  I've been riding a long time; most of my close calls have been other drivers for a wide variety of reasons, and as I live in a rural agricultural area...............various forms of wild life.  Deer, turkeys, dogs, vultures, and the odd cow.  Missed all of 'em..............a trend I hope to continue!  One thing I've noticed over the last 5-7 years and gotten paranoid about is the exponential increase in distracted driving due to people bleeping around with their electronic marvelry.  Lucky for them I didn't have my EMP pistol with me! 

All my life I've been and avid pedal bike rider.  I moved to a more rural area with mountain roads.  With lots of curves, narrow roads, and no shoulders, I don't bike ride anymore.  While the traffic isn't very heavy, there's still more of it than where I lived before, which for whatever reason had much wider roads.  Because the traffic is somewhat light, some drivers, especially when they are on the outside of a curve, tend to cross over the center line.  I guess they assume they probably aren't going meet anyone.  I'd be on the edge, but if a car was taking the curve while coming up behind me, and it met someone crossing the center line, I'd be in a tight spot.  I decided it wasn't worth it.  I do have hiking trails, so I do that instead.


Title: Re: New Motorcycle
Post by: wolf39us on May 19, 2016, 02:22:42 PM
Just got the VIN #. Waiting on the CO (Title I suppose?). Hopefully Saturday! :-)