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Kind of wild that the #Yamaha SR400 was on sale from 1978 all the way 'til 2021 in Japan. #motorcycle

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

That is a very nice bike, and yeah, it does have kind of a weird but pleasing, angular aesthetic. I wouldn't have really noticed if you hadn't pointed it out - thanks!
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I've been waiting 10 years for this era of bikes to replace the popular cafe racer style.

in reply to GP-u-Moto

Are you thinking of the VF750F? The VFR750F had gear driven camshafts, not chain.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Yeah, my mistake...
I just saw the F in there and thought crapp.
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Apparently my CBR650R makes both more torque and more horsepower than the CB750 of old. :3c

It also makes slightly more horsepower than the new CB750 Hornet twin, but less torque.

#Honda #motorcycle #CBR

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

the CBR650R gets most of it out of the revs, HP is obvious, but Torque is almost same, just at higher revs.

Both a 4 cylinders, the new CB750 Hornet is a paralleltwin.

The motor from the old CB750 is similar to the CBX750, and this motor provided more HP and torque, even with higher revs.



At the point in my #motorcycle riding where new skills and techniques are coming out of nowhere in response to situational need while I'm out riding. 🤪



If I could only have one #motorcycle, it would be one with a displacement of less than 700cc. :3
in reply to GP-u-Moto

You mean the CB1 wasn't 1cc? :P

Honda should really bring the CB400SF and CB1300SF to the US. Both are great bikes from what I've read.

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Yeah, that is Honda... They will keep you guessing.

I guess if they thought they could sell them they would.



Most riders: "I need to mount my phone to my handlebars!"
Me: Phone stored in luggage, standalone GPS on handlebars. :3

#motorcycle

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Proper. My Zumo XT's UI is clunky, but reliable.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Good combo....

btw. have a gps mount on my eBike. Smartphone tucked away.
But google maps on smartphone in the car.. routing is good then.




Yammie Noob Sent Me An Unfixable Turbo Charged Hayabusa — The Bearded Mechanic

@/yammienoob can't seem to keep this bike from exploding. Now it's our turn to fix and blow up the bike. Thanks for the Busa, Mr. Noob!

#motorcycle #Suzuki #Hayabusa



Thinking about braided brake lines for my new CBR650R. #motorcycle #Honda #CBR

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I love the sound of a thumper, especially a big one. The valve clatter and exhaust sounds combine really nicely. Kind of funny coming from someone who loves the sound of inline fours. :3c #motorcycle

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"Let's pack the bike with as much horsepower as possible for marketing reasons, which means we'll also have to include electronic nannies that we can charge more for since most people aren't skilled enough to handle such power. Also, it lets us cheap out on other things since weight isn't as important with all that power." 🤪

#motorcycle

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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

before you know it its just a car without the roof and only two wheels.

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My dad is thinking about getting something like a #BMW RnineT/R12 and rigging a #Ural #sidecar to it, complete with the driven wheel. #motorcycle

(We do both have the necessary license to ride a sidecar rig is our state.)

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

You either like sidecars or you don’t.

We ride because we like it. Life is short. Take your joy where you find it



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Finally got the chance to take my new CBR650R out for a day-long spin and had a blast! When this bike sings, it's like no other one I've ridden: it has a two-tone whistle of an induction noise, and since it doesn't have too much torque down low, I was able to hear it a whole lot more than the whistle of the Ninja 1000SX that this replaced! Switching to a smaller bike was definitely the right choice for that reason alone, but it was also much easier to get on the side of the tire because of its lighter crankshaft.

The route was one of my favorites: Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Port Townsend, atd Whidbey Island, but this time along the Pioneer Highway to spend as little time on I-5 as possible. There were so many other people out riding both motorcycles and bicycles since this was the best weather we've had in quite some time! One interesting rest stop was at The Rex in between La Conner and Conway, where there were motorcycles parked as far as the eye could see for a fundraiser barbecue for the owner of The Rex.

(Album (12 photos, 6 attached here))

#motorcycle #Honda #CBR #CBR650R

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I feel like the name "Cardinal" (or one including the word) would be perfect for this bike based on the color, the front fairing, and the how it sings when on the boil.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

At this point, I can safely say that big twin cruisers don't interest me. If it's not easy to get a bike on the side of the side, it's just not for me.

Also, I can fart on my own without needing an engine. :P

#motorcycle





I want to rent a V-4 #motorcycle for a day, just so I can experience it once in my life.

Maybe the same for an I-6 truck or car, automatic though since I don't know manual in cars yet.

in reply to Jim

I don't think someone renting out their truck would be too thrilled with that response. 😅
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

You could test it. Manual is more direct and sporty. At least for me. Automatic is ok too. It's more comfortable.

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Motorcycle Riders - You're Leaning the Wrong Way


Ever notice that police motorcyclists lean their bodies away from a turn? They're trained to. But why might this uncommon body position be helpful for our motorbikes?


#motorcycle


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Suzuki DR650 - The Motorcycle that Built a Community


Special thanks to MXrob and the heroes at Drriders.com!

The same bike since '96, they sure do make'm like they used to. The DR650 might look like a tired ol’ pony but with enough wrenching, tastier parts, and a little help from the DR community, ol’ faithful can strangely start to look like the unicorn we’ve all been waiting for.


#motorcycle #suzuki #dr650

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i wouldn't use them, but part of me appreciates how ludicrous they are. nobody can claim they're at all functional - its purely fashion statement and so it enforces a kind of honesty that their bike is simply part of their costume.



I want the good weekend weather to finally hit our area so I can get out on the #motorcycle and clear out all of this cabin fever and wanderlust with a day-long ride. >:(


in reply to Neil E. Hodges

brother, now we're cooking with gas! Standard bike is my standard. 🤣


Parallel twins are good, but I still feel like they're out of place on a #sportbike. #motorcycle


Any #Fedi friends want to do a #motorcycle tour to Moab or Capitol Reef this Summer? :3

#Fediverse #Mastodon

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How Harley-Davidson Killed Itself

If Harley Davidson is the Titanic, the pandemic might just be that one big iceberg. Worse still, it had a hole in the hull and sputtering engines before all this even began. Damn. Is HD done for?

#motorcycle #Harley #HarleyDavidson

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I have been on two wheels for 57 years now, my Pop had me on his Harley when I was one year old for the first time. I'll never forget when he called me while I was working for a Harley-Davidson dealership in California, and he asked me: "Son, what's the best bike in the world?" (expecting me to name one of several Harley-Davidson models) I replied with, "BMW R 1150 GSA." In shock, he asked: "Why's that?" I replied, "It's all day comfortable, will run forever, and then some. It will go over or through most obstacles – what more could you want?" he went out and bought a BMW immediately after, and road that bike until the day he died...
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Interesting that this iconic "rebel" brand needed government protection to survive

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I just bought a '23 CBR650R and would like maybe 1-2" more height to the seat for my long legs. Any suggestions on what to do here on a budget?

(I already have put on adjustable rearsets that move the pegs as far down and back as they'll allow. The 1-2" is what I'd like with that adjustment to the rearsets.)

#motorcycle

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Had some ADV-style tires put on my CRF450RL since I'll be spending a lot of time on pavement just getting to the mountains. Now I just need a windshield and maybe a Cyclops headlight. 👍 #motorcycle #dirtbike #dualsport
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I also asked them to set the idle since it was way too high previously. That, combined with my adding tension to the throttle cable, really transformed the bike!


A #motorcycle you can't realistically ride is a waste of money. :P
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Main reason I traded in my Suzuki Bandit 1200. Fantastic to ride but I could never use its full potential because I'd end up hurting myself or others.
in reply to Frank

Same reason why I switched from a Ninja 1000SX to a CBR650R.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I probably couldn't ride a Ducati 916/996 or a Britten V1000 very long, but I would absolutely park one of those in my house as art if I had that kind of space or disposable income.


Anyone who has a lot of experience riding off-road would balk at the 500lb+ weight of adventure bikes. #motorcycle



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I'm celebrating the return of Spring with a new Honda CBR650R! (Album)

After selling my Ninja 1000SX because I realized that it wasn't the right bike, I did a test ride on this exact bike at The Brothers Powersports in Bremerton on a stormy day a couple weeks back, then later that night I put a deposit on it. I had the shop put some comfort mods on the bike (heated grips, quickshifter, top case rack, frame sliders) over the past week and then took the bus and ferry last Friday to pick it up, which took forever because I had to wait an hour for the ferry! I did have to ride home with a backpack on, which wasn't fun, but I got it safely home and then spent all of Saturday started putting more mods on it (GPS charging mount and adjustable rearsets because my long legs were cramped). It was kind of a bummer missing out on the nice weather Saturday, but with the bike all buttoned up, I'll be able to any upcoming warm weather! Even better is that I bought it out of pocket and don't have to deal with financing!

On the ferry ride home Friday, I ran into the same lady I saw when I headed home from Bremerton after test riding the bike. Her name was Loki and she was headed with her partner Isaac from her home on the Olympic Peninsula to Seattle to teach circus performers.

(I realize my eyes were closed in the photos. Bummer!)

#Honda #motorcycle #CBR #CBR650R #CB650R

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Really glad I went with a faired naked bike instead of a supersport. Still has plenty of performance for the freeway at the top, but still has decent enough torque further down and the ergonomics are far better. 👍 #motorcycle


No matter what people try to do to convince you, a parallel-twin will never give the same experience as an inline-four. 👍 #motorcycle


Based on my experiences #motorcycle riding, I'd say a street bike intended for spirited riding shouldn't weigh more than 500 pounds. 👍


Saw some of the new electric #Kawasaki bikes at the local Japanese #motorcycle dealer. 👀

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