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Forum: Riding Skills Yesterday, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By adouglas
Her fit on that GSX-R is exactly like mine on the...

Her fit on that GSX-R is exactly like mine on the same bike. Balls of both feet down.

BTW, she didn't have the suspension "softened." She reduced the preload and that's not the same thing....
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 17th, 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 833
Posted By adouglas
Koala, I drive a Honda Fit, which had 109 hp when...

Koala, I drive a Honda Fit, which had 109 hp when new. This car is exactly what the Civic used to be (I had a couple of late 80s Civic hatchbacks). The Civic has gotten bigger and heavier... it now...
Forum: New Members July 16th, 2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,626
Posted By adouglas
Highly recommended track day organization ...

Highly recommended track day organization

https://www.tonystrackdays.com/index.cfm



Northeast Track Day thread

https://www.ninjette.org/forums/showthread.php?t=308168
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Farkles July 13th, 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By adouglas
They become handy pen holders. :D

They become handy pen holders. :D
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 11th, 2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By adouglas
C'mon, peeps... voting closes tomorrow. Isn't...

C'mon, peeps... voting closes tomorrow. Isn't ANYONE else in on this? (*crickets*)
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 11th, 2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By adouglas
Hopefully you've aged better.... ...

Hopefully you've aged better....

https://www.newmedicalterms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/fat-Elvis-syndrome-e1477407378783.jpg
Forum: New Members July 11th, 2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By adouglas
Welcome! Looks like you've got a good start and...

Welcome! Looks like you've got a good start and the right mindset.

There's a wealth of riding and wrenching knowledge here, and great people. It's why I've stayed despite selling my Ninjette years...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed July 9th, 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,385
Posted By adouglas
STUNNING drone footage of New York Safety Track,...

STUNNING drone footage of New York Safety Track, shot by ttd instructor Tim Di Lorenzo. Lone rider on the track, lines are pretty much what's recommended by the staff. I think this was a red group...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 9th, 2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 273
Posted By adouglas
Heads up: The Session 5 has been discontinued. I...

Heads up: The Session 5 has been discontinued. I have two and love 'em for their tiny size, but grab it while you can.

Battery life isn't great. Plan on recharging a lot.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 7th, 2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 273
Posted By adouglas
Helmet attach is no big deal and will give better...

Helmet attach is no big deal and will give better results than putting it on your body for the reason already stated.

If your purpose is as a CYA documentation tool, then a tank mount might work...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 7th, 2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By adouglas
I'm getting tired of cat pics. How about...

I'm getting tired of cat pics.

How about this: If you're up for MOTM, post a riding-related pic of yourself. Can be anything you like.
...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 6th, 2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By adouglas
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2016/...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2016/06/20/101167774_A_biker_shows_his_12-year-old_cat_Chiquinho_-which_always_rides_with_him_on_his_motorbike--xlarge_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqpVlberWd9EgFPZtcLi...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 5th, 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By adouglas
Love stuff like this. I hate to see things die...

Love stuff like this. I hate to see things die from lack of interest.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 3rd, 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,382
Posted By adouglas
I went to lunch at the local gyro shop a few...

I went to lunch at the local gyro shop a few weeks ago. Was carrying my Kindle.

Gyro guy: "What'cha reading?"
Me: "Oh, a book about physics." (Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes,...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 28th, 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 545
Posted By adouglas
There's a service limit for chain wear. Here's...

There's a service limit for chain wear. Here's the relevant shot of the page from the maintenance manual on how to check it.

If the chain is in good condition (not corroded, no tight links, etc.)...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed June 19th, 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By adouglas
Took me months to sell my 250 and I wasn't asking...

Took me months to sell my 250 and I wasn't asking a lot. It was clean, too. Take a massive loss and yeah, you can sell quick... but who wants to do that in the name of expediency?

Finding a track...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed June 19th, 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By adouglas
PS: More than one track in this part of the...

PS: More than one track in this part of the country is imposing very strict noise limits and loud bikes are getting black-flagged. It's not going away. Safe bet that more and more tracks will start...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed June 19th, 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By adouglas
Here's the thing: Objective is to get on the...

Here's the thing:

Objective is to get on the track. Making that contingent on buying a track bike could prompt a poor purchase decision. I met a guy at my last track day who paid -- get this --...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion June 19th, 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,363
Posted By adouglas
https://media.makeameme.org/created/sigh-youre-no....

https://media.makeameme.org/created/sigh-youre-no.jpg
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion June 19th, 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,363
Posted By adouglas
Of course not. The sole point is to take...

Of course not.

The sole point is to take the confusion and angst that the "you" tag causes to a whole new level.
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed June 18th, 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By adouglas
Dedicate the Ninjette to track. A small bike will...

Dedicate the Ninjette to track. A small bike will teach you A LOT about being a better rider. A big bike will mask mistakes. The instructors at my local track organization kick my butt on little...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion June 18th, 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,363
Posted By adouglas
Dooo eeeeet

Dooo eeeeet
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion June 18th, 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,108
Posted By adouglas
Yes. Green caps on the BPF forks is the giveaway....

Yes. Green caps on the BPF forks is the giveaway.

And as much fun as Ninjettes are, they don't perform like that.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion June 18th, 2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,108
Posted By adouglas
So what motivates this guy to ride fast? IMHO,...

So what motivates this guy to ride fast? IMHO, adrenaline pure and simple. Young, invincible and going for the thrill of speed.

Watch the first 30 seconds or so until he takes off. You can skip...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion June 18th, 2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,108
Posted By adouglas
From the original post..... I think...

From the original post.....



I think you see where I'm coming from, vs. the "bro" we've all seen F***IN' SENDING IT.

Ben, some years back when I first encountered you here (but had not yet...
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