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Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion Yesterday, 09:46 AM
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Posted By akima
Silence! Ninja 250 performs like that in my head...

Silence! Ninja 250 performs like that in my head :p
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion June 14th, 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 938
Posted By akima
I get a kick from riding "fast" with flow. By...

I get a kick from riding "fast" with flow. By "flow", I mean: working myself at the peak of my ability for a sustained period of time. If I go beyond my own ability I get out of flow; I experience...
Forum: Videos June 13th, 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By akima
Glad you got a laugh :) The video was...

Glad you got a laugh :)

The video was titled: Inside Britain's Moped Crime Gangs

Someone has re-uploaded the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH1NUzUQX5w

If you just want to...
Forum: Pictures May 21st, 2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By akima
Maybe for a stock bike, but he has an Area P. ...

Maybe for a stock bike, but he has an Area P. Switching to one of those mufflers would likely be a downgrade in performance, sound (Area P's sound awesome!) and build quality.
Forum: Pictures May 20th, 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By akima
I checked my notes. My last rear Diablo Rosso II...

I checked my notes. My last rear Diablo Rosso II lasted ~6000 miles and I had it on for a bit over two years before I had to replace it. By the time I replaced it, it had cracks, was quite worn...
Forum: Pictures May 20th, 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By akima
Hey Beautiful 250. I love the red ones. ...

Hey

Beautiful 250. I love the red ones. Garage kept and low miles too: very nice!

Did it come with the Area P exhaust system or did you add it? They're really great.

I noticed you have...
Forum: Videos May 13th, 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By akima
Thanks :)

Thanks :)
Forum: Videos May 13th, 2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By akima
25%... literally? I'm guessing the loss of...

25%... literally?

I'm guessing the loss of HP is because there is less oxygen per square cm.

Does this also mean that typically a bike will run rich at those altitudes?

Is there a mechanical...
Forum: Videos May 13th, 2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By akima
Amazing roads. There's nothing like that near...

Amazing roads. There's nothing like that near me.

I can't tell for sure because cameras often make it hard to judge angles and speed, but I'm pretty sure I could ride those roads in 6th gear,...
Forum: Videos May 11th, 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By akima
:D

:D
Forum: Videos May 11th, 2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By akima
There's quite a few bootleg London tour DVDs out...

There's quite a few bootleg London tour DVDs out there. You run the risk of violating copyright law and facing huge fines. As tasty as fish & chips are, they are fatty and can lead to heart disease...
Forum: Videos May 11th, 2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By akima
According to this...

According to this (http://www.visordown.com/news/general/uks-worst-motorcycle-theft-regions-revealed) London is actually the worst place in the UK for motorcycle theft and Scotland is far better. ...
Forum: Pictures May 10th, 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By akima
You must be buzzing! I bet you're going out...

You must be buzzing!

I bet you're going out to look at it all the time.
Forum: Videos May 10th, 2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By akima
I'd be interested to hear how the pregen and...

I'd be interested to hear how the pregen and newgen 250 race bikes compare on the track when you have it fully modded.
Forum: Videos May 10th, 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By akima
DannoXYZ: I was just looking at your motorcycles...

DannoXYZ: I was just looking at your motorcycles list in your side profile thing. You have a lot of 250 Ninjas! Are they all running?

Also: no one is gonna steal your pregens.

I'M KIDDING! ...
Forum: Videos May 10th, 2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By akima
Bike Thieves Describe How They Target A Bike

https://youtu.be/m7vyKZDvUt8?t=22m46s

I started it at the time off set where they describe how they pick a bike. You only need to watch for a couple of minutes. It can help you make your bike...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion May 9th, 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 791
Posted By akima
True. If libertarianism could be imperfectly...

True. If libertarianism could be imperfectly summarized with one principle, it would be the "non-aggression principle". This basically means "don't initiate (or start) an act of violence against a...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion May 9th, 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 791
Posted By akima
Same :) The stance Triple Jim has (I'm...

Same :)



The stance Triple Jim has (I'm sure he'll correct me if I'm misrepresenting his views) and I have is based some on some premisses:

1. We understand that all laws are backed by...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk May 9th, 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,305
Posted By akima
Ha ha. Yeah. Stop judging me! ;) I...

Ha ha. Yeah. Stop judging me! ;)



I plan to get a front stand too at some point. I figured that it's better to have just a rear stand that no stands at all though, as:

- the rear tyre is...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk May 9th, 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,305
Posted By akima
Thanks csmith12 and adouglas :)

Thanks csmith12 and adouglas :)
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk May 9th, 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,305
Posted By akima
Thanks a lot for the tips. While you're...

Thanks a lot for the tips.

While you're here: one of the main reasons I bought he paddock stand was to remove pressure from the left side of the tyres when the bike is standing unused for a long...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion May 8th, 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,129
Posted By akima
There's something really pleasing about the shape...

There's something really pleasing about the shape and style of them. I don't know what it is.
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk May 8th, 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,305
Posted By akima
kkim's brick technique helped me out today :) It...

kkim's brick technique helped me out today :) It was my first time using a rear stand by myself. I've owned the stand for a while and had put off using it because of how sketchy it felt as soon as...
Forum: Pictures May 1st, 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By akima
Very beautiful. I haven't seen that design...

Very beautiful. I haven't seen that design before. It looks like it has a double bubble wind screen on it; extra nice.
Forum: Videos April 30th, 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By akima
High Speed Filtering - Informative Close Call

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Lots of stuff to think about here regarding his actions before, during and after the close call.

He was damn lucky that metalic coloured car to his right freed up the lane to the...
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