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I first road a "motorcycle" when I was about 12 or 13... uh... some friends and I...erm... "acquired"... a small Gorilla that we soundly thrashed over a period of several months.

Then when I was in Arizona (16-18) The school had some 125cc (iirc) dirt-bikes that I thoroughly destroyed.

Then off-and-off during the Jarhead-years I had friends that had bikes; one had a 600 Katana, and the other friend had a FZR600. I rode them periodically.
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I first road a "motorcycle" when I was about 12 or 13... uh... some friends and I...erm... "acquired"... a small Gorilla that we soundly thrashed over a period of several months.

Then when I was in Arizona (16-18) The school had some 125cc (iirc) dirt-bikes that I thoroughly destroyed.

Then off-and-off during the Jarhead-years I had friends that had bikes; one had a 600 Katana, and the other friend had a FZR600. I rode them periodically.
Oh nice... I should start riding, but the only friend I know of has a monstrous 600+ that I don't wanna ride till I get some practice. BY monstrous, I mean, he's done some work on the motor.
    
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Oh nice... I should start riding, but the only friend I know of has a monstrous 600+ that I don't wanna ride till I get some practice. BY monstrous, I mean, he's done some work on the motor.
If your Friend is open to the idea, then tooling about in a parking lot is not a big deal but quite fun, even on a 1000cc+ machine.... just don't spaz out on the throttle.

One of the dangers to avoid is the "Death grip" on the clip-on's; it transfers to throttle and the next thing you know you are looking up at the clear blue sky, your arse hurts and the bike has catapulted across the parking lot.

It's like a hand-to-hand weapon: Grip with tension that is enough to maintain control, you don't wanna choke it; but, loose enough that it can still be wielded fluidly. But, not loosely enough that you become separated from it.
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If your Friend is open to the idea, then tooling about in a parking lot is not a big deal but quite fun, even on a 1000cc+ machine.... just don't spaz out on the throttle.

One of the dangers to avoid is the "Death grip" on the clip-on's; it transfers to throttle and the next thing you know you are looking up at the clear blue sky, your arse hurts and the bike has catapulted across the parking lot.

It's like a hand-to-hand weapon: Grip with tension that is enough to maintain control, you don't wanna choke it; but, loose enough that it can still be wielded fluidly. But, not loosely enough that you become separated from it.
I don't think his insurance is open to the idea lol

He has his bike, which I forgot the make/model. A Chevy Cavalier for daily driving to work and school, then an 01 special edition Firebird LS1/6-speed. He's blown the differential about 10 times already on that thing.
    
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If only motoring was so cheap in this country :/
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If only motoring was so cheap in this country :/
Whatcha mean?

...just don't catch the specific reference(s).
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Heavily taxed and such in England...plus congestion charges...it can get quite expensive.
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I don't think his insurance is open to the idea lol

He has his bike, which I forgot the make/model. A Chevy Cavalier for daily driving to work and school, then an 01 special edition Firebird LS1/6-speed. He's blown the differential about 10 times already on that thing.
Yes, that does pose a small problem.


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Heavily taxed and such in England...plus congestion charges...it can get quite expensive.
Ah, I see. Tis a shame, but understandable as the landmass is relatively small and could become quite congested if not monitored and controlled.
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I am pleased that you are excited.
lol, are you kiddin' me?
im always looking forward to your builds, three reasons i joined and stayed on OCN
1. great folding community that got me started
2. Syrs epic build logs
3. tribal overkills freakin awesome reservoir log.
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lol, are you kiddin' me?
im always looking forward to your builds, three reasons i joined and stayed on OCN
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3. tribal overkills freakin awesome reservoir log.
I'm not going to lie either, when I signed up here I was looking for OC advice, but when I wondered into the case mod's forum and saw your and CD's work Syr, I was in love. I admire you very much my friend, not only as an artist that can create such beautiful works of tech-art but also as a kindhearted human being. The world would be a better place to take a lesson or three from you Syr.

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