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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:10 PM   #2326
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passed my road test! Lesson learned never do a road test on a r6... those uturns.
Firstly congratulations, but if that's the bike you're going to be riding on the street then you should be able to pass the test on it too.
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passed my road test! Lesson learned never do a road test on a r6... those uturns.
what bike did you end up using? and where did they have you do the U-turn?
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what bike did you end up using? and where did they have you do the U-turn?
the sherpa, they are a lot more easier to maneuver. R6 are very hard to do uturns, you have to have the right speed or else you will put your foot down.

I can do uturns on my r6 with my foot but on the exam you arent allowed to put your foot down.

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the sherpa, they are a lot more easier to maneuver. R6 are very hard to do uturns, you have to have the right speed or else you will put your foot down.

I can do uturns on my r6 with my foot but on the exam you arent allowed to put your foot down.
it's not just your R6 that's hard to do uturns on, it's all sports bikes. I can do uturns on my gixxer just fine so long as I have a "football field" worth of space.
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it's not just your R6 that's hard to do uturns on, it's all sports bikes. I can do uturns on my gixxer just fine so long as I have a "football field" worth of space.
Yes its harder but you should be able to do a u-turn on a sportbike in the width of a standard side street without stopping or using your feet. These are basic bike handling skills and you should be able to execute them easily if you think of yourself as even just a competent rider . Try some parking lot practice to brush up on your skills, should be able to pick it up with a little time.

If this guy can do it on a goldwing, you can on a sportbike
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The problem is most people don't practice slow speed riding
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it's not just your R6 that's hard to do uturns on, it's all sports bikes. I can do uturns on my gixxer just fine so long as I have a "football field" worth of space.
yah. I feel that the roads in surrey are wider too, well where I got tested was pretty wide than where I got tested in Richmond.

But surrey road has so many bumps and steep hills and turns than Richmond.
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Go to a parking lot and practice. Use parking stall lines as a guide start big, and try and get smaller.

Work on using the friction zone of the clutch and little throttle. Look to where you want to go. The second you look down or to your side, you'll put your foot down.
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Just because you passed your test does not mean you stop learning. It is actually now that you start to learn.

As mentioned parking lots (high schools) are a great place to go once a week to practice.



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Guys - any suggestions of where to get wheel tape locally?
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Guys - any suggestions of where to get wheel tape locally?
Believe Bayside usually has some in stock that I've seen on the shelf. Probably most local dealers too, not that I've looked though. Call around
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Just wanted to drop and give a shout out to CharlieH and ep604... first off, serious props too the two of you guys for doing it right and taking it to the track. Secondly, I wish BOTH of you a speedy recovery!!! Please keep us up-to-date okay!!!
We are both Fine! Thanks sunfighter!

Recovered up to 80% now! The bike is also getting repaired soon, should be able to roll out again Mid July.

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Guys - any suggestions of where to get wheel tape locally?
Bought mine off ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RED-REFLECTIVE-MOTORCYCLE-RIM-STRIPE-WHEEL-DECAL-TAPE-/380321328612?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item588ceaede4&vxp=mtr
With this style, you should tape it onto your rim first to make sure that it is a good fit. We found that ours was a little off and we had to trim it a little. That way you can insure that they pieces are evenly spaced apart as well.

Just make sure that you clean your rims well. We used alcohol wipes.

If you go to my albums, you will see 3 bikes with rim tape on them.

This is what was used on the R1 and R6. The bigger applicator was a little difficult to use.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KEITI-REFLECTIVE-RED-WHEEL-STRIP-TAPE-CBR-600RR-1000RR-GSXR-ZX6R-ZX10R-R6-R1-/281364492255?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4182a16fdf&vxp=mtr
On the ZX6R we use the one that came with separate strips and that is the one I am referring to for using tape to hold it first so that you can space them out evenly.
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So.. Guys I installed my frame sliders, and I kinda stripped the bolt that goes into the the slider..

Now i m worried about it being too tight and upon impact it will just snap off and not do its job.

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So.. Guys I installed my frame sliders, and I kinda stripped the bolt that goes into the the slider..

Now i m worried about it being too tight and upon impact it will just snap off and not do its job.

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I wouldn't fuck with something like frame sliders. Considering they only have one purpose, I'd replace the bolt with a torque wrench and correct spec.
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Looks like we're getting the KTM RC Series.

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All three models deliver a superior power-to-weight ratio, peerless agility and extreme banking clearance, and all three are distinguished by top quality high tech components. They are powered by the same highly developed, powerful and reliable DOHC singles as the Duke models 125, 200 and 390...

At 43 mm, the amply sized WP Suspension USD front forks have the same tube diameter as those of the KTM Superbike 1190 RC8 R – this is genuine racing equipment, ensuring maximum stability and precision. Developed in cooperation with Brembo, the braking system includes a 300mm front brake disc as well as standard ABS for the RC 125 and RC 390 – an equipment level unparalleled in this segment for maximum safety. Even the tires offer true, full size racing dimensions at 110/70ZR17 front and 150/60ZR17 rear.
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I wouldn't fuck with something like frame sliders. Considering they only have one purpose, I'd replace the bolt with a torque wrench and correct spec.
Would love to, but not sure how the ef I amma get that bolt out now..
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Anyone have any experience with Modern regarding making helmets fit? Apparently they do it on a daily basis with customers whose heads don't fit into their desired helmets. In my case, the helmet I want is a tid bit loose on the front of my crown. They said they can add some more padding/liner provided by the manufacturer to make it fit.

Will this be a safe route to make a helmet fit better or will this affect the integrity of the helmet doing it's job in a crash?
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Anyone have any experience with Modern regarding making helmets fit? Apparently they do it on a daily basis with customers whose heads don't fit into their desired helmets. In my case, the helmet I want is a tid bit loose on the front of my crown. They said they can add some more padding/liner provided by the manufacturer to make it fit.

Will this be a safe route to make a helmet fit better or will this affect the integrity of the helmet doing it's job in a crash?

Depending on how they do it...

If they are removing the cheek pads and replacing with factory OEM made ones but just thinner then YES! but if they are chop shopping that shit in the back then no...


Many manufactures sell replacement cheek pads in different sizes like this :

Arai RX-Q / Corsair V / Signet-Q Cheek Pads - RevZilla


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Arai Corsair V Comfort Liner - RevZilla


Unless they are going this route... I wouldn't take it any other way.
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Depending on how they do it...

If they are removing the cheek pads and replacing with factory OEM made ones but just thinner then YES! but if they are chop shopping that shit in the back then no...


Many manufactures sell replacement cheek pads in different sizes like this :

Arai RX-Q / Corsair V / Signet-Q Cheek Pads - RevZilla


and also the headliner :


Arai Corsair V Comfort Liner - RevZilla


Unless they are going this route... I wouldn't take it any other way.
Hmm..they said that they'll be adding some padding in front and on the back of the crown of the helmet to make it snug. I'm not really sure how they go about with it but Aaron said a lot of customers have gotten them to do it. Hopefully someone who has done it can chime in. I personally have my doubts about this method but if its safe then why not.
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Bayside got broken into. They just drove through their front window
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