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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 11-04-2018, 04:52 PM   #4426
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I only have 4 more days of insurance for the season - so off I went down the highway for a nice two hour cruise. Had my son help wash it upon return and sadly tucked it into the garage, where it will probably not get back out until May. Already have a plan of attack for the winter mods.



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Old 11-04-2018, 07:24 PM   #4427
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^ I want a son like that!
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:46 AM   #4428
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:51 PM   #4429
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Anyone have thoughts about a Honda Grom? Thinking of something cheap/fun for getting to work. Just an itchy impulse of a thought. (Used to have a '03 Honda F4i but wasn't a fan of it as a commuter).
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:49 AM   #4430
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Do you already have a motorcycle license?

It’s smaller than you think and slower than you think. Fun bike to ride around the city but you’ll outgrow it fast most likely. Compare prices with a duke 390 which is a real motorcycle
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Thanks! I do have a Class 6. That's a good suggestion on the KTM Duke 390, googled it.. and really like it. A bit more $$ but like you say it's a real motorcycle.
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:01 PM   #4432
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I've driven a few small bikes home for people and I really don't like how unstable they feel above 60kph. A gust of wind throws you around pretty damn fast.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:53 PM   #4433
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waaat! F4i is decent for commuting it's sport touring so it's not totally leaning out over the front fork. i commuted with one for almost 2 years

what is it about the f4i you didn't like for commuting, what do you like about the smaller bikes? fuel consumption won't be a huge difference, but if you can get something as close to 399cc as you can, you'll save a lot on insurance without losing too much performance.
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The grom is an amazing bike. Extremely nimble, comfortable and super fun. Super cheap, one of the largest options for aftermarket parts available, its the Civic of motorcycles.

The down side is it's just a 125, so you max out at like 110KPH full tuck(depending on weight) So no its not a HWY bike. Cause it takes a bit to get to 100kph. When you ride you ride on the defensive 100% of the time, you cant power out of any situation, so you have to be prepared to brake and evade dangerous situations.

All in all I would never sell my Grom, puts a smile on my face every time and the community I ride with is amazing, We do weekly stunt practice days and lots of riding.

It really just depends on your situation. I rode the Grom daily on the Barnet HWY without issues.

Reach out to me if you have any questions as I've had my Grom since they've released them in Canada. I'm also the Admin on the Honda Grom Vancouver Page.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:06 AM   #4435
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Looking to see if anyone knows or has a photo of a bike I saw recently in Langley.

I tried to get a good look but was only able to drive directly behind him.
I kept seeing him reaching way back behind him to shift. Never seen that on a bike before on the road. I wasn't sure what he was doing until I noticed there was no clutch lever so I turned my music down and could hear him shift through each gear. I tried to look up a suicide clutch/jockey shifter but couldn't find one where his was located - almost beside the rear tire. Looked like he had to lean back and blindly grab it. Couldn't tell but it looked like he had a giant dice on the end of it.

Anyone know which bike I'm talking about?? I can't see there being to many of them around so I'm hoping to see some photos of this bike if possible.

i keep editing my own post to add this google image.

looked similar only lower and further back

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Old 08-12-2019, 10:57 AM   #4436
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Suicide shifters aren't that popular for a reason - every fashion has its faults. Most use a foot clutch - so you need one foot on the clutch, one on the brake, and you better be in neutral when you come to a stop in order for you to be able to put one foot down.
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The maybe official quick motorcycle question/news not worthy of a new thread, thread

Just a reminder for you guys to be careful out there. I was taken out by a illegal left turner last week. I was lucky b/c there was heavy rush hour congestion at the time going east on Kingsway right before Boundary. There was a parked car just past Lincoln before Boundary so I slowed down. Normally I shift over to the right side of the lane if I think there is a left-hand turner. I could not tell if the traffic left a gap for someone to turn left so I stayed in the left side of my lane. Next thing I know I see the front end of a minivan and I only had time to let go of my handlebars and I am flying over the hood of the van. I was wearing a backpack at the time and it saved my upper back from injury but my lower back hit the ground really hard. No broken bones, but really bad lower back pain and a concussion from the whiplash.
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