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  1. practicing emergency stops and stuff

    The other day I had to come down hard on the binders in traffic due to inattentive cagers. Well the road was cement and I have never practiced...

    Started by Parajoe, 10-03-2011 07:31 PM
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    11-15-2011 12:07 AM Go to last post
  2. Suspension tuner west of Atlanta?

    I need a tuner west of Atlanta for the suspensions for both of my bikes. My 08 1000 is set for someone 250 or so, I'm only 160...... way to stiff...

    Started by Bobby "Brown", 08-06-2011 02:03 PM
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    08-17-2011 09:54 AM Go to last post
  3. Mountain Riding

    You guys have any tips for riding in the mountains? Ive been up there twice since I got the R6 and am still pretty slow. Going down in November (not...

    Started by SlimDizzleATL, 08-24-2010 10:39 AM
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    09-06-2010 02:22 AM Go to last post
  4. When to Upgrade?

    I was reading another guys thread and everyone was warning him against getting a liter bike.. I'm probably a year or two away from an upgrade myself...

    Started by klassified187, 02-04-2011 04:09 PM
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    02-09-2011 05:32 PM Go to last post
  5. Insurance

    Is $45 a month too much? I am 40, never owned a motorcycle. No tickets (of late!) 2006 Ninja 250. I wasnt expecting it to be "cheap" but I asked the...

    Started by NinjaGirlATL, 03-01-2011 02:18 PM
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    03-10-2011 01:25 PM Go to last post
  6. Lean into curve

    Yesterday I was on my bike in a familiar area and decided I was going to go into a curve a little hotter than normal. Not very smart but hindsight is...

    Started by klassified187, 11-23-2010 10:31 AM
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    12-09-2010 02:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Just ordered: Vortex Lightweight Steel Suzuki 520 Chain Kit

    Im about to die doing 120 on the highway if i dont change my chain so..... just placed a order for the Vortex Lightweight Steel Suzuki 520 Chain...

    Started by Pasha, 04-03-2012 02:48 PM
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    04-16-2012 12:29 PM Go to last post
  8. insurance questions

    im thinking of buying my first bike and decided to check insurance rates and the cheapest i have found is 148 a mont can anyone suggest a cheap...

    Started by hicklinc, 09-22-2010 11:05 PM
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    09-26-2010 07:40 PM Go to last post
  9. Power Commander III

    So I've heard some people say that these dont give any percievable performance gains. Who has one and what are your experiences? I was thinking about...

    Started by SlimDizzleATL, 07-04-2010 09:12 PM
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  10. Smile Signed up for the MSF course!

    I've only heard good things about the one in Alpheretta within the American Honda Complex so I went ahead and registered! taking the May 17-19 one...

    Started by junho806, 04-27-2011 04:40 PM
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    05-25-2012 11:31 AM Go to last post
  11. Gas Tank

    I understand that I can get over 200 miles in my full tank, but why don't '07 Ninja's have fuel gauges? It'd be nice to see it on a gauge instead...

    Started by Kyle, 02-21-2011 02:38 PM
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    02-24-2011 10:08 AM Go to last post
  12. Cost to powdercoat???

    Can never decide where to post these questions, hope here is fine. Anyone know ballpark what it would cost to have a couple of wheels powder...

    Started by PhilJonez, 03-01-2010 04:33 PM
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    03-19-2010 08:11 AM Go to last post
  13. First bike for my brother

    So, my brother is looking to get his first bike this summer when he's on leave. He's 19 and has ridden before - but only on the dirt, and the largest...

    Started by magnetnerd, 04-07-2010 02:12 PM
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    07-15-2010 05:41 PM Go to last post
  14. first bike suggested maintenance

    after my msf course im going to buy my first bike and was wondering what maintenance i should do as soon as i buy it i dont know much about...

    Started by hicklinc, 09-28-2010 08:17 AM
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    10-27-2010 04:43 PM Go to last post
  15. Bike in truck bed question

    This will be my first time hauling my bike in the back of my truck (Avalanche). Anything I need to know? Also, are there any special ways I should...

    Started by SlimDizzleATL, 03-09-2011 01:37 PM
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    03-14-2011 03:32 PM Go to last post
  16. MSF location opinion's

    im in acworth near woodstock theres a bunch of locations near me to take a msf course im looking for a good location can anyone suggest a location so...

    Started by hicklinc, 09-28-2010 01:18 AM
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    08-10-2012 11:27 PM Go to last post
  17. Summer riding

    This is only my 2nd summer of riding in the Georgia heat, last year I basically squided it up, but after seeing a couple of riders go down in front...

    Started by ramm, 06-02-2010 10:26 AM
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    06-25-2010 01:13 PM Go to last post
  18. Ive always wondered....

    What do these do? http://image.superstreetbike.com/f/19336614+w750+st0/0906_sbkp_14_z+brake_fluid_reservoir+with_wristband.jpg Besides look...

    Started by SlimDizzleATL, 06-08-2010 12:02 PM
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  19. Best 1000

    Im looking to buy a 1000 in a couple of weeks. I always liked the CBR 1000, R1, and the GSXR 1000 is there a difference in performance? Thanks

    Started by malexb86, 01-07-2011 01:19 AM
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    02-19-2011 12:50 PM Go to last post
  20. How long does open bottle of brake fluid last?

    Anyone know about how long an open bottle of fluid left in the garage will last? I used it last year about July or August I think.

    Started by Lazarus, 02-28-2011 10:15 AM
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    02-28-2011 10:14 PM Go to last post

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