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Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques   05-15-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By brownbrady
How to Gain Confidence on a Motorcycle

Credit: Everything I know now about riding with confidence was because of all of the advice I have read and received from the experienced riders here and other forums.

Now, I am sharing this...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   12-06-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By shisoshin
bear in mind also that coolant temp is monitored...

bear in mind also that coolant temp is monitored by ecu
and its the coolant which needs to be 'warmed up'
for good normal operating, esp after start up..

this applies particularly for/after cold...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   12-05-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By oldguy50+
start it up. walk around to check tires and loose...

start it up. walk around to check tires and loose bits. gear up. get on the bike. check brake lights and turn signals. meditate for a min. got to get focused, there are some mean streets out there....
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   12-05-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By shisoshin
instead of thinking about warmth, think of...

instead of thinking about warmth, think of letting revs drop from 2000
to a steady beat at 1500rpm, without touching the throttle..
[startup routine is well covered here, use search box]

also...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications   11-25-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,815
Posted By kfsrq
Smile Why go part way to the Retro look?

As long as you are installing spoked wheels,
why not ditch the fuel injection and get a carb,
and then you can fabricate a kick starter ...

Hey, there are even acetylene-driven lights you can...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   11-06-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,932
Posted By MotoMike
Ah, I understand. The thing that makes...

Ah, I understand.

The thing that makes these kinds of insurance related discussions difficult on an internet forum is the "State Law" factor. What may be true in Maryland, doesn't have any...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques   12-15-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By sjdc1982
http://lanesplittingislegal.com/ It's not...

http://lanesplittingislegal.com/

It's not really meant for getting there faster or cutting in line like most people think. But to alleviate some traffic jams and provide motorcycles a safe way...
Forum: Other Motorcycles   12-15-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Wynne G Oldman
Not on a CBR250R. :D

Not on a CBR250R. :D
Forum: Other Motorcycles   12-07-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,331
Posted By Aufitt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsKFsce5phw#t=565 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsKFsce5phw#t=565

Quite possibly the best motorcycle review in Australia-

An Honest Review of The Triumph Bonneville - YouTube...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   12-01-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,197
Posted By Michael
I see shoppers, joggers, cyclists and others,...

I see shoppers, joggers, cyclists and others, plugged in and oblivious to what is going on around them….. others have to avoid them as they zombie out in their own tiny zone. Bad enough at low speed....
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   11-10-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By jsonder
Trail braking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

Trail braking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_braking)

This summarizes it pretty well. Trail braking isn't taught in the basic courses, but, it is a good...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   11-10-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Parakalien
Generally you want to avoid any kind of braking...

Generally you want to avoid any kind of braking in a curve.

In a straight line you can (you should for max braking power) use both. Under 10mph you should only use rear to avoid locking in the...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   11-09-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By MotoMike
After about 5mm of pedal movement, just before...

After about 5mm of pedal movement, just before the pads contact the rotor.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   10-13-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,097
Posted By jayuup
I see your point. To the unaware, that's what...

I see your point. To the unaware, that's what they might get from that.

I've been using the picture to explain to non riders both sides to the story. But ultimately that pic explains the most...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   10-07-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,097
Posted By shisoshin
does anyone really believe that the many,...

does anyone really believe that the many, millions, of people watching
a vehicle become airborne as it runs down a man, and motorcycles,
imprinting that, in their brains, has concerns about which...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance   10-06-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,546
Posted By MotoMike
Yeah, I left Loctite off the list intentionally....

Yeah, I left Loctite off the list intentionally. Thanks to Aufitt's advise, I've switched to using anti-seize compound on most fasteners, particularly those that are frequently removed. There are...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   10-05-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,097
Posted By Top
I don't think he was "justified", we get the...

I don't think he was "justified", we get the benefit of sitting behind our PC screens saying " i would have done this or i would have done that"

what this is a highly unfortunate repercussion of...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   10-05-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,097
Posted By MotoMike
Obviously this incident in New York has survived...

Obviously this incident in New York has survived the the so called "24 hour news cycle", and is not going away any time soon. No doubt more details as to what exactly took place, who did what, who...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   10-01-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,097
Posted By CNY
1. I was willing to give Street Sniper the...

1. I was willing to give Street Sniper the benefit of the doubt but he certainly proved himself to be an idiot here.

2. No one was killed in this incident. Lien was beaten in front of his...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   10-01-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,097
Posted By OleKennyRoy
I didn't want to bring this video up, since my...

I didn't want to bring this video up, since my opinion usually raises a few eye brows around here. Here's my opinion on the thing.

Here's what I see, and believe me I watched the video a bunch of...
Forum: Other Motorcycles   07-06-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By prof_stack
Memories are often warm and fuzzy regarding old...

Memories are often warm and fuzzy regarding old motorcycles and cars. Today's bikes are SO much better in almost every way. If you could ride that BSA now, your older body would not "appreciate"...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   06-18-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,654
Posted By Pitts
Insurance companies know that a 20-something year...

Insurance companies know that a 20-something year old walking in to insure a sport bike of 600cc or greater is a higher risk than a 50-something year old. So, what they know is that it's the rider...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance   04-30-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,089
Posted By Aufitt
If I didn't get 10+ years out of tracking a well...

If I didn't get 10+ years out of tracking a well maintained Ninja 250 or cbr250, or any similar low hp utilitarian Japanese motorcycle I'd call it a lemon.

I just don't understand the paranoia?
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications   03-29-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,059
Posted By dgray5150
They used to use barrel type weights that...

They used to use barrel type weights that attached to the spokes directly
Chrome Wheel Weights for Spoke Wheels | 200-324 | J&P Cycles...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques   03-26-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,952
Posted By djsb
That first scratch or scuff on a new bike is like...

That first scratch or scuff on a new bike is like a stab to the heart. I just reassure myself by saying now my bike has a new distinguishing feature.
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