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No MM...Beating the snot otta red/silver Cbr250's is why I have a Harbor Freight Torque Wrench in my box :D. Gotta lovingly handle my $450 snap on techangle torque wrenchs.
I'm thinking the Harbor Freight wrench would likely lose to the fuel tank.:rolleyes: The Snap On wrench would stand up to the job at hand, no problem.

One of DudeMan's friends told him that the motorcycle tech schools actually spend 10-12 classroom/shop hours on how to best scratch, dent, and otherwise f**k up a customers bike. Really?... it's more like 1 to 2 hours, tops. Doody is so naive.
 

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Can you confirm or deny his feeling about the road conditions? I don't think they're as bad as he makes them sound, but I'm not there myself so calling BS isn't really something I can do with any confidence.
Well I will put it this way...my bikes rear tire is scrubbed to the edges and there is no paint left anywhere cept the rain grooves on the front (much more scrubbing there needed as I am only 1/2 down the first rain groove from the edge) Even if he only rode the interstate you can still lay the bike over on very clean off/on ramps. Out in the "country" you get alot of tar+chipped roads but all main roads around me are ok-yeah there is loose pack near the white lines but what do you expect with a gravel berm? I just don't ride in the marbles when I get "agressive". The pot hole/pipes sticking out he is talking about are mostly a town/city thing. I DO NOT try to push it in town and don't know anyone who does. I suspect he hasn't ridden a proper sweeper/increasing -or- decreasing radius turn at speed yet. One thing I will say is that we DO NOT have roads like you guys in Cali and other states with more mountainous terrain that is one corner into the next and so on.
 

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I'm not in cali, most of the roads out here are not "fun" cornering roads.. the most exciting corners I get are as you said, increasing/decreasing radius turns at highway interchanges. Still all my paint is scrubbed off too. Rear is scrubbed almost to the edges, though the little injection molding nubs remain. Front can use a bit of work, but like you, the paint lines are all gone.

Most town roads are sandy within a foot of the shoulder. The rain slowly washes the sand to the edge.. then the sweeper comes along and does a wonderful job of smearing it all over the side of the road again... derp. :)
 

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Can you confirm or deny his feeling about the road conditions? I don't think they're as bad as he makes them sound, but I'm not there myself so calling BS isn't really something I can do with any confidence.
Seriously, I think just about anywhere you go these days, you'll find some pretty decent roads, some that are not so hot, and then you've got the roads that look like they've been shelled with cluster bombs. Got to love the way your tax dollars are not being spent on the infrastructure here in the US. Anyway, the Dude just needs all the excuses he can dig up for not riding his slow, Plasti Dip laden two fiddy.
 

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Pennsylvania's roads are ridiculed everywhere for being HORRIBLE(rightfully so too) and mine and my wifes are scrubbed off way better than that. Mine are almost to the edge in the rear and the front has maybe 3/4" left and my wifes have a little more but she's still very knew to riding and only has about 600 miles.

Oh and as far as just falling over, these bikes protect the plastics really good. Both of our bikes have been dropped over(on opposite sides too) and neither have even a scratch on the plastics. The mirrors, grips, muffler, etc take the force of the fall. Sliders are more intended for low side crashes where you're moving along at speed I think. I was actually VERY surprised and happy with how well the bikes took a drop. I was CERTAIN when looking at these bikes that they would be trashed with even a stand still drop or at LEAST have the turn signals snapped off! Nope!
 

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Well I guess you're a regular "Japexican" Jesse James with your skateboard fitted on the back of your big bad Harley Davidson. LOL!
Yeah im a regular head knockin' bastard from Houston whos actually half Norweigan, half irish. You should probably ride a lil more and talk a lil less dudebro.

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^^^ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!

And wow, those are two very pale skinned races to be living on the surface of the sun! LOL
 

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Were you born and raised there? That would have a lot to do with it. I'm german (not literally) and was raised most of my life up here in the tropical paradise of Pennsylvannia (HA HA HA) and even after living in Florida for 14 years I still used to burn in an instant and hardly ever get a real tan going. LOL. If it wasn't for the dirty blonde hair I'd swear I was a ginger! LOL
 

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My mothers side came over on the boat from europe around the '30's, thats the irish side, fathers side is really more norwegian, but there are other mixes in there as well, including native american. My dads father had some indian in him, i think thats where i may get the complextion. I was born and raised here in southeast texas though.
 

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Yeah between having a little indian in you and being raised down there you probably weather the sun very well. My wife was born and raised in florida and she almost can't get sunburnt! LOL
 

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Some of you guys need to go back and look at the infantile BS you've posted in this thread. It started off great - how to get the best bang for the buck. Some of the suggestions were interesting to me and I'm pretty happy with my CBR.

Then someone throws a troll post out, and you come off the bottom like a 600-lb tuna. Yes, Dudeman, that was a troll post - seems to be all you care about lately, don't know why you even bother to come here.

And the responses are as bad or worse. Question - if you have a trash fire at home, do you throw water or gas on it? Some of you guys seem to be enthralled with DM - you pay homage to him in your signatures and seem to hang on his every word. Did you ever think that might contribute to the problems?

Then the posts start getting reported... But by the time the mods get here you'd have to delete 5 pages of posts to clean up the mess. Hint: if you're going to report a post, don't respond to it, much less quote it in your response.

Dudeman, in case you haven't figured it out, the Plasti-Dip is not a big hit. You were thorough and methodical in your application of it, and the thread you wrote about it was good info for anyone that wants to use it. However, most people - including me - are not going that route. You need to move past the fixation, or go on and get the 600 and see how it flies on the RR forum.

Some others also need to move past the fixation with Plasti-Dip. If somebody trolls, ignore it. If somebody posts something offensive, report it AND IGNORE IT. Remember there's a difference between offensive and stupid.

I just checked wundergound, and the weather is drop-dead gorgeous over 99% of the continental US (sucks for you guys in North Florida, condolences). Do something productive with your Memorial Day by by getting out and putting a few miles on a really nice bike - don't waste time in here stirring up crap.

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School me on a two-fiddy. BAHHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHHHAHHAHHHAHHA!

You guys are killing me with laughter. Keep em coming....

Might be a ninja, but this is what everyone is getting at. Sure, a 600 will kill a 250 with the same rider, but an expert on a 250 can take down a novice on a 600 at least in the corners.
 

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Some of you guys need to go back and look at the infantile BS you've posted in this thread. It started off great - how to get the best bang for the buck. Some of the suggestions were interesting to me and I'm pretty happy with my CBR.

Then someone throws a troll post out, and you come off the bottom like a 600-lb tuna. Yes, Dudeman, that was a troll post - seems to be all you care about lately, don't know why you even bother to come here.

And the responses are as bad or worse. Question - if you have a trash fire at home, do you throw water or gas on it? Some of you guys seem to be enthralled with DM - you pay homage to him in your signatures and seem to hang on his every word. Did you ever think that might contribute to the problems?

Then the posts start getting reported... But by the time the mods get here you'd have to delete 5 pages of posts to clean up the mess. Hint: if you're going to report a post, don't respond to it, much less quote it in your response.

Dudeman, in case you haven't figured it out, the Plasti-Dip is not a big hit. You were thorough and methodical in your application of it, and the thread you wrote about it was good info for anyone that wants to use it. However, most people - including me - are not going that route. You need to move past the fixation, or go on and get the 600 and see how it flies on the RR forum.

Some others also need to move past the fixation with Plasti-Dip. If somebody trolls, ignore it. If somebody posts something offensive, report it AND IGNORE IT. Remember there's a difference between offensive and stupid.

I just checked wundergound, and the weather is drop-dead gorgeous over 99% of the continental US (sucks for you guys in North Florida, condolences). Do something productive with your Memorial Day by by getting out and putting a few miles on a really nice bike - don't waste time in here stirring up crap.

Luke
Great post and I know I myself am guilty of replying to his idiotic ramblings which doesn't help. I really do try not to and I stayed off of him for a long time but lately he's gotten so stupid and posts such ridiculous things I can't help it. Oh and I had a WONDERFUL memorial day weekend at work!:(:mad: It was really nice weather though for the most part except yesterday afternoon it got REALLY ugly here in NEPA and rained like crazy and was thundering and lightening bad. It's beautiful today though and I rode the bike to work at least.
 
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