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Old 2005-04-29, 02:55 AM   #1
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croth rockets

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i am gettin into the motorcycle world and am going for my license i was wondering your views on how dangereus motorcycles are and what bikes you would suggest the best or most reliable. i am looking at a 1988 Suzuki GSXR Katana 600 (see attchement) this isint the bike im looking at but the same as it.

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Old 2005-04-29, 02:56 AM   #2
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oh ya sorry its for 2500$ Can
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Old 2005-04-29, 03:06 AM   #3
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As long as you don't quit unicycling. LOL.
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Old 2005-04-29, 03:06 AM   #4
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My dad has a '91 Suzuki Katana 750 that we ride a lot. He loves it!
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Old 2005-04-29, 03:11 AM   #5
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My dad has a '91 Suzuki Katana 750 that we ride a lot. He loves it!
whoa sweet can you post a pic?
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Old 2005-04-29, 03:14 AM   #6
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Re: croth rockets

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...i was wondering your views on how dangereus motorcycles are...
They're really not so dangerous

If you don't mind a little death now and again.

Well, only once really.

But really quite nice, other than that.

Enjoy.

But always be careful.

What is a croth, anyway? Sounds like some terrifying beast from Lord of the Rings. <grin>

p.s. I like them a lot, but no longer ride. Something about an incident after a party. Just a bit of advice: never vomit while wearing a full-face helmet.
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Old 2005-04-29, 03:22 AM   #7
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Its safe as long as you know your limit...Don't go too fast or ride when your drunk...Be careful when the road is slippery....Just had a fellow unicyclist break his wrist after slipping while negotialting a turn in the rain....
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Old 2005-04-29, 03:34 AM   #8
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whoa sweet can you post a pic?
This is the only pic I have, I'm really little in it, though.
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Re: Re: croth rockets

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What is a croth, anyway? Sounds like some terrifying beast from Lord of the Rings. <grin>.
ah i think what they mean by croth rocket is that you stradle it and your low and it goes as fast as a rocket and plus it rhymes
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Old 2005-04-29, 04:31 AM   #11
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Re: croth rockets

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I was wondering your views on how dangereus motorcycles are.
It's an old saw, but it bears repeating.

There are only three categories of motorcycle riders:

1) Those that have crashed

2) Those that will crash

3) Those that have crashed and will crash

After 50,000+ miles between two different road bikes, I was still a Category 2 rider. That's when I decided to hang it up while I was still ahead of the odds.
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Old 2005-04-29, 04:48 AM   #12
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Andrew Carter got a SRX-6. And there was a thread all about the safety and what not. If you search for Andrew's SRX-6, theres alot of stuff to know in there.( SRX-6 is a Yamaha by the way)
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Old 2005-04-29, 04:49 AM   #13
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ah i think what they mean by croth rocket is that you stradle it and your low and it goes as fast as a rocket and plus it rhymes
croth is spelled crotch by the way.
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Old 2005-04-29, 06:44 AM   #14
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My parents would turn in there grave before they let me get a street bike(my whole family dirt bikes). I feel it would be safer for me cause I tend to pay more attention on dirt bikes and have better control and view, as where in a car, i cant see shit and doesnt handle fo crap(most cars ive drivin are large trucks and vans...)
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Old 2005-04-29, 07:47 AM   #15
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For the past 3 months I've been riding an '84 Yamaha SRX-250. It's a single cylinder bike, and very easy to work on. I bought it for $1950 (AUD) and it's red.

It's funny, all of my life I've been positive that I'd never ride a motorbike. Because of what society generally thinks, I got the impression that motorbikes were really dangerous and that motorcyclists were idiots...but now I am one (a motorcyclist, that is ).

Here's the thread that was mentioned - http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...ight=motorbike

My bike is all I need for now. I bought it in a rush to get my own transport before starting work as a labourer, and didn't have much money. I think I'll probably upgrade in a year or so, but for now anyway I have to stick to 250cc or less in accordance with Australian law (after a year with my license I can qualify for an open license). My 250cc bike goes fast enough for me. I've gone 125km/hr on it, but I think it could handle 135km/hr easily for short periods of time. The highest speed limit you'll get in this state is 110km/hr anyway so I'm never going to need/want to go much faster. I've heard that the speed limits of highways in America are much higher than here...is this true?

I think when I do upgrade it will be to something like one of those old classic-looking 80's Kawasaki 400's or 600's. I love singles though, and what I really want is a 400 single. I also love the look of those BMW's with the horizontal twin cylinders, but I think they're a little out of my budget.

As for safety, I've been riding for about 3 months and have had somebody pull out in front of me once. I had to swerve onto the other side of the road. I think they're really not all that dangerous as long as you control your urges and always have really good perception. I've noticed that since riding a bike I'm looking waaay ahead on the road and am generally much more aware of what's going on...because you have to be. I know people who have been riding for a year and have already come off three or four times though!

And yes, as mentioned it's 'crotch rocket' which makes a little more sence. I guess mine's not a purebred crotch rocket. Here she is...I'd like to paint it black, but the frame unfortunately isn't black and for now I'm not so keen on stripping it down.

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