Originally posted by sidewaysducati SWIPE THE CARD GRANDMA!!!
SWIPE THE GODDAMNED CARD!!!!
If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned...... Tyler
As a newbie, I bought my 2003 EX500, based on many months of reading posts by smarter, experienced folks like you! And as much as I love riding that bike, I always mourned the fact that it did not have quite the pizazz of its larger cousins, or even the cool full naked look. It sits in a sort of never-land in between, with its half fairing. At any rate (boy I'm long-winded tonight!), I wanted to find out what was available aftermarket to "pretty" it up. An internet search led me to speedbike.com, & I've been corresponding with a guy called Edgar, who races ex500s. It's really cool what he's done! Check out his site. The bike in the link I posted is the Brazilian champs bike - Edgar is trying to get the fairing into the US. His own bike is awesome too. But best of all, like all of you, Edgar loves what he does & is happy to share his learnings!
Originally posted by Dad I really don't mind the looks at all. Some of the color schemes through the years were a little rough, but the bike looks good rolling down the road. I think you're being too critical.
Those things can RIP when you learn how to use it.
That guy's EX is the best looking, most inspired example of the bike I have seen. Whereas most would say "Off to a 600cc I go", he has brought tech to the twin. Very nice. Almost makes me want to not sell my wife's EX. Almost...