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Forum: Gear & Member Product Reviews   03-07-2004, 09:44 AM
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Posted By polevaultedcat
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Member Product Reviews   03-06-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By polevaultedcat
leather pants for the tall and skinny

What the hell do you tall skinny guys do for track pants? I'm 6'2" 160 and bought some A-Stars pants and the velcro where the knee puck goes ends up on my knee instead of the top right of the shin. ...
Forum: New Riders   01-23-2004, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By polevaultedcat
When I first got my R6 I didn't have the...

When I first got my R6 I didn't have the confidence in leaning either, but I knew the tires were good.
I'd go out to a parking lot and make circles in 2nd or 3rd gear until I was dizzy.
I used my...
Forum: Gear & Member Product Reviews   01-05-2004, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By polevaultedcat
I tried a thing from cyclegear that kinda slips...

I tried a thing from cyclegear that kinda slips over the hole of your helmet and is foam and spandex or something, and has a smaller hole in it to shut out the wind and cold. It worked allright up...
Forum: New Riders   01-02-2004, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By polevaultedcat
It's fine. 90 hp is a lot. I'm sure you'll...

It's fine. 90 hp is a lot.
I'm sure you'll have plenty of people tell you to take a saftey course or whatever, but just dirve safe, don't jerk the controls and you'll be fine.
Forum: All Other topics   12-31-2003, 06:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,181
Posted By polevaultedcat
I saw "Bowling for Columbine". Excellent film...

I saw "Bowling for Columbine".
Excellent film showing the reality of America.
Forum: All Other topics   12-22-2003, 11:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By polevaultedcat
I was a plumbers helper at P&G in Cincinnati, and...

I was a plumbers helper at P&G in Cincinnati, and really only had to hand tools to the guy now and then, but I was always the dirtiest at the end of the day. I questioned them once as I was mopping...
Forum: Gear & Member Product Reviews   12-22-2003, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By polevaultedcat
yeah it's the stretch panel from just above the...

yeah it's the stretch panel from just above the back of my knee to the bottom. But with my leg bent, it's all crumpled up and digs into my tendons.
Forum: Gear & Member Product Reviews   12-21-2003, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By polevaultedcat
Just bought leather pants

I just got some Alpinestar leather pants. I'm 6'2" and on the first ride after about 30 miles, my legs were killing me. The material on the back of the leg was digging into my kneepits. I really...
Forum: Daily Rider   11-26-2003, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,978
Posted By polevaultedcat
I suppose this is a stupid question... Has...

I suppose this is a stupid question...
Has anyone ever crashed with a backpack on? and what were the results?
My uneducated guess would be that the backpack would tear apart at the seams with any...
Forum: New Riders   10-31-2003, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By polevaultedcat
Notice that nobody said to do it in first gear. ...

Notice that nobody said to do it in first gear. This will cause the rear tire to just skid when you let the clutch out. 2nd or 3rd depending on how fast of a roll you can get going will work fine....
Forum: Yamaha   10-20-2003, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By polevaultedcat
Yep, I believe that that was one of the big...

Yep, I believe that that was one of the big changes.
I have the 03 r6 and fuel injection is wonderful.
Forum: New Model Bikes   03-01-2003, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By polevaultedcat
I suppose I like the R6 too. Oh yea. I bought...

I suppose I like the R6 too. Oh yea. I bought one. Realistically though, except for paint, they look the same and are close enough in performance that an average rider like myself would hardly be...
Forum: Detailing   02-19-2003, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,058
Posted By polevaultedcat
Use all cotton terry cloths or diaper cloths or...

Use all cotton terry cloths or diaper cloths or whatever, at least I think. I barley touched my new windscreen with a paper towel to get some dust off, and it left little scratches. Nothing a...
Forum: Daily Rider   02-18-2003, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,972
Posted By polevaultedcat
Must be true. I have a new bike therefore new...

Must be true. I have a new bike therefore new tires. I've scuffed about 1/4" from the edge on the right and about 1/2" on the left. That last 1/4 is hard to get to on 17 x 180s. My first...
Forum: New Riders   02-13-2003, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By polevaultedcat
Haha, your clutch hand just has to be smoother. ...

Haha, your clutch hand just has to be smoother. Either that or give it a little more gas.
Forum: Daily Rider   02-12-2003, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By polevaultedcat
It is that easy. Go up to a group and ask to...

It is that easy. Go up to a group and ask to ride with them. If when you are riding, and they are beyond your level, or are squids, feel free to pull off and find a different group.
Cool...
Forum: New Riders   02-12-2003, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By polevaultedcat
I just bought a 2003 R6.. Financed it through...

I just bought a 2003 R6.. Financed it through Yamaha.. 6 months 0 down 0 interest 0 payments. Am I going to do that? no. It will be paid off in 6 months. I put money down, and I'll make payments...
Forum: Daily Rider   02-06-2003, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By polevaultedcat
16 college credits, so that's what 4 or 5...

16 college credits, so that's what 4 or 5 classes? okay. $450 a month/4.5 weeks in a month. you need to make $100 a week.
Um. Flip some burgers for 15 hours a week. That'll give you 3 or 4...
Forum: New Riders   02-04-2003, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By polevaultedcat
I'm 6'2" about 160. As far as cramped, I really...

I'm 6'2" about 160. As far as cramped, I really don't think so. If I remember right, the F4i felt as though the handlebars were a little closer to my knees. This feels really good though and not...
Forum: Technical Information   02-03-2003, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By polevaultedcat
when I was looking at a Honda f2 I was concerned...

when I was looking at a Honda f2 I was concerned about that noise. I rode a friends Honda 929rr, and it had it. My 2003 R6 has it a little. I think it's just called nuetral.. deal with it. I'm...
Forum: New Riders   02-01-2003, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By polevaultedcat
State Farm about 540 a year in California. Full...

State Farm about 540 a year in California. Full coverage. 2003 600cc.
10 years with State Farm and a clean record.
Forum: New Riders   02-01-2003, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By polevaultedcat
http://gabrielutasi.com/gabesnewbike.jpg As...

http://gabrielutasi.com/gabesnewbike.jpg

As far as a very first bike, I don't think any new 600 size sportbike is appropriate, but for someone with even minimal experience on a sportbike, but...
Forum: Daily Rider   01-30-2003, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By polevaultedcat
I'm picking up an R6 tomorrow. Black/Red flames....

I'm picking up an R6 tomorrow. Black/Red flames. Same price as F4I, probably similar power and handling. I'm not going to race or stunt; just want a fun ride in the mountains that will last for...
Forum: Daily Rider   01-29-2003, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,336
Posted By polevaultedcat
I'll be paying about $550 a year starting Friday...

I'll be paying about $550 a year starting Friday for full coverage on a 2003 R6.
Not too bad. My auto liability for my turd of a Neon, maybe $850 a year. That's all accident free, so in 3 years,...
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