Old 1st December 2005, 02:12   #1
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Kill myself on a new bike or fast car?

I've been missing from the forums for quite some time now. I've managed to save up around $7,000 and I'm looking to buy a new bike or build a fast car.

Should I buy this?



140HP@17,500RPM WOW!
Weight: Less than nothing!

I love bikes. This new Yamaha is pretty awesome. Astonishing HP for a only a 600cc.

Or build a sleeper:



260HP@8,500RPM
Weight: 1,900

The reason why I chose this little thingy as my second choice is because it's extremely light; It weighs an incredible 2000lbs stock and 1900 stripped. The car would only cost about $2000-$3000, but I would drop in a 260hp K20A motor costing around $4000. Yes, it IS an expensive engine. A 1900lb car and a 260hp (all stock) yields a conservative 12.1 1/4 mile. That's C6 power and near Lotus handling for under $10k. This car is so light it could easily pull 1g with some suspension modifications and wide sticky tires.

The choices...
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Old 1st December 2005, 02:47   #2
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That's the bike I was going to get... Of course that Yamaha looks sweet, too. I just don't care for the riding position, personally. But if that's your thing, then go for it.
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Old 1st December 2005, 02:52   #3
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the bike looks cooler.

When you take a hand and chop the fingers off... what do u get?

That would be the knub.
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Buy a quad, a nice Yamaha 4 stroker'll give you more pleasure

Shit, nevermind cause then you'd have to buy a truck and trailer to haul it with
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Grandma Hippie says:

"Don't buy that rice rocket, you'll kill yourself".

Unless you have 3 or 4 years riding experience you ought to get yourself something a little more tame. This is an advanced bike, and with 30 years of riding experience, I'd be real careful.

I know the bike salesmen will send you guys out with a suicycle, but I know a lot of guys that made pizza because they were riding too much bike.
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I know the bike salesmen will send you guys out with a suicycle...
LOL!
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Irish law dictates that your first bike has to be 125cc or less for your first year, before you can even consider getting your provisional licence for anything bigger, and with good reason. As rockouthippie said earlier, unless you have 3 or 4 years experience on a less powerful bike, I wouldn't even consider it. At least you have some chance of walking away from the car if you screw up, and believe me, it's all too easy spin out a bike like that when you aren't used to it.

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EK Civics don't weigh 2000 lbs...Maybe 2400-2500lbs, but 400lbs at least is too far of a shot...Where'd you get your info from?

Personally, I'd go with Sarge's Suzuki v-twin bike he's pulled up there, of the choises made in this thread...

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Old 1st December 2005, 23:15   #10
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Real men ride one of these if they want to die.



I got off of it after three months, one rear tire, a clutch change and an assload of court dates.
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Old 1st December 2005, 23:36   #11
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My kind of bikes...

"I just want to lie in my own crusty filth, eating rancid egg sandwiches, until some unfortunate paramedic has to blow down my door to find my bloated and pasty corpse wedged between the nightstand and mattress stained with Bengay and Robitussin DM." - Greg Gutfeld on sex and seniors
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Old 2nd December 2005, 00:56   #12
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As a relatively new motorcyclist myself (bought my first bike back in July), I must say that having a bike that powerful isn't necessarily life-threatening, so long as you can restrain yourself. I bought an 1100cc bike right off the bat, and I couldn't be happier. Took a little getting used to how heavy it was after I took my initial training course on a 250cc Honda, but the abundance of power is almost a non-issue if you just remember one thing: The bike will only go as fast as your right hand lets it. Also keep in mind that eventually, once you get used to that bike you're looking at, it will be orders of magnitude faster than that Civic could ever hope to be.

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Old 2nd December 2005, 01:00   #13
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Old 2nd December 2005, 01:22   #14
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dude,

dont buy either

there is a reason why motorcycles are called "donorcycles" -- just make sure your organ donor card is filled out!

drive safely
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Old 2nd December 2005, 01:30   #15
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Sit at home and play videogames to experience real thrills then.
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Old 2nd December 2005, 02:28   #16
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I'm not much of a Harley-Davidson fan, but those two (and the Buell) look amazing. I sat on the first one in the Harley shop just outside of Baton Rouge about four or five months ago, too. Sweet bike, but a little pricey.

* sgtfuzzbubble99 still wants the M50
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My uncle Allen used to have a Honda Shadow about a year or so ago...It was pretty bad-ass, and loud too (Put straight pipes on the sucker)...He sold it though, for some reason...

One of my cousins, Michael, apparently has a Yamaha YZF-R6 from a picture I found, that looks pretty sweet too...I've never seen it though; That picture is from New Mexico (Where he lives, and where his dad and my Uncle Joey live; My uncle is an aviator pilot, which explains the plane and the hanger in the background)...

Kentucky country roads are sooo fucking beautiful! Miles and miles of desolate farmland, twisty roads, and hardly any traffic...If I had a motorcycle, I would be cruising those roads every weekend of my life...It would be such a nice stress reliever...

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That's right. You should CRUISE on them...



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http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/pr...cc_civicguide/



Remove the comfy stuff and other useless components and you'll have around 1900lbs of metal. The civic I like is not the one in the picture, it's a generation older; eg chassy I think. Perfect platform for building a twisty racer with such little weight, and no other naturally aspirated 4 cylinder even comes close. But I've decided to get the R6. It's just sexy and the mileage is hybrid-like, when comparing to cars. The fast car, maybe later in life.

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The problem with Harlem Jigglesomes is that they're a slug. My friend has a TPI (Touring Police Interceptor). It might catch cars ok, but it's a slug, even with $4000 extra in the motor.

That bike couldn't even beat the little CB 750 I was riding then.

It wasn't just a little slow either, it was embarrasing. $4000 bucks later, he still couldn't catch me, but at least it was closer.

Maybe when I'm old.

A good little bike is the VT600 Shadow. Not much to start with, but a grand in aftermarket parts can push these over 100 hp. Still not a rocket, but fast enough to be a lot of fun.

I really like the Shadow..... bang for the buck!. And it's comfortable and easy to ride.

Like Chev mentioned though, I ride 5 years, quit three, because of the cops. They love to write bikers tickets. I am about a year from my next bike (the tickets will have all fallen off).

A few tickets with your bike and your car insurance gets really nasty.


I kind of lean toward V4 cruisers like the VMAX and (with earlier models Honda screwed up this bike in modern years) Magna.

I love the "note" of a V4.
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The problem with Harlem Jigglesomes is that they're a slug. My friend has a TPI (Touring Police Interceptor). It might catch cars ok, but it's a slug, even with $4000 extra in the motor.
I like Harleys, but if there's one thing I couldn't care less about them, is speed...They're supposed to be cruising bikes, not speed demons...

If you wanna go fast, buy a crotch-rocket...

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If you wanna go slow, buy a Vespa.
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I want a yellow Vespa with a "P!" sticker on the left-front...

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Buy the car. It is safer and you can drive it in bad weather also.

Now, the other part of me says If you want a cycle why not get a dirt bike? You can race and have fun

When I was 7 I had a dirt bike. My dad would take us to the races every weekend. I raced for a year until I crashed one day <no perm injuries> but my mom freaked out and made my dad sell it. I have always liked motorcycles.
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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY STARBUCKS-KILL MYSELF ON A BIKE OR CAR?

BIKES ARE COOLER...
I GUESS IF U WANNA GET KILLED THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO GO ---THE YAMAHA$$$
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I like Harleys, but if there's one thing I couldn't care less about them, is speed...They're supposed to be cruising bikes, not speed demons...

If you wanna go fast, buy a crotch-rocket...
I think when you drop 20 large for a bike, it ought to be able to get out of it's own way. Then we come to the Harley sound.... my lawnmower makes a lot of noise, isn't fast, and DOESN'T cost $20,000.

Harleys have become a yuppie garage ornament.

You don't need a rice rocket to catch a Harley. Kripe, cars will catch em'. That's just uncool.
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That M50 I posted up towards the top of this thread would eat any Harly-Davidson alive. And, if by some magical force, you found a Harley that could beat it, the M95 that I posted just a little ways up would take care of that. Not to mention that the M50 only costs $7,400 brand new...
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When I was nearly killed on my "crotch rocket" I swore the next bike would be a Harley. That way I could go slow and be cool, hippie.
The fact that cars will catch them makes them uncool?
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This or this?

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Rice burners are smoother quieter and just ride better. I also like enough power to go "bye bye" to idiots. I like Hondas in general because I think they are the least trouble.



If I was gonna ride a harley, it's probably be an old chop like this or a mid-sixties electraglide.
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I like Hondas in general because I think they are the least trouble.
Not only are they reliable, Honda 4 cylinders engines are arguably the best 4-bangers in the world. It's output in horsepower and torque can not be matched by any other manufacturer offering similar displacement engines.
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What japanese anime show did that come from?
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THIS is a bike to kill yourself on...



The Dodge Tomahawk concept bike...Looking like something the Terminator would ride, it's got a 500hp 8.3L OHV V10 straight from the Viper SRT-10...Theoretical top speed of 400mph...


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Jetbike


Or... the redneck jetbike
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