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  1. Gears not working after taking off and on clutch lever. NEED HELP

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I took off the cluch lever and brake lever to paint them from silver to black on my Suzuki. I followed a youtube tutorial, since i had never done it before. And it was actually simpler than i thought. But now that i am done, the bike wont go into gear. I have not touched any setting things on...
  2. Recommended Gear for newbie(hot weather)

    Jackets
    My boyfriend is just about to buy his first bike and I want to get him some good quality gear (that won’t break the bank!) He already bought a helmet but that’s it. He doesn’t want to wear a thick jacket since it’s rather hot where we live, I still want him protected though. So any...
  3. New Member - Aussie in LA.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi All, I am a Australian that will be working in LA for a while and keen to do some riding. In AUS I have a few bikes, Triumph Thruxton as my daily and a Harley project that is still in the works. I have no experience riding in the States and I am planning to bring my riding gear over with...
  4. Hard shift, won't turn over.

    Motorcycle Repair
    After fixing my '82 Yamaha Maxim, I proceeded to attempt to ride it. I'll be honest, I'm very new and awful at shifting, so PLEASE don't give me crud. I managed to shift into first after a few failed attempts, which usually entailed me having no clue on how to use the clutch, and having a...
  5. Semi automatic hard shifting

    Motorcycle Repair
    I ride a semi automatic motorcycle. What does it mean, if my bike doesn't go into neutral pushing the pedal down? When I'm in the top gear and press down the shifter, nothing happens. The 4th gears stays engaged. When I'm not in top gear and push down the shifter, it shift immediately. And if I...
  6. Yamaha dragstar 125 Issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey guys! So I've bought a Yamaha drag star 125 (my first bike!) about a month ago, and have recently have started to get issues with it. And as I don't trust myself yet to do any diagnostics myself I want to get your opinions! So the issues are: When I start the bike in neutral and switch to...
  7. One size fits all women's gear

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I have several women friends interested in being a passenger. I am looking to buy one set of knee, elbow, back, and hopefully shoulder protection that could work on all of them. This must be freeway worthy. I am currently considering the strap on pads because they should conceptually fit any...
  8. Dedicated Jacket vs. Leather + Armor

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi, I just got my first bike and have been doing a little bit of Interstate riding and was wondering if a dedicated motorcycle jacket such as an armrored Cordura or leather is superior to a heavyweight casual leather jacket I already own + motocross style upper body armor? Dedicated jackets...
  9. Motorcycle Gear..HELP

    First Bike / New Rider
    So I am taking the BRC this weekend and I believe I am buying a used Ninja 250r from a friend. 1. What are some good brands to look for when purchasing a helmet, gloves, etc.? 2. Is it necessary to buy all the gear including jacket, pants, boots? Or can I get away with a helmet and...
  10. New From VA, Interested in Riding

    New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys, I live in Central Virginia and am looking at getting my motorcycle endorsement for my license. I've wanted a Suzuki GSX-R600 for many many years, but I realize that's something that will come with time and experience on a bike and should not be a first bike. To get the motorcycle...
  11. Which Gear Is A MUST?

    Gear Reviews & Opinions
    Alright, so before everyone starts saying "you need every piece of gear" or whatnot, I know that gear is VERY important. But, I will be riding in the fall to college which is 2.5 miles from where I will be living. I will only ride when the weather is nice, so no snow or rain. That is the only...
  12. Icon TiMax

    Jackets
    Does anyone know where I could acquire original Icon Timax jackets? I know they discontinued this product but on amazon they're consistently selling them only in yellow.
  13. Identify This Jacket?

    Jackets
    can anyone identify the jacket and gear this guy is using? thanks!
  14. Female Body Armor?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi there! I am a newbie, going to be taking the beginners course in 2 weeks. I wanted to buy some body armor for myself, but can only seem to find one's for men. I have looked around my city for any bike shops we may have, but there are none close to my area. And the only one in my town...
  15. Need help choosing gear

    First Bike / New Rider
    So I'm starting to get my riding gear together, I've already got a helmet, however I need to get a jacket and I'm having a hard time picking one out. Any suggestions on brands or types? I'm on a budget so I'd like to get something affordable, however I have time so I can save if a more expensive...
  16. Reviews on bikes, gear, and accessories

    Gear Reviews & Opinions
    Hello everyone I was wondering which review website everyone uses! I use www.powersportsdirectoryreviews.com and I was wondering if I'm using the right website. I had a bad experience buying gear and I want to avoid that from now on. I stumbled across this website and I see a lot of awesome...
  17. My gloves.

    Gloves
    Just got these from amazon (i'm an amazon addict) What do you guys think? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LS08U6 Haven't received them yet should be here next week, looking forward to trying them on they look comfortable and got decent reviews.
  18. Gear shift PING?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hey, Thanks everyone for sharing such enthusiasm. About 3 weeks ago I realized I needed an oil change (over-due) on my 2002 Honda Shadow 600CC 4speed. At the same time I noticed when I would hit 4th gear (at 40mph) it would make a "metallic Ping" sound, very abnormal from the "thump" or...
  19. Good websites to buy gear

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    What are some good websites for buying gear? The only one I know of right now is motorcycle-superstore.com.
  20. Kevlar? size and placement?

    Gear Reviews & Opinions
    I'm not a big proponent of safety gear. I wear a helmet when needed a decent pair of boots and jacket/pants(most of the time). It's a personal choice thing to me. As far as all this new fangled kevlar/cloth. How do you know what you're getting? Is there anything lacking? Do you get...
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