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  • Birthday 07/02/1992

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    Clarksville, TN

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  1. Decided to paint my cheap seat cowl.
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    Riding Game

    Finally got a chance to head out to this spot without the rain messing everything up. Ok, next challenge is a waterfall, doesn't matter how big it is. Also, extreme bonus points if you can get a picture of your bike with fireworks going off in the background.
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    Body positioning when cornering fast-ish?

    Something that helped me in corners was the COW method, which means Chin Over Wrist. Lean off the bike and have your chin a little above and behind your wrist looking through the apex. It helped me to actually have a set place to put my body, and not just going with what I "thought" was right. I've said it before and I'll say it again, take an advanced sport bike riders course. It helps a ton.
  4. I honestly don't know if I have the baffle in or not, I just had my dealership install the exhaust when I got the bike. I don't have a tune and I have stock air filter with the snorkel in and it runs just fine. However, in the future i'm planning on removing the snorkel and having 2WDW flash the ECU for more power.
  5. I like to back in to parking spots in case I need to make a speedy getaway. I can't tell you how many bank robberies I've safely gotten away from since I could just pull straight out and evade the authorities On a real note, the Army makes it a standard to park "tactically" by backing into a spot so everyone can roll out quickly by not having to wait for everyone to back out, so its just become how I park.
  6. In your opinion, is this the best way to learn to wheelie on this bike? Because I usually like 3rd gear clutch up at 3-4k rpm since it feels a lot more controllable and smooth than second gear, but it comes up so effortlessly in second. I can't hit balance point yet so I end up chasing it as long as I can, trying to get it closer and closer to balance point. And advice from a wise guru like yourself would be appreciated.
  7. I've got an M4 and I love the heck out of it. Its loud and has a great tone, but its not not stupid loud to the point of being annoying. And I think its around $400. I've heard the Akra exhaust and its about the same as the M4 in my opinion. Also, the M4 in Carbon looks awesome and its more of a shorty exhaust which I think looks best on this bike. Overall on the M4: 10/10 would buy again and again.
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    Adventure Helmets

    I also have the LS2 Pioneer for riding on my dual sport, and I love the heck out of it. Its a looser fit than my Icon Airmada and feels great for on or off road riding. The air flow is very good, especially when you keep the face shield cracked, however, 90% of the time I ride with the sun visor down and the shield up. It gives amazing air flow while still protecting my eyes from any debris. Plus, its a pretty inexpensive helmet with no noticeable flaws that looks sick as.
  9. I ride with Plugfones 99% of the time because the music seems to keep me more focused on the road. If i don't have music on, I get bored on the normal/every-day riding and I tend to zone out. The music keeps my mind active, but not distracted. However, I keep it low enough to just slightly hear the music, so I can still hear the bike and everything around me. I can't ride with the music overpowering the sound of the bike, I feel like I'm not in control. For anyone not familiar with Plugfones, they're just tiny speakers inside of either flanged or foam ear pro. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to listen to music while still having hearing protection in. https://www.plugfones.com/
  10. So I'm almost 100% sure I have this same bike back at my parents house. I had a 80's pitbike that was bought from a vintage bike swap meet, and my dad got this bike so he could ride with me. Once I grew out of the pit bike, I started riding this. Really brings back the memories of riding in the woods next to my house in grade school. Also, the car in my pic you mentioned is a Chevy Bel Air that my buddy restored and drove to his wedding. I believe its a 1962, but I could be wrong.
  11. The guy before me wired in some under-glow lights, and I suspect he didn't know what he was doing. However, I didn't know enough to fix it, and it ran good enough for what I needed. I had a guy at a subway tell me how he raced a Ninja 650 and how well they were setup for the track, so I'm sure you're right.
  12. I bought a 2006 Ninja 650 for $2500 in 2013 that had an oil leak, terrible wiring issues, and a dented gas tank. And I loved it like no other. I don't think anything can come close to the love for one's first bike that they have, no matter how bad it may be. But looking back, that bike was terrible.
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    Riding Game

    I got some cheap passenger seat off of amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Pillion-Cover-2013-2016-Yamaha-Carbon/dp/B01IOPM36Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504966895&sr=8-1&keywords=fz-07+pillion Decent for the price I guess, but the lacquer(?) finish is almost all come off and the rubber piece is disintegrating pretty bad and I've only had it a couple months. Looking into getting a different one. I got the carbon one, btw.
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    Riding Game

    I re-used pictures from a previous challenge, so I can get new ones tomorrow if that's a problem. If not, the new challenge will be your bike near a waterfall, rapids, a cool looking river, or any other water thing.
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    Advanced Sport bike Rider Class

    I personally think that you should take the Advanced course after you've ridden your bike for a little and gotten comfortable with it, you'll get the most out of the course that way. We had a guy who had just started riding the week prior to taking the advanced class and he couldn't do most of what was being demonstrated because he didn't have the confidence. I know I wouldn't have been able to do it after only a year of riding when I started.

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