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post #1 of 16 Old 01-06-2015, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hi folks from leeds England
Currently modifying a cbr 929
Had quite a few bikes but I'm new to this forum game so go easy on me, ps what's the dark side ?

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post #2 of 16 Old 01-06-2015, 11:44 PM
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Welcome!

Darkside is where you put a car tire on a bike, no really, someone thought this was a good idea... yea I know, some of us have too much time on our hands

Post some or your bike p0rn pics, we like that (hopefully without car tires on a bike)

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post #3 of 16 Old 01-06-2015, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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CAR tyres ? Bet they post great lap times each to there own I suppose
When I figure out how to I'll put some more pics on

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Hi, Pecker, welcome to the forum.

Cricket fan? Far from Headingley?

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post #5 of 16 Old 01-07-2015, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Hi K1w1boy I work 5 minutes from headingly but I'm not really a cricket fan, I'm more into my football, the closest I get to cricket is listening to Daren Gough on radio every day

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Hello and Welcome from California


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post #7 of 16 Old 01-07-2015, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome mate, what's the biking scene like where you are, seems everyone has a hornet and gets to ride all year round as fast as they like due to all the open space. Or have I been watching too much tv, the trend in England at the moment is for adventure bikes even though there's nowhere to "adventure "

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post #8 of 16 Old 01-07-2015, 09:19 AM
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Riding in California can be a year round deal, I haven't driven a car in nearly 2 years now. The cities are traffic heavy, but we can lane-split so that helps. We call the "Hornet" a 919 in the states, it's a bit rare, most seem to like the sport bikes or cruisers, naked standards aren't as common, but bikes overall are pretty popular.

I'm in Northern California near the Sierra foothills and there's no shortage of great places to ride. About the only downside is that drivers are blind to bikes, but I guess that's everywhere.

I'm guessing England is more seasonal riding?

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+1 on the year round riding, I only drove the truck to work a handful of times last year, living 8 miles from the Monterey bay keeps the temps moderate


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It's actually called the dorkside now. Just and FYI

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Welcome! 90 miles North of LA in the desert, riding season is year-round though the winter presents certain challenges.

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post #12 of 16 Old 01-07-2015, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Deserts, bays, foothills I've got road envy if there is such a thing. I'm lucky if I do 600 miles a year, however I work 60 hrs a week ish so only get to ride on weekends weather permitting. Our roads are littered with speed cameras, unmarked police or old folk in fiats it's possible to have some fun but you've got to choose your roads wisely. As for this car tyre business maybe I'm missing the point but I don't understand why you would. Thanks for the welcome gents it's appreciated

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Welcome to the site! We are a Hornet/599/919 site but don't mind other Fireblade owners and every other type bike owners poking their heads in. I know Fireblades.org has a big following. Only ignorant and stupid people would put a car tire on a bike and think it's great. Difference between the two is ignorance can be helped, Stupidity can't. A different kind of Squid but that's just my opinion. Every now and then a topic like this shows up and we feed the troll.

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post #15 of 16 Old 01-07-2015, 10:38 PM
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Deserts, bays, foothills I've got road envy if there is such a thing. I'm lucky if I do 600 miles a year, however I work 60 hrs a week ish so only get to ride on weekends weather permitting. Our roads are littered with speed cameras, unmarked police or old folk in fiats it's possible to have some fun but you've got to choose your roads wisely. As for this car tyre business maybe I'm missing the point but I don't understand why you would. Thanks for the welcome gents it's appreciated
We might just have a bit too much freedom, some take advantage of this and will ruin it for the rest of us.


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See what you mean, I like to ride quickly but some people are daft, if that was in the uk he'd get a 12 month stretch in prison any sort of wheelie no matter how feeble usually results in a driving ban or massive fine

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