New member saying hi!
Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.

Welcome to the Motorcycle Forum.

Register ButtonIf this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    15

    New member saying hi!

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Damon, I am getting back into motorcycling after a few years away (It was rough to be away). My primary ride (right now) is a ninja 650 but I have owned both smaller and bigger bikes in the past. I am looking forward to taking a few long trips this year across the country, I did that back in the day and really miss the open road.

    I am from the Midwest and joined the forum to interact with other riders and share experiences.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    MotorcycleForums.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    M-J Lifetime Achievement Award
    My Bike(s)
    Yamaha MT09
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    6,713
    Hi Damon welcome to the madhouse from Australia
    Smoke me a kipper I'll be home in time for breakfast

  4. #3
    Super Moderator

    My Bike(s)
    Can-AM Spyder
    Location
    Ocala, FL
    Posts
    12,066
    Welcome.
    The sport style riding position of the Ninja probably isn't good for long road trips.
    Are you thinking about something a bit more "road friendly" ?
    Something in the 900-1100 range maybe that you don't "lay down" on to ride ??
    Don't believe everything that you think.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    MotorcycleForums.net
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Newbie
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    Welcome.
    The sport style riding position of the Ninja probably isn't good for long road trips.
    Are you thinking about something a bit more "road friendly" ?
    Something in the 900-1100 range maybe that you don't "lay down" on to ride ??
    Thank you! The 650 actually has a much more upright seating and handlebar position than supersport bikes. It's very comfortable. The only real downside of of it from a touring perspective IMO is no room for luggage. Eventually, I'll get adventure bike for real touring, but have to start somewhere!

  7. #5
    Newbie
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    15
    Thank you!

  8. #6
    Super Moderator

    My Bike(s)
    Can-AM Spyder
    Location
    Ocala, FL
    Posts
    12,066
    Quote Originally Posted by damonrider View Post
    Thank you! The 650 actually has a much more upright seating and handlebar position than supersport bikes. It's very comfortable.
    I didn't say it was a "supersport" design.
    But I think it is NOT possible to ride it in normal use without leaning forward a bit and putting some pressure on your arms and wrists........unless maybe you have very LONG arms.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

  9. #7
    M-J Lifetime Achievement Award
    My Bike(s)
    '11 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
    Location
    Tucson, Az
    Posts
    6,361
    There is a little bit of forward lean on the 650R. But if it turns out to be a problem it can be easily fixed with a set of bar risers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Handy
    Sometimes I think I'd be better off dead. No, wait, not me, you.
    Loud pipes and other myths.

  10. #8
    Newbie
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    I didn't say it was a "supersport" design.
    But I think it is NOT possible to ride it in normal use without leaning forward a bit and putting some pressure on your arms and wrists........unless maybe you have very LONG arms.
    You're probably right. I am taller than the average rider, but we'll see how it performs on a longer trip. I'll have to make a thread after I do a long rider letting everyone know how it works under such conditions.

  11. #9
    Newbie
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by JmalB View Post
    There is a little bit of forward lean on the 650R. But if it turns out to be a problem it can be easily fixed with a set of bar risers.
    I haven't yet taken this bike long distance. I'll have to try it on a shorter trip first to test it and see if it is a problem. Good suggestion on the bar risers!


 

Sponsored Links

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. New member - saying hi.
    By OmahaLiner in forum Roadliner
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-12-2008, 05:32 PM
  2. Hi all new member saying Hi!
    By Stratoliner Blue in forum Roadliner
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-10-2008, 11:34 AM
  3. New member saying Hi
    By raycogxxx in forum New Member Pitstop
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-01-2007, 03:35 PM
  4. New member saying Hi
    By raycogxxx in forum Marauder M50 Secret Hideaway
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-22-2007, 02:17 PM
  5. New guy saying hi
    By 1qwikgixxer in forum Sportbikes & Sport-tourers
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-04-2004, 01:16 PM