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usual story... young kid in an integra pulls beside me, revs engine, i see open road for 3/4 mile to next light, i rev engine, light turns green, integra doesn't have a chance, i'm turning 100 when he is hitting 50.... i'm convinced when young people pull up beside you in their rice burner cars and rev there engine, it's only because they want to see your bike's speed... they must know that they stand absolutely know chance... anyone agree???

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wheelies... most likely. i seem to get people occasionally giving me the hand bounce motion wanting me to do them.


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I have people ALL THE TIME motioning - or yelling from a car or the side of the street - for a wheelie. I haven't had too many kids rev their ricers though. But one thing I and my roommate get almost every time we go riding...tell me if you get the same, it drives us nuts:

"Hey nice bike. HOW MUCH DID IT COST?"

I'm serious, EVERY time someone talks to us that doesn't ride, within 30 seconds (and usually sooner than that) they have asked how much we paid for our bikes. Sometimes they throw in a "Is it fast?" before asking how much money we spent, but without fail the price question comes up.

I know people are curious and all...that's fine. If I'm hanging out somewhere B.S.'n with someone it doesn't really bother me. But when people run across the street just to ask (yes that has happened), or yell out of their truck from the next lane at a stoplight wanting to know how much the bike is worth it gets on my nerves. I'm thinking, "cut to the chase buddy. What you're really asking is 'If I were to steal your bike while you are around the corner getting coffee, how much could I get out of it?'".

Ok so maybe that is a little overkill, but when the bike weighs under 400lbs and can disappear within 5 minutes with two guys and a pickup (and isn't covered for theft), it makes me wonder.

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what's the deal with people wanting you do do a wheelie in city bumper to bumper traffic...

I swear to god, the next idiot motions for a wheelie when I'm in bumper to bumper traffic, I'm going to give him the old NY wave!

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i'm riding to VA the other week to see my parents. i'm in heavy d.c. traffic on the I-495 beltway and a bunch of teens in a van start motioning for me to do a wheelie. we are talking bumper to bumper, cruising at around 30 mph! i just looked and shook my head.

and yes, i do occasionally get people asking me the cost of my bike... but never when i'm riding, usually when i am stopped and off of the bike.




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The beltway here sux. I stay away from it as much as I can. Last time I was on it in a pack a guy does a "jesus Christ" next to a cop going the other way. Was funny but that is crazy to do it in B2B traffic.
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I live in Southwestern NY and all you see where I live is kids that drive rice burners. They pull up along side of me, rev their 4 bangers. I look over and shake my head. This is what I am sitting on: 2000 ZX6R, carbon fiber Two Brothers racing pipe (only 3.8 pounds!!), renthal front (one smaller tooth, 13)sprocket and rear (two over,42) sprocket, D.I.D. triple gold linked chain, carbon fiber front fender and heel guards.....etc. The light goes green and I smoke them over and over again by god knows how much. I cant stand how kids watch "The Fast and Furious" and think that if they put a loud muffler and I body kit on their car that they have a 10 sec car. All I think is " KEEP DREAMIN "........
 

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yeah, fast and the furious. one of the biggest mistakes in that movie is when the main dude tells the chinese guy he'll need more then "that crotch rocket" if he wants to race him... and the chinese guys are riding R1's and Gix 1000's... bikes that run the 1/4 in under 10 seconds STOCK!!




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ohh, I was riding to work today in a heavy construction zone and one of the construction workers kept motioning for me to do a wheelie...in nearly a bumper to bumper traffic construction zone...

what a moron!

The sad thing is that I almost did it, but thank god alittle common sense kicked in right before I dropped into first and revved to 9 grand....



Speeding tickets are doubled in construction zones? What happens if you get caught doing a wheelie? hummmmm...

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LISTEN UP!!!! HERE IS MY BEST ADVICE TO EVERYONE WITH A NINJA , IF YOU WANT TO DO WHEELIES WITH OUT REVING THE PISS OUT OF YOUR BIKE PUT THE MONEY INTO BUYING BIGGER SPROCKETS!!!! IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY ON FIXING YOUR ENGINE FROM ALL THE ABUSE OF REVING IT SO HIGH!!!
 

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how is chain life with a bigger rear sporcket? anyone know?


my speedo seems to read like 6% higher than actual speed, anyone know what adding 2 teeth in rear will do?

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when you add bigger sprockets it allows your bike to spin the tire faster due to the bigger sprockets because the chain does not have to go around as much to make it move... this intern lets you do roll on wheelies and have a much better jump from the start... if you add two to the back go all out and take on off of the front and it will add even more to you torque performence....
 

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by the way i added a new D.I.D. chain when i had the renthol sprockets put on... i will let you know when i have to replace it<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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I'm not sure I would want to drop a tooth in front..heard that really drops your chain life. I'm was they call "home broke" so I don't have alot of money to invest in my bike.

let me know how it goes....maybe the chain will last longer than i think...

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It may be correct to say a sprocket change will help you
wheelie better but as for being better on your engine I
probably disagree.

If you cruise on 90mph @ XXXX RPM then once you change
sprockets and want to cruise at 90mph you'll have to rev
at XXXX + more.

Which would you rather have? Revving it a bit for a
wheelie or revving it all the time for cruising? Be
honest, you probably spend most of your time not doing
wheelies.

Also consider you lose some top speed from that change (not
that anyone cares for top speed!).

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Well i dont agree with you 100%, you say that you have to rev it more to do say 90mph but actually you have to rev it less due to the bigger sprockets... for example.. say you are on a mountain bike and you are at a smaller gear/sprocket that makes you pedel more times to go from point a to point b, but once you change to a bigger gear/sprocket you will pedal less times to go that same distance (small sprocket=more times around; more revs/ bigger sprocket=less times around; less revs) , so actually the bigger the sprocket the less revs you have to do to make it cruise.... i hope you understand it <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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actually, adding teeth will cause more stress on the engine of the bike (resulting in some higher revs). think about it like this... using your mountain bike example, go to a really big hill, put your bike in it's highest gear, (10, 21, whatever), and start pedaling up it. notice what happens to your legs, they get really tired!!! on a mountain bike, your legs act as your engine. the same thing happens with a motorcycle. adding a smaller front/bigger back [sprockets] is going to make it a little bit tougher on the engine to get the bike moving, which will give you added torque which will help with bustin up a wheelie <img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>

can't really say that a bigger rear sprocket will decrease engine revs, the only thing it decreases is how many revolutions the actual sprocket will make in turning the wheel. hope this helps.




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I think your backwards Carbon....

higher the gearing the less work the motor has to do...but drop a tooth up front, effectively lowers your gearing which casues the engine to do more work to stay at same speed.



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well you are right about the hill theory but the added torque helps the bike anyways so it kind of counters itself but going on flat distances the bike from my experience does not need to be reved as much, i cant tell you about the top end speeds bc i have never gone over 120. If you want more torque and a nice jump from the start then get the sprockets... your bike will thank you<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 
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