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General GS500 Discussion / Re: what additives do you put in your gas?
« Last post by Watcher on Today at 11:13:01 AM »
Only thing that goes in my fuel tank is fuel.


StaBil is only necessary for storage.  If you put it in every tank it's a waste of money.
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I tilted the bar down/back a little bit and rode today. Outside of the handlebar is a little lower and the whole thing is maybe 1/2" closer to me.

Seems to have helped a little bit. Still not perfect, but less pain than yesterday.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Custom 2005 gs500f
« Last post by JT-2012 on Today at 10:42:17 AM »
Hey everybody.  I just ordered  a set of foot pegs for the front and rear. It says it's for a gsxr, but I should be able to make em work. Plus they are coming from California,  not China... so way faster shipping is a plus. I imagine they are the same as the ones from China as they look the same in the photos.  But it was just about $12.00 and just about a week shipping.  So not bad.

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Odds n Ends / Re: I'm a bit shaken this morning...
« Last post by Watcher on Today at 10:28:55 AM »
Its sad to hear about, and it seems to be more frequent where I live since it's riding season all year long, but I treat every accident I hear about as a learning experience.

Setting aside the obvious tragedy, I like getting to the meat and potatoes, so long as the details of the crash are available.

What were the weather conditions, time of day/night, path and intentions of the driver, speed and behavior of the rider, road conditions, even heading if available, and I try to apply that all to my own behavior in traffic.

I haven't had a close call in years, not even from cell users and such, I've gotten so good at reading the signs it doesn't ever catch me off guard.  Not saying it won't ever happen, but if I keep a sharp edge mentally and keep applying new situations and new risks to the catalogue of "what could happen" in my mind the better I'll be able to deal with anything coming up.
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General GS500 Discussion / what additives do you put in your gas?
« Last post by dominickbuff on Today at 10:24:13 AM »
im wondering what you guys/gals use..... i personally use stabil storage in every tank
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Odds n Ends / Re: What do you want a cager to know about riding?
« Last post by qcbaker on Today at 10:23:57 AM »
Let's please not hijack this thread in the name of lane splitting.

Its gotten large enough it warrants it's own topic, and in regards to the OP I don't think it's really a topic that a motorcyclist should talk about in a 15 minutes blurb to car drivers.  Not only does it warrant it's own discussion, it really does open up a huge debate every time.

If you mention it at all, just mention it's done to both reduce the risk of rear end collision and virtually adds lanes to a roadway in order to reduce traffic congestion.  It's not "unfair" that the rider gets to go "first", just imagine the staggard lines as "motorcycle lanes" much like how many municipalities have bicycle lanes on the roadway.

You're right.

Mysho, sorry if I've gone a bit too far into the topic. I'll stop for now.
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Odds n Ends / Re: What do you want a cager to know about riding?
« Last post by Watcher on Today at 10:14:52 AM »
Let's please not hijack this thread in the name of lane splitting.

Its gotten large enough it warrants it's own topic, and in regards to the OP I don't think it's really a topic that a motorcyclist should talk about in a 15 minutes blurb to car drivers.  Not only does it warrant it's own discussion, it really does open up a huge debate every time.

If you mention it at all, just mention it's done to both reduce the risk of rear end collision and virtually adds lanes to a roadway in order to reduce traffic congestion.  It's not "unfair" that the rider gets to go "first", just imagine the staggard lines as "motorcycle lanes" much like how many municipalities have bicycle lanes on the roadway.
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Odds n Ends / Re: I'm a bit shaken this morning...
« Last post by dominickbuff on Today at 10:12:00 AM »
where i live there is a intersection where cars hit bikes all the time because the cars never stop(4 way stop sign intersection).... i have been rear ended there myself but in my car.... i hate hearing about motorcycle accidents like that near me but there sadly more common then i would like to admit
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Odds n Ends / Re: Lady riders!
« Last post by Watcher on Today at 10:07:39 AM »
If you're in the states go to a CycleGear.

They're running sales all this month with riding jeans in the neighborhood of $80.  Good pants, I wear their casual riding gear myself and it is made pretty well.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: gs500 known problems
« Last post by dominickbuff on Today at 10:02:23 AM »
kk ill be test riding it friday 8)
hopefully there r no major problems
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