Kawasaki Ninja 300 Forums banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
562 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
For me its the immersion... The sounds, the smells, the feel of the motor etc
I know there are times when i am at home and trying to decide where to go and i think about getting in the car, getting gas blah blah
Now I think of those same times but on the bike and i start planning the trip like a pilot doing a preflight lol

I rode today from knox to alcoa about 20 miles each way then came back and rode to morristown. Going i did about 20 miles of interstate but on the way back i took interstate all the way back about 60 miles. So i did about 160 miles today and i will say the last 20 was the most enjoyable. I was finally so into my groove i stopped stressing what gear, how fast i was and just kinda
zoned with the wind noise (i need some earplugs) and enjoyed the power
of the bike

Ok next trip things i need :

Ear Plugs!
Better Riding pants so the wind can stop going up my leg
Gonna wear better boxer briefs (tired of the wedgies)
Seriously leaning towards heated liners

Def getting a gps installed when income tax comes
And i want one of the small icon tank bags


Ok i got totally off the subject so back to start

What is it about motorcycling that you love?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,115 Posts
the absolute freedom!

today i rode to daytona beach and back a distance of about ~350 miles just to prove that i could do it.

took the speedway tour while i was there incidentally. i spent a grand total of $63. if i had driven it would have been at least $140 (two fillups, plus whatever i spent there, and tour is $23)

saved me some money and had more fun.

i wanted to prove to myself that i could handle long distances on the bike on the interstate at high speeds... and i DO mean high speeds.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
562 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
the absolute freedom!

today i rode to daytona beach and back a distance of about ~350 miles just to prove that i could do it.

took the speedway tour while i was there incidentally. i spent a grand total of $63. if i had driven it would have been at least $140 (two fillups, plus whatever i spent there, and tour is $23)

saved me some money and had more fun.

i wanted to prove to myself that i could handle long distances on the bike on the interstate at high speeds... and i DO mean high speeds.
Well i have learned if i can be comfortable at 65 i am pretty much set on the interstate. At 65 on my speedometer i am at 6500 rpm which is fine with me. I don't know if i need a different helm as there is alot of wind noise. I am gonna try with earplugs at first because i really like my helm LOL

I did not put any gas when i left and when i got to morristown i put in 10 bucks and filled with super unleaded. I still have over half a tank of gas left. The same ride in car would have easily been half a tank of gas and it takes 50 to 55 to fill my car up with regular
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,115 Posts
65 in florida will get you rear-ended something fierce. dunno how TN is but yeah.

65 is just 'a suggestion' here really. you can usually spot someone in a rental car real easy if its got a florida tag but is actually going the limit or less...

so really, i was going 75-80mph...fun times.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,115 Posts
and yeah i left my house nearly empty on the bike... still made it to orlando/i drive on 2 bars of gas... so i filled up... getting the 'horrible' mileage of going 80 mph i still made it back to tampa before i even had to get more gas. and now im good until tuesday of next week, most likely... depends on how much riding i get in really. so that $30 on gas is really more like $13 and change since that second fillup was basically by my house.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
562 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
well by 65 i mean the minimum to move in traffic
traffic here is about 70 to 75 but at 65 u are going fast
enough that everyone takes you seriously
my prob is trying to merge onto the highway when a truck
comes on alongside you at 80 and wont slow down
or move over and you have to ride the shoulder till he passes
i think they do that shit on purpose
its happened to me twice on the same road
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,115 Posts
well by 65 i mean the minimum to move in traffic
traffic here is about 70 to 75 but at 65 u are going fast
enough that everyone takes you seriously
my prob is trying to merge onto the highway when a truck
comes on alongside you at 80 and wont slow down
or move over and you have to ride the shoulder till he passes
i think they do that shit on purpose
its happened to me twice on the same road

funny, truckers here tend to be the best road buddies you can have... theyve been nothing but polite to me... now soccer mom on the cellphone in the oversized suv on the other hand... she can choke on a pretzel (only not when i'm around please...)

my strategy for passing trucks on the actual highway is to hang back out of the no zone until there is actually room in front of them in my lane for me to be in, then i blast off and pass them with a quickness.

my fear is to get stuck by a truck pacer and one of those tires goes pop!

it seems to work and be legit... i gunned passed one today without realizing there was a trooper on my butt and he merely smiled and nodded and proceeded on his way so... i guess if not approval, it was at least accepted when he figured out what i was doing...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
349 Posts
Well i have learned if i can be comfortable at 65 i am pretty much set on the interstate. At 65 on my speedometer i am at 6500 rpm which is fine with me. I don't know if i need a different helm as there is alot of wind noise. I am gonna try with earplugs at first because i really like my helm LOL

I did not put any gas when i left and when i got to morristown i put in 10 bucks and filled with super unleaded. I still have over half a tank of gas left. The same ride in car would have easily been half a tank of gas and it takes 50 to 55 to fill my car up with regular
Seriously, give the earplugs a try. Riding a bike is as close to piloting a plane as I'll ever get...

~mike
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
562 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
yep got a set all ready
gonna use them tomorrow
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
993 Posts
Its the twist of the throttle and the feel of power at your control
Its like running real fast, but not getting tired
On a smooth road its like flying
On a dirt track it is flying, but only for short periods of time, then you fall, even better.
Its feeling the "G" force of a tight turn, and loosing it and sliding

I got it... Its the "rush of adrenaline", I get it just going to the store
and sometimes... I get it when I just look at the bike...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,231 Posts
For me it's leaning through curves, and no longer having the issue of traffic.


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
506 Posts
Looking like a superhero when geared up. No longer being a slave to traffic. And all the girls:D

Sent from my R800x using Motorcycle.com Free App
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top