Full-face vs flip-face or clip-face helmets

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Re: Full-face vs flip-face or clip-face helmets

Post by bladeracer » 14 Aug 2018, 10:05 am

Gaznazdiak wrote:
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Chronos wrote:Also I laugh when I hear about Harleys with pipes, intake mods, etc that take power outputs up to "over 100BHP" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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BHP is measured at the crankshaft so it _might_ be possible.


I think his point was that stock Japanese bikes have been making more than that since the 80s.

I had a 1980 Kawasaki Z1R that was 90hp out of the showroom and with some minor mods was over 100 waaaay back then.


Yes, I'm well aware of that, my '85 GSXR750 made 100bhp, my '98 750 made 111hp.
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Re: Full-face vs flip-face or clip-face helmets

Post by Gaznazdiak » 14 Aug 2018, 10:22 am

Well, pardon me
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Re: Full-face vs flip-face or clip-face helmets

Post by Chronos » 14 Aug 2018, 10:35 am

Gaznazdiak wrote:I think his point was that stock Japanese bikes have been making more than that since the 80s.

I had a 1980 Kawasaki Z1R that was 90hp out of the showroom and with some minor mods was over 100 waaaay back then.


Yeah, that's my point. My CB1300 with a slip on exhaust, K&N filter and the air box opened up made nearly 120 at the wheel and was easy to ride at any speed but when I hear about twin cam fuel injected american bikes with heaps of mods that barely make over 100 hp at the crank and weigh another 80kg it makes me giggle

maybe I was spoiled or maybe 200 is the new 100


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Re: Full-face vs flip-face or clip-face helmets

Post by Gaznazdiak » 14 Aug 2018, 11:05 am

Not to mention most Harleys handle like a pig on a roller skate no matter what you do to them.
Maybe that's why they call them Hogs. :D
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Post by Ziad » 14 Aug 2018, 12:55 pm

Rotfl..... a Toyota Corolla makes similar power
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Post by Bruiser64 » 14 Aug 2018, 7:48 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:Not to mention most Harleys handle like a pig on a roller skate no matter what you do to them.
Maybe that's why they call them Hogs. :D


You are being quite unkind. The old hoggley doggley is the only option available to help chaps who have untreatable erectile dysfunction cope with their condition.
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 14 Aug 2018, 8:21 pm

Bruiser64 wrote:You are being quite unkind. The old hoggley doggley is the only option available to help chaps who have untreatable erectile dysfunction cope with their condition.


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Post by Lorgar » 20 Sep 2018, 7:47 pm

Supaduke wrote:- Enjoy the comraderie that only Bikers know.


I think I'm officially part of the club now.

I went for my maiden ride yesterday and had another guy on a bike nod at me as I rode past :lol:
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Re: Full-face vs flip-face or clip-face helmets

Post by Tiger650 » 20 Sep 2018, 8:41 pm

I crashed a few times on road and racing when I was young and marginally more silly than at present.

One early carbon fibre Shoei full face showed bulk road friction damage across where my chin would have been with a bike on top of me.
I grow a beard these days but sure would not if not if I had a big bare patch from where my face had been ground away.

Modern high quality helmets are worth the $$$, very quiet as regards air noise to avoid cumulative hearing damage but you can hear behind and to the sides to avoid homicidal ****** who will change lanes and accelerate to get into mirror blind spot as you merge onto a freeway.

Be really careful and keep your head on a swivel, riding a bike on the road is an intense experience, or you get hurt by a walking [driving] vegetable who has no business on the roads but will not be meaningfully penalised for f***ing you up.

The contrast is stark, you are [hopefully] totally involved in riding and there is the disinterested pre-menstrual shrew in her black Jeep who will injure or kill you with neither compunction nor remorse.

Not trying to discourage, just be paranoid, you can ease off on that a little as you gain experience and learn how to spot threats at a safe [ish] distance.
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