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Recently bought a Suzuki VS 800 Intruder

   

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I grew up riding dirt bikes but now I have an 08 Suzuki DRZ 400 SM. Lots of fun but easy to get into trouble. Had a buddy I used to ride with all the time in Orange County it was great riding off loading docks through parks off curbs etc. unfortunately now I live where it is actually Coke and snowy so haven't ridden in a few months.
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I used to ride a triumph 675r Daytona. Loved and miss that thing. The drz is one fun bike.

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(05-13-2015 01:19 PM)Isaac Jordan Wrote:  I just got my license/bought a bike (2011 Honda CBR250R), and while I'm having a blast riding, I have a problem that I'm hoping y'all can help me solve.

As a rookie, I've been sticking to the "all the gear, all the time" creed, meaning a full-face helmet, jacket, gloves, pants, and boots. I live in the deep South, and even though I purchased gear specifically for warm weather, I inevitably still sweat a lot.

Recently I noticed some small red bumps on my skin, mainly in areas where the gear or bike presses tighter against it, like my butt and inner thigh, or my forearms where my t-shirt ends and the skin rubs directly against the jacket. They're not large, pus-filled, or even always red (sometimes I can't even see them, but have to feel for them instead), but they do itch like crazy. This is what most of them look like:

[Image: 34622d1087201658-acne-confused-pityrospo...itfol2.jpg]

After doing some research, I've come to believe it's folliculitis-inflammation of the hair follicles due to either bacteria or blockage/irritation from sweat/oil/dirt.

I've switched out my cotton boxer briefs for under armour compression shorts, and I'm looking into a long-sleeve shirt of similar material that would allow sweat to evaporate more easily while also preventing the hair from rubbing up against the jacket.

I'm also considering throwing on some baby powder or cornstarch before I head out to help reduce the amount of sweat I soak in during the ride.

And of course, I immediately hop into the shower and scrub with a soaped-up loofah once I get back.

I don't want to take antibiotics, so I'm hoping these things will go away on their own, particularly after I make the above changes.

In the meantime, has anyone else experienced this? Any advice would be appreciated.

I know this is an old thread, but is looks like Staph to me. You need antibiotics for it to clear up. You also need to clean the MC jacket and any other gear that is washable.
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Hi,

I have 3 motorcycles: a 2012 Honda NC700X Adventure bike that I mainly ride on trips of less than 100 miles; a 1991 ST1100 Pan European Sport-Touring bike. Full Fairing, large windshield, hard side bags and top box that I have taken on 600 mile trips on. I installed an automobile Cruise Control unit. The V4 engine and shaft drive are so smooth, and its 7 gallon fuel tank allows me 300 miles between fill ups; and finally, a 1990 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast Sport Touring bike. It has a V-Twin with shaft drive, full fairing, Electronic Cruise Control I installed, and the cool thing about this bike is the trunk, the lid including the pillion seat back.

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I live in a very rural part of the state, and try to stay out of congested areas. I really like Headlight Modulators. They rapidly flash the high beams during the day. People's first impression is COPS!!!, and they don't cut me off. Really works. I also have LED tail lights. If any of you have any questions about bikes, I will be glad to help you.
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My current ride, Kawasaki Ninja 1000

   

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My town is having a big motorcycle rally this week. Overwhelmingly cruisers, mostly Harleys and similar. Based on what I have seen in this and past rallies, two-thirds of riders are wearing no gear. No helmet, jacket, riding pants or gloves. The most common outfit is a t shirt, short pants or jeans, and athletic shoes. Most of the remaining one third will wear a jacket but no helmet, or a helmet and street clothes or gloves and boots with street clothes. No way even 5% are wearing full gear.

I believe in ATGATT- All The Gear, All The Time. I like my skin and brain cells. I won't ride 4 blocks to the corner store unless I'm in full gear. If you're getting into riding you should budget $1000 for an outfit at the same or preferably before you get a bike. Helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, boots. Goggles or glasses if your helmet doesn't have a face shield. You can use good work or outdoor boots at first if you need to save money but you'll want to get riding boots eventually. I'm planning to spend an additional $1500 at least over the next several months on gear so I can have options for different weather, riding conditions and looks. Plus, a helmet and gloves for girls.

Don't be a squid.

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Yeah I'm definitely getting gear when I'm getting my new bike.

I was 18 and a squid riding a R6 illegally and layed it down in a very slow turn, still got scars to show for it.

It gets hot as fuck in California only problem, but better then getting fucked up.

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(04-28-2016 11:31 AM)kaotic Wrote:  Yeah I'm definitely getting gear when I'm getting my new bike.

I was 18 and a squid riding a R6 illegally and layed it down in a very slow turn, still got scars to show for it.

It gets hot as fuck in California only problem, but better then getting fucked up.

It'll be hard to find good gear that's not hot. I went down at about 60 with a mesh motorcycle jacket, leather gloves and regular jeans.

Jeans burned through of course, but my mesh jacket burned through both sides of my arm and on my side as I slid. Leather gloves and full faced helmet saved some important bits.

I spent quite a bit more on a thicker, but hotter, Dainese jacket after that. I still just wear heavy jeans, though, because I can't justify the purchase of multiple, high priced riding jeans, and at this point I'm not worried about getting any uglier from more scars on my legs. And if you slide right, most of your weight will be on your torso/upper body, so that will absorb most of the friction and needs to be tougher.
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(04-28-2016 10:46 AM)MrXY Wrote:  I believe in ATGATT- All The Gear, All The Time. I like my skin and brain cells. I won't ride 4 blocks to the corner store unless I'm in full gear. If you're getting into riding you should budget $1000 for an outfit at the same or preferably before you get a bike. Helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, boots. Goggles or glasses if your helmet doesn't have a face shield. You can use good work or outdoor boots at first if you need to save money but you'll want to get riding boots eventually.

There's always a tendency to make moral high horses of this stuff. I think it's unnecessary to chisel rules like this. You only need to be rational and honest with yourself.

When I ride to the local gym or corner store, I have no problem doing it in shorts and open helmet. At the same time, I ride at around 30km/h because it's all just side streets. I'm sure there are guys who will say I'm an idiot for doing that, without even considering for a second the speeds they've got up to before on skateboards or bicycles whilst wearing no protection at all. Some of those tour-de-france guys get up to 100km in Lycra.

At the same time, if I'm on the highway I'll be in leather, leather race gloves, and full helmet etc. I consider an open-face helmet to be a joke -- the chin is the highest impact percentage area on the head during accidents.
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Fuck I miss my motorbike. I got my license at 17, my first bike was a Yamaha ybr125. It was a solid bike and great to learn on. Once I got my license I eventually upgraded. I love classic bikes so went out and bought myself a Honda 400n super dream. Lovely bike, not the most powerful but I loved the look and the handling of it. Around the same time I took out a 1977 triumph jubilee for a spin and it was instantly obvious to me why triumph went bankrupt in 1982. Despite there being only a four year difference between my Honda and the Triumph, they were decades apart. The Triumph shook, the diles rattled, the bike felt heavy and laboured as opposed to my smooth nippy Honda. Having said that one summer my cam chain snapped so I had to replace the engine. I was lucky to find another one on reflection

My style is that of the 1960's rockers. Open faced white helmet, goggles, white silk scarf, Bronx style leather jacket, leather gloves, jeans and big leather boots. I would post images but I'm on my phone.

Happy riding guys
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Watching this is intense!

I need to go watch this in person. Anyone ever been to the Isle of Man TT?

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Love mine. 124" S&S engine and 2:1 Boarzilla pipes, dual air cleaner.

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My ex-wife approached me in a club in California because she saw I had two motorcycle helmets with me at that moment. She was one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen up to that time. It was the perfect opener for her to ask me to take her for a motorcycle ride. We dated for 3 years and were married for 15 years and have one daughter. No regrets! I would do it all again!
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Definitely looking into getting a Honda Grom. They're absolutely hilarious and awesome for inner city commuting.

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Picked up a Harley about 3 weeks ago, one of the best decisions I've ever made.

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(06-15-2016 05:21 PM)TheFinalEpic Wrote:  Definitely looking into getting a Honda Grom. They're absolutely hilarious and awesome for inner city commuting.

I'm thinking about a GROM for Manila...

I've been doing it in China for a while now.
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(06-15-2016 05:29 PM)kaotic Wrote:  Picked up a Harley about 3 weeks ago, one of the best decisions I've ever made.

That it is.

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I don't like Harley's or the culture unless like old flat track bikes.

They're awfully engineered junk and terrible to sell unless cheap af.

Also all the replacement stuff is Chinese unless high end.
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(06-16-2016 08:29 PM)el mechanico Wrote:  I don't like Harley's or the culture unless like old flat track bikes.

They're awfully engineered junk and terrible to sell unless cheap af.

Also all the replacement stuff is Chinese unless high end.

Mine is a reminder of the older models.

I just didn't really like the look of the honda and yamaha ones, the indian ones were okay.

It was all about the price when it came down to it.

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I think the reason girls get so hot for guys on 883 Harleys is social proof. It's obvious that your girlfriend trusts you enough to let you ride her bike. And that's a lot of trust.
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(06-18-2016 02:21 PM)chicane Wrote:  I think the reason girls get so hot for guys on 883 Harleys is social proof. It's obvious that your girlfriend trusts you enough to let you ride her bike. And that's a lot of trust.

HAHAH !

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Admittedly mine is a sporty, NOT the 883.

I've gotten shit from Dyna friends and 2 buddies in biker gangs lol.
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(06-18-2016 07:11 PM)kaotic Wrote:  
(06-18-2016 02:21 PM)chicane Wrote:  I think the reason girls get so hot for guys on 883 Harleys is social proof. It's obvious that your girlfriend trusts you enough to let you ride her bike. And that's a lot of trust.

HAHAH !

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Admittedly mine is a sporty, NOT the 883.

I've gotten shit from Dyna friends and 2 buddies in biker gangs lol.

That's another lame thing about Harley guys they shame you if you do't ride the worst, cumbersome, under engineered big heavy dangerous bikes with barley any braking power.

The 1200 sportster is probably the best bike they make.
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I find that Triumph bikes strike a good median between Harley wank and the soft-core Japanese reputation. And if you want to give the ultimate finger to the Harley guys then you just buy a Rocket.

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For riding enjoyment I've found that the gear your wear is more important than the bike you're on.

Jackets: Big fan of the jackets that have removable layers. One jacket for all seasons.

Helmets: After I got a full face helmets that allows you to flip up the jaw piece I never went back. Good for a hot day when you pull up at the lights and want a quick breath.

Pants: Kevlar jeans (with enduro knee/shin guards won underneath if there's any speed involved.) I never forget to wear a heavy duty belt. I've known several guys who had 300 dollar kevlar jeans that disappeared during an accident when the belt holding them up snapped upon impact. Not only were the injuries bad but it was extremely embarrassing.
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