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    Hit a deer in my car

    I was driving about 25 mph in a wooded area where I drive regularly and see dear all the time. They usually run away into the woods but sometimes just slowly cross the road oblivious to any vehicle....
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    okay, okay... already practicing both brakes and...

    okay, okay... already practicing both brakes and recognized it in the original post.

    I run the tire pressure at what the manual says and check it weekly. The tire pressure was fine that day. The...
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    I had a similar experience recently with a rear...

    I had a similar experience recently with a rear wheel lock. I similarly struggle with the idea of undoing existing survival reactions and effectively training what is fundamentally an instinctive and...
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    I think I got a clue why my rear tire wore off...

    I think I got a clue why my rear tire wore off quicker than the front. I may have been overusing the rear brake and underutilizing the front brake. I practice emergency braking with both brakes but I...
  5. Thread: Ninja 300

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    Yep, this video shows the things I really like...

    Yep, this video shows the things I really like about my Ninja 300. You can rev it up to 13K in the second and third gears and still be reasonably within the legal speed limit. Plus, it is light and...
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    I am at about 200 pounds, probably more than an...

    I am at about 200 pounds, probably more than an average rider for this bike. I keep tire pressure at the manual specs. Would you try something like 2-5 extra psi's for extra tire longevity?

    I...
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    Ninja 300 maintenance

    I have had the bike for three years and it only has 2500 miles. I noticed the rear tire needs replacement. It is worn close to the tread marker but the front has plenty of tread left. This is...
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    i was at our local dealer and sat on a Ninja 400....

    i was at our local dealer and sat on a Ninja 400. Definitely feels lighter than my 300, even though the 300 is pretty light. The looks are similar but perhaps the 400 has a bigger "beak". The red...
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    NA=naturally aspirated. I6=inline 6. Around...

    NA=naturally aspirated. I6=inline 6. Around 2011-2012 BMW changed to turbo 4 as their base engine for the 3 series and used 328 as a model name. I was not sure what model year yours was.

    The...
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    Is your 328i the NA I6 version? I assume so since...

    Is your 328i the NA I6 version? I assume so since the 2.0 turbo probably will not do 100mph in third gear. I test drove one of these a few years ago. It came close to my RX8 in the fun factor due to...
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    I have a Ninja 300. I have just taken it out of...

    I have a Ninja 300. I have just taken it out of storage, unwinterized and took it for a quick ride. I have got to say that I like it better than my CB1000R for spirited rides on curvy roads. It is...
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    I saw another doctor last week. He had no comment...

    I saw another doctor last week. He had no comment on knee impact from riding. Probably, no familiar with it. He recommended Physical Therapy to strengthen the knees, kind of very low intensity/impact...
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    I like the idea of doing the exercises you...

    I like the idea of doing the exercises you mentioned while riding. The two bikes I ride, Ninja 300 and CB1000R, are on the small side for me which leads to leg cramping. I may also look into custom...
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    Knee pain from riding?

    One of my knees has been bothering me lately. I have been riding for two years and this started this summer. I attributed the pain to exercising and stretching but I experienced it on two occasions...
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    One of my wife's coworkers from a prior job, an...

    One of my wife's coworkers from a prior job, an older guy near retirement, had around 80 motorcycles. He lived in a rural area and built a barn specifically for his bikes. I doubt he had time to ride...
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    Deer is a problem here in WI, more so up north...

    Deer is a problem here in WI, more so up north where I see herds of them leisururity crossing roads. There is one field where someone probably feeds them and I often see a few dozens wondering around...
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    Sorry, I was unclear. When I am approach the...

    Sorry, I was unclear. When I am approach the corner and look at the curvature, gravel or other problems and squeeze the brakes before leaning the bike if I see a problem. The MSF class instructed to...
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    I may be in the minority here but to me my Ninja...

    I may be in the minority here but to me my Ninja 300 sounds pretty good with the stock exhaust. Not too loud but it crackles and pops in spirited driving at 6000-7000 rpm on twisty roads. I would say...
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    Thank you for the tips. I have never thought of...

    Thank you for the tips. I have never thought of it before but this is consistent with my experience that numbered roads are cleaner than lettered roads around here. Maybe they are cleaned more often...
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    Favorite/safe roads

    I consider myself a beginner. This is my second riding season. So far I have put a total of 3000 miles on my Ninja 300 and Honda CB1000R mostly riding after work and on weekends on County roads....
  21. Thread: The Lecture

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    Pretty wild... Loosing the hydroplane costs you a...

    Pretty wild... Loosing the hydroplane costs you a motorcycle.
  22. Thread: Idle speed

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    Thank you. A dirt bike or a dual sport would be...

    Thank you. A dirt bike or a dual sport would be nice but it is hard to find trails around here.

    The 300 is fun too. It is relatively low on power but it is light and nimble. You can spin it to...
  23. Thread: The Lecture

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    Perhaps you can encourage him to try riding and...

    Perhaps you can encourage him to try riding and see it for himself. I am an intermediate windsurfer and a beginner motorcycle rider and for me the biggest advantage of motorcycling over windsurfing...
  24. Thread: Idle speed

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    Thank you for your response. I could definitely...

    Thank you for your response. I could definitely see the problems with low idle speed. I am not too worried about mileage since I have been getting 60+ mpg on the Ninja 300, about double that of my...
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    Idle speed

    I recently had the initial service done on my Ninja 300. The shop where I had it done only sells Yamaha motorcycles but they were confident they could handle Kawasaki. Just in case, I left the manual...
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