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"WHAT IS A BIKER?

 

After riding for some 35 years and owning more bikes than I can count, I am still a little confused when someone asks me the question, "Are you a biker?" Do I ride? Yes. Do I own a motorcycle? Yes. Do I saddle up often? Yes, usually daily. Is riding a motorcycle the most important thing I do? Yes, right behind being with my family and making a living. There are many definitions for real biker. Many riders think being a biker means that you ride a scooter constantly and probably don't even own a car. Some think that only Harley riders are real bikers, while others believe that being a club "1 percenter" is the key to the biker title. I've also heard guys say things like, "Real bikers ride in the rain." Well, I guess I'm not a real biker because I drive my truck when it's raining. But I consider that an intelligence issue.

 

I also hear conversations that if you have a good job and make great money, somehow you have been disqualified from being a real biker because you are now a yuppie or a R.U.B. (rich urban biker). Well, I plead guilty again because I have a pretty good job, and I do okay. I guess I've lost points again on the real biker scale. Do tattoos, outrageous haircuts or earrings get you closer to the Holy Grail of real bikerhood? How about the folks who ride sport bikes, Gold Wings or trikes? Are they real bikers? Can a Gold Winger ever become a real biker? According to many so-called experts, once you get a Gold Wing, you get busted back down to Private. Zero points on the real biker scale. What happens to a real biker if he suddenly loses his mind and -- God forbid -- buys a British bike?

 

I'm sure many of you are a little like me and wonder what makes a biker and whether or not we qualify. Do I think like a biker? Do I look like a biker? Do I have to dress for work like I dress when I'm riding my scoot to be a real biker? Do I make too much money to be a real biker? Do I have to put bike parts into the dishwasher to be a real biker? Can I take my scoot to the dealership for an oil change and still keep my Real Biker Card?

 

Recently, as I drove home from work, I came across a young guy pushing his Honda cruiser down a country road. After stopping to investigate, I went home and got my trailer and some tie-downs and came back to help this guy get his scooter home in one piece. It was apparent early on that he wasn't a "true biker," that is, an experienced biker. I didn't know the exact definition of true biker, but I knew he somehow didn't qualify. He would need to serve some time before applying for his Real Biker Membership Card.

 

After we got to his house and unloaded his bike, he offered payment for my services, and I refused. He thanked me and then proceeded to tell me how he had bought the Honda to go to Sturgis with friends and how wonderful the experience had been. He went into his house and got some photos of his trip to show me. He explained how exciting the whole biker experience had been, how friendly the biker community was, and how surprised he was to feel so welcome. He said he had recently gone through a divorce and the Sturgis experience had rejuvenated him, served as a sort of therapy. As he explained what had apparently been a life-changing experience, it occurred to me that he was putting into words the whole biker experience from the fresh point of view of someone who had just arrived. He was so excited, it almost made me laugh out loud.

 

I realized he was describing what being around bikers was all about. It was like he was re-introducing me to an old friend, a friend I had almost forgotten about and was very happy to re-discover. I'd been around bikers for so long I'd forgotten what gives our lifestyle such appeal. I had taken for granted the essence of the experience that had super-charged my Honda-riding friend.

 

Then he asked me if I was a biker.

 

Taken off guard but also responding very quickly, I said, "Yes, I am a biker."

 

For the first time in my life I didn't have a problem understanding the definition of biker. I didn't question my qualifications, brand, style or dress. I'm not even sure I had a Harley T-Shirt on. It doesn't matter. At that moment, I understood that being a biker was that feeling of comfort you have when enjoying a sport that celebrates the outdoors and a free spirit. It's the feeling you get when you ride alone or the thrill you feel when you hear 100 bikes rumble down the road. It's also the feeling you have when you sit around the fire at night planning the adventure for the next day. It's like those T-shirts that say, "If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand."

 

The experience I had helping a newcomer to the biker world is also a part of the real biker definition. It hit me like some sort of religious epiphany that being a biker was not really what you looked like or what you ride or how often you ride. It was the inner peace that you achieve when you are on that scooter and you're a million miles from work, worry and pressure. Real bikers are all members of a kinship with no concern for status or wealth. Instead, they have a "Live and Let Live" philosophy, while still watching each others' backs.

 

After all these years, I've finally discovered the answer to the real biker question. If you get a shiver up your spine when a good sounding scoot goes by, have ever stopped to help another rider in distress, or can't sleep because you're thinking about the morning adventure, don't worry, you're a real biker. It doesn't matter if it's a sport bike, a cruiser, or a dirt bike. If it's got two wheels and you get that special feeling when you saddle up, you get the membership card for life, no questions asked.

 

Somehow, this two-wheeled piece of steel has become a catalyst for bringing out realness in people. So the next time you see a Gold Wing or a sport bike go by, or you run across a broken down Honda, give the rider the respect he or she deserves, because they probably are a real biker. My Honda friend was. He was a real biker the minute he pulled into Sturgis and got that special feeling."

 

 

Am gasit pe net si sunt de acord cu el. bafta

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intrunirea a fost SUPERRRRRRR.DE NOTA 10+ :D. voi pune si ceva poze,numai timp sa am..............;)

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Stie cineva cat ma costa identificarea la RAR ? Ca vreau sa-mi inmatriculez motorul si vreau sa-mi fac niste calcule sa vad de cati bani am nevoie?

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Salut ,

 

 

Daca ai carte de identitate , Identificarea e 70 lei .

 

Saliu

 

Multumesc ! O zi placuta !

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hello! m-am intors!

azi am ridicat discurile cu poze si filmarea si incep sa le selectez pentru aici, picasa, facebook, etc.

vreodata va pot arata si filmarea, pe un laptop, ca nu ma stiu sa editez video ca sa pun bucati din filmare pe youtube.

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Adu-mi DVD-urile cu nunta ca ti le fac eu.

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care ma poate ajuta cu o parere...

problema sta in felul urmator: mi-am schimbat cauciucurile la mobra, observand dupaia ca imi batea fata cand treceam de viteza 120Km/h (mai sus de 140km/h nu puteam sa trec, ca imi luam zborul ....asa tare batea).la viteze mici nu facea figuri deloc. bun...am zis ca duc la echilibrat roata fata. dupa ce a fost echilibrata nu imi mai batea la 120....dar batea de la 160( acum nu mai pot trece de 180).

care sa fie oare problema? mentionez ca inainte sa schimb cauciucurile nu aveam asemenea probleme( nu batea fata la nici o viteza, in nici o situatie).

sa aiba oare cauciucul vreo deformatie pe suprafata de rulare (l-am cumparat second)...desi arata bine....si la ochiul liber nu se vad defecte.

 

cred ca se confirma teoria aceea cu lucrurile noi VS lucrurile vechi. dai un ban....da sti ca e bun.

 

astept cateva pareri. Ms anticipat

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Nu, nu am probleme cu franele dar nu mi se pare corect sa se schimbe brusc legea atunci cand a achzitionat RAR-ul banc de teste .brusc nu se mai poate testa nici o motocicleta fara banc. Oricum totul este de forma si superficialitatea este caracteristica .Inginerii habar nu au de capul lor. Am fost cu motorul meu in urma cu 3 ani (dr 800 big)....Era gresit scris in talon dimensiunea cauciuculuipe fata (era la fel cu ala de pe spate) .In zadar am incercat sa le spun ca este o greseala , ei o tineau una si buna ca am schimbat eu rotile ..........In schimb nu au vazut ca era joc in rulmentii de coloana de directie si cu atat mai putin ca rulmentii de la roata fata erau praf si binenteles aveau joc .Tot o trageau ca am schimbat rotile

 

care ma poate ajuta cu o parere...

problema sta in felul urmator: mi-am schimbat cauciucurile la mobra, observand dupaia ca imi batea fata cand treceam de viteza 120Km/h (mai sus de 140km/h nu puteam sa trec, ca imi luam zborul ....asa tare batea).la viteze mici nu facea figuri deloc. bun...am zis ca duc la echilibrat roata fata. dupa ce a fost echilibrata nu imi mai batea la 120....dar batea de la 160( acum nu mai pot trece de 180).

care sa fie oare problema? mentionez ca inainte sa schimb cauciucurile nu aveam asemenea probleme( nu batea fata la nici o viteza, in nici o situatie).

sa aiba oare cauciucul vreo deformatie pe suprafata de rulare (l-am cumparat second)...desi arata bine....si la ochiul liber nu se vad defecte.

 

cred ca se confirma teoria aceea cu lucrurile noi VS lucrurile vechi. dai un ban....da sti ca e bun.

 

astept cateva pareri. Ms anticipat

Incearca sa scoti cauciucul si sa-l pui din nou. am patit ceva asemanator cu un cauciuc care nu s-a ajezat bine pe janta

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care ma poate ajuta cu o parere...

problema sta in felul urmator: mi-am schimbat cauciucurile la mobra, observand dupaia ca imi batea fata cand treceam de viteza 120Km/h (mai sus de 140km/h nu puteam sa trec, ca imi luam zborul ....asa tare batea).la viteze mici nu facea figuri deloc. bun...am zis ca duc la echilibrat roata fata. dupa ce a fost echilibrata nu imi mai batea la 120....dar batea de la 160( acum nu mai pot trece de 180).

care sa fie oare problema? mentionez ca inainte sa schimb cauciucurile nu aveam asemenea probleme( nu batea fata la nici o viteza, in nici o situatie).

sa aiba oare cauciucul vreo deformatie pe suprafata de rulare (l-am cumparat second)...desi arata bine....si la ochiul liber nu se vad defecte.

 

cred ca se confirma teoria aceea cu lucrurile noi VS lucrurile vechi. dai un ban....da sti ca e bun.

 

astept cateva pareri. Ms anticipat

 

 

poate ii un semn divin ca nu ii bine sa treci peste 120 :)

numa' bine !:)

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pai in cazurile astea (daca nu e asezat bine pe janta....sau insertia rupta) ....in mod normal nu aparea pe aparatul ala de test pt exhilibrat?? adica na...nu ar fi trebuit sa-si dea aia de acolo seama ca nu e asezat bine??? :kick: :kick:

bineinteles....inafara "semnului divin"...in cazul asta nu au cum sa-si deie seama mesterii... :D :D

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Nu, nu am probleme cu franele dar nu mi se pare corect sa se schimbe brusc legea atunci cand a achzitionat RAR-ul banc de teste .brusc nu se mai poate testa nici o motocicleta fara banc. Oricum totul este de forma si superficialitatea este caracteristica .Inginerii habar nu au de capul lor. Am fost cu motorul meu in urma cu 3 ani (dr 800 big)....Era gresit scris in talon dimensiunea cauciuculuipe fata (era la fel cu ala de pe spate) .In zadar am incercat sa le spun ca este o greseala , ei o tineau una si buna ca am schimbat eu rotile ..........In schimb nu au vazut ca era joc in rulmentii de coloana de directie si cu atat mai putin ca rulmentii de la roata fata erau praf si binenteles aveau joc .Tot o trageau ca am schimbat rotile

 

 

Incearca sa scoti cauciucul si sa-l pui din nou. am patit ceva asemanator cu un cauciuc care nu s-a ajezat bine pe janta

 

Si la mine mi-au gresit dimensiunea rotilor pe carte . Miau pus de 16 in loc de 17 si GPZ-urile de dupa 94 s-au fabricat cu roti de 17 ... Al meu e din 1996 . O sa am probleme la identificare? (ITP-ul e valabil pana in 2013)

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Si la mine mi-au gresit dimensiunea rotilor pe carte . Miau pus de 16 in loc de 17 si GPZ-urile de dupa 94 s-au fabricat cu roti de 17 ... Al meu e din 1996 . O sa am probleme la identificare? (ITP-ul e valabil pana in 2013)

 

 

Saliu ,

 

Ca sa intervin nu de alta .....ca e grele cand stai degeaba.

 

La RAR nu au stand , in mod normal standul fixeaza moto si apoi se fac testele , in locul standului sunt 2 ingineri , unul care se urca pe motor si al doilea care incearca sa tina echilibrul .... testele se fac superficial pentru a verifica existenta sistemului de franare si in nici un caz parametri de franare sau de folosinta a motociletei. Parametrii de franare si tot ce tine de datele tehnice trebuiesc transmisi ca si in cazul auto de catre producator pentru verificare,Ori RAR cu baza lor de date au doar identificare la model serii etc. si nimic altceva care sa tina de tehnic.

 

Legat de greselile aparute pe cartile de identitate sau certificatele de identificare , aveti obligatia de a verifica datele cu caracter personal cat datele specifice identificare motociletei la fata locului . Daca sunt diferente aveti acolo la ghiseu un fomular sau un tipizat pe care il completati (bineinteles ca suntem in Ro , si trebuie refacuta programarea si modificarea de pe carte trebuie platita de pe titular).

 

 

Salutari

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