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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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So I just came back from my first trip on the freeway. It was about 40 miles round trip and I was much more comfortable than I expected I would be. Now I know youre not supposed to keep your weight off your arms, but it felt like the safest way to ride. Bad part was that after about 5 minutes my arms were killing me. Any tips for the new guy?

Also, anyone else find themselves singing at the top of their lungs to keep that nagging engine noise outta your helmet?

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use ear plugs or headphones. when you tuck in, that takes off all of the weight from your arms. dont worry you'll get used to it. CONGRATS!


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Now I know youre not supposed to keep your weight on your arms, but it felt like the safest way to ride. Bad part was that after about 5 minutes my arms were killing me.
Relax. You probably have the deathgrip going on. Lean forward a bit and get the weight off your arms. Also grip the tank with your thighs. Takes a bit of practice. I grip 'em with my thighs whenever I take my left hand off the bars (just in case the wind comes gushing in) whenever I am stretching my back or arms for that matter. I commute with her (37 miles each way) on a daily basis.

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Also, anyone else find themselves singing at the top of their lungs to keep that nagging engine noise outta your helmet?
Earplugs works best for me. Tunes everything out and actually makes me more alert cause I don't have all the ambient noise from the engine. Kinda makes everything slower which sometimes can be bad since you don't realize how fast you are going. HTH.

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you got a nagging engine noise with your bike?? a
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that sux... my bike sings to me on the freeway.. i love her singing.. haha. earplugs will do or playing music.
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haha i don't do it to drain the noise out, i just do it cuz i think it's pretty damn funny...i also do it to keep my sanity in tact...i just rode from Monterey to Fresno in the freezing night (non stop)...bout 160miles...and hearing the engine drone at 8K rpm was killin me...so singin kept me alert
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I agree completely killa that drone at 8k rpm can get annoying, but i found myself at peace when I sang. And I was surprised how well I sound in a helmet, it was almost as though it is acoustically tuned. I went from signing opera to rap in the span of about 20 miles.
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adjustable rearsets will help if your on the tall side im 6.1
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Not that lucky I only stretched to 5'10
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Not that lucky I only stretched to 5'10
Well length is really overrated. As long as you have girth
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Truer words have never been spoken. Thank you for your suggestions men, tried it again tonight and though it was only about 5 miles, tucking in my arms helped keep all the weight off of them. Also relaxed a bit on the handles.

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