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Ugh the pain.

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COMMENTS

  • BeakerRocks
    1461 points May 20,2019, 10:41pm

    I'd be after the city for damages. That tow truck operator is insured and should be loading all vehicles, that cop is just there to get her jollies off.

  • youpeopleareannoying
    161 points May 20,2019, 11:09pm

    When I got my bike towed the cop pulled it up on the tow truck because the tow guy couldn’t get the bike up and then level out the bed at the same time. Some trucks have wireless controllers but older tow trucks don’t.

  • blumhagen
    338 points May 20,2019, 11:33pm

    WTF why is the cop riding it? If it's being towed the tow company should be the only people even touching it,.

  • talldrseuss
    188 points May 21,2019, 4:50am

    Funny story. I actually know this officer. I work EMS, and when she was a regular precinct cop, she worked in the precinct that was in my coverage area. Interesting enough, when she joined the highway division, there were some videos of her doing that course that motorcycle cops do, with all the tight turns and circles around cones. She was actually rocking it pretty well, but to be fair she was on a roadking. Everyone reminds her about this video, so she definitely hasn't lived it down.

  • Dabba2087
    21 points May 21,2019, 3:43am

    There are dollies specifically made for motorcycles. You damage my ride because of lack of proper equipment you're paying for it.

  • KeithTC
    23 points May 21,2019, 3:02am

    Officer has no helmet or eye protection!

  • MattBtheflea
    9 points May 21,2019, 1:09am

    How did they even start the bike?

  • croy_00
    49 points May 21,2019, 12:06am

    Good call. Get someone not familiar with the bike to load it onto a ramp, the first time they ever sit on it. I mean what can go wrong!

    /s

  • Raschwolf
    12 points May 21,2019, 12:56am

    So useless

  • Marabar
    5 points May 21,2019, 4:17am

    just push it up the ramp you lazy fuck OMG!!!

  • Ilestfouceromain
    10 points May 21,2019, 12:28am

    Is that Montreal?

  • bolax
    4 points May 21,2019, 3:36am

    OK we're on /r/motorcycles, could somebody please tell me why that bike suddenly jerked to a stop ? It looked as though it had a wire holding it back. I know it didn't, but the way it snatched to a halt made it look that way.

  • lmac7
    13 points May 21,2019, 1:38am

    Couldn't they find someone with even shorter legs and less strength to try this? what a fucking joke.

  • lonely_pants
    3 points May 21,2019, 6:26am

    This happens to me on flat ground.

  • ClearBluePeace
    3 points May 21,2019, 7:21am

    In NYC, they can’t even manage to impound scooters without crashing them. I’ve seen two incidents reported in the last month.

  • Canisluous1558
    3 points May 21,2019, 10:05am

    Shes probably a loud mouth and has HR saved to her phone. They probably said "sure you can do it go ahead" just to avoid an argument.

  • CeddyCed1993
    3 points May 21,2019, 11:04am

    Yo where is that video of the NYC cop that busted his head on the motorcycle?

  • AndyX2108
    21 points May 21,2019, 2:18am

    I'd get her on tampering with evidence and no insurance on the motorcycle under her name.

  • Linus696
    2 points May 21,2019, 7:24am

    Ahh never change NYPD, never change.

  • RealSkylitPanda
    2 points May 21,2019, 9:19am

    Where was she trying to go anyway? There was another bike in her way. Was she really going to stop on that steep of an incline on a bike that shes obviously too short for?

  • tralphaz43
    2 points May 21,2019, 9:23am

    I used to drive a tow truck for impound. Cops never helped . Always had to get the owner's help impounding them.

  • yenencm
    2 points May 21,2019, 9:47am

    What a dumbass

  • MSOEmemerina
    2 points May 21,2019, 11:56am

    poor bike :(

  • cyclingsocialist
    2 points May 21,2019, 12:15pm

    ACAB

  • badboyjuni
    4 points May 21,2019, 1:53am

    LAWSUIT

  • RIC7203
    4 points May 21,2019, 3:46am

    Crazy, that cop's brother goes to my barber shop and continues to clown her every time we bring it up...

  • gaylord9000
    5 points May 21,2019, 2:20am

    Hey not all cops are incompetent /s

  • google_me_asap
    2 points May 21,2019, 2:32am

    It could’ve been worse

  • BladeRunner2098
    2 points May 21,2019, 9:04am

    The pigs will just say they "found it like that" and not cover the damages. As usual.

  • muffinbears
    2 points May 21,2019, 9:47am

    ooof pigs...

  • wetdog90
    1 points May 21,2019, 8:02am

    There are plenty of people there capable of pushing the bike why the fuck was he riding it.

  • kapbloom
    1 points May 21,2019, 10:24am

    Lads.... she even decided it would be a good idea to rev bomb before starting her short lived journey...

  • O_Dae
    1 points May 21,2019, 10:41am

    Large and in charge

  • robinnumbuh5
    1 points May 21,2019, 11:38am

    Even if she could ride she had no place on that bike. Belt probably scratched the piss out of the tank

  • infernophil
    1 points May 21,2019, 11:39am

    It was at that moment she realized that her inseam was not sufficient for the 32" seat height of the CBR

  • prophetnite
    1 points May 21,2019, 11:53am

    why does everyone think its necessary to get a running start?

  • throwawayaccyaboi223
    1 points May 21,2019, 12:05pm

    This is exactly why we have the progressive licenses in Europe, she was clearly not prepared/ready for the power.

  • Gnardude
    1 points May 21,2019, 12:17pm

    She was lined up straight at the other bike, what even was the plan?

  • islamic_santa
    1 points May 21,2019, 12:23pm

    does anyone know the name of this bike?

  • f0rgottenr3bel
    1 points May 21,2019, 12:36pm

    All things considered, I was expecting worse

  • DylanHK
    1 points May 21,2019, 2:12pm

    This hurts to watch

  • kronaz
    1 points May 21,2019, 2:23pm

    FTP ACAB

  • Pufri
    1 points May 21,2019, 2:25pm

    Why did she put her feet on the pegs...

  • surfingjesus
    1 points May 21,2019, 3:37pm
  • sedisrevir
    1 points May 21,2019, 5:35pm

    Still better than getting it dragged on its side like they did with mine

  • TheObstruction
    1 points May 21,2019, 5:58pm

    I feel like that means you get it back now.

  • Eleven236
    1 points May 21,2019, 6:42pm

    Assholes

  • im_a_lurker_too
    1 points May 21,2019, 6:56pm

    What is it with NY cops and wrecking other people's bikes?

  • AndreiIoan
    1 points May 21,2019, 5:39am

    Lmao

  • fallin2rhythm3
    1 points May 21,2019, 6:33am

    She hit the tow chain attached to the first bike and she panic stopped

  • demtrems
    1 points May 21,2019, 8:41am

    This was far to graphic for me where did you find this? Live leaks by any chance

  • nightintheslammer
    1 points May 21,2019, 9:59am

    God, what a douche! She'd have been more successful if she'd pulled out her gun and ordered that bike up the ramp. Perhaps the bike wouldn't have moved and thus no damage would have been done.

  • loriffic
    1 points May 21,2019, 10:02am

    Fat-bottomed girl likes to ride her bicycle motorcycle, she likes to ride it where she likes.

  • Just_WoW_Things
    1 points May 21,2019, 10:04am

    tax payers money wasted because some asshole was trying to prove herself worthy in front of her colleagues. Fukcing bottom feeding dreg.

  • samwiseganja96
    0 points May 21,2019, 7:52am

    Not a cop here, but I do charity rides for the local police motorcycle clubs. They are all wonderful people, and definitely show a different perspective of police. My only gripe is how quick they are to drink after a ride, and then hop on their bikes and ride home. Don't even understand why charity rides serve alcohol afterwards.

  • Audible_Anarchy
    -1 points May 21,2019, 3:34am

    Police brutality!

  • R011-Jr
    -1 points May 21,2019, 6:29am

    And this is why motorcyclists don't pull over for cops

    Because you get stupid shit like this happening

  • only-truth-here
    -6 points May 21,2019, 3:33am

    Is this embarrassing to cops or women? Or both?

  • Budget_Cardiologist
    0 points May 21,2019, 12:44pm

    These police have no right being on one of these bikes.

  • Gonadzilla
    0 points May 21,2019, 2:02pm

    Looks like the BQE. Fucking retard NYPD.

  • nameisboxcar
    0 points May 21,2019, 2:47pm

    Look, it's a Pig on a Hog.

  • donothump
    0 points May 21,2019, 5:22pm

    too bad bikers in this city did this to themselves.

  • Polkip
    -14 points May 21,2019, 3:40am

    Dumb bitch...

  • Michael_Bezikian
    -8 points May 21,2019, 3:35am

    women are sometimes this and sometimes that

  • DirtyDeezMotorbiker
    -3 points May 21,2019, 6:16am

    That’s why you don’t ride a bike that you can’t stand flat footed on.

  • RogueFart
    -3 points May 21,2019, 10:57am

    Well now you're just putting words in my mouth. I'm just saying, don't get your shit towed, and you won't have to worry about it

  • HondaLover890
    -1 points May 21,2019, 3:14pm

    I fucking hate cops.

  • daveshirgen
    -5 points May 21,2019, 10:25am

    Owners fault yeah?

COMMENTS

  • BeakerRocks
    1461 points May 20,2019, 10:41pm

    I'd be after the city for damages. That tow truck operator is insured and should be loading all vehicles, that cop is just there to get her jollies off.

  • youpeopleareannoying
    161 points May 20,2019, 11:09pm

    When I got my bike towed the cop pulled it up on the tow truck because the tow guy couldn’t get the bike up and then level out the bed at the same time. Some trucks have wireless controllers but older tow trucks don’t.

  • blumhagen
    338 points May 20,2019, 11:33pm

    WTF why is the cop riding it? If it's being towed the tow company should be the only people even touching it,.

  • Double_Minimum
    153 points May 20,2019, 10:59pm

    What even happened? Why would an officer even put themselves in this position? So many bad choices...

  • talldrseuss
    188 points May 21,2019, 4:50am

    Funny story. I actually know this officer. I work EMS, and when she was a regular precinct cop, she worked in the precinct that was in my coverage area. Interesting enough, when she joined the highway division, there were some videos of her doing that course that motorcycle cops do, with all the tight turns and circles around cones. She was actually rocking it pretty well, but to be fair she was on a roadking. Everyone reminds her about this video, so she definitely hasn't lived it down.

  • Dabba2087
    21 points May 21,2019, 3:43am

    There are dollies specifically made for motorcycles. You damage my ride because of lack of proper equipment you're paying for it.

  • KeithTC
    23 points May 21,2019, 3:02am

    Officer has no helmet or eye protection!

  • MattBtheflea
    9 points May 21,2019, 1:09am

    How did they even start the bike?

  • croy_00
    49 points May 21,2019, 12:06am

    Good call. Get someone not familiar with the bike to load it onto a ramp, the first time they ever sit on it. I mean what can go wrong!

    /s

  • Raschwolf
    12 points May 21,2019, 12:56am

    So useless

  • Marabar
    5 points May 21,2019, 4:17am

    just push it up the ramp you lazy fuck OMG!!!

  • Ilestfouceromain
    10 points May 21,2019, 12:28am

    Is that Montreal?

  • bolax
    4 points May 21,2019, 3:36am

    OK we're on /r/motorcycles, could somebody please tell me why that bike suddenly jerked to a stop ? It looked as though it had a wire holding it back. I know it didn't, but the way it snatched to a halt made it look that way.

  • lmac7
    13 points May 21,2019, 1:38am

    Couldn't they find someone with even shorter legs and less strength to try this? what a fucking joke.

  • lonely_pants
    3 points May 21,2019, 6:26am

    This happens to me on flat ground.

  • ClearBluePeace
    3 points May 21,2019, 7:21am

    In NYC, they can’t even manage to impound scooters without crashing them. I’ve seen two incidents reported in the last month.

  • Canisluous1558
    3 points May 21,2019, 10:05am

    Shes probably a loud mouth and has HR saved to her phone. They probably said "sure you can do it go ahead" just to avoid an argument.

  • CeddyCed1993
    3 points May 21,2019, 11:04am

    Yo where is that video of the NYC cop that busted his head on the motorcycle?

  • AndyX2108
    21 points May 21,2019, 2:18am

    I'd get her on tampering with evidence and no insurance on the motorcycle under her name.

  • Linus696
    2 points May 21,2019, 7:24am

    Ahh never change NYPD, never change.

  • RealSkylitPanda
    2 points May 21,2019, 9:19am

    Where was she trying to go anyway? There was another bike in her way. Was she really going to stop on that steep of an incline on a bike that shes obviously too short for?

  • tralphaz43
    2 points May 21,2019, 9:23am

    I used to drive a tow truck for impound. Cops never helped . Always had to get the owner's help impounding them.

  • yenencm
    2 points May 21,2019, 9:47am

    What a dumbass

  • MSOEmemerina
    2 points May 21,2019, 11:56am

    poor bike :(

  • cyclingsocialist
    2 points May 21,2019, 12:15pm

    ACAB

  • badboyjuni
    4 points May 21,2019, 1:53am

    LAWSUIT

  • RIC7203
    4 points May 21,2019, 3:46am

    Crazy, that cop's brother goes to my barber shop and continues to clown her every time we bring it up...

  • gaylord9000
    5 points May 21,2019, 2:20am

    Hey not all cops are incompetent /s

  • google_me_asap
    2 points May 21,2019, 2:32am

    It could’ve been worse

  • BladeRunner2098
    2 points May 21,2019, 9:04am

    The pigs will just say they "found it like that" and not cover the damages. As usual.

  • muffinbears
    2 points May 21,2019, 9:47am

    ooof pigs...

  • wetdog90
    1 points May 21,2019, 8:02am

    There are plenty of people there capable of pushing the bike why the fuck was he riding it.

  • kapbloom
    1 points May 21,2019, 10:24am

    Lads.... she even decided it would be a good idea to rev bomb before starting her short lived journey...

  • O_Dae
    1 points May 21,2019, 10:41am

    Large and in charge

  • robinnumbuh5
    1 points May 21,2019, 11:38am

    Even if she could ride she had no place on that bike. Belt probably scratched the piss out of the tank

  • infernophil
    1 points May 21,2019, 11:39am

    It was at that moment she realized that her inseam was not sufficient for the 32" seat height of the CBR

  • prophetnite
    1 points May 21,2019, 11:53am

    why does everyone think its necessary to get a running start?

  • throwawayaccyaboi223
    1 points May 21,2019, 12:05pm

    This is exactly why we have the progressive licenses in Europe, she was clearly not prepared/ready for the power.

  • Gnardude
    1 points May 21,2019, 12:17pm

    She was lined up straight at the other bike, what even was the plan?

  • islamic_santa
    1 points May 21,2019, 12:23pm

    does anyone know the name of this bike?

  • f0rgottenr3bel
    1 points May 21,2019, 12:36pm

    All things considered, I was expecting worse

  • DylanHK
    1 points May 21,2019, 2:12pm

    This hurts to watch

  • kronaz
    1 points May 21,2019, 2:23pm

    FTP ACAB

  • Pufri
    1 points May 21,2019, 2:25pm

    Why did she put her feet on the pegs...

  • surfingjesus
    1 points May 21,2019, 3:37pm
  • sedisrevir
    1 points May 21,2019, 5:35pm

    Still better than getting it dragged on its side like they did with mine

  • TheObstruction
    1 points May 21,2019, 5:58pm

    I feel like that means you get it back now.

  • Eleven236
    1 points May 21,2019, 6:42pm

    Assholes

  • im_a_lurker_too
    1 points May 21,2019, 6:56pm

    What is it with NY cops and wrecking other people's bikes?

  • AndreiIoan
    1 points May 21,2019, 5:39am

    Lmao

  • fallin2rhythm3
    1 points May 21,2019, 6:33am

    She hit the tow chain attached to the first bike and she panic stopped

  • demtrems
    1 points May 21,2019, 8:41am

    This was far to graphic for me where did you find this? Live leaks by any chance

  • nightintheslammer
    1 points May 21,2019, 9:59am

    God, what a douche! She'd have been more successful if she'd pulled out her gun and ordered that bike up the ramp. Perhaps the bike wouldn't have moved and thus no damage would have been done.

  • loriffic
    1 points May 21,2019, 10:02am

    Fat-bottomed girl likes to ride her bicycle motorcycle, she likes to ride it where she likes.

  • Just_WoW_Things
    1 points May 21,2019, 10:04am

    tax payers money wasted because some asshole was trying to prove herself worthy in front of her colleagues. Fukcing bottom feeding dreg.

  • samwiseganja96
    0 points May 21,2019, 7:52am

    Not a cop here, but I do charity rides for the local police motorcycle clubs. They are all wonderful people, and definitely show a different perspective of police. My only gripe is how quick they are to drink after a ride, and then hop on their bikes and ride home. Don't even understand why charity rides serve alcohol afterwards.

  • Audible_Anarchy
    -1 points May 21,2019, 3:34am

    Police brutality!

  • R011-Jr
    -1 points May 21,2019, 6:29am

    And this is why motorcyclists don't pull over for cops

    Because you get stupid shit like this happening

  • only-truth-here
    -6 points May 21,2019, 3:33am

    Is this embarrassing to cops or women? Or both?

  • Budget_Cardiologist
    0 points May 21,2019, 12:44pm

    These police have no right being on one of these bikes.

  • Gonadzilla
    0 points May 21,2019, 2:02pm

    Looks like the BQE. Fucking retard NYPD.

  • nameisboxcar
    0 points May 21,2019, 2:47pm

    Look, it's a Pig on a Hog.

  • donothump
    0 points May 21,2019, 5:22pm

    too bad bikers in this city did this to themselves.

  • Polkip
    -14 points May 21,2019, 3:40am

    Dumb bitch...

  • Michael_Bezikian
    -8 points May 21,2019, 3:35am

    women are sometimes this and sometimes that

  • DirtyDeezMotorbiker
    -3 points May 21,2019, 6:16am

    That’s why you don’t ride a bike that you can’t stand flat footed on.

  • RogueFart
    -3 points May 21,2019, 10:57am

    Well now you're just putting words in my mouth. I'm just saying, don't get your shit towed, and you won't have to worry about it

  • HondaLover890
    -1 points May 21,2019, 3:14pm

    I fucking hate cops.

  • daveshirgen
    -5 points May 21,2019, 10:25am

    Owners fault yeah?

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Is this normal on a new tire?

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COMMENTS

  • joeverdrive
    17 points May 20,2019, 7:07pm

    I don't know what I'm looking for here but the answer is yes, your tire looks fine. The color will change slightly with heat cycles and stuff. After a track day, they might even turn shiny blue.

    Motorcycle tires actually contain oils and other additives that keep it soft and sometimes those additives can change the color of your tire as they surface or shift. For example, there are antioxidants that turn brown as they surface so your tire looks dirty even though you know no dirt has come in contact with it.

    Road tires like yours are designed to go through many many heat cycles so this is no problem

    EDIT: I zoomed in further and see the droplets you are talking about. That is something wholly different. Probably just some liquid used in the tire mounting process that will vanish after a bit.

  • thisnamehastobefree
    11 points May 20,2019, 7:24pm

    It's a lubricant that also acts to help seal the tyre to the rim. The person who fitted it was just a bit sloppy

  • ratherlargepie
    2 points May 20,2019, 6:59pm

    Doing T clocs. I’m new to owning a bike and these are new tires. Just wondering if this little bit of grease is normal to be coming up the sidewall.

COMMENTS

  • joeverdrive
    17 points May 20,2019, 7:07pm

    I don't know what I'm looking for here but the answer is yes, your tire looks fine. The color will change slightly with heat cycles and stuff. After a track day, they might even turn shiny blue.

    Motorcycle tires actually contain oils and other additives that keep it soft and sometimes those additives can change the color of your tire as they surface or shift. For example, there are antioxidants that turn brown as they surface so your tire looks dirty even though you know no dirt has come in contact with it.

    Road tires like yours are designed to go through many many heat cycles so this is no problem

    EDIT: I zoomed in further and see the droplets you are talking about. That is something wholly different. Probably just some liquid used in the tire mounting process that will vanish after a bit.

  • thisnamehastobefree
    11 points May 20,2019, 7:24pm

    It's a lubricant that also acts to help seal the tyre to the rim. The person who fitted it was just a bit sloppy

  • ratherlargepie
    2 points May 20,2019, 6:59pm

    Doing T clocs. I’m new to owning a bike and these are new tires. Just wondering if this little bit of grease is normal to be coming up the sidewall.

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Be ever vigilant

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COMMENTS

  • CG_Ops
    21 points May 20,2019, 4:53pm

    And people wonder why all motorcyclists act like cars can't see us. Right here we have a perfect example of a car not seeing another car directly in front of him. Couple that with being an impatient putz and, well, here we are....

  • MrMcsuckable
    17 points May 20,2019, 5:03pm

    Certified platinum retard.

  • fastmatt30
    7 points May 20,2019, 5:16pm

    Where was this at?

    Edit: This was in antioch California

  • Relaxredditrockstar
    4 points May 20,2019, 5:07pm

    How do you have a license

  • lvluffin
    4 points May 20,2019, 5:48pm

    i love how they just slammed on their brakes and prayed to jesustakethewheel instead of GETTING BACK IN THEIR GOTFORSAKEN LANE, like hello sir, are you having a stroke?

  • arch_maniac
    1 points May 20,2019, 7:02pm

    Why the hell did he do that?

  • scouterkidd
    1 points May 20,2019, 7:08pm

    Looks like karma flicking his car into the air

  • RyboPops
    1 points May 20,2019, 8:30pm

    The way that it just...boops...into the air is incredibly surreal. I dunno how much an Accent weighs off the top of my head, but I'd guess roughly 2,500lbs. This clip is a good demonstration of the incredible amount of energy there is in an accident like this.

  • 654456
    1 points May 20,2019, 8:35pm

    Please tell me they lost their license over that.

  • rubixsjungle
    1 points May 20,2019, 5:05pm

    Yeet!

  • moration
    0 points May 20,2019, 6:45pm

    Be vigilant and don’t repost.

COMMENTS

  • CG_Ops
    21 points May 20,2019, 4:53pm

    And people wonder why all motorcyclists act like cars can't see us. Right here we have a perfect example of a car not seeing another car directly in front of him. Couple that with being an impatient putz and, well, here we are....

  • MrMcsuckable
    17 points May 20,2019, 5:03pm

    Certified platinum retard.

  • fastmatt30
    7 points May 20,2019, 5:16pm

    Where was this at?

    Edit: This was in antioch California

  • 09RaiderSFCRet
    9 points May 20,2019, 5:45pm

    2 things, first, is it just me or does it seem cars flip over Way to easy these days? And second, the rider did a Great job not being distracted and eased into the gap slowly and stayed safe.

  • Relaxredditrockstar
    4 points May 20,2019, 5:07pm

    How do you have a license

  • lvluffin
    4 points May 20,2019, 5:48pm

    i love how they just slammed on their brakes and prayed to jesustakethewheel instead of GETTING BACK IN THEIR GOTFORSAKEN LANE, like hello sir, are you having a stroke?

  • arch_maniac
    1 points May 20,2019, 7:02pm

    Why the hell did he do that?

  • scouterkidd
    1 points May 20,2019, 7:08pm

    Looks like karma flicking his car into the air

  • RyboPops
    1 points May 20,2019, 8:30pm

    The way that it just...boops...into the air is incredibly surreal. I dunno how much an Accent weighs off the top of my head, but I'd guess roughly 2,500lbs. This clip is a good demonstration of the incredible amount of energy there is in an accident like this.

  • 654456
    1 points May 20,2019, 8:35pm

    Please tell me they lost their license over that.

  • rubixsjungle
    1 points May 20,2019, 5:05pm

    Yeet!

  • moration
    0 points May 20,2019, 6:45pm

    Be vigilant and don’t repost.

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Ducati's official Instagram account liked MV Agusta's Superveloce announcement post. Stuff like this reminds me how great the motorcycle community is.

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COMMENTS

  • Tallsarcasm
    8 points May 19,2019, 1:00pm

    the motorcycle community is fantastic! but that's not the official Instagram account of Ducati. that's a fan page.

  • sarcasticallyabusive
    2 points May 19,2019, 12:55pm

    ducati probably thinks its cute.

  • serenityhays44
    2 points May 19,2019, 6:37pm

    Ducati liked it because they know they are unbeatable at this point, I never wanted a bike more after seeing a 2019 Ducati Multistrada at work the other day and was amazed, I decided to check reviews as the Italians are good at making things look good but be big pieces of KaKA, (Minus my TCX boots which are incredible) all the reviews were outstanding not just good but the best bike they ever rode, I found out they were purchased by VW and the Germans were involved, though I'm not a huge fan of BMW either, but this seemed to be a match made in heaven, all for the low sum of 22 thousand dollars WHAT damn them, $22,000 Damn dollars. just another one of those things I can't have like a relationship with Lauren Mayberry, Jennifer Garner or Rachel Ray. What! she's cute and makes an Amazing burger.

COMMENTS

  • Tallsarcasm
    8 points May 19,2019, 1:00pm

    the motorcycle community is fantastic! but that's not the official Instagram account of Ducati. that's a fan page.

  • sarcasticallyabusive
    2 points May 19,2019, 12:55pm

    ducati probably thinks its cute.

  • serenityhays44
    2 points May 19,2019, 6:37pm

    Ducati liked it because they know they are unbeatable at this point, I never wanted a bike more after seeing a 2019 Ducati Multistrada at work the other day and was amazed, I decided to check reviews as the Italians are good at making things look good but be big pieces of KaKA, (Minus my TCX boots which are incredible) all the reviews were outstanding not just good but the best bike they ever rode, I found out they were purchased by VW and the Germans were involved, though I'm not a huge fan of BMW either, but this seemed to be a match made in heaven, all for the low sum of 22 thousand dollars WHAT damn them, $22,000 Damn dollars. just another one of those things I can't have like a relationship with Lauren Mayberry, Jennifer Garner or Rachel Ray. What! she's cute and makes an Amazing burger.

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Grom was eating fuses like I eat chocolate. Dad and I figured out why...

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Do I need a new chain?

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COMMENTS

  • hierarchyofknees
    20 points May 19,2019, 2:27pm

    Yes.

  • Philip6027
    17 points May 19,2019, 2:36pm

    You need lube!

  • johnnyringo117
    6 points May 19,2019, 3:14pm

    I would agree with other posters on the new chain. Yes, you could lube it up and ride it but for around 100 bucks or so you’re probably better off buying anew one. Rear sprocket teeth still look okay so that’s a good thing. You don’t want to throw a chain while you’re out having fun; sort of ruins your day.

  • CulturalTortoise
    5 points May 19,2019, 3:27pm

    You're going to need a chain brush, chain cleaner and chain lube regardless. So buy them now, try clean it up and if it has no rust on, you should be good.

    Chain brush

    Chain cleaner (this really helps!)

    I've had slight rust on a chain before on one spot, this cleaned it right up. To be completely honest, that chain looks done though. Get a new one to be on the safe side.

  • Specland
    3 points May 19,2019, 3:23pm

    For peace of mind change it - I presume you have an SV 650. Also put a cap on your tyre valve. 👍

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F270776955460

  • arabsandals
    2 points May 19,2019, 7:18pm

    Apply hagfish slime.

  • Hash_Tooth
    5 points May 19,2019, 2:32pm

    Can I have your old one to forge into knives?

    Seriously I'll pay postage.

  • 1800idgaf
    2 points May 19,2019, 2:32pm

    Little bit of chain cleaner and lube and it will look way sexy

  • Sapling_of_Sol
    2 points May 19,2019, 2:33pm

    Background: New rider, first bike (03 SV650). I was aware of the extensive rust on the chain when I bought the bike and planned on replacing it, but im wondering if itd suffice to clean and re-lube it. More pictures here! http://imgur.com/gallery/Tjp3HbW

  • tyghhhfg
    1 points May 19,2019, 4:32pm

    I'd get a new one just for the sake of €100, that chain is the only thing keeping your back wheel turning when you need it. It would suck to throw it overtaking a wagan.

    Get yourself some good lube, I always used this stuff when I had a chain

    https://www.motorcycleshop.ie/castrol-chain-lube-400ml-836-p.asp

  • Mataafa
    1 points May 19,2019, 4:55pm

    As long as there aren't any stiff and kinked links I would clean, lube, and ride it and keep a close eye on it. But there probably are stiff and kinked links.

  • asadjawad
    1 points May 19,2019, 5:13pm

    Is that a suzuki

  • drive2fast
    1 points May 19,2019, 6:09pm

    Check it for free play by lifting it off of the sprocket. Also look at wear on the sprocket teeth.

    If ok, soak for few minutes in solvent and brush aggressively, then evap-o-rust for a day, then gear oil for a day. Then switch to chain wax for lube to seal it up. Bonus points for thinning the gear oil with a little bit of xylene so it gets inside everything.

  • twatwaffIe
    1 points May 19,2019, 8:28pm

    Nah you’re fine. Your left calf serves as a safety device for when it fails; the meaty flesh will absorb most of the energy and prevent further injury to the rest of your body. Until you crash as a result of the chain suddenly turning into a projectile and freeing itself from the confines of your bike. You shall henceforth share the title of ‘breaker of chains’ with that Game of Thrones whore.

    Seriously though - change the chain and sprockets. That’s the most rusty fucking chain I’ve ever seen. Even the Night King couldn’t bring that back to life. I can’t believe these other retards think ‘a bit of lube’ will fix that.

  • stray_r
    1 points May 19,2019, 8:39pm

    Dude, show your ride some respect and use lube. Riding dry isn't good for anyone.

  • clump-o-trees
    1 points May 19,2019, 2:29pm

    Yes. Don't ride again on that chain.

COMMENTS

  • hierarchyofknees
    20 points May 19,2019, 2:27pm

    Yes.

  • Philip6027
    17 points May 19,2019, 2:36pm

    You need lube!

  • johnnyringo117
    6 points May 19,2019, 3:14pm

    I would agree with other posters on the new chain. Yes, you could lube it up and ride it but for around 100 bucks or so you’re probably better off buying anew one. Rear sprocket teeth still look okay so that’s a good thing. You don’t want to throw a chain while you’re out having fun; sort of ruins your day.

  • wonderboy544
    10 points May 19,2019, 2:55pm

    It's hard to tell.The rust might only be surface rust.If the teeth are in good condition and the Chain hasn't been stretched or rustet inside the links, it should be fine.I would try to clean and lube it.

  • CulturalTortoise
    5 points May 19,2019, 3:27pm

    You're going to need a chain brush, chain cleaner and chain lube regardless. So buy them now, try clean it up and if it has no rust on, you should be good.

    Chain brush

    Chain cleaner (this really helps!)

    I've had slight rust on a chain before on one spot, this cleaned it right up. To be completely honest, that chain looks done though. Get a new one to be on the safe side.

  • Specland
    3 points May 19,2019, 3:23pm

    For peace of mind change it - I presume you have an SV 650. Also put a cap on your tyre valve. 👍

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F270776955460

  • arabsandals
    2 points May 19,2019, 7:18pm

    Apply hagfish slime.

  • Hash_Tooth
    5 points May 19,2019, 2:32pm

    Can I have your old one to forge into knives?

    Seriously I'll pay postage.

  • 1800idgaf
    2 points May 19,2019, 2:32pm

    Little bit of chain cleaner and lube and it will look way sexy

  • Sapling_of_Sol
    2 points May 19,2019, 2:33pm

    Background: New rider, first bike (03 SV650). I was aware of the extensive rust on the chain when I bought the bike and planned on replacing it, but im wondering if itd suffice to clean and re-lube it. More pictures here! http://imgur.com/gallery/Tjp3HbW

  • tyghhhfg
    1 points May 19,2019, 4:32pm

    I'd get a new one just for the sake of €100, that chain is the only thing keeping your back wheel turning when you need it. It would suck to throw it overtaking a wagan.

    Get yourself some good lube, I always used this stuff when I had a chain

    https://www.motorcycleshop.ie/castrol-chain-lube-400ml-836-p.asp

  • Mataafa
    1 points May 19,2019, 4:55pm

    As long as there aren't any stiff and kinked links I would clean, lube, and ride it and keep a close eye on it. But there probably are stiff and kinked links.

  • asadjawad
    1 points May 19,2019, 5:13pm

    Is that a suzuki

  • drive2fast
    1 points May 19,2019, 6:09pm

    Check it for free play by lifting it off of the sprocket. Also look at wear on the sprocket teeth.

    If ok, soak for few minutes in solvent and brush aggressively, then evap-o-rust for a day, then gear oil for a day. Then switch to chain wax for lube to seal it up. Bonus points for thinning the gear oil with a little bit of xylene so it gets inside everything.

  • twatwaffIe
    1 points May 19,2019, 8:28pm

    Nah you’re fine. Your left calf serves as a safety device for when it fails; the meaty flesh will absorb most of the energy and prevent further injury to the rest of your body. Until you crash as a result of the chain suddenly turning into a projectile and freeing itself from the confines of your bike. You shall henceforth share the title of ‘breaker of chains’ with that Game of Thrones whore.

    Seriously though - change the chain and sprockets. That’s the most rusty fucking chain I’ve ever seen. Even the Night King couldn’t bring that back to life. I can’t believe these other retards think ‘a bit of lube’ will fix that.

  • stray_r
    1 points May 19,2019, 8:39pm

    Dude, show your ride some respect and use lube. Riding dry isn't good for anyone.

  • clump-o-trees
    1 points May 19,2019, 2:29pm

    Yes. Don't ride again on that chain.

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Got a cool picture of a biker south of Genoa, NV. Taking a shot to see if he is on here.

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COMMENTS

  • ithinkijustthunk
    1 points May 19,2019, 8:12pm

    Not them, but super jealous of that experience.Hope a that pair was grinning the whole time :)

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  • ithinkijustthunk
    1 points May 19,2019, 8:12pm

    Not them, but super jealous of that experience.Hope a that pair was grinning the whole time :)

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This is for all the haters who say bikes are impractical.

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COMMENTS

  • learningforearning
    4 points May 19,2019, 5:28pm

    Yeah but you forgot the dog!!!

  • cas13f
    2 points May 19,2019, 5:28pm

    We think alike, I almost did this today.

    Might have, too, if I didn't also need to fill up several gas cans for lawn equipment.

  • argenthrus
    2 points May 19,2019, 5:58pm

    Motorcyclists think outside the box. I'm proud to be a part of this group.

  • D0p3y3
    2 points May 19,2019, 6:18pm

    Feeding all the strays I see.

  • scootunit
    2 points May 19,2019, 6:23pm

    Go crossways next time. Looks like you covered the brake light.

  • CommenceTheWentz
    2 points May 19,2019, 7:19pm

    Probably makes wheelies easier too

  • engineerrol1
    2 points May 19,2019, 7:30pm
  • stray_r
    2 points May 19,2019, 7:54pm

COMMENTS

  • learningforearning
    4 points May 19,2019, 5:28pm

    Yeah but you forgot the dog!!!

  • cas13f
    2 points May 19,2019, 5:28pm

    We think alike, I almost did this today.

    Might have, too, if I didn't also need to fill up several gas cans for lawn equipment.

  • argenthrus
    2 points May 19,2019, 5:58pm

    Motorcyclists think outside the box. I'm proud to be a part of this group.

  • aZmuh
    2 points May 19,2019, 6:12pm
  • D0p3y3
    2 points May 19,2019, 6:18pm

    Feeding all the strays I see.

  • scootunit
    2 points May 19,2019, 6:23pm

    Go crossways next time. Looks like you covered the brake light.

  • CommenceTheWentz
    2 points May 19,2019, 7:19pm

    Probably makes wheelies easier too

  • engineerrol1
    2 points May 19,2019, 7:30pm
  • stray_r
    2 points May 19,2019, 7:54pm

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Representing at the 2019 Mod Roadshow

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Narrowly outmaneuvered the storm!

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COMMENTS

  • scootunit
    3 points May 19,2019, 7:04pm

    It would be a brutal drenching to ride no front fender in a down pour.

  • JobeX
    1 points May 19,2019, 8:21pm

    That’s a really nice looking bike... paint or vinyl?

  • Luckless_27t
    1 points May 19,2019, 8:26pm

    I love those style bikes.

COMMENTS

  • scootunit
    3 points May 19,2019, 7:04pm

    It would be a brutal drenching to ride no front fender in a down pour.

  • JobeX
    1 points May 19,2019, 8:21pm

    That’s a really nice looking bike... paint or vinyl?

  • Luckless_27t
    1 points May 19,2019, 8:26pm

    I love those style bikes.