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I checked around, and there's nothing in my area :(

Just clubs that are oriented towards either types of bikes : choppers or sports

Or based on the region you are in (usually you get 3 choppers for 1 sporty ratio)
 

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Yeah, we have one in Michigan called the Dingleberry Riders. ;D

When I get home I'll post up some old pic's and video from some of our adventures.

Anyone here want to become a Dingleberry? ;)
 

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Super Sneaky Steve said:
Yeah, we have one in Michigan called the Dingleberry Riders. ;D

When I get home I'll post up some old pic's and video from some of our adventures.

Anyone here want to become a Dingleberry? ;)
ummm, naaah.

I ride with sportbike guys.
guess you can call it a sort of club, i started hangin out at a shop my friend owns, now we all ride together
 

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Looked everywhere too, nothing. Wierd huh?
well, when I mention that I have a motorcycle, you can see the sparks in peoples eyes.

But when I answer their question about how big it is, they actually look down on me..

I guess that around here, only size matters...

I often get the comment that this is exclusively a girl bike.. I didn't knew you had to be a female to appreciate agility.. ;)

So with all that, I'm not surprised that ex500 represents a fraction of percentage here..

To image this, I went to a motorcycle gathering last summer, there were over 5000 machines there, I spotted as many Honda Rune than ex500/ninja500..
 

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girls bike? BS

i fairly recently started doing canyons, about the second time we (three other guys i ride with, 2 600's and a liter) went out on a brisk mountain road. my friends shane and sean, who ride an R1 and cbr600rr respectively take off and end up waiting up for me for about 2 mens when they got across the mountain.

now, my third friend, Var, he rides an '06 636. I SMOKED him on this run, with my '89 500, after i got to shane and sean, we had to wait another 2 mins for var to catch up.

my point is, sure bike size does help, a lot, speed, and i guess weight-wise, but in the end it is always up to the rider to make the most out of his or her ride.

I bet if i were to get on eitehr shanes R1, and seans cbr6, and they were to take up my 500, assuming i would make it from point A to B without flying off the edge of a canyon, they would win with the same gap.All about skill, Im practicing, and slowly narrowing the gap.
 

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hollywood said:
Only someone who has never riden an ex would say
something as tacky as a 500 being a girl bike.
Some of the more calculated, "balls to the wall" track guys I know (one is retired) track the ex500 and are really something to watch. I work with a guy that built a ex500 (custom frame) years ago... and to this day the bike still ends up winning AFM races (different riders of course, as it has changed hands quite a few times.)
 

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I whole-heartedly agree with both statements. And I checked
there is no such thing as the Dingleberries of Michigan
 

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I don't doubt the ex is a great machine, heck, that's why I had 2 of them so far..

It's just that I think that mentality of only size matters is outdated.

On the other hand, it's priceless to get one of these Harley guys try to smoke you at a light when they see the 500 tag on my machine and then, before they take their feets off the ground, you're already cruising at 50km/h (the limit) 2 lights ahead..

To me handling is better than raw power, especially in town, since I commute a lot on the Montreal island. You should see the size of the potholes ... They are Gi-normous (gigantic, enormous all at the same time :eek:) I'll try to get some picts next season ;)
 

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I don't doubt the ex is a great machine, heck, that's why I had 2 of them so far..

It's just that I think that mentality of only size matters is outdated.

On the other hand, it's priceless to get one of these Harley guys try to smoke you at a light when they see the 500 tag on my machine and then, before they take their feets off the ground, you're already cruising at 50km/h (the limit) 2 lights ahead..

To me handling is better than raw power, especially in town, since I commute a lot on the Montreal island. You should see the size of the potholes ... They are Gi-normous (gigantic, enormous all at the same time :eek:) I'll try to get some picts next season ;)
err, i was saying BS at the people who said that, not at you saying that you think that
 

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err, i was saying BS at the people who said that, not at you saying that you think that
No worries AntiAndy, I understood correctly the first time, I just have a lot (way too much) to talk about. ;)
 

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I rarely get any kind of negative reaction on my bike from anyone. A lot of riders I know that ride Gixxers and CBR's say it's a good bike - and it is. I ride with sport bike guys all the time and I never feel like I'm lagging or anything.
 
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Sometimes I get the whole "It's great bike to learn on because you have to overcome some design shortcomings..." due to 'squishy' frame. I love the fact I con do all my own maintenance, fill up the tank for under $10, and insurance is only $170/yr!
 

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hollywood said:
I whole-heartedly agree with both statements. And I checked
there is no such thing as the Dingleberries of Michigan
Who did you check with? Yes I do exist. So do the other michigan EX riders. We ride we call ourselves what we want and we don't need anyones permission to do so.

If there is some official governing body they can kiss my butt (insert middle finger here) ;D
 

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Who did you check with? Yes I do exist. So do the other michigan EX riders. We ride we call ourselves what we want and we don't need anyones permission to do so.

If there is some official governing body they can kiss my butt (insert middle finger here) ;D
Having seen photos (and maybe a video), I can verify that there is indeed a group of Michigan riders, Steve being one of them. And, for the record, Steve is the biggest Dingleberry on the forum.
 

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Last time someone looked down on my 500 I just told them that I needed a smaller engine to leave room for my weiner, and that maybe one day they wouldn't need to compensate.

Maybe it wasn't in those exact words, but this IS a public forum, after all. :D
 

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Nick D said:
Last time someone looked down on my 500 I just told them that I needed a smaller engine to leave room for my weiner, and that maybe one day they wouldn't need to compensate.
I defenately need to remember this one ! ;D
 
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