On the Bikers Movement whatsapp chat forum we have some of our everyday motorcycle users. We talk mostly on motorcycle experience related matters from safety gears, wet riding to dry riding, traffic and personal take on our bikes.
Chats from 02/06/2015 to 03/06/2015
02/06/2015 10:37 AM: Jay: Group riding is not 2 safe. Guys always want to keep up. Which makes you not ride safe
02/06/2015 10:40 AM: Mark biker: They shud have agreed on a certain speed to maintain dat way it wud have been a safe ride.....EMC style??
02/06/2015 10:41 AM: Homms biker abj: Ok....good to hear hes ok cha ??????.
One more question, is an indie ?????
02/06/2015 10:43 AM: Kayode ERMC: I beg to disagree. I believe group ridings safer cos u r more visible, and bikers in groups are usually more respected/feared than individual bikers. However, the group shouldn't be too large maybe 5 or six at the most. So 3 guys IMO is a nice group. The m
02/06/2015 10:56 AM: Jay: Most guys don't learn how to ride in a group. We always have the wrong guys in all group rides
02/06/2015 10:56 AM: Jay: You see guys running into each other
02/06/2015 10:57 AM: Jay: You see guys with complex problem thinking riding behind is being weak or not man enough
02/06/2015 10:58 AM: Sheun biker S1000: They no wan carry last ??
02/06/2015 10:58 AM: Homms biker abj: I agree wit boney, to an extent ??. Not feared oo....but more visible. I agree riding with RIGHT ppl. Its very crucial for bikers in a group to be on d same page, riding style & knowledge. Like, dont leave Gaps more dan 2bikes length etc...so as not to a
02/06/2015 10:59 AM: Jay: Yeah so they take risks
02/06/2015 11:01 AM: Jay: Everyone says "I know how to ride in a group". You have to educate people on group rides to be safe with them.
02/06/2015 11:02 AM: Jay: All the weekend crashes where group rides
02/06/2015 11:02 AM: Homms biker abj: If riding more than say five in a grp (for example 8-10 or more) , its advisable to for d RC and Road Lieutenant to know d strength & weeknesses of d riders and group dem in batches. ...of say 3-5per batch....etc...
02/06/2015 11:05 AM: Homms biker abj: I know adrenaline , flex, "I sabi ride oo" , "I no go carry last" tends to creep in ?? wen riding in formation. ....but its doable (ride safely and enjoy) if maturity, concern for ur fellow rider. ...is PARAMOUNT....
Just my .02$ .....??
02/06/2015 11:06 AM: Homms biker abj: For Me....I LOVE riding ??????in Groups...???
02/06/2015 11:07 AM: Jay: ??. Group is fun that's all but not safe. Someone said "you don't come out to ride cos it's safe". Nothing is safe. Just bless God
02/06/2015 11:12 AM: Leye biker: I was in Cotonou 1 - 3 May for the West African Bikers Convergence that held at Grand Popo (close to the Benin / Togo border).
02/06/2015 11:12 AM: Leye biker: Six riders came in from PH 30 April
02/06/2015 11:12 AM: Leye biker: The seven of us rolled out 1 May to Seme
02/06/2015 11:12 AM: Leye biker: Smooth ride
02/06/2015 11:13 AM: Leye biker: No issues (thankfully)
02/06/2015 11:14 AM: Jay: Yeah
02/06/2015 11:16 AM: Jay: That's HRMC. most have been educated and corrected from so many of their group rides.
02/06/2015 11:16 AM: Jay: To be in a club is good
02/06/2015 11:17 AM: Leye biker: 2 May about 14 of us rode to Lome from Benin
02/06/2015 11:17 AM: Leye biker: Again, no issues
02/06/2015 11:17 AM: Leye biker: Last weekend again, 4 of us rode to Lome and returned Sunday
02/06/2015 11:17 AM: Leye biker: Again, no accident issues
02/06/2015 11:17 AM: Jay: You too like grove. Haba
02/06/2015 11:18 AM: Leye biker: Bottom line, for me, for group riding - you must all be of like mind.
02/06/2015 11:18 AM: Leye biker: There were better and faster riders in the group
02/06/2015 11:18 AM: Leye biker: But they put their skill level aside and chose to ride at the speed of the weakest person in the group
02/06/2015 11:19 AM: Mark biker: @Jay I was with Kaj on that ride but no formation was discussed since we were 3 dat rode to the island
02/06/2015 11:19 AM: Leye biker: The rules of the ride are simple - always make sure you see the light of whoever is behind you in your mirror
02/06/2015 11:20 AM: Leye biker: If you don't see the light for a while, you stop
02/06/2015 11:20 AM: Mark biker: Though wasn't a bad ride to the island then later before we decided to move out one of the biker had left 30mins earlier
02/06/2015 11:22 AM: Mark biker: So it left us two....so as u said about bikers not wanting to be behind like it's weakness....the other biker zoomed away like it was Isle of Man TT
02/06/2015 11:24 AM: Leye biker: I think one question we need to answer is this - why am I riding? If this answer is "to impress", then such a person will find it difficult to fit into group riding.
02/06/2015 11:24 AM: Leye biker: We will never be on the same skill level and it takes time for confidence to grow.
02/06/2015 11:25 AM: Mark biker: U gat dat right @Adeleye
02/06/2015 11:26 AM: Micheal imomoh biker: I tell people to ride their ride
02/06/2015 11:27 AM: Micheal imomoh biker: If you are a slow rider, do not impress anyone and begin to do what you don't normally do
02/06/2015 11:27 AM: Mark biker: @Jay can testify to some of our rides....if the group knows what they doing there cud be formation of Slow and Fast riders....not that the fast riders will zoom away but they understand the rhythm
02/06/2015 11:27 AM: Micheal imomoh biker: Afterall "the greatest riders are alive"
02/06/2015 11:27 AM: Jay: Yeah every one has a point
02/06/2015 11:28 AM: Leye biker: @Fotobiker: that's one of the 1st things I learnt too: ride your ride! From a book titled Proficient Motorcycling by David L. Hough
02/06/2015 11:30 AM: Leye biker: @Jay: is there anyway I can share the book for others to read? It's bulky though. 14MB
02/06/2015 11:30 AM: Jay: It was a good ride with EMC @mark.
02/06/2015 11:31 AM: Jay: Bros bikers don't read or study again. Pride has taken them.
02/06/2015 11:32 AM: Micheal imomoh biker: I will like to read the book
02/06/2015 11:32 AM: Micheal imomoh biker: Says who @Jay
02/06/2015 11:32 AM: Sheun biker S1000: Book can be bought from metallic horses
02/06/2015 11:32 AM: Leye biker: @Fotobiker: inbox me your email. I will send it using fileconvoy (similar to dropbox)
02/06/2015 11:33 AM: Leye biker: You could even google the author
02/06/2015 11:33 AM: Leye biker: David L. Hough
02/06/2015 11:33 AM: Leye biker: He's probably been riding before a lot of us were born
02/06/2015 11:33 AM: Sheun biker S1000: There are also lessons on California super bike school YouTube website.
02/06/2015 11:33 AM: Jay: Foto I like to learn but the set of bikers we have this days or funny.
02/06/2015 11:33 AM: Micheal imomoh biker: firstname.lastname@example.org
02/06/2015 11:33 AM: Leye biker: Who knows about the Hurt Report?
02/06/2015 11:34 AM: Jay: When you tell them to increase their biking knowledge for safety that will take it as an insult
02/06/2015 11:34 AM: Jay: *they
02/06/2015 11:35 AM: Jay: I have been riding for 100 years ??
02/06/2015 11:35 AM: Sheun biker S1000: Jay you don't have to tell anyone who values their life
02/06/2015 11:38 AM: Leye biker: Who knows about the Hurt Report?
02/06/2015 11:38 AM: Sheun biker S1000: Don't know. What is it?
02/06/2015 11:41 AM: Mark biker: Lmao!!! Riding for 100 years????
02/06/2015 11:41 AM: Jay: Make I Google am ??
02/06/2015 11:42 AM: Jay: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurt_Report
02/06/2015 11:42 AM: Homms biker abj: email@example.com
02/06/2015 11:43 AM: Jay: Nice
02/06/2015 11:43 AM: Jay: Will read on it
02/06/2015 12:34 PM: Attaka: Nice one guys. I have been complaining for years. Many of us are riding the wrong bikes for the wrong reasons with the wrong people.
02/06/2015 01:02 PM: Kayode ERMC: ?? Attaka
02/06/2015 01:03 PM: Kayode ERMC: Still don't know why peeps commute with 1000cc sport bike. But then what do I know, am a learner.
02/06/2015 01:07 PM: Leye biker: @Boney: the answer to that is simple - liking, preference or choice.
I learnt to ride last year April and started with a sports bike, a Kawasaki ZZR 600. It became clear not too long afterwards that a sports bike wasn't it for me. So I switched to a Yamaha
02/06/2015 01:48 PM: Homms biker abj: I also blv it has to do wif ur base/location....upright is , IMHO, most appropriate for lag for example. ...with d crazy congestion. ...lived in lag for 20odd yrs ....n road there two...had a VFR den....and I was batlling...lol. cant imagine being wit a sp
02/06/2015 02:09 PM: Attaka: A Viffer is even better. People are riding 1 liter sportbikes Gixxer and R1 to work.
02/06/2015 02:27 PM: Bosun Biker: I rode an R1 , fireblade and busa to work over the course of about 8 yrs everyday
02/06/2015 02:27 PM: Bosun Biker: I guess it just depends on the individual
02/06/2015 02:27 PM: Bosun Biker: I had no issues with it....
02/06/2015 02:27 PM: Bosun Biker: I ride a GS now not because of the ride position, yes it is more
comfy, but because of its terrain eating capabilities
02/06/2015 02:28 PM: Sheun biker S1000: Ride an S1k to work and it suits me just fine.
02/06/2015 02:31 PM: Jay: ??
02/06/2015 03:15 PM: Homms biker abj: Uno too de chop kpomo be dat ??
02/06/2015 03:24 PM: Kayode ERMC: Had a katana once. Changed the rear tire before I started riding the bike from the recommended 150/70 to 170/60 cos of the size and beauty. The tyre performed really well. When i was gonna change the tyre again, I decided to use the 150/70 cos of some read
02/06/2015 03:50 PM: Sheun biker S1000: lol @ da homms.
02/06/2015 04:09 PM: Attaka: Bosun, what was your route during those years?
02/06/2015 04:19 PM: Bosun Biker: Agungi - Victoria Island. Agungi - Marina . Agungi - Surulere
02/06/2015 04:20 PM: Bosun Biker: Also once in a while I would ride across Lagos. Ikeja , Yaba, ikoyi, Surulere etc depending on work
02/06/2015 04:28 PM: Attaka: Hmmm....and you no turn hunchback? ??
02/06/2015 04:28 PM: Mark biker: Streetbike is the way for everyday commuting.....been riding 8yrs and I can say Streetbikes are just beautiful for the job??
02/06/2015 04:30 PM: Attaka: I've never owned a sportbike. Not sure they are appropriate for commuting. Actually the best bike is too ugly. Honda XR650L
02/06/2015 04:30 PM: Mark biker: By the way if u stay on the island....riding those kinda S1k and gixxer....then u won't feel the pains as those who will ride from Egbeda to the island.....nobody go tell u to park the sports and do upright bikes??
02/06/2015 04:31 PM: Bosun Biker: Lol... @Mark 10
02/06/2015 04:31 PM: Attaka: Started with a CB400, another CB400, VFR 800, CB919,CBF600, VFR800 and CBF1000 (an ungainly beast)
02/06/2015 04:31 PM: Bosun Biker: Attaka my back flexible well well
02/06/2015 04:32 PM: Attaka: I dey eye those mountain bikes but....
02/06/2015 04:43 PM: Sheun biker S1000: Lol @ Mark 10. My route no bad oh so I no dey too feel am.
02/06/2015 04:45 PM: Sheun biker S1000: It's definitely an individual thing. Street bikes aren't for me
02/06/2015 04:50 PM: Kayode ERMC: Attaka pls what do u mean by ungainly beast?
02/06/2015 05:02 PM: Kayode ERMC: Attaka in ur opinion, Is it a good by to ride or not. Mk I no weda to comot am from my list?
02/06/2015 05:06 PM: Attaka: CBF1000 is heavy and has a long wheelbase. The 600 has less power and is much easier to ride in traffic.
02/06/2015 05:08 PM: Attaka: Come and ride mine then decide. I like the power delivery I go into 6th gear at 50km/h so the bike never heats up much.
02/06/2015 05:08 PM: Kayode ERMC: Thanx Bro. I see what u mean
02/06/2015 05:09 PM: Kayode ERMC: 6th gear at 50kn/hr?? Is that good for a bike
02/06/2015 05:10 PM: Kayode ERMC: Av always been wondering high revvs or low revvs which is better. Still reading up on this and can't yet conclude. Any ideas my people.
02/06/2015 05:13 PM: Sheun biker S1000: Depends on the bike I think. Sports bikes definitely high revs. Streets & cruisers low revs
02/06/2015 05:13 PM: Attaka: What will it do to the bike? Frighten it?
02/06/2015 05:14 PM: Attaka: Street bikes develop power at much lower revs.
02/06/2015 05:15 PM: Attaka: Never pass 5,000 rpm unless I'm in 6th gear. Where I dey run go?
02/06/2015 05:22 PM: Bosun Biker: It depends on the power curve of bike
02/06/2015 05:23 PM: Bosun Biker: Long and short is that some bikes develop enough power at low revs to drag it from rest or very low speed in any gear
02/06/2015 05:24 PM: Bosun Biker: Typical example are litre sports bikes with clutch you can move from stop at btw 3 -4 gear
02/06/2015 05:24 PM: Mark biker: Remember some of these Streetbikes derive their engine from the sport series.....they are only tuned down
02/06/2015 05:25 PM: Bosun Biker: Very few bikes can do this. I don't recommend this btw
02/06/2015 05:25 PM: Bosun Biker: But in everyday use the advantage is that you need to gear down much less when riding a bike with a lot of low end grunt
02/06/2015 05:31 PM: Attaka: Yup!! Both my CB919 and CBF1000 are detuned Fireblade engines.
02/06/2015 05:32 PM: Mark biker: ??
02/06/2015 08:26 PM: Inyang: Attaka. Thanks for your confession
02/06/2015 08:40 PM: Bosun Biker: Which of them
02/06/2015 08:42 PM: Inyang: Not riding a sportbike
02/06/2015 08:42 PM: Inyang: Depending on rider. You can commute on anything
02/06/2015 08:43 PM: Inyang: I used a 2 stroke MX race bike for 2 years as a commuting tool.
02/06/2015 08:43 PM: Inyang: Did not even know it was a race bike till later
02/06/2015 08:45 PM: Bosun Biker: Must have deafed you ..
02/06/2015 08:49 PM: Inyang: Apart from breaking down every other day!
02/06/2015 08:50 PM: Bosun Biker: Kol
02/06/2015 08:50 PM: Bosun Biker: Lol
02/06/2015 08:50 PM: Bosun Biker: Na eem you take learn mechanic work
02/06/2015 11:56 PM: Attaka: Permanenting and tins.
02/06/2015 11:58 PM: Attaka: Massa, detuned blade engine in a streetbike makes more sense for commuting than a liter track bike or race replica. Especially at our age ??
03/06/2015 12:03 AM: Inyang: Nothing wrong with using a race replica if you can handle it
03/06/2015 12:03 AM: Inyang: Emphasis on handle it
03/06/2015 08:21 AM: Sheun biker S1000: http://www.10news.com/news/1m-bail-for-woman-accused-of-road-rage-killing
03/06/2015 09:38 AM: Mark biker: Ah!??
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