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    Registered User Array cyclestarter's Avatar
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    Us Newbies need the teminology!

    Hey wise-ones!...

    We new riders need the explanations for all the lingo used on the boards. With that said, anyone that's got any terms, slang words or phrases, post'em so we greener cycle fans can pick it up a little faster than we are right now!

    thanks
    Chris

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    Hy_side
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    Cage - Anything that's a encloses passengers (cars, vans, trucks, etc,...)
    Squid - Squirrely Kid. A kid that's got more nuts to show than anything else.
    High side - Losing grip on the rear wheel, then letting your bike slide sideways a bit, then suddenly grabbing grip abruptly again throwing the rider high over his bike.
    Low side - Losing grip on the rear wheel, the keep sliding sideways till you fall over.
    Tank slapper - Hitting something hard or not landing properly with the front wheels, causing the handlebars to oscillate uncontrollably denting the shit out of your gas tank.
    Head shake - Same as above except not as severe.
    Wheelie - Riding on your back wheel with front wheel up in air.
    Stoppie - Riding on your front wheel with rear wheel up in air.
    Lay down bike - When you fuck up and the bike gets tossed on the ground.

    Hmmm, what else?

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    pillion - motorcycle passenger
    road rash - scrapes on skin from falling off a bike
    sweeper - the last person on group rides
    target fixation - your bike going where you look (not necessarily a good thing)
    hog/hawg - Harley Davidson motorcycle
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    Fuktards..
    Last edited by Good old Pete; 04-04-2009 at 09:05 PM.
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    Antares
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    = Welcome to BCSB!!!
    muthafucka!!! = you, to Crabalocker; do not take offense
    slipping or feathering the clutch = keeping the clutch only partly engaged to smoothly control power delivery
    blipping the throttle = small, quick twists of the throttle to bring up the revs
    trail braking = braking when you're already leaned into a turn
    "where you look is where you go" = Action mantra; do NOT stare at the ground two feet in front of your front tire, and do NOT stare straight ahead at the ditch when you are trying to turn unless you want to end up in it, and do NOT stare at the brick wall unless you want to hit it (see "target fixation" above)
    counterbalancing = slow speed steering technique, allowing the bike to move underneath you while you lean in the direction opposite to the turn (Action grads who had Chris may remember this as "the stinky diaper")
    countersteering = push right on bars, go right; push left, go left
    dragging knee = when the rider is leaned far enough over in a turn to put his knee down on the road/track (recommended on track only)
    dragging elbow =
    litre bike = any sportbike with 1000cc of displacement
    starter bike = NOT a litre bike
    gixxer = Suzuki GSX-R
    G1K = GSX-R1000
    fizzer = Yamaha FZR
    can 'o' tuna = Suzuki Katana
    bitch pad = passenger seat
    two-up = as in "riding two-up", taking a passenger
    motard = dirt bike modded for street use
    pocket bike = small, fully operational scale model of a sportbike; will inflict more pain than you'd think
    track slut = bike that gets beaten up at the race track
    buns = tires
    bun warmers = tire warmers
    race takeoffs = used tires with some life left in em but no longer safe for the track, may be purchased for street use (bonus PVP!!!)
    chicken strips = the edges of the tires where the wax coating is not yet worn off; you may be regarded as "chicken" for not leaning hard enough to be rid of them
    R1's is fast, sucka! = R1's are speedy, my friend.
    Starbucks on Robson = 1000 PVP!
    rub = Rich Urban Biker
    stunnin = stunting
    stunna = stunter
    burnout = spinning rear tire against the asphalt to create smoke
    rolling burnout = a burnout that travels
    balance point = the angle at which a bike requires neither brake nor throttle to remain upright
    12 o'clock = when the bike is perpendicular to the ground during a wheelie
    looping = when the bike goes past balance point unchecked and falls over backwards
    wheelie bar = ugly steel bar bolted/welded onto subframe as a precaution against looping
    scraping = scraping the tailsection or wheelie bar while doing a 12 o'clock wheelie
    clutch wheelie = a wheelie that is acheived by pulling in the clutch, bringing up the revs, and letting out the clutch swiftly and smoothly, pulling the bike up
    power wheelie = a wheelie that is acheived by wrenching on the throttle (usually in a low gear), sometimes aided by bouncing the front wheel
    torpedo wheelie = a wheelie that is suspended by acceleration (usually at high speeds), will come down as soon as revs run out
    circle wheelie = a slow wheelie at balance point that can be turned in a tight circle
    highchair wheelie = a wheelie where the rider sits on the tank (with legs over the windscreen) instead of on the seat
    endo = aka "rolling stoppie", a stoppie that hits balance point and can therefore travel for much longer distances before coming down
    frame sliders = delrin or titanium spools that bolt onto a bike's frame and stick out in order to protect the frame and fairings in the event of a laydown or lowside
    "rubber side down" = "shiny side up"
    getoff = crash
    the rhubarb = trouble... the rubber side is not down
    road crayon = someone who slides down the road without gear, leaving a trail of smeared blood and flesh
    gear nazis = well-meaning folks who preach the necessity of wearing proper gear, whether or not others want to hear it.
    tire biter = girl who goes after guys with hot cars or bikes
    race queen = girl who wears platform heels and tight vinyl clothing with sponsor logos/team names at races
    umbrella girl = see above, holds umbrellas over racers to keep them out of the sun
    "The Doctor" = Valentino Rossi
    backing it in = sliding out the rear tire on purpose in a corner, the way motocross and flat track riders do; far more difficult on concrete
    lane splitting = riding between lanes of cars, or down the shoulder of the highway; currently illegal in Canada and most states
    leathers = leather jackets/pants/suits
    textiles = gear made from cordura or kevlar
    lid/bucket = helmet
    "WHAT?! HUH?" = "I've been cruising at freeway speeds for the past three hours while wearing a cheap/ill-fitting helmet and all I can hear is *ringing*"

    Some members you may meet:

    adamantium = he pwns this place, so be nice to him
    Tee Tee = if you EVER have a mech question, ask him first
    flying busa = newb friendly, BCSB's very own ambassador of biking

    You've been warned:
    Rearwheelrider = if BCSB was a village...
    Saturnin, DNAspark99 = most likely to end up on your Ignore List
    Dalton = he hurts feelings

    Local crews:
    eXtreme Riders = they drink a lot and stunt a lot, in that order; see Rock the 40oz
    Team Roti = you ain't seen nuthin til you see a commercial airliner wheelying down the runway

    I'll add more as I think of them.
    Last edited by Antares; 03-09-2005 at 07:10 AM.

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    Crabalocker
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    Steering Head - When you use her ears as little handlebars.

    Preload - The substance that lubricates your urethra before you finish.

    CCT - The Closed Circuit Television that monitors the cameras in your bedroom closet.

    Tranny - A man who chooses to dress like a woman. (Click here)

    Bar-riser - A female who can make you Push cloth just with a look.

    Bolt-on - A pretend phallus that attaches to your body.

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    two wheels Array tab's Avatar
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    um...is it a good idea for newbs to 'know' stunting lingo

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    Antares
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    Quote Originally Posted by tab
    um...is it a good idea for newbs to 'know' stunting lingo
    Oh, because they wouldn't have figured it out eventually?

    Of course not. We should delete the stunt forum, and lock all the threads with wheelie vids, maybe it's not too late! If knowing what it's called when one of the wheels isn't touching the ground is that bad, then good gracious, we're all going to hell in a fucking handbasket when one of these newbs sees what it LOOKS like. Heaven forbid that bad horrible people like me should exert their evil influence over these poor, impressionable idiots. For their own safety, we should staple cards that read "I'M A STUPID CHILD" to their foreheads.

    I guess some of us felt that letting the new members in on common sportbike slang and terminology might make them feel more welcome. I remember how dumb I felt when I had to ask what a "gixxer" was.

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    [QUOTE=Antares]
    Starbucks on Robson = 1000 PVP!


    is it down to 1000 these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hy_side
    Cage - Anything that's a encloses passengers (cars, vans, trucks, etc,...)
    Squid - Squirrely Kid. A kid that's got more nuts to show than anything else.
    High side - Losing grip on the rear wheel, then letting your bike slide sideways a bit, then suddenly grabbing grip abruptly again throwing the rider high over his bike.
    Low side - Losing grip on the rear wheel, the keep sliding sideways till you fall over.
    Tank slapper - Hitting something hard or not landing properly with the front wheels, causing the handlebars to oscillate uncontrollably denting the shit out of your gas tank.
    Head shake - Same as above except not as severe.
    Wheelie - Riding on your back wheel with front wheel up in air.
    Stoppie - Riding on your front wheel with rear wheel up in air.
    Lay down bike - When you fuck up and the bike gets tossed on the ground.

    Hmmm, what else?
    I thought a "squid" was someone riding without gear...

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    Teminology = terminology.
    Reformatted to fit your screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antares
    R1's is fast, sucka! = R1's are speedy, my friend.

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    bitch pad = passenger seat
    huh...thought it was called a pussy pad

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