Re: New Rider! Any advice on a 91 CBR 600?
like these guys said make sure you get all your protective gear first. just get out and ride as much as you can, only way to really gain experience and confidence. seeing as the bike is used i would inspect and replace if needed, brake pads, brake lines, change the oil and filters. also i would see if any of your friends or a local bike shop can help you set your suspension sag to make sure your setup is at least closer to what is good for your weight. most used bikes will need some suspension work to be perfect for the new riders weight range.
maintenance and your own learning curve should be your main concern. its a good idea to spend time talking with experienced riders. one of the most common mistakes i see with new riders is where they ride in relation to the road. some free advice, stay out of the center of the lane. reason it is so dark, its an oil slick. drives me batty when i see bikes in the center of the lane. always try to make sure you have a way out in traffic should things get crazy