Hey guys, I've been browsing these forums (though usually in the F4 section) for the past few weeks because I was looking at making my FIRST EVER MOTORCYCLE PURCHASE
Anyways, have I got a story for you! (I'm also looking for a bit of advice, so if you just want to hear my pleas then skip to the last paragraph).
Some background on me: I'm 19, a bartender, training to be an RCMP Officer, and most importantly I was looking to buy my first bike (privately off Craigslist of course). So I find this listing for this MINT CONDITION 1999 CBR 600. I look at it, looks nice. Me and the seller go back and forth, I get him down to a lowly 1700, he drops it off, we transfer papers, all is well.
Until I look up the VIN. I hadn't done this prior because the previous owner is a welder by trade and has owned and restored several bikes, done a tune up on this one, and insisted it had been garage stored most of it's life (only 30,00km on it). You may call me stupid for trusting him, but I did. So anyways, I look up the VIN... and as it would turn out it's NOT a '99 600 F4 BUT A '98 CBR 900RR FIREBLADE. I couldn't tell the cosmetic difference being a newbie, and I couldn't compare the difference in size having only sat on a 250cc before.
So that's my story. Now I have this 900RR that I need to do some oil and coolant changes on, and no idea how to ride it/what to expect. I took it round the block and hit 70km/h in first gear...
I digress. My point is, any pointers for learning to ride this beast? Also, what coolant and oil should I use in it? I'm interested in motors but not particularly learned, specifically when it comes to motorcycles. Help a brother out
I'm a very level headed individual and I'm also extraordinarily aware of my own mortality, particularly now that I have a 900cc bike...
Just wanted to introduce myself, say hi and that I'll be around for a while (hopefully
), and ask for any pointers! I'll be riding this mother****er like a grandmother for the next month I'm sure.