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The Life of My CBR1000RR

Gonna try to document the life of my new bike as a thread.

Up until now i've put exactly 143 miles on my bike and it was at 2 miles. The pops drove it home from the dealership and drover it on a few ~10 mile rides. No problems at all up to this point. The first ride was a few miles around a local large parking lot going over some of the skills exercises we used in the MSF course. Built up some confidence and skill at the throttle/brakes/turning and took a ride around some well maintained back roads through the country. Bike was awesome, shifted smooth, accelerated smooth and came to a stop pretty effectively. Put her in the garage and thats when the addiction started. Took 2 rides today for about 60 miles total, all of which were extremely nice in all aspects. Order a Taylormade eliminator kit this afternoon. Hope to get it early next week...
Ill post some pictures of the bike and the projects

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I guess ill talk about a little of my background. I've been riding bicycles since i was 3 years old and always enjoyed riding my BMX on dirt tracks and doing all kinds of stuff on the streets in my old neighborhood. I still ride the bicycle but don't do any stunts or tricks anymore. The basic understanding of the physics while on 2 wheels came quick to me so i think that really helped when learning to ride a motorcycle. MSF instructors swore that i had been riding for a while but i assured him this class was my first time on a bike. Anyways i ended up passing the course with only 2 pts. For going 2 feet to far for the quick stop exercise, but i'm convinced he docked points so nobody got a perfect score. The worst in my class was 18 pts, 3 short of failing and in MHO i wouldn't feel safe around this guy on any motorcycle. After passing the course and getting my bike registered, and insured i took to the school parking lots with the new bike, got the fundamentals down pretty quickly and took a cruise with my father (coach) and i haven't looked back since. The pops has had 9 Harleys in the last 30 years so i consider him a good teacher, and i constantly pick his brain for more info.

I also went ahead and got some Yoshimura case savers just incase the bike tips when i'm working on it or practicing my figure 8's and low speed control skills. Other than that she is completely stock.

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Re: The Life of My CBR1000RR

Also heres my gear to date:

Bell Star Carbon Cerwinske LE

AlpineStar SPS gloves

I still need to find a jacket, debating on either a mesh one as it does get pretty hot here in Memphis, or a leather one that breathes well...Any suggestions??

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Re: The Life of My CBR1000RR

Most leather SUITS 1 piece or 2 piece have air-vents in the arms/shoulders/legs so you shouldn't be too bad. Remember where ever you go ATGATT. All The Gear All The Time

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Most leather SUITS 1 piece or 2 piece have air-vents in the arms/shoulders/legs so you shouldn't be too bad. Remember where ever you go ATGATT. All The Gear All The Time
Awesome Jazzy, appreciate the heads up...I've seen that acronym a couple of times, knew it related to gear but wasn't sure the exact definition. Do you have any preferences or opinions on leather brands, or mesh brands. Also does mesh give you a cooling effect that no leather can duplicate because i really like the safety aspect of leather

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Re: The Life of My CBR1000RR

thats a sick helmet, is this your first motorcycle?

i had an icon daytona retro leather, the one in my picture, it did pretty well here in the texas heat. but i had to wear multiple linens once it hit 36 degrees

stay safe!
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Re: The Life of My CBR1000RR

My advice is buy a perforated leather jacket, top notch protection with some added breathability via the perforations.

I personally prefer alpinestars products.
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thats a sick helmet, is this your first motorcycle?

i had an icon daytona retro leather, the one in my picture, it did pretty well here in the texas heat. but i had to wear multiple linens once it hit 36 degrees

stay safe!
I love the helmet, very comfy and secure. Yes this is my first motorcycle. Your leather in the picture is a one piece correct?? I plan on driving to work a few times every week, how snug is the fit? does it leave room for dress pants and a polo??

Johnny- i was leaning more towards the jacket route as well. I really enjoy the AlpineStar gloves even though they are still getting broken in.

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My advice is buy a perforated leather jacket, top notch protection with some added breathability via the perforations.

I personally prefer alpinestars products.
on the A-Stars And as for the gloves 09GrandRR...mine were a right biatch to break in!

Great now though

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Re: The Life of My CBR1000RR

Leather is best, period (in my always humble opinion). Perforated is the way to go if you're concerned about the heat.

I survived non-perforated while I was in Abu Dhabi, and Memphis cannot compare to that kind of heat and humidity. Going to work in the early morning was OK, but coming home in the evenng required a shower on arrival. I always wore every bit of gear that I had (helmet, jacket, gloves, boots). Only missing the pants, and I think I was wrong to ride without them.
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Re: The Life of My CBR1000RR

Dainese all the way for me, but it suits my build I guess.

All the brands have slightly different cuts, so just go and try them.

Mesh is fine, but leather is the only way I ride.

Dainese 2 piece leathers, Alpinestar gloves, Sidi boots and a Shoei lid
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Awesome guys gonna have to do some searching now, ill get back to the thread with some stuff i find to see what you all think.

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Re: The Life of My CBR1000RR

Just went and picked up the Dainese Laguna Seca leather jacket. Im 5'11 and 170lbs and the size 54 fit best for me...theres a little room for some undergarments when the weather decides to drop

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Re: The Life of My CBR1000RR

Bikes has 253.7 Miles on it since 9/4/2010...getting lots of practice
Also..just ordered a repsol hugger from eBay, stay posted to see how well the colors match and how nice the fit is...hoping it fits as tight as oj's glove

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Re: The Life of My CBR1000RR

does your jacket breathe pretty well?

It does get really hot in this part of the country during the summertime theres nothing good about sweating as soon as the outside air touches your skin.
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