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post #16 of 107 Old 07-04-2011, 9:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Young inexperienced rider

I just had one of the best reads of my life, some great advise that actually make sense.
Things i learnt:
1- Sensitive on throttle and clutch
2- heavy and hard to handle, but most forgiving in the category of litre bikes
3- 3x (the power of a 250)
4- no matter what your age is, if you are responsible, yes u can have a clean record and a good career.

Things that i will do to make things better:
1- Get sum training, ( in the area that i live, motorcycle deaths are 37% higher than this time last year so council is offering a free motorcycle safety course for all the riders in the area)
2- Get advanced superbike training
3- I have already bought the full gear (head to toe)
4- i will try and set "gear change warning light" on 6000 rpm, so it will flash as i get to 6000 rpm and not exceed it!
5- Always be responsible and only go to my ability.
6- Read books about it.

7- Thank you guys, for sharing your stories and advises here, as it has made a huge difference in my perspective of the bike that i have.

Ride safe

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Don't believe me? We'll I've got a liter bike and i'm not dead yet after 3,000 miles. Around Houston Texas no less. That should be some testament as to how careful I am!
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Don't believe me? We'll I've got a liter bike and i'm not dead yet after 3,000 miles. Around Houston Texas no less. That should be some testament as to how careful I am!

That means almost nothing, I have 4500 under my belt and still have plenty of learning to do about riding, none the less my 900 after I rebuild it to fresh. Had a bird fly out and smack me in the head at 80, left me dizzy in the middle of a on ramp. Never know whats gonna happen, just be safe and take your time to learn
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Re: Young inexperienced rider

I'll be the first to admit that 3,000 miles isn't much and that I'm not a great rider. I would get destroyed on a track. But I've gone 3,000 miles without my liter bike getting me into trouble. I've got enough sense not to do 120 on a public road like most kids my age would. If you don't get on the bike hard, its really no more dangerous than any other motorcycle. I just get tired of people assuming that because I'm young I'm incompetent and can't do anything correctly. It really pisses you off when nobody has any faith in you. I've got way to much to live for to screw it all up being stupid on my bike. And besides, those plastics are way to expensive to be scratching up.

As for the bird incident, sorry to hear that. It doesn't matter how experienced you are, there is always a risk of something like that happening. Where I live its all the idiotic other drivers you really have to watch for. Traffic around Houston is the worse I've seen anywhere. I'll be doing 80 on the 65 mph interstate going with the flow and be getting repeatedly past by cars going 100mph plus. Then five minutes later you'll be at a dead stop while they remove the bodies from the road. I honestly cannot wait to get away from Houston and move north to college...
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Neither 3000 or 4500 miles is anything significant IMHO. I have a mate who has been riding significantly longer than I have been alive (he's 64) and is still learning. There is always more to learn.
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I'm glad I had my 600 for a couple of years before the litre bike.

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Don't believe me? We'll I've got a liter bike and i'm not dead yet after 3,000 miles. Around Houston Texas no less. That should be some testament as to how careful I am!
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Re: Young inexperienced rider

Start slow and train yourself in a parking lot from time to time. Try to figure out what you can do with the bike. Check if your breaking and cornering is sound taking into consideration and assuming that your clutch control is good already.

I was young one many many moons ago and know how tempting it is to open it up and go fast.

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No you were putting me to sleep
Oh! Well I'd rather be boring then dead.

on the parking lot idea. That'll let you get a feel for your bike in a controlled environment rather than at 75mph in a curve! If your like me, the clutch and brakes were the two most different things, so getting used to those before hitting the road would be helpful. Just make sure you get an empty parking lot
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Re: Young inexperienced rider

a buddy of mine just got a 08 r6 and he already thinks its too slow for him after 150 mi of riding for the first time. Needless to say i stay away from him when we ride. I had a 07 zx6r for 4yrs and now have a 954rr and to tell u the truth this blade is more snappier in every gear unlike my 6r and i cant even imagine a 07 1000rr after u have only ridden a 250 for 5mo and not to mention you wrecked it!
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I am a 19 years old kid with desire to go fast.
Based on that line alone. You should have gotten a 600.

I'm with MTXMUGEN put the 1000 away and ride a 600 for 8 - 12 months. Going from a 250 to a 1000 is almost like going from nothing to a 1000.
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Re: Young inexperienced rider

Im 20 and just got my first street bike 2-3 weeks ago (1997 Honda BlackBird 1100xx). only experience i have is the trails. been rideing four wheelers and dirtbikes since i was knee high on a pw-50. i was rideing and still rideing a yz250f which i race. let me tell you HAHAHA the power is so dang wicked nothing to compair. NUMBER ONE THING!!!!!! respect the bike you have to respect the machene if you dont it will kill you. but since i got mine have put 4k miles on it at the most 3 weeks of ownership. Just take it easy tho and youll be alright if ur confident in your self and you know how. just always be on your game. nobody in this world is thinking of others they are just going to point A to point B. and they will not look for you. you have to be on your game all the time. good thing is with all that power if you know your clear you should be able to move out of the way pretty fast in a sticky sitiation. (if you know how to handle her)
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Re: Young inexperienced rider

Honest opinion... I have been riding since the age of 14...Sell the CBr1000rr.. you don't have the experience for a race bred machine with only 5 months on a 250....Your equation is going from crawling as a baby would to running a sprint race and all as a baby still.. I am not being nasty or an ass.. Just being very honest.. Do yourself and your family a favour.. get yourself an intermediate bike.. 500 or 600cc move up the ladder.. get the experience first.. Don't become an statistic on a wall.. or a photo..
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Neither 3000 or 4500 miles is anything significant IMHO. I have a mate who has been riding significantly longer than I have been alive (he's 64) and is still learning. There is always more to learn.

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Re: Young inexperienced rider

I have been riding bikes since i was a kid, i pretty much grew up riding bikes and crashing them. so i am not that bad at it lol
I test rode many 600's before buying this. the gsxr600 k6, and the 08 r6, they are amazing bikes, but i did not feel a major difference between them 600's and my old 250!!
if i was to get a 600 i would get bored of it in 2months and had to upgrade again. They are too revy, they sit on 6500 rpm on freeway speed, which is not very comfortable.
i will go do a superbike course, i should be fine after that!
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