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Hey guys my first ever post on this website.
I am a 19 years old kid with desire to go fast. Had a zxr250 for my first bike. Rode that for about 5 months. Just finished my last year 12 exam, couldn't wait to get home and reward myself with some riding. went too fast around the bend. panicked hit the curb. No major damages.
Lesson: ( don't get too excited when riding. shove up your emotions in ur riding boots :p)

So i just bought an 07 CBR1000RR. I dont want to crash it. I will respect that machine. will always be doing speed limits.
as there are many more experienced riders here, Is there anything i need to know, to ride a 1000cc straight after a 250. in particular the Fireblade.
I would dearly appreciate your advice :)

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Hey guys my first ever post on this website.
I am a 19 years old kid with desire to go fast. Had a zxr250 for my first bike. Rode that for about 5 months. Just finished my last year 12 exam, couldn't wait to get home and reward myself with some riding. went too fast around the bend. panicked hit the curb. No major damages.
Lesson: ( don't get too excited when riding. shove up your emotions in ur riding boots :p)

So i just bought an 07 CBR1000RR. I dont want to crash it. I will respect that machine. will always be doing speed limits.
as there are many more experienced riders here, Is there anything i need to know, to ride a 1000cc straight after a 250. in particular the Fireblade.
I would dearly appreciate your advice :)

Taza
first thing to remember is the 1000rr is over 3x the engine, with a much more snappy clutch, and a far more sensitive throttle. unlike that 250, if you tell it to go, it will go, with or without you! its very easy to get in trouble with them.

5 months on a 250 just isnt enough practice to get on a litre bike in my opinion. even for someone that has been on a 250 for a few seasons, jumping to a 1000 would be absolutely absurd IMO. they are just too different in almost every way. my advise is to put the 1000rr away and get a 600 before getting on that 1000. inexpirence+litre bike = BAD
 

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first thing to remember is the 1000rr is over 3x the engine, with a much more snappy clutch, and a far more sensitive throttle. unlike that 250, if you tell it to go, it will go, with or without you! its very easy to get in trouble with them.

5 months on a 250 just isnt enough practice to get on a litre bike in my opinion. even for someone that has been on a 250 for a few seasons, jumping to a 1000 would be absolutely absurd IMO. they are just too different in almost every way. my advise is to put the 1000rr away and get a 600 before getting on that 1000. inexpirence+litre bike = BAD
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Judging by the fact that you voice your inexperience is a very good indicator of your responsibility level for a young man.

Having said that, a 1000rr is a strong machine that requires experience, no if ands or buts, it is a litre bike that can get out of control quickly, the CBR line is the most forgiving in this class but still extremely tempermental.

Without sounding like an old Grandpa I have been riding bikes for 23 years, the last ten on my 929, I just rode the 1000rr two weeks ago because I am going to upgrade and it took me a few minutes to realize the twitchiness of the bike, please be careful, there is a fantastic book called Proficient Motorcycling that you should read, it is the most comprehensive book of its kind I have read and it will be instrumental in helping you keep the rubber down:rant::rant:

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With many years of experience, I can tell you that the 1K is a monster compared to a 250. I know that when I went from 1100 Cruiser to an 1800 cruiser it was a huge upgrade. Even going from the 1800 cruiser getting my first Sport bike (94 900) it was a huge change, and a whole difference in machines. My advice to you is sit up on the tank, and be careful.
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Did you ever take the class for bikes? if you havent really recomanded. And if not just take ur time and go slowly, don't out do yourself. Trust me theres plenty of time to go around for that:thumb:
 

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first thing to remember is the 1000rr is over 3x the engine, with a much more snappy clutch, and a far more sensitive throttle. unlike that 250, if you tell it to go, it will go, with or without you! its very easy to get in trouble with them.

5 months on a 250 just isnt enough practice to get on a litre bike in my opinion. even for someone that has been on a 250 for a few seasons, jumping to a 1000 would be absolutely absurd IMO. they are just too different in almost every way. my advise is to put the 1000rr away and get a 600 before getting on that 1000. inexpirence+litre bike = BAD
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Sell or garage it untill you get some experience on at least a 600, dont know about you guys but the way he asks this makes me think hes some squid messin with us as I dont see someone inexperienced as he says he is wiping out on a 250 and thinking the solution to that is to go get a heavier and faster machine, none the less a 1000:huh:
 

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Hey guys my first ever post on this website.
I am a 19 years old kid with desire to go fast. Had a zxr250 for my first bike. Rode that for about 5 months. Just finished my last year 12 exam, couldn't wait to get home and reward myself with some riding. went too fast around the bend. panicked hit the curb. No major damages.
Lesson: ( don't get too excited when riding. shove up your emotions in ur riding boots :p)

So i just bought an 07 CBR1000RR. I dont want to crash it. I will respect that machine. MAYBE.... will always be doing speed limits.:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rolleyes:
as there are many more experienced riders here, Is there anything i need to know, to ride a 1000cc straight after a 250. in particular the Fireblade.
I would dearly appreciate your advice :)

Taza
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Sell or garage it untill you get some experience on at least a 600, dont know about you guys but the way he asks this makes me think hes some squid messin with us as I dont see someone inexperienced as he says he is wiping out on a 250 and thinking the solution to that is to go get a heavier and faster machine, none the less a 1000:huh:

I crashed my first 250 (which I bought new) in a big highside within the first weeks of owning it and I went on to crash it many more times while learning to ride hard. At the end of that year I bought a CB1100F which I also crashed several times before moving onto a string of GSXR750's and crashing all of those as well. Crashing is no reason to stop learning to ride. For me riding is about looking for and finding the limits of my abilities so I can improve them.
 

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5 months on a 250 just isnt enough practice to get on a litre bike in my opinion. even for someone that has been on a 250 for a few seasons, jumping to a 1000 would be absolutely absurd IMO. they are just too different in almost every way. my advise is to put the 1000rr away and get a 600 before getting on that 1000. inexpirence+litre bike = BAD
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I am a 19 years old kid with desire to go fast.
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I jumped from a 1980 cb900c to a '06 blade, which is quite a difference. My blade is only my second bike. I would recommend being extremely careful for the first couple of months and not doing anything stupid, ie racing, stunting, letting your friends ride it, etc. Be aware of your limitations and do not get happy with the throttle. The desire to go fast will get you in a lot of trouble on the streets.

If you are extremely responsible with no tickets, accidents, or other run-ins with the law then I would say you will be fine with the bike. If you like to go fast and disobey the rules then garage it and get a 600 or less. Wear your gear and take a training course as well, as these will go a long way in keeping you alive.

BTW, I'm only 18, but am extremely responsible, have a perfect driving record, have held the same job for three years, and graduated valedictorian of my class. In other words I'm responsible and respect the bike and my life. Do the same and you'll be fine.
 

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BTW, I'm only 18, but am extremely responsible, have a perfect driving record, have held the same job for three years, and graduated valedictorian of my class. In other words I'm responsible and respect the bike and my life. Do the same and you'll be fine.

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my advise is to put the 1000rr away and get a 600 before getting on that 1000. inexpirence+litre bike = BAD
your advice makes sense to me in EVERY single way. I test rode many bikes (08 R6, GSXR750, GSXR600, GSXR1000) before buying this, I did not notice much of a difference between my 250 and the 600's, they sit on high revs, which i can't live with as i will be doing freeway km's mostly to get to uni. The 750 was the ideal bike for me to go for, they are all really expensive, yes i can afford it but my mind says that bike is not worth that much ($10,000.00 AU) for a k8
So i went and got this, it was a good deal, and with the insane look of the bike, there was no way on earth that i could refuse it :p
 

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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) :p
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? :rotfl: 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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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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