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post #71 of 153 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 11:21 AM
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I have a YouTube video for what a good beginner bike is....

http://youtu.be/bi5r5kyVDvg
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post #72 of 153 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 11:23 AM
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It's a viscious cycle i have been riding for most of my life and have lost friends, and myself have been in a couple of wrecks over the years. I have learned that a majority of the younger new riders do not listen... which is why I have joined this forum to hopefully get a little help on my 07 650r streetfighter project that i purchased from a 19 year old kid with a death wish... but don't worry he totaled the 650r and has now moved on to a 600rr....
Smart kid, upgrading from a fast bike to a stupid fast bike.
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post #73 of 153 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 03:24 PM
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This made me laugh, Hitler wanting a Gixxer 600 or R6 as his first street bike:


“Do…not waste time protesting the self-inflated showmen and bloviating bullshitters who populate our culture. It’s more fun to marvel at them, to appreciate them, to be grateful for them, and to mock them relentlessly. ”-from the 2010 book American Freak Show by Willie Geist. "He wondered what difference any of it would make two hundred years from now." -from the book Cyclops by Clive Cussler.
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How is this a sticky? How does one "respect" their bike? I would say that developing riding skills, strategy, and wearing gear demonstrate respect in ones self. Not this crap.
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post #75 of 153 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 04:53 PM
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You get it but many new riders do not- they think they can start with a superfast bike designed for experts and be fine, because they "respect" the huge power and will not twist the throttle more than they can handle.

Many beginners are like this guy, who probably thought he "respected" his new bike:

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All I can say is that as soon as you loose respect for the machine you're riding, and go beyond your skills, sure enough, before you know it, you'll get hurt....
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Nah guys it's awesome when noobs crash these bikes. More parts up for grabs for me!!!

On a serious note though you are exactly right. Bigger bikes are a lot less forgiving for new riders out there honing their skills. They only buy the bigger ones to keep up with their buddies (not speed, but "look what I have").

Some dude on my local Craigslist posted his R6 for sale a month after buying it because he "needed a liter bike to keep up with his friends". Lolz.
I agree what u r saying i can just say that i hawe bought me a ninja 250r as a first bike (because of restrictions so can i not drive a bigger bike for the first two years)

but i ca say this i learned to ride on a honda cbf 500 and when i got my licence and jumped on my small ninja i felt like home, it was awsome to just be able to open the trottle to full and feel fre on the roads, and im happy that i didnt started on a 600 cuz i have overcoocked some corners but becauze i was on a 250 i was able to get my ass out of there.

ride safe mates (i dont know how mutch this add to the iscussion but something XD)
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All I can say is that as soon as you loose respect for the machine you're riding, and go beyond your skills, sure enough, before you know it, you'll get hurt....
the point of the thread is that respecting your bike wont do jack shit. i can go out, kick my bike right in the tank, never wash it, rev it up at the rev limiter at every light and that still lwont be what causes or prevents a wreck. . . when i wreck my bike it will be for 1 of 2 possible reasons.

1. i am not experienced enough and chose to ride faster or harder in the conditions than i should have

2. a car will come out of nowhere and cream me

you get the point. you can reduce 50% of your risk of riding by not following "friends" around on your bike and not trying to be a badass and pop wheelies for the bitches. its not worth it because aint nobody gonna sleep with you with a big road scab on your ugly mug. . .

im just rambling and i dont mean anything by it. just my 2 cents
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post #79 of 153 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 05:56 PM
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good post, for some reason i dont mind the cynicism, to be honest i think in the USAistan
everyone is so sensitive you want to throw up. no one here can take being corrected even when they are 1,000% wrong.
anyway thanks for telling like it is
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post #80 of 153 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 12:28 PM
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Exactly. You just need to know your limits as a beginner and some people need o stop thinking they are some hot shots getting way over thier heads.
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