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Old 11-20-2012, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all!
I just bought my first motorcycle (2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500) and I figured I'd join the community about all things Kawasaki, in the interest of hopefully avoiding the worst of the newbie rider mistakes.

Looking forward to posting around here!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome and everyone is going to recommend the msf course

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome and everyone is going to recommend the msf course

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I took it a couple weeks ago, and I had fun (and most importantly, I passed )
I'm still more-than-slightly nervous when riding though, so I plan on practicing in abandoned parking lots for a while
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You need to master all the slow speed stuff you were taught by the MSF, but to get comfortable on a bike you have to ride it properly.

Half an hour or so on quiet, but not empty, roads with gentle curves and not too many intersections where for several minutes at a time you're just riding in a more or less straight line will get you comfortable with the bike and boost your confidence.

But don't make the common newby error of confusing confidence with skill lol.

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