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post #11 of 91 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 09:16 PM
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i started on a 08 zzr 600, i got the bike cause of the looks to be honest, so far i have 6k miles on the odometer and yes i had a few close calls but i been reading books and magazines for information and ideas on how to become a better rider for example the two finger grip on the brakes so u can more control of the bike which now have become second nature to me or the use of the back brake in a curve if you are going in to hot and want to decrease speed without upsetting the chassis, proper seating position while in the curves , how to not ride on the blind spots of cage drivers etc etc

i dropped my bike the second day i got it coming out of my driveway bike stalled and down i went resulting in a broken signal light, broken brake bracket a few minor scratches and a huge pain on my ego, after that i did got to fear my bike but with more miles under my belt that fear went away and i started enjoying the rides
now that i look back i should have started on a 250 but i didn't long story short i started on the wrong foot but now motorcycling is part of who i am i expect to get better as the miles roll
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post #12 of 91 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ross93 View Post
no, this dude is the copy and paste king, hes well practiced

The joke was WAY back there, I think you might have missed it.

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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excellent post, whether it was a copy/paste job or not in my opinion.

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you know what we really should do

setup some sort of wiki/faq with all the possible questions a newb would have. After all, we already answer the same questions over and over and over again. A wiki might be an improvement.

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post #15 of 91 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 11:31 AM
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Go with a 2009/2010. I may need parts some time and I'll need a source.
hey everyone let us know what you have so we can have sources and when you destroy your bike or yourself and parts are available well..... you know.
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okay .. to make a long story short , am a Newbie but i did my homework , i searched and searched and did lots of reading ..
i always wanted a sports bike and always wanted a Ninja but i know deep inside my that i'll kill my self if i got on one of them .. and finally when am nearly 30 years old .. i felt it is the time for me to get a bike .. and guess what it was
a Ninja 250 .. i know i'll outgrow this bike , so what .. thats good .. u know why .. coz that mean u have learned something , u developed ur skills , and when i get this feeling
i'll wait for another season or so .. to master it .. then am going for a 500 or 600
trust me when a biker see u in the street on a 250 he will stay . oh ur learning .. but when he see u on the ditch with a 600 he will say ur an idiot ..
the smaller bike will make u feel more in control .. not being controlled by the bike and hanging on it for ur dear life .. and Please Please ... get good Gear and wear it all the time ... ALL THE ******* time .. if u want ur skin of course .. hehe

Newbie who have some Brains :d

He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day
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Originally Posted by hoser View Post
excellent post, whether it was a copy/paste job or not in my opinion.
good point...everyone does copy/paste but jeff seems to be the only one catching hell for it.
i'm a little tired of some of you smug fuckers beating this guy down for trying to post useful info.
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"Blah blah my bike is faster than yours around a technical track". Yawn. Well I on my feet can beat your small bike in a race of 100 laps around my couch
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post #19 of 91 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 11:53 AM
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First bike

Here's how i did it:

- took the motorcycle safety course and trained on a 250 for 3 days.
- bought an old Honda Hurricane and rode it for 6 months, no drops or accidents, nothing, then sold it.
- bought a new 2007 zx6r, while stopped let if fall over once the first week i had it , re-painted the lower fairing around 100 bucks

Everything has been fine. Just take it slow at first.

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