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post #11 of 153 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 03:22 PM
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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.
That's funny. I was eating in the dining hall a few weeks ago and some guy comes up and asks what I ride. I told him a 600RR. He's like, oh nice, I used to have an R6. I ask what happened, he says he sold it 'cause all his friends had liter bikes and his R6 was too slow. You have to keep up, you know. So I ask what he rides now. He says oh... I don't have a bike right now.


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post #12 of 153 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 03:26 PM
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Word and just in case you misplace your respect, ATGATT (first picture)
Second picture just because it was next to the first.
Hahaha, that mistake in the second picture was probably more damaging for that kid than a liter bike.

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I would have to say that if you purchase a bigger bike just to keep up with your friends and you are a new rider/inexperienced, you should find new riding friends. Or at least make them understand that by pressuring you will find the group with one less rider with the possibility of loosing a friend in a crash. I have friends that would ride fast as they were experienced but I hung back, rode my own bike and enjoyed the ride. If they, the other riders, don't get it, the new rider with the inexperience will most likely pay the price. Ride smart, gain experience and enjoy the ride!
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I would have to say that if you purchase a bigger bike just to keep up with your friends and you are a new rider/inexperienced, you should find your backbone, self-confidence, a new hobby. Or at least make them understand that by pressuring you will find the group with one less rider with the possibility of loosing a friend in a crash. I have friends that would ride fast as they were experienced but I hung back, rode my own bike and enjoyed the ride. If they, the other riders, don't get it, the new rider with the inexperience will most likely pay the price. Ride smart, gain experience and enjoy the ride!
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i laugh whenever people say "I'll respect the bike." You don't really respect something you know nothing about until you experience it.
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Word and just in case you misplace your respect, ATGATT (first picture)
Second picture just because it was next to the first.
That second pick is too funny. The only thing worse would be sending it to my MIL.


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That's funny. I was eating in the dining hall a few weeks ago and some guy comes up and asks what I ride. I told him a 600RR. He's like, oh nice, I used to have an R6. I ask what happened, he says he sold it 'cause all his friends had liter bikes and his R6 was too slow. You have to keep up, you know. So I ask what he rides now. He says oh... I don't have a bike right now.


someone i know said he needed to get a liter bike because he was too heavy for his 600 and that made the bike slow....

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someone i know said he needed to get a liter bike because he was too heavy for his 600 and that made the bike slow....
I have heard it more times than I can remember. It's mostly my friends who're 6'2" and above.
For them it's a fitment issue, appealing they dont fit in the 600. Well I hardly find a major difference between most 600 and liters.
Is it a valid argument?


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I'm humbled that you highlighted my community-driven thread.

I haven't seen too many of these 600 respect threads though.

I need to start getting back up on the 250 and gear nazi horses.

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I have heard it more times than I can remember. It's mostly my friends who're 6'2" and above.
For them it's a fitment issue, appealing they dont fit in the 600. Well I hardly find a major difference between most 600 and liters.
Is it a valid argument?


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I'm pretty sure the R1 is the exact same size as a R6. Probably the same with most other liter bikes and their smaller bros.
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