Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston, Texas, United States.
Bikes don't kill people...
People kill people...and themselves
Meaning you control the bike, crashing into a car or any solid object at 50mph hurts the same on a 250 or a 1000.
I teach any new riders on a small dirt bike, so they can learn to use the clutch, brakes and throttle without too much care.
circles, figure 8's, hard braking.
try to develop a habit for the controls.
when going to the street, knowledge of the road, previous driving experience, is a major plus.
following distance and certain road habit will also differ on a bike.
many people start on larger bikes, but you will be responsible for anything that happens, so ride carefully, ride slow, for the first 10,000 miles and you should be good to go...
the 650 is a powerful machine and deserves respect.
there is plenty of reading material for newbs.
learn to take off with just the clutch first.
do the beaches there still "squeak" when walking?