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Hey Aznbro88.

I'm 122lbs and ride a 2002 ZX-6R with no problems. How much experience riding do you have? If you are small and have no experience then I recommend that you start on something smaller.


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Your personal weight does affect the bike. But unless you are at the extreme ends of the scale, then it really isn't a factor. However, there is no way to correlate your weight against whether you'd be safe on a bike. There just is no direct relationship. You need to look at other factors such as your riding skills, experience, and maturity.

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Hey i'm buying a motorcycle and i'm not sure how your weight affects riding your bike. I'm young and so i weigh about 140 pounds and I was wondering if it would be safe if I rode a ZX6R, GSXR600, or R6. I know it wouldn't be safe for me to buy something like a goldwing or anything but if I need to know if I have to consider buying a smaller bike.
 

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When I first started riding bikes I was a short arse and it was hard to keep the bike upright if sumthing happened eg I put my leg out only to stand on gravel, or if the ground wasnt level. But over the years I had a huge growth spurt and my legs got longer which makes a real difference. I reckon it doesnt matter how much you weight or how strong you are but how long your legs are and if you can reach the ground ok.

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Shit I'm 33 and still waiting for my legs to grow...

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I'm telling yas, one of my riding buddies is in the featherweight class like you guys, and NOBODY and I mean NOBODY can touch him in a straight line, as long as he doesn't loft the wheel too much. He goes about 130 pounds and rides a 2001 R6 with a pipe. He LEAVES most of the rest of us, including the big bore guys. Can't believe it. I think the ratio is 1 hp for every 7 pounds, which means I need 13hp more than him to keep up in a straight line, and I'm sure I don't have it. :(

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yeah i need to loose some weight for my bike....if I could get back down to 170lbs, that would be kick ass....

damned food and beer....


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hehe, I'm pretty much uncatchable in a straight line. It's basically like the bike is flying along with noone on it...

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It's funny, all through high school I wanted to gain weight taking protein shakes and creatine and now I'm so happy I never could really get up there in the pounds. It's nice driving a '03 6R only weighing 145 pounds ;)

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its like after I turned 24, the weight just started piling up....

damn metabolism....I blame my fat ass parents!!!!


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LOL 33 years old and 121 lbs. I thank my parents for my metabolism - and my Dad in particular for my disappearing hair :(


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