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Old 04-25-2010, 12:55 PM   #81
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In no particular order
Temp tag on license plate
Fender Eleminator
Fairing 'Rash'
Lost blinkers
Missing Mirror
Bent Lever
Clipped passenger pegs
Lace up Converse Hightops
and yup, the wheelie (if you are a newb and trying to impress, you are dangerous; if you are experience and trying to impress... you are attracting LEO; and in either case, you get a wide berth from me.

I am sure I can add more after this weekends evolution of spring fever sillyness. I actually hope for rain on the weekends, just so I know the squidly didley types will stay home.
I bought my 2007 Ninja 3 weeks ago. It had 6k miles on it. It has fairing rash and scratches on the pegs and covers from the previous owner laying it down. Everything else is good to go. I am completely new to the world of street motorcycle riding as I used to ride dirtbikes and I have already put 1000 miles on my bike. I keep my chain clean and I lube it properly, I perform all the maintenance myself, I took the MSF course, and I wear full PPE and my helmet isnt cheap and I know the difference between stupidity and showboating and I am comfortable with admitting that I am a new rider. I may not have more then a month of riding experience but already more then 1k miles. It just seems like there is some stereotyping going on here. I believe the experience comes with the proper mindset and the will to accomplish what you set out to do. I dont ride stupidly and I am always riding within my comfort zone. I am only twenty years old and I bet I could point out a lot of you that are bad drivers too. I have been through defensive driving school and been on the tracks with cars but does it make me inexperienced because i have only been driving for 4 years. Hell no, I am a better driver then 90% of the people that drive around these days. Its pretty sad site when you see a brand new Mercedes Benz SLK 500 totaled on the side of the road because the dumbass didnt know how to drive in the snow but yet I cruise up the mountain in my little Civic with no studded tires or chains just fine. Its knowledge and wisdom that accumulate here not years of riding that determine experience. This can be applied to a lot of things in life. I plan to apply the same tactics i used for my driving skills to learning for a motorcycle in terms of safety and thinking. Yes, I am a "New" rider per say but I am not stupid. Sooo I think we should clarify the stereotype here. Sorry for the rant. Just had to get it out.

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Old 04-25-2010, 01:35 PM   #82
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I may not have more then a month of riding experience but already more then 1k miles. I am only twenty years old and I bet I could point out a lot of you that are bad drivers too. I have been through defensive driving school and been on the tracks with cars but does it make me inexperienced because i have only been driving for 4 years. Hell no, I am a better driver then 90% of the people that drive around these days.
Wait till you've survived a year in traffic before you start tellin everyone how you're better than 90% of the drivers out there.
Srsly.

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Old 04-25-2010, 01:36 PM   #83
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Hey we all started riding at one point, and some (ie ME) don't like to admit how many years, OK OK decades ago that was, or how many hundred of thousands of miles ago that was, but we all started once.

And when I started I had absolutely no appreciation for the fact that each time I jumped on the bike, it could be my last time. (probably why I rode without a helmet from 16yrs to 22yrs old)


I had an absolute sense of invulnerability, that nothing could go wrong, and there was nothing out there I could not handle.

NOT TRUE.

I lost this sense of immunity after I watched a good friend crash trying to follow me through a corner I had completely @#$#@$ up and barely got through.

So I judge a rider's maturity by their apparent appreciation for the dangers, self inflicted or not, faced on a ride.

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Old 04-25-2010, 02:01 PM   #84
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Wait till you've survived a year in traffic before you start tellin everyone how you're better than 90% of the drivers out there.
Srsly.
when i said driving... i was talking about actual driving, not riding. Hence the difference in use for both of those words.

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Old 04-25-2010, 02:04 PM   #85
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Hey we all started riding at one point, and some (ie ME) don't like to admit how many years, OK OK decades ago that was, or how many hundred of thousands of miles ago that was, but we all started once.

And when I started I had absolutely no appreciation for the fact that each time I jumped on the bike, it could be my last time. (probably why I rode without a helmet from 16yrs to 22yrs old)


I had an absolute sense of invulnerability, that nothing could go wrong, and there was nothing out there I could not handle.

NOT TRUE.

I lost this sense of immunity after I watched a good friend crash trying to follow me through a corner I had completely @#$#@$ up and barely got through.

So I judge a rider's maturity by their apparent appreciation for the dangers, self inflicted or not, faced on a ride.
See at my age, most people have that and its just stupid. I know the consequences that can result of me riding and not driving. It is definitely a sense of maturity and judgment in my opinion that is required, not just for MC riding but for everything.

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Old 04-25-2010, 03:17 PM   #86
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Cheap gear is what I look for. Walmart helmets are a dead give away lol
I was in malmart once and the stupid cashier bitch grabbed my shoei and started rolling it around like she was trying to ring it up. I almost puncher her in the head!

To stay on topic, spotting a newb rider? Well that's easy. They're on a new hardley with all their new pirate gear that was made in China. Dead giveaway.

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Old 04-25-2010, 03:24 PM   #87
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Body positioning and holding a good line while cornering will tell you a lot about someones riding ability. Experience has nothing to do with ability.

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Old 04-25-2010, 03:27 PM   #88
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Size 'em up WAY before the ride starts... else, it's like determining a surgeon's ability... mid operation.
I check they're bike's maintainence... that chain, TELLS A LOT.
If a person dosen't or won't... his percertion, awareness, ability and priorities are prolly lacking too.
This ain't no disco...lives, our own and others ...depend on the odds being stacked in our favor.
I'm DANG PICKY about who I will ride w/...
and WON'T hesitate say'n, "bye, have fun"... there are LOTS of like minded
TRUE MOTORCYCLENTHUSIASTS out there. They're the ones I seek out and enjoy riding w/.
FREE and clean, Ripp'n
Well said!
Thats why we do Bike Nites and Coffee's. So people can get to know people long before we trust one another to go for a ride.
We also go on beginner rides. Sport rides, and long rides. We also support each other at track days.
Like todays Riding for Rover 100 mile ride. You can learn alot about people when you ride an ez pace and make frequent stops(check-points).
So while on the ez rides you watch the riders around you. Do they hold their line? Can they maintain their intervil between bikes? Are they weaving around? Constantly having to use their breaks or throttle to stay with the group?
The group we rode with today was alot of fun!

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:30 PM   #89
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a. someone that puts on 1,000 miles a year? = 1 ride or truly 3 if you're really stretching it
Unless it's a Ducati, then 1,000 miles = 1,000 Starbucks trips, now that's experience.


I look for people who try to reenact Isle of Man TT... at night...

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:36 PM   #90
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I was in malmart once and the stupid cashier bitch grabbed my shoei and started rolling it around like she was trying to ring it up. I almost puncher her in the head!
That's what happens when you buy helments at malmart and i bet it was a fake shoei too have you checked what it says underneath that sticker?

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:39 PM   #91
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:40 PM   #92
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Did I miss the reason that the title for this thread was changed?

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:41 PM   #93
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That's what happens when you buy helments at malmart and i bet it was a fake shoei too have you checked what it says underneath that sticker?

It's an RF1000 you tard

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:42 PM   #94
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I bought my 2007 Ninja 3 weeks ago. It had 6k miles on it. It has fairing rash and scratches on the pegs and covers from the previous owner laying it down. Everything else is good to go. I am completely new to the world of street motorcycle riding as I used to ride dirtbikes and I have already put 1000 miles on my bike. I keep my chain clean and I lube it properly, I perform all the maintenance myself, I took the MSF course, and I wear full PPE and my helmet isnt cheap and I know the difference between stupidity and showboating and I am comfortable with admitting that I am a new rider. I may not have more then a month of riding experience but already more then 1k miles. It just seems like there is some stereotyping going on here. I believe the experience comes with the proper mindset and the will to accomplish what you set out to do. I dont ride stupidly and I am always riding within my comfort zone. I am only twenty years old and I bet I could point out a lot of you that are bad drivers too. I have been through defensive driving school and been on the tracks with cars but does it make me inexperienced because i have only been driving for 4 years. Hell no, I am a better driver then 90% of the people that drive around these days. Its pretty sad site when you see a brand new Mercedes Benz SLK 500 totaled on the side of the road because the dumbass didnt know how to drive in the snow but yet I cruise up the mountain in my little Civic with no studded tires or chains just fine. Its knowledge and wisdom that accumulate here not years of riding that determine experience. This can be applied to a lot of things in life. I plan to apply the same tactics i used for my driving skills to learning for a motorcycle in terms of safety and thinking. Yes, I am a "New" rider per say but I am not stupid. Sooo I think we should clarify the stereotype here. Sorry for the rant. Just had to get it out.
Spotted

1K in three weeks impressive

So for every 100 cars on the road you saw 90 wrecked in the snow?

You should apply the same defensive tactics to the thread.

This thread is about spotting new riders not segregating them. Most guys on this site like giving valuable pointers to new/learning and even old riders wanting to learn new tricks.

That chip is going to get mighty heavy.

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:47 PM   #95
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Spotted

1K in three weeks impressive

So for every 100 cars on the road you saw 90 wrecked in the snow?

You should apply the same defensive tactics to the thread.

This thread is about spotting new riders not segregating them. Most guys on this site like giving valuable pointers to new/learning and even old riders wanting to learn new tricks.

That chip is going to get mighty heavy.

Now now, go easy on the snotnosed noob. We all thought we were the best driver/rider at 20 something. He'll have to learn the hard way just like everyone else.

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:57 PM   #96
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I have nothing to add to this...... jp. I'm very new to sport bikes. I have had many years on dirt, cruiser and cafe'. I find myself doing noob things. I understand giving a newer guy some room, but this has just become a noob bashing "im better than you" asshat post. I'm also wondering why I'm seeing and hearing "squid" used. I know some of the navy guys are stupid. I just think it's bullshit.
Oh and if any experienced riders want to come sponsor me, to help me out to be a better rider....... PLEASE DO SO. I'm a great cook and I will trade food for riding tips....

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:08 PM   #97
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I have nothing to add to this...... jp. I'm very new to sport bikes. I have had many years on dirt, cruiser and cafe'. I find myself doing noob things. I understand giving a newer guy some room, but this has just become a noob bashing "im better than you" asshat post. I'm also wondering why I'm seeing and hearing "squid" used. I know some of the navy guys are stupid. I just think it's bullshit.
Oh and if any experienced riders want to come sponsor me, to help me out to be a better rider....... PLEASE DO SO. I'm a great cook and I will trade food for riding tips....

You just showed your noobness in spectacular fashion.

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:11 PM   #98
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By definition, s.q.u.i.d is not always bad. But it fits into many but not all new riders

1)SQUID Superconducting Quantum Interference Device
2)SQUID Software Quality in the Development Process
3)SQUID Swimming Queers United in Denver
4)SQUID Stupidly Quick, Underdressed, Ignorant and Dangerous (motorcycle Slang)
5)SQUID Stupidly Quick, Underdressed and Imminently Dead (motorcycle Slang)
6)SQUID Standard Quick-release Universal Interface Device
7)SQUID Super Quick Until I Die (motorcycling slang)

If you use this meaning than its not bad. SQUID Super Quick Until I Die (motorcycling slang)
So 4&5 are bad 7...not so much. The rest, thats up for interpretation

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:24 PM   #99
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You just showed your noobness in spectacular fashion.
Just keep posting. i like your avatar's boobs.

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:41 PM   #100
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Now now, go easy on the snotnosed noob. We all thought we were the best driver/rider at 20 something. He'll have to learn the hard way just like everyone else.
I was 21 years old it was 1987 and I had a 87 CBR1000 and I was bulletproof. I had been to a CHP training course for motor-officers. I had also spent time at the track and training there as well. I had 5 years on street bikes and I knew it all. I was lucky to live when I wrecked my bike at triple digits. Alot of factors were in my favor that night.

I would just like to see people not repeat those errors but history does repeat itself. Now I am 44 been riding for 28 years and the things I have learned is "There is always more to be learned" oh yeah and I am not bullet proof.

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