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Old 09-19-2005, 09:21 AM   #21
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Hmmm. There are probably 1000's threads on the net about newbies and bikes. This site is relatively new and doesn't have that many "YET". There's another site that I plug on here. MotorcycleUSA dot com. That has many, many threads on NEWBIES for NEWBIES. I also plug this site over there. SO

I would suggest reading up as much as possible before buying a 6R of any sort. Doesn't matter what you have experienced. It's what you WILL experience!
The other thing is TAKE THE MSF COURSE FIRST!!! It could greatly sway any decision/mistake you may make.

At any rate, be safe and be wise. ATGATT!!

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Old 09-19-2005, 09:50 AM   #22
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In whatever you choose..just be safe..a new time riding is just like when you first got your drivers license..sure your going to be safe and responsible..but you know deep in your heart.you want to see just how fast you can go..It will hold true with a bike..it does it to all of us. My first bike was a CBR600 and it was a great beginner bike and I liked the way it handled...and yes I did drop her down a couple times...mostly over stupid things. Get a bike that YOU feel comfortable with, and be sure you know your limits!! Best of luck!! Let us know how it goes
What happened that made you drop your bike? Any help is appreciated.

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Old 09-19-2005, 10:49 AM   #23
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This brings back memories. Everytime I would let anyone ride my MX bike they would crash it. One time my buddy was lugging the crap out of my YZ-250 so I told him to use the clutch. Because of his poor throttle and clutch control he revved the thing up and dumped the clutch. The bike seriously lepped five feet in the air taking the better half of his jeans with it.

My point is you're probably going to wreck during the learning process. Do you really want to do it on a new 600rr?

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Old 09-19-2005, 10:53 AM   #24
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Well, insurance is not that bad! I have 4 Speeding tickets, and 5 no ID on persons "Lawyer took care of those Speeding tickets" and my insurance through Progressive, is $450 for the whole year. That is Liability and comp! I dont have collision, cause if I wreck it, its my fault! Besides, thats another $2500 a year.

So get the bike you want dude, you just got to be smart about it!

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Old 09-19-2005, 11:01 AM   #25
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It all depends on your experience bud, I've done been through the getting my ass chewed for wanting a new 600 CC sportbike as my first bike...And I have experience on bikes for over 13 years... As TYBR6 can tell ya...I'm not an idiot when I get on a bike... You just have to personally know your limits dont ever push yourself..... Make sure the 600RR fits ya good....If you're to short, lower the bike...I have no trouble holding up heavy bikes with my legs...even if they start to tip I can hold up pretty well and set her down easy... The main thing is, and it's been stated before, just ride where you're comfortable... Looks are important when buying a bike...You dont see people goin out and finding the fugliest chick you can find to lose your virginity to just because you're new at it, and dont wanna mess up with a fine ass woman do ya??

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Old 09-19-2005, 11:05 AM   #26
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:17 AM   #27
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full coverage for me, 18, first bike is a 05 zx-6r, is only 331 a year. i dont know what put-it-in-your-butt-without-lube insurance company you guys go thru but it sounds like they are taking you for a mustache ride.

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Old 09-19-2005, 11:20 AM   #28
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put-it-in-your-butt-without-lube LMFAO

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Old 09-19-2005, 11:53 AM   #29
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I can hold up the bike fine (I am talking about the 600). I am 6'2 so I am tall enough - I don't think I would have to lower it any. What should I look out for when I first get my bike (what are some mistakes beginners could avoid with a little advice)?

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:01 PM   #30
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chances are if you buy a used bike from a fairly young person, theyve hotrodded the shit out of it haha

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:11 PM   #31
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pretty much wrist control... Just dont give it to much right away...slowly work your way into the bike...if you buy brand new you wont have a problem with this because of break in period... You just need to pay attention to every thing when you're riding.... It's been said on here before, but you hafta ride like you're in a video game and everyone is out to kill you.... Need to watch carefully for debris on the road way...back tires slip out fairly easy I've heard....

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:12 PM   #32
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Oh, I should of mentioned this. I am going to get a new bike. It is hard to beat the deals Honda has - even suzuki and yamaha have excellent deals.

Who makes good suits?

Are the 2006 models out at dealerships now?

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:14 PM   #33
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Who makes good suits?
men's wearhouse. gucci or armani if you wanna be fancy.

astars all the way.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:19 PM   #34
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Haha

What about pricing? How much would these suits run? I see Joe Rocket's suits are close to 1,000 bucks. Are the alpinestar suits that expensive?

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:20 PM   #35
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astars are around that price, though i would vouch for the quality being better.

but if you want something more affordable, without sacrificing so much quality, i'd also check out teknic and fieldsheer. i've heard frank thomas are crap.

more expensive/high quality ones would be dainese and vanson. but those are for posers.

www.dainese.it
www.alpinestars.com
www.joerocket.com
www.teknicgear.com
www.agvsportsgroup.com
www.vansonleathers.com
www.fieldsheer.com
www.shiftracing.com

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:21 PM   #36
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Oh, I should of mentioned this. I am going to get a new bike. It is hard to beat the deals Honda has - even suzuki and yamaha have excellent deals.

Who makes good suits?

Are the 2006 models out at dealerships now?
It's very easy to beat the deals on new bikes. It's called used bikes. For even $2,000 you can get a bike that will last you for an easy two seasons before you outgrow it in the twisties.

It's a sonofabitch to see $10,000 of debt flying down the road in a shower of sparks and plastics. (Thanks to Fighterama for that quote, I think).

xplisit6: You need to read this again: http://totalmotorcycle.com/BBS/viewtopic.php?t=583

I do not want any riding careers nipped in the bud because the riders were too arrogant or angsty to listen to people with many more years of riding experience. Sure, you might survive learning how to ride on a new sportsbike, or you might become just another statistic. It's like throwing a 15 year old who has driven a tractor behind the wheel of a top-fuel dragster and letting them go on the street. A bad idea doesn't even begin to cover it.

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(what are some mistakes beginners could avoid with a little advice)?
If you have to ask this, you should not be anywhere near a sportsbike. Period.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:30 PM   #37
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He can crash goin 70 on a Ninja 500 and do just as much body damage as he does crashing on a CBR 600... If he's lookin for fuel economy I agree...go with the 500, but if he wants the CBR 600, and is gonna ride it like a 500, and is willing to give up the gas mileage and higher price of fixing it if he goes down that thats fine.... Of course the possibility of goin down is a little higher on the CBR 600 because of power and all, but the 500's are no walk in the park either...Both require experience.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:30 PM   #38
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Actually, I think I deserve to be on one more then anyone else. Considering I am mature enough to ask questions instead of getting on one thinking that I know everything. (referring to skier's comment)

Obviously I know of a few things that someone could do wrong, but neither of us know everything about motorcycles.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:33 PM   #39
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Dont worry bout it Knoxville you're far enough away not to put anyone of our lives in danger to really worry about it .... Get the bike you want and feel comfortable on it...just dont be an ass hat on it right away Understand that repairs are a lot more expensive and all that..... I'll get my chance to prove to these people in personthat I can handle a 600 CC sportbike, you hafta post pictures haha...anyways man yea just get a bike that is comfortable...but dont turn your back on the Ninjas... I didnt, but I really dont want one so yea.. I have considered it atleast...

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:38 PM   #40
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Oh, I should of mentioned this. I am going to get a new bike. It is hard to beat the deals Honda has - even suzuki and yamaha have excellent deals.

Who makes good suits?
New bike + your questions=why not save yourself some expense and have frame sliders put on it right off? There are sooo many ways to get screwedup out there no one can cover it all.
jGear? I'll say it too, MC-USA has a whole sec of reviews, there is a forum too.
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/ProductReview.aspx

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