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Old 09-19-2005, 12:38 PM   #41
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As long as we're discussing gear and all. I have some Frank Thomas boots. I'm not impressed. Ya, I like them because they protect my feet. But they are not a REAL QUALITY boot. The sole is starting to come apart at the toe. We'll see how long they last.

As far as the rest of the gear, I have Teknic Leather pants and Teknic textile jacket w/zipout liner. Both have served me very well and under $500 for them. I think the jacket was around $160 or so and the pants were $269 or something like that. Astar gloves w/ CF knuckles, although not really good for cold weather.

I already said my piece about the bike.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:45 PM   #42
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All right boys here is what we are gonna do. Clint, pick a time and date when you can be in spokane and I will give you the keys to Heidi and let you go to town AGAIN so everyone can see
Guys- It doesn't matter what he wants, just be happy we are getting another rider out on the road with us, and one that wont go get us killed or the cops after us. I have given the keys to my bike to Clint w/out hesitation because A) He knows what he is doing. He has ridden dirtbikes for god knows how long and has plenty of experience and knowledge of what he can and cant do and B) I trust him, mainly because I know him, which 99% of you DO NOT in real life and because of all mentioned above in "A" Hell, he took her out from what, say 12pm-10pm and only got off of her to eat dinner, walk round the fair, and chill at my place, so total was off the bike max 2 hours. Thats roughly 8 hours of riding for what you call a newbie. And no he didn't just put round town. He went on I-5 and got up to speeds we wont mention for reasons we wont mention(lol inside joke right dude )took it through town, in fair traffic, in rush hour, through country roads, through twisties. And I took him out on all these. Sure he didn't blaze through the twistes, why??? because he is smart and knows what he is doin, what a concept eh!

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:49 PM   #43
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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.
True, a crash at 70 MPH is a crash at 70 MPH. However, with a much, much more powerful bike, he's more likely to crash at triple digit speed. He already stated he is looking for fuel economy, so a Ninja 250 or 500 will fit the bill perfectly.

If you honestly think learning how to ride on a CBR600 is just a little tougher than on a 500, I've a nice bridge I would like to sell you.

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I'll get my chance to prove to these people in personthat I can handle a 600 CC sportbike...
You might prove you can survive a 600CC sportsbike, but until you're able to hang with a handful of riders I know, on the track, will I believe you can handle a 600CC sportsbike.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:50 PM   #44
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track...twisties... same thing... I'll get a track bike sometime so I can ride out at SRP......

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:50 PM   #45
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I will agree, that mx experience does help. He said he only road a couple of times. That's where all the flack starts.

"Wanna sport bike and only ridden a couple of times".

Come on, what kind of advice would you give someone new to the board that makes a comment like this.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:51 PM   #46
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Alright then... Skier just said it, unless you have rode on the track, you cant handle a bike you can just survive it?? That is infact what you're sayin right bro???

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:52 PM   #47
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track...twisties... same thing... I'll get a track bike sometime so I can ride out at SRP......
They are not the same thing. If you don't have the experience to know the difference, please don't ride with me.

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Alright then... Skier just said it, unless you have rode on the track, you cant handle a bike you can just survive it?? That is infact what you're sayin right bro???
If we want to boil it down to its essence, sure. If a rider has, say, less than five years of riding and hasn't hit up the track, I'd say the chances are pretty good they aren't using their bikes to the limit.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:56 PM   #48
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I have never planned on riding with you...you'd bitch at me for goin to fast obviously.... I dont think bikes were intended to be in granny gear the whole time??? Like I said.... I guess some people on this site dont even know how to handle a sport bike..they can only survive... Twisties may be harder than on a track, you have to watch out for more stuff... I.E Cars, and gravel..... I'm not trying to be an ass, as I'm seeing eye to eye with you and agree if he wants gas mileage to get the 250 or 500... Just defending myself a little bit as none of you cept for TYBR6 has seen me ride yet...

http://www.washingtonriders.com/foru...ead.php?t=2327
What I rode before the 600 CC sportbike... My lord look at that 650...I mean that beast has 675 CC's.... Meh sportbikes are way easier to ride than that cruiser lemme tell ya....

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:57 PM   #49
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just thought of somethng, look at clints avatar, what kinda poser would just put on a jacket and sit on a bike just so he could act like he had riden, some might but not Clint.
But it all really comes down to this and only this....
You are all basing your facts and comments about Clint just from what he posts. 99% of you have neither met him, nor hung out with him to know what he is truly like. You are makin assumptions based only off what he posts. Why not get to know someone, ya know in person and hang out with them, ride with them, before you make judgments and/our assumptions on how they will and will not ride?????

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:59 PM   #50
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stop fighting, you pansies.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:59 PM   #51
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xplisit6, do you have a bigger picture of your girlfriend?

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:59 PM   #52
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hehe...yea look at that squid that I have on the back...no gear......most people would prefer no clothes... HAHA TO BAD

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:03 PM   #53
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just thought of somethng, look at clints avatar, what kinda poser would just put on a jacket and sit on a bike just so he could act like he had riden, some might but not Clint.
But it all really comes down to this and only this....
You are all basing your facts and comments about Clint just from what he posts. 99% of you have neither met him, nor hung out with him to know what he is truly like. You are makin assumptions based only off what he posts. Why not get to know someone, ya know in person and hang out with them, ride with them, before you make judgments and/our assumptions on how they will and will not ride?????
Ah, so we should take him as the exception to the rule, just like everyone else his age.

I wish I had a rolleyes smilie large enough to convey what I am feeling.

Back on topic, I am basing my opinion of what he should do on my experiences and what I have read and heard about, first and second hand, about many new riders.

I doubt hanging out with anyone would change my opinion of what they should get as a starter bike. If anything, my resolve would get solidified, judging from past experience.

That was fun while it lasted, time to go play Tin Chef (I hope to graduate to Iron one of these days).

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:03 PM   #54
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xplisit6, do you have a bigger picture of your girlfriend?
Where ya been man, I posted like 3 or 4 of her, search, Clints tour of seattle and check out the pics

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:04 PM   #55
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Ok, let me just put it blatantly what I want. I want a bike that gets good gas mileage (good gas mileage to me would even be 20 mpg considering my truck only gets 12 mpg). The gas mileage of a 600cc bike is plenty good enough. I want a good looking bike - a 600 appeals to me, most of the 500s and lower are pretty ugly (in my opinion, so if you think they look good thats fine). I am not going to go 150 mph on this motorcycle. I am going to drive cautiously/carefully and maybe in light traffic/no traffic go over the speed limit (10-20 mph over). I am not going to be flying around turns trying to see what my bike can do. Like I stated earlier, I will only attempt that after years of experience -maybe-. I am going to wear gear ALL the time. I know you guys can't trust me because I am just another 18 year old wanting to get a motorcycle and fly around town. But I can trust myself - I know I am not going to do anything crazy and I know what I am capable of doing and not doing.

Although I really do appreciate all of the replies and advice I have gotten. It has made me realize how dangerous motorcycles can be if used improperly. Keep the advice coming - just try to not misread what I say and if you need something to be clarified just ask.

I want to know what the BEST 600cc bike is (obviously it is going to be your opinion but I want to know what YOUR opinion is because YOU have more motorcycle knowledge then me). What are popular gear making companies?

Thanks guys

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:05 PM   #56
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http://www.washingtonriders.com/foru...ead.php?t=3170

For Speed Demon and Skier... LOOK its Clint on a 600 CC sportbike...and I lived to talk about it lol Skier, dont worry bout me man, I'll never ride like an ass hat when I'm with people who want to ride slow. I will hit twisties and get my practice in, I do know my limits... I gotta get better at wheelies tho..Dustin and Jen missed my best one...2nd gear stand up for bout 60 meters.... they were goin to fast in my Camaro oops I never did that Speed Demon..Thats the girl in the pics....dont need a bike to get the hottie...Basketball skillz is what I'm tlakin bout

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:07 PM   #57
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Ah, so we should take him as the exception to the rule, just like everyone else his age.

I wish I had a rolleyes smilie large enough to convey what I am feeling.

Back on topic, I am basing my opinion of what he should do on my experiences and what I have read and heard about, first and second hand, about many new riders.

I doubt hanging out with anyone would change my opinion of what they should get as a starter bike. If anything, my resolve would get solidified, judging from past experience.

That was fun while it lasted, time to go play Tin Chef (I hope to graduate to Iron one of these days).
so you are saying then that everyone that is young(what age, lets say 25 and younger) that gets a 600 or bigger is a dumbass, or one that gets it as his/her first bike is a dumbass. Hmmm, I really cant see any justification to that statement. But ya know what, I really dont give a **** who buys what at what age, just one more person to ride with.

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:10 PM   #58
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i ride better than all of you.

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:18 PM   #59
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track...twisties... same thing... I'll get a track bike sometime so I can ride out at SRP......

dont take this wrong but there is alot things that are on the roads that you will not find on a track. Such as cars,deer,dogs,on comming traffic and so on....i know alot of guys that can bang corners on the track but are really slow on the streets. Dont think there are the same its a whole different world on the streets.People think they are good on the streets and end up in a ditch,dont fool yourself. Im sure all the newbies will do just fine ridding the scooters they buy, just ride smart.

Knox----why are you buying a bike?? if its to save money i would get a 250 or a 500 or a buel blast. if its to ride then get a 600cc sport bike, just remember it might hit the ground.I have been riding for a long time and i still have to think about dropping my bike, its going to happen...a 600 is alot of bike to start on but if you want it that bad then get it..if you get a 600 you should do a couple of track days to learn what your bike can really do. Good luck on getting your bike.

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:24 PM   #60
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Thats why your bike is in a heap JezTerr lol just playin man... You really do actually...Paul, I put that in later on... I dont like the comment he made about if you havent been on the track you cant handle a sportbike though...Twisties may be harder if you hit them hard....

http://seattle.craigslist.org/mcy/98520798.html

I'm thinkin about buying this, all this talk about me not being able to handle a sportbike has scared me into a Vespa....It may not look fast, but I'll put it up against 1000's liter any day

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