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Old 01-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Im 17 and im about to buy the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R1.
I have never rode a any kind of motor bike before.
Is buying this one to much for me to start with?
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:16 PM   #2
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Geez, talk about a troll.

Dude you can't even spell R1.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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You're kidding, right? Alright. I'll bite.

Many people have bought the R1 as their first bike. Some have live to tell about it. True story. Read about it a couple of years ago. Dude bought a thou (liter bike). Made it about 4 blocks. Hit a telephone pole and died. You decide.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:33 PM   #4
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You see the R1 has no power down low. So when you leave the dealership for the first time you have to rev it up near the 10k mark before dumping the clutch. In the Immortal words of Mr. Manly, "That will show all around you just what kind of man you really are!"

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And yes, I met the man and had him autograph my copy of the Manly Manual. Let my brother borrow it over 15 years ago, wonder if he still has it...

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Old 01-18-2009, 10:04 PM   #5
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Way. too. much. unless of course you want to be a road smear.

used Ninja 250. or even a new one. the new ones look like a superbike with out you being a splatter on someones bumper. Not to mention its alot cheaper when you dump it.

Make sure you buy a GOOD helmet and a GOOD jacket and riding pants. something else. GOOD gloves and boots. I've f*cked myself up alot in the dirt and believe me. It hurts when your head ends up in a tree(car, telephone pole ect) even in a helmet. Bouncing down a hill at 55 ends up with some nasty cuts bruises and scrapes if you're lucky. Remember even diry sticks and rocks at that speed shreds denim. When I got up after that dump i had half a pant left and my jacket had both sleeves more or less torn off, just think of what it would be like to be dragged down by a bike thats 3 times the weight on ASPHALT into someones wheel well/bumper or into a guard rail.


Something else to remember. Don't listen to your friends, they're idiots and/or squids. If they ride with out helmets, ride with one anyways, same goes for all the other gear, don't be the "cool" guy in a wife beater, Bermuda shorts and flip-flops. Take the MSF course and if you can't spend atleast $1000 on gear (helmets, jackets, gloves, boots, armor ect) don't ride.


No one here is being B*tchy to be mean or to demean you. We all want to save you from the stupid things we've all done. Infact.... that tree still has my head-print in it.... If i wasn't wearing a helmet well...


Edit: Why don't you see if someone you or your family knows has a dirt bike and helmet they're willing to let you borrow and go ride off road first. It will teach you how to handle difficult and dangerous terrain on an ever changing landscape with out the danger of stupid old blue hairs, non-observant soccer moms in SUVs and the distracted business men in Mercedes on two cell phones eating a Big Mac.

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Old 01-18-2009, 10:31 PM   #6
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R1?

Wuss - Get a Man's bike!

And we all know, there is only ONE motorcycle worthy of that title...........
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R1?

Wuss - Get a Man's bike!

And we all know, there is only ONE motorcycle worthy of that title...........
BOSS HOSS, Mother F***er!
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R1?

Wuss - Get a Man's bike!

And we all know, there is only ONE motorcycle worthy of that title...........
The "Gladius"?
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:40 AM   #9
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Geez, talk about a troll.

Dude you can't even spell R1.
At least the troll's IP isn't in Seattle.
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:36 AM   #10
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Im 17 and im about to buy the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R1.
I have never rode a any kind of motor bike before.
Is buying this one to much for me to start with?
Hey sarcasticlly, I have a guy here at my dealer that will sell you one? Course he dosent give a crap about you or your life, and really, just hope's you survive through your first bike so you go back and buy another one after you've totalled the first one from him.

Seriously, re-think your options, you are no different than the thousands before you that made this grave mistake and have paided dearly. And I sell them to make a living. My mato is,...A live customer, is a happy customer... and one that return's!
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