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Old 07-18-2008, 09:49 AM   #221
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And of course, the Ninja 250.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:42 PM   #222
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heya all, joined a couple weeks ago and have read the full 33pages here. also slogging through a bunch of other threads. my plan is to pick up a used 250cc cruiser once I make it out to the bay area in about a year. I'll of course be taking the MSF, does anyone have any reccomendations of further learning, or a safe place (like a public track) where I can go to polish up my "skills" so I don't have to "learn it on the streets"? this would be specifically for the SF Bay Area, (east bay, berkleyish most likely) as thats where I'll be living.

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Old 07-19-2008, 12:14 AM   #223
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"Proficient Motorcycling" by David Hough, "Total Control" by Lee Parks, and finally "Twist of the Wrist II" by Keith Code.

Books I whole-heartedly recommend, in that order.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:40 AM   #224
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thanks! my question was more for physical locations to get some practice, but I'd heard a couple books mentioned before and couldn't remember them. so I'll definately check those books out as well. every little bit helps, right?
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:21 PM   #225
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Im 5 foot 10 and weigh about 185. Im still young and have a price range of about 4 to 6 thousand dollars. I have been looking at some GSX-r750's but i want some of your guys advice. I definitly want a sportbike.

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Old 08-10-2008, 04:46 PM   #226
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I have been looking at some GSX-r750's but i want some of your guys advice.
You don't want the GSXR-750 anymore. It used to be the hot setup; the weight and handling of a 600, with 3/4 the power of a literbike. Not anymore; the new Honda CBRR 1000 is now lighter and shorter than the Suzi 750, and just shy of 160 horsepower. The GSXR 750 only has 123. Unless this is your first bike. If it is, the Gixxer sevenfiddy is your bike. Don't want to overdo things while you're getting the hang of riding.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:04 PM   #227
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Shut up, Ken.

Mr. Fan, a GSXR of ANY sort is a foolish choice for a first bike. They are fabulous machines, but they demand respect and skill. You don't yet have either because you are so new.

I've moved your post into the "new bike" thread. It's about 17 pages long, full of questions *just like yours*. Read the answers, and then talk to us again.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:05 PM   #228
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Hello. My name is Lee and I want a motorcycle.
I'm signed up for the MSF ridercourse. Being the I have no riding experience would a 600 sportbike such as a GSXR600, R6, or CBR600rr be a bad choice to start on? Would I be better served on a YZF-r6s, SV650,SV650s, or something different. I'm in my 30's I know quite a few guy the cruisers, but thats just not my thing. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Old 08-11-2008, 01:09 PM   #229
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:20 PM   #230
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Would you start flying lessons in an F-16?

Learning to ride is a two part process. The first part is learning the operation of a motorcycle. The second part is learning the skill to survive in traffic. Handling traffic on a motorcycle is an entirely different skill set than driving a car and the penalty for mistakes are much more severe. This is why we do not recommend a new ridier start on a 600 supersport. You are learning two skills at once and trying to learn on a bike as uncomfortable and unforgiving as a supersport is a serious mistake.

Most of your questions can be answered if you slog through the sticky threads in the learning to ride forum.
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