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Old 03-24-2010, 06:48 PM   #11
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True enough, though what I was saying is... shouldn't we (me trying to include myself in the ranks of experienced riders :P) try and help in ways that don't IMMEDIATELY destroy their fantasy? As with me when I got such huge negative responses even some saying what a retard or troll I am for even asking such a question, it's really far too harsh, you can still get the same message across about the dangers of riding a race rep or even a larger than skill level bike without all the head bashing right from the get go.

Does this seem unreasonable?
Stick around a while. Perhaps you can be the voice of reason amid the clamor.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:38 PM   #12
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Answer Ken's question, how many miles have you turned on the new bike?
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:47 PM   #13
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Just did my first service the other day at 600 miles, think I've put another 150 or so in the last two days so I'll say roughly 750 miles.
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:51 PM   #14
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Are those Seattle or Chicago miles?

Stay Safe.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:02 PM   #15
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Are those Seattle or Chicago miles?

Stay Safe.
LMAO I don't know the difference :P I live on the west side... Las Vegas drivers are the worst mix of the worst drivers who couldn't make it in other states so they came here. There is never a time you can turn on the radio and hear a traffic update not mention a collision or 5, if it's as bad as Seattle or Chicago who knows, but it's definitely a good training ground for avoiding hunks of steel rolling along at 75mph+.
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A sportbike rider who puts on 750 miles in a month has to be some kind of record.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:52 PM   #17
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LMAO I don't know the difference :P I live on the west side... Las Vegas drivers are the worst mix of the worst drivers who couldn't make it in other states so they came here. There is never a time you can turn on the radio and hear a traffic update not mention a collision or 5, if it's as bad as Seattle or Chicago who knows, but it's definitely a good training ground for avoiding hunks of steel rolling along at 75mph+.
It's an Inside Joke here at MO. If anyone asks, just remember the conversion rate is 1 Seattle mile = 50 Chicago miles.

And watch out for sticks in the middle of the road!
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:58 AM   #18
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A sportbike rider who puts on 750 miles in a month has to be some kind of record.
Well I was going to buy a sport tourer because that is the type of riding I planned on doing the most of... Little trips here and there, but sadly they were a little more costly and out of my price range... after the pain of long rides on this gixxer I will make sure my next one is capable of longer hauls with less laurel pain! Though I am still happy with it, even though it's not the best for the longer rides, just takes a few (lot) more pit stops for stretching .
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:18 AM   #19
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600 miles...you barely have the mold wax off the tires.

You are now at the beginning of the most dangerous phase of your motorcycling career. You're over the initial fear , becoming familiar with the bike. You'll be riding with the guys....and wanting to keep up with them. Your confidence is growing, in yourself and your bike.

I want you to find a belt sander and load it with 80 grit paper. Turn it on High, and grind off a layer of skin from your wrist to your elbow. While you're doing that, have a couple pals pound you with pipes and hammers for about 30 seconds.

Now you're ready to ride some more.
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Well I was going to buy a sport tourer because that is the type of riding I planned on doing the most of... Little trips here and there, but sadly they were a little more costly and out of my price range... after the pain of long rides on this gixxer I will make sure my next one is capable of longer hauls with less laurel pain! Though I am still happy with it, even though it's not the best for the longer rides, just takes a few (lot) more pit stops for stretching .
People have converted GSXes into streetfighters. If you check around you can find bar risers or handlebar conversions, peg lowering kits and such. You can make the bike a lot more comfortable for a lot less $ than buying a new bike.
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