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Old 07-27-2008, 08:25 PM   #11
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wow, you guys are ruthless!!!
this is my very first bike, i'm new to everything!

i realize its best to wear "proper" gear to ride, but i'm a college student, and I wont be wearing leather body armor every day!!

For the oil changes, I am going to do them myself...should I add some type of liquid inbetween the oil change to sort of "clear out" the old oil before putting the new oil in??? what if I don't have an oil filter wrench, will a hand tighten be adequate enough?
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:33 PM   #12
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Say, do you go to school somewhere? If so, where? Do you play any sports? If so, which one(s)? Do you consider yourself good at any sport?

Anyway...sell the bike. Tomorrow. Some of the people here post news articles about riders getting creamed for any number of reasons. Ken is head of our Florida Bureau and he has enough to do already. Don't say you weren't warned.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:35 PM   #13
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wow, you guys are ruthless!!!
this is my very first bike, i'm new to everything!

i realize its best to wear "proper" gear to ride, but i'm a college student, and I wont be wearing leather body armor every day!!

For the oil changes, I am going to do them myself...should I add some type of liquid inbetween the oil change to sort of "clear out" the old oil before putting the new oil in??? what if I don't have an oil filter wrench, will a hand tighten be adequate enough?
Change the oil/filter every 3K miles and you'll never go wrong.

I don't care what that moonshiner mscuddy says. Get a manual, a Clymer is good enough for most tasks, and you'll learn to do all the routine maintenance properly.
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:01 PM   #14
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wow, you guys are ruthless!!!
this is my very first bike, i'm new to everything!

i realize its best to wear "proper" gear to ride, but i'm a college student, and I wont be wearing leather body armor every day!!
Then don't ride. You're new, on a bike that is more powerful than you can handle, and you don't have a clue how to deal with risk on the bike.

Get a bicycle, or take the bus. Sell the bike unless you want to take it seriously.
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:02 PM   #15
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To clean out the old oil and stuff like microbes and dandruff, use Aqua Velva Ice Blue. No, you should torque that oil filter down to about 150 ft. lbs. so it don't leak none.
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:23 PM   #16
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There, fixed it for ya.
I thought I had implied that clearly-enough. Guess not?
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:27 PM   #17
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wow, you guys are ruthless!!!
this is my very first bike, i'm new to everything!

i realize its best to wear "proper" gear to ride, but i'm a college student, and I wont be wearing leather body armor every day!!
Then buy a bicycle. They have a word for guys like you that don't realize the utter Danger they're placing themselves in by throwing a leg across the saddle of a SuperSport as their "beginner" bike: STATISTIC.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:44 AM   #18
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To everyone that is actually helping me out, thank you!!

For all you losers insulting a beginning rider, I'm so sorry that I am not a professional mechanic/rider like you all, I aspire to become like you one day...except, I won't be a complete jackass to beginners.
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We're not being jackasses. We're telling you that you have a complete lack of understanding of what it takes to ride safely. Learn or die.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:37 PM   #20
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I think what everyone is trying to say in a funny but rude way is that you are getting into something and dont truly understand the consequence or the danger. First, you wear gear "ALWAYS",...PERIOD!

We have a saying in my click it goes like this "if its too hot to wear gear, its too hot to ride. No excuses,...ever!!! Thats if you like living and or havent experienced roadrash yet.

You do realize the deaths that occur everyday with motorcyclist right? Some of these fatalities are with riders who have been riding for more than 10yrs,...do you get where our smart ass comments come from?

Heres an example, Norifumi Abe probly doesnt mean a whole lot to you but let me tell you a true story. He was a racer that came into Grand Prix racing years ago and after he retired he still raced and tested for Factory Japan Yamaha,...he recently died on the street being hit by a truck? A Factory Yamaha test rider,...DEAD!(scooter or not)

My point is he had more talent in his left pinky then you'll maybe ever have in your whole life. If he got killed with all that experience what do you think your chances are when you wear shorts????
Listen we know your new but when you come on here and write some of the questions most of our patients and hearing your comments fall on hularious ears meaning you sound like your going to be dead in a couple of months.

The reason why so many on here are so harsh is because weve seen this many times and people like you usually get lucky and get in one accident and give it up before they really do some damage, like become paralized or worse,...dead.

Unless you can see into the future wear your gear alwyas cause the secound you dont expect it, you'll be there,...lying in the street. I work as a salesman at a motorcycle shop Iv been riding since I was 19 and racing on and off since 1989. Iv worked as a technician since
1990 and I'll be forty this year.

Even with that little experience its no garantee I can get creemed tommorro.(knock on wood)

On the maintanence tip pay the money cause 70 bucks is cheaper than you messing something up because you did it wrong and at min.jacked your bike up and now looking at a min of 2000.00 to replace your top end cause you seized it or something stupid like that.

If you need advice I'll give it just private message me. Ill give you a straight answer, but tread lightly when your talking to all these experienced riders. Think before you ask questions. Good luck!
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