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post #81 of 209 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 01:33 PM
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hello all. new to the forum. 27 years old. had an xr 80 in jr. high, had an 01 rm 125 for a couple years (about 50 hours riding time), and have about 20 hours riding experience on dad's v-star. also took the rider safety course that waves the driving test at calif. dmv. do i have enough experience to buy a 600/750?
Seems like you have all the bases covered. I would suggest that you go to a dealer and sit on one to see how it feels. Its a very aggressive riding position if you decide on a racing bike. Enjoy your 600/700.


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wow that made me tired
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Thank you for this thread.
For the past few years I've been thinking about getting one. Every year I hit Deal's Gap with my car club and find myself smiling bigger then ever when I see groups of bikers just cruising along. I feel the need for that freedom that you all seem to have. I personally don't care if the thing is ugly as sin...I care about the comfort and safety issues. I have read this whole thread and plan to lurk the rest of this forum. I now have somewhat of a direction so hopefully (long term goal) within the next few years I will be riding free and happy.
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post #84 of 209 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 09:28 PM
 
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i agree that 600cc's have a lot more power that all of us new to riding realize and that it is proably safer to learn on something smaller with less power. however, it is up to each individual on how they are going to treat the bike. im a beginning rider, however, the first piece of advise i was given was by my neighbor, and that was to always wear all of my gear and stay within MY skill level. no matter what i saw others doing. respect for the bike, and honesty with yourself on what you can do is the most important thing. ive started out with an 05 gsxr 600 and wouldnt trade the experience or the bike for anything.
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You know....I think with age comes wisdom. I bought a 600 for my first bike. I had no idea how to ride and almost wrecked it within a few miles. Luckily I made it through without ever laying it over. I bought my second bike, a brand new 750 about six months ago after riding for a few years. I love it. I also bought an MV Agusta that I never ride.

The funny thing is, I just ordered a new Ninja 250 that I will more than likely ride more than the other 3 bikes combined. At first I wanted a bike that was flashy and everyone would think I was cool. I had no idea that riding a bike would become such an integral part of my life. It is my life. New riders don't understand the true meaning of riding. Once you get to that point, it doesn't matter how fast, pretty, or anything else a bike is. Riding is about so much more. It's about the road and the feeling you get when you drag your peg the first time. It's about the first time you drag knee or do your first pathetic wheelie. It's something that gets inside of you that you'll never be able to explain to someone who has never experienced it.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I wish when I first started riding I would have understood that it has nothing to do with what you ride....it's the fact that you ride and how it changes you.

F*** I sound like Dr. Phil.

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well i read it! all of it!

So my eyes are bleeding a bit, but that was an amazing article. I am rather impressed. I am new to bikes. I've been on dirt bikes, but mostly quads. I did stupid mistakes when learning all my machines, but once i got comfortable on it and could really feel the machine and what its mood was in certain arenas, i was a great rider.

Thats what frightens me most, is getting a new bike off the floor and dumping it. Im not going to say it wont happen because im responsible or yada yada. i spoke at length today with Dave Hirota, who happens to be a circuit racer and a salesman. He didn't bullshit me, but he didn't dissuade me either. He thinks a 600 is a good bike to learn on, but also told me he races it and its no bullshit.

Are motorcycle courses good learning tools? being in the military we have to take them to ride on post, its an order so its non-negotiable.

Id like to see a good counter argument to this posting. i always like having multiple sides to an issue before i make a decision.

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i agree with all of the points made. i have to admit that i used some of those arguments when campaigning with my rents to get a bike. my pops offered to buy me a 2006 honda rebel as opposed to me financing my own first bike. i really wanted a ninja 250 or a sv but he said eh didn't like those. sorry, i rode the rebel in the msf and it was not very comfortable. not that it didnt look cool. i didnt consider looks at all. i did use the "i dont want a 4 month turnaround" argument which has so far proven to be a good call on my part i think. it all depends on how responsible and aware you are. here it is.

i got a 600 for my first bike. yes thats right. i will admit it was probably a bad call. now unlie most of the other people who have admitted this because of accidents, i have not wrecked. i still think that sport bikes are just wayy too much for the street. i get scared every time i get on it. i'm slowly becoming more comfortable in corners. i don't know how that learning curve would be on a smaller bike, cuz i think a lot of it has to do with riding in general, not the bike. its not that i'm cornering faster, just leaning (not like a car).

how i feel is that sportbikes are for the track. why do you need a motorcycle where in everyday driving you never really need to get out of 2nd or 3rd gear. these bikes are capable of going well over 65 in 2nd or 3rd. now i know that may not be the quietest riding or safest (at those rpms, throttle is much less forgiving) but you know what i mean. they are meant to be in the power band and to brake hard and lean all the way over. really not used on public streets. yes, i know there are corners where some of you drag knee on a regular basis. but its only because you have ridden those roads and know they don't have a pothole right in the middle of the turn. otherwise, compeletely unnecessary to ride like that.

its funny because i bet a lot of people are commenting on this without reading it or undedrstanding it. people are still saying "i'm the best rider there is" "i started on one and i'm fine" "can i start with a 1000 if i'm careful?" haha reading comprehension much? how many of those people have read keith codes: "a twist of the wrist" riding is a lifestyle and a faith... respect it don't abuse it.
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yes i speak from experience in saying that the msf helps 100%. i had no riding experiene before the course and i feel a lot more comfortable. hey guess what? theres a reason the bikes they provide for you in the beginner msf are rebels, nighthawks, ninja 250's, etc.. its all you (safely) need.. lol
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So my eyes are bleeding a bit, but that was an amazing article. I am rather impressed. I am new to bikes. I've been on dirt bikes, but mostly quads. I did stupid mistakes when learning all my machines, but once i got comfortable on it and could really feel the machine and what its mood was in certain arenas, i was a great rider.

Thats what frightens me most, is getting a new bike off the floor and dumping it. Im not going to say it wont happen because im responsible or yada yada. i spoke at length today with Dave Hirota, who happens to be a circuit racer and a salesman. He didn't bullshit me, but he didn't dissuade me either. He thinks a 600 is a good bike to learn on, but also told me he races it and its no bullshit.

Are motorcycle courses good learning tools? being in the military we have to take them to ride on post, its an order so its non-negotiable.

Id like to see a good counter argument to this posting. i always like having multiple sides to an issue before i make a decision.
Pick up an old twin (Suzuki GS500 or Ninja 500) for around $1500. Those bikes are very friendly to learn on and can still cruise at 70-80mph easily. If it falls over on you once or twice, you probably won't care and it probably won't cause much damage. Learn on something slower and then get a 600. You're skills will progress more quickly that way.

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Its going to be my first bike so i dont want it to be the slowest nore the fastest,so i want the gsxr-750.Is that wise?
read the beginning. slowest or fastest? how much do you know about bikes? ever looked at performance data? 600, 750, 1000. those are not differences in HP lol

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Am i crazy?

So, I took the msf coarse and I've been looking to buy a bike for about a year cause I've been broke and what not. I really wanted to start with the gsxr but i realize that is not going to be a start choice. So I've been considering the cbr 600F4I is that still a bad idea? I've been told its pretty forgiving and comfortable for a first time rider. I have allot of experience on two wheels also, with downhill mountain biking and road biking so i have some knowledge about things with two wheels and how cars divers act around non-cars divers. Also what is a good insurance company does anyone know? Thanks for all the information and help!
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https://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=54785

And riding in groups tends to cause to new riders to ride outside of their abilities.

http://www.google.com/cse?cx=0085186...bike&sa=Search

I also recommend looking at crash photos, to keep you in check. Personally, I would probably ride a lot more aggressively, if I didn't look at crash posts. Many young riders tend ride like they are unable to die. I've observed people do 80 mph plus handstands with their face facing the rear of the bike, 100 mph wheelies in the city, crazy stuff. Then we don't see why they are passing crazy laws against us. Ride smart.

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great thread!

A couple things I wanted to add:

Nothing against dirt bikers, but I had a buddy with ten years of experience who asked to ride my bike (at the time it was a '99 GSX-R 600) He went over the clutch, weight of the bike, etc. I went over the basics and he took off nice and slow. Within about 1 min. he crashed right into a wall and almost completely wrecked the bike. I asked him what happened and he said it was just way different and way too fast. I say this because although bike experience is great-its different from some people moving over to the street side. Classes are VERY important. Good luck all you new riders. Take a class, start out on a small CC bike (I recommend a 600 or lower-preferably a 225/300), and ask your buddies for some help with the basics.
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A great read!! I recently bought a 05 gsxr600 off a friend who bought it new and only put 268 miles on it. I agree to a point that 600 is a bit much for beginners however my first bike was a 93 cbr600. I started hanging around guys with bikes and I got bit with the bug. I lived in Florida at the time and as some may know, Florida is very flat state with a lot of open roads. I have to admit that the bike itself was very intimidating at first however I rode with guys that for the most part were responsible riders. I learned a lot from them and fortunately never laid it down. After putting 13000 miles on it in two years and moving to Cincinnati, I sold it. 14 yrs later and 36 years old, I have come back to riding and find that the 600 class is a great class. I see more Hayabusa's on the streets than anything else and I think.....when are you ever gonna need/use that much power, especially in the city? These bikes are for "look how big my d**k is compared to yours." What a waste. I enjoy riding and not showboating. Isn't that whats its all about?
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i'm just getting into riding, thanks for all the info
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Interesting Article

I just joined this forum a short while ago as I bought another TOY, GSX R750.
But some very valid points about newbs and 600cc sport bikes.
I have been riding for 45+ years and not ready to stop anytime soon and I love my sport bikes although I also have a 1250 Bandit.
My too boys were started in the dirt at age 5 and have always ridden the dirt. This year they moved to the street bikes.
My youngest who has a spastic right wrist wanted a GSX R600 as his first street bike, I bought both new SV 650's and neither are complaining.
Reason being? The didn't need the 600 to learn well on the street. Mind you they do complain when they ride with me but only on the straights, in the twisties, the little SV's do just fine.
In 2 years, when they have learned the lessons that we all must learn, they will make their own choice as to the bike they want.
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Woot. Well put. Just what every beginner needs. Start off easy kids. You want to ride, not end up in a hospital bed or worse.

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Yay,

Thanks vets for the sound advice!
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Not bragging, bad mouthing anyone or anything similar, just my .02 cents here

I am new to the forums and bikes. I did alot of research on the ninja 250r. I was determined to buy it and ride it all the time. I went to the local Cycle World in Cherry Hill and the guys told me I should start on a 600 because of how I would be so uncomfortable on the 250. I went back while in the process of selling my truck and sat down on the gsx650f and I wanted it but not for 7grand. I sold my truck a week or so later. The whole time I was looking for a bike, I would watch videos over and over again about learning to ride, clutching, accelerating and whatnot. Long story short, its not about what you want its what you can handle and what your comfortable with. I sold my truck and bought an 01 gsxr 1000 as my first bike about a month ago. 1month and 800 miles later and still just my permit, I tell you its not bad to start on a 600. 1000 has a lot of power and you need RESPECT and RESPONIBILITY to ride a bike. I was never on a bike before and the only thing with two wheels I rode was a regular bike. I have not crashed, layed down or come close to it. If you can keep your head clear and not worry about what other people think, your fine. Dont try to catch other bikes if they blow past you. Its all about the throttle control and respect for the power of the machine that your on. With that being said, I think 600 is sutiable for anyone to start on if your wise and understand what the bike is capable of. I have not taken a msf course since I dont have the money for it right now and they told me its booked up so I go for my license test nov 6. If you can before you get on a bike or even look at any, I recommend taking a safety course.
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How many times have we seen newbs post similiar to yours then shortly later post in the crash section?

Hope u didn't just jinx yourself.
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How many times have we seen newbs post similiar to yours then shortly later post in the crash section?

Hope u didn't just jinx yourself.
iwasnt trying to be cocky or anything, i just think each person is different and if you know your own limits and understand 150% what the bike can do, you should be fine if you ride with alertness and responsibility and try not to show off, i hope i didnt junx myself either
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you had a good idea thinking about buying a 250. I suggest you get into an MSF course as soon as you get the money. Smartest thing you could do.

That also proves that dealers just want your $ and don't care about what you want or your safety. Pricks...
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First Bike on the way...

Next week I will be purchasing my first bike. 2003 GSXR 1000. Im paying 5,000 for it. Is that a good deal. 3,850 miles. Yoshi exhaust,and PC.I have wanted a bike ever since i can remember. Dreaming of riding wheelies down the street. But the only wheelie ive done is on a bicycle the last 28 years. Ive had a couple of dirtbikes, and riden streetbikes a handful of times but never my own. Im on top off the world right now but now that im getting one am kinda nervous. Ive been reading about first bikes on this forum, Ive toned down alot over the years, but will this fade when i get on that bike. What do ya think?
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Next week I will be purchasing my first bike. 2003 GSXR 1000. Im paying 5,000 for it. Is that a good deal. 3,850 miles. Yoshi exhaust,and PC.I have wanted a bike ever since i can remember. Dreaming of riding wheelies down the street. But the only wheelie ive done is on a bicycle the last 28 years. Ive had a couple of dirtbikes, and riden streetbikes a handful of times but never my own. Im on top off the world right now but now that im getting one am kinda nervous. Ive been reading about first bikes on this forum, Ive toned down alot over the years, but will this fade when i get on that bike. What do ya think?
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Next week I will be purchasing my first bike. 2003 GSXR 1000. Im paying 5,000 for it. Is that a good deal. 3,850 miles. Yoshi exhaust,and PC.I have wanted a bike ever since i can remember. Dreaming of riding wheelies down the street. But the only wheelie ive done is on a bicycle the last 28 years. Ive had a couple of dirtbikes, and riden streetbikes a handful of times but never my own. Im on top off the world right now but now that im getting one am kinda nervous. Ive been reading about first bikes on this forum, Ive toned down alot over the years, but will this fade when i get on that bike. What do ya think?
have alot of throttle control, if you panic dont slam the accel down and always remeber that there is a cut off switch or you can pull in the clutch, never go fast on any road you arent 110% familiar with
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...and enroll in the next MSF course you can get into
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Best starter bike ever was my 1992 CBR600 F2. You could throw that bike any which way you wanted. Older 600's are nothing compared to the newer ones.

I agree a 600 sportbike is quite a bit to handle for a newbie. My brother had a V30 and my buddy had a 89 600F1 that I drove around back in the early 90's. The CBR was amazing to learn on, b4 that I always had dirt bikes and crap like that to learn some skilz on. I just bought a 2000 GSXR 600 I guess it would be classified as my first bike, but not really.
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Well I bought my first street bike late this year, I have had dirt bikes when I was younger along with a little Harley my step dad gave me. It has been along time since riding a motorcylce but I did go and take the MSF course to get reaquanited with a bike. I wanted to see if I would like it before I dropped some $ on a new/used bike. Well I bought a 06 600 and have been riding as much as I can.

Reading some of the posts and having this bike I can see where some of you are coming from. I started out riding around the block and going further etc. until I started getting more comfortable. Also riding with some exp riders and trying to pick up on some tips.. I never try to ride outside my means and if my friends get ahead of me, Hell they will wait or I will catch up eventually.

I think you could argue both sides of this issue and never come to an agreement.
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ya its a tough subject and ppl do have strong opinions about it. as long as the rider doesn't buy a bike for the wrong reason or take it for granted, they aren't a squid and can proceed to appreciate riding for what it is.

people do stupid things. these bikes are serious and its almost impossible to convince the right people. i'm just tired of hearing about new riders killing themselves at 100+ on the highway. when a guy hits a deer on a bike and dies, its one thing. but i can't stand when people judge me because of some squid they read about in the obit the day before..

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MAN I WISH I WOULD HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE I BOUGHT MY BIKE. i BOUGHT A 2001 GSXR 600 THIS IS MY FIRST STREET BIKE I HAVE ALWAYS RODE qUADS AND DROVE OFF ROAD JEEPS GOOD ADVICE
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Hi gixxer taz,
I really like look of your bike..
Its amazing....
I have to ask you one question...
what is the average of your bike per liter?
thank you!!!
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Hi gixxer taz,
I really like look of your bike..
Its amazing....
I have to ask you one question...
what is the average of your bike per liter?
thank you!!!
Your question is confusing.
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I just bought my first bike which was a K8 GSXR 750, only prior experience was my buddies 05 GSXR 750 that i rode a few times. I think as long as you know what your limits are you will be fine. My buddies used to bust my balls at first about getting my chicken line lower, but I just told them that it will get there in due time.

I'm sure everyone on this site can agree with this statement,
" There are two types of riders out there, those that have been down, and those that are going down."

And Yes I have layed it down once in a parking lot, injury free but for going 20 Mph costly on the wallet. I had about 3000 miles on it before it happened it was just a live and learn experience.
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although this is a good and LONG thread...I bought my first bike last summer and it is a 96 GSXR SRAD 750. I have been on a bike once in a parking lot before that. People thought I was nuts for getting such a big bike...thats all I heard...and "your gonna kill yourself" blah blah blah...which pissed me off cuz no rider wants to hear that and mess up their frame of mind...but I knew I would be fine! I grew up on snowmobiles and 4-wheelers though...not dirt bikes. I have never come close to wrecking on my bike. Some people are idiots, and test there limits wayyyyy too early...esp stunters...i see no point in this because from what Ive seen its just a way to destroy your bike and hurt yourself...and both cost $...if you have never had power between your legs and know how to use your body and weight when riding...then yes get a 250 or 500. The thing that hurts people is OTHER DRIVERS on the road...and the moment you are no longer afraid of your bike...you shouldnt ride anymore
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although this is a good and LONG thread...I bought my first bike last summer and it is a 96 GSXR SRAD 750. I have been on a bike once in a parking lot before that. People thought I was nuts for getting such a big bike...thats all I heard...and "your gonna kill yourself" blah blah blah...which pissed me off cuz no rider wants to hear that and mess up their frame of mind...but I knew I would be fine! I grew up on snowmobiles and 4-wheelers though...not dirt bikes. I have never come close to wrecking on my bike. Some people are idiots, and test there limits wayyyyy too early...esp stunters...i see no point in this because from what Ive seen its just a way to destroy your bike and hurt yourself...and both cost $...if you have never had power between your legs and know how to use your body and weight when riding...then yes get a 250 or 500. The thing that hurts people is OTHER DRIVERS on the road...and the moment you are no longer afraid of your bike...you shouldnt ride anymore
i agree with almost everything said here i have rode dirt bikes my whole life starting with a 50 honda then 125 250 enduro then got balls and rode my dads 1100 cb custom so when i was looking for a bike i thought since i had experiance on such a big bike i wouldnt be so intimmedaited on a 600 gsxr how wrong i was the feeling of acceleration is in its own class its nothing like what i thought it would be, honestly it scared me for about 2 weeks then i got used to rolling the throttle and knowing that its not a on off switch, there are so many factors in this arguement that i believe there will never be a end of this disscussion, RESPECT #1 AND KNOWLEDGE THAT AS FAST AS IT CAN ACCEL IT CAN ALSO BITE YOUR HARD i look at crash photos once a week or when i think im getting cocky it really puts things into perspective of what can happen in a split second, i cant say not to get a 600 and i wont say not to i will say life is great and always remember it can get taken away faster then any bike can accel, oh yeah i love my gsxr 600 srad i wouldnt trade it for anything. thanks for the post i hope people read the whole thing
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post #117 of 209 (permalink) Old 05-10-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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I bought my first bike yesterday. I rode it home and it has been sitting in the back yard. 2 years ago I dropped my friends Seca II 600 at about 30 mph because I got scared making a turn on a dirty road (there was some construction and dirt pebbles on the road), so being afraid to lean into the corner I tried to stay as upright as possible, but the curb dividing traffic kinda got in my way and while going about 30 mph I fell off, body surfing on my hands and tailbone for about 25-30 feet.

For one year it hurt to sit down for very long and I swore off bikes, because I have more respect for them than I had skill in riding them. Now please note the Seca II needed a tune or something, because it was gutless and lagged in responsiveness, but I still managed to get into trouble. Now my wife suggested that I get a bike to save fuel on my diesel truck for the spring-fall season as much as possilble (anticipated fuel savings could be $140/month).

So what did I get. A bike a have a fearful respect for, but something I can definately grown into? How about a 2000 GSX-R750 with a power commander and larger thottlebodies... Someone please tell me that my respectful fear will keep me alive, because the bike is way more than I anticipated. After reading the entire first page of this thread, I believe that my respect is definately healthy and I hope it keeps me safe. I am NOT dumb enough to ignore the advice of those people with experience that fastly surpasses my first day of motorcycle ownership, so please share anything that might help me stay UNharmed, UNinjured and UNdead.
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I bought my first bike yesterday. I rode it home and it has been sitting in the back yard. 2 years ago I dropped my friends Seca II 600 at about 30 mph because I got scared making a turn on a dirty road (there was some construction and dirt pebbles on the road), so being afraid to lean into the corner I tried to stay as upright as possible, but the curb dividing traffic kinda got in my way and while going about 30 mph I fell off, body surfing on my hands and tailbone for about 25-30 feet.

For one year it hurt to sit down for very long and I swore off bikes, because I have more respect for them than I had skill in riding them. Now please note the Seca II needed a tune or something, because it was gutless and lagged in responsiveness, but I still managed to get into trouble. Now my wife suggested that I get a bike to save fuel on my diesel truck for the spring-fall season as much as possilble (anticipated fuel savings could be $140/month).

So what did I get. A bike a have a fearful respect for, but something I can definately grown into? How about a 2000 GSX-R750 with a power commander and larger thottlebodies... Someone please tell me that my respectful fear will keep me alive, because the bike is way more than I anticipated. After reading the entire first page of this thread, I believe that my respect is definately healthy and I hope it keeps me safe. I am NOT dumb enough to ignore the advice of those people with experience that fastly surpasses my first day of motorcycle ownership, so please share anything that might help me stay UNharmed, UNinjured and UNdead.
welcome first of all. on joing gsxr .com and not gixxer.com, my only thing is take it slow do not worry about how fast other people are riding or stuff they are doing that will all come in time and to be honest its allot more rewarding to controll your bike precisly then to hammer on and off and dip through a corner at 100 mph plus wildly please search this site for something called (the pace)
ITS THE SAFEST FUNNIEST WAY TO RIDE i learned about it a week ago and applied it and i love my bike even more now then i did theres no reason to go a million miles and hour on the street if that what you like to do then take it to the track ( much safer) but if you really love the sport then read the pace youll enjoy riding much more, the only thing it doesnt say is some stuff about just watching your ass, ill give ya a couple pointers always have a vision in your head of everything way in front around you and behind you, never change lanes without lokking over your shoulder, watch people at lghts pick there nose but watch there eyes or to the direction of where they are looking, kept your bike reving high in deer or animal populated areas. be safe and enjoy the closest thing you will prolly ever drive close to a f1 formula car. hope my rambling help but, seriously search this sit for the pace its an awsome read.
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i was told to get a 1000 but i thought it was too big for a new rider i got me an 08 750 i like it i dont need nothing too big i think i made the right choice



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I agree with that 100%, a experianced dirt biker can jump strait up to a 600 no prob. But someone that has never been on a bike before should be really carefull, i was one of those people. I almost baught a 500 and there was times that i thought wow if i had less power i probably would not of almost rear ended that car, but a season later i thought wow i need a faster bike.
I think it is all about the rider anyone can start with a 600 or whatever it just takes more responsibilty. Am 17 i ride a 2007 gsxr 750, which i learned how to ride on youtube then tried it in front of my house(had the bike first of course). And in about a week i made an appointment to get my endorsement. Before all this though i have experienced riding in the back of a 1000. And so far i have had my bike for 2 months no problem.

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