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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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New GsxR rider from uk

Evening all.I’m from north east England,I’m 41 years young and have just gotten into road motorcycles.ive ridden motocross for a good few years and always wanted to do this.anyways I’ll keep it short and sweet.
Was going to buy a ninja 650 until I spotted a 2013 gsxr600 red white n black 😍 very low miles,all the extras at a great price..I’ve always admired the bikes since the old srad days,but today was my day.i pick her up on Saturday. Can’t wait
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Welcome.

The Ninja 650 is a good bike but the gsxr is another level of performance. Good choice.

Do you have to go through all the graduated licensing? Can you start on the 600?

Be sure post some pictures when you pick it up.

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Any size bike..it’s called direct access over here..we do cbt. (Compulsory basic training) then hazard perception test and theory test..mod2 which is 15mins doing figure of eight and all that stuff then your mod1 same day if you want which is a 30-40min ride
Mod2 soon for me then a lesson or two and onto mod1..
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Didn’t want to post pic till Saturday but I’ve put my favourite one from the advert as my avatar
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Sounds like a lot of crap to go through to get your license...

Congrats on the new bike, and welcome to the forum...

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It’s ridiculous spyder,considering I’ve already passed my car and hgv tests years ago..same s**t,different day.
Picking the bike up tomorrow.
I’ll grab some pics then
Also took out insurance for a friend to test ride before purchase.messed up the details so we phoned to say we’ve took insurance out on the wrong model..because there system did not recognise which model it was from it’s registration number it gives two options,we chose one but it wasn’t either...phoned to correct this and they don’t amend polices so we had to take another out....unbelievable but true
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Pick the bike up today,absolutely love it,it’s got a stunning golden yellow fleck in the tank paint.
2013,5k miles now,full ark arkopovic exhaust,with original box as spare,r&g crash bung,the stubby levers that adjust,tank pad,and oxford security locks..to say I’m happy is an understatement.he did have the baffle to the exhaust removed by I just did don’t like the noise...refitted it when we got home and it sounds superb for me now. Oh and it’s got a tail tidy with small nuber plate fitted with original as spare..full Suzuki service..
Let’s get through my test and learn to ride it properly...
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Excuse my trainers....my rst boots are upstairs and I couldn’t be bothered
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Oh and itís got a tail tidy with small nuber plate fitted with original as spare..
So there is an optional small number plate/tag you can use? Most of the Euro tags, like Germany, are as big as billboards and just hideous.

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Yes,It’s tiny compared to standard,but I’ve got the original aswell
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First lesson on a cbf 600 today.absolutley loved it,so much more feel and control on the bigger bike..
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So there is an optional small number plate/tag you can use? Most of the Euro tags, like Germany, are as big as billboards and just hideous.
I think he's talking about the "fender eliminator"... Not a smaller license tag.

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Ready to ride on these two soon...
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Friends zx10r. Lovely bike and a beast. Yep fender is super small also
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Finally passed my test today....spent the day riding which has been awsome.it took 20minutes to feel at home in the sports bike position.heres to many safe miles over many safe years..I’ll do my a little mini review in 6-12 months on how it’s all gone. Stay safe
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Spent 6hours on it today and what day I’ve had,absolutely shattered but well worth it.travelled all
Over the north east,lots and lots of country winding roads,beautiful coastal routes I never noticed really...back on it tomorrow
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Another day out this bank holiday,uks North Yorkshire moors.the little 600 has lots of grunt and bags of torque.in fairness I’ve nothing really to compare it too.im really enjoying this bike.even if I am a little stiff.
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Another day out this bank holiday,uks North Yorkshire moors.the little 600 has lots of grunt and bags of torque.in fairness Iíve nothing really to compare it too.im really enjoying this bike.even if I am a little stiff.
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Welcome and congrats. Very nice bike.

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Done about 500 miles now in two weekends,she’s booked into a local Suzuki shop for its 5000mile service...I’d assume ������ And filters..??? Not sure.also I’m going to ask them to drop the suspension an inch or two so that I can touch the floor a little easier..
In such a short period of time I’m finding myself much more confident,I’m cornering much smoother than mile 1. Please do not
think that I’m saying I’m a good rider,far from it,and yes I know it will take many years before I should eve consider it..but I am improving slowly....
Damn iPhone camera is broken,I’ll
Have a new one next week so I’ll be able to bore you all to death with more pictures

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One, we never get bored with pictures.

Two, some people take to riding like a fish takes to swimming, other do not. Don't sell yourself short. We become "good" riders at our own pace. Just never ride faster than your own skill... Congrats, and be safe...

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Congrats on the new ride man...confidence builds quickly when things are going well on the bike, just be careful. I learned the hard way. If you can get to a track at some point that will surely help you improve the right way.

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I’m not massively into racing,the streets or track,however,there’s nothing quite like a gentle peel of the accelerator when safe to do so.probably get a bigger buzz when I corner smoothly,it feels like I’m right over on the bike.reality is obviously much different but who cares.in my head I’m the business ha
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when I corner smoothly,it feels like Iím right over on the bike.reality is obviously much different but who cares.in my head Iím the business ha
A corner well done is so satisfying and a thing of beauty

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Still going strong and loving every minute of it..roker sea front.food drink and watched the football..top day (safc fans) whoever cares
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Still going strong here in not so sunny England,weather in winter here is not for biking,she's locked up till the sun comes back out,so I've bought some nice new alpinestar jaws leathers..I'm a larger guys these were not easy to buy in my shape...
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Iím not massively into racing,the streets or track,however,thereís nothing quite like a gentle peel of the accelerator when safe to do so.probably get a bigger buzz when I corner smoothly,it feels like Iím right over on the bike.reality is obviously much different but who cares.in my head Iím the business ha


Have you looked into track based rider training? I did a California super bike school level 1 course a couple of years ago. Best money I ever spent on the bike. I learnt so much in one day compared to the years of street riding that preceded it.

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Ive not even considered it to be honest..isle of mann tt booked today,going over on my bike.
My new leathers do not fit I side of my rst boots.fir perfect without so looks like I need a new boot with slightly wider tops any suggestions welcome
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Well it's been nearly 1 year of riding and fortunately it's been very kind to me,lots of miles without any drama.
I still love the power you get from a bike and have zero Intentions of going any bigger,for a good few years anyway.
I have absolutely no complaints about the bike,performs well and very reliable.i did have to replace the aftermarket lever with like for like,will.vet a better standard next time though.
For anybody starting out,you've already decided o your bike regardless of what everybody tells you,but I would say you should buy decent helmet and leathers plus boots...if you buy cheap then you buy twice,just my experience.
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