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First of all, Hello to all and Im new here and glad to be here. Im a newbie on 2 wheels looking for some advice from the experienced riders and seasoned vets:arsenal Ive been reading through a lot of these threads some encouraging and a lot of discouraging advice. I just purchased my first bike which is a gsxr750 and yes Im very proud. :twofinger:yumyum: As a new rider, I know the first and last rule of thumb....Use that head on your shoulders when riding and respect the machine. :bowdown: :thumbup: Im just looking for simple down to earth advice to make my start a little smooth, riding the freeways and handling curves, etc. I bought the 750 to grow into not to master and throw away
 

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that's sweet I just got mine 3 weeks ago k9 750 the best ride ever .. yup you got to respect ur ride and treat it like a lady .....good luck
 

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Welcome to the family. Advice - Take a MSF course first. Then take another one if they did not let you use your bike the first time. You WILL NOT learn how to take a curve by reading about it. Sure you can read about techniques, but you learn by riding. Go to a track if you can, if not find some experienced riders you trust and find an empty parking lot or back road with no traffic. Just practice doing figure eights and leaning the bike over. The braking power on these bikes can scare you as much as the speed can. Learn the limits before you have to use them because some idiot pulled out in front of you. Protect yourself and your bike. Get the right gear, dirt bike gloves are for dirt bikes, not street bikes. You will dump your bike, get some frame protectors or a stunt cage. Its much cheaper to replace a scratched frame slider than one side of your fairing. Also, have fun and congrats. Now let's see some pics.
 

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Thanks for that advice, Ive already taken the MSF course and yes it has been crossing my mind to take the advance course with the bike. I do know some experienced riders, but my main concern is to get to know the bike and get use to it. All what you mentioned I do plan to do; the first bike I rode was a Katana 600 and thats why I chose the gsxr750 to grow into. Again, thank you much for that down to earth honest advice.
 

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Sounds like you have the right attitude about riding, but don't forget the most important thing about riding motorcycles is having FUN!



... and i guess.. safety is important.. sorta.
 

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Welcome

Welcome.. Enjoy the ride.

I second the empty parking lot. Best thing my father made me do was to practice all the shit before you "have" to do it.:thumbup:

And be sure to wear your gear All The Time.
 

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Do MSF
Do the intro to tracks... cuz u must learn how to take curves, twists, etc.

Trust me you dont want to ride without those credentials. It could cost you $13k and a life (yours and/or someone elses)
I learned it the hard way.
 

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welcome..

little more advice for ya.. i seem to notice alot of newer riders making a "squid" move by trying to play catch up..to me that is where shit can go wrong fast.. dont concentrate on catching up to the guy in front of you..thats what red lights are for..ride to your limit not to your friends..let me think too i had a couple more haha..oh yea it seems like common sense but give the cagers in front of you plenty of room.. they may drive responsibly but as soon as you look away they will prob do something stupid so give yourself plenty of time to react..also if your too close to the cars you cant see whats in the road..rocks/ sticks can sneak up on you from under the cars when you least expect it.. other than that man the only other thing is dress for the crash not the ride.. road rash is a b!tch..you never know when something could happen

have fun be safe
 

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welcome..

little more advice for ya.. i seem to notice alot of newer riders making a "squid" move by trying to play catch up..to me that is where shit can go wrong fast.. dont concentrate on catching up to the guy in front of you..thats what red lights are for..ride to your limit not to your friends..let me think too i had a couple more haha..oh yea it seems like common sense but give the cagers in front of you plenty of room.. they may drive responsibly but as soon as you look away they will prob do something stupid so give yourself plenty of time to react..also if your too close to the cars you cant see whats in the road..rocks/ sticks can sneak up on you from under the cars when you least expect it.. other than that man the only other thing is dress for the crash not the ride.. road rash is a b!tch..you never know when something could happen

have fun be safe
great post right there :thumbup:
 

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Welcome to the family!! I have been riding for 30+ years, got my first dirt bike at 8 after the mini bikes of course. Advice is all good as long as you take it all in. You have to leave room for that suprise thing in the road like was said earlier, anything from part of a semi tire which you see all the time to a dead animal, these can all take you down when least expected. One thing I have learned over the years that I tell anyone who starts riding, if you see a car pulling out of a side street, parking lot, driveway, etc... don't watch the driver, you can make eye contact and they will still pull out in front of you. Something I have done for years and to each his own, it has helped me, I watch the wheels on the car, if the wheels start to move I am slowing down, some people will see you and think they can pull out and you will have time to slow down and this isn't always the case. Like I said, this is just something I do that I have found to works pretty good, it has saved me a few times. The other thing is when riding on multi lane highways make sure you are close to the line on drivers side of cars going the same direction as you. If your in the far left lane of a 3 lane highway then I think you need to be closer to the line seperating you and the middle lane. That way if a car in the middle lanes wants to switch lanes real quick they glance in their mirror and boom... there you are. If your out in the middle or outside part of the lane they may take a quick look in the mirror and not see anything and come right over on you. I know this was a drawn out post but just trying to help. Just take your time, go ride some back roads with less traffic and learn the bike. You can learn a lot from the bike at 40mph so just go ride it and keep your eyes open and be alert of the other drivers. Good Luck!! Take care and be safe!!!
 

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MSF, Advanced MSF, Track and ride, ride, ride as much as you can every time you can.
The more you ride the more you'll learn the machine, the more you'll understand it, the better you'll get, the more fun you'll have.

Above all RESPECT IT or it will let you know if you don't real fast!

Congrats and Welcome!
 
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