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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? :thumbup:
 

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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? :thumbup:
Just keep your head on your shoulders. Don't ride outside of where you feel comfortable. Take it easy.
 

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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? :thumbup:
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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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..

I think you could argue both sides of this issue and never come to an agreement.
MSF FTW! sounds like you got a good head on your shoulders. enjoy and post pics
 

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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 :thumbup:
 

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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:thumbup::thumbup:
 

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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.:thumbup: 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 :lol: 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.:thumbup::thumbup:
 

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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:bowdown::thumbup:
 

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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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