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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-21-2002, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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How long before you get good?

Hello, everybody! This is my first post on this site. I don't have a bike yet, but I'm going to get a suzuki gs500e, very soon( I have never ridden a bike, but have wanted one for years, looks fun a hell). I have a question for some of you more experienced riders. Did you guys see Clays929 video he made? How many miles would you have to log before riding a bike as good as those guys. If you didn't see the video, how many miles before your comfortable with a bike and able to speed through corners. Thanks for any answers, they will be appreciated.
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Wow! What a can of worms you've just opened! First of all, welcome. Always glad to see another Baystater on board. An answer to your question could go on for pages, but in a nutshell, I think this is what people will say: make sure good gear and an MFS course are in your budget. These will give you the tools to improve your riding. As for the pace of your development, it will all depend on how serious you are and how many miles you can get in.

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Hey Dog, First of all welcome to Sportbike World. I'm not dragging a knee or grinding my pegs yet, but the most important things I have learned here on this site is it takes only 2 things to get to that level, patience and saddle time. If you are not patient you will ride over your head, dump your bike and possibly never ride again. And you can't expect to get good unless you are out riding getting comfortable with your bike and building your confidence. I learn something new every time I ride (About myself and my bike). The key thing is patience though. It is so easy to do something stupid and ruin your whole ride. Just my $.02

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Where is that video I haven't seen it?

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Some good points above.

GIX is so right, for each time you ride the bike the more you learn. Not necessarily how-- & I quote your words of "--to speed through corners.---" but little things & so many "little things" can mean learning how to stay upright to actually how to almost read the minds of cage driver & so possibly not be hit by one. There are a maze of things you will learn while simply riding sensibly, such as how to brake properly, approach a coner in the correct manner, & it is simply endless. So enjoy the sport/hobby.

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Question I have a question for you....

How long is a string......???








Ride till ya find out.....

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A string is as long or short as you want it. Get out some scissors and a measuring tape.
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A string is as long or short as you want it. Get out some scissors and a measuring tape.
Yes, Grasshopper, you are right........It is as long as it is....

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Are talkin technical motorcycles terms that are floatin over my head?
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Re: I have a question for you....

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How long is a string......???

whoooooa, duuuuuuuuuuuuude!

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Are talkin technical motorcycles terms that are floatin over my head?
Yes. Read "personal motorcycle skills" into the answer to Cam's string question.

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